What were the pupils challenged to do at the
Allerdale Multi Skill Academy?
Social – Respect for everyone and everything (other athletes, coaches and facilities)
Cognitive – Ensuring they didn’t rush into an activity. Thinking time given to consider
what they were being asked to do.
Creative – Encouraged to use trial
and error in every session, it’s fine
to fail it helps us improve.
–Sleep for 8 – 10 hours
–Stay hydrated at all times
8-10 glasses of water a day
–Fuel their engine, using the food
for the week.
– Challenge themselves to their full ability in every task, especially tasks that were
–Provided free time to practice skills they had found tough.
–Encouraged to work on their flexibility every morning and evening for 10 mins to
For the four days, the children were split into four different age groups and rotated in
those groups around different sport sessions. The children were tasked with developing
their tennis, rugby, gymnastic and athletics (physical development) skills as well as
taking part in a health workshop where the children gained an understanding of food
groups and the importance of a healthy balanced diet.
During each sport session the children were tasked with a variety of activities and games
to improve their sport skills. Whilst the children participated they were assessed (by
themselves and by the coaches) on the “Whole Child” principles.
Gymnastics: Creative ability
Tennis: Cognitive ability
Rugby: Social ability
Health workshop: Personal ability
We feel it’s vital that we work on developing the “Whole Child” and not just their physical
ability. This is so the children can learn what is required and what they need to work on
in order to be an all round sports person