On Friday night, 35 of the most talented Key Stage 3 pupils braved the wind and rain to develop their Speed Agility and Quickness skills with the aim of helping to develop their understanding of how these skills affect sporting performance. These Gifted and Talented pupils were also taken through a range of fitness tests designed to identify their strengths and areas of development in their fitness. Pupils will be retested at the end of the year to see whether their fitness has improved through the regular training that they do in their own time through extra curricular and community clubs.
The attitude and work rate of the pupils in harsh weather conditions was exemplary – students were a clear testament to the school and the Gifted and Talented programme. The next workshop will take place after Christmas and will have a different focus.