As you may be aware, the Commonwealth Games is coming to England and Birmingham this summer.
The Commonwealth Games are held by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). It is the third largest international sporting event after the Olympics. Just like the Olympics, a different country is selected to host the Games every four years and hundreds of athletes from all over the world attend to compete.
The events of The Commonwealth Games are very similar to those of the Olympics, along with a few extra sports, such as lawn bowls and netball.
Inspired by the Commonwealth Games, the children of KS2 have been taking part in their own year group Commonwealth Games competition each week at lunchtime.
The children in each year group have been split 4 teams called the Home Nations:
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
They will compete each week in these teams in 5 different Commonwealth sports over the 5 weeks.
Week 1 Track and Field (Javelin, Shot Put, Long Jump)
Week 2 Lawn Bowls
Week 3 Cricket
Week 4 Netball
Week 5 Hockey
The children have really enjoyed competing and also experiencing some new sports. Well done the some of our Year 6 Sport Leaders (some pictured below) who have helped to run the competition too!