COACH (Centre of Outdoor Activity Community Hub)

At the beginning of the year the year 6 children went on a school trip the COACH in Taunton. They had an amazing day taking part in a range of activities all focusing on team work, communication and problem solving. It was fantastic to see all the children engaging in everything that was on offer and several children stepping out of their comfort zone – even Mrs Bank got involved in the paddle boarding!!!

The World’s Tallest Basketball Player and Britain’s Tallest Man!

Paul Sturgess, otherwise known as The World's Tallest Basketball, Britain Tallest Man and ex Harlem Globetrotter came to visit and provide some amazing enrichment for the school. Paul has also acted in Doctor Who and has recently finished filming for Avatar 2 and the new Lord of the Rings series. His assembly was electric and was an inspiration to the children. After, Paul delivered a day of fun basketball workshops to the staff and children of Fair Furlong. It was fantastic to see the excitement buzzing throughout the school from every member involved.

Sports Days 2022

In term 6 we had our first whole school sports day since the pandemic. We had a fantastic week of fun filled competitions across the whole school and were also blessed with fantastic weather. The children did an amazing job in participating in all of the events. We additionally added a new sport to our events with Frisbee golf.

It was also fantastic to have parents back on site and it was amazing to have the whole school community involved – we would like to thank all the parent, staff and most importantly the children for making these events such a success.

Finally, well done to Red Team who took first place!

1st Place Red Team

1141 points

2nd Place Green Team

1134 points

3rd Place Yellow Team

1085 points

4th Place Blue Team

1082 points

 

BCFC Tour

As part of our work with the Bristol Robins Foundation our children had the opportunity to go on a tour of the Ashton Gate Stadium. The children had full access to the VIP lounge and boxes, members facility, changing rooms and were even able to go pitch side in the dug outs. As well this, the children took part in a series of team building games in the stadium and also participated in a workshop to promote equality in sport for all: making a focus on the Premier League Rainbow Laces campaign which encourages people to speak up and support the LGBTQ+ community. Our children had a fantastic mindset to this topic and showed such maturity in the lessons learnt.

GB Athlete – Robert Mitchell – High Jump

Our children were lucky enough to be visited by a GB athlete. Robert Mitchell, who competes in high jump, came in to talk to the children about his journey to being a professional athlete and how he overcame his challenges to achieve his dream. The children took part in some high intensity fitness activities and it was great to see everyone outside having fun and showing such a positive mindset to exercise!

Sports Day Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3 

Commonwealth Games Enrichment

To finish off the sports events for our healthy and safe week the children took part in a Commonwealth Games training event. In the activities all the classes did a carousel around a range of exercises including boxing, swimming, cycling and handball that showed them a small part of how the athletes prepare for their events. It was a brilliant way to end the week with Progressive Sports, who delivered the session, saying Fair Furlong was one of the best schools they have delivered in, with enthusiasm through the roof!

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