Amherst staff are planning what PE equipment they are going to buy with the £250 the school won thanks to Year 3 pupil Maelie taking part in the Guernsey Sports Commission’s Weekly Challenge during lockdown.
The Sport and PE Development team at the Commission developed the Weekly Challenge to encourage children and young people to stay active during lockdown. The development officers published a series of fun videos, with the appeal of appearing on the leader board and the chance of winning sports equipment for their school, encouraging hundreds of children to join in.
The draw took place as the island moved into Phase 4 and schools reopened with Maelie’s name being picked from the hat.
‘I was really happy and so excited that I had won the money for my school!,’ said eight-year-old Maelie.
‘I’m quite sporty so I really enjoy the challenges, I did all of them! They were fun and kept me active.
‘My favourite challenge was the speed bounce over the toilet paper,’ she said.
‘To keep fit I do gymnastics and all types of dancing, I would also like to do some athletics.’
‘I am so delighted that Maelie has won the Sports Commission’s weekly challenge,’ said Tracey Moore, Amherst Headteacher. ‘We are hoping to use the money to buy playground equipment that will ensure all our children keep healthy and active during playtimes.’
The Sports Commission team are all now back in schools and promoting the next challenge – a Virtual Sports Day in partnership with Guernsey Athletics. Watch our introduction video