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Year 8 Westgate 6 'Competition' Entry Day

On Tuesday 2nd May all Year 8 students participated in a tournament of adapted rounders. 

In Years 7 and 8, students have a bespoke curriculum called ‘Westgate 6’. This involves focusing on a ‘Big idea’ each half term which supports the development of each student to be equipped for life.  The curriculum aims to make every student an effective communicator, resilient learner, adaptable leader, analytical thinker, creative initiator and independent organiser. In year 8, students have one lesson a week in learning sets with a learning leader to specifically focus on these skills and on Tuesday 2nd May all Year 8 students participated in a tournament of adapted rounders. The aim of the entry day was to encourage all students to actively be involved in competition and to experience the hard work, effective communication and leadership skills that are needed for a team to be successful. The students took part in a series of games, resulting in 2 teams being in the final. The two teams were from Mrs Coopers learning set and Mr Merrimans with Mrs Coopers team winning. The winning team can be seen below. Callum Withers in Year 8 said “I had such a good entry day. It was fun and everyone worked well as a team. I learnt the skills required to be successful in competition and I am looking forward to experiencing more competition from now until July!”.

Miss O’Neill would like to say a big thank you to the PE department for all of their help and support with such an excellent entry day.