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School Games event supports young people to ‘Believe, Move, Achieve’

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Young people from schools in Amber Valley, Erewash and South Derbyshire took part in a Derbyshire School Games event which aimed to boost physical literacy.

Held at Shipley Country Park in Heanor, ‘Believe, Move, Achieve’ was held on Wednesday 19 July, and saw pupils from years 3 and 4 take part in a range of activities such as archery, trampolining, circus skills, dance, and a huge inflatable obstacle course.

The event aimed to boost the young people’s motivation, confidence and competence in being physically active, as well as helping them to increase their communication skills and make new friends.

Former Great Britain Paralympic Footballer Jack Rutter opened the event with an inspirational speech, and also supported and encouraged the young people throughout the day.

He said: “It was so good to see young people growing in confidence throughout the day and enjoying being active.”

At the end of the day many of the young people said that their confidence, ability to talk to new people and their ability to make friends had all increased.