On Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June Sport Aston welcomed 240 local primary school children for the 5th annual ‘Aston Olympians’ event.
82 Staff and students volunteered over the two day period to give the children a fantastic sports day here at Aston University. They participated by being team supervisors – looking after a team of six children for the day - and by helping to run the events as activity assistants.
The children aged between 9-10 years old competed in five events: an obstacle course, football, benchball, team skills and a gym challenge.
The event is a joint collaboration between Sport Aston and the Titan Partnership, with valuable support from Schools & Colleges Liaison and LTC vending. Sport Aston were also supported by 20 year 10 pupils from Aston Manor High School who helped to run the activities as part of a Sports leadership course they are undertaking.
The children had a brilliant time and could be heard laughing, cheering and chanting for the whole two days. There were some impressive skills, team work and encouragement on show too.
Just one of the many positive comments from the children who participated was: “Thank you so much, this has been the best day of my life. I want to come back tomorrow and do it all again and will definitely come to Aston University when I am old enough.”
Sport Aston's Simon Foster said: "Our staff and students did Aston University proud and really did give the children a day they will remember for a long time. A massive thank you to everyone involved!"
9 June 2011