14 July 2009>
Risca Community Comprehensive School celebrated this year's National School Sport Week by taking part in an action-packed activity day. More than 400 staff, pupils and volunteers enthusiastically participated in the popular 'Food and Fitness' event.
Years 7 to 10 took part in the event. Each year had a different focus for the day, with activities surrounding their specific theme. Year 7's (12yrs) activities included coaching and leadership skills, with every pupil taking part in the young leaders course. They also had the chance to experiment with various fruits to make exotic smoothies.
'International food and sports' was the theme of the day for Year 8's (13yrs), with sessions ranging from French boules, Football and Rounders. Fitness tasters raised the pulse of Year 9, (14yrs) who tested their skills with a cycling course, health checks and dodge ball, as well as survival cooking on the campfire. Motivating Year 10 (15yrs) groups into action were representatives from the Army with a day of logistics and team building exercises.
Teachers Deb Howells and Liz Gibson successfully coordinated the event, with the support and enthusiasm of staff and pupils. Also lending a hand was CCBC Sport's Development Team and Caerphilly Healthy Schools.
Due to the ongoing success of the event, and the positive feedback from pupils, the 'Food and Fitness' day has now become an annual event at the school.
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