On Friday 28th June Greenmount participated in the PEACH Games at The Bay Secondary School. PEACH is an acronym for Physical Education And Child Health and is a joint venture between the School games Organisers and The IW Council Public Health Team.
The PEACH Games sit alongside the School Games competitions run throughout the school year by the School Games Organisers Andy Day and Tony Harris. The PEACH ethos is designed to provide opportunities for primary school aged children to lead a healthy lifestyle and to participate in sports and physical activities. Each school across a cluster area was asked to choose a sport or in some cases sports in which to participate and represent their cluster area. There are 6 primary sports cluster areas. Ryde, Newport, Cowes,West Wight, Ventnor and The Bay. There were 9 sports being contested with 42 boys and 42 girls from each cluster making up the teams.
Greenmount took on the challenge of 3 sports with 12 boys and 12 girls in the teams. U11 Basketball and U9 Boccia and New Age Kurling which are both Para Olympic sports suitable for both able bodied and physically challenged athletes.
Our teams had a very eventful and exciting day. Every game in every sport was played in a competitive but sporting manner and with a smile, as sport should be played!
The Greenmount teams had a particularly successful day and returned to school with a haul of medals,
The Basketball team gained Silver Medals.
The Boccia team also won Silver Medals
The New Age Kurling Team gained Bronze Medals.
Each sport was led by young sports leaders from year 7,8,9 from the Bay Secondary School these leaders officiated the sports and presented the medals. Each sport was overseen by a student from the IW College and each area had a PE teacher or coach for them to check in with.
The day was declared a great success enjoyed by everyone onvolved from the organisers to the athletes and will noe become an annual event in the school games calendar,
The Greenmount children were a credit to themselves and to the school.
A huge Well Done!!! to all of our PEACH Games athletes and the staff who accompanied them.