St Albans teachers get zorbing!

PRIMARY school children got the chance to give their teachers a push as part of National School Sports Week.

Pupils from Cunningham Hill, Windermere, Bowmansgreen and London Colney Primary Schools took part in action-packed sports days at Francis Bacon Maths & Computing College in Drakes Drive, St Albans.

And among the highlights was the chance to push their teachers along in giant Zorb balls.

The junior age children had a full day of events including cricket, cheerleading with the Saracens, potted sports - involving a circuit of running, hurdles, throwing and catching - and speed stacking.

Six hundred pupils took part and the teams rotated between the events, getting the chance to try a range of activities. Over 40 students from Francis Bacon helped to lead the event as part of their Sports Leadership Course.

The finale of the Junior day was a Zorbing race where each school nominated two teachers to enter a giant plastic Zorb. A team of 10 children then pushed each Zorb, containing their brave teachers, over a distance of 30 metres, racing against the other schools.

London Colney were the eventual winners of the Zorbing race and Cunningham Hill took the title for the overall winners for the sports day.

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Francis Bacon School Sports Coordinator, Danielle Garden said: “It was a great day. All the staff at the schools said the children had a fantastic time”.

The Infants in their turn enjoyed trying a blindfold trail, cheerleading, potted sports, and indoor games. Danielle added: “The infants were amazing. They had a really fantastic time and although very busy all day, they still had energy when they left!”