PE provider’s colourful lesson proves a hit with Endon pupils
Tunstall based Bee Active, one of the leading sports and physical education providers to primary schools in Staffordshire and Cheshire, delivered a colourful lesson to Year 5 pupils at Endon Hall Primary School, near Stoke, this week to help them understand what it’s like to take part in Stoke-on-Trent’s annual Colour Runner family fun run.
Bee Active is a partner of this year’s Colour Runner and instructors from the company will deliver two warm up sessions ahead of both the 5km and 2km runs to ensure that participants are physically prepared for the event.
Described by organisers, Caudwell Children, as ‘the most colourful sporting event in the region’, Colour Runner will take place on Saturday 4th April, 2020, in Central Forest Park, Sneyd Green, in Hanley.
Caudwell Children is a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
Colour Runner sees participants blasted with powder paint as they make their way around the course, leaving them covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours.
Instructors from Bee Active, who deliver weekly PE lessons at Endon Hall school, gave pupils the opportunity to operate paint stations around the playground and they took turns to cover their class mates with a selection of dry, corn based, paints.
“It was great fun and the children and their teachers, Mr and Mrs Harrison, had a whale of a time,” said Kate Sherwin, from Caudwell Children. “Holly, from Bee Active, was brilliant with the children and created a mini Colour Runner course around the playground.
“As children made their way around the course they revelled in being covered from head to toe in paint.
“It was a spectacular sight and fellow pupils and teachers looked on in amazement!”
This year’s Colour Runner will be part of Caudwell Children’s #Team20 celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity’s foundation.
Throughout 2020 Caudwell Children is encouraging people to engage with the charity in a number of ways, like taking part in a fundraising event, volunteering for the charity, or raising awareness of the charity’s services, in order to join their #Team20.
“Bee Active pride themselves in helping all the pupils that they work with to leave school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle,” continued Kate. “Colour Runner fits perfectly with this ethos as it encourages increased participation in sport.”
Caudwell Children is encouraging schools to register for this year’s Colour Runner and is offering a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more.
Entry to the 5km event is £22 for adults and £15 for children (aged 14 and under). Entry to the 2km run is £15 for adults and £9 for children. Children can run unaccompanied from the age of 15, whilst children 14 and under must run with a responsible adult.
Entry includes a FREE T-Shirt for adults and FREE sunglasses for children and every runner who crosses the finish line will receive a Colour Runner medal.
“We’re asking those who register for the event to set themselves a £50 fundraising target,” said Kate “But we’ll provide runners with a fundraising pack, containing an A-Z of fundraising ideas, to make sure that they smash their target.”
Participants can register at the event on the day.
For further information and to register for the event visit the web page here.