Cowbit kids achieve Olympic ideals

Footballer Tony Battersby and pupils taking part in the Pro-Football Challenge at Cowbit Primary School. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG090512-450MD
Footballer Tony Battersby and pupils taking part in the Pro-Football Challenge at Cowbit Primary School. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG090512-450MD
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INSPIRATION, courage, bravery and respect are all Olympic ideals that can grow from participation in sport, as the 71 pupils at Cowbit Primary School have discovered.

The youngsters took part in a Pro-Football Challenge with former professional at Sheffield United Tony Battersby on Wednesday, with the best kick of three from each pupil going up in a boys’ and girls’ challenge to earn them medals. The children were also able to gain sponsorship for the speed of their kicks and received a football in exchange.

The school will use some of the money raised to buy a time capsule as part of its tricentennial celebrations.

Headteacher Maureen Martin said the session tied in nicely with work the children were doing on an Olympic theme at home which reflected the Olympic ideals, completing tasks to gain certificates and awards.