In June, head of Ofsted Michael Wilshaw, said it ‘simply cannot be right that state-educated athletes are so woefully under-represented in our elite sports,’ and went on to criticise headteachers who treat competitive sport with suspicion.
He should have visited the sports week at Oakhurst Primary School in early July where children took part in boxing, hockey, rugby, football, track and field events, tug-a-war, bockwa and zumba.
Acting headteacher Gill Harris said Oakhurst certainly does not fall within the Ofsted leader’s comment. “Our teams regularly appear in town and county competitions and children organise a wide range of lunchtime fitness related clubs.”
Gill Harris with sporty Oakhurst children.
• PE coordinator Mark Draycott is running multi-sports holiday camps with some craft activities all through the summer holidays. For details contact him on 07581 045 845.