Games Afternoon sports menus prove popular

Sport | 23rd February 2021

A bespoke Trinity School Sports Menu has been used this term for all year groups from First Form to Sixth Form to help students keep active.

Since its launch on the first day of remote teaching, each year group has been asked to choose a meal deal of their choice – with First and Second Year students choosing a main and a starter or a  dessert, and Third Year to Sixth Form choosing all three courses – to complete during their Games Afternoons.

The response received via Google feedback forms has been incredible with over 2,700 student responses counted before the half term holiday.

This half term, the Sports department will be launching the new revised menu – available here – which has an even wider choice of activities across all three courses. Students may repeat an activity if they really enjoy it, but they are encouraged to choose new activities each week.

Miss Long, Head of Girls’ Games and Community Sport, comments: “We deliberately chose activities that widen and expand our students’ knowledge of all areas of sport from psychology to nutrition, and sleep to flexibility! Many of these topics are not normally covered during games sessions and students are obviously curious about different aspects of sports.

“We have created all starter activities as TED talks and podcasts so that pupils can listen to topical discussions and debates away from a screen. We have also tried to challenge students physically in the main course activities. Each challenge is differentiated.

“With mental health as important as physical health, we have designed a bespoke set of activities for our dessert menu. Students are again encouraged to get away from their screens to take part in sessions such as self-care, designing a relaxation day, going out for sensory walks and taking part in mindfulness sessions – written and recorded by Fifth Year student Aarav Ganguli.”

Below is a video submitted by Second Year student, Theo Chapman, who took on the multi-sport challenge, filming himself taking part in as many sports as possible within one minute!

Well done, Theo!