At Hillstone Primary school we believe that a child, who is physically active, is a happier child. The early years of a child's life builds the paving blocks to fundamental skills for future activity, developing agility, balance, coordination and sport specific skills. Sport and Physical Education promotes health and exercise and means our children will be more likely to be active adults. Not only does sport have physical benefits but it also develops their social attributes, improving their confidence, teamwork and communication skills. Sport helps to install a 'growth mind set' in children, helping them to deal with failure and mistakes and to understand that these are needed to improve and should be celebrated. Sport gives children a practical way of experiencing this.
Sky Sports Game Changers
On Thursday 29th March, Sky Sports were here at Hillstone filming our children for an episode of Game Changers.
Our school had been earmarked by Sport Birmingham, as a school that provides many sporting opportunities to our children. Because of this Sky Sports wanted to come in and have a look at the types of sports we do here, and link it to The Commonwealth Games in 2022 hosted here in Birmingham.
Our children had a fantastic day, in which Sky filmed them doing numerous sporting activities, as well as interviewing many of our children. The episode itself, which aired a couple of weeks ago contains lots of footage of our school and our children. We are very proud of our children who represented the school fantastically throughout the day. The presenters and producer of Game Changers, commented on how well behaved our children were and how they took their sport very seriously but always had a smile on their face at the same time.
Well done to everyone at Hillstone who took part in the filming.
Edited video containing our children link below, courtesy of Sky Sports Game Changers.