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.
Erdington and Saltley District Football Trials
Congratulations to Millie Wade in 4D, Jessica Brown in 5P, Skye Davis O'Neil in 5P, Jahkdi Matthews in 4D and Markie Meade in 4B. They have all been picked to represent the district football team next academic year.
This is an amazing achievement in itself, but considering the fact that the district teams for both girls and boys this year have won just about every league and competition, our children have achieved something that is incredibly competitive and difficult to be selected for.
To be selected for the Erdington and Saltley girls district district team signifies that these children are the best of the best in this area. We are incredibly proud of these five children here at Hillstone, and we are sure there selection was not only down to their incredible natural talent but also their fantastic attitude towards sport and PE in general.
Well done to Millie, Jessica, Skye, Jahkadi and Markie for this amazing achievement.