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Languages Sports Day - Sheffield Hallam

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Language sports day puts children to the test...
On March 24th Sheffield Business School and the faculty of Health & Wellbeing held a 'languages sports day' at The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield which saw local Y10 pupils participating in an inter-school competition combining languages and sport.
The fun and interactive activities, run by sports student ambassadors and Language Assistants, ranged from an assault course where blind-folded pupils were guided by a partner using instructions in another language and creating posters to promote the benefits of hosting major sporting competitions, such as the Olympics, to a final relay race involving all pupils from Handsworth Grange, King Edward VII, Kingstone, Aston Comprehensive and Dearne Schools.
At the end of the event, Olympic, silver medallist winner, Leon Taylor, presented the schools with cheques for sports equipment and posed for pictures with everyone involved.