Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival

Updated 02/07/2014

Gower College Swansea recently held two days of activities for primary school pupils at the Elba sports complex in Gowerton. The college linked with the City and County of Swansea Active Young People team to deliver the Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival. This annual event attracted over 566 pupils from eight local schools. Each pupil sampled up to six activities, choosing from a range which included football, hockey, golf and rounders. Staff and sport students from the college had visited schools over the preceding weeks to provide coaching and raise awareness of the event.

Sarah McCoubrey, Swansea Council's Active Young People Officer said: "The event was a great success and a fitting finale to the many coaching sessions the college students have been delivering during their studies. It is encouraging to see how the students have developed their sports coaching and leadership skills.

"I'm proud of the partnership the council's active young people team have developed with Gower College Swansea. We have been able to provide more opportunities for college students to progress their sports coaching skills and local primary schoolchildren have had the chance, they may not have had, to try out different sports", she added.

Clare Lecrass, of Penyrheol Primary School, commented: "Gower College Swansea yet again organised a fantastic event, giving our children the opportunity to have fun, try out new sports and learn new skills in a positive way. Over 100 children enjoyed sport in one afternoon and there was the added bonus of healthy tuck from ASDA! We attend this great event each year to give all our children an opportunity, as well as building links with Gower College Swansea."

Siôn Cairns, the curriculum leader for PE at the college, added: "The event was a great success again this year. It was supported by Gower Golf Club, sponsorsed by ASDA Gorseinon, and overseen by Sports Leaders UK - the college is Sport Leaders UK Leadership Academy - and we are grateful to them for helping us provide this experience for local school pupils."