Pupils celebrate Black History Month with themed PE lesson

Springfield Primary School pupils enjoyed an educational PE lesson around the theme of inventors for Black History Month.

Children in Year 5 took part in two games based around Dr Charles Drew and Mr Garrett Morgan, who created the blood bank and traffic lights respectively.

The session aimed to educate the youngsters on the key impact that the two men had on society, and how their inventions revolutionised the world.

Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator at The Albion Foundation, Corey Johnson, was pleased with how the children engaged with the theme.

“The children really enjoyed the session, the challenge was keeping them active whilst learning at the same time but they all got the idea of what I brought here today,” said Corey.

The Foundation plays a vital role in schools’ PE delivery, and that is no different for Springfield, according to Headteacher, Alison Bhardwaj.

"The Albion Foundation are a big part of what we do, certainly in physical activity and getting our children to think about having healthy bodies and healthy minds,” she said.

Alison was also pleased with the message that the Black History Month session sent to her pupils.

“We also need to remember the past and what incredible input some of these people have made and will continue to make in the future,” Alison said.

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