Wednesday, 22 February 2017

West Ham Takeover Day

On Thursday 23rd February the children in years 1-6 will be taking part in a West Ham Takeover day. 

The Takeover Days serve to support pupils with key learning points, in a memorable and fun ‘Hammers’ themed twist. Children are given the opportunity to wear football kits to school, and begin the day with a fun assembly hosted by the Foundation. Following this, the whole school, including the teachers, go into Hammers mode, taking part in activities that help build leadership and communication skills; improve descriptive writing skills; practice writing styles and engage pupils through a wide range of physical activities. All activities are given a West Ham theme, whether it be a descriptive writing challenge or practicing their throwing and catching skills in a PE session with a challenge set by Adrian, West Ham goalkeeper, himself.

The days have been designed to be delivered as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, and follow the values to ‘Be Inspired’, ‘Be Connected’, ‘Be Ambitious’ and ‘Be Fair’. Through Premier League Primary Stars, West Ham United Foundation are able to bring the curriculum to life with a variety of fun activities suitable for different age-groups and learning styles, thus motivating children to be ambitious while teaching the importance of teamwork and fair play.

On the day, each class will take part in a workshop with the West Ham coaches in which they will take part in physical challenges and classroom activities. The children can only wear clothing that is related to West Ham. This includes a West Ham shirt, kit or something that supports the West Ham colours of claret and blue. We politely request that children wear their normal uniform into school if they do not have clothing in the claret and blue West Ham colours. We look forward to seeing how many challenges we can tackle!


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