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The Education Network along with the Outer West Learning (OWL) Trust held a Dodgeball competition yesterday in a bid to boost healthy living in schools.

The OWL Trust is a foundation trust of ten primary schools located in the outer west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne that strive to ensure pupils attain good standards and have a positive learning experience.

Out of the ten schools within the trust, nine participated and Throckley Primary hosted the event which saw approximately 180 children taking part in the finals that commenced from 13.00 to 14.30pm.

The Education Network worked in connection with Phil Hancock, Business Development Manager of Keep Active, the Community Interest Company that inspires children, young people and adults to achieve success through sport, fitness, dance, cooking and creative activities.

The Education Network provided free coaching sessions which started at the end of September for all nine schools. Each school took part in four sessions to guarantee all had adequate training with a qualified coach prior to the tournament.

Each team played four games at the finals and the winning team turned out to be our very own hosts, Throckley Primary school!

All participants received a medal, certificate (to be presented at a school assembly) and the winning team also received an engraved trophy.

The sponsorship comes as no surprise as just this year alone The Education Network has been actively involved in several nationwide School Games, fun days, football tournaments and much more, all in a bid to promote healthy living and positive mental health amongst children.

“As part of our incentive to promote healthy lifestyles, activities, sport and well being we are committed to putting funds into school events such as this and wanted to introduce children to a new and interesting sporting activity.” said Managing Director, Kevin Gill.

The day was a riveting success and we’d like to thank all the schools, staff and pupils that got involved.

Visit the official Outer West Learning Trust website for more information here.

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