Fri, 3rd October 2014

Salford’s 6th Annual Primary PE and Sport Conference

Emirates Old Trafford is today hosting Salford’s 6th Annual Primary PE and Sport Conference. Almost 100 teachers, Head Teachers and school sport providers received an inspirational address by double Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington to set the tone for the day. In this, Rebecca highlighted the power which sport can have to inspire by telling a story of a 52 year-old woman had learnt to swim because of watching her on TV. She said, ‘I almost started crying because it is so amazing that, at 52, she had started swimming because she’d watched me on TV.’ Rebecca finished her address by reminding the teachers of their ability to inspire their pupils, many of whom will never hear the positive impact they have on countless lives during their teaching careers.

For the remainder of the day, delegates will benefit from the latest updates on Physical Education and School Sport, including how the new PE National Curriculum can work for their pupils, an address from David Herne of Salford Public Health who are supporting the event and the launch of the School Sport Premium by Greater Sport. Delegates will also attend workshops focusing on cricket, dance, gymnastics, and outdoor and adventurous activities, and Animalates, an innovative programme to improve children’s focus and energy levels in the classroom.

This is the fourth year which Emirates Old Trafford have hosted this conference, organised by School Sport Partnerships IN Salford. Elaine Gilmore, conference organiser said
We are delighted to return to Emirates Old Trafford for a fourth year. This event has got bigger every year and is a real opportunity for teachers to receive high quality professional development in a high class venue.
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