What a treat is was for the Mintridge team returning to Bramford Primary School on 24th June for their school sports day – and the sun was shining as well! This time, the fantastic Channel 4 News Commentator and Mintridge Ambassador, Jordan Jarrett–Bryan would be joining the students.
Mr Becker greeted Jordan and gave him a short tour of the school before Jordan led a whole school assembly to students and school staff. Jordan was able to wow the crowd with images and stories of just a short list of some of the incredible people he has interviewed throughout his time as a sports journalist:
Jessica Ennis – Hill…
To name just a few!
Jordan ended the assembly with some video footage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games to give the students more insight into the work that he does and the excitement surrounding it.
Soon the sports day would commence starting with the morning circuit. Jordan focussed on basketball with the 16 separate groups that came to his station. Jordan played Wheelchair Basketball for Great Britain before his career in journalism began and he had a great morning creating challenges for the students ensuring that teamwork was at the very forefront. The groups were a mixture of ages and year groups which ensured that everyone worked together!
Lunch time soon arrived and parents and staff soon assembled to put the finishing touches to the afternoon session. A local Samba band added to the carnival atmosphere – Rio really had arrived in Bramford!
A fantastic opening ceremony that included a full school dance routine to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” was soon in full swing and the afternoon’s races would soon be started. The Mintridge team were excited to see just how much the students could remember from their athletics masterclass with Laura Sugar and they were not disappointed! Across all year groups, sprint starts were seen and Laura would have been very impressed!
Fantastic sportsmanship was shown across the entire day and in particular by Maisie in year 6 who won the sportsmanship award, well done! The obstacle, sprint and parent races were greeted with competiveness and a hunger to win which was great to see. Jordan didn’t want to come off the microphone from his commentary and interviewing the podium finishers!
Thank you to the staff and students, particularly Mr Becker, for making Jordan and the Mintridge staff feel so welcome in your school, we are looking forward to working with you over the next six months and beyond.
If your school is interested in a mentoring programme with Jordan or a masterclass with any of our other Mintridge Ambassadors, please contact Alex Paske ([email protected]).