Tug Of War Championships
Carr Lane playing fields in Birkdale recently held the European Tug of War and World Team Tug of War championships and 27 children from Year 5 went to watch some of the 468 athletes from 20 different countries.
Before attending the event the children found out about the countries involved, learnt some of the rules for a tug of war and carried out activiites where the emphasis was on teamwork. On the day they were lucky enough to meet a former England international who answered the groups questions and explained what was going on in more detail.
As well as watching (and listening!) to some matches we watched the Chinese Taipei team going through their warm up before enjoying one of our own!