#GetSetAction Below is an article written by Emily Jones Chesterfield high school female sports captain. Both Emily and Jack Stanford, male sports captain, have been on training run by Youth Sport Trust as ambassadors for promoting the 2016 Olympic values. They attended a day at Villa Park as part of their role on the Champion schools project. This is just one of the projects that they have worked on, involving organising a team of Chesterfield volunteers.
Jack and I were both selected by the Get Set organisation to plan and carry out an event that involved interaction with the older adults of our community. In doing so, we needed to make sure it was going to be most effective whilst focussing on an Olympic theme, in honour of Rio 2016. We met with the elderly people just after lunchtime and brought them from their local church hall, to Chesterfield High. The event took place in our well-equipped Dance Studio, where both games of boccia and Olympic quizzes ran well, individuals were also offered a range of refreshments in the style of a traditional afternoon tea. Overall, Jack and I both feel the event was a success, as it allowed both younger and older individuals to interact effectively. Interestingly, the older individuals had a clear knowledge of past Olympics and this helped effectively during what seemed to be a very competitive Quiz!!
At the end of the event our aim was achieved, as the older individuals left Chesterfield with their own gold medal and a huge smile to match.
As testimony to the hard work that went into making the event possible the participants rated the event as “brilliant”, “I am so glad I came along, it’s been fantastic “
It was wonderful to see how well the students responded and lovely to see everyone smiling and having a fantastic time. The students involved were an absolute credit to Chesterfield High School and also made a wonderful contribution to the community. We are hoping to do another event with Age Concern near Christmas.