Joe Wicks at Bulford

Pupils and staff from Bulford St Leonard’s primary school, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, took part in an online High Intensity Interval Training (HIT) workout recently.

The workout was a country wide initiative by Body Coach Joe Wicks. His aim was to try to get one million school pupils exercising in one week. 

“As a school, we wanted to inspire children to get involved in fitness by seeing how easy and fun it can be to be active through simple exercises,” said Jemma Dicks, PE subject leader at Bulford St Leonard’s. 

All 247 children at Bulford St Leonard’s, from Nursery children all the way up to Year Six, completed the 20 minute workout during the week which also included a short warm up, meaning each session was around 30 minutes long.

Year 6 pupil, Kai Holmes said: "OK it really hurts but I feel so much better and it was really fun!" 

The children were exercising in all of the classrooms and hall space across the school and were very excited to take part in a huge live event. 

“This was a very exciting activity for the pupils to participate in and it has promoted the importance of exercise and keeping fit in a fun way. As a school, we hope it has encouraged children to participate in fitness and workouts at home too,” said Jemma Dicks.

Here is a link to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel, so you can try it at home!

Pupils' poems published!

A group of pupils from Bulford St Leonard’s primary school, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, have had their poems published.

The Year 5 pupils took part in a 'Young Writers' competition and their poems have been selected to appear in the book of poetry. The theme of the poems was dream.

“I am so pleased that my work got into the book,” said 11 year old William McCluskey.  “It makes me want to write more and hopefully I will have more work published. I am definitely going to do the competition again this year,” he said.

Kieran Desroches  was in Year 5 when he wrote his poem about meeting a dragon. 

I met a little dragon
he said his name was Steve
he said he saw the monster
all covered in seaweed

He took me up a mountain
to the jagged, spikey top
he showed me to his cave
and that is where we stopped

I asked his what's for dinner
he offered steak or fish,
I was happy with the menu
so plated up a big dish

He flew me home to bed
to my tiny little shed
I said thanks for the adventure
and he said goodnight Ted