Sporting Voyage Update
Updated: Jan 17, 2020
We are now at the forefront of the Mayflower 400 commemorations, and here at Argyle Community Trust our Sports Programme has set sail for 2020. One element of our programme is an innovative and engaging education programme, which combines sport, history and religion.
The Sporting Voyage journey begins with two classroom sessions, which use visual story telling and bespoke booklets. These sessions focus on the origins of the Pilgrims and their early story of religious freedom, their journey to Leiden in the Netherlands and eventually their arrival here in Plymouth, which was their last port of call before leaving for the New World of America. Session two picks the story up on the high seas, focussing on the jouney to the New World and the settlement of the Pilgrims in Cape Cod, including their relationship with the Native American Wampanoag Tribe. The following four sessions explore physical activity while linking to the Mayflower story. The activities they undertake are Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Athletics. At the end of each sessions each pupil is given a home challenge to reinforce their learning, on completion they receive a certificate in a celebration assembly.
The programme launched in late October 2019. To date, the programme has engaged 2387 primary school pupils across Plymouth in whole school assemblies. The full 6-week programme has been seen to engage over 300 Year 4, 5 & 6 pupils. As we move further into 2020, the programme is going out into schools across Plymouth with 6 full programmes already booked in. An incredible start and the feedback from schools and the pupils has been very positive.