Children from more than 50 Shropshire primary schools took part in a series of ‘Wellbeing Week’ active challenges – and the winners have now been revealed.

The event was created to replace Shropshire’s annual summer School Games competitions, which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Instead, schools were invited to take on a series of challenges ranging from skipping and netball chest passes to an ‘active minutes’ task involving walking, jogging or running, and share their performances on specially-provided scorecards.

And the winners were:

  • Market Drayton Junior School – class 6LS won the Active Minutes challenge
  • Radbrook Primary School, Shrewsbury – year six won the Netball Chest Pass challenge
  • Buntingsdale Primary School, Market Drayton – the year 5/6 class won the Skipping challenge
  • Greenfields Primary School, Shrewsbury – won the Judges’ Choice Award for their level of involvement with the programme

All the winning class members from the three challenges receive their own T-shirts and medals, while a £50 sports equipment voucher is on its way to Greenfields (pictured below).


The event was co-ordinated by the organisers of the county’s School Games, active partnership Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and the six School Games Organisers, supported by Shropshire Homes.


A similar Wellbeing Week for secondary schools, organised by the same teams and supported by construction company PaveAways, has also been taking place.


Chris Child, chief executive of Energize, said: “I want to say a huge ‘well done’ to everyone who took part in the primary schools Wellbeing Week.


“The School Games have become firmly established in recent years as a popular part of the education calendar.


“With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, it simply wasn’t possible to deliver the usual programme, so we came up with something slightly different.”


The Wellbeing Week programme has also been backed by Energize’s network of ‘Sporting Champions’ – including world record holders and Paralympians.


One of them, double Paralympic gold medallist Danielle Brown, recorded a video message urging young people to ‘dream big, work hard, and never give up’.