Tag Tails events

Over 100 Year 2 children had the privilege to play on the hallowed turf of Bath Rec like so many great players down the years. The smiles on the pupils’ faces when they first walked into the ground showed clearly what an experience it was for them.


140 Year 3 pupils  also participated in a Tag Tails festival at Culverhay Sports Centre. Oldfield Park Junior School supplied the sports leaders who officiated all of the games with real professionalism; they were organised, empathic and outstanding ambassadors for OPJ and the Trust.


These opportunities we hope will generate positive behaviours and a love of sport in the children for years to come.


Beanbag Olympic event

Over 200 reception aged children attended Bath Rec on Wednesday 10 July to participate in a Palladian Academy Trust Beanbag Olympic event.

Events included a 30m sprint, hurdles, agility runs and welly wanging! All children engaged with the activities, many of whom made great progress across a number of events. The festival could not have run so smoothly without the help from Year 6s from Widcombe and Oldfield Park Junior Schools – they were incredibly helpful and performed their duties in a caring and enthusiastic manner.

Mark Gunning, School Sports Co-ordinator

Tag Tails competition for Year 2 pupils

The second Palladian Academy Trust (PAT) sports festival recently with 120 Year 2 pupils from across the Trust participating in a Tag Tails competition. Tag Tails is an invasion game which encourages team work, decision making and appreciation of space.


Pupils involved in the competition came from the following PAT schools: Combe Down Primary, St Martin’s Garden Primary and Oldfield Park Infant School. We were also able to welcome pupils from Moorlands Federation who were keen to have some Tag Tails action too!


Mark Gunning, Sports Coordinator for the Palladian Academy Trust, who organised the event commented,


For many, this was their first experience of competitive sport against other schools, every single pupil played fairly and with a great deal of flair and talent.’


Tim Withers, CEO said,


‘The Palladian Academy Trust would like to thank Hayesfield Girls’ School for hosting the event. A big thank you also to Oldfield Park Junior School’s Year 6 Young Leaders.’  


All pupils left the festival really happy and keen to know when the next one would be – they’ve certainly caught the competitive bug!