Richard Huish College played host to more than 350 year 6 primary school children from around Taunton on Friday 14th July for the annual ‘Primary School Day’. The children also helped Huish staff and Governors mark the official opening of the Sycamore Sports Hall.
The Sycamore Sports Hall, which was finished earlier this year, was officially opened by Professor Jo Gill, former Chair of Richard Huish College Governors, and the pupils of Holway Park Community Primary School, Bishop Henderson C of E Primary School, North Curry C of E Primary School, Lyngford Park Primary School, St. James Church School, Thurlbear C of E Primary School, Parkfield Primary School, Norton Fitzwarren C of E Primary School, Minerva Primary School and West Buckland Primary School.
The children took part in a range of activities throughout the day, developed around the theme of ‘Believe In Yourself’. Activities included a paper dart challenge, designing Greek God and Goddess flags and various sporting activities. Lunch was enjoyed outside the Willow building with entertainment provided by Phaze 4, a Huish student band. They performed a set of vibrant summery music which certainly got the children dancing. The day ended with the pupils watching themselves on the big screen in a film produced by the College showcasing the day’s events.
Principal John Abbott commented “The Huish Primary day was a true success and it was an excellent opportunity to showcase and share our outstanding facilities and resources to the wider community and potential students of the future. The new sports facility adds to the fantastic facilities on campus and will further help us drive performance and participation in sport across the College.”
The new sports hall includes a full sized multi sports arena, including a spacious viewing gallery with seating for 100 spectators, changing facilities, a gym and dedicated classrooms for Sport students. The basketball court is said to be one of the best in the country, with state-of-the-art camera technology used for performance analysis.