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On Tuesday 9th July Spring Brook Academy Upper School celebrated the upcoming end of the year with a themed sports afternoon for the pupils to ‘Beat the staff’.

The afternoon provided our pupils with the opportunity to have a go at 12 different activities throughout the afternoon. To provide a bit of competition, there was a staff member on each activity and the challenge for the pupils was to beat the staff member at that activity.

We had some extremely varied activities so that all of our pupils could engage with something and some were certainly very popular. The activities were:

  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Penalty shoot out
  • Skateboarding
  • Javelin
  • Rugby
  • Boxing
  • Archery
  • Boccia
  • Table Tennis
  • Darts
  • Gym Challenge

The afternoon went well and watching how the pupils all interacted and challenged the staff members, it showed clearly how good the relationships and trust between the staff and pupils are at Spring Brook Academy.

Well done everybody!

Mr Hopkins
PE Teacher

If you liked this post, have you also seen Mr Hopkins’ blog on our Key Stage 3 Outdoor Activities this term (please click here) and our School Games Gold Mark Award news (please click here) – we certainly don’t let the grass grow underneath us at Spring Brook!!


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 883 3431