The Filwood Gets Fit festival kicked off this week with a special presentation to Year 6 children from Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy from the Deputy Lord Mayor.
The pupils took part in an inter-school competition to design a logo for the festival – and three designs from the academy were chosen. The school received £100 of vouchers for sports equipment as a prize.
Cllr Faruk Choudhury presented the youngsters with certificates for their achievement. He also found out more about the fitness festival – supporting local people of all ages to become more active.
From 7 – 12 July the event has been celebrating local activities – from sports teams and walking groups to gardening and children’s clubs. T-shirts with the winning design have been given out to encourage people to take part.
The festival has been organised by Knowle West Together, a group of local organisations who are working to improve the local area and ends with a large-scale fun day across the area this Saturday (12 July).
The three youngsters who came up with the winning design were Courtney Williams, Sophie Francis and Ellis Wiliams, all aged 11.
Courtney said: “We all came up with different designs and they sent them off. Bits of our work all went into the one design.”
Sophie added: “We were trying to persuade people to get fit and have fun.”
Headteacher Hilary Dunford said: “We’ve had a massive push on health and fitness this year, we’ve changed our choices for the breakfast club and we’re starting improved classes for sports with a running club before school and extra clubs such as tennis, cricket, girl’s football team and rugby…”
For more information on Filwood Gets Fit visit: http://www.knowlewest.co.uk/filwoodgetsfit/#sthash.dtzkOS9R.dpuf