02:31PM, Wednesday 27 May 2020
The Long Close School community joined in with the global effort to promote physical activity during lockdown by taking part in the Cognita Home Games last week.
Teachers, students and their families competed in a range of exercises and activities in the inaugural games, and together they won a combined 617 medals, 329 of them gold, 145 silver and 143 bronze.
Competing for Team Europe they took on and beat school communities from Team Asia and Team Latam (Latin America). Events included frog jumps, sock rolls, press ups and dribbling challenges. There were also fitness and skills tests for all age groups.
Cognita is a private schools group which owns and operates 78 schools across the world including Long Close in Slough. It was founded by the late Chris Woodhead.
Long Close headteacher, Miss Nijjar, said: “It has been wonderful to see so many of our students, families and teachers getting involved in this global event – we’re so proud of you all.
“We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Powell, director of sport at Long Close, for organising our school’s involvement and to all our Long Close community for entering into the Cognita Home Games spirit.
“We hope that everyone has enjoyed it and they now feel inspired to be active. Well done, Team Europe.”
A virtual open day for the school is being held on Wednesday, June 3, at 10am for all prospective families. Email email@example.com if you would like to attend
A new Christmas light trail will open up at Windsor Great Park in November run by the same events company behind Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.