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Resilience Games takes over THS

Tanbridge House School was taken over for the day by a new whole school event inspired by the Invictus Games; The Resilience Games. 

This new event took place on 2 October and was designed to engage students (and visiting Primary Schools) with the idea of resilience and offer every student something that they could participate in throughout the day. 

In addition to the activities and workshops on offer for THS students to get involved with throughout the day, over 70 primary school students attended in the morning, attending a dazzling Opening Ceremony before taking part in a carousel of accessible sports including Goal Ball, Wheelchair Football and Boccia.

Invictus Games competititor Darran Challis opened and closed the event, and spent the morning with the Primary School students before delivering an inspirational workshop on resilience for a selection of THS students. Darran was selected to represent the UK in the 2016 Invictus Games, an international sporting competition founded by HRH Prince Harry for wounded, injured or sick members of the armed services.

All THS lessons were delivered with the theme of Resilience and selected students also had the chance to take part in workshops including Crossfit, Yoga and Hiit training. During break times students had the chance to take part in a range of activities and challenges such as Seated Table Tennis, Frisbee Challenge and Kin Ball. Everyone was encouraged to give something a go and to try something new.

During the afternoon, Year 7 and 8 students took part in an inflatable obstacle course and 'Tanbridge Mudder' assault course. Again, students were encouraged to show resilience, help each other and work as a team and display our core values of care, kindness and achievement.

Thank you to Darran Challis, visiting schools (Castlewood, Oak Grove College, Shelley, Southwater Junior Academy, St Marys and Warnham) and to the Friends of Tanbridge House School for sponsoring the event.