Primary Competition Results
Fri, 12 May 2017 09:01
Over several evenings 22 teams have competed in the Yr 4/5 Take 6 Mini Basketball Level 2 School Games competitions at Abbeyfield School, The Duston School and Weston Favell Academy. During the preparation for the competitions Young Leaders from each of these secondary schools received training from Martin Spencer, lead officer for Mini Basketball England.
The quality of the competitions yet again increased from previous years, and the preparation and determination from the players is testament to this.
Delapare Primary, Abington Vale Primary, Millway Primary, Earl Spencer Primary, The Good Shepherd Primary and Thorplands Primary were cluster winners and went on to play a final round of games to determine the overall winner and runners up to represent the Partnership at the Level 3 Summer School Games. All the teams played incredibly well and there were some hard fought matches played.
Thanks to all the Young Leaders from Abbeyfield School and The Duston School - you did a great job and should be really proud of your efforts.
1st: Delapre Primary School*
2nd: Millway Primary School*
3rd: Thorplands Primary School
*Schools quality for the Level 3 Summer School Games
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:13
On Wednesday 28th February 2017 the KS2 Goalball Level 2 Competition took place at Duston Sports Centre. The nature of the competition means that there is very little atmosphere during the games as all competitors have to remain silent to allow those playing their games to be able to hear the jiggle ball effectively. All the competitors complied without fail to our request for silence during the games - this was a remarkable achievement by all.
Again it was obvious that any of the schools had adequately prepared their pupils for the competition having given them coaching in skills development and game play. This contributed to the quality and flow of the competition.
The competition results were
1st: Weston Favell Primary School*
2nd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy*
3rd: Boothville Primary School
*School qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:08
Monday 27th March 2017 saw the partnership's first Water Polo festival take place at Northampton School for Boys; the event was hosted and run by Northampton School for Boys and supported by Northampton Water Polo club.
The schools that participated in the Level 2 School Games Swimming Gala in December 2016 were invited to select a squad of 8 players to attend the festival.
For many of the 10 teams that participated, this was their first experience of Water Polo. The players were able to learn basic skills during the warm up and 'training session' ahead of participating in non-competitive matches.
The event was very successful, with many positive comments from players and staff alike who thoroughly enjoyed their experience.
All players received certification for their attendance and a flyer inviting them to a session at the Water Polo club.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:52
On Wednesday 29th April 2017 Brampton Heath Golf Club and Collingtree Golf Club kindly lent us their facilities to host our Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Festivals. The demand for entering this competition, this year meant we had to add in an additional competition, so we delivered three competitions on one day!
It was great to see that the majority of school participating in the competition had taken the time to prepare and allow their pupils to practice in advance of competing, as this again raised the standard and flow of the competition.
We were very grateful to the young leaders from Kingsthorpe College and Northampton School for Boys who had undertook a two hour Golf Foundation training workshop prior to officiating at both the competitions - this enabled a more consistent and fairer approach to scoring the stations within the competition.
The results for the competition are
1st: Abington Vale Primary School*
2nd: Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School*
3rd: Blackthorn Primary School
*Schools will compete at the Level 3 Summer School Games
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:50
On Tuesday 21st April, the Duston Sports Centre hosted the Year 4/5 Inclusive Arrows Archery Competition. Yet again we can boast a record number of school participating in the Year 4/5 Inclusive Arrows competition with 14 schools participating over two competitions. The quality of the competition was of an exceptional level, and very evident that schools are really embedding this sport within the school programme, and offering young people the opportunity to prepare adequately for the competition. Young Leaders from Northgate School Arts College who earlier in the year has undertaken some Arrows Leaders training ensured the competition flowed and was officiated at the highest level ensuring the best placed schools progress to the Level 3 Summer School Games;
1st: Kingsthorpe College Primary School
2nd: Boothville Primary School
3rd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy