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NPAT & Npton Academy Cluster update - Term 4

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:18

The start of the term saw us meet for the Goalball pre level 2 practice session providing opportunity for our Enhanced schools to brush up on the rules and develop skills to ensure they were confident ahead of the Level 2 School Games competition later in the term.

It was great to see all your children embracing the game with such enthusiasm. The session was action packed finishing in an exciting round of games with even the staff trying their hand at the game. As time was not on our side we never had the chance to announce a Shining Star; this went to Caitlyn of Blackthorn who displayed wonderful enthusiasm in practice and it was great to see her performing so well in the Level 2 competition. Well done Caitlyn.

With a little luck on our side the weather was kind and allowed us to host the cluster Year 3 Multi-Sports Festival at Northampton Academy. It was an excellent turn out by you all and we were particularly pleased to see all our schools embrace the inclusive flavour these events provide helping to enable more of your children to be active.

Our next cluster event will be the Quicksticks Hockey practice session on Wednesday 19th April at Northampton Academy.

KC Cluster update - Term 4

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:02

This term has seen the start of our Young Leader Review sessions. I have had the pleasure of going into some of our primary schools to see the amazing work the Young Leaders are doing. It has been brilliant to see how they have risen to the challenge. Most of the schools have really well organised daily schedules displayed around the school, with different students leading activities every lunchtime. In addition to playground activities, the leaders have also been promoting competition within their schools by supporting staff with Level 1 competitions. Some of the leaders have even been running assemblies to promote their events, and taking on media roles by photographing and reporting on sports events. Keep up the good work!

In February we held a pre-level 2 Archery Practice session at Kingsthorpe College ahead of the upcoming Level 2 competitions. Many of the pupils who came along had never tried archery before so it was a great introduction to the sport. They took part in 4 different archery activity stations throughout the morning. The children had a brilliant time and some of the teachers even gave it a try!

We held our annual Cluster Cross-Country competition on 27th February. We had nearly 200 children from Years 4-6 competing at Kingsthorpe College. In true cross-country style, it rained throughout the event but this didn't dampen our spirits! There were some amazing performances in all the races. All the results were totally up at the end and I am delighted to announce that All Saints Primary School won. It was a privilege to go into their school assembly to present the trophy.

Year 3 pupils from Barry, Bridgewater, All Saints and Parklands came to Kingsthorpe College for a Multi-Sport Festival on 14th March. The pupils took part in 4 different activities that were organised and run by Year 7/8 students from the Kingsthorpe College Young Leaders Development Squad. We were also lucky enough to have Amy Thomason running some cheerleading taster sessions for the primary pupils to take part in.

It has been a really busy term for our cluster and next term is set to be similar! We are already planning a Year 2 Multi-Sport Festival, an athletics practice session and more young leaders training opportunities.

Level 2 Year 4/5 Inclusive Arrows Archery Competition

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;

Results

1st: Kingsthorpe College Primary School

2nd: Boothville Primary School

3rd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy

Level 2 Year 4/5/6 Partnership Cross Country Championships

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:32

On Wednesday 15th March 2017 over 1150 Year 4/5/6 pupils from 35 schools across Northampton descended on Abington Park for the annual Year 4/5/6 Partnership Cross Country Championships. An annual Cross Country competition has been hosted by the Partnership for over 10 years, and year on year the competition steps up to another level, despite the course last year being changed to make it more challenging. This was the biggest Cross Country Championships that we have every hosted - it was great to see so many young people so determined to complete the challenging course.

The results for the TEAM Competitions were;

Year 4 Girls Team Competition

1st: The Good Shepherd Primary School 'A' Team (22 points)

2nd: Millway Primary School 'A' Team (31 points)

3rd: St Luke's Primary School 'A' Team (41 points)

Year 4 Boys Team Competition

1st: Millway Primary School 'A' Team (16 points)

2nd: The Good Shepherd Primary School 'A' Team (20 points)

3rd: Weston Favell Primary School 'A' Team (42 points)

Year 5 Girls Team Competition

1st: The Good Shepherd Primary School 'A' Team (13 points)

2nd: Millway Primary School (22 points)

3rd: Delapre Primary School 'A' Team (37 points)

Year 5 Boys Team Competition

1st: St Luke's Primary School 'A' Team (29 points)

2nd: Boothville Primary School 'A' Team (36 points)

3rd: Millway Primary School 'A' Team (44 points)

Year 6 Girls Team Competition

1st: Millway Primary School 'A' Team (27 points)

2nd: Delapre Primary School 'A' Team (40 points)

3rd: St Luke's Primary School 'A' Team (45 points)

Year 6 Boys Team Competition

1st: Millway Primary School 'A' Team (28 points)

2nd: Bridgewater Primary School (40 points)

3rd: St Luke's Primary School 'A' Team (57 points)

Level 2 Year 4/5 Arrows Archery Competition

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:06

On Wednesday 1st March and Friday 3rd March 2017 23 Schools competed in the Level 2 Arrows Archery Competition at Northampton and Thomas Becket School. The interest from pupils and schools to participate in Arrows Archery has seen a huge growth in the last 12 months, with many school investing in the equipment to enable more young people to have the opportunity to participate on their own school site.

The performances of the vast majority of the schools was better than last year, testament to the preparation opportunities staff are offering their selected team and the investment in equipment to allow practice sessions to also take place.

1st: Thorplands Primary School (293 points)*

2nd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy (290 points)*

3rd: East Hunsbury Primary School (267 points)

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games

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