Latest Sports News from across the Schools
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:33
The 2016/2017 Schools Games Mark Criteria was released on Wednesday 11th January 2017. The criteria has not significantly changed to previous years, but it would be well worth you familiarising yourself with it, and making note of the small changes.
The most significant change is to the dates when you can apply;
Application window opens: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Application window closes: Friday 28th July 2017
If you would like some help and/or guidance to apply for School Games Mark this academic year please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Lawrence (n.Lawrence@Northampton-academy.org).
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:09
On Monday 16th January 2017 Northampton School for Girls again hosted the annual Secondary Sportshall Athletics Competition. The quality of the competition was of the highest level and there were some great individual and team performances.
Year 7 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy
2nd: The Duston School
=3rd: Kingsthorpe College
Year 7 Boys Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy
2nd: Northampton Academy
3rd: Kingsthorpe College
Year 8 Girls Competition
2nd Northampton Academy*
3rd Malcolm Arnold*
Year 8 Boys Competition
=1st: Malcolm Arnold*
3rd: The Duston School*
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:57
On Wednesday 25th January 2017 Northampton School For Boys again hosted the Yr 7/8 and Yr 9/10 Girls and Boys Level 2 Indoor Rowing competition. It was a tightly fought competition in boys events with very strong and experienced competitors from both NSB and Malcolm Arnold Academy. For the girls Malcolm Arnold Academy held on to beat St Peters Independent School - this being the first time they have competed in the secondary Rowing competitions.
Y7/8 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
2nd: Ste Peters Independent School*
Y7/8 Boys Competition
2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
3rd: St. Peters Independent School
Y9/10 Girls Competition
1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
2nd: St. Peters Independent School*
Y9/10 Boys Competition
2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*
3rd: St Peters Independent School
*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:41
On Tuesday 17th January 2017 the KS2 and KS3/4 Boccia Competitions took place at Duston Sports Centre. The competitions were officiated by Students from Billing Brook School - the students had undertaken an intense training session to prepare and upskill them to officiate both levels of the competition. The leaders did a fabulous job, and this was commented on by many of the staff attending the competition.
It was also encouraging to see more young SEND pupils from mainstream schools participating in the event this year.
KS2 Boccia Competition
1st: Earl Spencer Primary*
2nd: All Saints Primary
=3rd: Rectory Farm Primary
=3rd = Queen Eleanor Primary
1st: Northgate A*
2nd: Northgate B
3rd: Malcolm Arnold Academy
4th: Billing Brook
* Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:34
Northampton Leisure Trust are hosting their next Family Fun Day on Saturday 18th March at Lings Forum Leisure Centre from 1:00-5:00pm.
Join us for lots of sporting activities including trampolining, football and basketball. Get your dancing shoes on for Street Dance and Cheerleading or make a splash in the swimming pool. There will also be inflatables, activities for under 5's, arts & crafts, a workshop with Steve the Juggler and the chance to see LEGO Batman in the cinema, then round off the afternoon with our disco party.
All of this fun is free to junior active members and just £3 for leisure card holders and non-members. For more information please visit http://www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/duston-family-fun-day
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:22
This term has been another busy one for the Kingsthorpe College cluster. All Young Leaders are now trained up and working hard to provide engaging and fun lunchtime activities for younger pupils in their schools. Many of them are also taking on other roles such as PE cupboard monitors, sports reporters and school sports club assistants. I am really looking forward to working with them all again for their review sessions next term.
Year 4 children from across the cluster were invited to Kingsthorpe College for a multi-sport festival. During the festival the children were given the opportunity to take part in a range of teambuilding games and sporting activities. The activities were planned and delivered by year 7 and 8 Young Leaders from Kingsthorpe College. They did an absolutely outstanding job at running the festival and the year 4 children had a wonderful time. It was great to see the primary school children working together and taking part in all the activities. We were lucky to have Amy Thomason, the head coach from Northampton High Flyers Cheerleading Club, come along to run some taster cheerleading sessions for the children. It went down really well and even the boys (who were quite sceptical at the start) had a brilliant time. Amy runs cheerleading sessions here at Kingsthorpe College on Wednesday evenings (5-5.45pm for 6-9yrs and 6-7pm for 9-14yrs).
It was great to see the schools in our cluster entered into lots of level 2 competitions this term. Its brilliant that the children have the opportunity to represent their school is such a wide variety of sports. We ran a number of practice sessions to help prepare the children for these competitions. In January, Parklands primary hosted our Boccia practice session that was run by a coach from Northamptonshire Sport. For many of the children this was the first time they had tried Boccia and they absolutely loved it! Many of our schools were also practicing hard for the level 2 gymnastics competitions that took place in January and February. I went in to work with the teams and it was brilliant to see how hard they were working to remember and perfect their routines. All of the practice sessions must have paid off as our cluster schools have all done really well in the Level 2 competitions this term. All the children should be very proud of themselves.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00
The annual Level 3 Winter School Games took place last week at Kettering Arena between schools from across 5 different School Sport Partnerships in Northamptonshire. The event took place over 4 days and included 8 sports and many different age groups.
For the first time ever, we had a 100% entry record for teams prior to the start of the week. The School Sport partnerships are divided up as follows:
- South Northants and Daventry – Purple
- Northampton – Green
- Kettering – Maroon
- Wellingborough and East Northants – Blue
- Corby, Oundle and Thrapston – Black
For the last two years, the combined totals of the Winter and Summer School Games finals have seen South Northants and Daventry become School Games Champions.
This winter, they took a strong lead after Sports Hall Athletics on the Tuesday, having already accumulated some good scores in the Football. Northampton won back some points in the Basketball and Rowing, though the Badminton was fairly even. Wellingborough and East Northants had a strong day in the Volleyball, Corby, Oundle and Thrapston had a great day in the Boccia and Kettering had their strongest games overall for some time, finishing third before we head into the Summer games.
The event, run by the team at Northamptonshire Sport is a highly regarded part of the school sport calendar and celebrates the highest level of achievement across the county. Schools who have won their district events come and compete to become the county's best.
On Tuesday, we had a visit from Steeler the dog, the Northants County Cricket Club mascot. He bought with him the Natwest T20 Blast Trophy. Blaze, the Northamptonshire Sport mascot, and Steeler enjoyed a Javelin competition which Steeler won. Not to be out done, Blaze then challenged Steeler to a dance off and restored his credibility. Students were able to have pictures with the two mascots and the trophy.
Jo Danvers, Organiser of the Level 3 Northamptonshire School Games said:
"The Level 3 School Games events are undoubtedly the highlight of the year for School Sport in Northamptonshire. Hundreds of teams and individuals have taken part in district competitions since September for the chance to compete in this week's finals and a number of fantastic young leaders have been trained in order to officiate at this event. The standard of both officiating and competition has been exceptional this year.
It was great to have Steeler visiting from the Northants County Cricket Club and inspiring students by showing off the Natwest T20 Blast Trophy."
For more information on the Northamptonshire School Games, to view the full results or find out how to take part in sport outside of school, visit the Northamptonshire Sport website here.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:02
The 2017 Level 3 Winter School Games got well underway on Tuesday 21st February 2017, with 5 School Sports Partnerships battling it out to secure as many points to put them in good stead for the Level 3 Summer School Games still to come in July 2017.
A huge amount of preparation has been undertaken by all the teams who represented Northampton School Sports Partnership at the competition, and all should be incredibly proud of their performances and achievements.
Thank you to all the staff who continuously invest their time and effort to provide opportunities for their students, without you, your students would not have the plentiful opportunities you expose them to.
A huge congratulations to all the teams and schools who have taken part in the 2017 Level 3 Winter School Games. The overall standings are as attached.
It all makes for a very interesting and highly competitive Level 3 Sumer School Games...could Northampton SSP win the overall School Games competition for the very first time?
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:07
On Tuesday 24th January 2017, the Partnership hosted the first every Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Competition, and what an event it was. Partnership Enhanced Schools were invited to attend and 10 of the 15 school participated. As with the Year 5/6 competitions prior to this, the quality of the performances was outstanding - we really do have some incredible talent in our Northampton Schools.
Many of those participating will be eligible to participate in next years Year 5/6 Level 3 qualifying event - so exciting times ahead.
Congratulations to all teams who competed in this new event - definitely something I think we should keep in the calendar for future years!
Instead of awarding points schools were awarded Shining Stars (as the event was a Festival) and so the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics Shining Stars are...
1st: Lings Primary (127 Shining Stars)
2nd: All Saints Primary (125 Shining Stars)
3rd: Boothville Primary (105 Shining Stars)
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:39
On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th January the Partnership hosted it annual Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics competition - one of the most popular competitions on the calendar and one that saw 28 schools and over 320 young people take part in a multitude of athletic disciples at Lings Forum Leisure Centre.
The quality of competition as always was of an exceptionally high level, with some outstanding individual performances.
Schools were competing for two places in the Level 3 School Games Sportshall Athletics Competition in February - a competition that the Partnership has consistently performed will in.
So the much anticipated Team and Individual results can be found in the attached document but in summary the results are as follows...
1st - Millway Primary School (258 points)
2nd - Delapre Primary School (200.5 points)
3rd - Cedar Road Primary (165 points)