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Level 2 Year 9/10 Boys Volleyball Competition

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:31

To develop the number of competitive Volleyball competitions across the south of the county Volleyball England's Development Officer, Dan Thompson, organised for a second year running the Year 9/10 Girls and Boys Volleyball Grand Prix for schools in the Northampton and South Northants and Daventry School Sports Partnerships. Sadly Northampton School Sports Partnership did not have teams in the Girls competition but NSB and St Peters Independent Schools were there to represent in the boys competition.

NSB won the overall title which was a great achievement.

Year 9/10 Boys results

  1. NSB*
  2. St. Peters

* Qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games

Level 2 Year 7 Girls & Boys Basketball Competition

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:19

Northampton School for Girls and Northampton School for Boys hosted the retrospective Year 7 Basketball Competitions on Monday 12th December 2016, a qualifier for the L3 Winter School Games. The quality of the competition at both venues was of a very high quality and so the challenge is on for the next county finals in February.

Y7 Girls results

  1. NSG A*
  2. Malcolm Arnold
  3. Northampton Academy

Y7 Boys results

  1. NSB*
  2. Northampton Academy
  3. Malcolm Arnold

* Qualify for the L3 Winter School Games

Level 2 Year 7/8 Girls & Boys Table Tennis Competition

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:15

On Thursday 8th December 2016 The Duston School hosted the Year 7/8 Girls and Boys Table Tennis Competition. Taken out of the county School Games competition programme, schools across Northampton School Sports Partnership were keen to continue to organise an annual fixture, despite no progression to a county round. The fixture was comprised a coaching and competition format and enjoyed by all who attended.

Y7/8 Girls results

  1. Malcolm Arnold
  2. Duston
  3. Northampton Academy

Y7/8 Boys Table Tennis results

  1. Duston A
  2. Duston B
  3. Malcolm Arnold

Level 2 Secondary Badminton Competition

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:06

On Monday 28th November 2016 Northampton Academy hosted the Year 7/8/9 Girls and Boys and Year 10/11 Girls and Boys Badminton competition. This competition was a qualifier for the Level 3 Winter School Games

Year 7/8/9 Girls Results

  1. NSG*
  2. Northampton Academy

Year 7/8/9 Boys Results

  1. NSB*
  2. St. Peters
  3. Abbeyfield

Year 9/10 Girls Results

  1. NSG*
  2. Northampton Academy

Year 9/10 Boys Results

  1. NSB*
  2. Northampton Academy

* Schools qualify for the Level 3 School Games

NPAT Cluster Update - Term 2

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:03

Another busy term for the NPAT schools. With Young Leaders all trained it was time to see them in action - I had a wonderful few lunchtimes popping into schools to see first hand the work they are doing. It has been so encouraging to see how well organised they have all been, the impact on the students they are working with is very clear to see, with fantastic amounts of activity on offer during the break/lunchtimes at each school. This term also saw great participation in the Pre-Level 2 competition practices and Year 5 Multisport Festival (where the childrens behaviour was exemplary when hit with a arctic storm on the rubber crumb!). With the competition calender in full swing, it is great to see so many of our cluster schools regularly coming in the top 3! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Emily Carter-Morris, SSCo

Kingsthorpe College Cluster - Term 2 Update

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:33

This term kicked off with a New Age Kurling session! Schools from across the cluster went along to Bridgewater Primary and took part in a coaching session followed by a mini competition. For many of the pupils it was their first experience of the sport and they all loved it! All Saints Primary ordered themselves a New Age Kurling set for school they enjoyed it so much! Most of the teams went on to compete in the Level 2 competition and I am delighted to announce that Parklands Primary did brilliantly and are now progressing to the Level 3 Winter School Games!

Our Cluster have been working hard on their Gymnastics this term preparing for the Year 5/6 and the Y3/4 Level 2 Gymnastics competitions. All the schools that competed in the Y5/6 competition on 9th November did really well. Bridgewater came 4th, only just missing out on qualifying for the Level 3 School Games. Well done to all the gymnasts involved, and good luck to the Y3/4 gymnasts competing in January!

Kingsthorpe College run Multisport Festivals every term for the cluster primary schools. The Multisport Festivals are run by Young Leaders from Kingsthorpe College and they provide a fun and informal setting for children to take part in a variety of sports. A new group of 20 Year 7/8 students were trained up as Young Leaders in November and they worked hard to plan their first event which was a Year 5 Multisport Festival. They were absolutely fantastic and we were really impressed at their confidence and organisational skills! The 75 Year 5 children that attended the event had a brilliant time!

Alex Bennett, SSCo

Northampton Academy Cluster - Term 2 Update

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:23

Another busy term once again for the Northampton Academy Cluster with lots of Level 2 Competitions, Young Leader training, Year 5 Multisport Festival and Pre Level 2 Practice sessions.

Most schools have now received their Young Leaders training and have been busy planning and delivering sessions at lunchtimes for their children. I had the pleasure of going into Blackthorn Academy to watch the Year 5 Young Leaders delivering a multiskills session to a Year 2 class. The Leaders were great and delivered a fun and exciting session to the children.

I can't wait to start going into schools after christmas to see them all in action at lunchtimes!!

The Northampton Academy Leadership Students held another fun Multisport Festival for Year 5 pupils in our cluster. The Leaders planned and delivered some exciting activities which included Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Rounders and Multiskills. The Year 5 pupils were mixed with other schools which gave them an opportunity to develop their confidence and to make new friends. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the activities and it was such a pleasure to see so many smiley, happy and excited children taking part in physical activity. The teachers were full of praise and commented that they were so impressed with some of their pupils who they thought would not engage in the activities.

Some of our schools came to Northampton Academy for the Pre-Level 2 New Age Kurling practice session. We had a great afternoon and it was brilliant to watch the children practice and work on their skills. Feedback I have received was very positive, the children had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed the session, it gave schools the chance to prepare for the competition the following week.

We have more exciting events taking place next term including a Year 4 Multisport Festival which will again be delivered by the amazing Young Leaders at Northampton Academy. We also have the Pre-Level 2 Sportshall Athletics practice session at Northampton Academy, to prepare for the highly competitive Level 2 competition at the end of January!

Hannah Henry, SSCo

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