Latest Sports News from across the Schools
Fri, 13 May 2016 11:54
On Thursday 12th may 2016 the COTSSP held its year 3/4 Quicksticks hockey competition. It was a perfect May afternoon with the sun shining for the competition that was hosted at Prince William School, with young leaders from Prince William running the event.
There was some fantastic team and individual performances with the competition being played at a very high standard. All of the children and staff that attended enjoyed what was a brilliant afternoon of hockey. Andy Dale from England Hockey commented on the event saying;
"It was great to see so many children enjoying themselves out in the Sun playing Hockey; I was very impressed with some of the hockey that I've seen tonight and I hope that the children continue to practice and play at their schools, I would like to wish the teams that qualified good luck in the county rounds."
After all the teams competed in 3 different pools the winning team from each pool took each other on in a play-off pool with Nassington coming out on top and progressing on to represent the COTSSP in the county finals round.
Catherine Ibbotson – Warmington School, commented on how good the young leaders from Prince William were saying;
'Thank you for organising & please pass on our thanks to the young leaders- they did a really good job as they always do'.
They young leaders decided that the School Games Value award for passion should go to Kings Cliffe, as their teams showed great passion by cheering and encouraging their team mates as well as other competitors from different schools.
Nassington - Competition Winners
Kings Cliffe – Passion Award
Thu, 12 May 2016 15:50
Northamptonshire Sport in Partnership with Create Development and our Create Learning School, Lings Primary are facilitating the following workshops:
real PE is a fun and simple to follow Scheme of Work and support for Early Years and Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners
real PE is developed by Create Development and is fully aligned with the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements, focusing on Agility, Balance and Coordination and Healthy Competition.
Each delegate will receive the interactive Schemes of Work for their year group; supporting resources, with clear learning journeys, integrate the assessment framework and tools to evidence and celebrate rapid sustained progress.
This is a 3 day workshop; Monday 13th June, Monday 3rd October and Monday 14th November 2014
Cost for the workshops, including Scheme of Work and resources is; £495.00 + VAT
To book click on the link: www.northamptonshiresport.org/training-courses/2016/06/real-pe-three-day-course-eysks1-ks2.
real gym is aligned with the National Curriculum and is an innovative, vibrant, inclusive programme which supports teachers to become competent and confident to deliver gymnastics activities and create rounded learners.
Real gym is developed by Sarah Moon. Sarah is a Master Coach in Rhythmic Gymnastics; she was Team GB coach for the Rhythmic Gymnastics team for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Head Coach for England at the 2010 Deli Commonwealth Games.
- How to develop skills in a fun inclusive way
- How to incorporate movement and sequences with your lesson
- How to setup the apparatus safely
- How to introduce the children to the apparatus
- How to develop skills on low, medium and high apparatus
- How to develop the children's, personal, social, creative and cognitive skills through Gymnastics.
The workshop dates are; KS2 on Thursday 26th May and EYS/KS1 on Tuesday 5th July
The cost for the workshop, including interactive Scheme of Works and supporting resources is £225.00 + VAT
To book click on the following links:
real PE subjects Leaders' Workshop (real PE schools only)
Tue, 10 May 2016 15:36
Sports Crew Days 2016 saw record numbers for the third successive year with over 200 young leaders trained to set up physical activity club in their schools.
The days, which ran on the 25th and 28th April, were run by the South Northants and Daventry School Sport Partnership and Northamptonshire Sport and saw the children engage in a series of workshops themed around them designing, branding and setting up their own physical activity club.
As part of their training, the children engaged in Club Creators, Club Champions, Come and Compete and Establish and Embed workshops all designed to motivate and inspire the children to share their love for physical activity and sports with the rest of their school.
The Club Creators workshop saw children work together to devise a name and logo for their club and then put together marketing material in the form of posters and press releases.
The Club Champions workshop saw the children learn all the skills required to set up and deliver activities to children back in school. They became familiar with resource cards from the Change4Life Sports Club which they were given at the start of the day to take back to school with them.
Whilst the children undertook these activities, the supporting members of staff also received training, learning how to support their Crews back in school and how to support the delivery of School Games Intra-School competition. The latter saw them devise activities which the Crews would take part in during the Come and Compete workshop delivered in the afternoon.
The final part of the day gave the Sports Crews and their members of staff time to put plans in place to Establish and Embed their clubs back in school. Each Crew completed a Club Delivery Plan and discussed ideas for their Launch events back at school.
Throughout the days, each children received Spirit of the Games stickers upon the completion of each workshop and at the end of the day, they were rewarded for collecting all 6 Spirit of the Games values when they received a Change4Life Champions Goody bag to take back to school to support them in promoting physical activity.
Feedback from both children and staff was positive with many saying how they enjoyed the opportunities to use their imagination to come up with ideas, how they like meeting the children from other schools and how it had given them more confidence to go back into school and deliver their new club. Staff were very positive about having the time to sit and listen to the children' ideas at the end of the day about what they wanted to deliver.
The hard work for the Crew's start now as they return to school with the aim of getting children up and active.
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:03
Overstone Primary clinched Mini-Red Tennis success for the second year running as they fought off competition at the Daventry South Cluster Mini-Red Tennis Competition at a bright and sunny Moulton School on Thursday 5th May.
The competition saw teams from Overstone, The Bramptons, Pitsford and Sywell compete in a round-robin competition supported by Sports Leaders from Moulton School. B teams from Pitsford and The Bramptons received coaching from Dallington Tennis Club coach Tom Stevenson before playing in a separate Spirit of the Games competition.
Each match between schools consisted of 4 individual fixtures with the No.1 and No.2 boys and girls competing against their respective equal. Match winners were determined by the number of individual games won. In the event of a tie, match winners were determined by the number of point scored by the teams over the four fixtures.
In the first round of fixtures, Overstone claimed victory over The Bramptons 3-1 with Sywell defeating Pitsford by the same scoreline. Round 2 saw Overstone win 4-0 over Pitsford and Sywell overcome The Bramptons 3-1. Round 3 saw winner-takes-all matches between Overstone and Sywell for 1st/2nd place and Pitsford and The Bramptons for 3rd/4th place. The Bramptons claimed 3rd place with a 3-1 victory and Overstone secured their second competition victory in 2 years with a 4-0 win over Sywell.
In the Spirit of the Games competition, The Bramptons secured victory on points following a 2-2 draw with Pitsford. The Bramptons' 25-points just enought to top Pitford's 20.
The SSP would like to congratulate all of the children for their efforts during the evening and also thank all staff and parents who supported and encouraged them throughout. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Moulton School for umpiring the matches. We wish Overstone the best of luck as they progress to the next round and face the other cluster winners from around South Northants and Daventry at the School Games Level 2 Mini-Red Finals on Wednesday 8th June at Roade Tennis Club.
Daventry South Cluster Year 3/4 Mini-Red Tennis Competition
2. Sywell CE Primary School
3. The Bramptons Primary School
4. Pitsford Primary School
Spirit of the Games Competition
1. The Bramptons Primary School
2. Pitsford Primary School
Fri, 06 May 2016 14:45
On Wednesday 4th May, 4 teams from two South Northants secondary schools competed in the School Games Level 2 KS3/4 Inclusive Goalball competition at Towcester Leisure Centre.
Each bringing two teams, the competition was contested by The Gateway School and Campion School who competed in a round robin event each playing three fixtures.
Round one saw victories for Campion B over The Gateway A and The Gateway B over Campion A. Round two saw schools contest against themselves as A and B teams collided. The ensuing fixtures saw victories for Campion B and The Gateway A. As they headed into Round 3, Campion B could secure the overall victory by avoiding defeat against The Gateway A, which they did - earning a 22-13 victory in their final game. The Gateway B secured 3rd place by defeating Campion A
The SSP would like to congratulate all of the students for their efforts during the comeptition and also thank all staff who supported them. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Campion School for officiating the matches. We wish Campion School the best of luck as they progress to the School Games Level 3 County Finals on Thursday 7th July.
School Games Level 2 KS3/4 Inclusive Goalball - Final Results
1. Campion School B
2. The Gateway School A
3The Gateway School B
4. Campion School A
Fri, 06 May 2016 14:29
Seven teams from across the South Northants and Daventry School Sport Partnership attended the School Games Level 2 Inclusive Goalball competition at Towcester Leisure Centre on Wednesday 4th May.
Teams from The Bramptons, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Bracken Leas, Towcester, Newbottle and Charlton, Deanshanger and Brackley Junior School took part in the competition where the winners would progress to represent the Partnership at the Summer School Games at Moulton College on 7th July.
Split into two pools, the teams played group fixtures to determine which positions they could play for in the second half of the competition. In Pool 1, The Bramptons, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Bracken Leas and Towcester played each other with Newbottle and Charlton, Deanshanger and Brackley Junior School in Pool 2.
With points on offer for successful blocks as well as scoring goals, there were many high scoring games. Each match was officiated over by Sports Leaders from Campion School, who had undertaken specfic training with Goalball UK a week earlier.
At the end of the pool stage, it was Bracken Leas and Towcester who progresed from Pool 1 in 1st and 2nd respectively and they were joined in the Semi Finals by Newbottle and Charlton and Deanshanger.
In Semi Final 1, Bracken Leas took on Deanshanger and following a close game, it was Deanshanger who took a 24-20 victory to progress to the final. In Semi Final 2, Newbottle took on Towcester and they joined Deanshanger in the Final with 22-13 victory.
After Bracken Leas had secured 3rd place by defeating Towcester in a very close game 6-2, Newbottle and Charlton were ruthless in the final claiming a 33-8 victory over Deanshanger to take the competition victory and also secure their place at the next round on the 7th July.
The SSP would like to congratulate all of the children for their efforts during the competition and also thank all staff and parents who supported them from the sidelines. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Campion School for officiating the matches. We wish Newbottle and Charlton the best of luck as they progress to the School Games Level 3 County Finals were they will compete against the best teams from around Northamptonshire.
School Games Level 2 KS2 Inclusive Goalball - Final Results
1. Newbottle and Charlton Primary School
2. Deanshanger Primary School
3. Bracken Leas Primary School
4. Towcester CE Primary School
5. Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School
6. Brackley Junior School
7. The Bramptons Primary School
Fri, 06 May 2016 13:18
The South Northants and Daventry SSP and Northamptonshire Sport ran the second Daventry Primary Schools KS2 Cross Country event at Daventry Sports Park on Tuesday 3rd May with record numbers of schools and children getting active and taking part.
Building on from the success of last years event, 19 primary schools from across the Daventry district attended the event which had been rescheduled from March following torrential rainfall. Schools could attend with teams of upto 6 boys and 6 girls from school years 3 to 6 to compete in a series of races which increased in distance the older the children were. Year 3 children ran distances of 900m, Year 4 children tackled 1400m, Year 5 1700m and Year 6 1850m.
The event also saw the introduction of two new races with shorter Beginners Cross Country providing a more accessible way for our emerging runners in Year 3/4 and 5/6 to get involved in with distances covering only 600m (Year 3/4) and 900m (Year 5/6).
Over the course of the afternoon, over 650 children, up from 400 children in 2015, took part in the different races, earning points for their respective schools as they completed their races. Combined scores across each of the races from the top three finishers for each school were totalled to identify the overall winning school.
At the end of the afternoon, every children received a certificate to acknowledge thier achievements and children finishing in the Top 3 from each race received a medal with the Overall Schools Champions awarded a Presentation Shield. In what was a close competition, Brixworth eventually prevailed as winners for the second year in a row, retaining the trophy they won in 2015, with Moulton and East Haddon in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The School Sport Partnership would like to congratulate all of the children for completing the course and thank all staff, parents and carers for their support in cheering the children on. Special thanks also go to the Core Team Staff at Northamptonshire Sport for their efforts in supporting the event, which without would not have been possible.
Full race results can be found by clicking the link below:
Mon, 02 May 2016 09:35
On the 1st September 2015 Ben Smith started what he calls 'the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.'
On the 3rd May 2016 the people of Corby have the chance to join Ben in his challenge.
He has been undertaking a 'World Record' attempt which will see him run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations of the UK mainland. The challenge will aim to raise both awareness of the issues of bullying in our society along with £250,000 for two amazing charities dedicated to tackling bullying.
If you would like to join Ben in Corby the details are:
Location: Rockingham Triangle Stadium, Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 2FB
Start Time: 10:00am, 9:30am arrival
Route: Corby, Rockingham, East Carlton, Lodge Park x 3 (subject to change on the day)
The two charities Ben is raising money for are called 'Stonewall' and 'Kidscape'. Both these charities work tirelessly to support award winning initiatives which really get to the heart of bullying in our UK schools and society in all its forms.
The £250,000 raised through generous donations from UK business' and the public will help support both these charities carry on the amazing work they do.
The aims and objectives of The 401 Challenge are simple:
- Raise £250,0000 to support 'Stonewall' and 'Kidscape'
- Raise awareness of bullying in the UK
- Complete and achieve 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days
- Involve as many people as possible and inspire people to push their limits
For more information on Ben's Challenge visit these sites
Sun, 01 May 2016 11:00
This May, Northamptonshire Sport is celebrating a "Month of Health and Wellbeing". Schools, workplaces and communities from all over the county will be taking part in different activities and projects to improve the health and wellbeing of staff, students, volunteers, and customers.
In addition to celebrating the month of Swimming, May is the month where we celebrate "Healthy Workplace Week" in workplaces and "Healthy ME" week in schools.
Both weeks start on the 16th May and follow five themes, "five ways to wellbeing", which are equivalent to 'five fruit and vegetables a day'. These themes are: Give, Keep Learning, Connect, Take Notice and Be Active. A range of ideas are available for schools and workplaces on our website to help you get involved. More details for each programme are detailed below.
Healthy ME week will focus on activity in Schools across the county. The week aims to celebrate the success of the Healthier Child Programme and the wider work being developed in schools by Northamptonshire Sport. This includes the work of the county's School Sport Partnerships, the training of teachers in high quality PE and the provision of extra-curricular sport and physical activity through activities such as Change4Life clubs and Family FUNs clubs that engage the whole family in healthier, active lifestyles.
Schools are being encouraged to take part in activities throughout the week. Access to resources and ideas are available on our website under the Schools section of the website, teachers just need to complete a brief registration form to get access to the resources http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/2020-healthy-schools-week Schools, parents and teachers are being encouraged to share their news and activities on social media using the hash tag #HealthyME
Likewise, workplaces are also being encouraged to do their bit in terms of taking 5 steps to wellbeing. Many businesses across the county now recruit Physical Activity Champion within the workplace, encouraging active travel to and from work or during the lunch break, encouraging employees to volunteer in grassroots sport and many local businesses enjoy the benefits of the regular workplace sport competitions and challenges hosted by Northamptonshire Sport.
We are encouraging workplaces to follow our themes for the week and share their workplace ideas and activities using the hash tag #NHWW2016
A full range of resources and ideas are available for workplaces on our website under the Get Active, healthy Workplace section. http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/northants-healthy-workplace-week The week finishes with a workplace Swimming competition on Sunday 22nd and our second 5K race at Irchester Country Park, also on 22nd May. This race has a special section for children aged 8-11. For more details on this event, follow the link to the race website here. http://www.northantsnet2012series.org.uk
During the week, our Northamptonshire Sport mascot, "Blaze" the Zebra, will be visiting schools and workplaces and joining in with activities. If you have activities planned for the week, or at any time during the month of May, and would like Blaze to come and visit your school or workplace, please contact us and we will try to do our best to see if Blaze is able to come along.
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We look forward to celebrating Health and Wellbeing month of May with all of you.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:42
It started off with clouds and then heavy showers but in the end, the Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket team from The Grange won the Daventry Town Kwik Cricket Competition at The Parker E-ACT Academy under clear blue skies.
The competition, supported by Sports Leaders from The Parker E-ACT, saw teams from Ashby Fields, The Grange, Newnham and The Abbey compete for the chance to progress to the South Northants and Daventry SSP School Games Kwik Cricket Finals Day on Thursday 16th June.
Following a brief stoppage when rain interrupted play, the children from each of the schools demonstrated their ever developing cricket skills in the round robin competition. The first round of matches saw The Grange claim victory over The Abbey and Ashby Fields triumph over Newnham. Some strong batting from Ashby Fields gave them the win when they faced The Abbey in the second round of matches and their victory, along with The Grange's victory over Newnham, set up a winner-takes-all decider in final round.
The final round of matches saw The Abbey face Newnham in what turned out to be a battle for third place and The Grange took on Ashby Fields with the winner claiming the competition win and a place in the next round. With Newnham claiming third with a 22-run victory over The Abbey, The Grange went into their match batting first and following some strong batting towards the end of their innings, they built up a total of 226 runs.
Chasing the win, Ashby Fields went on the attack and whilst they were picking up runs, the loss of a number of key wickets allowed the The Grange to take the upper hand going into the final over and despite two 6s and a four being scored, The Grange secured vicory by limiting Ashby Fields to 209 runs - a victory of 17 runs.
The SSP would like to congratulate all of the children for their efforts during the evening and also thank all staff and parents who supported them for their patience with the weather. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of The Parker E-ACT for umpiring the matches. We wish The Grange the best of luck as they progress to the next round and face the nine other cluster winners from around South Northants and Daventry.