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Campion Boys unbeaten as they reach School Games Level 3 Hockey

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:28

On Tuesday 26th April, Campion School hosted the School Games Level 2 Year 8/9 Boys Hockey competition where 4 teams from across South Northants and Daventry competed for the chance to represent the SSP at the School Games Level 3 Finals in July.

Teams from Campion, Sponne, Moulton and Magdalen attended the event and competed in a round robin with matches officiated over by school staff. In the first round of matches, both Campion and Sponne claimed 3-0 victories over Moulton and Magdalen respectively. The second round of matches saw Campion claim a 2-0 victory over Sponne and Moulton edge a close game against Magdalen 1-0. The final round of matches saw Moulton claim overall second place with a 1-0 victory over Sponne and Campion confirm their competition victory with a 6-0 win over Magdalen.

The School Sport Partnership would like to thank all of the children who competed during an evening which saw matches played in sunshine, wind, rain and even snow at one point. Special thanks are also reserved for the members of staff from the competing schools who supported with the officiating. We wish Campion all the best as they progress forward to represent the Partnership at the School Games Level 3 County Boys Hockey Finals at Moulton College on the 7th July.

Crick and Overstone claim place at Partnership Quicksticks Finals

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:05

Moulton School hosted the Daventry South Cluster Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey competition on Wednesday 20th April with 6 teams from 5 local primary schools competing for glory.

The competition, played in cold, windy conditions, saw teams from Overstone, Moulton, Boughton, Crick and The Bramptons take part in a round robin competition supported by the Sports Leaders from Moulton School with the winners progressing through to the South Northants and Daventry Level 2 Quicksticks Finals at Caroline Chisholm School on Thursday 19th May.

Early victories for Boughton B, Crick and Overstone put them as early favourites to stake a claim for the competition victory but a defeat and a draw for Boughton B and Overstone allowed Crick to claim a hold of the top spot, which they would hold on to for the rest of the competition - finishing unbeaten with 4 victories from 4.

Overstone finished 2nd with just the one loss, with Boughton A, Boughton B and Moulton finishing 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively on 16, 15 and 14 points. The Bramptons rounded of the table in 6th place with 5 points.

Well done to all children competing and thank you to all staff and parents who attended the event and supported their schools. The School Sport Partnership would like to wish Crick and Overstone good luck at the next round next month at Caroline Chisholm School. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Moulton School who supported the officiating of each match.

Northamptonshire Schools Combined Events Championships

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:22

The 2016 Northamptonshire Schools Combined Events Championships will take place at Oundle School on the 16th May 2016. Organised by the Northamptonshire Schools Athletics Association the children will compete over a series of athletics events to look to qualify on to the next round in June 2016.

The Schools Athletics association has a strong history of success over resent years with athletes such as Niamh Bailey going on to represent GB in the sport.

For more details please see attached file or contact Dave Pope on david.pope@me.com

Hazel Leys on Target at COTSSP Arrows Archery Competition.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:46

The Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership hosted it's Year 4 & 5 Arrows Archery competition which saw over 60 children from 7 different Schools from across the partnership come to compete in the competition which took place at Lodge Park Academy.

The teams took turns to compete in four different skills stations where they would try and score points to be added to their schools total with the two teams with the highest overall score going on to represent the COTSSP in the county round.

Young leaders from Lodge Park Academy ran the event and were responsible for the four stations. They did a fantastic job of making sure that the children remained safe and ensured that all participants understood what they had to do at each station.

The young leaders were also given the task of observing the schools to see which team they felt deserved to take home the Schools Games Values Award for Teamwork. They decided that Cottingham C of E Primary deserved the award as they helped each other by encouraging their team mates as well as archers from other schools.

At the end of the competition it was Hazel Leys who emerged victorious narrowly beating Cottingham C of E primary who were 2nd just one point behind the winners.

Change4Life Celebration Festivals

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:26

This summer term our School Sports Partnerships will be hosting four Change4Life celebration festivals for schools in our county that host a Change4Life club.

Change4Life clubs are targeted at less active pupils in primary schools and aim to promote the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle. A Change4Life club allows children to participate in fun activities that help to develop their confidence and fundamental skills that can support them to be more active and participate in PE, wider sports and activities. Clubs help to provide children a sense of belonging, promoting regular attendance in an exciting, inclusive environment that children might not have previously experienced or enjoyed.

The purpose of the festivals is to celebrate the children's achievements this school year and to showcase some of the opportunities local clubs and organisations can provide to inspire children to be more active in school and life.

We have secured the services of some of our local clubs in the county, from sports such as golf, boxing, tennis, karate and more, to provide children with the chance to have a go at sports that they may have never tried before. The events will not only focus on sporting activities, children will also have the chance to try healthy eating, gardening and fire service activities to help inspire them to lead a healthy active lifestyle.

When and where are these festivals?

Corby Oundle & Thrapston - 20/05/2016 - St. Patricks Primary School

Northampton - 27/05/2016 - Overstone scout camp site

South Northants & Daventry - 30/06/2016 - Towcestrians rugby club

Wellingborough & East Northants - 01/07/2016 - Wellingborough Old Grammarians Sports Field

If your school has a Change4Life club please look out for the invite from your school sports manager this term and book your place early!

We are always looking for support from local clubs and businesses. If you feel that you could support us at any of our Change4Life festivals please get in touch.

Simon Fowler - Northamptonshire Sport: 01604 366976 simon.fowler@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Level 2 Year 3/4 Quicksticks Competition

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:51

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016, Northampton SSP hosted the Year 3/4 Quicksticks Competition, at Moulton College. The initial registration for the competition attracted a record number of schools hence the move to a new venue, which proved to be very good decision as the playing facilities were exceptional.

With selection for the Level 3 Summer School Games on the cards, every game and goal was important. We were grateful to the Umpires from Northamptonshire Sport and Moulton College for their time and they umpired some great games.

The results were

1st: Weston Favell Primary School*

2nd: Boothville Primary School*

3rd: The Arbours Primary School

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 School Games

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