Northampton Academy Cluster - Term 2 Update
Posted: 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