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Level 2 Year 9/10 Girls Rounders Competition

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:54

On Thursday 4th May 2017 Northampton Academy hosted the Year 9/10 Girls Rounder's Competition, a qualifying competition for the Level 3 Summer School Games.

The quality of matches was of the highest level. This tournament preceded the start of the Year 9/10 Girls Rounder's League which is being coordinated by The Duston School to provide additional competitive opportunities for girls in Northampton.


1st: Northampton Academy*

2nd: Northampton School for Girls

3rd: Malcolm Arnold Academy

Level 2 KS1 Multiskill Festival

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:13

On Friday 5th May 2017 Northampton Academy hosted the KS1 Multiskill Festival competition for the Partnership Enhanced Schools, which 10 schools attended. Unlike last year the weather was pleasant throughout the day, making the competition a much nicer experience for all the pupils (and staff!) who participated.

This year the Primary Schools attending the Festival were tasked with providing a Young Leader workforce to manage each of the 8 activity stations which make up the festival format. On the whole the young leaders were well prepared and did an amazing job refreshing the participants of the aim of their activity and keeping an accurate record of their scores.


1st: Lings Primary School*

2nd: Boothville Primary School*

3rd: Abington Vale Primary School

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games

Level 2 Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:34

On Wednesday 26th April 2017 over 25 schools participated in the Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition at Moulton College, a qualifying competition for the Level 3 Summer School Games. the standard of competition was of a good quality, which ensured highly competitive and skilful games to be played throughout the event.

Young Leaders from Northampton School for Girls undertook some leadership training in advance of the competition to prepare them to competently and confidently umpire the games on behalf of the Partnership. They conducted themselves very well on the evening of the competition, on occasions having to make some very quick and difficult decisions - Thanks to NSG for their support at this competition.


1st: Millway Primary School*

2nd: Thorplands Primary School*

3rd: Abington Vale Primary School

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games

Change4Life Partnership Festival

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:37

On Friday 19th May 2017 12 teams descended on Overstone Scout Centre for the annual Change4Life Festival. This years Festival theme was 'Working Together', and so to reinforce the theme the festival activities were organised around team building games and an Orienteering Course.

Northampton Leisure Trust were invited to lead the Team Building Games; from sack races to water race the games and activities produced a great deal of excitement and enjoyment and very physically active young people (though I am not too sure how hard they actually knew they were working!?). The team spirit was fantastic and it was great to see how well the pupils engaged with the staff who accompanied them to the event. After the team building activities the groups were sent off on an Orienteering challenge whereby as a team they had to navigate an orienteering course collecting clues along the way. On their return to 'base' they had to use the clues they had gathered to unravel the name of a well know book.

All the teams taking part in the Festival were exceptionally well behaved and used the festival as an opportunity to try a new sport and work with their peers. It was great to see so many happy smiley faces and so many enthused young people.

National School Sports Week; 26th - 30th June 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:30

National School Sport Week (NSSW) is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport, and we invite all schools across the United Kingdom to register to take part and #celebratePE.

Whether through traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or in alternative activities such as parkour, dance or treasure hunts, there is something out there for everyone to enjoy and be active.

National School Sport Week started in 2008, and last year saw over 5,000 schools and 1.8 million pupils take part! Want to find out more about what to expect, or pick up some ideas for 2017? Check out our Storify from last year's event.

This year, we're delighted to be partnering with Entertainment One and TV superheroes PJ Masks for a special early years aspect to NSSW.

The initiative, entitled Power of 3 to reflect the trio of PJ Masks heroes, aims to encourage young people to be more active and take part in regular physical activity and school sport.

During National School Sport Week, every primary school or nursery setting that registers will get free access to the PJ Masks Power of 3 activity pack full of branded activities inspired by the strengths of the three main characters: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, a superhero trio of friends who embark on action-packed adventures using their superpowers of agility, strength and flight.

The first 500 early years education providers that register for the early years day as part of National School Sport Week will also receive a hard copy activation pack, which includes a wall chart, activity sheets, and stickers.

All school and early year providers will receive the following:

  • Full access to the website to download resources, including a guide to planning your activities, full of ideas and examples
  • Downloadable certificates and pledges for your young people.
  • Opportunity to win a school visit from a star athlete by tweeting or Instagraming your best NSSW themed photos

Please share your stories with others by following @YouthSportTrust and using #NSSW and #celebratePE

For further information, please contact:

NSSW Team nssw@youthsporttrust.org 01509 226600

Kingsthorpe Cluster - Term 5 Update

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:27

This term the Kingsthorpe Cluster primary schools have been busy preparing and competing in a variety of Level 2 competitions. It's been great to see so many children getting the opportunity to represent their schools in competitive sport. We ran a year 5/6 Pre-level 2 Athletics event at Kingsthorpe College to help prepare the pupils ahead of their competition. The event was run by an athletics coach and supported by Kingsthorpe College students. Throughout the event, the pupils developed their skills and perfected their techniques in a variety of field and track events. It was great to see the children supporting and helping each other, even when they were from different schools.

All Saints Primary hosted a Level 2 competition of their own. They invited schools from within our cluster to their school to compete in Boccia and New Age Curling. These sports had been so popular with the children in our cluster, so All Saints ran this extra competition for schools to bring along their 'B' teams. It was a great way to give more children the opportunity to represent their school in competitions.

Our young leaders are continuing to do a fantastic job within all the primary schools. The year 5 leaders have now fully taken over from the year 6 leaders and are doing brilliantly! Many of them are now preparing to help with their School Games Days that are taking place this term.

Alex Bennett, SSCo

Summer Activity Days at Grendon Hall

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:10

Summer Activity Days @ Grendon Hall

£40 per day of £180 per week for 8-16 year olds

Monday 31st July - Friday 1st September 2017

Monday activities: Team Building, Orienteering & Tarzan Challenge (High Ropes)

Tuesday activities: Low Ropes, Night Line & Raft Building

Wednesday activities: Archery, Swamp & Kayaking

Thursday activities: Navigation & Canoeing

Friday activities: Bushcraft & White Water Tubing

Sessions run from 9.00am - 4.30pm weekdays

Dress appropriately and bring a packed lunch and we will take care of everything else!

For further information

E-mail: Grendon@northamptonshire.gov.uk Tel: 01933 666830


01604 366 976

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