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Level 2 Year 4/5 Arrows Archery Competition

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:06

On Wednesday 1st March and Friday 3rd March 2017 23 Schools competed in the Level 2 Arrows Archery Competition at Northampton and Thomas Becket School. The interest from pupils and schools to participate in Arrows Archery has seen a huge growth in the last 12 months, with many school investing in the equipment to enable more young people to have the opportunity to participate on their own school site.

The performances of the vast majority of the schools was better than last year, testament to the preparation opportunities staff are offering their selected team and the investment in equipment to allow practice sessions to also take place.

1st: Thorplands Primary School (293 points)*

2nd: Queen Eleanor Primary Academy (290 points)*

3rd: East Hunsbury Primary School (267 points)

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Summer School Games

School Games Mark citeria 2016/2017 launched

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:33

The 2016/2017 Schools Games Mark Criteria was released on Wednesday 11th January 2017. The criteria has not significantly changed to previous years, but it would be well worth you familiarising yourself with it, and making note of the small changes.

The most significant change is to the dates when you can apply;

Application window opens: Wednesday 31st May 2017

Application window closes: Friday 28th July 2017

If you would like some help and/or guidance to apply for School Games Mark this academic year please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Lawrence (n.Lawrence@Northampton-academy.org).

Level 2 Secondary Sportshall Athletics Competition

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:09

On Monday 16th January 2017 Northampton School for Girls again hosted the annual Secondary Sportshall Athletics Competition. The quality of the competition was of the highest level and there were some great individual and team performances.

Year 7 Girls Competition

1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy

2nd: The Duston School

=3rd: NSG

=3rd: Kingsthorpe College

Year 7 Boys Competition

1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy

2nd: Northampton Academy

3rd: Kingsthorpe College

Year 8 Girls Competition

1st: NSG*

2nd Northampton Academy*

3rd Malcolm Arnold*

Year 8 Boys Competition

=1st: Abbeyfield*

=1st: Malcolm Arnold*

3rd: The Duston School*

Level 2 Secondary Indoor Rowing Competition

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:57

On Wednesday 25th January 2017 Northampton School For Boys again hosted the Yr 7/8 and Yr 9/10 Girls and Boys Level 2 Indoor Rowing competition. It was a tightly fought competition in boys events with very strong and experienced competitors from both NSB and Malcolm Arnold Academy. For the girls Malcolm Arnold Academy held on to beat St Peters Independent School - this being the first time they have competed in the secondary Rowing competitions.

Y7/8 Girls Competition

1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*

2nd: Ste Peters Independent School*

Y7/8 Boys Competition

1st: NSB*

2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*

3rd: St. Peters Independent School

Y9/10 Girls Competition

1st: Malcolm Arnold Academy*

2nd: St. Peters Independent School*

Y9/10 Boys Competition

1st: NSB*

2nd: Malcolm Arnold Academy*

3rd: St Peters Independent School

*Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games

Level 2 KS2 & KS3/4 Boccia Competitions

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:41

On Tuesday 17th January 2017 the KS2 and KS3/4 Boccia Competitions took place at Duston Sports Centre. The competitions were officiated by Students from Billing Brook School - the students had undertaken an intense training session to prepare and upskill them to officiate both levels of the competition. The leaders did a fabulous job, and this was commented on by many of the staff attending the competition.

It was also encouraging to see more young SEND pupils from mainstream schools participating in the event this year.

KS2 Boccia Competition

1st: Earl Spencer Primary*

2nd: All Saints Primary

=3rd: Rectory Farm Primary

=3rd = Queen Eleanor Primary

KS3/4 Boccia

1st: Northgate A*

2nd: Northgate B

3rd: Malcolm Arnold Academy

4th: Billing Brook

* Schools qualify for the Level 3 Winter School Games

Northampton Leisure Trust Family Fun Day

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:34

Northampton Leisure Trust are hosting their next Family Fun Day on Saturday 18th March at Lings Forum Leisure Centre from 1:00-5:00pm.

Join us for lots of sporting activities including trampolining, football and basketball. Get your dancing shoes on for Street Dance and Cheerleading or make a splash in the swimming pool. There will also be inflatables, activities for under 5's, arts & crafts, a workshop with Steve the Juggler and the chance to see LEGO Batman in the cinema, then round off the afternoon with our disco party.

All of this fun is free to junior active members and just £3 for leisure card holders and non-members. For more information please visit http://www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/duston-family-fun-day

Kingsthrope Cluster - Update Term 3

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:22

This term has been another busy one for the Kingsthorpe College cluster. All Young Leaders are now trained up and working hard to provide engaging and fun lunchtime activities for younger pupils in their schools. Many of them are also taking on other roles such as PE cupboard monitors, sports reporters and school sports club assistants. I am really looking forward to working with them all again for their review sessions next term.

Year 4 children from across the cluster were invited to Kingsthorpe College for a multi-sport festival. During the festival the children were given the opportunity to take part in a range of teambuilding games and sporting activities. The activities were planned and delivered by year 7 and 8 Young Leaders from Kingsthorpe College. They did an absolutely outstanding job at running the festival and the year 4 children had a wonderful time. It was great to see the primary school children working together and taking part in all the activities. We were lucky to have Amy Thomason, the head coach from Northampton High Flyers Cheerleading Club, come along to run some taster cheerleading sessions for the children. It went down really well and even the boys (who were quite sceptical at the start) had a brilliant time. Amy runs cheerleading sessions here at Kingsthorpe College on Wednesday evenings (5-5.45pm for 6-9yrs and 6-7pm for 9-14yrs).

It was great to see the schools in our cluster entered into lots of level 2 competitions this term. Its brilliant that the children have the opportunity to represent their school is such a wide variety of sports. We ran a number of practice sessions to help prepare the children for these competitions. In January, Parklands primary hosted our Boccia practice session that was run by a coach from Northamptonshire Sport. For many of the children this was the first time they had tried Boccia and they absolutely loved it! Many of our schools were also practicing hard for the level 2 gymnastics competitions that took place in January and February. I went in to work with the teams and it was brilliant to see how hard they were working to remember and perfect their routines. All of the practice sessions must have paid off as our cluster schools have all done really well in the Level 2 competitions this term. All the children should be very proud of themselves.


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