Nov 05 in Bovington Primary School, Corfe Castle Primary School, Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, News, St George’s Primary School Langton, St Mary and Joseph's Catholic Primary School Wool, St Mary’s Primary School Swanage, Stoborough Primary School, Swanage Primary School, Swanage St Mark’s Primary School, The Purbeck School, Wareham St Mary Primary School, Wool Primary School Written by: Nicky Marsh
What a positive start we have had to the Purbeck Education Partnership sporting calendar. After a very productive meeting an extensive sporting programme was finalised with activities involving Years 1-6.
The events ‘kicked off’ with an U11 Boys football tournament, this was represented by 7 of our partnership schools and was an excellent competition. The atmosphere created by all teams was fantastic and all participants were a credit to their school. Some excellent football was played by pupils and the sportsmanship showed towards others was outstanding.
The competition was played using a round robin format so all boys enjoyed a number of games. The winners this year with a convincing score line was St Marks Swanage, they won all their games and managed to score 13 goals over their 6 matches.
The games themselves were refereed by two Purbeck school students Jakub and Aiden Smith. They too did an excellent job and were also a credit to their school, performing their duties to an excellent standard and with confidence.
This event was followed by a Year 5 Hockey festival where 8 partnership schools bought along approximately 10 pupils. The aim of the festival was to introduce the game to some and to develop skills of others all in a non-competitive environment. Each primary school was led by a Purbeck school student: either one of Young Ambassador or our Yr 12 BTEC students. They delivered a hockey workshop to each school covering a variety of skills which into a tournament where each pupil could put into practice what they had learnt. The game situations were of a non-competitive basis so as to make it a non-pressured, relaxed and enjoyable experience for all.
A big thank you to all parents that transported the pupils there to make this experience happen and also a big thank you to the Purbeck School pupils who led workshops as it wouldn’t have been possible to run without you: Ashleigh Taylor, Lauren Hunt, Jade Shakespeare, Callum Crompton, Issy Dyer, Tilly Goodall, KJ Ross, Will Holland, Kyle Holland, James Gibbs and Ryan Adams.
Next half term we are looking forward to delivering an U11 girls football tournament, an indoor athletics event and arranging some professional development for the primary schools.
School Sports Coordinator