Primary sports partnership

Primary Sports Partnership (1)This half term the primary schools have been very busy competing in a number of events and teacher professional development.

The Yr 6 athletics final was hosted at The Purbeck School which involved Stoborough Primary School, St Marys Primary School in Swanage, Christchurch Juniors and St Josephs Christchurch.  The event was to ascertain who represent the Purbeck and Christchurch partnership at the Dorset School Games at the end of March.

Primary Sports Partnership (2)The event was extremely exciting with over 80 Yr 6 buzzing round doing various athletic events.  All schools were brilliant, lots of sportsmanship behaviour and general encouragement throughout the afternoon.

The winning team were St Josephs with St Marys a close second.  A performance everyone should be proud of.

Again my thanks go to my new set of Yr 9 young ambassadors who helped lead the event yet again, and were as always praised for their levels of commitment and professionalism throughout the afternoon.

Last week we ran for the first time a very successful Yr 3/4 Netball festival.  8 of the 12 schools attended bringing approx 10 pupils each.

Due to the horrendous weather alterations had to made at the last minute and the event had to brought indoors, so as you can imagine having over 80 pupils running around was going to prove a bit of a challenge.  However the primary pupils and The Purbeck School leaders were outstanding and everything ran extremely well with all pupils having a great time.  The festival consisted of the Yr 9 leaders taking a group of pupils through a number of skills whilst the Yr11 ambassadors oversaw the process.  This culminated in a number of games where the pupils could put their skills into practice.  A fantastic afternoon had by all.

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The teachers have also been extremely busy with 4 professional development courses arranged for each of the schools to attend.  These included: Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Football and Change for Life.

Thanks to those schools that attended these.  I hope you found the courses useful and can use the information to help develop and improve the delivery of these activities in your schools.

Next half term I am really looking forward to the young leaders academy where 11 out of the 12 primary schools have signed up to attend, this should be an outstanding event.  We also have a cross country competition, an U11 tag rugby competition and an U11 hockey competition to deliver so another busy few weeks.  Hope to see everyone there.

Thanks again for your support.

Miss Hamblin
School Sports Coordinator

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