School Sports Partnership September to December 2014

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A really busy start to the academic year for Primary School Sport, which has finished in the same vain.  We have delivered a number of Professional Development courses for teachers, including Netball and KS1 PE, and numerous competitions/festivals for children in Years 3-6.

Throughout the term we have had given in excess of 1200 children the opportunity to take part in a variety of competitions.  These have included football/hockey/rugby festivals for Years 3/4 and football/indoor athletics tournaments for Years 5/6.

The manor in which these competitions have been undertaken has been outstanding; all pupils have been a credit to their school and the level of respect they have shown the referees/officials has been excellent.  The atmosphere at all competitions has been uplifting and all pupils seem to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout.

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Some of the Year 5/6 competitions will lead onto the Dorset School Games Finals and so far we have Swanage Primary and St Marys Swanage to now compete against the winning Christchurch schools to see who will represent the Purbeck and Christchurch area at the School Finals in March.

Dan Moody has also delivered a Young Leaders academy for the primary schools where 10 pupils from each school were invited in to develop their leadership skills, to give them opportunities to think about what they would like to see in their school and how they might be able to develop their ideas.

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To enable me to run these competitions/festivals smoothly I have been lucky enough to receive endless support from a number of our Sixth Form, Year 10 and Year 8 students.  These include: Will Holland, Ryan Adams, Sasha Altham, Chloe Byron, Jayde Grantham, Harriet Miller, Chelsea Golledge, Toyah Cavendish, Megan Nelson, Tom Berry, Miles Ferguson to name but a few.  Without the support of these students these events would not be able to run as effectively as they do at present.  As a result of their successful delivery, we have been asked by the Dorset School Games to officiate at the Tag Rugby finals due to the excellent delivery of this event last year.  Well done to those students.

The next term is looking as busy for everyone with a multitude of activities taking place, these include a Young Ambassadors Conference for Years 8-10, Netball festivals for Year 3/4 and various School Games qualifiers for years 5/6; along with a number of CPD courses for teachers.

I look forward to the next term.  I thoroughly enjoy working with our Primary Schools and I hope they in turn enjoy working with us.

Miss Hamblin
School Sports Co-ordinator
The Purbeck School


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