Throughout 2017-18, sport continues to be a high priority for our school. As a Healthy school with enhanced status, we continually seek ways to promote active and healthy lifestyles for all our children both within school and beyond.
As a result of this drive, earlier in the Summer term, Mrs Banfield applied for and the school was awarded the School Games-Gold Mark which recognises and celebrates the quality and range of competitive and extra-curricular sport, available, at our school, for all our children; for the 3rd consecutive year.
2017-2018 has been another ‘golden year’ for us. Our school’s Sport’s Committee organised, with the support of Mrs Banfield, 10 intra-school competitions (1 more than last year). These opportunities encourage all our children, irrespective of age or gender to engage and compete in a range of fun and active competitions-giving all our children the opportunity to take part in competitive sport.
Events included an ‘Into the Deep’ event: linked to National Science Week; a series of House Swimming Championships; the Key Stage 1 House Cricket Tournament; the Key Stage 2 House Rounder’s Tournament, our annual Sports Day and a series of ‘Personal Best + 1 Challenges’ including: a Hockey Challenge, a Mass Mile Participation event as well as a Football based challenge linked to the visit of the Premier League Trophy.
We also participated in 18 inter-school competitions (an increase of 5 from last year), where many of our children represented our school, in various teams competing with other children from the local or the regional area. This covered a wide range of sport competitions including Athletics, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming and the annual Mini-Olympics event.
As a school we continue to, “strive for excellence” in all that we do. This year, 7 of our school teams (2 more than last year) were ranked in the top 3 in district level competition and 1 school team ranked 2nd at County level:
Through an extensive program of activities, available both within and outside of our curriculum, we are committed to encouraging our pupils to lead healthy and active lives.
This year, we employed 9 sport coaches across a range of sporting activities who worked alongside our pupils, supporting them to develop their skills and fostering further ‘their love of sport.’
As well as this, we organised 41 sport related extra-curricular clubs or activities (12 more than last year), across the year for our children to enjoy:
Throughout 2017-2018, Pupil Leadership has continued to be a priority for us, encouraging even more pupils to ‘take the lead,’ sharing their passion and skills, inspiring others in a range of sport. Leadership opportunities have included:
Children take responsibility for organising a range of lunchtime sport related activities for the
younger children to enjoy.
Children liaise with the Headteacher to identify the club they wish to organise. They then plan a 6-week series of activity and take full responsibility for the facilitation of the sport related club/activity including: resourcing; registration of pupils; rewarding positive contributions and supporting sport development.
This means that, across 2017-2018:
At Barrowby CE Primary School, we are committed to encouraging all our pupils to lead full and active lives, both within school and beyond and are delighted to have been awarded the Gold, in the School Games Mark for a 3rd consecutive year as well as gaining the Gold Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark-pending validation visit in the Autumn Term.
We are delighted, to once again, be nationally recognised for the quality and range of our competitive and extra-curricular sport and hope to gain further recognition for the quality of our curriculum provision.
Thank you to everyone: school staff, our pupil and playground leaders, specialist sport coaches and parents for guiding, supporting and inspiring all our children to shine! Go ‘Team Barrowby!’