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Chesterfield School Sport Partnership - Senior Cross Country Event held at Mount St.Mary's  College 2.12.16

Running success for the Secondary Cross Country

Over 380 runners from eight secondary schools took to the cross country circuit at Mount St. Mary’s College for the annual Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country events.

There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line.

In each race the top ten runners had their times logged with the first three getting a podium finish and a bronze, silver or gold medal, and the rest contributing to the overall team points.

Brookfield Community School dominated the early races, winning the team event in the Year 7 Girls and Year 7 and 8 Boys events.

Hasland Hall Community School were not far behind in those races with runners coming in the top 3, and finally taking first place in the Year 8 Girls event. Jasmin who run the race for Hasland Hall said “I really enjoyed the course. I just pictured the finish line and aimed for it.”

The Year 9 Girls event was won by Elise from Outwood Newbold, followed very closely by Abbie who was the only runner to come from Whittington Green. “My school was off today but I didn’t want to miss the chance of taking part as I love running. I’m really glad I did.”

Never far behind were St. Mary’s Catholic High School, also regularly finishing in the medal positions. They took an overall lead by winning the Year 9 and Year 10/11 Boys events as well as the Year 10/11 Girls event.

Totting up the final scores it was St. Mary’s (pictured above) who took the overall team championship trophy for their consistent victories and top six finishes. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St. Mary’s edged them out to take top spot due to having a number of runners in the top six of every race.

As well as the overall team placings, individually there were some exceptional performances and some excellent times recorded.

At the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership we would like to thank everyone for their help, particularly Mount St. Mary’s College, the PE organisers from Parkside Community School and the Young Leaders from Chesterfield College who were fantastic marshals and hares for the races. Also congratulations to all of the runners who made the day a fantastic one.

Photos can be found on the links below.

Full list of winners:

Year 7 Girls Individual

1st – Amber – Brookfield

2nd – Isobelle – Outwood Newbold

3rd – Gracie – Hasland Hall

Team – St Marys

 

Year 7 Boys Individual

1st – Owen – Brookfield

2nd – Keyon – Hasland Hall

3rd – Harry – Hasland Hall

Team – Netherthorpe

 

 

Year 8 Girls Individual

1st – Jasmin – Hasland Hall

2nd – Jasmine – Netherthorpe

3rd – Gemma – Brookfield

Team – St Marys

 

Year 8 Boys Individual

1st – Finlay – Brookfield

2nd – Sam N – Springwell

3rd – Sam J – Springwell

Team – Brookfield

 

Year 9 Girls Individual

1st – Elise – Outwood Newbold

2nd – Abbie – Whittington Green

3rd – Chloe – Netherthorpe

Team – Springwell

 

Year 9 Boys Individual

1st – Samuel – St Marys

2nd – Callum – Netherthorpe

3rd – James – Brookfield

Team – Joint Winners – St Marys and Hasland Hall

 

Year 10/11 Girls Individual

1st – Elsbeth – St Marys

2nd – Chloe – St Marys

3rd – Lydia – St Marys

Team – St Marys

 

Year 10/11 Boys Individual

1st – Alexander – St Marys

2nd – Alex – Brookfield

3rd – Mikey – Brookfield

Team – Brookfield

 

Year 7 boys   Year 7 Girls   Year 8 boys   Year 8 Girls   Year 9 Boys   Year 9 Girls   Year 10/11 Boys   Year 10/11 Girls   Presentation

 

Posted in Competitions, News, Secondary

BNF Healthy Eating Week 2017 – registration is open!

This year’s BNF Healthy Eating Week will run from 12 to 16 June 2017.

The Week is open to all UK schools, universities and organisations wishing to take part.

Registration only takes a few minutes and is a great way to show your support for, and raise the profile of, healthy, active lifestyles.  It also means you will be the first to hear about our exciting plans for BNF Healthy Eating Week 2017 and have access to some fantastic, exclusive resources to help you plan activities for your Week.

The aim of BNF Healthy Eating Week is to promote:

– healthy eating and drinking;
– being active;
– food provenance;
– and cooking.

All registration details provided will be kept confidential and only used to send you information relating to BNF Healthy Eating Week.

If you work for a Council and would like to register multiple schools, please contact Kim at k.down@nutrition.org.uk

Last year, BNF Healthy Eating Week had 6,842 registrations from the education sector (reaching over 3.1 million young people) and 80 registrations from workplaces!

 

REGISTER FOR BNF HEALTHY EATING WEEK 2017!

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Early Racers Event - Queens Park Sports Centre 10.2.16

Celebrating 2,000,000 children Bikeability trained

In a letter from Department for Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, it was announced that 2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability – a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.

With funding from the Department for Transport, the programme is being delivered through support from the Youth Sport Trust and a range of partners, including School Games Organiser host schools, local authorities and freelance instructors.

In a letter from Department for Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, said: “Bikeability is proven to increase the road safety awareness of children taking part and over half of the children cycle more after doing Bikeability.”

Earlier this year, the Government announced £40million investment in to cycle training for young people – to allow over a million more children the opportunity to receive free cycle training over the next four years.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at Chesterfield School Sport Partnership said: “We are proud to be part of an incredible and successful programme, that develops so many skills beyond cycling.  We are delighted to manage the bikeability programme across Chesterfield and with our delivery partner Wheely Fun Wheels we have set an ambition to train 10000 young people 2016-2020.”

Supporting the culture, ethos and environment of a healthy school, Bikeability can contribute to: attainment, personal, health, social and economic education (PHSE), citizenship and British values, emotional health and wellbeing, school sport and physical activity, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) as well as cross-curricular opportunities. The programme also aims to sustain participation in cycling activity in England.

To find out What can Bikeability do for your school link

Letter from Department for Transport link

There are three core levels of Bikeability training in addition to a number of additional Bikeability plus modules. Have a look at the fantastic films below showcasing Bikeability:

– Completing Level 1, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip and undertake activities safely in a motor traffic free environment. Watch this video to find out more about the Level 1 Journey.


 

– Completing Level 2, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on quiet roads. Watch this video to find out more about the  Level 2 Journey.


 

– Completing Level 3, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on busy roads and using complex junctions and road features. Watch this video to find about more about the Level 3 Journey


 

Posted in Education, News, Primary, Training
CSSP -Silver Young Ambassador Event EIS Sheffield 13.11.15

Volunteering in an Active Nation

Volunteering in an Active Nation is Sport England’s first ever volunteering strategy which aims to encourage people from all backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.

The new strategy, and associated funding opportunities, puts the experience of the volunteer and a drive to increase diversity at the heart of efforts to support volunteers. The strategy aims to increase the number of disabled people, women, black, Asian, minority ethnic and young people aged 10-20 involved in volunteering.

Volunteers who give their time to community sport and physical activity enjoy many of the benefits associated with actually participating in sport and physical activity. Giving your time can reduce stress, build confidence and improve skills. In some cases their experience fulfils all the Government’s outcomes for sport: physical and mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.

From 2017 to 2021 Sport England will work with community organisations, sports clubs, local authorities and volunteer groups to:

  • invest in improving the volunteer experience
  • make volunteering more enjoyable and meaningful
  • inspire and recruit people from more diverse backgrounds
  • work with new partners as well as existing ones to reach a more diverse audience.

From 2021 to 2025 the focus will expand to involve a larger proportion of the population in engaging and helping out in sport and physical activity. To support these aims in January Sport England is launching two new funding streams:

  • Opportunity Fund – £3 million for projects that create volunteering opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic people, women and disabled people, reaching into communities where there is higher unemployment and crime, lower education and poorer health. At least 50% will be awarded to projects run by partners who are new to Sport England or even new to sport and physical activity.
  • Potentials Fund – support for volunteering opportunities for young people. Sport England will work with the #iwillcampaign, investing up to £3m in projects which benefit 10 to 20-year-olds and their communities.

DOWNLOAD: Volunteering in an Active Nation

More information: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2016/december/1/new-volunteering-strategy-published/

Posted in Education, News, Training
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Resources to promote active schools

Schools will shortly be receiving a poster and leaflets for parents outlining the importance of physical education, school sport and physical activity. The Association for Physical Education (AfPE) has been commissioned by Sport England to produce these complimentary resources as part of the implementation recommendations from several recent national strategies.

Poster for schools

The poster for schools highlights the difference that physical education can make to the pupils in schools including being productive, enterprising, successful, vibrant, inspired, positive and outstanding.

DOWNLOAD: AfPE poster for schools

Leaflet for parents

The leaflet outlines to parents why it is so vital for children and young people to be active. It outlines the skills that children can develop through sport and physical activity and defines what is meant by school sport and physical activity. It also gives parents ideas on how to help their children to experience the benefits of school sport and physical activity which include being a positive role model, offering encouragement for participation, discussing progress with teachers and providing children with the appropriate kit.

The leaflet highlights the five reasons why children and young people need regular physical education, school sport and physical education:

  1. Achievement: Pupils improve in all subjects.
  2. Personal development: Pupils are more confident and positive.
  3. Social Skills: Pupils have more developed social skills.
  4. Health and emotional wellbeing: Pupils have a better outlook on life.
  5. Leadership: Pupils will be able to make informed decisions.

DOWNLOAD: AfPE leaflet for parents

Posted in Education, News, Primary, Secondary