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Boys’ Only Experience Day

A day aimed at boys aged 11–17 who are interested in finding out more about dance. Whatever your previous experience of dance, come and take part in a day of workshops with inspiring Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance professionals.

This will be a great opportunity to come and find out more about the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance and ask any questions you might have.


SUNDAY 14 MAY 11AM – 4PM
iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET
NOTTINGHAM, NG3 2AR

This event is FREE but booking is essential.

For more information about Dance4’s CAT programme or this event, please follow the link below.

http://archive.skem1.com/csb/Public/show/fdf84–bm5bl-1hyvn9c8

Posted in Education, News, Secondary, Training

Over 700 Young Stars WOW crowd at the Primary Dance Festival

700 Infants and Primary School children from across Chesterfield wowed capacity crowds at the Winding Wheel Theatre over our two-day 2017 Primary Dance Festival.

100s of spectators were treat to 35 performances from 24 schools across the four sessions, including special guest performances from two secondary schools and a community dance company.  Due to the popularity of the event, we held our ninth festival over two days with the inspired theme of Music through the Ages.

After an opening performance from special guests, Netherthorpe School, Old Hall Junior took to the stage to perform ‘Street Cool’. Kitted out in street style clothing, the young dancers were excellent and it was a great way to start this year’s festival.

The second performance kick-started the Music through the Ages atmosphere with Spire Infant performing ‘Decades of Dance’. I think it was safe to say the audience were well and truly in the mood!

The remainder of the session were full of excellent dances from the likes of Highfield Hall Primary, who danced ‘ABCs Through Time’, Norbriggs Primary who bought some 21st Century music with ‘Dance Today’ and Spire Junior, who included some great work with bells and hoops as part of their performance ‘Brave’.

We had some lovely performances throughout the morning, including Hasland Junior School who took us back through time with their performance ‘Dancing through Time’.

The morning session was brought to a close by Hollingwood Primary’s second performance, ‘Hand Jive Hollingwood Style’. Emelia, a pupil at Hollingwood, exclaimed how excited she was: “We’ve been practicing for ages ready for today! Now it’s finally here it doesn’t feel real!”

After a quick changeover, it was time for the afternoon performances, this time opened by local dance group Wallace Dance Academy, who performed a lyrical acrobatic routine. Poolsbrook Primary were first to perform their routine ‘Thriller’. An outstanding performance involved an entire class kitted out in their scariest outfit.

Staveley Junior were next to perform their well-coordinated routine to ‘Jailhouse Rock’. After finishing the dance, the pupils reported they: “absolutely loved it….wish we could do it again!”

After another guest performance from Outwood Academy Newbold, Cavendish Junior School also embraced the theme with their epic battle dance to ‘Jackson through the Ages’. Brockwell Junior kept the audience mesmerised on their beautiful performance of ‘Stay’. Day one came to a close with a final guest performance from Netherthorpe School.

Mrs Stevenson, a teacher at Netherthorpe School said: “It’s incredible to see so much amazing talent in one space. Having an event such as this really does give new opportunities to young people.”

The morning of day 2, with 11 performances from seven schools. Hady, Brampton and Westfield Infant all performed two dances to songs such as Jackson 5, Bugsy Malone and Grease.

Dunston Primary performed a street dance which wowed the capacity crowd with their version of ‘Beat It’. Newbold C of E and Temple Normanton both performed a ‘Rock n Roll’ Style routine which definitely got the crowd up on their feet.

Thea, the dance teacher at Temple Normanton said: “I can’t believe how much fun it has been watching these dancers perform on stage. They just look like they love being on there.

Cutthorpe Primary bought two groups to take part in the primary dance festival. Their all-boy group, who had recently performed earlier in the morning, cheered on for their all-girl group who performed a beautiful Charleston to close the morning showcase.

The final session was a fitting finale as eight more performances took to the Winding Wheel stage.

Mr Macnamara, a teacher at Walton Holymoorside said: “Thanks for organising the festival today, the kids had a great time performing and watching the other schools. We have also had some great feedback from parents.”

The event was a great success and the dancers showed great courage performing on stage, many of whom for the first time.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The primary dance platform provides an opportunity for every young person to perform and showcase their personal best. It takes a huge amount of courage and determination to take the steps onto the stage and perform, and to see the self-confidence, pride and smiles as they leave the stage is why we do it. “Our dance festival is an annual event and to see it grow over the past few years to run over two days with four performances is testament to the support of the primary schools across Chesterfield and to the hard work of teachers and parents.”

Congratulations to all the schools who performed, everyone was excellent and fully embraced the theme ‘Music through the Ages’. We hope to see you all again next year, whether that be at the Primary or Secondary Dance Festivals.

Also a big thank you to the Leaders from Netherthope School, Outwood Academy Newbold and Chesterfield College for their help throughout the festival.

 

Wednesday performances

Netherthorpe School    Video

Old Hall Junior School     Video

Spire Infant School     Video

Hollingwood Primary School Dance 1     Video

Highfield Hall Primary School    Video

Norbriggs Primary School     Video

Spire Junior School     Video

Hasland Junior School     Video

Hollingwood Primary School Dance 2

 

Wallace Dance Academy     Video

Poolsbrook Primary School     Video

Staveley Junior School     Video

Outwood Academy Newbold School     Video

Cavendish Junior School     Video

Brockwell Junior School     Video

 

Thursday performances

 

Westfield Infant School Dance 1     Video

Cutthorpe Primary School Boys    Girls     Video

Newbold C of E Primary School     Video

Brampton Primary School     Video

 

Temple Normanton Primary School     Video

Westfield Infant School Dance 2     Video

Brampton Primary School Infants     Video

Dunston Primary School     Video

 

Walton Holymoorside Primary School Dance 1     Video

Hasland Infant School     Video

Brimington Junior School     Video

Mary Swanwick Primary School Dance 1     Video 

Calow Primary School     Video

Brimington Manor Infant School     Video

Mary Swanwick Primary School Dance 2     Video

Walton Holymoorside Primary School Dance 2     Video

 

 

 

Posted in Awards, News, Primary

Football Development opportunity

Derbyshire FA in partnership with Nottinghamshire FA will be running a female only level 1.

 

The dates for the course are below:

 

Sat 20th May –09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 23rd May – 18.30-20.30hrs

Thurs 25th May – 18.30-21.30hrs

Sat 3rd June – 09.00-17.00hrs

Tues 6th June – 18.30-22.00hrs

Thurs 8th June –18.30-22.00hrs

Tues 13th June –18.30-22.00hrs

 

The course will take place at Long Eaton United F.C, Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 2EF.

 

The cost of the course will be:

  • £155 – FA Charter Standard club price
  • £175 –Non-FA Charter Standard  Full Price

 

To book you place please fill in the attached form and return to Louise Fox on louise.fox@derbyshirefa.com

Football Education Booking Form

If you would like to find out more about the course without committing to the course an introduction evening been arranged for Tuesday 4th April at Nottinghamshire FA.

Posted in Education, News, Training

Evidencing the Impact – Guidance & Template

Newly updated template to support schools with the reporting of their Primary PE & Sport Premium funding.

Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website by 4th April 2017, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.

Schools should publish the amount of premium received; a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.

The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
  • Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming

The Primary PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

The Department for Education commissioned afPE and the Youth Sport Trust to create a national template which has been updated to include swimming data. Head teachers, Governors and Subject Leaders will be able to use this simple reporting mechanism to ensure they are compliant.

You can find tools to help you measure and report on the impact of your spend by clicking HERE.

Posted in Education, News, Primary

Brockwell to represent after Sportshall Athletics Final

Brockwell Junior School were crowned champions for the second year running, after an incredible team performance. The atmosphere was incredible and each team showed great sportsmanship towards every team.

Eight schools from around Chesterfield qualified for the Y5&6 Sportshall Athletics Final, taking place at Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

The first event to take place was the obstacle relay, the determination on every single child’s face was amazing to see. Brockwell Juniors built up an early lead from the first events but Hasland Juniors were hot on their heels. Only 12 points separated 3rd and 6th place.

Throughout the event, all the leaders looked very closely at each team to see who showed the Spirit of the Games values. It was a tough decision but all the leaders decided to give the Spirit of the Games Award to Hasland Juniors for showing great respect towards all who took part, they not only cheered for their team in each event but also cheered for every other school as well.

Denise, a parent from Brockwell, said: “I really enjoyed watching such a wide range of activities in such a short amount of time and seeing all the kids loving it, I was really impressed with how smoothly it ran and was even more impressed with how encouraging all the schools were to each other”.

Leanne, a leader from Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “Throughout the day I saw some great techniques being shown, this amazed me by how much the schools had prepared for this event”.

The event would not have been possible without the amazing help shown by staff, parents and carers, we would like to give a massive thank you to all who contributed and helped out.

Well done to all the schools that competed in our Sportshall Athletics Final and a massive congratulations to Brockwell who goes onto represent Chesterfield at the Derbyshire Schools’ County Finals on Tuesday, 28th March.

Photos from the event can be found here.

For a full list of results, please check out our results page using the link below.

http://chesterfieldssp.co.uk/results/

Posted in Awards, Competitions, News, Primary

FREE Swim workshop

A free workshop being delivered by the Chesterfield Swimming Club, Chesterfield Swimming Club, and ‘ASA’ England Programmes Para-Swimming.

This workshop has been designed to assist teachers and coaches from all local clubs, swim schemes and school swimming providers throughout Derbyshire. 

The workshop will be spilt into 2 separate parts; a classroom part and a pool part.  The pool based lesson will give teachers and coaches the chance to work with swimmers of different abilities and impairment groups as well as the chance to work with experienced teachers and coaches who will be on hand to offer help and support.  The classroom part will cover areas such as teaching/coaching different impairment groups, adaptations from early practices to elite performers and integrating Para-Swimmers into mainstream environments.

There will also be plenty of opportunity for teachers and coaches to ask any questions they may have regarding working with swimmers with disabilities.  It will be a day of developing links within the local area and also sharing and developing ‘best practice’.

For more details – Click here – Chesterfield_Skills_Festival

Posted in Education, News, Training