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Fun to Run event attracts over 200 primary school pupils

More than 200 primary school children took part in our annual Fun to Run event on Thursday 19th May at Holme Brook Valley Park.

Sara Evans, Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The event is a fantastic opportunity for young people to enjoy some outdoor physical activity with their friends and perhaps inspire them to get into running and other sports.”

Children from 14 schools across Chesterfield attended the event, and it proved very popular with both teachers and pupils.

Ben Moss, a teacher at St Mary’s Primary School, said: “It was great to see so many children taking part today. The setting and organisation was first class”

Meanwhile, a parent from Cutthopre Primary school said: “This event has been such a confidence booster for both my children, a fantastic event to take part in.”

Parents were encouraged to attend and support their children. By involving schools, pupils and parents together it is hoped more children will stay active as they get older.

The event encouraged participation with most schools engaging whole year groups in a fun to run event in their own school, before inviting to top five boys and girls to take part in the district event.

The top three boys and girls in each year group were awarded medals for their fantastic achievements.

Congratulations to Walton Holymoorside Primary School, who were crowned year 2 and year 3 Fun to Run champions.

All results can be found via the links below;

Year 2 results

Year 3 results

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Sportshall Athletics - Chesterfield School Sports Partnership 7.3.18

Championships Crowned after battling qualifiers

Brockwell Junior School were crowned champions for the third year running, after an incredible team performance.

Held at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, the Sportshall Athletics Finals were split into three categories across the two days. The events comprised both Track and Field activities, including Speed Bounce, Long Jump, Chest Push, Relays and Javelin to name a few.

On Tuesday 6th March 2018, the Championship Finals welcomed seven teams from across Chesterfield as well as a further three teams who took part in the Small School Finals. The atmosphere was electric with all teams showing great sportsmanship throughout the event.

“Amazing day! Everybody was showing team spirit.” Jessica, Old Hall Junior School.

With results just points apart throughout the event, it was hard to call who would take the Gold.

However, just pushing through that final hurdle was Brockwell Junior School who won first place in the Championships, followed very closely behind by joint Silver winners, Brampton Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School.

“I really enjoyed doing something different. I felt it was really well organised. It is good for the kids who struggle academically, it gives them a chance to shine.” Mrs Parkinson of Hasland Junior School.

The Small School Finals were victoriously won by Cutthorpe Primary School, followed proudly by Temple Normanton Junior Academy.

Theo, of Temple Normanton Junior Academy announced, “We should have more sporting events like this. It is so much fun!”

Wednesday 7th March 2018 saw the Sportshall Cup Finals with five teams competing for the Gold medal. After a tough but exciting few rounds, it was Brockwell Junior School who took the Gold.

“I felt the event went really well. It was well organised and was really nice to do a ceremony at the end.” Spectating parent.

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.

A special thank you goes out to the sports leaders of Chesterfield College and Parkside Community School who volunteered their time to help run the event.

Well done to all the schools that competed in our Sportshall Athletics Final and massive congratulations to Brockwell Junior School and Cutthorpe Primary School who go on to represent Chesterfield at the Derbyshire Schools’ County Finals in April.

Photos from the event can be found here.

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

Primary Event Results

 

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10 Reasons to play Rounders in School

Sharing a common purpose, we believe in the power of physical activity to change young people’s lives for the better and impact on their wellbeing!

Rounders England has many ways in which we can support Teachers, Colleges and Universities who are looking to develop Rounders, through resources, courses and competitions. We also offer Education Membership – click to find out the opportunities this brings for young people.

1. Rounders is fun

By placing the emphasis on fun, Rounders stands out from other sports and can encourage those least active pupils into physical activity through enjoyment and sociability.

2. Engages all pupils in regular physical activity

A fully inclusive sport, Rounders is a cross-generational, cross gender game that embraces all abilities and fulfills a key indicator within the curriculum.

3. Develops confidence and interest to get involved in exercise

A positive experience and understanding of the long-term health benefits of physical activity will impact on pupils out of school participation and in later life.

4. A tactical and strategic game that requires excellent teamwork

Everyone in the team gets credit. No-one gets singled out and no-one is left unacknowledged. It’s all about teamwork!

5. Rounders shows that commitment yields clear rewards

A variation of the game can be played to encourage participation and allow for teaching differentiation and a clear improvement in performance.

6. Exciting tailored leadership courses and volunteering opportunities for pupils

Through theoretical and practical learning, Rounders Young Leaders Award (RYLA) is tailored to encourage pupils to take on leadership roles that can support the game and physical activity within your school.

7. Opportunity for invigorating friendly competition

Rounders is a high level competitive sport and, when embraced, can be played at National School Championships and School Games. With four England Squads there are trials for aspiring female players.

8. Rounders is adaptable and can be played both indoor and outdoor

Rounders can be played all year round, broadening pupil’s experiences and introducing different rules of the game.

9. Professional development opportunities for all staff teaching PE and sport

Opportunity to increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff through our wide range of courses, resources and support to all our education members to help create the very best Rounders experience possible.

10. Playing, masters fundamental movement skills

With batting, striking, running and catching, Rounders permits pupils to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.

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Derbyshire School’s Cross Country Championships

A great turn out and fantastic results for our Chesterfield athletes who competed in the Derbyshire School’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday 6th January 2018 at Shipley Park.

Below is a list of results that included our Chesterfield athletes.

 

Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Senior – Girls

1. Jasmine Cooper – South Derbyshire
2. Tasmin Mc Graw – Amber Valley
3. Alex Kiltie – Amber Valley
4. ** Lydia Hudson – Chesterfield **
5. Issy Bradford – Derby West
6. Lucy Gratton – Derby West
7. Lydia Naylor – Amber Valley
8. Emily Deeming – Amber Valley

 

Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Inter
Inter Boys Individual

• 20 – Mikey Broomhead
• 30 – Lewis Chippendale
• 42 – Ethan Bradshaw
• 44 – Tom Mackie

Inter Girls Individual

• 1 – Elsbeth Grant
• 12 – Lydia Cresswell
• 16 – Faith Clarke
• 19 – Chloe Stenett
• 23 – Kayleigh Mack
• 25 – Leah Proctor
• 28 – Lily Barnes
• 47 – Freya Blackwell/Lynch

 

Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Junior
Junior Boys Individual

• 13 – Sam Nicholls
• 24 – Logan Ruddy
• 26 – Finlay Grant
• 40 – Michal Jezorwski
• 43 – Isaac Cucchiara
• 45 – Thomas Marriot
• 50 – Sam Booker

Junior Girls Individual

• 10 – Jasmin Greveson
• 20 – Alexia Di Giovanni
• 21 – Gracie Shephard
• 29 – Sophie Toyne
• 34 – Breesha Ward
• 38 – Grace Lane
• 48 – Sydney Allen
• 63 – Leanna Robinson

 

Derbyshire Cross Country 2018 Year 7
Year 7 Boys Individual

• 6 – Josh Ayres
• 37 – Callum Hollingworth
• 41 – Oliver Wells
• 44 – Harrison Siddall
• 52 – Gracjan Mazurek
• 56 – Liam McArdle
• 60 – Logan Hill
• 66 – Archie Burnside
• 68 – Harry Whitham
• 72 – Farrel Ryder

Year 7 Girls Individual

• 16 – Isabella Gould
• 19 – Lucy Kuszynski
• 21 – Eleanor Campton
• 22 – Missy Briddon
• 34 – Kate Thompson
• 37 – Elizabeth Shand
• 42 – Lily Essler
• 46 – Caitlin Ashley
• 52 – Esme White
• 54 – Ruby Pattern

 

For a full list of results including team and district placement, please check out our Secondary School results page.

 

We would like to thank all staff and helpers that helped and encouraged our athletes to compete in such a tough event.

 

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Mini Soccer Final 18.10.17 - Chesterfield School Sport Partnership

UEFA EUROPEAN UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP – coming to the Midlands and Yorkshire in May 2018

England will proudly host the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May 2018. The tournament is a unique opportunity for your school to see the next Pogba, Rooney or Ronaldo on your very own doorstep and we know the Midlands and Yorkshire will give the 16 competing teams a warm welcome.

The tournament will be played between Friday 4 May and Sunday 20 May, across 10 match days at six venues: Rotherham United, Chesterfield, Burton Albion, Walsall, St. George’s Park and Loughborough University.
On the back of recent success across our development teams, including England Under-17s and England Under-20s both winning World Cups in 2017 – the tournament presents us with a fantastic opportunity to inspire and capture the imagination of young people across the region.
We are delighted to announce a range of opportunities for schools to get involved in the tournament:

Early kick-off times and tickets just £2

Win free coach travel or a player visit

Adopt a nation

Champions Flag competition

 

We are very excited to be sharing these opportunities with you and other schools across the region. We very much hope that your school would like to get involved, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email U17EURO@TheFA.com or visit TheFA.com/U17Euro for more information.

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Inclusive Boccia Take Over

Over 100 Key Stage 2 pupils from across Chesterfield took part in the Boccia festival held at Queen’s Park Sports Centre on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984. Related to bowls, players propel balls to land close to a target ball, and work together as a team to win points or ends. It is fully inclusive and players can use ramps and other aids should they be necessary.

21 teams participated in the festival and 8 teams taking part in the competition. It was an incredible and fun atmosphere with many students encouraging one another during each game.

Hannah from Brimington Junior School was part of the festival team, adding; “I really enjoy playing Boccia. It doesn’t really matter whether you have played it before or not because we’ve been taught how to play today so everyone knows what they are doing.”

“I am absolutely in love with this. I just think it’s such a fantastic event. It is definitely something we want to bring into our school.” Christ Church Teacher.

After a number of close matches in the Key Stage 2 competition area, we are delighted to announce that Brimington Junior School, New Whittington Primary School and Dunston Primary School will progress to the district final.

Sarah Evans, School Games Organiser and Leadership Officer at the Chesterfield SSP, said: “It’s so great to see these many kids engaging with today’s event. Many of them will not have been to other competitions before so this is a great way to introduce them to a fun and inclusive sport.”

We would like to thank Gill Hawkins and the Sports Leaders from Chesterfield College who were encouraging and motivating whilst organising and refereeing the matches.

 

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Inclusive Boccia – A festival of joy

Over 140 primary school pupils from across Chesterfield turned out for our Key Stage 1 Boccia Festival held on 16th January 2018, at Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

Boccia is a disability sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984. Related to bowls, players propel balls to land close to a target ball, and work together as a team to win points or ends. It is fully inclusive and players can use ramps and other aids should they be necessary.

Part of our inclusive competition calendar we deliver yearly, the Boccia festival was immensely popular, with 7 schools taking part in the Key Stage 1 non-competitive event.

With a carousel of activities that introduced the skills to play Boccia, led by the Chesterfield College sports leaders, the activities included Boccia Golf, Into the Scoring Zone, Hoop Shot and King of the Cones. After the development activities, everyone had the opportunity to play Boccia.

Owen from Hady Primary School broadcasted how enjoyable his experience was, adding; “The one with the bullseye was my favourite. I kept trying to get the ball in the red middle, then when I finally did it, it felt really good. I think I’d be really good at Boccia now!”

“It’s nice to see these children in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoying something different. I don’t tend to see often the students interact with other schools so it’s a wonderful sight.” Mrs Harold of Mary Swanwick Primary School.

Mrs Dilks of Walton Holymoorside Primary School announced; “Seeing the children engaged on each activity is quite fascinating to watch. It’s not often we can just sit back and observe them getting on with it, but I think because they’re having to listen to the instructions carefully and having to pay attention to what they need to do, they seem to be more focused.”

Sports Leaders from Chesterfield College, who were encouraging and motivating whilst organising each activity, supported the event.

Ben, a sports leader, explained how he found the event. “The mixture of different activities, although Boccia related, seemed to really keep them engaged. They seem to be enjoying themselves and how they interact with each other is great considering they’re all from different schools. It makes being a sports leader enjoyable.”

We would like to thank the sports leaders of Chesterfield College for their support in delivering the activities.

 

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‘Winter is Coming’ as over 450 take part in Cross Country

St Mary’s retain Champion School Trophy

Over 450 runners from eight secondary schools took to the challenging cross country course at Mount St. Mary’s College on Thursday 30th November for the 2017 Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country event supported by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership.

There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St Mary’s Catholic High School dominated finishing in the top three for every age group in the team event and retained the Cross Country Champion School trophy.

Conditions on the day were extremely cold, with one of the races having to deal with a snow shower! The course at Mount St Mary’s was in fantastic shape, challenging and testing the runners throughout the day.

Mr Schofield, Head of Physical Education at Netherthorpe School and Race Starter said: “We always look forward to the Cross Country event. It has been a brilliant day with some outstanding performances in challenging cold conditions. The stand out performance has to be from Elsbeth Grant, completing the 3km course in under 11minutes!”.

All the runners had a great day and competed in excellent spirit. The top runners in each age group will now be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the County Schools’ Cross Country in January 2018.

Individual and team results can be found via the links below;

Year 7 Girls team

Year 7 Girls Individual

Year 7 Boys team

Year 7 Boys individual

Year 8 Girls team

Year 8 Girls individual

Year 8 Boys team

Year 8 Boys individual

Year 9 Girls team

Year 9 Girls individual

Year 9 Boys team

Year 9 Boys individual

Year 10&11 Girls team

Year 10&11 Girls individual

Year 10&11 Boys team

Year 10&11 Boys individual

Champion School

Links to the images from the day will follow shortly.

Year 7 Boys photos

Year 7 Girls photos

Year 8 Boys photos

Year 8 Girls photos

Year 9 Boys photos

Year 9 Girls photos

Year 10&11 Boys photos

Year 10&11 Girls photos

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Girls Mini Soccer Final - Chesterfield School Sports Partnership

Gold for the Hollingwood Girls Football Team

We were delighted to welcome Mary Swanwick Primary School, Brampton Primary School, Hollingwood Primary School and Old Hall Junior School to our U11 Girls Mini Soccer Final hosted by Springwell Community College.

One teacher, from Mary Swanwick Primary School, said; “These girls have absolutely love it today. I think it’s fantastic how many young girls are demonstrating some incredible skill and teamwork, especially in such a male dominated sport.”

The Springwell Community College sports leaders, our match officials, explained the decisions to ensure the young players understood and developed. With great refereeing from all leaders, it was obvious how encouraging they were towards the players throughout. One of the leaders, Ryan, said; “I’m really blown away with how good they are considering how young they all are. It’s nice how friendly they are towards the other team as well as the referee.”

After a fantastic few matches, Hollingwood Primary School took the Gold for the Year 5&6 Mini Soccer Competition and will be attending the Derbyshire County Finals to represent Chesterfield.

One pupil from Hollingwood, said; “I’ve really enjoyed myself today. I can’t believe we won. There were some awesome players but we just kept pushing and trying.”

Thank you to Springwell Community College for a fantastic venue and the help and support of the sports leaders.

 

For the full list of results please click here.

 

Year 5/6 Girls Mini Soccer Finals

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Mini Soccer Final 18.10.17 - Chesterfield School Sport Partnership

Victory for the Boys in Red

It has been an exciting but tough journey during our qualifiers and we were delighted to welcome our six finalists to the year 5/6 Mini Soccer Final hosted by Brookfield Community School.

On the pitches, we welcomed Spire Junior School, Hady Primary School, Brockwell Junior School, Brimington Junior School, Inkersall Primary School and Walton Holymoorside Primary School.

It was an exciting, competitive event with strong competition. One spectator stated, “It’s incredible to see how many of these young people are involved. The amount of talent in one place is unbelievable. Some of these children have got great skill and are bound to go far!” The sports leaders of Brookfield Community School (our match officials) were quick on their feet, ensuring the young players we keeping to the rules of the game. It seemed there wasn’t much to pull up as the players demonstrated great sportsmanship and respect to the other teams, as well as the decisions being made.

One pupil from Spire Juniors said; “Even though we didn’t do very well I still had a great time! It was hard playing against the other schools as they were really good but it was so much fun! And I think it’s the best we’ve ever played.”

After four rounds of matches it all came down to the final match. Brimington Junior School were victorious in taking the Gold and will be heading to the Derbyshire County Final.

We would like to thank Brookfield Community School for hosting the final and the sports leaders from Brookfield Community School for their support and demonstrating great leadership, ensuring they were encouraging throughout each match.

 

For full list of results please click here

Year 5/6 Mini Soccer Finals

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