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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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Gold for Brockwell Badgers

It has been an exciting but tough journey during our qualifiers nonetheless we were delighted to welcome seven teams in the year 3 and 4 Mini Tennis Final held at Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club.

Mini Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities and this is a mixed boys and girls competition. Each individual boy will take it in turns to play their opposition whilst the girls play their double game. From there, they will alternate. Each point is recorded when there is an unsuccessful second serve, the ball is out of bounds or there is a double bounce. The player with the most points gained will win the game.

On the courts, we welcomed Brockwell Badgers, Beavers and Bears, Hollingwood, William Rhodes and Walton Holymoorside Aces and Whales. A strong competition that saw many close matches.

One teacher, from William Rhodes Primary School, said; “These kids absolutely love it today. They have learnt so many new skills and I think it is great that they get a chance to play against different schools who are all at different levels. There are some incredibly talented young people.”

The Chesterfield College leaders were quick to explain the rules to ensure the young players understood. Doubling up on each court, they recorded the scores and encouraged the players throughout. One of the Sports Leaders, Imogen, of Chesterfield College, said; “I’m really blown away with how good they are considering how young they all are. They are so polite and encouraging towards each other also, which is a nice thing to see.”

One pupil from Walton Holymoorside, said; “I’ve really enjoyed myself today. I tried my best and managed to win a few games, but there were some really good players which I lost to.”

After a fantastic final with incredible spirit shown throughout the day, Brockwell Badgers took the Gold for the Year 3&4 Mini Tennis Competition and will now represent Chesterfield in the Derbyshire School Games event on 11th July. We wish them all the best.

Thank you to the Chesterfield Tennis Club for a fantastic venue and the help and support of the Chesterfield College leaders.

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Young athletes shine at Quadkids

Nearly 300 pupils from across Chesterfield primary and secondary school took part in this year’s Quadkids event held at Mount St Marys College.

Quadkids is a new and exciting athletics concept designed to give more children the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the core disciplines of athletics. It is specifically designed to be inclusive, competitive, quick and fun. Primarily a team based quadrathlon competition where individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score. Quadkids allows all athletes to take part in a sprint, distance run, standing long jump and vortex howler throw.

The day kicked off with our first event, 50m sprint for the Year 1 & 2. Brampton Primary school were eager to get started, and after a practice run, it were the girls to begin the race. After a great run, Evie K took the first place followed closely by Grace. The boys were up and it was Scott who stormed ahead to win the race.

Meanwhile on the grass, the year 3 & 4 were preparing for the standing long jump. There were some fantastic jumps with excellent technique but it was Connor from Brampton Stings won the boys while Gracie T from Old Hall yellow took first place for the girls.

The year 5 & 6 pupils were beginning their first event on the field with the Vortex Howler Throw. Sam from Old Hall Yellow took first place with a whopping 32 metres whilst Lottie from Hasland Harriers won in the girls’ category.

On the track, the year 3/4 pupils were taking their mark for the 50m Sprint race. Grace D from Old Hall Blue stormed ahead to take first place with Nathaniel from Brockwell Badgers winning the boys race adding, “That was so much fun. I’m so glad I won but there were some really good runners.”

Back to the track event and next up was the 75m sprint race for the year 5 & 6. After some very close competition, it was down to video finishes to determine some of the races! Brampton Bees runner Ethan finished with the quickest time with Missy from Hasland Harriers winning in the girl’s race.

On the field, the year 1 & 2 were giving their all in the standing long jump with the year 3 & 4 competing in the Howler throw. First place winner Poppy from Old Hall Yellow described, “I didn’t think I was going to do THAT well in the throwing one but I just gave it my all and threw it as hard as I could, and it went so far.”

After a quick break we moved onto the distance running events, with the year 1 & 2 preparing for their 300m race. It was a tough run but Evie K and Scott both from Brampton Primary School took the first place.

It was a 400m race for the year 3 & 4 and a close one at that with Sam from Brockwell Badgers taking the win for the boy’s race. After an impressive set of races from the girls, both Faye and Scarlett from Brampton finished with the same time to take joint first place for the girls.

Our final race was the year 5 & 6 600m and the first set of girls were up. A fantastic run from Lucy of Brockwell Badgers who took first place, showing great sportsmanship by congratulating and shaking each competitor’s hands.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager of Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, announced, “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day at an inspirational venue, providing the opportunity for young people to experience four different athletic events and challenge their own personal best.”

We would like to say a big thank you for the support we received from the sports leaders and Chesterfield College leaders, as well as Mount St Marys College for hosting this event.

Some participants will be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the North Derbyshire Quadkids District Finals held in July.

For a full list of results from the primary and secondary school Quadkids competition, please click on the relevant link below.

Primary Quadkids results

Secondary Quadkids results

 

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Smiles all around for successful infant festivals

15 schools across Chesterfield had the chance to experience a fun day of Sportshall athletics themed activities at the 2017 Infant Agility Festivals. Ran by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Key Stage 1 pupils enjoyed a variety of activities. Spread across 12 stations, the activities were aimed at developing core stability, balance, agility, strength, speed and coordination.

Sarah Evans, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer at the SSP said, “We were delighted to welcome nearly 900 infants to take part in the KS1 Infant Agility festivals. It was great seeing so many young people taking part in the events, not only being active but they were able to interact with other young people from different schools.”

The ‘Striker’ activity proved to be one of the favourite stations, encouraging participants to focus on their accuracy and co-ordination. Albie, of Mary Swanwick, expressed, “The Striker was the best because I got to play two of my favourite games, football and bowling.”

Another popular station, ‘Bowler’, was a target challenge activity, which helps to develop rhythm, focus, accuracy and hand-eye coordination, skills that will transfer into a wide variety of games, challenges and activities. Katie from Temple Normanton said, “The one where you roll the ball to get the skittles down was my favourite because I like knocking them all over and I was really good at it.”

Mrs Plowright of Speedwell Infant School explained how “fantastic it has been for the children. We have seen such an improvement in a short amount of time. The leaders were fantastic with helping them to develop their skills.”

Other stations worked closely on Sportshall Athletics style activities, including a Balance station, Speed Bounce, Jumper, Stepper, Launcher and Runner. The Pitcher station was an excited target based activity that entailed the participant to aim the beanbag into the right coloured section on the mat. Working on accuracy, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination, one pupil from Holmehall Primary School described the activity as “tough, but I’m glad I did it because I didn’t know I could throw that well.”

Miss Hill, of Hady Primary School said, “There’s a good variety of activities. The leaders worked well at getting the children engaged. They were all out of breath which is what you want at events like this.”

Miss Hardy of Cutthorpe Primary School, “I was very nervous about splitting our school up but the leaders and rotations made it a very easy transition and the children loved every minute of it.”

The Key Stage 1 Infant Agility Festivals proved to be a popular event, running over six different days. We would like to give a special thanks to our numerous leaders of Springwell School, Netherthorpe School and Chesterfield College who made the events a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Mrs Carter and Mrs Gale from Temple Normanton described the festival as “engaging and challenging. It was nice to see so many pupils interacting well with each other from different schools. Something our children do not get to do very often. It is nice to have that opportunity.”

 

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Pupils race to become top runner

Almost 200 year two and three primary school pupils from across Chesterfield got involved in this year’s Fun 2 Run event, held at Holmebrook Valley Park. School teams consisted of five boys and five girls, selected after school ran their own mini ‘Fun to Run’ event in school.

The event had a focus on engaging young people in running, though a fun and positive event focused on participation and personal best.

Starting the day with the year 2 event, we were quick to begin with a warm up before moving onto a series of ‘Olympic themed relay’ races, Agility Run, Cone Collection, Balance Run, Jumping challenge and Hoop Race.

Jack from Hollingwood commented, “I loved the jumping challenge. I didn’t know I could jump that far!”

We soon moved onto our main activity that involved two short cross-country races, one for the girls followed by a separate race for the boys. A 700m course tested the year two runners endurance, with points being awarded to the top four runners from each school.

The girls were up first with a perfect start to the race. Heading quickly towards the finish line were Esme and Amber from Walton Holymoorside Primary School, followed very shortly by Imogen from Hady Primary School.

Our Gold winner Esme were delighted with her run, “I honestly loved running the race, and I can’t believe I won!”

Next up were the boys race, and with the girls cheering them along it was not long before the first runner, Jayden of Hady Primary School, was over the finish line! Following shortly behind him, another Hady pupil, Dyfan, took the Silver with Jack from Hollingwood taking the Bronze.

“I’m glad I came second, especially to someone from my school. It was a close race”, Dyfan, Hady Primary School.

After rounding all the participants up for results and awards, Hollingwood Primary School took the Bronze award with 85 points, followed by Hady Primary School taking Silver on 72 points. Walton Holymoorside Primary School received the Gold Medal for best Overall Team Score with a total of 56 points.

Following a fantastic morning, it was time for the Year 3 event, with over 100 pupils from 10 different schools taking part. After their ‘Olympic themed Relay’ races, they were quick to begin the race.

The girls began the 900m grass course with a speedy start. Keeping close to the hare, it was Jasmine from Cutthorpe Primary School to cross the finishing line first. Marlie from Brampton Primary school took the Silver place followed very closely by Imogen from Hady Primary School who received the Bronze award.

After a moment to get her breath back we asked Marlie how she felt. “I didn’t think I would do very well because I had hurt my ankle during the relay races, but I just kept on running and I’m so happy that I came second.”

The last race of the day were down to the boys, and it was Jack from Old Hall Junior School immediately took the lead and kept his first place position whilst crossing over the finish line. Charlie from Hollingwood Primary School wasn’t too far behind taking Silver place with Mackenzie from Hasland taking the Bronze.

Jack described, “I’m so happy I won. I like running anyway and always do it at home.”

With a short break to finalise the results, we were delighted to announce that Brockwell Primary School took third place with 137 points. On 114 points were Silver winners Hasland Junior School, but taking the Gold medal back with them, on 78 points, were Old Hall Junior School.

Overjoyed by the result, Mrs Hoole of Old Hall Junior School added, “I’m so proud of how well these girls and boys have done. We knew they were great but never expected to come away with the highest Overall Team Score. The event was ran brilliantly and I couldn’t ask for a better day. Thank you to everyone who were involved, my students have had an absolute blast!”

We would like to thank the leaders of Chesterfield College for all their help in supporting the Fun2Run event.

Photos from the afternoon races are available below.

Year 3 Boys

Year 3 Girls

Year 3 Relay Races

Year 3 Winners

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