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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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FREE Chance to Shine Resources for Primary Schools

Chance to Shine has created a powerful bank of free resources for primary schools, so teachers can lead their own cricket sessions with confidence.

Chance to Shine has introduced the game and its educational benefits, to more than 3.5 million boys and girls in 14,000 state schools, since 2005.

Now, for the first time, Chance to Shine has captured, documented and shared their learning and created a powerful bank of free resources for primary schools.

Many teachers are keen and able to offer cricket themselves. These resources will help them to do that; and they don’t need to have any prior knowledge or be a cricket expert to share the fun!

The programme has been developed because cricket can be a powerful and lasting component of a young person’s learning and development, in turn bringing wider educational and social benefits.

If your school is based in Derby / Derbyshire and you would like support to deliver the Chance to Shine programme, please contact James Colton – Cricket Development Officer Clubs & Schools james.colton@dcbcricket.com or telephone 01332 386604.

If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please contact Chance to Shine: info@chancetoshine.org

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Premier League Primary Stars Kit & Equipment Scheme for Primary Schools – Now Open!

High quality football kit and equipment is being made available to primary schools.

Delivered by the Football Foundation and run in partnership with Nike and Kitlocker, the Kit and Equipment scheme enables schools who sign up to the Premier League Primary Stars programme to apply for free football kits and equipment. This gives school children access to new, Premier League quality football kit, encouraging them to get involved in sport, whilst also giving teachers access to a host of resources applicable to a number of classroom subjects.

Available in a variety of styles and colours, this year’s kit package includes:

14 Nike football shirts and 1 Nike goalkeeper shirt, all numbered, 15 pairs of shorts, 15 pairs of socks and a Nike tracksuit for the teacher.

The equipment package includes:

A Nike trolley bag, 12 Nike match balls (mix of size 3 and 4), 16 Nike training bibs, 1 ball carrier, 4 pop-up goals, two sets of throw down floor spots (one marked A-Z and the other 1-30), a set of 9″ cones marked 0-9, five large foam dice, 30 bean bags, 8 x 6″ training cones, 4 balloon balls and 5 hula hoops.

This year’s application window, open to schools that have not already received resources from the 2017 programme, will run up to Friday 6 April. Successful applicants will receive their kit / equipment from September 2018.

Schools should visit https://plprimarystars.com/kit-scheme for details of how to apply for the kit and equipment – and how to access the other exciting Premier League Primary Stars resources that are available to them.

More information: https://plprimarystars.com/news-and-events/kit-scheme

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National Youth Swimming Gala with British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport are delighted to announce the National Youth Swimming Gala will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull.
This event is FREE to attend and suitable for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old. In addition to the main competition, they will be offering one to one or small group lessons for 5 to 7 year olds delivered by qualified and experienced coaches.

To register, visit the events page of the British Blind Sport website by clicking here.

 

For further details, please contact

Alex Pitts

Tel: 01926 424247

Mobile: 07929 356428

Email: alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

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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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Chesterfield Panthers kick-starts 2018 with Warrior Camp

The next wave of England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign has launched today, and Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club is delighted to announce a Warrior Camp on 14th January.

The 2018 campaign theme is ‘New Year, New You’, encouraging women to kick start their fitness routine for the new year and challenge themselves to take up a new sport. The 2018 Warrior Camps kick off on January 12th and run until January 28th with 185 rugby taster sessions taking place at clubs across the country.

Ambassador for the campaign, England international Katy Daley-Mclean commented, “It can be hard to stay motivated to get fit during winter. Team sports, such as rugby, provide support and encouragement, making fitness fun and social. The Warrior Camps give women the opportunity to try rugby, often for the first time, and it’s fantastic to see so many feeling inspired to take up rugby.”

Since its initial launch, over 10,500 women have attended Warrior Camps nationwide; and of those women, 3,500 had never picked up a rugby ball before. The number of camps available to women has continued to grow to meet demand and the influx of players saw 41 new female contact rugby club teams established in 2017.

Steve Grainger, RFU Rugby Development Director, said: “Female participation in rugby has seen unparalleled levels of growth in recent years, with a massive 215% increase since 2013. It’s now one of the fastest growing team sports for women in England.”

“As part of the 2017-21 funding agreement with Sport England and our new Women and Girls’ Action Plan, the RFU is looking to significantly expand the number of women and girls participating in grassroots rugby across England, and the Warrior Camps are instrumental in supporting this growth.”

The Inner Warrior campaign aims to encourage more women and girls to play contact rugby, teaching participant’s key introductory skills and drills for rugby within a non-committal, social and fun environment.

Click HERE to register for the Chesterfield Panthers Warrior Camp or to find other camps near you.

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Bronze Young Ambassador Conference 2017/2018

A blast for the Bronze Young Ambassadors

Children from 22 primary schools in Chesterfield began their journey into Sports Leadership at our Bronze Young Ambassador Conference.

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, over 220 Year 5&6 children descended on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield for the all-day conference which is designed to prepare them for the Young Ambassador programme. The Young Ambassadors will now go back into their schools as advocates for school sport, healthy lifestyles and active travel.

Sarah Evans, Chesterfield School Sports Partnership, said “It was great to see so many young people taking on the role of Bronze Young Ambassador, to inspire other young people in their school to lead healthy active lifestyles. “

We were delighted to welcome back our inspirational speaker, former Team GB Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes. Back in a venue in which he used to train, Pipes used his personal experiences to motivate the children in team building games. After setting the scene and confirming their roles as a Bronze Young Ambassador, they split into their groups ready for their workshops.

Our Young Active Travel Ambassadors were focussed on finding ways of increasing the number of young people actively travelling to school and raising awareness of the benefits of active travel. They created posters and active travel maps for their schools with key challenges and solutions.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said “We have an opportunity to change the culture of young people and families, in how they travel to school. The impact will not only provide the physical start to the day we all need; it will also have a positive impact on the roads around our schools.”

The Young Media Ambassadors worked hard on learning how to take photographs and developing their interview techniques. As a Young Media Ambassador, their aim is to increase the awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through media, including interviews, news articles, press conferences and videos. A new feature of the day, was the ‘green screen’ workshop in the afternoon, delivered Mrs Lenthall from Brockwell Junior School.

Luke, from Old Hall Junior School, said; “I really enjoyed the Green Screen. Although we didn’t do very well on it, it was good to know how to do it because we have never done it before.”

The Young Health and Sports Ambassadors started their morning with the inclusion workshop, which focussed on using the STEP principle (Space, Task, Equipment, People) to deliver inclusive activities and competition in their school.

Poppy, a Young Ambassador at Mary Swanwick Primary School, said “I love how easy it is to make the same game work in loads of different ways. I would never have thought of that before.”

The afternoon looked at how the Young Health Ambassadors could help increase the number of inactive young people. They identified some key messages by working together to create eye-catching posters before exploring different ways to create fun and engaging activities.

The Young Sports Ambassadors spent their afternoon understanding how to deliver competitions and challenges in their school. These workshops included dodgeball, Sitting Volleyball, Sport Stacking and Athletics.

Mrs Ross, of Highfield Hall Primary School, said; “The kids have really enjoyed it today and they’re already busy planning the events they’re going to run.”

Mrs Bates, of Old Hall Junior School, said; “I thought having all the ambassadors together is a fab idea.”

The day was a resounding success and as with every Bronze Young Ambassador Conference, it was great to see the young leaders fully embrace the day and leave motivated to lead their own sports clubs and competitions. They could not have done this without the help of their teachers, those running the workshops and the current Gold and Platinum Young Ambassadors who did a fantastic job.

 

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Chesterfield Celebrates Dance

The packed out Winding Wheel audience were blown away by 17 amazing performances on Tuesday 28th November.

It was the 12th staging of the platform and a real opportunity to showcase and celebrate the talent and creativity or the young dancers. UDance is a programme run by One Dance England which seeks to increase the number of youth dance performances and support those who organise them.

Over 120 young people took part in the dance platform from 6 secondary school and a community Dance organisation, in the magnificent Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield.

The dance festival was opened by Netherthorpe School with their KS3 Pom Team performance. Their excellent and energetic performance was a great opening for the event. Outstanding performances from Brookfield Community School, Outwood Academy Newbold, Springwell Community College and St Mary’s Catholic High School filled the first half of the event with excitement and really showed their dedication and hard work into these routines.

After a short break, it was local company Crystal Cheer and Dance to open up the second half of the evening with a mash up of different street dance pieces.

An excellent display of talent from all the secondary schools during the second half, including a beautiful duet performance from St Marys Catholic High School.

A final solo performance from Netherthorpe School ‘Goodbyes’ drew the evening to a close. A wonderful contemporary piece beautifully demonstrated by a GCSE student drew a large applause from the audience. All the performers returned to the stage for the grand finale, taking the much deserved applause from the crowd.

Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning for Derbyshire Youth Dance Company said: “Dance is a cultural entitlement for all young people. These young people are the future of dance in and out of school, young choreographers in their own right. I encourage them to run their own clubs, make their own dancers and find ways of performing them.”

Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Maureen Davenport described how proud she was adding, “I’m particularly pleased to see so many schools are taking part, almost every secondary school in the borough has been involved and it’s brilliant.”

Well done to everyone that took part and made the event such a success.

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Brookfield Community School

Never Had A Friend Like Me

Dulce Et Decorum Est

A Helping Hand

Hasland Hall Community School

What About Us

Netherthorpe School

KS4 Jazz Team

KS3 PomTeam

KS3 Dance Team

Goodbyes

Outwood Academy Newbold

Wives of War

Neverland

Hit The Road Jack

Don’t Blame It On The Boogie

Springwell Community College

Plunging Into Water

St Marys Catholic High School

Twinkle Twinkle

Alive

Crystal Cheer and Dance

Senior HipHop

 

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