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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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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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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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Active Chesterfield - Sports Awards 2017

Chesterfield Celebrates Sporting Success

On Thursday 28th September, over 200 local athletes, mentors and school pupils came to the Winding Wheel for the much anticipated 2017 Active Chesterfield Sports Awards. The Chesterfield School Sport Partnership combined community sports awards with those for schools and school teams that have excelled over the past year.

Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The Active Chesterfield Awards provided an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honour the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers. The Awards to recognise the work that schools play in developing opportunities to shine through Sport and Leadership and to celebrate the success of individuals and teams across Chesterfield. Everyone involved in school and community sport in Chesterfield deserves praise and thanks. The Winding Wheel provided the ideal setting to give the worthy winners and highly commended nominees to receive their awards.”

22 awards were presented to athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the community. In the school sport awards, the major winners included Brockwell Junior School, Springwell Community College and St Marys Catholic High School who each picked up a team achievement award. The IAAF World Youth Championship athlete Alicia Barrett was crowned Sportsperson of the Year respectively dominating the community awards.

Alicia Barrett was unable to attend the event, however Jan Brammer was there to collect the Sportsperson of the Year award on her behalf.

Brockwell Junior School were delighted to have received not one but four awards at the event. Jo Lenthall, PE Coordinator, said: “A fantastic event that truly recognises and celebrates all that is great in sport in Chesterfield. It was brilliant to hear so many inspirational stories of young people working hard to be the best they can be and achieve their personal goals. I am so very proud of the Young Leaders of Brockwell Junior and delighted that their hard work in Media and providing us all with an active environment has been recognised and rewarded. Many thanks to the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership for providing us with this platform to showcase our achievements.”

There was also an opportunity to recognise the achievements of school staff with Rachel Bates of Old Hall Junior School receiving the Primary School Staff of the Year, along with Katherine Hollingworth of Outwood Academy Newbold who received the Secondary School Staff of the Year Award. Katherine stated that, “Sport builds confidence, friendships and gives a sense of achievement. I just want young people to have the opportunity to experience this.”

Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Dave Cartawick of Unit 1 Fitness and Martial Arts being awarded both Coach of the Year as well as Club of the Year.

The evening was a great success and something which the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership looks to build upon for the years ahead. As a town, Chesterfield has some exceptionally talented sportsmen and women of all ages, as well as hard working volunteers and coaches. The Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, through initiatives such as Active Chesterfield will continue to promote their success.

 

A full list of winners are found below and images from the evenings events can be found using the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Team Achievement – Primary School 

Winner: Brockwell Sportshall Athletics

Highly Commended: Brampton Girls Cricket

 

Team Achievement – Secondary School

Winner: Springwell Rowing Club

Highly Commended: Netherthorpe Pom Group

 

Team Achievement – Disability

Winner: St Marys Catholic High School

Highly Commended: Whittington Green School

 

Media and Arts contribution to School Sport

Winner: Brockwell Junior School

 

Individual Young Leader of the Year – Primary

Winner: Lucy Graham

 

Individual Young Leader of the Year – Secondary

Winner: Isabelle Kenworthy

Highly Commended: Emily Corker

 

Further Education Sports Leader of the Year

Winner: Mohammed Javed

 

School Sport Organising Crew of the Year

Winner: Brockwell Junior School

Highly Commended: Old Hall Junior School

 

School Sport Organising Commitee of the Year

Winner: Outwood Academy Newbold

Highly Commended: Hasland Hall Commuity School

 

Primary School Staff of the Year

Winner: Rachel Bates

 

Secondary School Staff of the Year

Winner: Katherine Hollingworth

 

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Winner: Blake McMannus

Highly Commended: Luke-John Nash

 

School Games Mark

Gold Winners:

Hady Primary School

Brampton Primary School

Norbriggs Primary School

Brimington Junior School

Brockwell Junior School

Walton Holymoorside Primary School

Cutthorpe Primary School

 

Manager/Coach of the Year

Winner: Dave Cartawick

Highly Commended: Anthony Payne

 

 

Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Gill Hawketts

Highly Commended: Adrian Foster, Frazer Hipkiss, Colin Allen

 

Community Award

Winner: Chesterfield Junior Blues

Highly Commended: Ellie Simpson

 

Club of the Year

Winner: Unit 1 Fitness and Martial Arts

Highly Commended: Crystal Cheer and Dance

 

Young Sportsman of the Year

Winner: Aaron Cobley

Highly Commended: Tommy Sherwood, Alex Ediker, Oliver Hoban

 

Young Sportswoman of the Year

Winner: Chloe Stennett

 

 

Active School of the Year

Winner: Brockwell Junior School

Highly Commended: Springwell Community College

 

Sportsperson of the Year

Winner: Alicia Barrett

 

School Sport Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners: Jan Brammer, Denise Howard

 

 

 

Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017

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Parkfest 2017 - Key stage 1 & 2 Holmebrook Valley Park 10.7.17

Sport England Launch ‘Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey’

A new survey providing a world-leading approach to understanding how children and young people engage with sport and physical activity has been launched by Sport England.

The Active Lives: Children and Young People survey will give anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity.

Schoolchildren across England will be asked to take part in this new survey, which sits at the heart of Sport England’s vision that everyone in England, regardless of their age, background and level of ability, should feel able to take part in sport and activity.

Compiled on behalf of the Department for Education, the Department for Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the survey will run on an annual basis.

Each term, a number of schools will be randomly selected to take part in the survey, with the aim of getting 100,000 children and young people in Years 1 to 11 to complete it each academic year.

With a sample of this size, Sport England will be able to produce estimates down to local authority level, meaning the results will shape and influence local decision-making as well as inform government policy on the Primary PE and Sports Premium, Childhood Obesity Plan and other programmes.

Schools selected to take part in the survey will be contacted by their County Sports Partnership (CSP) and asked to participate. Sport England has designed the survey to be as easy for schools to administer as possible and simple and enjoyable for pupils to complete.

Each school that takes part will be given a bespoke report summarising their own results from the survey, which will cover measures of children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

The reports will give staff evidence and insight into how their school is performing in terms of engaging its pupils in sport and physical activity. In addition, Sport England will offer each participating school at least £100 to thank them for their involvement in the study.

Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Children and Families, said:

“We want to encourage all pupils, regardless of their background, to develop a healthy and active lifestyle and a real and long-lasting love of sport

For more information about the survey, visit www.sportengland.org/activelivescyp.

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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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Cricket

Get active at the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket

Cricket Derbyshire are offering local schools the opportunity to inspire students and promote an active lifestyle by attending the Custom Solar Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, at Queen’s Park this July.

The Club is offering FREE tickets for students and teachers to attend the Specsavers County Championship match versus Durham; which runs from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 July. Schools who attend will gain free entry to the ground and be able to watch first-class cricket, featuring international players including the world’s number one limited overs bowler Imran Tahir, South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, and former England duo Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions, right on their doorstep.

Schools can arrive from 10.00am and watch both squads warm up before performing a guard of honour as the players take to the field at 11.00am. During the lunch interval, pupils will get the chance to go on the outfield and play small games of Kwik Cricket and other fun cricket activities.

Following the lunch interval, the pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a second guard of honour as the players retake the field. Other opportunities with the Derbyshire players may also be available.

Dates available

Monday 3 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Tuesday 4 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

Wednesday 5 July – 11am start; lunch interval 1pm to 1.40pm.

 

There is only a limited number of places available for each day, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

To book, or for more information, please contact Mark Tournier at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership on;
Email     m.tournier@brookfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

Tel          01246 565825

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