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Primary U.Dance Platform 2018 - Chesterfield School Sport Partnership 15.3.18

Chesterfield children take to the stage for a dance extravaganza

Infant and Primary School children from across Chesterfield wowed capacity crowds at the Winding Wheel Theatre over our two-day 2018 Primary Dance Festival.

100s of spectators were treated to 40 performances from 21 schools across the four festivals, including special guest performances from two secondary schools and a solo singalong.

Organised by Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, this showcase event brought together over 600 pupils of all ages to share their achievement through performing their routine to a live audience.

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

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

Sarah Campbell, Leadership and Physical Activity Officer at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The primary dance platform provides an opportunity for every young person to perform and showcase their personal best.

It takes a huge amount of courage and determination to take the steps onto the stage and perform, and to see the self-confidence, pride and smiles as they leave the stage is why we do it.

“Our dance festival is an annual event and to see it grow over the past few years to run over two days with four performances is testament to the support of the primary schools across Chesterfield and to the hard work of teachers and parents.”

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

Also a big thank you to the Leaders from Netherthope School, St Mary’s Catholic High School and our Gold Young Ambassadors for their help throughout the festivals.

Wednesday Performances

Westfield Infant School

The Incredibles – Images     Video

Ratatouille – Images

Hollingwood Primary School

Moana – Images     Video

School Song – Images     Video

Cutthorpe Primary School

The Greatest Showman – Images     Video

Thriller – Images

Brockwell Infant School; Can’t Stop The Trolls – Images

Norbriggs Primary School; TV in the 90s – Images     Video

Hady Primary School

Bollywood Stars – Images

We Go Together – Images     Video

Poolsbrook Primary SchoolRevolting Children – Images     Video

Staveley Junior SchoolJunior School Musical – Images     Video

St Marys Catholic High School

Images     Video

CaitlynImages     Video

Phoebe – Images

Thursday Performances

Highfield Hall Primary School; The Emerald City – Images      Video

Brampton Primary School

Footloose – Images

Revolting Children –

Cavendish Primary School; Jailhouse Rock – Images     Video

Old Hall Junior School; This Is Me – Images     Video

Dunston Primary Academy; Fame – Images

Walton Holymoorside Primary School

Hairspray – Images     Video

Revolting Children – Images     Video

Brockwell Junior School

Something Wild –

Follow The Dragon –

A Million Dreams –

Brimington Junior School; A Spoonful of Supercalafragalistic – Images      Video

Mary Swanwick Primary School

Dance Wars – Images

Dance Fever – Images     Video

Spire Infant School; The Lion King – Images     Video

Spire Junior School; Living Life – Images     Video

Netherthorpe School; Pom Team – Images     Video

St Marys Catholic High School; Images     Video

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Derbyshire County FA: Primary and Junior School Update

Girls Football Week information

This year, The FA’s Girls Football Week will run from 23rd April – 29th April 2018 and is supported by Disney. ‘Girls Football Week’ is a national initiative designed to get as many girls playing football as possible throughout the week and is used to raise the profile of girls football.

If your school is delivering girl’s football during the week, you can register your activity using the following link: http://www.fagirlsfootballweek.com/

 

SSE Wildcats Centres

In April, they will be launching the SSE Wildcats Centres for girls aged 5-11 years old across Derbyshire. There are 16 SSE Wildcats Centres in our county and they’re designed to inspire girls to play football in organised sessions that are fun and engaging. There are 16 sessions across the county and details for these can be found at Wildcats Centres 2018.

These girls only football sessions provide the opportunity for the girls to play football outside of school. Details for all SSE Wildcats Centre will feature on the Derbyshire County FA website by April. https://forgirls.thefa.com/en/Article/SSE-Wildcats—For-Girls

 

Premier League Primary Stars Kit & Equipment Scheme

The Premier League and Football Foundation have launched a primary school kit scheme. More info can be found here: https://plprimarystars.com/news-and-events/kit-scheme

 

UEFA Euro u17’s

The Euro u17 Championship will take place throughout May and there are fixtures taking place at Chesterfield FC. Schools can purchase tickets using the schools booking form. Visit www.TheFA.com/U17Euro for tickets and further information.

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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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SPECIAL OLYMPICS DERBYSHIRE BOCCIA COMPETITION

Please find below information regarding Special Olympics Derbyshire’s ‘Come and Try’ Boccia Competition. This event is open to anyone aged 8 and up who has a learning disability (for a further explanation please see below) and a desire to play boccia.

 

WHEN: Sunday 29th April 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm

WHERE: Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield S40 2ND

WHO: Players aged 8+ with an intellectual disability (learning difficulty)

COMPETITION TYPE: Team competition, minimum of 3 players, maximum of 5 players.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To enter a team please contact Gill Hawketts (before April 3rd) or Rachael Dyer (after April 3rd) detailing the number of teams you wish to bring and any special requirements you may have. The deadline for entries is Friday 20th March.

 

COST

The cost is £15 per team and can be paid by cheque or cash on the day made payable to Special Olympics Derbyshire.

 

VENUE

  • Queen’s Park is fully accessible with 2 disabled changing rooms.
  • There is a cafeteria and vending machines to purchase snacks, drinks and lunch.
  • There is a large car park with bays for blue badge holders.

 

 

Identifying persons with an intellectual (learning) disability

A person is considered to have a learning disability for purposes of determining his or her eligibility to participate in Special Olympics if that person satisfies any one of the following requirements:

  • The person has been identified as having a learning disability: which is defined as ‘a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which is characterized by impairment of skills manifested during the developmental period, which contribute to the overall level of intelligence, i.e. cognitive, language, motor and social abilities’ (World Health Organisation ICD-10)
  • In other words: ‘A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence) with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning) which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development’ (Department of Health (2001) Valuing People) “Before Adulthood” means before the age of 18.
  • In common with other national and international sports organisations, Special Olympics GB deems a person to have an intellectual disability if they have a full scale IQ score of 75 or lower. IQ tests are acknowledged to be limited that is why it is important to gather other information to assist in understanding an individual’s abilities. In addition the individual is usually expected to have significant difficulties with self-care, adaptive behaviour and self-organisational skills. This definition covers adults with autism who also have learning disabilities, but not those with a higher level of autistic spectrum disorder who may be of average, or above average intelligence, such as people with Asperger’s Syndrome. SOGB receives many enquiries from people who are uncertain whether their son or daughter is eligible to participate in Special Olympics. It is important to draw a distinction between people who have a general learning disability (who are eligible for Special Olympics) and those with a specific learning difficulty (who are ineligible). Conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder or challenging behaviour are not eligible for Special Olympics.
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GUIDE TO SCHOOLS TENNIS

The new Guide to Schools Tennis is out now! The latest Guide to Schools Tennis, gives you an overview of the resources and support available to teachers to deliver tennis in a school setting.
The Guide to Schools Tennis reflects the wide range of support available to schools, such as the free nationwide teacher training courses and the Schools of Tennis programme.

 

Tennis for Kids

Due to the 2016 programme, 13,200 new children were introduced to tennis. In 2017 a further 22,500 new children signed up which means in the last 2 years, over 35,000 kids have been given the opportunity to pick up a racket and have fun on court. Now in its third year, Tennis for Kids is aiming to introduce even more children to the sport – we welcome your help in promoting this opportunity to your pupils and parents.

This year, Tennis for Kids  is aimed at 4 -11 year olds. The cost of the course is £25 and includes six coaching sessions, a racket and ball set and a personalised t-shirt. There will also be a follow on offer to enable children and their family to continue to play. All Tennis for Kids coaches are recognised by the LTA which means they have a minimum Level 2 qualification, are DBS checked, First Aid trained and have completed a Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis Course within the last 3 years.

If a parent at your school would be interested in their child attending a Tennis For Kids course, they can register their interest below, and will receive a reminder when it is time to book on in April 2018.

To register your interest, please click here.

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FREE All Stars Cricket Visit

All Stars Cricket are offering a FREE visit to your school to discuss the opportunities to become an All Star Cricketer.

They are available to deliver either an assembly or a taster session within Key Stage 1-Year 3 pupils., brining with them one of the Derbyshire Women’s team.

 

All Stars Cricket gives girls and boys from the ages of 5 to 8 an opportunity to become a star. The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides your children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity.

Held at accredited cricket clubs, these courses are the perfect way for your child to learn about cricket and make friends in a safe and fun environment.

All Stars Cricket delivers on 9 out of 10 fundamental movement skills (kicking isn’t encouraged as part of this programme). For an hour a week over an eight-week period, fully trained and vetted activators will deliver game-based activities that teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls plus key social skills such as teamwork and communication.

All children will receive an All Stars Cricket branded pack including a cricket bat, ball, personalised shirt, cap, backpack and activity pack

 

Please click here and complete the form to provide dates that could work for your school to receive this assembly visit from one of our All Stars Cricket team.

 

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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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