GO Run For Fun team hit 100,000 pupil target

After hosting a GO Run For Fun event at Mount St. Mary’s College on 1st October, we have followed the progress of the GO Run For Fun team as they aim to reach as many primary school children as possible. Their message is simple – to get as many young pupil running as possible, through fun and well organised events.

Heading a national campaign, the small but dedicated GO Run For Fun team, set themselves an initial target of reaching 100,000 pupils. They will surpass this target today in Liverpool as they host another event for over 700 children across 23 primary schools.  Continue reading

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National recognition for Brockwell Junior School

Brockwell Junior School achieved the Modeshift STARS Bronze Award and were presented with their plaque in a special assembly this morning.

After taking part in the Modeshift STARS scheme, Brockwell were rewarded for their commitment to active, sustainable and safe travel. The national scheme encourages schools to generate initiatives that will get more children active on the commute to and from school.  Continue reading

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Key Steps Gym comes to Brookfield

135 pupils from three Chesterfield primary schools took part in this year’s second Key Stage 1 Key Steps Gym event, this time at Brookfield Community School. Walton Holymoorside Primary brought 50 pupils and a whopping 85 came from Brampton Primary.

The activities were spread across numerous stations to keep the children active and entertained for the whole session. These included jumping from springboards and floor mat exercises, all designed to introduce the youngsters to basic gymnastics and movement exercises, preparing them for further physical activity.

Young Leaders from Brookfield assisted with and ran individual activities, contributing to the overall success of the event.

The next Key Steps Gym events are taking place later in the term at Netherthorpe School and Outwood Academy Newbold.

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Secondary Dance Festival – Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for this year’s Secondary Dance Festival are now on sale at the Visitor Information Centre in Chesterfield (01246 345777). Delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, the ever-popular event takes place on Wednesday 2nd December at the Winding Wheel Theatre, starting at 7.00pm.

With tickets priced at just £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, it really is a must see for all parents, friends and family. For many pupils, this will be the first time they have performed on such a stage and it is a very proud moment.   Continue reading

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Great fun at first Key Steps Gym event

84 pupils from three Chesterfield primary schools took part in this year’s first Key Stage 1 Key Steps Gym event at Queen’s Park Sports Centre.

Whitecotes, Hollingwood and Temple Normanton primary schools each brought around 30 key stage one children for an afternoon of fun gymnastic activities.  Continue reading

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Over 350 pupils take part in muddy Cross Country

Over 350 primary school pupils across three year groups took part in six cross country races today at Mount St Mary’s College.

Split into boys’ and girls’ races, year 4, 5 and 6 students from schools across Chesterfield descended on the muddy sports fields during a break in the rain to take part in this year’s Primary Cross Country event.

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