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Schools to be rewarded during International Walk to School Month

This month, during International Walk to School Month, schools from across the country will be recognised as pillars of excellence for their efforts to promote more walking and cycling to school. In Chesterfield, Westfield Infants and Brockwell Junior schools are fully behind the scheme following a pilot programme last year.

In 2015, a total of 347 schools nationally have so far achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation in recognition of their efforts to encourage their pupils to travel to school in greener, healthier and safer ways. The STARS scheme recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

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Table tennis stars scoop major honours at Active Chesterfield Sports Awards

Chesterfield’s Liam Pitchford and Isobel Ashely were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively at the inaugural Active Chesterfield Sports Awards. Both athletes have had a fantastic 12 months, with Pitchford winning three medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and Ashley breaking into the top 20 of the England Senior Women’s rankings for the first time.

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Calow Primary School triumph at Mini Soccer Qualifier

Teams representing Brampton, Calow, Hady, Walton Holymoorside Primary Schools and two teams representing Old Hall Junior descended upon Brookfield’s AGP to take part in the football qualifier.

Games were played in good spirit; schools demonstrated excellent teamwork & individuals took full opportunity to exhibit their talents. All players showed grit and determination throughout and performed to the best of their ability from start to finish.  Continue reading

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Olympian back in Chesterfield for IMPACT Day

Olympian and former Team GB Volleyball captain, Ben Pipes, was back in Chesterfield today for another IMPACT session, this time at Holme Hall Primary School.

The jam-packed day, with sessions tailored to each year group, focused on inspiring a new generation of students to be the best they can be and seize the opportunities that come their way. By drawing on his own experiences as a top level athlete, Pipes was able to relate to the same philosophies expressed by the school.  Continue reading

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Are children getting enough exercise?

According to a recent survey, 77% of children are doing no more than four hours of out of school exercise each week. The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco, is alarming in that many parents are unaware of how much activity their child should be doing to stay healthy. Continue reading

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