SEN events hotly contested at Queen’s Park!

Over 50 special educational needs pupils across three school sports partnerships made their way to Queen’s Park Sports Centre today for a combined Boccia and Mini Tennis tournament.

From the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership there were teams from Brookfield Community School, Springwell Community College, Netherthorpe School and St. Mary’s Catholic High School. From Bolsover; Heritage High School and from North East Derbyshire; Tupton Hall School.

The two events are designed to be inclusive, giving students of all abilities within a team the chance to play, enjoy and achieve.  Continue reading

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Highfield and Brockwell progress to Mini Soccer Final

39 Year 5 and 6 pupils from four Chesterfield primary schools took part in a Mini Soccer Qualifier at Outwood Academy Newbold last Thursday.

After a hard-fought contest it was Brockwell Junior School and Highfield Hall Primary School that progressed to the final on 20th October as the top two placed teams.

They beat off competition from Holme Hall and Mary Swanwick primary schools, with Brockwell keeping a clean sheet across all three matches.

Mr Martin, of Highfield Hall, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for our children to represent the school.

“It has also been nice to see an ex-pupil in a leadership role tonight.”

Well done to all participating teams and good luck to Brockwell and Highfield Hall in the finals!


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Mini Soccer Qualifier survives downpour!

Report by Springwell Community College Y11 student, Ben Turner.

It was Brimington Junior School’s B team; Brimington Junior School’s A team; Inkersall Primary School’s A team and St Mary’s Primary School who qualified to play in the next stage of the closely contended primary school football tournament. These results concluded an afternoon of hotly anticipated fixtures and committed displays from all teams involved.  Continue reading

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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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