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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First FA Girls’ Football Week

The FA has today launched Girls’ Football Week to encourage more schools, colleges and universities to run female-specific football sessions.

Following on from successful Women’s Football Week campaigns, which focused on further and higher education, the FA has widened this scheme to target girls of all ages. It is being delivered in partnership with Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport and British Universities and Colleges Sport. Continue reading

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First Peer Leader Conference a great success

The Chesterfield School Sport Partnership extended its leadership programme today by introducing a Peer Leader Conference for Young Ambassadors for the first time.

The all-day event, utilising guidelines from the Youth Sport Trust, was designed to give Bronze Young Ambassadors in primary schools the skills to mentor other leaders and help each other. Around 35 leaders from seven schools made the trip to Clowne Sports Centre for the inaugural conference.  Continue reading

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Hundreds of children take part in GO Run For Fun event

Today marked a momentous occasion for the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership as the GO Run For Fun team came to the town for the first time.

The campaign, initiated by INEOS, has one simple aim – to get as many young children running as possible. Held over distances approximately one mile, the events are fun, inclusive and motivating in that they show children, teachers and parents the importance of a healthy lifestyle for youngsters.  Continue reading

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GO Run For Fun arrives in Chesterfield

Tomorrow marks a momentous day for the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and its area schools as GO Run For Fun comes to the town for the first time.

In collaboration with the North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnership, the event will see around 900 primary school children take part in the one-mile run at Mount St. Mary’s College.  Continue reading

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Success for Chesterfield at the DSSA Awards

There was more success for Chesterfield area schools and the School Sport Partnership at last night’s Derbyshire Schools’ Sport Association Awards.

It was a packed house at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium for the awards ceremony as Derbyshire’s greatest young athletes along with adult coaches and volunteers gathered to celebrate the best young sportspeople that the county has to offer.

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Multi-Skills events off and running

The first KS1 Multi-Skills events of the year were a resounding success as over 130 primary school pupils took part in the events which encouraged the basics of movement through a variety of games in a competitive and fun environment.

In the morning, Year 1 and 2 pupils from Newbold Church of England Primary School made the short journey to Outwood Academy Newbold for an hour of activities including football dribbling and the mini long jump. Leading her first solo event, Steph Miles and the Young Leaders from the secondary school ran eight easy to play activities that went down well with the young pupils.

“I liked the jumping because I got really far,” said one pupil from Newbold CoE.

Multi-Skills turned to Whittington Green Secondary School in the afternoon as 78 pupils from Mary Swanwick and Poolsbrook Primary Schools got involved with the fun-packed games.

A total of 48 Year 9 Young Leaders helped to run the two events and gain further experience of leading sports events. They were exemplary in their leadership, making the events run smoothly.

Far from just being fun for the KS1 pupils, the Young Leaders enjoyed running the activities and helping the primary school children.

“It’s great to see how happy they are,” said a Y9 Leader at Oakwood Academy Newbold.

Multi-Skills returns on 29th September at Brookfield Community School.

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