The North Kirklees School Sport Partnership’s mission active took place in Huddersfield this week. The annual event for year 4 pupils included 24 school’s this week and involved over 1100 pupils across the partnership. The event gave pupils an opportunity to participate and compete across 8 different sports as well as receiving coaching tips and guidance. The activities covered Sports Hall Athletics, Dance, SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) and track events, Football, Rugby, Tri Golf, Cricket and a taster of Paralympic Sports.
Our leaders delivered 4 sessions throughout the day working in groups to coach the different activities. Each group worked with approximately 30 year 4 pupils at a time. The groups were a mixture of boys and girls with a range of sporting abilities; which really tested our leaders ability to provide tasks where all pupils were challenged but could succeed.
The event was a huge success and a lot of the plaudits need to go to our fantastic 6th Form leaders. The coaching and leadership for the whole week was provided by our 6th form, including A-Level PE and Btec Sport students delivering alongside qualified coaches and Teachers. The quality of coaching and the level of enthusiasm was exceptional from our young leaders and they ensured the week was a hugely enjoyable experience for all the pupils involved. Feedback from staff and pupils has highlighted how good a job our students did. It’s great to hear such positive feedback about our students and to have seen them in action, doing such a good job. Huge thanks and congratulations go to all our 6th Form Leaders. Well done!
A group of 6th Form Young Leaders recently helped lead the Kirklees projectability day at the Al Hikmah Centre in Batley. The day was a a disability inclusion day which aimed at encouraging disabled children within Kirklees to participate in sport. The day involved a number of different adapted sports that allow disabled participation including sit down volleyball, Bocha and adapted Hockey. The young leaders worked with groups and individual pupils to help them succeed and ensured the day was a huge success. The feedback from schools and organisers has been fantastic. Comments relate to student’s general manner, encouragement and enthusiasm as well as their level of organisation and empathy with pupils with a range of disabilities.
Involved in the day was: Laura Broadbent , Heather Haigh, Joe Cottrill, Ben Thirkhill, Charlotte Oates, Isabelle Fox, Jordan Ellis, George Turton, Lisa Brewerton, Nick Kaye, Will Warne, Alex Drake, Joe Cottrill, Sam Pashley, Ryan Bamforth, Niall Coyle, Sophie Cardus and Lauren Micklethwaite.
Well done. It’s great to hear such positive comments about our sixth form students.
The deadline for Year 13 students applying for University has just passed, so Year 12 – this time next year you will have chosen your course and finished your application!!As promised, there are lots of opportunities coming through which are displayed on the UCAS board outside the common room. Including the very popular ‘Bitesize Uni’, a four day residential at Newcastle University 16 – 19 July – ALL FREE! Your University application or CV needs to stand out from the others so go on Taster Courses, apply for Summer Schools, help out in school, volunteer for lunchtime duty – BE PROACTIVE!
Details of all opportunities are on the board, or please see Mrs Hamill for more information.