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Hurstmere rship School Sport Partne Sue Allsop Partnership Development Manager Hurstmere School Sport Partnership Phone: 020 8300 5665 Fax: 020 8300 2039 E-mail:

Changing the lives of young people through PE and school sport.

t Partnership r o p S l o o h c S e r e m Hurst Newsletter

Important dates for your diary for the new academic year Autumn Term Wednesday 9th September - SSCo Meeting

Summer Term 2009

Wednesday 16th September - Partnership Day Wednesday 30th September - Top Activity Training Course Wednesday 7th October—AfPE HQPE Primary Leaders Course Friday 9th October—AfPE HQPE Secondary Leaders Course Wednesday 18th November - Partnership Day Please ensure these dates are written into your school diary.

Get Active! An SSP Calendar will be available for all schools in September, this will contain information on Family meetings, Partnership Days, CPD (arranged by the SSP) and Competition dates.

Partnership Games

Inside this issue: Family News 1


Family News 2


Dates for your Diary


David Beckham




Talent Workshop


Primary Schools in the Hurstmere SSP

David Beckham Academy

In May over 100 Year 3 & 4 pupils and 60 Year 8 students attended a day at the David Beckham Academy. During the morning the pupils participated in cross-curricular challenges taking on the role of either coach, nutritionist, scout, reporter, or physio. In the afternoon they p art icip ated in a foo tbal l competition ably assisted by Sports Leaders from the Partnership.

CPD At the Partnership Day in May PLT’s spent time looking at ways of ‘Engaging the Disengaged’. Part of the session was spent discussing why some children are disengaged with PE and school sport as well as sharing good practice. The remainder of the session was spent looking at the Top Activity resource and how the alternative sports within the resource can be used to encourage children to get active.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the work of the School Sport Partnership this academic year.

Talent Workshops

reach County and National Finals in Tag Rugby and Cricket

Throughout this academic year students in KS 3 who have been identified as ‘Talented in Sport’ have attended sports specific workshops where they have worked with high quality coaches to extend their ability and look at what they need to do to perform at a higher level. During the summer term Year 7 students attended a Striking & Fielding workshop with Richard O’Sullivan.

On Wednesday 1st July as part of National School Sports Week, 10 Primary Schools and 400 children came together to celebrate sport in the first ever Partnership Games. The Games had an Olympic theme and children were encouraged to demonstrate the Olympic and Paralympic Values of Excellence, Friendship, Respect, Courage, Determination, Equality and Inspiration. There were 8 competitions on the day with Year 1 pupils competing in a Multi Skill Competition, Year 2 Tri Golf, Year 3 & 4 participated in Athletics or Gymnastics, while Year 5 & 6 competed in High 5 Netball, Basketball and Indoor Rowing. There was also a Speed Stacking competition for teams comprising of pupils from year 1 to 6. Events were run by the SSCo’s and their excellent team of Sports Leaders. All pupils were given a Hurstmere SSP Games T-shirt and certificate for attending the event and Bronze, Silver & Gold medals were presented to those teams who finished in the top three. At the closing ceremony special awards were given to 10 children who had been selected for demonstrating the Olympic/Paralympic Values.

Sporting Primary School Success Tag Rugby - This year Holy Trinity Lamorbey and Days Lane qualified for the Kent Tag Rugby competition and for the 2nd time Holy Trinity went on to win the Kent competition and will now compete in the National finals which take place on 8th July at Rugby - we wish them every success. Burnt Oak also qualified for the Kent Fair Play event in the same competition where they finished 2nd in a very close final. Well done to all our tag rugby teams. Cricket - The Bexley District Kwik Cricket Finals were once again won by Old Bexley in a very exciting final. Old Bexley have now won this event for the last 4 years which is a tremendous achievement. At the Kent finals at Canterbury Old Bexley reached the final and lost out by 2 runs however they still go through to the next stage the Regional's. This years Girls Kwik Cricket competition saw 9 schools competing for the honour of representing Bexley at the Kent Finals. The standard of play was very high but the eventual winners were Burnt Oak Juniors who went on and finished 2nd in the finals at Canterbury. Good luck to both Holy Trinity & Old Bexley in the next stages.

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Hurstmere School Sport Partnership

Cleeve Park Family

Blackfen Girls Family The 2008/9 year has been an extremely busy and successful one for the Blackfen Family of Schools. Lots of exciting things have been happening across the family a few of which are highlighted here. All of these activities and events have provided young people from all ages with new and exiting experiences, whilst participating in physical activity and hopefully having fun! Throughout the course of the year a Sports Leader Training selection of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from each of the three primary schools have been trained as Young Sports Leaders. These pupils can now be used to help out at lunchtime clubs, help organise activities for younger pupils, lead warm ups in PE lessons and hopefully help out with Sports Day. All of the pupils were extremely enthusiastic and were keen to learn and develop their leadership skills. Well done to all pupils involved, and thank you to staff for supporting them in their roles as Sports Leaders. Multi Skills Virtual Competition In a bid to try and increase inter and intra school competition and to increase opportunities for more pupils to participate the Blackfen Family has trialed a Virtual Multi Skills Competition. In each primary school the Reception Class and Year 1 and 2 completed 4 activities whilst Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 completed 6 activities. Results from each pupil were all recorded and collated to establish results and overall winners. Pupils not only compete against others from their own school, but also against pupils from the other two schools in the Partnership. Well done to all pupils that took part in this, and a huge thank you to all PLT’s for their hard work on this within their school.

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar Family

This year has been action packed with numerous events and activities involving a wide range of staff and pupils. Primary Schools Birkbeck, Hurst, Longlands and Royal Park Primary schools have all attended various Partnership events in many sports from High 5 Netball to Tag Rugby and Multi skills. Royal Park pupils visited The David Beckham Academy and have had the opportunity to get involved with Judo, delivered by Gary Wells. Longlands have a jam packed Sports Week planned for July. Speed Stacking and Multi Skills clubs have been running at Hurst Primary and Birkbeck's annual competitive sports event has again proved a success.

‘Chis and Sid’ students have been trained as Cricket and Rugby Leaders and Young Leaders training has been ongoing at many of the Primary schools. There have also been conferences and events for the Year 10 sports leaders and the year 12 community sports leaders. Many have been involved in assisting and running Family and SSP events such as Speed Stacking, Dance and training other Young Leaders as well as assisting at the Disability League Sports Hall Athletics event and Primary day at the David Beckham Academy.

Cleeve Park pupils have been taking on more leadership tasks this year with year 12 leaders assisting with family events and now working independently in

All SSCo’s would like to thank all Staff in their family of Schools who have organised, run, attended events this academic year.

Cleeve Park pupils have also had opportunities to work with specific sports coaches in Judo, Cheerleading and Boxing; which are proving to be very successful at capturing those interested in more unconventional activities.

Harris Academy Falconwood Family

Over the year there have been a variety of events and opportunities for the family. These have included exciting new activities like Judo, Indoor Rowing, Cheerleading and Girls only Cricket and Football at the David Beckham Academy; as well as the annual events of Sports Hall Athletics, High 5 Netball, Year 2 Football, Kwik Cricket and the Mini Olympics. Many of the Family Primary schools had taster days for Speed Stacking with the aim of developing a virtual league. Chatsworth Infants have already made a start in this venture. The Young Ambassadors, Jane and Alfie, have attended conferences and many a meeting, to establish and expand their role. They ran a multi skills club and a Year 2 Football tournament for the family and have visited Burnt Oak to deliver an assembly.


local schools. Year 10 leaders organised and ran a Multi Skills festival for 105 year 2 pupils, a resounding success and year 8 leaders will be helping to deliver a similar multi skills event in Royal Park school later this term.

Tag Rugby Coaching

David Beckham Academy Visit 16 boys from Year 8 visited the DBA this term where they participated in cross-curricular activities such as health & fitness, nutrition, team building challenges and a mini world cup tournament. The boys chosen were non-team players who had not previously been given such an opportunity. The boys really enjoyed the day and acquitted themselves well. It was an experience they will never forget.

Sports Leaders from Harris Academy Falconwood ran a Tag Rugby session at Eastcote Primary School in June for pupils in year 3, 4, 5 & 6. The pupils received coaching from the sports leaders first before taking part in a mini tournament. Due to the school new re-building programme space was very limited but the sports leaders coped admirably with this challenge. The event was a great success and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dance Workshop Year 10 GCSE Dance students from Harris Academy Falconwood have run a number of Dance workshops for Year 6 pupils at St Michael’s CE Primary School to help them prepare for their leavers service at Southwark cathedral. They also attended the dress rehearsal and final performance which was a great hit with the audience. It is hoped that the Dance workshops become a regular link with St Michael’s.


Hurstmere SSP Newsletter Summer 2009