Celebrating sport across Derbyshire

Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership (RDSSP) is supporting its member schools with competitions and activities as part of National School Sports Week – a national celebration of sport and physical activity in schools.

RDSSP works closely with Infant, Primary, Secondary and Special schools to develop opportunities for high quality PE and sport in the Derbyshire Dales and Hope Valley.

National School Sports Week is organised by the Youth Sport Trust and this year takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of June.

In 2014, around a million young people took part in the week, where thousands of schools across the country made a pledge to get more involved in physical activity, school sport and celebrate school achievement.

All schools who have signed up receive free resources, toolkits and ideas to help run an exciting sporting week to inspire pupils as well as the chance to win visits from Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The RDSSP has several activities planned to coincide with the week-long celebration:

Mon 22 June: Primary County Girls Kwik Cricket Final at Derby;
SSP under 13 Boys cricket competition at Darley Dale Cricket Club;
QEGS host Under 15 County Rounders;
Wed 24 June: Secondary Quad Kids Athletics at Lady Manners School, Bakewell;
Thu 25 June: Primary Cyclo-cross event at Highfields – hosted by British Cycling.

RDSSP Manager, Janice Price said: “National School Sports Week is a fantastic way for school students to enjoy sporting activities together and celebrate their success in all levels of physical activity.”

“RDSSP staff are looking forward to hosting the sessions to tie in with the special national event and we hope they will inspire local pupils to meet students from other schools and work together to improve targets, work as a team and develop fitness. The sessions will also help to develop core sportsmanship values including team work, confidence, being proud of achievements, leadership and inclusive activities.”

To find out more and to sign up to National School Sports Week, visit: http://www.youthsporttrust.org/events-awards/events/national-school-sport-week.aspx#