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SSP In2Hockey

This year’s In2Hockey competition took place on a damp, cold and windy Tuesday afternoon. Despite this, the enthusiasm, attitude and play that was on show was refreshingly upbeat and positive!

Six teams competed in this year’s finals with some excellent individual performances as well as some superb team performances on show to brighten up the day! Not only were the performances first class but the level of respect from all players, teachers, parents and officials deserved to be recognised through our spirit of the games award. One pupil from Lea lead by example in everything he did, ensuring that he thanked not only the officials, but the opposition and even their teacher after every match.


Janice (SSP Manager)  ‘It was wonderful to see such a high standard of play and continued improvement in skill level year on year. I was also really struck  by the excellent sportsmanship displayed by  players, coaches, teachers and parents,  especially on such a cold and grey autumnal evening.’

Mrs Simpson-Allsop (Osmaston CofE Primary School Teacher) ‘We really enjoyed the tournament and the organisation of the event was great, as usual.’

Mrs Reeves (Great Longstone CofE Primary School Teacher) ‘Thank you so much for yet another great tournament.  It was as ever very well organised and the right level of competition and fun.  The Sports Leaders were excellent and were extremely good and positive with the children.’

Students from Eyam:

It was challenging, wet and cold but this made us focus.’

‘We had no idea we’d done so well – it was such a surprise to be in the top 3 teams.’


1st Osmaston A

2nd Eyam


4th Great Longstone

5th Osmaston B

6th Lea B

SSP Cross Country 2017

With good overall conditions and nothing but blue skies this years cross county proved to be as popular as ever, with an amazing 92 children taking part. Overall 29 of our primary schools had students competing in the race which is truly outstanding.


All 92 runners should be extremely proud of their efforts in reaching the SSP finals and for their performances on the day. It was fantastic to see so many talented runners competing for the top spots as well as getting to watch lots of the School Games Values being demonstrated by lots of our other runners.

This year we would like to celebrate the runners that demonstrated the spirit of the games values of: determination, passion, self-belief, respect and honesty. To celebrate these values we have decided to pick a boy and a girl as this years spirit of the games winners (schools will find out soon).P1050424

We would also like to give Baslow St Anne’s CE Primary School a special mention for getting an amazing 12 runners through to the SSP finals, a new record!


Boys Results

1st Bakewell Cluster

2nd QEGS Cluster

3rd Hope Valley Cluster

4th Highields Cluster

5th Anthony Gell Cluster

Girls Results

1st Highfields Cluster

2nd QEGS Cluster

3rd Bakewell Cluster

4th Hope Valley Cluster

5th Anthony Gell Cluster

Finally we would like to say a massive thank you to all of the SSCO’s, QEGS Sports Leaders and the Highfields Sports Apprentices for helping to make this years event the best yet!

Year 7/8 Sportshall Athletics Results

Year 7 Boys:

1st Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

2nd Anthony Gell

3rd Lady Manners

4th Highfields

Year 7 Girls:

1st Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

2nd Lady Manners

3rd Anthony Gell School

4th Highfields

Year 8 Boys:

1st Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

2nd Lady Manners School

3rd Highfields

4th Anthony Gell

Year 8 Girls:

1st Lady Manners

2nd Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

3rd Highfields



County Table Tennis & Badminton Results

Table Tennis

U.13 Boys Individual

Gold = Samuel Cooper (Chapel High)

Silver = Oliver Barnett (Brookfield)

Bronze = Lawrence Hart (QEGS)


KS3 Boys – QEGS 3rd

KS3 Girls – Lady Manners 3rd

KS4 Boys – QEGS 3rd

KS4 Girls – Lady Manners 7th


Well done to all the teams that represented us at the county finals and congratulations on your achievements.




Mini Leader Training

The Mini Leader training is a programme aimed at year 5/6’s who show a passion for leadership in sport. It is a great way to improve children’s confidence skills as well as their organisational  skills. The mini leader training lasts for 2 hours with the first hour aimed at the theory side of being a mini leader and the second hour is aimed at the practical side.

St Annes CofE Primary School, Baslow, are the latest school to partake in the mini leader training. Their year 6 pupils were trained up at the start of the academic year in order to prepare them for the challenges of becoming a Mini Leader.

They took part in a range of activities and challenges to prepare them for their role as a Mini Leader including: workshops on what makes a good leader; scenario cards;  game planning and  game and activity analysis. As a Mini leader they will be expected to plan and run playtime and lunchtime games for the younger students, to do this they will need to work with the Midday supervisors to plan their activities.

On returning a month later I was able to observe the Mini Leaders running their practical sessions for the reception, year 1 and year 2 students. The Mini Leaders said “Since becoming a Mini Leader our confidence has grown and we have improved our leadership skills whilst also getting to know the younger students better.”

When asked what their favourite parts of being a mini leader was their replies were all very similar as they all agreed that helping the younger students to play together nicely was the best part.

If you’re a school that have bought into the RDSSP then why not book some Mini Leader Training for your year 5/6’s? 100% of the mini leaders would suggest this programme to other schools as its “Great for your confidence and gets everyone involved in activities they love to do.”

To find out more about this scheme please email James Bates