Category Archives: Press coverage

RDSSP OPEN Yr 5/6 Basketball Competition

On Thursday 4th February ten teams entered this extremely fun, fast paced, thrilling competition knowing there could be only one winner. The teams were placed into two separate pools and had to battle it out with schools from across the dales with the winners and runners up being entered into the semi final!

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Dales cricket success makes local headlines

Thank you to Derbyshire Times and Matlock Mercury for featuring the story of the RDSSP Kwik Cricket competition held in Darley Dale on Wednesday 10 June. You can read more by clicking the links above.

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Former SSP Young Leader makes local headlines

Thank you to Ashbourne News Telegraph for featuring the story of fromer QEGS student and SSP Young Leader, Todd Cloake, who’s applied to 02’s Think Big campaign for funding to bring inclusive sports to his home village of Hartington.

SSP Manager, Janice Price said: “I am so glad to hear a former SSP Young Leader is doing well and using his initiative to develop sporting opportunities for youngsters in rural Derbyshire. Todd was a shining example of a young leader and it’s great to hear he is now studying a leadership based degree.”

“I wish him all the very best of luck with his application to the funding pot, and really do hope he is successful. Sport isn’t just about physical activity – it’s also about teaching values of team-building, leadership, inclusivity and friendship – and Todd is doing just that.”

Ashbourne News Telegraph - Todd ex QEGS pupil March 2015 1 of 2


You can read the article here. Todd is also set to be featured in the newspaper, which will be available in local shops from tomorrow – Thursday 19th March.

RDSSP Young Leaders feature in local newspapers

Thanks to Derbyshire Times, Matlock Mercury and Buxton Advertiser for covering the story of students from Highfields School in Matlock featuring in a brand new Women in Sport online film.

The film aims to highlight the range of sporting careers available to women and girls and to drive out sexism in sport.

The 38 minute video is available to see online here (scroll to 5:50 to see short video of the girls at Women In Sport Conference in London).

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RDSSP News features in Buxton Advertiser

Thanks to the Buxton Advertiser for featuring new RDSSP team member, Ruth Taylor, in the Thursday 8th January 2015 edition.

Ruth, who hails from New Mills, in High Peak, Derbyshire, is working to increase cycling participation in RDSSP member schools across Derbyshire.

You can read the full press release here

Buxton Advertiser - Ruth Taylor RDSSP Jan 2015

RDSSP features in School Matters Jan 2015

Thanks to School Matters Magazine for featuring new RDSSP team member, Ruth Taylor, in its January 2015 edition. Ruth is working to increase cycling participation in RDSSP member schools across Derbyshire.

You can read the full story here

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Photo credit to Derbyshire Dales District Council