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A YEAR TO CELEBRATE – 2013 Impact Report

Osmaston Primary Tri-Golf Winners at Summer School Games

Osmaston CE Primary won a gold medal in the HSBC Tri Golf competition for the 3rd year in a row at the Summer School Games

It’s been a fantastic year for our schools.  We’ve run more than 100 events in 24 different sports and activities involving school teams competing 540 times.  That means our pupils participated 6,610 times in festivals and competitions this year.

We’ve also trained 350 Young Leaders to help deliver our events and activities in primaries and we’ve run 5 Inclusion/Disability events involving school teams competing 19 times.

RDSSP Partnership Development Manager Janice Price said: “Ian Thomas, Director of Education for Derbyshire has urged primary schools to invest the new ‘Sport Premium’ funding wisely, recognising the valuable role of SSPs in organising and promoting PE and sport.  Investment from our cluster primaries will allow us to offer you even more events, programmes and coaching resources for Everyday Activity, Physical Education, Inclusion and Disablity and Club and Community links as well as offering Talent Pathways and added value programmes and training.”

To find out more about how the RDSSP can help your school read our 2013 Impact Report.


Midday Supervisor Training RDSSP Nov 2013-224 Midday Supervisors from 11 Infant & Primary schools attended our first training session last month.

RDSSP Partnership Manager Janice Price said:  “The feedback after the course was very positive with many saying they’d like to receive ‘Energy Club training’ which is available through Sports Leaders UK.”  Read more…

Also last month, teachers and teaching assistants from ten schools attended the Matalan Top Sport TrainingLeeds Met University tutor, Paul Ogilvy, supported by Highfields SSCo, Jayne Allen, talked the group through the resource pack of activity cards.  This comment is typical of the great response: “Very friendly, clear teaching and outcomes, even adults need praise which was given. Fun activities. Learnt a lot.”  Read more…

The next Midday Supervisor training session in January is already full but there are still places on 9th May.  Our Top Sports course will be in the summer term.

EVENT REPORTS – Table Tennis Champs & Cross Country Comps

Kirk Ireton retain SSP champs title for 2nd year   BradwellJuniorsTableTennisWinnersLizzie

Congratulations to Kirk Ireton Primary girls and Bradwell Junior School boys for winning the SSP table tennis championships.  Both teams went on to finish 4th place out of 10 teams in the County finals.

There has been a huge turnout for all our of cross country competitions held at our five Cluster Secondary Schools with more than 1,500 runners taking part.

Pictured right is 5 year old Lizzie from Cromford C of E Primary School who has Cerebral Palsy and won a medal in the Reception Class Fun Run held at Cromford Meadows, Matlock, in October, as part of the Anthony Gell cluster.

Secondary school newsAND THE WINNER IS Awards bonanza

DDales Sports Awards 2013 - NomineesAt the Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Sport Awards 18 year old wrestler Katy Colebourne from Anthony Gell and 14 year old sailor Josh Haynes from Highfields won Junior Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

Six Highfields Year 9 girls footballers, who play for Darley Dale, celebrated when the club won team of the year.  Former Highfields student and cyclist Emily Watson-Thoday was runner up for Young Sports Leader of the Year.

Katy, who started wrestling 5 years ago said:  “It means a lot.  It’s also promoting the club and the sport of wrestling, especially with it being taken out of the Olympics and winning the bid to get back into the 2020 Games in Toyko. Luckily the school know a lot about wrestling and they give me time to focus on training and school work and give me that push that I need.”  Read more…

BAFYAWINNERSFormer Hope Valley College student, cyclist Tom Craig, scooped the first ever ‘Derbyshire Young Adventurer of the Year’ prize, presented by adventurer Dave Cornthwaite at the Buxton Adventure Festival awards at Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre at the University of Derby, Buxton.  17 year old sailor Jessie Wellbourne-Hesp from QEGS who won Gold in the Spirit of Adventure category and 16 year old Cameron Orr and 14 year old Laurie Butler from Anthony Gell shared the Young Leaders Award.  Read more…

Anthony Gell students sail through Carsington certificate

A dozen students from Anthony Gell have gained sailing qualifications thanks to funding secured from ‘Sportivate‘ by the RDSSP.

The youngsters – including Lucy Edenbrow in year 8, who has special educational needs, were awarded their RYA Stage 1 Certificates  after completing the ‘Introduction to Sailing’ course.  The course has been taught in six two hour sessions over six weeks by qualified instructors at Carsington Sports and Leisure near Ashbourne.

Lucy said:  “I’m pleased to achieve this.   I learned how to steer for the first time and I’ve started getting good at it as well.  And I’ve been controlling the ropes on the sail.  I want to do stage 2 now.”  Lucy’s Mum Tina said: “It’s amazing.  Without it to be fair I don’t think as a family we wouldn’t have been able to afford a proper sailing course so for us it’s opened up an opportunity.”  Read more…

  SETTING GOLD STANDARD – Highfields leads the way

Highfields Sports Leaders leading a Fitness for Life session with year 3 to 6 pupils at St Joseph's.

Highfields Sports Leaders leading a Fitness for Life session with year 3 to 6 pupils at St Joseph’s.

Highfields has once again been awarded World Status for Sports Leadership by Sports Leaders UK and has retained Youth Sport Trust Gold Partner School status for its commitment to PE and school sport.

SSCo Jayne Allen, said:  “We are of course highly delighted.  Sports Leadership is a passion of mine.  It gives everyone the chance to take part and contribute and gives our students so many opportunities and life skills.”  Read more…

Tell us your stories! Get in touch with Partnership Development Manager Janice Price: or Tel: 01629 825577 / Fax: 01629 824864 / Mobile: 07930 358346

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