Celebrations as pupils and staff get active

Celebrations as pupils and staff get active

By Adele Forrest | 28/07/2021

Celebrations as pupils and staff get active
Anston Greenfields travel award.

 
The school provided lockdown PE and sport challenges on their YouTube channel, and families shared their progress via pictures and emails. Challenges included the family chicken run Easter challenge, street sign selfie challenge, Santa dash and bubble foot golf. Pupils also voted for their peers in Year 6 to be sports leaders, who were responsible for organising sporting events and opportunities for pupils to take part in. Teacher Claire Bratt said the school was “thrilled” to have won. “We encourage every child to be an active member of the school PE community,” she said. “We always aim to offer pupils a wide variety of sporting opportunities, from hockey and basketball to curling and yoga. “We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for children to try a wide variety of sports. “This year, it was our aim to make sure that the whole school had an active and enriching PE curriculum with numerous opportunities that may not be available outside of school due to Covid-19 restrictions. “After such a difficult year, staff are working more creatively with PE to ensure that all pupils are offered sporting opportunities. “PE has developed and become even stronger in school. “We included the community in our sports challenges and during a time when the world felt isolated, we offered opportunities to unite. “We are incredibly proud of winning this award and having our efforts noticed.” The Active School Awards recognised how schools across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire kept physical education at the heart of school life during the last 12 months. There were nine district winners from across the two counties, with two overall county winners. Alex Ogden, PE, school sport and physical activity manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation, said: “A huge congratulations Anston Greenlands Primary School on this achievement. “Research tells us that PE, school sport and physical activity can do so much for children’s physical and mental wellbeing, and during the last year that has been more important than ever.

The school provided lockdown PE and sport challenges on their YouTube channel, and families shared their progress via pictures and emails.
Challenges included the family chicken run Easter challenge, street sign selfie challenge, Santa dash and bubble foot golf.
Pupils also voted for their peers in Year 6 to be sports leaders, who were responsible for organising sporting events and opportunities for pupils to take part in.
Teacher Claire Bratt said the school was “thrilled” to have won.
“We encourage every child to be an active member of the school PE community,” she said.
“We always aim to offer pupils a wide variety of sporting opportunities, from hockey and basketball to curling and yoga.
“We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for children to try a wide variety of sports.
“This year, it was our aim to make sure that the whole school had an active and enriching PE curriculum with numerous opportunities that may not be available outside of school due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“After such a difficult year, staff are working more creatively with PE to ensure that all pupils are offered sporting opportunities.
“PE has developed and become even stronger in school.
“We included the community in our sports challenges and during a time when the world felt isolated, we offered opportunities to unite.
“We are incredibly proud of winning this award and having our efforts noticed.”
The Active School Awards recognised how schools across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire kept physical education at the heart of school life during the last 12 months.
There were nine district winners from across the two counties, with two overall county winners.
Alex Ogden, PE, school sport and physical activity manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation, said: “A huge congratulations Anston Greenlands Primary School on this achievement.
“Research tells us that PE, school sport and physical activity can do so much for children’s physical and mental wellbeing, and during the last year that has been more important than ever.


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