We are delighted that from September 2018 due to the Sports Premium we have been able to take the whole school off site to Bentham Country Club every Tuesday afternoon for sports coaching.
We leave school after lunch and are taken by coach to the Sports Domes where we are met by our Sports Coach , Sean Marsden from Atlas Sports.
Sean together with our Teachers and Teaching Assistants coach the children in small groups on an array of different sports including Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Dodge Ball, Gymnastics, Handball, Dance and Multiskills team games.
After the children have had an hours worth of coaching they then participate in competitive games against each other. At the end of the day we also run an afterschool sports club from 3:15 – 4:15 which most of the children stay for; parents then collect their children from the venue at either 3:15 or 4:15 depending if they attend the afterschool club.
Painswick Football Tournament
Year groups 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Football Tournament at the Painswick Rugby Club during October where we competed against lots of other schools, this was a good opportunity to show off our new school sports kit very kindly bought for school by a local resident.
Unfortunately we didn’t manage to score any goals, but our students had a great time and with our new sports coaching arrangements this means less practising on a sloped playground; the other schools better look out for us in the future!
Each summer we hold our Annual Sports Day at the Sheepscombe Cricket Pitch. Our parents and Grandparents join us for a fun morning of sporting games and activites.
After we have finished all the fun and games all the children and their families join us back at school for a picnic in the Orchard under the shade of the beautiful apple trees.
During July we took part in the Pulse games with our cluster schools held at The Croft School in Painswick . The children were split into mixed school teams and participated in lots of fun games and activities.