See the link below for the PE department’s calendar of events for the next half term.
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One of our year 7 students, Kate Williams, is a sprinter for Darlington Harriers and she competed at the North Eastern Indoor Championships last weekend – 17th and 18th February. She won the 60m heat with a new personal best of 8.55 seconds and progressed to win gold in the 60m final. She also picked up medals in long jump, high jump and shot. Well done and keep up the hard work!
Staindrop’s Year 7 girls have secured another victory against King James winning 4-1. The turnout was fantastic which meant we could rotate players around each quarter which allowed everyone to take part. The performance on the court was very positive, especially in the cold weather. Year 7 and 8 netball training will be on next Tuesday and the next game is due to be played away against Ferryhill on Wednesday 28th February.
On Thursday 8th February our year 7 and 8 boys and girls travelled to Bishop Barrington to take part in an indoor athletics event. There were some brilliant performances from Staindrop, especially our Year 7 girls who won every race on the track and almost all of the field events which allowed them to progress to the next round in March (Level 3 School Game’s finals). The behaviour and effort throughout the afternoon were faultless, and you are all a credit to the school. Well done to all that represented Staindrop Academy.
Over this half term year 5 and 6 pupils from our sport cluster have been learning netball in their PE lessons. Today was the competition where they had a chance to compete against eachother. Some fantastic netball was played with some very talented players! The morning competition saw Cockfield take home the trophy for the “A” team. Whilst the “B” team competition required goal difference to seperate the winners, with Green Lane winning this competition.
More schools came in… the afternoon to compete for the trophy. Some fantastic skills on show again. But Ingleton shone through and won both the “A” and “B” team trophies! All pupils were a credit to their school.
Huge thank you also to our year 10 leaders who officiated all of the games.
Next half term our visitors will be Y1 and Y2 pupils for football.
Well done all.
See below for a copy of the newsletter which has been sent to our Primary School partners.
On Friday 26th January Police Community Support Officer Darren Miles visited Staindrop Academy to deliver a presentation to year 9 and 10 students highlighting the importance of online safety. The presentation focused on the dangers of online grooming, as part of this presentation students were shown a film called “Kayleigh’s Love Story”, a true story of a 15 year old girl who was groomed online. The presentation also focused on Child Sexual Exploitation; making it clear to students what this is, how it could affect them, the signs to look out for and where to go for help and advice if they have any questions. PCSO Darren Miles will be returning to Staindrop Academy to deliver presentations to year 7 and 8 students about how to stay safe online during the course of this term.
What is Girls Active?
Staindrop Academy has recently been accepted to take part in a nationwide campaign to increase involvement of girls in physical activity. The campaign is called Girls Active and it supports schools to understand what motivates girls to take part in physical activity. It enables teachers to work with the girls – through consultation and leadership – to make the necessary changes to their physical education (PE), sport and physical activity provision. We have already completed over 100 questionnaires from our KS3 girls which will generate a report that will be sent to us to determine the barriers that are specific to the girls of Staindrop Academy.
Over the next few weeks we will be recruiting girls to form our G.L.A.M squad who will meet regularly, discuss ideas and create an action plan to engage more girls in physical activity. At the beginning of February we will receive our report, generated from our questionnaires, to give us an insight into which areas we can develop further within our department. We have had a great start to the academic year with participation at after school clubs and results for our teams, but our overall aim is to get everyone more involved in the activities we offer. Physical activity is very important for overall health and well-being; research has shown pupils with better health and wellbeing achieve better academically with more effective social and emotional competencies.