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Sports Crew 2021-22

In addition to our sports crew's role in PE lessons, our main focus this year is on Active Travel. We are combining initiatives by Sustrans and Zero Carbon Harrogate, to inspire all of our pupils, staff and parents to regularly take active journeys to school. By joining in, we hope to promote our community’s physical and mental wellbeing, as well as our hopes for a greener planet. Sports Crew will be promoting the half-termly Walk to School Days, in conjunction with Zero-Carbon Harrogate and helping record the active journeys made on those days.

Pupil Questionnaires

Sports Crew are organising the collection of pupil views via an online questionnaire on our school intranet. The results will help them make decisions about our PE and Sport offering.

Sports Leaders

Some of our Sports Leaders have been involved in running after-school clubs this term. Millie and Amina are pictured below running a Y3/4 netball session and Toby, Ben and Archie coaching hockey.

North Yorkshire School Games Medal Competition


Our Sports Crew have been encouraging their classes to participate in the competition to design a medal for the 2019-20 North Yorkshire School Games. The winning design will be used for all the medals awarded at the event this year. We have submitted a large number of entries - well done to all those who entered.

Sports Crew 2019/2020

Walk to School Week

Our sports Crew have been collecting data on how our pupils travelled to school during Walk to School Week which began on May 20th 2019. They will compare this data with the results of our online PE questionnaire completed by pupils back in February to see if we are becoming more active to and from school.

Intra-School Competitions

Intra-School Competitions are run by our Sports Crew at lunchtime. Flamingos played Cheetahs at football, organised and refereed by Will and Archer. Falcons played Snow Leopards at hockey, organised and led by Oli and Joseph. Owls played Foxes at football and Y4 Grizzly Bears played Y3 Grizzly Bears at basketball , led by Madeline, Evie and Ellie. Thank you to our Sports Crew. There are more competitions to come!

Sports Crew Kit Managers

Two of our kit managers (Madeline and Beth) recorded the return of sports kit used in recent tournaments. As you can see, they even folded it all beautifully! Meanwhile, some of our committee put their names forward for sports leadership training and calculated average distances for their class laps in the Daily Mile.

Sports Crew 2018/19
Our Sports Crew are ready to encourage physical activity across the school. They will be promoting sporting events, assisting with the organising and running of sporting activities, including The Daily Mile, and coaching and encouraging others. They have had their first meeting and discussed how they would like to promote Walk to School Day.

Sports Afternoon Assembly and Welcome


Our Sports Crew held two assemblies in the run up to our Sports Afternoon. These were to explain to the rest of the school how the afternoon would run and to rehearse the opening welcome. A video of their Opening address will soon be available on our website.

Running Track Opening

Our Sports Crew gave a whole school assembly to launch our newly completed running track. They explained the timetable and rules they had designed. Once the ribbon cutting was complete, they then ran an inaugural lap. The track has been busy every break time since - it has been wonderful to see our pupils enjoying the new resource.


Sports Relief Week - Daily Challenge

Sports Relief Week 19th - 23rd March


As part of our project for Sports Relief Week 19th– 23rd March, we are very excited to get everyone involved in all the different daily challenges we have planned for the playground. Each day, we will have a different activity for people to have a go at. Sports Crew and the Play Leaders will be recording the top scores per year group over each day. We have organised lots of fun activities such as hula hooping, skipping and footie skills. Could you be the winner of one of our challenges? Look out on the playground over the week to take part!


In support of Sports Relief, there will be also trainer moneyboxes in each class to collect coins throughout the week to raise money for this amazing charity. We will also have Sports Relief goodies available for you to buy over the week. 


Sports Themed Non-Uniform Day

Thank you to everyone for contributing to the Running Track fund through today’s non uniform day, we have raised £261.55!

Golden Club

Our Sports Crew are running a Thursday lunchtime club in the MUGA area of our playground. They have polled opinions around the school and altered the MUGA timetable to achieve this. Watch this space for pictures...

Arrival of Equipment bought using Active Kids Vouchers

Active Kids Vouchers

Last week, our Sports Crew took delivery of all the equipment we ordered with our Active Kids vouchers. Items included pumps, footballs, soft balls, tennis balls, bouncers, individual skipping ropes, Double Dutch skipping ropes and ankle skips. Some of the equipment will replace or supplement teaching resources; other items will be used by our play leaders and Sports Crew, when leading activities outside.

Thank you to Sports Crew (and some keen members of 3-4K) who unpacked everything and pumped up all the balls!

Walk to School Week


As the newly elected Sports Crew, we are really excited about promoting physical activity throughout our school. Our first project is to advertise ‘Walk to School’ Day on Wednesday 4th October. For each day next week, the Sports Crew in every class will record how many children do at least one hour of exercise outside of lessons. This will include activity at break times, before and after school and, of course, walking/ cycling/ scooting to and from school. Could your class be the most active? Look out for our posters in the classrooms!

In support of Walk to School Day 4th October, every child recorded the number of minutes they were active during that week. We then used our Maths skills (and calculators!) to total these minutes per child and then per class. Many children chose to add extra activities to their week:


"Some of us ran laps around the playground during morning break,” explained Joseph Brennan.

“Ted and I did eight laps round our local park after school.” Joseph Kell and Ted Crossland.


The winning class was 5/6C with a total of 30, 067 minutes. That works out at an average of 1037 minutes or 17 hours per child during the week – impressive!

After half-term, Sports Crew will be unveiling new plans for extra activities at break times.

Sports Crew and Mrs King


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