Latest Sports news from Elmwood Juniors!
Elmwood take part in Year 3 and 4 Basketball Festival
Wednesday 26th April
After taking a walk past Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, Mr Pollock, Mr G and 7 children from Year 3 and 4 arrived at Harris South Norwood Secondary School. The children took part in a Basketball Festival which was led by Croydon School Sport Partnership and GCSE students from Harris. After a skills session involving dribbling, passing and shooting, the children played 3 a-side matches against local schools. The children loved playing in the large sports hall and testing their ability against other pupils. It is pleasing to see that the children are now eager to get involved in more sport both inside and outside school.
Elmwood compete in hockey tournament
Wednesday 11th January 2017
After intensive training sessions with Mr Barnes, 9 of Elmwood’s finest hockey players successfully competed at a tournament at Croydon High School, Selsdon. Despite the bad weather, the children showed impressive coordination skills and had a good team ethic as they won half of their 6 games. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day out and expressed their happiness at playing a new sport competitively.
Show Racism the Red Card Workshop
When the news was broken to 6P and 5L that they had been invited to attend a workshop at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, they were ecstatic…and with good reason!
This was run by the high profile charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and focused on challenging the children’s perceptions of people. Issues around race, skin colour, tattoos and fashion were all discussed as the children began to question whether we can make judgements about people based on what they look like.The children excelled and their enthusiasm was clear to see.
As well as meeting 2 ex-professional football players during the workshop, the children were lucky enough to see many first team players including Jason Puncheon and James Tomkins. They even had club captain Scott Dann come over and sign their posters!
Mr Pollock, Mr Luxford and Mr Acky took full advantage of this opportunity!
6P and 5L were very grateful to Mrs Read for arranging this special event.
Year 5 Leadership Training
Friday 11th November
20 children from Year 5 have taken part in an afternoon of leadership training with the Croydon Schools Sport Partnership. The children not only completed a series of tasks but also identified the core qualities of leaders and what it takes to create an effective lesson. These children are preparing themselves to deliver their very own physical activity sessions for younger Elmwood pupils.
Elmwood’s sport and physical activity clubs have started!
We will be bring you the latest news from our variety of clubs including:
Year 3 and 4 Football Club
Change 4 Life (Multi-Sports) Club
This year we are very excited to begin the new ‘SchoolsRun’ club. Our children will be some of the first in the country to take part in this programme which invites children to run, jog or walk a course at the school and track their own times each week.
PE and Sports Funding
In 2015/16 the school received £ 10,381 for specific use for PE and sports facilities and activities. The money was used for:
- Part funding of a new all-weather sports court;
- Free extra-curricular clubs open to all pupils such as Frisbee and Multisports; and
- Additional sports equipment.
In 2016/17 the school is aiming to further increase access to sports and physical education for all pupils, for example providing organised sports at lunchtimes as well as the provision of after school sports clubs and participating in ‘The School Run’ initiative.