Our SSOC organised a fun run today, Wednesday 18th April in aid of the All Run For Fun town event. This is the day when as many children and staff in ALL schools in Darlington take part in a mass participation fun run. This took place in our schools grounds this afternoon. Our fun theme this year was super heroes. We had a wide variety of heroes in our school all day!
This week our sports leaders organised and ran a variety of sporting activities each day for the whole school. It was fantastic to see all the children more active in sport and sporting skills and the children raised money for a very worthwhile cause by coming to school on Friday 23rd March in their sports clothes.
Each day the children were also encouraged to run or walk a mile!
Monday - Hockey
Tuesday - Skip-a-thon
Wednesday - Tennis
Thursday - Football
Fit Friday - Listen for the bell ringing throughout the day for the sporting challenge
Our dancers have worked hard to create a lyrical dance to Slow Down by Nicole Nordeman. They have stayed after school this term and worked hard each Wednesday afternoon to learn the dance choreographed by our expert member of staff!
The children took part in commercial, jazz and modern workshops on Monday 19th March at the Dolphin Centre and then showcased their dance on stage to a huge audience. Over 400 pupils took part in this festival, with over 22 schools dancing on stage. We believe ours was one of the best! Although we did enjoy watching many other schools perform.
Our annual treat after the dance workshops - Pizza Hut before the show!
All 15 dancers
A few photos behind the scenes!
Eight children from year 3 were selected to take part in a tennis festival at Wyvern Academy on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The children spent the morning taking part in tennis matches against 4 other schools and doing some tennis ball skills challenges.
The children were eager to take part and came back 'buzzing'from the competition experience. Two year 6 sports crew leaders also helped at the event to score and manage the organisation of the matches. Their attitude and commitment to this event was highlighted as excellent by our school games organiser and partnership manager.
Sixteen children from years 3 to 6 were selected to take part in the Darlington Dance Festival at the Dolphin Centre. Our dance this year took the children on a journey through the decades. The children all participated in an afternoon of fun dance workshops before the evening show of dances.
An tea out at Pizza Hut was also a hit!
All year 3 attended Eastbourne Sports Complex on Wednesday 17th May 2017 to take part in the Quad Kids event. Whilst here they competed against many schools in sprinting, distance, howler and standing long jump events. The morning activities were enjoyed by all and many of the children achieved their personal best.
All year 2 attended Eastbourne Sports Complex on Thursday 18th May 2017 to take part in the Quad Kids event. Whilst here they competed against many schools in sprinting, distance, howler and standing long jump events. The morning activities were enjoyed by all and many of the children achieved their personal best.
The whole school participated in a fun run this afternoon and ended up a lot more colourful than when they first set off. Double figure laps were achieved running around the school grounds and overcoming many different obstacles. Mindful of the paint at the beginning and then delighting in it as the afternoon progressed. Many children seeking the opportunity to get as messy as they could possibly be. Luckily parents were on board with his theme for which we are grateful and many memories were made. A big thank you to Liam and Phil from Sporting futures for their huge participation in this event.
Testing out the tyres and some of us warming up!
Ten year 5 and 6 girls were chosen to participate in a school games festival at Eastbourne Sports Complex today. 170 children from across 17 local Darlington Schools took part in 9 minute matches. Our children played to the best of their ability in the three games they played. It was a fun but cold afternoon but many memories were made. They showed excellent team work and enthusiasm to tackle each game, gaining confidence as they proceeded through the competition.
Children from Year 3 were selected to represent our school in the school games tennis festival at the Dolphin Centre. This took place on Friday 3rd February. The eight year 3 children had a lovely morning taking part in some skills sessions and then small games.
Two year 6 sports leaders were invited along to the festival to support their younger peers by offering technical advice and were also the 'photographers' for the morning.