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Wesport would like to congratulate you all for the completion of another successful school year and all the hard work you have put in to making it the success it was. We also hope your SATS results were what you were hoping for. No matter the results, they make up just one small part of your children’s lives and through high quality physical activity provision, we can help provide a more rounded and complete start to these young people’s lives.
As always, we at Wesport are here to support you with achieving high quality physical activity provision from spending guidance to bespoke one to one support. However, one change which will be happening is Ian Ridge will be leaving the Wesport family during the summer with Andy Blackmore taking over his role until his replacement is found.
For more detailed information on what we can offer, what providers are offering locally, any questions, queries or advice please contact Andy Blackmore (Project Manager) –firstname.lastname@example.org, 0117 328 1469 or visit our website.
What's happening at Wesport?
PE Conference 2022 – All the speakers and practical workshops are in place for our PE conference on 20th October 2022. Early bird booking is still available until the end of July, visit our website so that you don’t miss out on the chance to book your place!
All aboard regatta – On the 28th June, Wesport partnered up with All-Aboard to deliver a School Games regatta for the first time since the pandemic. For weeks, schools across our region received lessons on different water sports to prepare them for the event, which targeted SEND and disadvantaged children. Young leaders from Ashton Park School were also in attendance to support the All-Aboard staff in the running of the regatta. All aboard are a fantastic local charity who offer schools the opportunity to participate in water sports whilst learning how to keep safe on the water. They will be running a multisport club over the summer holidays. It runs for seven weeks starting Monday July 18th to Friday September 2nd. The links below have all the details about these events and All-aboard in general.
Commonwealth Games Legacy Funding – As part of hosting the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, areas across the country have received money with the aim of engaging disadvantaged and inactive children in physical activity. This has been a great opportunity to give children who don’t regularly participate in sport, the chance to try a wider range of sports to foster a love for physical activity. School Games Organizers (SGOs) have worked with Wesport to bid for and use this funding to provide a range of activities. Two examples from this term include a SEND sport festival held at UWE and supported by Bristol Bears and a multi-sport festival run in North Somerset with the aim to introduce children to more non-tradition sports, such as; short mat bowls and rowing. For further information on how this money is being used in your area please contact Wesport or to find out more about the Commonwealth Games Legacy Fund, please clickhere.
School Games – On the 6th July Wesport supported the running of the level 3 Quad Kids event held at BGS. This hugely successful event saw 19 schools and a total of 178 children take part in this level 3 sports event. Run by your SGOs, children had the chance to compete in a range of different athletic events such as; standing jump, throwing, sprinting and distance running. For information on the events available for children in your school, we encourage you to visit our website where you will find the contact information for your SGO, along with their calendar of events.
What’s happening with local & national providers?
Buzzers Academies at Glenfrome Primary School - This is an active holiday camp aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years and tailored to suit all sporting interests and abilities. Children will participate in activities such as dodgeball, bench-ball, gymnastics, parkour, arts and crafts, team building and inflatable games. There will also be ‘special events’ such as archery, bouncy castles, face painting and adventure walks if the children wish to participate. If children are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) they can attend for free. Please contact email@example.com or visit their website for more information.
Rounders England - Rounders England are running courses over the summer to help improve the delivery and teaching of the sport with the first course being the Activator Course Online on 18th July. They are also running the various other courses on their website.For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier League Primary Stars - Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
Premier League Primary Stars’ curriculum-linked activities support teachers to build their pupils' confidence in key areas from Maths and English to PSHE and Physical Education and can be used off-the-shelf or tailored to suit teachers’ needs. More than 58,000 teachers have downloaded and used the free curriculum-linked resources since the programme began. Click here to find out more information.
Street Cricket - Somerset Cricket Foundation are currently running Street Cricket sessions at Hutton Moore Leisure Centre in Weston Super Mare, with the goal of inspiring more children to take up the sport, to join the event participants must be:
School years 4, 5 and 6
Young people who are not part of a cricket club
Young people whose engagement with physical activity is limited
Young people who do not attend community or after school activity due to cost
For more information on this, and other Somerset Cricket Foundation events, please contact Steve Gass.
Sensory walks - Sense are a charity working to support people with complex disabilities and sensory impairments to communicate and live life to the full. As part of our Sport & Physical Activity programme, they have developed a Sensory Walks project which aims to help people engage with nature through their senses whilst being active. They would like to work with schools to help you engage children in sensory walks which can have lots of positive outcomes and help them integrate skills from across the whole curriculum. Find out more information here.
Hockey World cup - The women’s hockey world cup started on July 3rd and to celebrate the England Hockey website has a host of resources and teaching aids to inspire the next generation.
One teaching aid is called Quickflicks, which is a series of hockey-based educational challenges ideal for the classroom. The collection of visual resources helps teachers to deliver a range of primary curriculum subjects in a fun and engaging way. Click here to find out more information and access the resources.
Dance to school - Dance to School are a high quality dance company providing support and resources for teachers planning their dance lessons/curriculum. During the summer they are continuing this support with their free Superhero Dance Plans!
Simply log in to your Dance to School account (or create one using the link below if you are a new user) and go to the ‘Free’ section on the website.
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