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Sport @ Birstwith 2022

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Be Active

Sport and being active is essential- even more so in the world that we are creating for our children to grow up in.  At Birstwith, we strive to engage the children in a wide range of activites and sports that are based around the key fundamentals  - Agility, Balance and Co-ordination.  The children cover these aspects in each and every area of sport they are introduced to.  The aim give the children an experience of a wide range of sport, instill a love for being active, teach children how to follow rules and adapt rules to make the games more achievable for everyone and allow children to develop their independent sport skills as well as their group/team sport skills.  We work alongside some fabulous outside agencies to help promote excellence in sport either during normal school time or through after school clubs and competitions. We also have close links with local clubs too such as cricket and tennis. 

For further information, please do not hestiate to contact me either directly or through school admin

Many thanks, 

Richard Roy

To get you going, here are some links and challenges...

National Sports Week

To highlight the importance of sport, the children have had the opportunity to celebrate National Sports Week.  This enabled the childen to try out new sports, lead some sports and challenge themselves to a level that suited their ability and competitivness. Thankfully, we had amazing weather to help us through the week and the children managed to mix and play with a range of different children whilst having fun playing a range of different sports.  Massive thanks to the sports leaders that planned and ran a number of the events.   

Summer Term

Class 3 have been working hard on their sprinting technique and they cricket skills...

Spring Term

Spring Term

Spring is here and we are back at the tennis courts.  So lucky to have them on our doorstep.  The children have worked hard to remember their coaching from last term and, along withe the super weather, they have started to show good control of their balls and they are showing progress with their forehand! 


The handball games are really improvig.  The class have worked on target throwing, shooting, movement and communication.  It has been so enjoyable to see them work as a team and develop their skills in a new sport. 

Autumn Term


Wonderful opportunity for our Year 5 and Year 6 children to take part in Bikeability- ( cycling proficiency for the older lot!) The children behaved impecably around the village and learnt some essential bike safety and road awareness skills... Well done all!! 

Daily Mile

The inclement weather has allowed us to reinstate the Daily Mile and maintain it even into November.... Let's see how long we can keep it up without bringing half the field back into the school!!! 

Tennis coaching from the LTA

Building on the recent success of Emma Radacanu, we have a tennis coach coming in to work with Class 3 to see if we can find the next British number 1... There was some great success in our first session and it'll be great to see what level thye will be at by the end of term! 

Active Wall

This term, we invested in a super interactive bit of kit.  It is called and Active Wall and the two screens are designed to encourage reaction times, increase stamina and also enable competitive battles.  The boards have proved really popular, allowing the older children to coach the young ones, include chiildren with a range of disabilities and give them the same success as able children as well as give the children a new element to entertain them during the dreary winter days.  COme down and take on the challenge if you want! 

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