A disrupted year caused a reduced calendar of events in 2020-21. Despite the difficult circumstances, the school showcased some excellent achievements by our young sportspeople.
Whilst observing social distancing measures during Autumn Term and Spring Term, children were encouraged to take part in virtual competitions such as Boccia or detail their family activities and share them with the school community through social media. Pupils who attended school in the spring term took part in these challenges too. Mr. Peach and Miss Davis led online PE lessons for children who were remote learning. It was great to see so many in attendance!
Lots of young sportspeople shared their out of school achievements with proud beaming smiles.
As children returned to school, in safe and socially distanced bubbles, staff led clubs such as skipping, line dancing, trekking and the ever-popular running club.
Miss Toone’s Reception class enjoyed a running club enrichment session with Mr. Peach. Some future star runners showed what they are made of!
Our infants loved going to the recreation ground to learn and practise some athletics events.
Year 4&5 hit the ground running when QEGS, our local secondary school were able to offer inter-school competitions again. Athletics and football were among the sports attended and both year groups showed that a lack of opportunity hadn’t resulted in a loss of prowess. It was wonderful to see them in action again.
Wirksworth Cricket Club kindly offered use of their facilities to schools in the Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership. Some of our Year 6 children were able to exercise their cricket knowledge leaned earlier in the year courtesy of the Derbyshire Cricket Board tuition program. The players were pleased to have been able to represent the school in the resplendent gold kit once more before they left for secondary school.
Olympic swimmer Joe Roebuck visited the school in summer. He brought in a selection of medals and led a fitness circuit after an inspirational talk to the eager children. Joe also helped the school raise funds for PE and playground equipment. Thanks Joe.
Not wanting to miss out on the action, Mrs. Wilton challenged after school club to a javelin contest whilst some children practised the long jump.
Getting ready to face a new chapter, our year 6 pupils gained valuable skills to take to secondary school. All of them gained a Level 1 Bikeability award whilst some took this further and went out onto the public roads with Mr. Peach and Miss Botham to gain their ‘Smart Rider’ award. Many others learned how to become a sports leader and were awarded a certificate to celebrate their achievement by Miss Durose.