SNSSP Swimming gala UEA

The South Norfolk School Sports Partnership hosted its partnership Swimming Gala at UEA on Thursday 22nd February.  The Diss, Archbishop Sancroft, Framingham Earl, Hobart, Old Buckenham, Wymondham and Long Stratton clusters all entered teams made up of students from their cluster schools.

Over 120 students participated and enjoyed the gala which consisted of races in 25 m freestyle, 25 m breaststroke, 25m backstroke, 25 m butterfly, 25 m x 4 free style relay, 25 m x 4 medley relay and a 25 m x 6 cannon relay for years 4, 5 and 6.

The gala provided an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy participating in a swimming gala, demonstrate team work, feel proud to represent their cluster and showcase the excellent participation levels and demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to healthy, active lifestyles!

To help run the event, eight leaders from Framingham Earl High school helped time, officiate and encourage the students, their positive attitude and encouragement helped inspire the younger students throughout the competition.  The leaders proved to be great role models to the younger students and promoted the leadership opportunities available in South Norfolk.

Hopefully the children involved will be inspired to continue swimming, take part in further partnership and cluster events and enjoy being active! If students are interested in joining a swimming club, The Swans swimming club at Wymondham, Diss Otters in Diss, Dereham Otters in Dereham or City of Norwich swimming club at UEA are all found locally.

South Norfolk students swing into action at Gymnastics

South Norfolk students swing into action at the Norfolk School Games KS1 Gymastics finals!

The opening day of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2018 brought 96 Year 1 & 2 boys and girls from across the County, to the fantastic Gymnastic Centre at the UEA Sportspark, to compete in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

The children qualified from their Level 2 competitions to represent their respective School Sport Partnerships from across the County and they have spent the last few weeks perfecting their vaults and Gymnastic routines to their chosen piece of music.

Students from Harleston Primary School and Spooner Row Primary School qualified for the event and produced some impressive performances!

The competition was ably assisted by Helen Inglis from The Norwich Academy of Gymnastics, along with highly qualified club coaches, Sportspark gymnastics coaches and a very talented and enthusiastic group of leaders from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form.

In addition to the competition, the children had the opportunity to experience Spring’s excellent facilities along with some top class coaching on the bars, beams, trampoline and fast track. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and acquiring some new skills which we hope will encourage them to think about joining their local gymnastic clubs. We are really grateful to the following gym clubs, The Norfolk Academy of Gymnastics, Norwich Gym Club, Easton Gym Club, Chermond Gym Club, North Walsham Gym and Spring Gym Club (at both Diss & Hewett), who have all offered a free session to each of today’s participants with a view to getting more youngsters involved in community clubs. Our thanks to all of these clubs and I hope, from this, that we see our gymnasts from today progressing through the years.

Well done to all of our gymnasts today who presented their gymnastics routines and vaults with such skill and confidence. Their routines were beautifully choreographed by their various teachers/coaches and the children did them great justice with their performances.

We are very proud of our Gymnastics teams! Well done to all J

Cookery Club

Our brand new after-school cookery club has been a great success so far! The children have enjoyed cooking a variety of different foods from countries around the world; using ingredients that not many of the children had tried before (including olives and raisins!)

Every week, the children have to accurately follow the recipe card and measure out each of the ingredients carefully using the weighing scales.

At the end of each cooking session, the children are able to take home their delicious creations to share with their family and friends, as well as a small laminated recipe card.

We very much look forward to seeing what delights they create next week!

Swimming Gala

On Monday 30th October 2017 the Harleston Cluster Swimming Gala took place at Archbishop Sancroft High School Swimming Pool.  Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 participated in the competition from four schools including Alburgh with Denton, Harleston, Pulham and Foncett St Peter Primary Schools.

Teams took to the water to compete in 4 events over the 25m distance; the events included Individual Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly with swimmers displaying amazing ability and technique throughout.  These events were then followed by Freestyle Relays, Medley Relays and a spectacular Cannon Relay to finish the competition.

During the Gala, the School Games Value- determination was a focus area and the young swimmers strove to succeed, enthusiastically cheering on their team mates. A girl and a boy from each school were presented with a special certificate to recognise the high level of determination/ encouragement they had shown throughout the morning’s competition.

Thanks must go to Tim Millet who helped run the competition along with four sports leaders from Archbishop Sancroft High School who recorded times and had a tough job on the finish line with some very close races.

Congratulations to all competitors, teachers, teaching assistants, who all contributed to an enjoyable and exciting Swimming Gala.  18 children have now qualified to represent the Harleston Cluster at the South Norfolk School Sport Competition at the UEA on Thursday 22nd February.