Years 4-6 Cluster Swimming Gala – Archbishop Sancroft High School

On Wednesday 31st October 2018 the ASHS Cluster swimming gala took place at Archbishop Sancroft High School Swimming Pool. Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 participated in the competition from three schools including Alburgh with Denton, Harleston and Pulham Primary Schools.

The teams competed in 4 events over the 25m distance; the events included Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. These events were followed by exciting team relays where the children enthusiastically cheered on their team mates. Throughout the gala there was some exciting races and brilliant swimming.

Once the competition was complete a girl and a boy from each school was presented with a sportsmanship award to recognise the high level of determination/ encouragement they had shown throughout the competition.

Thank you to the three sports leaders from ASHS who helped me on the day recording times. Thank you to Tim Millet who also helped with the running of the competition on the day.

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 ASHS Cluster at the South Norfolk School Sport Competition at Wymondham Leisure Centre on Thursday 24th January 2019.

South Norfolk Cross Country Competition – Old Buckenham Country Park

The South Norfolk School Sports Partnership Cross Country event took place at the picturesque Old Buckenham Country Park on Wednesday 7th November where runners from year 3-6 across the seven clusters within South Norfolk competed.

Students had to qualify for the South Norfolk event via their cluster competition, with the top 10 runners in each age group qualifying. We had over 500 runners taking part at the South Norfolk event, with students demonstrated fantastic spirit, enthusiasm and determination!

The top 10 finishers in each race qualified to represent South Norfolk at the Norfolk School Games Finals on March 6th at Holkham Hall – congratulations to the 80 children who will be part of our team!

The overall cluster results were as follows:

  • 1st Old Buckenham Cluster
  • 2nd Wymonhdam Clusrer
  • 3rd Framingham
  • 4th Hobart
  • 5th Diss
  • 6th Archbishop
  • 7th Long Stratton

Further congratulations to our pupil who qualified for the finals: Freya, Amelia and Josh, which will take place in early March next year.

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

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.

ASHS Cluster KS1 Sports Festival

On Thursday 13th July, over 150 children from Year 1 and Year 2 took part in the Sancroft Church Schools annual sports festival. The afternoon started with a carousel of 8 challenging activities which focused on agility, balance and coordination.  A quick lunch break allowed the children to enjoy their picnic with their friends and prepare for the final 7 activities. These activities used a variety of different sports equipment and had children playing team games and completing challenges together.

It was absolutely fantastic to see so many children enjoying different activities.  Thanks go to the Archbishop Sancroft Sports Leaders and the newly trained up Young Sports Leaders from our school who demonstrated their brilliant leadership skills throughout the day.  Their enthusiasm really added to a hugely positive experience for the children.

ASHS Cluster Rounders Festival

Five teams from across the Sancroft Church Schools Trust went to Archbishop Sancroft High School on Monday 26th June for a Primary Rounders festival.  Batting, fielding, team work and decision-making skills improved hugely during the afternoon.  Teams played four games each and the overall standard of play was impressive.

The battle for first place was very tight with Harleston B just narrowly beating Alburgh A to the title.  Full results were as follows:

Harleston B

Alburgh A

Harleston C

Alburgh B

Harleston A

It was an extremely enjoyable afternoon for all and a big thank you to the teams that supported this event and the Sports Leaders from ASHS who helped to run the afternoon.

Year 2 Swimming Festival

On Wednesday 14th June, Year 2 pupils were given the opportunity to attend the Sancroft Church School Trust swimming festival. The swimming festival was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in an inclusive swimming event designed for all levels of swimmers. Participants took part in a variety of activities based on various swimming disciplines including lifesaving skills. The emphasis of the festival was on participation rather than competition and to provide pupils with an opportunity to swim in the pool where they will begin lessons in Year 3. Well done to all pupils from Harleston who demonstrated their excellent swimming skills throughout the afternoon and received a certificate for their attendance. Thanks must also go to the helpers on the day.

South Norfolk Netball Competition

On 25th May, the Harleston B Netball team boarded the bus with great excitement, as they made their way to the University of East Anglia Sportspark, to compete in the South Norfolk Netball Competition. With the sun shining, the children worked extremely well as a team making their opponents work hard to get the ball.  Despite all of their efforts and excellent goals, the children finished fifth overall. Well done to all who took part and we look forward to competing again next year.

Cluster Netball Competition – Monday 15th May 2017

On Monday 15th May 2017 the Sancroft Church School Cluster hosted the Year 4/5/6 Netball High 5 competition. The competition saw mixed teams battling it out in a dual league format. Matches were officiated by the sports leaders from Archbishop Sancroft High School. The competition proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon for the children. Excellent netball skills were demonstrated and the matches were very closely contested. The final standings from the competition were:

  1. Alburgh A
  2. Harleston B
  3. Harleston C
  4. Harleston D
  5. Harleston A
  6. Alburgh B

The top placed large and small school teams progressed onto the South Norfolk SSP competition on Thursday 25th May. Good Luck to all teams.