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Northamptonshire Sport Virtual Games

Since schools closed due to Covid-19, Northamptonshire Sport have been working tirelessly to try and keep our students active. Each week they set different sports-related challenges that could all be done at home. Whilst we didn’t fully close and still provided KS3 provision for vulnerable and key worker students based at Windmill Primary School, it wasn’t until we had some regularity and routine by returning to Manor for this provision that we were able to fully engage with these challenges every week.

The first week we joined in was for the football challenges, where we ended up winning the secondary category for the district. The following week were the basketball challenges where we not only won the secondary category within our district, but also across the county. We have then managed to maintain this winning streak with the following weeks of tennis and athletics, which has been amazing as it means that not only are we completing the tasks at school, but our wonderful students are having a go at home too and getting their results in. The activities were only really ever about ensuring everyone stayed active, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to add winning into the mix.

NSport certificates

During the week beginning Monday 6 July, NSport are hosting the Virtual School Games in place of what should have been the big summer school games event usually held at Moulton. Our bubble classes have completed the challenges and our entries have been sent, so now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that everyone at home is doing their part, and we once again come out on top!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Miss Pell and the team over in Bubble 1 who have ensured the activities and scores are completed over their side. I would like to thank Mr Brooks for coming out with the students in our bubble (Bubble 2) to provide support and encouragement. I would also like to recognise the efforts of our students - without them completing the challenges each week we wouldn’t be able to celebrate these successes. And I would finally like to recognise the efforts of Ed Reeves and the team over at NSport for their hard work and commitment to ensuring that all our young people stayed active over this difficult time.

We are not sure what sport and competition is going to look like once we return to school, but whatever the rules are, everyone can be assured that we have a great team and support network to enable our students to continue to lead an active lifestyle which positively supports their overall wellbeing.

Miss Hustwait, Curriculum Lead for PE