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Sport is a very important part of life at Westcourt Primary & Nursery School.  We believe that keeping active and eating healthily inspires all pupils to succeed.  Sport can build confidence and gives children of all abilities the chance for success.  Key life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving are developed in both our curriculum lessons and extra-curricular activities.

 

This page will keep you up-to-date with all sporting developments and achievements in the school, so make sure you check back regularly.

Some of our most recent sporting achievements have included:

  • Gymnastics - we came first in Kent and first in Gravesham.  A team of children from Key Stage 2 went to Pegasus Gym in Maidstone to perform routines on floor, body management and vault.  After a day of hard work, there was a nail-biting wait for a few days until the results came in.
  • Hand Ball - children from Year 6 went to Canterbury to take part in a handball competition to represent Gravesham against other schools from Kent.  After an afternoon of rapid fire, quick passing and accurate throwing we came fourth out of sixteen schools!
  • 4 Square - Year 6 children competed in a Gravesham tournament held at Wrotham Road Primary School.  The children played brilliantly as a team to achieve second place.
  • Road to Rio Dance - The whole school took part in an exciting day of dance to mark this year's Summer Olympics in Rio.  Each year group was assigned a country and learnt facts about their country before participating in a dance workshop.  At the end of the day the school showcased their dance.  Everyone did brilliantly considering the short amount of time they had to learn the dance.
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Competitive Sport

 

Our aim is to increase pupil participation giving inclusive opportunities for all by delivering intra-school competitions for all year groups.  We also attend organised competitions through Take Pride at both local and county level.

 

We also ensure we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities which we run alongside our Healthy Schools programme i.e. Change 4 Life, Play Leaders and Sports Crew.

 

We measure the impact of the funding that is given to us by:

  • pupil assessment
  • Classroom Monitor
  • monitoring the impact of after-school clubs attended
  • Schools Kitemark which monitors competitive school sport.
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Sainsbury's School Kitemark

 

2012/2013 - Bronze Award

2013/2014 - Silver Award

2014/2015 - Gold Award

2015/2016 - Gold Award

 

The Sainsbury's School Kitemark Award is an award which must be applied for each year.  This helps us monitor our involvement as a school in Inter- and Intra-school competitions.  Many of our children have represented the school in tournaments and competitions in the borough and Kent.

We're taking school swimming seriously!

 

We are delighted to advise you that we have recently signed up for the School Swimming Charter, which means we are in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), the national governing body for swimming in England.

 

As a school we have taken the decision to 'Take school swimming seriously' and we will now receive a comprehensive package of support from the ASA to ensure we deliver consistently high quality swimming lessons for your child.

 

School Swimming Champion - Mrs Lorraine Hughes

 

As the school's designated School Swimming Champion, I am now the central point of contact for yourselves, your child, school staff and our swimming lesson provider.  I will undertake the necessary co-ordination and communication tasks to ensure we are making maximum use of the resources and support provided in the School Swimming Charter.

 

Your role is vital.

 

We take school swimming seriously and hope that you will join us in encouraging your child to take part and do their best during lessons. 

 

As well as making sure your child has everything they need to participate in their school swimming sessions, it is important that you take an active interest in your child's progress in learning to swim.  You will find this easier as we will be continually updating you on their attainment levels throughout the programme of school swimming lessons.

 

Together we can ensure that school swimming is an enjoyable, memorable and valuable learning experience which will result in all children gaining an essential life skill.

 

If you have any concerns or queries please feel free to come and see me.

 

Lorraine Hughes - PE Coordinator

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