The Leeds North West U16 Basketball League came to a close yesterday at the league final hosted by Leeds Force at Leeds Becketts University.
Horsforth, Abbey Grange and Woodhouse Grove played for the final time this season to find out who would qualify for the city final next month. As normal it was a close game between Horsforth and Abbey Grange with Horsforth eventually taking the Gold medals!! Good luck to Horsforth in the next round.
18th Jan 2017.
Menston, Yeadon Westfield and Tranmere Park Primary Schools came together to play basketball at St Mary's Catholic Academy.
The event was led by St Mary's Y13 Btec Sport group. As part of their course students introduced the event, refereed games and organised the fixtures / results.
There was some fantastic basketball played with some very exciting close games. The event is one of three heats with over 190 children participating in basketball festivals across Leeds North West.
Menston and Tranmere Park have now qualified through to the Leeds North West Basketball Final at Leeds Becketts 31st March delivered by Leeds Force. Players, staff and parents will be invited to stay and watch Leeds Force BBL game after the final.
For children wishing to join a basketball club Leeds Force provide sessions at Horsforth HS Mondays 4.15-5.30pm. For details email: Foundation@leedsforce.co.uk
Twenty two primary school teachers and twenty leaders from across Leeds came together at Alwoodley Primary School to participate in Wake Up Shake Up training. Wake Up Shake Up is simple aerobic activity that is performed to music. Y5/6 students worked alongside their teachers to design a routine to music that they could then teach to other groups. The programme was developed to get children more active throughout the school day.
Wake Up Shake Up is simple so anyone can join in the routines it is most commonly delivered in the playground before school and during playtimes. It is also used to break up long classroom periods in the school day to 'wake' and energise children. Among obvious health benefits short bursts of physical activity has been proven to improve memory retention and behaviour.
Teachers left the course empowered and motivated to organise lots of delivery back in their own schools and also prepare routines for the Summer competitions.
The course was delivered by Nicola Booth Dance Coach from Leeds Rhinos Foundation. Thank you to Alwoodley PS for hosting the event.
During Autumn Leeds North West Primary Schools have been working hard to prepare teams ready for the much anticipated 2016-17 Sports hall Athletics season!
Twenty-three schools participated in the athletics and standards were extremely high culminating in a very exciting final 1st December at Ralph Thoresby HS.
Horsforth Newlaithes and St Margaret's have qualified through to the Leeds Semi Cup Final. Holy Trinity and St Joseph's Otley have qualified through to the Leeds Semi Plate Final.
Good luck to our successful teams taking on schools from Leeds West, South, East and North East!
North West heats took place at St Mary's, Prince Henry's, Horsforth and Ralph Thoresby High schools. A big thank you to the staff and leaders who supported the delivery of the very busy competitions.
Leeds North West KS2 Cross Country
11 schools participated in the North West SSP Cross Country competition in Otley, Thursday 22nd September. Each school brought male and female teams from Y4,5 & 6. We were blessed with another sunny day in Otley, and children displayed a fantastic effort completing courses 900m -1500m long. Sixth formers from St Mary's helped deliver the event as part of their Btec event management module along with fantastic Y10 sports leaders from Prince Henry's. The top two teams and top 5 individuals per category have now qualified through to the Leeds final Wed 22nd February at Middleton Park.
The following schools took part:
Adel St John
St Josephs Otley
13th July 2016
130 Y4 Students from Leeds North West enjoyed a full day of cricket at Leeds Mods Cricket Club.
St Joseph's Otley, Rawdon St Peters, Ireland Wood, Adel and Yeadon Westfield brought along their whole Y4 class to participate in a carousel of cricket development skills and play kwik cricket games. The aim of the festival is to train children and staff in preparation for them entering the Y5/6 national competition next year. The weather was fantastic for us and the quick-fire bowling machine proved extremely popular among students, staff and leaders who engaged in numerous competitions.
I would like to thank Leeds Mods CC, YCB, Pro Coach and sports leaders from St Mary's and Prince Henry's for delivering the event.
Same time next year?
11th July 2016.
What a fantastic start to the week with eighty-one primary school students from Leeds Schools jumping, dancing and twirling at the Leeds Wake Up Shake Up Final at Ralph Thoresby HS.
Students and staff have been working hard over the summer term to develop fun dance/aerobic performances designed to increase physical activity within the school day.
Y10 Sports Academy students from St Mary's Menston judged the event. They were looking for performances that were simple to follow, fun, creative and energetic.
The following schools took part: Horsforth Newlaithes, Meanwood, Bramley, Scholes, Moortown, East Ardsley, Adel, Valley View & Holy Trinity.
KS1 Winners: Holy Trinity (second year running).
KS2 Winners: Horsforth Newlaithes.
The winning teams will be invited to showcase their performances at the Active Schools Conference in October. Hopefully, the wake up shake up bug will then grow across Leeds.
Congratulations to all the Leeds North West Schools for getting through to the West Yorkshire Final 2016:
St Margarets (golf), Froebelian (3rd place netball, tennis), Featherbank (2nd Y5 tennis). Westbrook Lane (1st U9 3rd U11 Foundation gymnastics).
Prince Henry's (opening performance, cycling & cheerleading, St Mary's (Cycling), Abbey Grange (Opening performance).
The Y5/6 Kwik Cricket Festivals took place in May and June!
Venues included Leeds Mods CC, Pool CC and Ralph Thoresby HS.
The following schools took part:
Pool, Rawdon St Peters, Newlaithes, Holy Name, St Mary's, St Josephs Otley, St Margarets, Featherbank, Yeadon Westfield, West End, Rufford Park, Tranmere Park, Shire Oak, Ireland Wood, Cookridge, Sacred Heart and Adel St John.
Rawdon St Peters and Horsforth Newlaithes qualified through to the Leeds Final.
The finals took place at Weetwood CC.
30th June 2016
West End, St Margarets and Featherbank Primary schools attended a fun tennis skills event at Horsforth Tennis Club. With Rawdon St Peters and Rawdon Littlemoor participating at events held at Rawdon Tennis Club.
Horsforth & Rawdon Tennis club provided exciting tennis multi-skills events to Y3/4 children from the local schools in celebration of Wimbledon. Children played cardio tennis, jail, and mini tennis games.
Schools from across Leeds came together to celebrate the Rugby Union World Cup in Millennium Square in September!
Primary students took part in the Big Sing and the Big Dance to the Rugby World Cup official song! 'World in Union'.
The Fanzone events were organised by Leeds City Council Active Schools and Sport and Active Lifestyles.
Three Y10 students from St Mary's volunteered at the primary triathlon funded and hosted by Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.
It was amazing to see over 1000 children experiencing and enjoying a triathlon.
Attended by Alice Clayton and Leah Delahay Y12 and Isabelle Palmer Y10.
The Active Schools conference took place Friday 25th September at John Charles Centre for Sport. Presenters included Baroness Sue Campbell, Olympic Swimmer Steve Parry, triathlete Alistair Brownlee and former student Megan Casey. The conference was a celebration and promotion of physical activity attended by primary teachers.
Our students were interviewed and asked to talk about their leadership and performing experiences. They spoke with confidence in front of an audience of 300 candidates and were fantastic representatives of St Mary's.
Local primary schools have taken part in Y5/6 Cricket Festivals at Pool CC, Horsforth CC and Ralph Thoresby HS over the last two weeks. We have been fortunate to have fantastic weather and also have our competitions hosted by our amazing cricket clubs and Ralph Thoresby.
Participating schools include:
Menston, Featherbank, Holy Trinity
St Joseph's, Otley, St Margaret's, Ireland Wood
Westgate, Shire Oak, Rawdon St Peters
Rufford Park, St Joseph's, Pudsey, Adel
Yeadon Westfield, Westbrook Lane, St Mary's
Tranmere Park, West End
Tranmere Park and Pool PS have qualified through to the Leeds Kwik Cricket Final next Friday! Rawdon St Peter's also qualified, but unfortunately cannot attend.
The Leeds Y5/6 Hi 5 Netball Final took place, Monday 8th June, at Leeds Becketts University
Schools competing for a place in the West Yorkshire School Games; Woodlesford, Froebelian, Wigton Moor, Kippax Greenfield and Stanningley.
The standard of netball was very high with some really exciting close games.
Kippax Greenfield and Frobelian finished the group stage on the same amount of points and are both through to the West Yorkshire Summer School Games next month! Froebelian achieved 1st place on goal difference.
We wish both teams the best of luck!
A big thank you to Leeds Becketts, our England Netball Umpires and the Y8 Netball leaders from St Mary's Menston.
Leeds School Games Cycling Competition at Wharfe Meadows in Otley.
Monday 11th May 2015
Eighteen students took part in team and individual mountain bike races yesterday at Wharfe Meadows park in Otley. The event was delivered by British Cycling in partnership with Leeds SGOs.
"Its fantastic to provide opportunities for students to compete in a sport such as cycling. Engaging different children then you would normally in traditional sports."
A big thank you to British Cycling!
1st place: Prince Henry's
2nd place: St Mary's
3rd place Carr Manor
The winning school goes on to represent Leeds in the West Yorkshire Summer School Games.
250 Y5/6 Pupils participated in the Leeds North West Hi 5 Netball Festivals this week. Events took place at Prince Henry's, St Mary's, Leeds Trinity and Abbey Grange.
Students from Horsforth HS and St Mary's who have completed the England Netball Youth Umpire Award expertly umpired the games.
Leeds Trinity Event Management Students delivered the event as part of their course. Everything ran safely and smoothly with plenty of hands on deck!
Six Leeds North West Schools enjoyed an afternoon playing tag rugby delivered by Leeds Rhinos Foundation. The standard of rugby played was extremely high and very competitive. Players and spectators were blessed with a fantastic sunny afternoon with lots of activity.
St Mary's Horsforth and Rawdon St Peter's will go on to represent Leeds North West SSP in the Leeds Final 21st May at JCCS.
Rawdon St Peters (3 teams)
Bramhope (3 teams)
A big thank you to Horsforth HS for hosting the event!