Leeds North West Kwik Cricket 2017

The Leeds North West Kwik Cricket Festivals have taken place at Horsforth CC, Yeadon CC, Pool CC and Ralph Thoresby HS.  We've experienced a mixed bag of cricket weather with three events rescheduled due to rain and one on the hottest day of the year!  The standard of cricket has been fantastic though and I am pleased to see great sportsmanship demonstrated at every festival.

Young Leaders have been trained by Yorkshire Cricket Board from Prince Henry's GS, St Mary's and Ralph Thoresby.  The officiating has been excellent!

Participating schools include:

Adel, Ireland Wood, Newlaithes, Rufford Park, St Josephs Otley, Pool, Rawdon Littlemoor and Rawdon St Peters. 

Good luck to Adel and Rawdon St Peters who have qualified through to the city final!

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Leeds North West SSP U16 Basketball Final

Horsforth U16s 1st Place Jan 2017

Horsforth U16s 1st Place Jan 2017

Abbey Grange U16s 2nd Place Jan 17

Abbey Grange U16s 2nd Place Jan 17

Woodhouse Grove U16s 3rd Place Jan 17

Woodhouse Grove U16s 3rd Place Jan 17

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.

Leeds North West Y4/5 Basketball Festival

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

Active Schools Wake Up Shake Up Training 2017!

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.

Leeds North West U14 Basketball Final 2017

Horsforth School won the Leeds North West SSP U14 Basketball final for the third year in a row! After recovering from a six point deficit (10-4) after half time Horsforth fought hard to retain the trophy winning 12-10 against Abbey Grange!  Horsforth will go on to play in the Leeds Final 30th January.  Congratulations to Abbey Grange who took silver and Guiseley who came third place.  Many thanks to Leeds Force for delivering the final at Leeds Becketts University. 

Horsforth School won the Leeds North West SSP U14 Basketball final for the third year in a row!

After recovering from a six point deficit (10-4) after half time Horsforth fought hard to retain the trophy winning 12-10 against Abbey Grange! 

Horsforth will go on to play in the Leeds Final 30th January.  Congratulations to Abbey Grange who took silver and Guiseley who came third place. 

Many thanks to Leeds Force for delivering the final at Leeds Becketts University. 

Sports hall Athletics 2016

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 at Wharfe Meadows

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: 

All Saints

St Margaret's

Adel St John

Yeadon Westfield

West End

Ireland Wood

Westbrook Lane

St Josephs Otley

The Whartons

Tranmere Park

Ashfield

 

Y4 Cricket Development Day

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?

Leeds Wake Up Shake Up Final 2016

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.

West Yorkshire Summer School Games 2016

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).

Y9 / 10 Sports Academy Leaders from St Mary's HS supported the athletics.  Students completed the UK Athletics Officiating Course in May 16 and delivered the shot put, javelin and high jump.  They received fantastic praise from the athletics officials!  Ex St Mary's student and WY Sports Council Member Megan Casey presented the opening of the Games! 

Y9 / 10 Sports Academy Leaders from St Mary's HS supported the athletics.  Students completed the UK Athletics Officiating Course in May 16 and delivered the shot put, javelin and high jump.  They received fantastic praise from the athletics officials!  Ex St Mary's student and WY Sports Council Member Megan Casey presented the opening of the Games! 

Y5/6 Kwik Cricket

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.

Wimbledon Tennis Celebration Events

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. 

Active Schools Conference September 2015

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.

Leeds North West SSP Y5/6 Kwik Cricket


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

Pool CE

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.

 

Leeds Y5/6 Hi 5 Netball Final


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: KS3 Cycling Competition 2015

The Boys.

The Boys.

The girls.

The girls.

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.

Good luck!

Leeds North West SSP Hi 5 Netball Festivals

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.

St Mary's Umpires
Horsforth Umpires

Leeds Trinity Event Management Students delivered the event as part of their course.  Everything ran safely and smoothly with plenty of hands on deck!

Frobelian vs Holy Trinity
Hawksworth v Yeadon Westfield
Froebelian and St Margaret's