Autumn 2018

Rhinos Y5/6 Netball Come and Try @ St Mary’s

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Active Schools Dance CPD for leaders and staff.

Dance training taking place this term at Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart and Rodillian Academy.

Places still left at Scholes in December

Schools Tour de Yorkshire Trophy Tour

Yeadon Westfield Junior School was invited to attend the Tour de Yorkshire Trophy tour at the new Brownlee Cycle Centre Bodington Hall on 23rd March 18.  Yeadon took part in the schools Tour de Yorkshire cycling relay last summer 2017 and have also since been awarded the Gold Modeshift School Travel Plan award. 

The Tour de Yorkshire Race come to Leeds this weekend 4th May.  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to observe the pro cyclist racing through the city.  

Leeds will deliver the Schools TDY relay again this summer organised by Leeds City Council with the support of Active Schools.  The route will cover the South and East side of the city in 2018.

Bikeability Cycle Training

Cycle training in Leeds is currently provided free of charge using funding from the Department for Transport. It is delivered by our contracted provider Cycle Leeds. 

 

To book cycle training, phone 07504 282133 or email info@cycleleeds.co.uk

 

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Leeds KS2 Cross Country Final

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The Leeds Cross Country Final took place 21st February 2018 in the glorious setting of Temple Newsam park.  Participating schools having qualified from the North West heat in Otley.  Approximately 1000 children took part from across the city running a very muddy and hilly course to earn a place in the West Yorkshire School Games.   

It was fantastic to see so many young people enjoying long distance running, and this is a credit to primary staff who are delivering programmes such as the daily mile to get children more active.  

Schools included:  Rawdon Littlemoor, West End, Westbrook Lane, St Margarets, Guiseley, Froebelian, St Joseph's Otley, All Saints, The Whartons, Ashfield and Tranmere Park.

The following schools qualified for the West Yorkshire Schools Games:  Rawdon Littlemoor, St Margarets, Westbrook Lane, West End and Tranmere Park.

  

Active Schools LNW SSP Y4/5 Basketball 2018

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20 teams from Leeds North West have participated in the Y4/5 Basketball competition this term.

The final was hosted by City of Leeds Basketball Club on Friday 2nd February and the 8 schools who qualified were extremely excited to play at Leeds Becketts Sports arena.

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Teams had to be mixed and schools encouraged to bring at least one child who was new to competition.  The Department for Health recommends that all children need to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.  It is our aim to support schools to achieve this target and engage their least active children.

Results:

1st Adel

2nd Tranmere Park

3rd Cookridge

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Leeds North West SSP Sports hall Athletics Final

 Westgate Primary

Westgate Primary

The North West Sports hall Athletics Final took place the first Monday in December at Leeds Trinity University.

Westgate, Kirkstall St Stephens, St Margarets, Rawdon Littlemoor and Newlaithes qualified in their pre lim rounds to get though to the final.

The event was delivered with support from Y10/11 Leaders from Horsforth High School and Leeds City College.

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It was a very exciting final!

After two very competitive obstacle races eventually we had two qualifiers for the Leeds Semi Finals:

1st Horsforth Newlaithes

2nd St Margarets

Congratulations and good luck to the Horsforth Schools.

Well done to all schools for preparing such amazing athletes!

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St Margarets

 Horsforth Newlaithes

Horsforth Newlaithes

 Rawdon Littlemoor

Rawdon Littlemoor

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Kirkstall St Stephens

Summer 2017

 Rawdon Tennis Club Y3/4 Wimbledon Celebration Festival. 

Rawdon Tennis Club Y3/4 Wimbledon Celebration Festival. 

We've had a very busy summer in Leeds North West; triathlons, netball, cricket, tennis, rackets events and wake up shake up to name a few! 

Schools Tour de Yorkshire Aberford -Ireland Wood-Horsforth-Benton Park- Yeadon Westfield.

 Y4 Cricket development festival at Leeds Mods CC.

Y4 Cricket development festival at Leeds Mods CC.

 Wimbledon Reward Trip for our Y10/11 Sports Leaders.

Wimbledon Reward Trip for our Y10/11 Sports Leaders.

Leeds Wake Up Shake Up 2017

Leeds Wake Up Shake Up Final took place at Ralph Thoresby HS on Tuesday 11th July.

The event saw schools from each area of the city come together to perform their fantastic routines in the school theatre.  Performances were judged by Ralph Thoresby GCSE dance students who also took part in the fun initiative when they in primary school. 

Wake Up Shake Up is designed to integrate short bursts of physical activity into the school day.  Using simple aerobic movements that a whole class or playground can join in with.  It is clearly loved by children as it allows them to get creative designing a routine to perform to their favourite music.

The winning KS2 team was Holy Rosary and St Anne's (photo below and top leading) who are clearly a talented group after recently getting to West Yorkshire finals in athletics and netball.  The winning KS1 team was Meanwood Primary who performed a lovely routine to the Trolls September song.

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!