PE AND SPORT AT COOKS SPINNEY
Children at Cooks Spinney are given lots of opportunities to participate in sports during and after school. Some of the sports activities that have taken place over the last year include; netball, rounders, cricket, tag rugby, football, athletics, dodgeball, swimming, gymnastics, dance, hockey, table tennis, badminton, cross country, basketball and taekwondo.
By offering lots of different sports clubs and building up our PE and sport resources, we are leaving a legacy for the school community for the future. We have already established a reputation as a ‘sporty school’ over a relatively short time. We will continue to ensure that all future children have the same opportunities as our current children receive now.
In July 2017 we were awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award which reflects the pride we take in offering children as many opportunities as possible to get involved in sport. We are providing many more opportunities for our children to participate in competitions, through BMAT events and festivals and also by regularly entering teams into to Harlow District Competitions.
School Games Mark
Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery achieved Gold award in the most recent year School Games Mark was awarded.
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Bike competition 🚴 at Church Langley 11th of November 2022
Bike competition was a fun event for our students. It took place at Church Langley school, run by the SGO David Stacey & company. Thank you to David for the transport today for our students whilst the BMAT bus was being fixed. There were laps around the astro pitch, paper round on the target, through the gate avoiding the obstacles & balancing push on the bike. Luckily the weather was great, with a dry surface and a little breeze to make condition for cycling comfortable and fun for all. The primary school staff of Harlow have worked together to create new and exciting opportunities for the local children. Developed from an initial suggestion by Luke Hammond (Purford Green), School Games Organiser David Stacey, applied for and acquired funding from Active Essex via a Travel Grant and Environmental Festival Grant to purchase brand new bikes, helmets and storage. This enabled the HDPSSA to add new Cycling Festivals to an already jam-packed sports calendar.
Dodgeball competition at MH on the 4th of November 2022
Dodgeball is so much FUN and the students were sweating and they had massive smiles on their faces. We brought 3 teams to this event due the students love of the game. This competition today was the dodgeball qualifiers. Once again, due to increased interest, the Harlow SSP were required to expand the event from last year. This year a staggering 40 teams attended Mark Hall Academy Sports Centre throughout the day, with events split over the morning and afternoon. With some expert advice on the rules, demonstrated perfectly by the school staff, the children were grouped and ready to play. Both events ran really well, considering the logistics of central timing and the difficulties when umpiring – it really is one of the toughest events to officiate as everything happens so fast and all at the same time. Having said this, there were no disputes, with the children and staff demonstrating great integrity and honesty throughout. As always, thanks were given to the amazing staff members who helped organise and officiate, alongside Mr Stacey, Mrs Pardoe and Mr J Stacey and Mr H Stacey. They were able to expand our events due to fantastic collaboration and dedication of all the people school staff involved – great job all! The 20 teams who qualified from today’s event, will meet in the finals on Friday 11thNovember at Mark Hall Academy. Unfortunately, we didn't qualify for the finals, but the students had a great time playing such an energetic & fast-moving sport. The students will still receive certificates in assembly for their excellent play.
23rd September 2022
Futsal Finals Event ONLY for those teams who have qualified from the previous event/s 4 players on the pitch (any gender combination) – maximum squad of 6. Teams will play a series of group matches inside the main hall at Mark Hall Sports Centre. Futsal rules and demonstration will be given upon commencement of event. Players need to wear shin pads and appropriate footwear for indoor surface (i.e. trainers – plimsolls or school shoes are not appropriate). Please remind players to bring a named drinks bottle. NO SPECTATORS are permitted to watch. Those adults who accompany and remain with the team, must be clearly identifiable to SG staff (i.e. lanyards and/or school logo clothing).
Futsal Qualifiers (am)
16th September 2022
Futsal Qualifiers 4 players on the pitch (any gender combination) – maximum squad of 6 from Years 5 and 6. Teams will play a series of group matches inside the main hall at Mark Hall Sports Centre. Futsal rules and demonstration will be given upon commencement of event. Players need to wear shin pads and appropriate footwear for indoor surface (i.e. trainers – plimsolls or school shoes are not appropriate). Please remind players to bring a named drinks bottle. NO SPECTATORS are permitted to watch. Those adults who accompany and remain with the team, must be clearly identifiable to SG staff (i.e. lanyards and/or school logo clothing).
Change 4 Life Festival - Years 3 and 4 (morning)
9th September 2022
C4Life Festival Part 1 of this year’s Change 4 Life Superstars B2022 Legacy funded events. Ideally schools will bring a Team of 12 pupils from Years 3 and 4 to take part in a series of fun games. Activities will be take place outside on the all-weather pitch at Church Langley Primary School. Young Sports Leaders from CL will guide the teams of 12 kids through a rotation of fun sports-themed activities all set to music. Participants need to bring a labelled water bottle and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions! Instructions given - No experience or sporting prowess required. NO SPECTATORS are permitted to watch. Those adults who accompany and remain with the team, must be clearly identifiable to SG staff (i.e. lanyards and/or school logo clothing).