The Newsome SGO area hub is based at Newsome High School. The School Games Organiser is Linda Stacey. The aim of the SGO is to increase the quality and quantity of physical activity amongst young people in the 45 educational establishments involved. There are 4 SGOs in Kirklees and all work closely across the district to co-ordinate School Games events. All events can be found in the calendar on the home page and schools are encouraged to attend as many as possible.
The school games is divided into 4 levels: Level 1 is intra-school activity. ie events which take place in individual schools for their own young people. Level 2 is inter-school activity which involves events between 2 or more schools. Often, these lead to level 3, which is the county final. There are WY finals in a number of different activities and these take place throughout the year. There are 2 main festivals, both held at Leeds Beckett University, but also a number of other events, such as cross-country, sports hall athletics and cricket which take place at other venues. The final level is the National finals which are a biannual event and are organised by the NGBs of particular sports.
As a School Games area, we are forward thinking and innovative. We lead on inclusion across West Yorkshire and are a Girls' FA Partnership school, sponsored by Barclays. We are also a Youth Sport Trust Health and Wellbeing lead school.
This year, we are taking part in a number of project: Find Your Tribe (for autistic girls), SEND swimming, Girls Active. Active Secondary Schools, Healthy Lifestyles champions. We also provide bikeability sessions for all schools in the School Games area.
SPIN is an additional offer which schools can subscribe too and this provides schools with bespoke support as well as additional events and competitions. We have a massive programme of events catering for all ages and abilities. We also run an AIM (able, interested and motivated) academy for years 5&6 in SPIN schools. Please contact Linda Stacey for further details as to how to get involved.
Physical activity and PE at home for young people with SEND
Follow the link for a great resource with lots of different activities.
Former World Champion addresses Newsome High School students
Healthy Lifestyles Champions organise an online event for other students.
5 minute challenges
Follow the links to find some 5 minute challenges which can be done at home or at school
Enjoy the outdoors (1)
Getting outdoors is important for everyone. You can have so much fun outside, whatever the weather, with your family. Try the activities detailed below.
Follow the link below to find lots of challenges which you can set up at home or at school.
FREE ACTIVITIES FOR HOME-LEARNING
So much time away from school is having a profound effect on children's physical and emotional wellbeing. Please follow the link below to access lots of different activities which you can enjoy doing at home.
KS2 Scavenger Hunt – a virtual “just for fun” activity festival.
This festival has been designed to encourage and engage all pupils (particularly the least active or those most affected by recent Covid-19 restrictions) to get outside and enjoy some physical activity in the fresh air. Recording forms have been sent to all SPIN schools. If you require one, please contact Linda Stacey- [email protected]
KS1 Scavenger Hunt – a virtual “just for fun” activity festival.
This festival has been designed to encourage and engage all pupils (particularly the least active or those most affected by recent Covid-19 restrictions) to get outside and enjoy some physical activity in the fresh air Recording sheets have been sent to schools in SPIN. Contact Linda Stacey if you require a sheet. [email protected]
SPIN VIRTUAL CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETITION
SPIN has organised a virtual cross-country competition for all pupils. Please encourage your school to participate.
Youth Sport Trust After School Sports Club
Daily after school sports club for everyone. Tune in every day at 5.00pm.
Guidance regarding extra-curricular activities
The Youth Sport Trust, Sport and Recreation Alliance, ukactive and Association for Physical Education have come together to help clarify what extra-curricular sport is permitted under government’s new lockdown guidance.