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Health and Wellbeing

The link between Pupil health and wellbeing and attainment:
Pupils with better health and wellbeing are more likely to achieve academically.
Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.
The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.
A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.
Physical activity has been linked to improved classroom behaviour across the whole school.

The Reality

Nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese.
Children from low income backgrounds are the worst affected (twice as likely to be affected by the age of 5, three times as likely by the age of 11)
Chief Medical Officer guidelines says that children should undertake at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of activity each day.
Approximately 75% of primary age children do not currently do the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
From Sept 2017 the sugar tax on soft drinks and sugary snacks will double the primary sports sports premium with more emphasis placed on what schools are doing towards the health and wellbeing of pupils.
Whilst schools cannot possibly provide all of the solutions, they will be tasked with providing at least thirty minutes of vigorous physical activity in every school day.
A new healthy rating scheme for primary schools will be in place from September 2017

 

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

 

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KS1 Gymnastics Festival

Ten schools and one hundred pupils came to take part in a KS1 gymnastics at Ribble Valley Acrobatics Academy on Wednesday 21st March.  They performed a mass warm up led by the coaches and then split into three groups, one of which went on the apparatus one who performed on the floor and one who learnt how to use the rhythmic equipment.

The gymnasts all had a lovely time and got the chance to try some new activities and learn some new skills.

Tag Rugby Megafest

This event was part of the new framework for rugby competition as developed by the RFU. It is called a “Rugby Megafest” whereby schools come along to try a carousel of activities and games to introduce rugby skills of handling the ball, running and tackling.  They then played some competitive games of tag rugby coached by John Taylor from “Rugby Tots” and helped by willing sports leaders from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise College.

Ribble Valley Swimming Gala

Nine Ribble Valley Primary schools took part in a swimming gala held at Edisford pool on Monday 12th March. The teams from years 5 & 6 took part in individual races such as 25m front, back and breaststroke, 3 x 25m Individual medley and 2 team relay races. This popular event would not have been the same without the fantastic help and support from Clitheroe Dolphins Swimming Club as they assisted with the starts, finishes and timing. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their help. As well as helping at this event they used this excellent opportunity to spot some very talented swimmers performing at their best! Well-done to all the children that took part!

 

Year 8 Secondary Sportshall Athletics

Year 8 Secondary Sportshall Athletics
The year 8’s sportshall athletics competition was hosted by Oakhill again. In this competition there were 6 track events and 5 field events. All of the participants showed excellence on the majority of the events. As well they all had fun competing even if they didn’t win. In conclusion the event overall was very successful and went extremely well. The scores are split up into boys scores and girl’s scores. These are the boy’s team’s scores:

1st

CRGS

211

2nd

St Augustine’s

195

3rd

Accrington Academy

163

4th

St Christopher’s

160

5th

Hollins

148

6th

Hyndburn Academy

131

7th

Ribblesdale

124

 
The girl’s team’s scores are as follows:

1st

CRGS

212

2nd

St Augustine’s

191

3rd

St Christopher’s

175

4th

Hollins

169

5th

Ribblesdale

145

6th

Accrington Academy

138

7th

Hyndburn Academy

91

 
Congratulations CRGS as both their Boys & Girls won!! These teams will now go through to the County Finals.

Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics

Year 3 / 4 Ribble Valley Sportshall Athletics
Oakhill offered the use of their sports hall to run the athletics competition. To no surprise the athletes performed really well in everything they did and were nothing but excited to take part in as much as they could. Overall the kids all enjoyed the event and were all very supportive of the other teams while still managing to be very competitive. The scores of the competition are shown below:

1st

Gisburn

380

2nd

St Marys langho

354

3rd

Whalley

338

4th

St Leonards

302

5th

chatburn

246

6th

St James Clitheroe

222

7th

St Michaels St john A

214

8th

Simonstone

208

9th

Brookside A

206

10th

St Michael St john B

162

11th

Brookside B

158

 
 
Well done Gisburn!! Their scores will now be compared with the winners of the other Ribble Valley event to see if they qualify for the County Finals.

april, 2018

19apr1:00 pm3:00 pmGirls Football FestivalYear 3&41:00 pm - 3:00 pm Accrington and Rossendale CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

24apr1:00 pm3:00 pmHyndburn Mini TennisYear 3&41:00 pm - 3:00 pm Accrington Tennis ClubOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

26apr1:00 pm3:00 pmRibble Valley Mini TennisYear 3&41:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ribble Valley Tennis CentreOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

26apr4:00 pm6:00 pmYear 7 Girls Rugby Union4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Burnley Rugby ClubOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

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