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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 well being 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

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Ribble Valley Basketball

Oakhill 2nd
Oakhill 2nd
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Always a popular event, this year saw 12 teams take part in the fun basketball event. Aimed to let children play a sport they have not played much of before, each team needed to have 2 boys and 2 girls on court at all times.

The teams were split into two groups and played all of the other teams in the group. After that the top two teams from each group went into the semi-final with the other teams playing friendly games.  In the first semi-final, Oakhill played Simonstone (who narrowly qualified on points difference) and Springhill played Gisburn.  Oakhill and Gisburn both won their matches to meet in the final and Springhill and Simonstone played off for third place medals.  It was a close final which could have gone either way but in the end Gisburn won with Oakhill second and Simonstone third.  Thanks must go to Oakhill for hosting the event and to their students who officiated.

Year 5/6 Ribble Valley Girls Football

Twelve teams from the Ribble Valley came together to contest the right to be crowned Ribble Valley Girls’ champions on Thursday 22nd November at Accrington Academy.  They were split into three groups and each played all of the other teams in the group, the top teams qualifying for the quarter finals.

The standard was extremely high and the eight teams qualifying for the quarter finals were all showing great team spirit as they went into the games. St Marys Osbaldeston, Whalley and St Leonards Langho A all won their games outright but the games between St Leonards and Gisburn resulted in a draw and the dreaded penalties.  After 3 penalties each, the result was still tied so it went to sudden death with Gisburn emerging victorious after eight penalties.  In the semi-finals it was Whalley and St Marys Langho A who won their matches so they met in the final with St Marys Osbaldeston and Gisburn loosing and playing off for 3rd place.  The final was a close affair but St Marys Langho A won with a goal in the last couple of minutes of the game.  St Marys Osbaldeston proved too strong for Gisburn and took third place.  Thanks must go to Accrington Stanley Community Trust for supporting the event and to the referees from Accrington Academy for their great officiating.

U16 Girls & Boys Badminton

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This week the U16 girls and boys competition went ahead, Clitheroe Royal Grammar school hosted the boys and St Christopher’s hosted the Girls event. Both events displayed players of an excellent standard. Well done to all those that took part! Results are shown below.

U16 Boys

1st

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

2nd

St Christopher’s High School

3rd

Ribblesdale High School

4th

St Augustine’s High School

 

U16 Girls

1st

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

2nd

Bowland High School

3rd

St Augustine’s High School

4th

St Christopher’s High School

 

Well Done CRGS for winning both events!!!

Year 3 & 4 Hyndburn Girls Football Competition

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The year 3 & 4 football competition took place at Accrington Academy on Monday 19th November, 12 schools came along to take part in this cold, windy event! However the girls did not let the weather effect their fantastic performances. Student referees from the Academy did a wonderful job and of great help. The 4 teams making it through to the semi-finals were St Anne’s & St Josephs (SASJ), St Marys Oswaldtwistle, Peel Park, both the A & B teams.

After some tense penalties in the semi-finals it resulted in St Anne’s & St Joseph’s playing St Marys Oswaldtwistle for 3rd & 4th place and a head to head final with Peel Park A playing Peel Park B. Winning the match for 3rd place was St Marys Oswaldtwistle 2 – 0 SASJ. As the final whistle blew for full time the final finished 0-0 resulting in a very intense penalty shootout. Scoring 3 goals to 2 the Hyndburn Girls Football Champions are Peel Park B team!!! Peel Park obviously have a high calibre of football players to be both 1st and 2nd, it was a great game to watch and Peel Park B team will now play at the County Finals on the 25th January.  Well done to all the players that took part!

Year 5 & 6 Hockey Competition

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With numbers up on last year and 22 teams entered into the event the year 5&6 Quick Sticks hockey event was sure to be an exciting affair.

The event was officiated by Accrington Academy Students and supported by Blackburn Northern and Clitheroe Hockey club who are keen to welcome new members to their training sessions on a Wednesday 6pm – 7.30pm at Pleckgate High School Blackburn (sticks can be provided).

The teams were split into four groups over six pitches and it was obvious from the start that the schools had been practising hard and that the standard was much improved from last year.  All players were also sporting brand new mouth guards after a recent ruling by England Hockey that it is now compulsory for them to be worn in competitive matches.

At the end of the group stages it was the top teams from each group that progressed to the semi finals.  This meant that Benjamin Hargreaves played St Marys Langho and St Nicholas played Balderstone.  St Nicholas and St Marys Langho won both of their matches which meant that they met in the final and had already won the right to represents their respective boroughs in the L3 school games in July.  The final was a competitive affair but St Marys Langho proved to be too strong for St Nicholas and emerged victorious.  Benjamin Hargreaves won their match for third place and Balderstone were fourth.

Good luck to St Marys Langho and St Nicholas in the next round of the competition.

 

december, 2018

04dec1:00 pm3:00 pmRibble Valley Sportshall Athletics1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

04dec4:00 pm6:00 pmYear 8 Sportshall Athletics4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Oakhill CollegeOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

05dec4:00 pm5:30 pmHyndburn Kurling KS14:00 pm - 5:30 pm Hyndburn AcademyOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

06dec4:00 pm6:00 pmRibble Valley Kurling KS14:00 pm - 6:00 pm St Augustine's RC High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

10dec4:00 pm6:00 pmHyndburn Football League B4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

11dec9:30 am4:00 pmU14 Badminton Boys9:30 am - 4:00 pm Rhyddings High SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

12dec1:00 pm3:00 pmSanta Dash1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wilsons Playing FieldsOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

13dec9:30 am4:00 pmU14 Badminton Girls9:30 am - 4:00 pm Hyndburn AcademyOrganisation:Sports partnership secondary schools

17dec4:00 pm5:30 pmHyndburn Kurling KS14:00 pm - 5:30 pm Accrington Academy SchoolOrganisation:Sports partnership primary schools

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