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Sport at Cordwalles

Sport at Cordwalles

At the start of the new school year, Sports Leaders were selected from the upper school to become ambassadors for sport and games within Cordwalles.  Training was arranged for them at Collingwood by Miss Neighbour as part of Active Surrey’s Young Leaders Programme and Mr Knight accompanied them on the day, helping them learn how to play and lead a variety of games and activities.  Part of their role at school will be to assist in PE lessons where required, which might include leading warm ups and cool downs, and running activities on the playground at break and lunchtimes.  This will be a super opportunity for them to develop communication and leadership skills in preparation for their transition to secondary school.

Throughout the Autumn Term and the start of Spring, our Year 5 and 6 Football and Netball teams have engaged in a variety of friendly matches with other schools in the local area, as part of the Surrey Heath Primary School Sport Association.  This has been a great experience for them, enabling some children to take part in competitive sport for the first time - we are very proud of all of our children, both for their great sporting prowess and for demonstrating excellent sportsmanship with other schools.  We were especially proud of the two teams we recently took to the Year 5 and 6 Football Festival at Frimley Lodge Park as we came away with first and third places - congratulations to all children involved and special thanks to Mr Croft and Mr Nottrodt who coached each respective team.  Fantastic results!

As well as Football and Netball matches and tournaments, we have also taken teams to participate in Cross Country running events.  The children have to demonstrate endurance in order to sustain running over a distance, which can be quite a challenge. 

In October, Mr Croft, Miss Edwards, and Mr Nottrodt took 11 Year 3 and 4 children to Frimley to participate in the local cross country.  In December, it was the turn of Year 5 and 6 to participate at Crawley Ridge and they also had a fantastic experience - we are very proud of all of them.

Miss Neighbour and Mr Knight will be attending the next Sports Association meeting in January and are very excited for the next round of events.  Miss Neighbour’s lunchtime Dance Club attendees are currently working hard preparing a piece to perform at Tomlinscote in January and we are looking forward to giving the children a chance to develop in another, more creative aspect of physical activity - watch this space for more information.

All in all, it has been a very exciting term for sport and we are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings.

Sports Premium Spending

With the increased budget this school year, Sports Premium has funded lots of different projects to help encourage our children leading a healthier and more active lifestyle such as:

New School Team Kit

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Freestyle Football Workshops

Subsidising After School Clubs

Replacing and investing PE equipment

Training for staff to delivery better quality PE lessons

Extra Curricular Clubs

We have several sporting clubs running this term.  We now use an online booking system which seems much more efficient for both parents and staff.  These clubs change on a termly basis.  Please see our Clubs page for more information.

Playground Equipment

With Sports Premium funding, we have decided to spend a significant proportion of it, this school year on purchasing specialist outdoor fitness equipment, similar to those in the picture below.  We hope that this will encourage children to become more active at break and lunch times and will provide a great legacy.  Watch this space for more information and future fundraising activities so we can purchase more!


Get Active Staff Team

Without the dedication of a committed team of staff, the children at Cordwalles would not be able to have access these opportunities.  A special thank you to:

  • The class teachers who deliver fun and engaging PE lessons; teaching new skills and inspiring children to engage in sport and getting active.
  • All the support staff who give up their lunch times to lead training sessions and playing games.
  • The office staff who keep on top of all the administration of arranging 30 plus sporting events each school year.

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