Author: Lisa Hunter

On Wednesday the 20th March, 6 teams from 3 high schools battled it out in our friendly all girls football competition. The students from years 8 and 9, some who were very knew to football, took on the challenge and embraced the opportunity. The UEA 5 aside 3G pitches were perfect hosts for our tournament and with the weather holding out until we finished, the girls had a great time.Thank you to the below high schools for coming along, it was so lovely to hear the girls having fun, making friends and cheering each school on.City Academy NorwichNotre Dame High…

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With the opening line ‘ We want you to make as much as noise as you can today’ The children, staff and parents did not disappoint.On Thursday 14th March we welcomed Adam from Sportshall Athletic to the UEA Sportspark to deliver our Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletic Competition. With 400 children attending the day – it was a fun, fast paced, noisy event.Schools were invited to bring teams of 10 boys and 10 girls from each year group to take part in lots of different indoor track and field events. Each pupil took part…

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Batting, bowling, fielding, fitness and agility, fun and enjoyment were all aspects our year 1’s and 2’s  experienced at our Cricket Skills Festival. Five super cricket professionals ‘Moods, Abbie, Kevin, Aaron and Captain’ from the Norfolk Cricket Board shared their knowledge and expertise with our eager 5 and 6 year olds. Each activity involved learning all things cricket whilst having fun. Thank you to the six Year 10 sports leaders from City Academy Norwich who helped deliver the sessions and provide extra help where needed.The 8 schools that took part were:Chapel Break InfantTuckswood AcademyCringleford PrimaryValley AcademyLakenham PrimaryThe Free School NorwichHethersett Woodside…

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On Monday 4th of March 7 of our primary schools brought along girls from Yr 3 and 4 to take part in our Girls Football Festival!  Throughout the morning the girls took part in 8 different activities’, each activity based on learning different football skills. From Tag Bulldog, an agility course, 1v1 challenges and other fun games and drills, the girls had a brilliant time in the sunshine.It was lovely to hear the girls encouraging, cheering, and helping along their friends and managing to speak to a few of girls  whilst the event was going on it was good to…

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We kicked off the first Monday after half term with not one but two girls football competitions  at the 3G 5 aside football pitches at the UEA sportspark A whopping 216 girls from 10 different schools took part in our two competitions. With years 3 and 4 battling it out in the morning session and Years 5 and 6 fighting against the cold in the afternoon sessions the day was filled with lots of cheers, encouraging sideline tactics and some very happy footballers who played, drew or lost against fellow football enthusiasts. With the top two teams from each competition…

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Fantastic Norfolk School Games Cross-Country finals showcased outstanding talent and community spiritThetford High Lodge played host to the exhilarating Norfolk Cross-Country finals. The event delivered a spectacle of athletic ability and camaraderie.Bringing together an impressive assembly of 640 spirited students hailing from primary schools across Norfolk, the Norfolk School Games event was filled with energy and enthusiasm. The competition featured scenic forest routes for girls and boys across year groups 3 to 6, each race witnessing the determined efforts of 80 dedicated runners. What are the Norfolk School Games?The Norfolk School Games aims to put physical activity at the heart of schools…

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“The Students were BUZZING on their return to school” On Tuesday 30th January 9 schools took part in our first Panathlon Swimming Festival event at the UEA swimming pool. The day was primarily aimed at children from years 5 &6 with a special educational need or who would benefit from the event. We ran two sessions. The children were split into their schools and each group moved around the water based activities. From raft racing, water polo, the popcorn challenge, noodle races, treasure hunts to name a few, the children were challenged to try their best, work as a team all…

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What a fantastic end to our league! The weather was definitley chilly but held out and the parent support were a great crowd! Each team challenged themselves and fought each game.Our football development league is a structured and organised competition specifically designed for young football players. Our leagues are aimed to create an exciting and enjoyable experience and to help lay down the foundation for future growth and development in sport. The matches are played 7 a side to encourage participation and allow more touches of the ball, passing and dribbling of the ball. We had 9 teams take part across…

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With 3 successful match days played our 3 divisions from our Yr 5 and 6 mixed football development league came to end on Monday evening. The weather held out just in time for the winners to be awarded their trophies! Our football development league is a structured and organised competition specifically designed for young football players. The league aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where children can develop their skills, improve their understanding of the game, and have fun playing football. We had 13 teams take part across the 3 divisions from 8 schools: Hethersett Woodside Primary Little…

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This week was the first of our multi skills festivals for the year with our Year 2’s up first. A massive 573 children took part over the two days, embracing each of the 8 activities. The event is aimed to learn new skills, enhance existing ones, interact with other schools and overall have a fun day. The children move around each of the activities challenging themselves and celebrating their friends to do well. Andrra from Bignold Primary liked how their was lots of things to do but the Bike slalom was there favourite.The Racket skills, football dribbling and the golf putting…

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It’s a strike!!! On Wednesday the 8th November we hosted our Panathlon Ten Pin Bowling event at Namco Funscape in Norwich. The morning session was very busy with 11 teams from our Year 5 and 6 primary students and in the afternoon we had 7 super teams of year 7 and 8 students from our high schools. The bowling alley was filled with cheers and excitement as the schools competed against each other to score as many points collectively . Lots of children were awarded special recognition for scoring over 100 as well as every student receiving a certificate, amazing medal…

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On Friday 3rd November 10 schools  took part in our qualifier’s for the Norfolk School Games Cross Country Competition!  Each school brought along their runners and setup for a day of competitive races for years 3, 4 5 and 6. The rain stayed away and the sun shone allowing the children on their friends and spend the day outside in our beautiful Earlham Park450 pupils from the following schools took part;Little Melton PrimaryCringleford Primary SchoolHethersett Woodside Primary SchoolLakenham Primary SchoolValley AcademyTuckswood AcademyWest Earlham Junior SchoolCharles Darwin Primary SchoolSt Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary SchoolSt Michaels Junior SchoolHethersett VC Primary SchoolThe…

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