School Games - Platinum Award
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.
After achieving five gold School Games awards in succession, South Brent Primary School has qualified for the coveted ‘Platinum Award’ achieved by less than one per cent of schools in the UK.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of activity and competition across their school and into the community.
This is a national recognition for our achievements in school sport and dedication to promoting a healthy and active life style. With so many of our pupils competing in local inter-school competitions and activity this year, we are extremely proud of their dedication to all aspects of school sport and activity, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made this possible.
Ventrus Sports Day
Cross Country County Finals
March 2019 (Devon Winter Games - Level 3)
Cyclo-Cross County Finals - 4th Position
March 2019 (Devon County Finals - Level 3)
South Brent Hosts Handball Festival
February 2019 (Totnes Learning Community Competition - Level 1)
All of the children in years 5 and 6 were due to take part in a Handball festival today, however the festival was cancelled due to the wet and windy conditions. Instead, the staff at South Brent decided to run the Handball festival themselves at our School. The teachers ran activities including dribbling, shooting and passing and it then finally came together with a game of spatial awareness combining many of those skills. All of these activities were performed in the hall, the yr6 classroom and the Den. We could not play in the ball court because the conditions weren’t safe. The children thought the morning was really fun with Ellie stating “I like the way we were with different people” and Ebony suggesting that she “liked the spatial awareness game as it was the most useful and fun”.
The children are looking forward to playing more Handball at events in the future. Please see some photographs below that I have taken of today’s Handball.
By Summer Yr6
February 2019 (Totnes Learning Community - Level 1 Competition)
The Basketball squads have been training throughout the Autumn Term in their early morning sessions with Rob and Donna. This week was the first time they could apply their learnt skills in competition as South Brent entered five teams to the Central Venue League, held at KEVICC. The children performed superbly with every squad scoring a basket throughout the afternoon. Well done to all of the children, we look forward to seeing your development in the final league meeting in the Summer Term. We'd like to thank Rob and Donna for their outstanding commitment to ensuring the children get the very best experience of Basketball possible. Results will appear here when completed.
South Brent competes at Netball Finals
February 2019 (Dartmoor School Sport Partnership - Level 2 Competition)
South Brent took two teams to this year's annual Partnership Netball Finals, again held at Stover School. The children competed well against some very strong and well drilled school teams with the 'A' team finishing second out of five in their pool and the 'B' team securing third position in their group. Both teams were up against the best two schools in the competition resulting in some respectable league positions. It was also lovely to see some new faces representing school at a level 2 competition. Well done to everyone who took part in the cold and wet conditions.
LTA Tennis Roadshow Comes to South Brent
January 2019 (Independent Level 1 Opportunity)
The children in Foundation and Years 1-3 were visited by the Lawn Tennis Association this week. Phil Leighton, the LTA coach that delivered the sessions, has visited so many schools up and down the Country in the nine years the roadshow has been running. South Devon Tennis Centre in Ivybridge was the hub centre running the roadshow this time around. South Brent was one of the lucky primary schools chosen to participate after the club link work that was achieved at the end of last academic year. All of the children that took part at school were treated to some high class coaching in multi skills, with and without a racket.
The children were then invited to the tennis centre over the weekend to develop these skills, again with Phil leading the session. This included inflatables where children could test the speed of a serve as well as activities designed to improve hand-eye coordination. Over 30% of the South Brent children that were coached in school attended these additional sessions in their own time. Well done everyone, we hope you enjoyed all of the Tennis this week. We would like to thank South Devon Tennis Centre and Phil at the LTA for the first class opportunities that they have provided our children this week.
South Brent Take Home Bronze
December 2018 (Totnes Learning Community Competition - Level 1 and Dartmoor School Sport Partnership Finals - Level 2)
Dart Hockey Club Champions
December 2018 (Totnes Learning Community Competition - Level 1)
Three squads from South Brent took part in a four week Hockey league that was hosted by Dart Hockey Club, Totnes. The children, who were varied in experience, demonstrated true grit and determination throughout the league fixtures making a huge improvement from week one to week four. The league split in the final week into the cup and plate competitions. The 'A' team qualified for the cup and both the 'B' and 'C' teams qualified for the plate.
The 'C' team, which consisted of players that were mostly new to the sport, worked their socks off and improved so much week on week. Their defending at times, was superb, with last ditch tackles and awesome clearances denying the opposition the chance to score goals. The 'B' team slowly grew together as a squad as time went on. Their confidence and self belief slowly rose allowing them to play some wonderful hockey at times. The 'B' team finished in style with a win and a draw to have the exact same record as The Grove B which resulted in them both sharing the plate.
The 'A' team started strong and didn't look back with a record of played 17, won 17! They demonstrated quality hockey over the four weeks with superb passing between the lines, switching play to and from either wing, and deadly penetration of the scoring 'D'. The Grove A gave them a real close game in the final game but the strength of the squad came through with a 1v0 win to take home the cup title. The league has been running for 9 years and it is the first time that a team has won all of its games without conceding a goal.
Well done to every player that has played, you really have done the school proud.