School Games success

13 September 2013, 13:47

Sainsbury School GamesMore than 1,600 young athletes from across the country competed in Sheffield at the four day Sainsbury’s School Games which aim to encourage students to perform at the highest levels.

Eight venues were being used for twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

In addition there were disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.

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Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games under starter’s orders

24 April 2012, 09:52

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age and the inaugural event is due to begin start in just a few days time in the Olympic Park and other venues.

From Sunday 6th May until Wednesday 9th May, the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting which not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

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Sainsbury’s to sponsor UK School Games

24 March 2010, 15:23

Sainsbury’s has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the UK School Games – a multi-sport event showcasing the UK’s most talented young athletes.

The UK School Games were launched by sports charity the Youth Sport Trust in 2006 – aiming to provide elite young athletes with experience of a high profile competition, with an athletes’ village and opening and closing ceremonies, to replicate the Olympics and Paralympics or Commonwealth Games.

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More fun and games

8 September 2009, 10:14

Anthony Dowson’s 2005 book, Fun and Games, was a big hit with teachers, coaches and all activity leaders who work with children.

In this new book he continues to promote the premise of the original, that children’s physical activity games need to be fun and creative as well as developmentally sound.

But it doesn’t stop there. For each of the 100 new games there is a pop-out box that highlights the skills and fitness components the game will help develop.

The games are easy to set up, require minimal equipment and come with suggestions for adapting the games to suit not only the size of the group but also its skill level.

By developing the technical skills they need in order to succeed in sports, children will also develop greater self-confidence and enjoy their sport participation all the more.

Price £32.00 I €35.20

Complete PE Programmes for years 6 to 13

6 May 2009, 13:48

Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12.American grades 5 to 12 equate to UK years 6 to 13 and this popular book provides lots of teacher-tested lesson plans and assessment tools that will decrease your preparation time and increase your secondary students’ competency.

After listening to requests of the first edition’s users, the author has included two more popular field sports (hockey and lacrosse), plus a unique chapter on educational gymnastics into this new edition of Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12.

Lessons can cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and break down each skill as it is introduced. The chapters also integrate the applicable rules and strategies during the learning process and use methods that will keep students active, learning, successful and completely motivated.

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School Olympics proposed

5 January 2009, 14:38

school-athleticsA “Schools Olympics” pitting pupils from around the country against each other could be introduced by a future Conservative government and would replace the existing UK School Games, which feature competitors of school age, but do not actually involve teams or individuals from rival establishments.

Jeremy Hunt, the shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport, is considering proposals which would see schools compete against each other in a variety of events at local, county and regional levels, before a national championships was held in a major UK city.
At the culmination of the Games, one school would be crowned with the accolade of the sportiest in the country.

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Team GB funding plans announced

3 December 2008, 14:55


Basketball, synchronised swimming, taekwondo, boxing, archery and hockey are the big winners in UK Sport’s Olympic 2012 funding programme. All six have received sizeable increases in their budgets ahead of London, with basketball getting a huge 136% increase, up from £3.7m to £8.7m. Rowing is now Britain’s best funded Olympic sport, getting £27.5m of the £304m pot available. The big losers include shooting, table tennis, handball and fencing.

UK Sport insists the level of funding builds on the £265m that was provided ahead of the Beijing Games and enables Britain to target a top-four finish in the medals table in London. But its £550m budget is £50m below the £600m that had been pledged and has meant that some sports, like handball, have lost out. “We are gutted,” Paul Goodwin, general manager of British Handball, “I don’t know how we are going to afford our coaches.”

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