At Bramley St. Peters we offer a range of sporting activities to engage the children, help them stay active and inspire them in talents they didn't even know they had.
Miss Ash, who is actually a qualified coach, coaches the cheerleaders every Monday after school. The tumblers learn a range of skills, routines and techniques (some of which make you want to cover your eyes!). Last year they even won the Active Schools Primary Cheerleading Competition and we are hoping and working hard for the same success this year. Keep up the good work!
Wow! I can barely watch! Skills like this take real strength and team work.
The BSP Stars Dance club is a new one this year due to popular demand from the children. A range of KS1 and KS2 children, both boys and girls, take part. This week they are learning a routine to Ed Sheeran Shape of You - can't wait to see that one.
Look at those concentrating faces.
Miss DD has been coaching rugby at BSP for a number of years now and she even taught Leeds Rhinos star Ashton Golding when he came to this school. A large number of boys and girls from KS2 attend the club every Tuesday and we are preparing hard for the Culley 7s in Summer.
Culley 7s Winners!!!
Athletics is a real favourite for us here at BSP and last month we WON the Indoor Sports Hall Athletics - a huge achievement. This means we are now through to the quarter finals and the team are working hard on the events every lunchtime with Mrs Akhondi. Good Luck!!
Aryanna smashing the triple jumpRobyn practising for the obstacle race!
Mrs Greenan and Mrs Jobling run our cross country club. The children really worked on their stamina, resilience and technique for long distance running. It was so popular, some children and their families even went to the Park Run one Saturday and have really pursued running as an out of school hobby, amazing news!
Some cold, but happy faces at the Bramley Park Run
Some children's quotes around our running club:
"I enjoyed running club because it keeps me healthy and fit - and it's fun!" Caleb 3LK
"I didn't expect to be running that far but I liked it because it got me fit!" Charlie 3LK
"It was good running at Bramley Park. It was hard but I tried my best and kept going." Gabriella 3RS
We are lucky enough to have professional coaches come deliver our football clubs. KS2 have training on Fridays and KS1 on Thursdays. Our football club is extremely popular and helps children learn some key team work skills. Currently we are preparing for some summer matches!
West Leeds Activity Centre
We have had the exciting opportunity to take a number of children to West Leeds Activity Centre weekly to partake in some fantastic, but challenging activities that they would normally never get the chance to do. Things on offer are fire building, archery, sumo wrestling and even go-karting!
Year 6 Girls Netball Team have training every Thursday lunch time in preparation for the Leeds Finals in March with Miss Hemingway. Non-team members who wish to improve or merely enjoy the sport are welcome to attend. The more the merrier . Later in the year we will be starting our mixed gender netball club so boys be ready to come and play.
Skipping club started this half term with Miss Margiotta for Year 2. It is much trickier than it sounds and the children are working on some very difficult and challenging skills ready for the upcoming Skipping Festival in March. It is also amazing to see the children taking the skipping ropes out during lunch times to practise and stay active. Other children are welcome and encouraged to use the equipment to work on their skills too.
Miss Garner and Mrs Jobling have started their mixed gender hockey club for UKS2 every Tuesday. They will working towards a Leeds tournament later in the year. Everyone is welcome to come to practise as hockey is not only fun and hugely active, it is also challenging and requires tactical thinking. Good luck for the tournament team!
On Monday's 3.15-4.15 we have cricket club for Year 5/6. Over 20 children attend and have learnt so many new skills around batting defensively, legal bowling and wicket keeping. Lots of different staff help out including Miss Hemingway, Mrs Bell, Mrs Akhondi and even Mr Braddock who used to coach professional cricket teams! We have lots of summer tournaments coming up and are very excited to show off our new skills and knowledge.
One of our new Summer clubs is Archery! Year 3/4 children have been selected to take part, with a focus on those children that don't go to sporting clubs to help inspire them to be active. So far children are loving it and learning new aiming and firing skills. Premier (professional coaches) come and deliver the club ensuring children are safe.
In preparation for the annual rounders tournament, Rounders Club has started on Thursdays after school 3.15 - 4.15 for KS2. Beginners and confident players are welcome to improve their skills and join our team. Mrs Akhondi and Miss Garner will help members develop their batting, bowling and fielding to prepare for games. It will also be lots of fun!