Thanks to a successful bid by Mrs Haynes to the Diocese, we were provided with funds to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in readiness for the autumn term of 2019. This has been very successful and provided a high-quality arena for children to develop their skills in basketball, football, hockey and others sports. It has also added extra space during wet or damp break-times to spread the children into spaces to enable them to play a range of games.
Mr Johnson has continued to deliver a quality of provision which has developed skills in a wider number of sports including winter sports like curling and summer sports like cricket. He has been supported by Miss Fisher and Mrs Wright who have supported children at a wider-range of competitions in Lincolnshire. Individual children have also represented the school in cross-country, table-tennis to a very high standard.
The lockdown has impacted on provision from March.
Sports coach, Paul Johnson, has continued to develop the range of sport available for children to access at the school. In addition, children are taking part in more competitive sport competitions in the local area. During the past year we have won many medals and trophies in football, swimming and indoor and outdoor athletics.
This year children have accessed:
We have accessed funding from the Lincolnshire Diocese to build a multi-use games area on the field at Blyton. Work will be completed by the end of the academic year.
The increase in funding through PE and sport premium has enabled BcL to have acquired the skills of Paul Johnson, a National Coach, to lead our PE sessions in school and coach staff to deliver high quality physical education. This is already having a significant impact. With the teaching of all aspects of physical education now being modelled to members of our team, throughout the school, we will have the capacity to sustain the quality of provision in the years ahead.
Another current focus is to increase the number of children participating in sporting activities, both during school hours and after school. Mr Johnson teaches table tennis to KS2 children and runs a multi-sports club for FS and KS1. He has also taken a lead role in selecting children for the cross-country team. Other members of the team have organised a range of other clubs for children to participate in.
During Autumn Term 2017:
In total, 50% of children participated in an after-school or lunchtime sports/games club during this term.
Children also take part in the Gainsborough School's Swimming Gala (we are medium school's champions!). We contribute to the transport and swimming lessons for our KS1 and KS2 children to enable all to have the best possible chance to achieve their badges. This academic year we are also, for the first time, including our Reception children in order to help them become confident swimmers earlier.
This academic year we are looking to develop the playground space at the Laughton site to increase exercise and active learning opportunities and develop structured play at both sites with the help of the sports coach during break-times.