Sports Reports 2019-2020

Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 

 

In light of the current situation and the fact that all the Sporting Events including the Sussex School Games have been cancelled, Active Sussex and the School Games Organiser network have put together an exciting  virtual challenge. Hopefully this will allow those of you that want it, some competition while encouraging  exercise.  

 

Please email any videos to year4@loxwoodschool.com and I will upload them to a gallery on this page. 

 

How Does It Work? 

Every week throughout the summer term, a different sport will take place, made up of four personal sporting challenges which can be completed from home; in the living room, kitchen or garden, or at school. 

Scores for each challenge will be submitted online, and will contribute towards the school’s average score, so it doesn’t matter whether you are a big school or small school. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the best scoring schools in each sport, with separate Primary and Secondary competitions. There will also be an Active Adults category with trophies up for grabs, so parents, teachers and carers can get involved and represent the school too. As well as medals in individual sports, overall leaderboards will be kept, and overall Sussex Champions crowned at the end of the summer term. 

A new sport, and it’s four challenges, will be published at 9.30am on a Monday morningon www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk, on social media, and sent directly to those signed up to the mailing list. Participants have until midday on Friday to submit their scores, and leaderboards will be published later that day. 

 

Adaptations for Space, Equipment and Inclusivity  

Participants will have differing space and equipment available, and each challenge comes with some example adaptations which can be made where necessary. Creativity and problem solving is encouraged throughout, to make sure that as many people can get involved in the competition as possible. There are also some example adaptations for people with disabilities, to ensure that sports are inclusive and accessible for everybody. 

 

Get Involved 

It all kicks off at 9.15am on Monday 27 April with the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony on social media, and the launch of the first sport.Anybody can take part, and whilst there is no ‘official’ sign-up required, we would encourage you to sign-up to the mailing list to get updates, challenges and results sent to you directly, and also to follow on social media to help spread the word. 

 

Twitter: @SussexSchGames 

Instagram: @SussexSchGames 

TikTok@SussexSchGames 

 

Leaderboards 

There are lots of ways to win with the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games. We have overall leaderboards for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Active Adults running throughout the Summer Term, as well as weekly leaderboards for each individual sport. In addition, there is also the overall School Games Area leaderboard, so as well as representing your school, you’ll be representing your local area team. 

 

Spirit of the Games  

Ultimately, the objective of the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games is to keep as many children as possible active during this period, and to help them benefit from the physical, mental and social positives that representing your school team can bring.We need the help of schools and parents to get as many children engaged as possible, and will be awarding special Spirit of the Games awards to the schools who are getting the most people up and active. 

 

Training Prizes 

Practice makes perfect, so participants are encouraged to train and improve each week to be the best that they can be. As a bit of extra-motivation, each Monday we’ll be setting a new training challenge alongside the sporting competition, with the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a prize. 

Participants simply need to upload their training videos and pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, and include the hashtag #SussexSchGames, and a weekly winner will be selected at random. These can be posted from a parent’s account. 

 

Children Without Internet Access  

Not all children have access to the internet, so there will be a printable pack available for each sport which teachers/carers can pass on. There will be a hardcopy of a scorecard in these packs to record scores, which can be transferred to the online form by somebody with internet access before the 12pm Friday deadline. 

 

The Hockey results are in...

Wow! What a week it's been. Thousands of you, representing hundreds of different schools from all corners of Sussex, have taken part this week, putting your hockey skills to the test.

We've seen hockey sticks of all shapes and sizes, from walking sticks and umbrellas, to a roll of wrapping paper stuffed in a tissue box. So well done for being such a creative bunch!

The most important thing is that everybody had fun, and that you challenged yourself to be the best that you possibly could. So long as you did that, then your score is a great score!

We do however, have the results. Your scores for each challenge have been totalled and will contribute to your school's average score. The leaderboards for each category have been listed below, and we'd like to say a big congratulations to the winning schools.

 
Primary School Hockey Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Leechpool Primary School (Horsham), Central Sussex Dolphins

1. St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School (Hartfield), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 144.0
2. Whytemead Primary School (Worthing), Southern Sharks, Average Score: 142.0
3. Jarvis Brook Primary School (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 130.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

You can download your certificates and printable medals here.
Secondary School Hockey Leaderboard

Spirit of the Games: Uckfield College (Uckfield), North Wealden Warriors

1. St Philip Howard Catholic School (Bognor Regis), West Sussex West Wolverines, Average Score: 138.0
2. Beacon Academy (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, Average Score: 128.8
3. Yapton Home Schoolers (Yapton), West Sussex West Wolverines, Average Score: 128.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

You can download your certificates and printable medals here.
Active Adults Hockey Leaderboard

1. Thomas Bennett Community College (Crawley), Crawley Cougars, Average Score: 155.0
2. Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average Score: 151.0
3. St Margaret's CofE Primary School (Crawley), Brighton & Hove Hawks, Average Score: 150.0

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

You can download your certificates and printable medals here.
 
Overall Leaderboards

Your results in each sport will also contribute to an overall leaderboard. By taking part and doing your best this week, you have earned your school 5 points. Schools finishing in the top 10 have been awarded 28 points (1st), 26 points (2nd), 24 points (3rd), 22 points (4th), 20 points (5th), 18 points (6th), 16 points (7th), 14 points (8th), 12 points (9th) and 10 points (10th).
 
Primary School Overall Leaderboard

1. St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School (Hartfield), North Wealden, Warriors 28 points
2. Whytemead Primary School (Worthing), Southern Sharks, 26 points
3. Jarvis Brook Primary School (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, 24 points

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

Secondary School Overall Leaderboard

1. St Philip Howard Catholic School (Bognor Regis), West Sussex West Wolverines, 28 points
2. Beacon Academy (Crowborough), North Wealden Warriors, 26 points
3. Yapton Home Schoolers (Yapton), West Sussex West Wolverines, 24 points

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

Active Adults Overall Leaderboard

1. Thomas Bennett Community College (Crawley), Crawley Cougars, 28 points
2. Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School (Hove), Brighton & Hove Hawks, 26 points
3. St Margaret's CofE Primary School (Crawley), Brighton & Hove Hawks, 24 points

A full leaderboard can be viewed here.

 
School Games Area Team Overall Leaderboard

As well as representing your school, you are also representing your local School Games Area Team. This leaderboard is calculated by adding all of the area's schools' points from the Overall Leaderboards together.

1. Southern Sharks, 600 points
2. Brighton & Hove Hawks 363 points
3. South Downs Giants, 324 points
4. North Wealden Warriors, 310 points
5. West Sussex West Wolverines, 278 points
6. Mid Sussex Panthers, 267 points
7. Hastings & Rother Leopards, 225 points
8. Central Sussex Dolphins, 220 points
9. Crawley Cougars, 203 points

Your School Games Area Team isn't just a 'virtual' area, and is run by your local School Games Organiser. They are responsible for running sports event and festival throughout the year.

You can find out more about your local School Games Organiser and School Games Area Team here.
 
Medals and Trophies

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented to the participating children in the Primary School and Secondary School categories.

Trophies will be presented to the schools winning the Spirit of the Games awards, and also the Active Adults category.

We will arrange delivery of these trophies and medals to schools as soon as it is suitable and safe for us to do so again. This is obviously not something that we can do at present, so thank you for your patience and understanding with this. Therefore, in the interim, we have some printable medals and certificates, and well as some special 'virtual' medals which can be shared on social media, in newsletters etc.

You can download your certificates and printable medals here.
 
Fairness & Honesty

Thank you for submitting your scores with honesty and integrity.

With the nature of the 'virtual' competition, it is difficult to ensure absolute consistency in the set-up and application of each challenge. We also understand that occasionally, typos can happen when submitting scores. We want to share with you the steps that we are taking to ensure a fair and honest competition.

1. Each time a participant completes the online entry form, they must review their submission before finalising. We hope that this step will help to avoid typos and other mistakes when submitting scores.

2. After reviewing their entry, each participant must agree to the Honesty Statement, agreeing that their scores are true and accurate.

3. To cater for misunderstandings and inconsistencies in the set-up and application of each challenge, a Generous Realistic Maximum has been calculated. Score submissions over the Generous Realistic Maximum will be reduced in line with this.

4. Abnormalities in the data are fairly easy to spot, and where we suspect that a score submission may not be true, honest and accurate, we reserve the right to remove the entrant from the competition.
 
What’s the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games all about?

For all of the key information, including the calendar of ‘virtual’ sports taking place, please click here.
How have you been keeping active while in isolation? 
 
If you have any photos or videos you would like to share with us, please email them in to year4@loxwoodschool.com

KS2 Autumn House Matches

On Wednesday 20thNovember we had our Autumn House Matches. The children had already met in their houses and decided whether they were going to play hockey or football. This was a lovely morning and all KS2 children participated, demonstrating some of the skills they have learnt during their PE lessons this term.

This was also the first opportunity of the year to fully utilise our new House Captains and Sports Leaders. The House Captains managed their teams and tried to keep them as even as possible. The Sports Leaders worked really hard, taking on many roles including time keeping, scoring and referring the games. 

Hockey

We played this as a mixed 6-a-side tournament. Some of the younger children were slightly apprehensive but they were well looked after by the Year 5s and 6s who showed great leadership skills.

 

Brewhurst

Drungewick

Malham

Southlands

Brewhurst

-

4-1

1-1

2-3

Drungewick

1-4

-

9-0

0-2

Malham

1-1

0-9

-

1-6

Southlands

3-2

2-0

6-1

-

 

The teams were given 3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. The results were:

1st Southlands (9 )

2nd Brewhurst (6) 

3rdDrungewick (5) 

4th Malham (4) 

 

Football

We played this as a mixed 6-a-side tournament. For many of the children, this was the first time they had played competitively and had to quickly learn about positions.

 

Brewhurst

Drungewick

Malham

Southlands

Brewhurst

-

0-4

0-0

0-3

Drungewick

4-0

-

1-3

0-1

Malham

0-1

3-1

-

0-1

Southlands

3-0

1-0

1-0

-

The teams were given 5 points for a win, 3 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss. The results were:

1st Southlands (9)

2nd Malham (5)

3rd Drungewick (5)

4th Brewhurst (4)

A huge thank you to the parents who came along to support. 

Year 3 - 6 Cross Country Championship
 
 On Wednesday 11th November teams of girls and boys from each Junior class represented the school in the annual Weald Locality Cross Country Championship. After the recent rain, and the Weald School's championship having taken place on the same field the day before, the muddy course was everything you would expect for cross-country!
 
All the teams ran their best, with a particularly thrilling sprint finish between Ed and William. The Year 3 & 4 children ran 1000m, the Year 5 ran 1600m and the Year 6 ran 2000m - quite a challenge for all the participants.
 
All the runners are to be commended for having a great attitude and running their best. We had several first or second places as well as personal bests in abundance. Well done to all.
Year 3 & 4 Horsham District Football Tournament
 
On Friday 4th October, the Year 3 and 4 football team participated in the first meeting of the Horsham District Football Tournament in Horsham Park. In previous years, this has been split into two categories: small schools and large schools however, this year we will play all the teams, regardless of size. 
 
Having never played as a team before, the children did well to win their first game against Heron Way B 1-0. They then went on to win the rest of their fixtures including an 8-0 win over Leechpool B, finishing the evening unbeaten. 
 
The children demonstrated fantastic teamwork and listened to all the advise they were being given from the sideline but particular mentions to Daniel, Jayden Osman and Isabella who all scored multiple goals. 
 
Let's hope they can keep this up for the final meeting on 18th October. 
 
For more information, please see the Horsham District sports report: https://www.hdsd.org.uk/News/october-2019/year-34s-get-primary-schools-football-underway-in-style