Welcome to our Sports Page
Here you will find details of the vast range of physical activities in which we are involved. Scroll down to view our latest sports news and share in the many activities we have taken part in during this year. Our sport and PE is also celebrated on individual class pages: please take some time to share these with your children by following the 'Classes' link above.
At Langrish Primary School, we aim to engage and include all children in fun and highly active PE sessions to develop an enjoyment and love for sport, whilst also encouraging a healthy lifestyle that they will carry with them through their lives. We include regular opportunities for all children to be involved in competitive team and individual sport against their peers and participate in intra-school and inter-school competitions. Our curriculum is delivered by highly skilled class teachers and sports coaches, ensuring the children receive a knowledge rich, sequenced curriculum. At Langrish, children develop a lifelong interest in physical activity, as well as developing positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Pupil voice (Article 12 UNCRC) is extremely important in this, with children suggesting sports that they would like to try in their curriculum lessons and after school. This year, Quidditch is on our curriculum as a result of suggestion from the playleaders.
Our skills progression document can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this page together with the presentation made by year 6 for our successful platinum application.
We did it!!
We are delighted to announce that Langrish School, has achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. This is the highest recognition in the Schools Games mark awards.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to Year 6 who led on the presentation for this award and to everyone who continues to support the school, whatever their interest.
Intra and Inter Sport Competitions
We are pleased to announce that we will be competing in the School Games Programme again this year with many competitions organised for us by our local SGO (Sara Galliers). These Level 2 competitions (inter school) are in addition to the many sporting opportunities and occasions which take place on a daily basis both in and out of lessons (intra school). All of our pupils take part in two hours of curriculum PE and Sport and many choose to attend lunchtime and after school clubs. Currently, each KS2 class is busy setting up a database to record the participation rate in physical activity of our pupils so that we can adapt our provision to help those who may want a bit of an extra push! Each class has already set themselves their first personal challenge and all children are trying to beat their personal best in their chosen area.
Our recent achievements have included winning a local football tournament for small schools and the East Hampshire competition for Indoor Athletics and we are looking forward to representing East Hampshire at the County Athletics finals in March. We also had fun in Y3 with trialling a new sport, KinBall, when Mrs. Galliers visited us to share this exciting opportunity.
We were also lucky enough to welcome Alanya (Hampshire heptathlete) to Langrish who led an assembly on how she became a successful athlete. She shared the highs and lows and reflected on the lessons she has already learned through her sport.
Our annual 'Walk to School' week took place in May 2022 with families being encouraged to either walk or 'park and stride' to school. This helped all of our families to start their day feeling refreshed from an early morning stroll and ready to learn. It also reduced congestion outside of our school, making the entrance much safer for all. Year 5 won the class Golden time for the class who managed the most days walking to school. Well done Year 5! Our recent School Travel Plan is at the bottom of this page for reference. We also took part in 'Walktober' which is led by Hampshire as an initiative for all children to enjoy keeping fit in an accessible way. The assembly presentation is attached at the bottom of the page for you to have a read through.
In every lesson, our pupils are encouraged to observe these values. These help the children to understand that although winning is a positive experience, it is how a team communicates and works together which will ultimately make them successful. Pupils are also encouraged to believe in themselves and always give 100 % at all times.
Sharing our News
We actively encourage all of our pupils to pursue their sporting passions outside of school and we celebrate any achievements in our school newsletter 'The Nutshell'. Click on the 'Newsletters' link above to find out what our pupils have been getting up to outside of school. Our talented youngsters regularly participate in rugby, dancing, swimming and gymnastics to name but a few!
Links with Outside Clubs
If you are looking for a local sports club to help foster your child's interest in sport, then you may like to try one of the following links. Alternatively, the local sports centre, The Taro Leisure Centre, is our nearest leisure provider and also includes a swimming pool.
Petersfield Rugby Club: www.petersfieldrfc.com
Petersfield Town Junior Football Club: www.petersfieldtownjuniors.co.uk
Steep Cricket Club: www.steepcc.co.uk
Steep Lawn Tennis Club: www.steepltc.org.uk/
Taro Leisure Centre: www.everyoneactive.com/centre/taro-leisure-centre/
Inclusive Health Check
We ensure that all children have access to a vast array of sporting opportunities regardless of their ability or skill level. To help us achieve this and to audit our current provision, Langrish School has completed the Inclusive Health Check document which in turn gives further ideas and resources for us to aim even higher. This document is also a vital part of the evidence to show our commitment to raising the profile of school sport as part of the School Sports Plan.
School Games Mark
Having been awarded the Gold Level for the School Games Mark for the fourth year running, we have applied for Platinum for 21/ 22. This award reflects our outstanding provision for Sport and PE throughout the school, both in curriculum time and outside of school. Thank you to all members of our community who help with coaching, supporting and participating in the wide variety of sports on offer. We look forward to another successful year of sport.
Update: We are a Platinum School until 2023!
Twelve new play leaders from Year 5 have had a super introduction into leadership through taking part in the Play Leader training with Mrs. Galliers (our SGO) and Mrs. Fernee. Having completed their training, these children can now organise small games and activities for other children.
This is what the Play Leaders wrote following their training:
In play leader training, we learnt different techniques and activities to help KS1 children to play a variety of playground games.We also learnt the acronym SPACE which stands for:
· Safety – is everyone safe? Is the game safe for all participants?
· Participants – which age group will play the game? Is it accessible?
· Area – Is the area a suitable size?
· Communication – Explain in an age appropriate manner
· Equipment – How much equipment do we need? Can the game be played without equipment?
We want people to develop new skills while feeling safe, making new friends, having fun and gaining confidence.
Our Play Leaders are part of our School Parliament which meets regularly every week.
Sporting Success for 2022 / 23
Congratulations to the Year 3/4 football squad who were winners at our first sporting event at Dunhurst School. We won every match and are now really looking forward to a successful footballing year. Thank you to Mr. James who accompanied the team and to the parents for cheering us on! The tea was also very delicious..!
Following on from the success above, the Y5/6 football team (including two of our talented ladies) travelled to Dunhurst School for their first tournament of the year. Having won all but one of their matches, they enjoyed a rather delicious tea of sausage chips and beans in the dining room with the hosts. Thank you to Dunhurst for organising these festivals for us.