At Greatwood, all children have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports. We ensure that the children are given as many opportunities to try new sports as well as more traditional sports.
We believe that it is important to give our children more responsibility for sport at school. We do this by running the Playmaker and Young Whistler courses each year.
Competition is a key element of our focus for sport and we take part in all local competitions as well as events further afield! Teaching our children how to be good sportsmen and women is also key to our Greatwood sporting values.
We know that our children and their families enjoy sport here at Greatwood, this page is just a small window into the Greatwood sporting opportunities that are on offer!
Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd January saw our KS2 children taking part in three swimming galas at Craven Pool. Our swimmers competed at varying levels of ability from an aqua-splash event for beginners to a competition to see which swimmers from Craven were the ‘fastest’ in each stroke.
As always, the sheer enjoyment that our children get from taking part in such fantastic events is difficult to describe. But in their own words the event has been: ‘really fun’ (Isabelle)
‘The swimmers were so fast, I couldn’t believe I won!’
(James) and ‘our children are a credit to Greatwood’ (Mrs Smith.)
Once again a huge THANKYOU goes to Katie Hoggarth for organising such a fabulous event.
Our Dance Troop went to the North Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival. They danced confidently in front of an audience of over 1000 people.
What a fabulous day and an absolute pleasure to see so many children and young adults smiling and celebrating what they love...TO DANCE
Thank you to Mrs Yeoman and Mr Gower for taking us to York.
On Saturday 7th January we took 50 children to Old Trafford. Manchester UTD played against Reading in the FA Cup. The final score was 2-0.
Experiencing a ‘match day’ is always a fantastic experience, but when it’s at Old Trafford the atmosphere is even more electric!
Our children enjoyed the whole experience and sang brilliantly.
It is always a pleasure when staff at a venue comment on the behaviour and attitudes of our children.
Thank you to Mrs Hoggarth, Mr Magee, Mr Gower, Miss Hoggarth, Mr Speight and Mrs Yeoman for taking us.
Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in Playmaker, a Sports Leaders programme, which involves taking part in a series of workshops throughout the year developing their leadership skills.
The Playmakers deliver a wide range of sporting activities to children throughout the school.
Year 5/6 Tennis
Space Duathlon (21.3.18)
Today, some Year 4 children took part in a very special, one-off space duathlon. All the activities were linked with Tim Peake's mission to space.
Year 3/4 Hockey (19.3.18)
Our two Year 3/4 hockey teams attended the hockey tournament. They played fantastic hockey and worked well as a team. Ultimately, our team came 1st and they now go through to the Craven finals!
Badminton Trip (15.3.18)
Our Year 5 badminton team attended a very special Badminton England event in Birmingham. They took part in lots of activities as well as watch some outstanding badminton.
Year 5 & 6 Table Tennis (8.3.18)
At the annual table tennis competition, all the children brought their best game. Ultimately, they came out as overall winners with Aaron coming 1st and Antoni 2nd.
Climbing Competition (5.3.18)
The sport keeps coming this half term! Today, a team of Year 6 children attended our first ever indoor climbing competition. During the sessions, the children experienced a range of climbs. They put 100% in to all their climbs, well done!
Skipping Workshops (26.2.18)
Today, the children all had the opportunity to take part in a skipping workshop. Throughout the day, each year group focused on different skills. At the end of the day, we came together for a skipping assembly to show each class what everyone had been doing during the day.
Squash & Table Tennis (26.2.18)
Today, our children attended a special arrangement for us and Carleton school at Sandylands. We had exclusive use of the squash courts and table tennis room. This gave the children who attended opportunity to trial a new sport, in squash, and continue to develop their skills in table tennis!
Change4Life Champions (30.1.18)
This was a fantastic afternoon for some of our Playmakers to attend. They learnt lots of new skills and gained new ideas of what they could do in school to support our active minutes.
Year 5 & 6 Athletics (22.1.18)
The children worked incredibly hard on the build up to the athletics this year, each excelling at their own individual event! The team came 3rd overall which is a fantastic achievement.
Special Athletics Competition (19.1.18)
Some of our children attended a special, one-off, athletics competition with children from other Skipton schools. They had an amazing day, taking part in a number of different activities. As usual, the children enjoyed every minute!
Swimming events January 2018
What a fantastic week for swimming! The children had a fantastic time at the various events this week including our aqua splash, intermediate and gala. The children did wonderfully and enjoyed every event!