At Greatwood, children have opportunities to take part in a range of sports. We ensure that the children are given chance to try new sports as well as more traditional sports. In addition, we give children more responsibility for sport at school by running the Playmaker and Young Whistler courses each year. Finally, competition is a key element of our focus for sport and we take part in all local competition as well as events further afield! We know the children enjoy sport at Greatwood, this page is to share some of the fantastic sport that the children do.
North Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals (23.03.17)
Eight children in Key Stage Two who were successful at the Craven Schools Cross Country Finals at Giggleswick earlier this year travelled to Dalby Forest to represent Craven in the North Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals. The children performed incredibly well with Lana Priestley (Year 3) achieving a top 20 position, Lyla Rosier (Year 5) finished in the top 30, Eibhlis Price (Year 6) finished 10th while Hannah Robinson (Year 5) finished in 6th place. Alexander Barker (Year 5) achieved a Gold medal after his incredible performance led to him finishing 1st in his race whilst Andrew Horton-Wilson (Year 5), Teghan Happs (Year 6) and Kayleigh Atkinson (Year 5) all achieved top 20 positions.
Skipping Club (21.03.17)
Children in Key Stage Two are taking part in a Skipping club on Tuesdays after school. The sessions are being led by Michael (Year 6 Playmaker), the children are enjoying learning new skills.
Children in years 5 & 6 went to Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club to take part in a Squash session. The children first took part in a multi-skills session at school with Stuart, a coach from the club, before going to Ilkley to utilise their facilities. We all had a fantastic time trying a new sport.
Swimming Gala Finals (07.03.17)
Year 5 pupils Hannah and Alexander qualified to represent Skipton schools at the swimming gala finals. Both pupils performed incredibly well. Hannah achieved two Bronze medals and Alexander achieved two Gold medals.
Children in years 5/6 took part in a Squash session with Stuart, a coach from Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash club. We learnt lots of new skills and are looking forward to going to Ilkley on the 16th March where we can put our new skills into practice on the Squash courts.
Manchester United vs Saint Etienne (16.02.17)
Children in Key Stage Two had the opportunity to go to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United vs Saint Etienne in the EUROPA league. We all had an amazing time, Manchester United won the game 3-0. We really enjoyed the experience of being at Old Trafford and soaking up the atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams.
Handball Friendly (13.02.17)
During lunchtime sport this half term children in Key Stage Two have had the opportunity to play Handball. The children have been learning the rules of Handball as it is a new sport at Greatwood. We've been enjoying it so much that we decided to invite Carleton School to come and play some friendly games. The Year 5/6 team are pictured below playing the games whilst the Year 3/4 children will have an opportunity to play a friendly game after half-term.
Year 5/6 children Teghan, Andrew, Alexander and Kayleigh had the opportunity to represent Greatwood at a Panathlon event. The children travelled to Sandylands Sports Centre to compete in the Panathlon which involved playing Boccia, Curling, Table Cricket, Polybat and various Athletics activities. All of the children really enjoyed taking part and trying sports they hadn't played before.
Leeds Force vs Newcastle Eagles (27.01.17)
Children in years 5/6 went to Leeds Beckett University to watch Leeds Force vs Newcastle Eagles. The match was very exciting and after the game the children got to meet some players from the Leeds squad.
New Age Kurling and Boccia (25.01.17)
Change4Life club thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Ings Primary School to try New Age Kurling and Boccia. All of the children enjoyed making new friends and trying sports they haven't played before.
KS1 Basketball Club (24.01.17)
Children in Key Stage One have the opportunity to take part in after-school Basketball coaching sessions with local coach Mark Gunn.
Year 5/6 Athletics Competition (23.01.17)
A team of Year 5/6 children went to Sandylands to compete in an Athletics competition organised by Craven Sports Partnership. The children competed against other schools in a variety of running races, javelin, long jump, chest puch, high jump, triple jump and speed bounce.
Swimming Galas (20.01.17)
35 children in Key Stage Two took part in swimming galas organised by Craven Sports Partnership.
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.
12 children in Years 3 and 4 have enjoyed taking part in Change4Life club since the start of the academic year. The club has been led by Year 6 Playmakers Anna and Alfie who have done a fantastic job delivering activities. The children have had the opportunity to play a range of sports including Cricket, Tag Rugby, Skipping, Orienteering and Tennis. The club will continue for the rest of the academic year.