World ParaAthletics Championships London 2017

Today, the Year 5 & 6 Athletics Club went to the London Stadium to watch the World ParaAthletics Championships.

As soon as we got to the Olympic Park we saw Olivia Breen,  who won gold in T38 long jump yesterday! We were lucky to have a photo and a close look at her gold medal!

When we got into the stadium the atmosphere was amazing. Our seats were 6 rows back from the long jump and triple jump competition. We also got to see the world record for the discus!

It was a fantastic day and very inspiring to watch incredible athletes compete.

World Para Athletics Championships

Image result for world para athletics championships 2017Children from Year 5 & 6 Athletics Club, are going to the World Para Athletics Championships on Tuesday 18th July, at the London Stadium.

Children who received a ticket letter are to meet at Sutton Railway Station, Brighton Road, Sutton, Greater London, SM2 5AD. Not Sutton Common Road, Sutton SM1 3HY –  which was the address put on the letter. 

AVENUE ACHIEVES YOUTH SPORT TRUST GOLD QUALITY MARK

Avenue has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust GOLD Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport at their school.  The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.

The Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised award for the quality of their PE and school sport.  The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development.

Schools are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold status, which reflects their efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school.  When a school is awarded the Gold Quality Mark, the Youth Sport Trust will visit the school and validate their self-review.

Mr Dann PE Leader, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the GOLD Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school. It has been a real team effort from the PE Team and the whole school community.

“There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils.”

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said: “Congratulations to Avenue Primary Academy for achieving the Youth Sport Trust GOLD Quality Mark. Schools which achieve the Quality Mark, share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.

“PE and school sport helps young people to live healthy and active lives and through it, helps them achieve their personal best in school and life. We are delighted to be working with thousands of schools across the country that recognise the competitive advantage this gives to their pupils.”

 

 

 

 

Borough Athletics – Field Events


Today, a group of Year 5 & 6 children from Athletics Club represented the school in the Borough Athletics Field Events at Westbourne Primary School.

The children took part in an event each – speed bounce, long jump and cricket throw.  Everyone did amazing and Avenue came third overall! Well done!

Avenue pupils shine at Lords

Two of our Year 5 pupils, Nicola and Joseph got to play at Lords, the Home of Cricket this weekend! They played in the Gilbert Cup Final and did extremely well, narrowly losing by just 2 runs. Nicola, said ” It was so fun! We got to meet two amazing cricket players, Eoin Morgan and Kate Cross. There were lots of people in the crowd and we were on the main screen so everyone could see us!”

Well done guys!

District Sports – Track Competition

The Borough District Sports Track Competition at David Weir Centre on Tuesday 27th June was cancelled. After advice from the Met Office the organisers made the decision to cancel the event as heavy rain and thunder was predicted. They made the decision early so that schools could inform parents in plenty of time.

Unfortunately the event will not be rescheduled this year.

London Youth Games

After a long delay in finding out where we finished in the Year 6 cricket tournament, it was with great excitement that Avenue had been selected to represent the borough of Sutton in the London Youth Games. A long journey to Old Actionians cricket club meant an early start for all of the boys taking part but they arrived very excited for the day ahead. After a strong warm up lead by Curran it was unfortunate that our first opponents did not turn up and we were awarded the win. This meant it gave us a chance to watch the other teams in our group and pick up on their strengths and weaknesses. In the second game, we won the toss and as always decided to bat first. The children set a very good target with Salaar’s batting standing out with his many fours and sixes. In the field, the children showed great energy and some exceptional bowling from all, with Sai and Tanuj standing out, meant we comfortably won and moved onto our last group game. With the hot day starting to take its toll on the children and spectators, the children went into the game (against another school called Avenue) with great hopes of making the next round. After a slow start, the batting picked up with some fantastic performance against a very strong opposition. Unfortunately, with back to back games by the time we fielded, it was clear our energy levels had dropped and despite the brilliant effort and intensity we lacked some accuracy meaning we lost the game but showed great sportsmanship throughout!

After all the results came in it was declared that we finished joint 9th for the whole of London, which is an incredible achievement. All the boys should be very proud of themselves and all that that have accomplished this year! Well Done!

Year 5 Cricket Tournament

Last week, 20 boys went to Beddington Cricket Club to represent the school in Best Cricket. The boys gave their all throughout the afternoon, with huge improvements made as the day went on and we started to understand the style of the games. Some fantastic batting, bowling and fielding meant we finished 5th and 11th in the tournament.

Well done to all, especially those children from Year 3 and 4 who played up age levels.

Premier League Trophy and Chelsea FC

Wow! What a start to National School Sport Week. We were so lucky to have the actual Premier League Trophy visit Avenue today!

As we have signed up to Premier League Primary Stars, we were able to be entered into a competition by one our parents. Thanks to Ben’s and Oliver’s Dad, we won and our school was chosen to spend the day with the trophy.

The day kicked off with two exciting assemblies. There was even a very special VIP… Stamford the Lion! During the rest of the morning, each class took part in different engaging activities with coaches from Chelsea FC Foundation and, were able to have a class photo with the Premier League Trophy!

 

It was a fantastic morning and the buzz around the school was incredible. Thanks to the Premier League and Chelsea FC Foundation for helping to organise an amazing morning that we all will remember for a very long time.

National School Sport Week

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From 26th – 30th June, it is National School Sport Week is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport!

Whether through traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or in alternative activities such as parkour, dance or treasure hunts, there is something out there for everyone to enjoy and be active.

This week in school we will be doing even more sporting activities. We start NSSW on Monday with the Premier League Trophy visiting Avenue and some activities with Chelsea FC Foundation.