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  Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark  
       
 

Congratulations to Edward Feild, Fritwell, Harriers, St John's and William Morris who have all gained Silver Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark for their PE and School Sport Provision 2015/16.

The online self review tool has been alligned to Ofsted guidance, and supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan.

There are currenlty 3 schools 'Going for Gold' and we wish them luck with their forthcoming validations.

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Cricket, Rounders & Tennis - It must be Summer!?!   Cricket, Rounders & Tennis - It must be Summer!?!  
       
   

Summer has arrived(!), and over 850 students have been enjoying Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics events across the partnership.

Almost 60 Y5/6 children from neighbouring Primary Schools The Grange and St. John’s came together to enjoy an afternoon of rounders organised by Year 10 Blessed George Napier Sport Leaders.

The School Games Secondary Athletics always provides us with some enjoyable afternoons and attempts at second guessing the weather! Congratulations to Blessed George Napier School, who took first place in all 3 age groups.

240 Y3/4 children have taken part in Mini Red Tennis festivals in the Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Warriner clusters, with fantastic links developed and embedded at the local tennis clubs.

Unfortunately ‘rain stopped play’ for the Bicester cluster Cricket Festival, but 330 Y5/6 children were able to generate plenty of runs at the Cooper and BGN events – with a further 600 children expected to take to the field after half term.

 
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  Table Tennis at Bishop Carpenter Table Tennis at Bishop Carpenter  
       
 

Bishop Carpenter Primary School launched a junior table tennis section in September 2015 and now has 14 committed players who regularly train with a qualified coach.  Progress has been so noticeable that there is a real possibility that Bishop Carpenter could be ranked amongst the best table tennis playing primary schools in Oxfordshire in the not too distant future!

Well Done to all involved!

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Playtime fun at Harriers!   Playtime fun at Harriers!  
       
   

Eighteen year 5 students from Harriers Banbury Academy completed their Playground Leaders training last week.  They spent the morning developing their leadership skills and building up a bank of fun games and activities they could play with Key Stage 1 children at lunchtimes.  

They all worked really hard and did a great job when they were put to the test in the afternoon, taking charge of 30 year 1 children! The younger children thoroughly enjoyed the activities and are really excited about having the leaders out during lunchtimes!

 
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  Change 4 Life Schools Zone Change 4 Life Schools Zone  
       
 

The Change 4 Life School Zone is a website full of fantastic resources and ideas for healthy eating and being active.Over the summer, C4L will once again be providing teachers with Disney-inspired curriculum-linked KS1 and KS2 resources to help keep pupils active with ten minute bursts of activity.

Subscribe to the School Zone for regular updates, and to access the online resources.

Don’t forget – Healthy Eating Week 2016

The British Nutrition Foundation are organising Healthy Eating Week from 13th to 17th June. This is an opportunity for schools to get involved in promoting healthy eating and drinking, being active, food provenance and cookery. Register here to get involved.

   
Oxford Half Marathon Schools Challenge   Oxford Half Marathon Schools Challenge  
       
   

The Oxford Half Marathon Schools Challenge is open to local primary school children from around Oxfordshire, and is all about really inspiring kids to get active and start running!

Children are encouraged to run 12.1 miles prior to race day, usually a mile per week, achieved and verified at school or at home. Then, on race day, they will complete their final mile, with their teachers, in front of thousands of supporters!

Not only will they cross the same finish line as the half marathon runners, but they will also receive their very own finishers’ goody bag and medal to wear with pride!

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  May Half Term Holiday Hubs May Half Term Holiday Hubs  
       
 

The Cherwell District Council Holiday Hubs are back for another jam packed half term of fun and activity in Banbury and Bicester, spaces are filling up fast, so be quick to secure a place!

To book call 01295 221803

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School Games Mark   School Games Mark  
       
   

Don't forget - The application window for schools to apply for the 2016 award opens on Wednesday 1st June.

Schools that apply before Friday 22nd July will be entered into a prize draw to win a media competition pack, including an iPad, Apple TV and HD 3D Camcorder - Good Luck!

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  Upcoming events
   
  27-11-2017 Change 4 Life Festival (South) 09:30 - 11:30
 
  28-11-2017 Warriner Family Yr 1-2 Dance 10:30 - 12:30
 
  29-11-2017 The Warriner Family Yr 5/6 Swimming 14:30 - 16:00
 
  29-11-2017 Bicester Family Yr 1/2 Multi Skills 00:00 - 00:00
 
  29-11-2017 Secondary Cross Country Finals 13:30 - 15:30
 
  30-11-2017 Yr 5 Multiskills Kidlington Family 10:30 - 12:30
 
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