St James School Sports Council 2017 - 2018
We are very excited to have been elected by our classes to be on the sports council and after our first two meetings have decided that our focus for this year will be as follows:
Rowan - Munashe and Millie
Sorrel - Radek and Mia
Pine - Jacob and Kimmie
Poplar - Alfie and Leona
Sycamore - Xavier and Erin
Walnut - Spencer and Cia
Willow - Demario and Olivia
Yew - Luke and Lilia
We have met and decided what we would like to achieve as a Sports Council this year (please see the list above). We all talked to our classes and got some feedback from every child on their thoughts on PE and activity at St James - what works well, it would be even better if... We then prioritised what we think is important and achievable and came up with our targets. We spent a long time choosing some amazing new equipment for the playground at lunchtime and cannot wait for it to arrive.
A welcome from our Sports Council members
I am Erin, aged 10. I love sport and do a lot of it - football, games , tag rugby, swimming, Junior Parkrun and gymnastics. I want to help others be fit and be able to do more sports.
My name is Xavier and I am 9. I am a good leader and love doing Playground Leaders at lunchtime. I go to mixed games club and want to help others be more active.
Hi! I'm Munsashe and I am 8. I play football outside of school and I think I got elected by my class because I am known for being sporty. I am also responsible. My dream is to be a professional footballer and a PE teacher
HI I'm Radek and I'm 9. I play for a football club called Falcon and I go to football club in school. My dream is to play for Manchester United.
I am Mia, aged 8. I was elected onto the Sports Council because I want to help with sports around the school. I enjoy going running with my mum. I support Manchester United. My dream is to become a teacher.
I am Jacob, I am 8. I was chosen to be on the sports council because I want to help. I dream of being a professional footballer. I support Manchester United and play for North Curry.
Hello - my name is Kimmie and I am 7 years old. I love sport, especially gymnastics. I have enjoyed choosing equipment for us to play with at lunchtime.
Hello, my name is Kubar and I am 7 years old. I dream of being a professional footballer and love being on the sports council.
I am Tallulah and I am 7 years old. When I grow up I want to be a sports leader. When I am in Bishop Fox's, I want to help people learn how to do gymnastics. I love going to the park and doing gymnastics.
Active Travel to School
As part of trying to get all children to be active for 60 minutes a day - 30 in school and 30 out of school, we decided we would try and encourage a more active travel to school. We have teamed up with Sustrans - a charity whose mission to is enable more people to travel in an active way. Though Sustrans main focus is cycling, we are also focusing on walking and scooting to school too.
Active Travel to School and a Free Breakfast
On Thursday 30th November we organised an active travel to school day. If we travelled to school by walking, on our bikes or on a scooter, we got a free breakfast. Hundreds of us joined in. Some who lived further away parked a mile away from school and walked, amazing!
One of our aims this year is to try and get all children active for 30 minutes at lunchtime. We started by asking all classes what equipment they would like to play actively with. At one of our meetings we discussed what we could afford, what would work and had to budget out what to buy and what would make people active. We chose trampolines, scooters, drifters, skipping ropes, hoops, swingball, large balls and small balls. We are really pleased with how much the equipment is used.
Sports activities at St James Church School
St James has an amazing range of sports activities that go on throughout the year. To find out more please see our Sports Activities page.