Extra Curricular Activities 2017
PE at Holly Lodge continues to develop and improve as more pupils are engaging in the extra-curricular programme offered by staff at the school. We have seen an uptake in pupils attending various clubs on offer in the morning and also after school. The clubs that are offered include Netball, football, cricket, fitness, basketball and Indoor Athletics to name a few. These are open to all pupils in the school and we try to encourage pupils to attend and actively get involved. Breakfast clubs continue to attract a number of pupils each morning from 8am and we believe it helps set the pupils up for a positive and productive day as well as support their learning. School teams and competitions have seen a number of pupils across the school engage in fixtures and competitive sport this, provides a wonderful opportunity for them develop their skill set in the sports and also improve their knowledge and understanding in those sporting areas especially around the rules, tactics and importantly team work and fairness. Notable successes have been the Indoor Athletics pupils who have stepped up their performances this year to enjoy greater success. Currently the team lie in 5th place but in touching distance of 3rd and 4th place. Also the girl’s netball teams have enjoyed some success in their fixtures and the year 7 girls will start after half term. Holly Lodge has also staged the Sandwell Handball tournaments this year and will also host the finals after the February half term.
Be sure to check the timetable after Christmas as some activities will change and if you are interested to get involved then see any members of the PE department. Please see some pictures below to support the sports and teams that we offer.
We have had a positive number of pupils represent the school this year in football fixtures against other local Sandwell schools. The year teams have had fixtures against Perryfields, Ormiston Forge, Shirelands and St Michaels. The results have been indifferent with some wins and losses in the fixtures played so far. Fixtures will commence after February half term as well as Sandwell Cup fixtures, fingers crossed results go in our favour. Thanks to Mr Reeves, Mr Hancox, Mr Gill and Mr Moore for taking these sides. We also have girl’s football fixtures starting at Sandwell academy in December and have between 6-10 girls wanting to be involved.
|Schools||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
|Perryfields||Lost 3-1||Won 4-2||Won 3-1|
|Ormiston Forge||Lost 5-2||Won 2-1||Won 3-1|
|ST Micheals||Lost 12-0||Lost-10-0||Lost 4-3||Draw 1-1|
|Shirelands||Draw 3-3||Draw 4-4||Cancelled Fixture Holly Lodge Won|
A number of pupils are currently taking part in the Sandwell Indoor Athletics Championship at Tipton Sports Academy; the pupils have 6 separate events over the year and aim to gain points from the different events in an attempt to finish as high as possible. The pupils compete in a Sprint, hurdle, 4 Lap distance race and a relay running race alongside this they also do a Standing long jump, triple jump and shot put field event. Pupils have done really well so far and it has easily been our strongest year to date with number wishing to be involved on the up and results improving. The school and pupils have received recognition for their efforts by the head of athletics at the Sandwell leisure Trust. Results can be seen below.
|1||George Salter||2006 PTS|
|2||Sandwell Academy||1875 PTS|
|4||ST Bathhurst||1444 PTS|
|5||Holly Lodge||1440 PTS|
|9||Turves GR Girls||562 PTS|
|10||Hands Girls||236 PTS|
The girls Netball has been so far a great success with increased numbers attending on a regular basis (around 25-30 pupils) which has resulted in us being able to field a number of teams at both U14 and U16 level.
The girls have improved greatly over the season and we hoping that this will continue with the reminder of the games. The U16 team have worked really hard and have had some really competitive matches with a number of games only losing by a goal or so. Many of the players playing for the U16 team are from year 9/10 which means that this team can continue to develop next season.
The U14 team has been rewarded for their hard work and commitment to training by coming 3rd in the U14 Sandwell tournament and winning their last game against St Michaels 5-2. They have also had some close competitive matches resulting in only losing by a goal or two. Once again in particular the U14 team has shown huge improvement and we have no doubt this with continue for the remainder of this season and on into next season.
The Year 7 league starts in January and we have already had a number of year 7 girls coming to training ready to start their matches.
- Year 8
- Huraira Hussain
- Hussein Cuseman
- Sarai-Asher Francis
- Sabir Mohammed Oddin
- Thahia Momtaz
- Nicolas Gizler – Kacica
- Ismail Hussain
- Year 9
- Dounia Allaiouti
- Sian Curtis
- Kamraj Dhesi
- Tanesha Warren
- Jagraj Singh
- Ellie-Louise Amelia
- Ryan Bains
Miss Knight has created a leadership course targeted at KS3 pupils. Each teaching member of PE staff have nominated a pupil they teach per year group from KS3. The type of skills we are aiming to focus on and develop are things like; personal professionalism and accountability, aspiring to achieve and the mental aspects such as emotional intelligence and managing relationships. Staff took these skills into consideration when putting their students forward.
Each student has to complete a log book, containing half term focuses and lead 1 whole extra-curricular activity in that half term. Alongside this they will have a passport which is where they record their leadership within lessons, this passport has to be completed by the end of every half term.
Students reaching the criteria expected in the course will receive rewards on a half termly basis, whether this is free time in the sports hall or a trip to the local park.
Each junior sports leader will have a badge, stating their role. The aim is for them to also be used to lead whole school events as well as events within PE with the aim for pupils to look smart representing the school in their PE kit and highlighting their leadership role with their badge which will be ironed onto their PE kit.
At the end of the full term if the log book, passport and they have attended all meeting focuses, they will receive a certificate and hopefully we can develop different stages to this award. I have applied for several members of our sixth form to take part in a leadership course run by the Black Country, which will hopefully lead to them gaining a genuine coaching qualification, giving a focus of leadership within KS5 and also something that can be used for UCAS applications.
Holly Lodge has hosted the Sandwell Schools tournaments for this year which has included 4 competitions at Under 15’s and Under 13’s. We have boys and girls sides at every year group with some of the years having two sides representing Holly Lodge. We have been successful with our Under 15’s B team, Under 13’s A team all making the Sandwell Schools Final again which will be held at Holly Lodge.
As a way of improving our rewards system and to try and create greater competition, we have implemented a house system. KS3 students have been divided into 5 houses; Darwin, Curie, Edison, Franklin & Fleming. Students who attend extra-curricular clubs earn 1 point for their house and those who represent the school earn 2 points. We have regular inter-house competitions in lessons and after school where students compete to earn points for their house. This is being run by Mr Moore so pupils please get involved.
Below are the Under 15 boys 5 a side winners: Fleming
Year 10y band pupils will be involved in our first SID’s day trip as they choose to either take part in Ice Skating in Solihull or Laserquest at the Raceway in Birmingham. We will be taking over 120 pupils out on Tuesday 15th November. Thanks to the parents for supporting this trip and contributing to the activities and transport on the day. Finally I would like to extend my appreciation to the staff for their efforts and for their own enthusiasm in getting involved in the activities on the day. 10x will have their SID’s day in March with the same activities on offer. Can I just thank parents that support the trips with a £5 contribution.
We took our Btec Sport pupils in years 12 & 13 to Newman University for the day on Tuesday 8th November, The purpose of the day is to listen to and take part in sessions focused around the Btec Level 3 Course in Sport that the pupils are currently studying. It will also gave them a chance to look around a university and potentially use it to support any future applications beyond Holly Lodge Sixth Form and hopefully continuing within sport. Thanks to Mr Reeves for organising and arranging the trip which was support by Mrs Biddlecombe.
|WIN = 5 points||DRAW = 3 points||Lose = 1 point|
X BAND RESULTS ADDED TO Y BAND RESULTS TO GET OVERALL WINNER
|1ST = 25 PTS||2ND = 20 PTS||3RD = 15PTS||4TH = 10 PTS||5TH = 5 PTS|
Extra Curricular/House Competition Results
- POINT FOR EVERY PE EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUB THAT STUDENTS ATTEND
- POINTS FOR EVERY FIXTURE / SCHOOL REPRESENTATION THAT STUDENTS TAKE PART IN
- EXTRA CURRICULAR POINTS ADDED TO COMPETITION POINTS AFTER EACH WEEK
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