NSSPEA: COV19 response

NSSPEA and School Games events postponed, but lots to keep us busy!

Whilst we are all coming to terms with a very different way of life at the moment (with everyone respecting social distancing measures in the fight against COV19), all scheduled NSSPEA and School Games for term 5 have been postponed. This decision will be kept under review and no new events will be shared until such time as Govenment guidance suggests it is appropriate to do so.

During this period of change and challenge, it is important that we all try and keep physically active, maintaining both our physical and mental well-being. A weekly bulletin ‘ Let’s Keep Busy’ Healthy Mind and Body, will be shared every Friday and will aim to keep our network updated with some of the many fun and innovative ideas that are being shared to keep us all active. As well as physical activity ideas, creative ideas will also be shared. This is in addition to the many wonderful ideas and challenges being shared by the front-line school staff and coaches working in schools.

The weekly bulletin and other useful resources will be shared via the North Somerset School Games public page: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/north-somerset/

If colleagues require any support during this period, or if you have some innovative ideas that we can share with the network, please get in touch via the normal channels.

#keepactive #staysafe #stayindoors

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North Somerset Year 5/6 High 5 Netball Finals: resilience and determination

On Thusrday 7th March, fifteen schools teams from across North Somerset cane together to compete in the North Somerset Schools Primary High 5 Netball Finals.  The competing teams had to battle difficult weather conditions, with strong gusts of winds making passing and shooting particularly challenging.  However, this did not prevent some excellent netball being played across all six courts, with all players showing true resilience in the conditions and determination in their team play.  All players should be very proud of their efforts in representing their school teams so well!

Congratulations to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary (North Somerset Champions and gold medalists) and Golden Valley Primary (runners-up and silver medalists) for qualifying for the Level 3 Spring School Games Finals as North Somerset’s representatives.  We wish both schools all the very best at this prestigious event!  A special mention also to Wrington Primary: Small Schools Champions and bronze medalists) and Portishead Primary (bronze medalists) for making the semi-finals.

 

Details will be shared shortly on how players can trial for the TEAM North Somerset squad that will play TEAM South Gloucestershire in June.

If girls are keen to get involved in community netball please email nsspea@gmail.com to ask about local opportunities!

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NSSPEA Membership Invoices

Invoices for your membership of the NSSPEA for 2018/19 have now been sent and in most cases will have gone to P.E Coordinators, please can you make sure these are forwarded to the relevant people in school to be paid.

Some schools will have received a separate invoice for 2017/18 membership as we still have a question mark on whether some of these have been paid. If your school has already paid this please let us know an invoice number and payment date.

 

 

 

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TEAM North Somerset – Inter-area Cross Country

On Saturday 24th November, 50 athletes (year 5 and 6) from 24 North Somerset Primary Schools, came together to represent TEAM North Somerset at the inter-area cross country championships at Ashton Park School.

Four age/gender races took place, with TEAM North Somerset competing against teams from South Bristol, North Bristol, Central Bristol and South Gloucestershire.  The TEAM North Somerset athletes performed admirably, tackling a challenging course with determination.  It was pleasing to see the true team spirit shown by all the North Somerset athletes and how despite attending different schools, they united as one team, wearing their TEAM North Somerset race shirts with pride.

We were delighted that all four age gender teams ran superbly to claim second place in all of the team competitions and it was wonderful to see two North Somerset athletes gain individual medals in an extremely competitive field.  All athletes should be rightly proud of their achievements in representing their schools and TEAM North Somerset at this event and each athlete deserved their participation medal for their personal effort on the day.

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Welcome to our new NSSPEA website

Welcome to our new NSSPEA website! Here you can see all the forthcoming tournaments and competitions taking place and enter your teams to take part.

As this is all completely new we do expect a few teething problems, if you are having any issues please either use the contact form on the site or contact James Marshall – schoolsportsteaching@gmail.com

 

 

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