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PE & School Sports Newsletter, December 2016

Update from Howard

I start the December edition by recognising the outstanding talents and successes of the school teams and individuals that received Cumbria Sports Awards at the presentation dinner on Friday 25th November.


Design a Mascot Competition

We need a new mascot for Cumbria School Games, can your school help? PLEASE PRINT the entry form and give to your pupils for Holiday Homework or do in class.  

Don't miss this chance to win!

The winning design will be created, the winner will receive a £50 voucher and a visit to the school by the mascot. 

Deadline for entries: 13th January 2017

Entry Form>> 

Book Now for Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations - The road to success, not only in PE!

17/01/2017, 09:30-15:30, Pennine Way School, Carlisle £80

31/01/2017, 09:30-15:30, Dean Gibson School, Kendal £80

This course will look at developing children’s physical literacy by providing teachers with the knowledge of why the development of “Physical Literacy” is important and investigate some resources to support its delivery.

Book Now>>

Book Now for Teaching Curriculum Gymnastics at Key Stage 1 &2

Learn how to create suitable core tasks, how to develop pupils' ability to create sequences and understand the progressions for teaching rolling, jumping. travelling and weight on hands. 

07/02/2017, 09:15-15:30, St Bridgets School, Cockermouth, £80

14/02/2017, 09:15-15:30, Hensingham School, Whitehaven, £80

Book Now>> 

New Resources to support the Importance of Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity

The Association for Physical Education has been commissioned by Sport England to produce resources comprising of a poster highlighting the difference that physical education can make to the pupils in your school and an information leaflet for parents/carers outlining the importance of being active. 

download the poster>>

download the parents/carers flyer>>

These complimentary resources promote the benefits of physical education, school sport and physical activity and will help implement recommendations from the following national strategies:

The resources have been posted out to EVERY school in England and will arrive for the attention of the Headteacher early December.

Website improvements

Following feedback we have had a change around with the PE & School Sport sections of our Active Cumbria website.

Please do pop by and have a look and if theres something that you think we should have on there, please drop us an email: 



Provide Quality PE! Apply now for the afPE Quality Mark

The afPE Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport is a prestigious award and is a powerful way of celebrating success.

find out more about the award>>

Need to Ask Howard anything?

If you need advice or guidance around any aspect of PE or deployment of the Primary School Sport Premium in your school please use our advisory service, ‘Ask Howard’

Ask Howard>>

ACPENS - Spring Term

The AC PE Network meetings are arranged in the first two or three weeks of the Spring Term 2017. Please do all you can to support the one in your region. 

  • Allerdale - Tuesday 31st January, Mitchells Auction, Cockermouth, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Carlisle - Monday 23rd January, Morton Community Centre, Carlisle  13:15 - 16:00
  • Copeland - Wednesday 15th February, Thornhill Primary, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Eden - Wednesday 18th January, Penrith RUFC, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Furness- Thursday 26th January, Lindal Cricket Club, 09:00 - 12:00
  • South Lakes  - Wednesday 25th January, Venue Ghyllside Primary, 09.00 - 12.00

Website & future dates>> 

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