On Wednesday 14th March, Newton Hill Community School’s year 6 class went to St. John’s for a hockey tournament. As year 6 were looking towards getting their 9th success, they overcame St. John’s and won by an 8 point margin. The end score was St. John’s 12 – 20 Newton Hill. All of year 6 were delighted that they had kept their unbeaten streak and they didn’t get cocky. They all shook hands without being asked and in the end it was a thrilling game. There were multiple people who stood out and they were: Jamie Adkin with his excellent save, Joseph Hoole with his immense dribbling, Yasmin Jones with her slick close-range shots and Mr Duce and Mr Sharp for encouragement on and off the pitch. We have to say a great big thanks to all the staff who came and organised the tournament for us.
By Emmett Fearn Year 6
Newton Hill Community School welcomed Elliott Ward and Kate Offord
On day one of our Aspirations week Monday 26th March 2018, Mr Sharp introduced Kate Offord and Elliott Ward in the school in assembly. Mr Sharp invited the children to guess what sports Kate and Elliott did. After guessing their sports, the students asked various questions regarding the sports, training kit and lifestyles of Kate and Elliott. Following assembly Kate and Elliott visited Year 5 and KS1 (Nursery to Year 2). The students asked Kate and Elliott various questions about how they came to do the sports they now love and what kinds of food they eat and their training regime. The children also discussed the sports they did which included football, horse-riding, gymnastics, karate, dancing, rugby to name a few. Kate and Elliott encouraged the children to participate in and take up all sports offered to them both in school and by local clubs. They told the children that playing sports was a great way to meet new friends as well as gaining a love for a particular sport, keeping healthy and having fun along the way. They explained to the children how many of the friends they had made doing their various sports, where still their friends to this day. Proving that through sport you can also make lifelong friendships. They also spoke to the children about the different food types and what benefits healthy eating and exercise can have to keep everyone fit and well! The children were enthusiastic in their questioning and discussions. Kate and Elliott really enjoyed their visit to Newton Hill and said how they really enjoyed meeting all the wonderful children and enjoyed the warm welcome they received. Thank you Kate and Elliott for giving up your time to visit our school and inspire our children.
Bikeability is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches trainees the necessary skills to ride confidently on today's roads.
It is a life-long skill that can be instilled at a young age or developed for the first time in adulthood, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, boosting confidence and developing independence.
Bikeability is the public face of National Standard Cycle Training and is used by schemes and instructors who have registered to deliver Bikeability by meeting certain minimum standards. Scheme registration is part of the quality-assurance process to help ensure organisations are delivering best-practice cycle training.
There are three award levels for Bikeability, with a level to suit all abilities, from beginner to experienced commuter or rider:
- Level 1 teaches basic bike-handling skills in a controlled traffic-free environment.
- Level 2 teaches trainees to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering a real cycling experience.
- Level 3 ensures trainees are able to manage a variety of traffic conditions and is delivered on busier roads with advanced features and layouts.