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NEW AGE KURLING & BOCCIA FESTIVAL (SEND PUPILS)

 We would like to invite all Primary Schools to take part in our first ever New Age Kurling and Boccia Festival which will take place on Tuesday 7th November at Gloucester Academy.

 SEND events are aimed specifically at SEND students. There is an expectation that participants DO NOT compete for the school in any other non-SEND linked sport. 

The emphasis should be on encouraging competition for ALL young people particularly those that do not usually get an opportunity to represent their school.

The Teams

This competition is for boys and girls in Years 3, 4 & 5 all of whom have a Special Educational Need or Disability.

Teams of 4 players with 6 in a squad.

NEW AGE KURLING

Festival Format

New Age Kurling is a sport that requires participants to deliver stones from one end of a court to a target at the other end of the court.

The competition target has red, white and blue concentric circles and scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target. Each game will normally consist of an even number of ends.

Scoring

For a stone to score it must land on the scoring part of the target breaking the plane of the scoring zone with any part of the body of the stone.

The scoring stone(s) must be closer to the centre of the target than any of the opponent’s stones.

Example:  In a team competition, a team can win by the total number of stones used by that team. Therefore, each player in a team of four will deliver two stones and the winning score can be from 1-0 to a maximum of 8-0 per end.

The cumulative total of all scoring stones for all ends in the game will decide the winner of the game.

A tied end will be scored 0-0 and will not be replayed. A tied end occurs when both teams have stones in a scoring position which are equidistant from the centre of the target and cannot be separated by a measure.

BOCCIA

The Festival Format
Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball.

  • All players must be seated during a game
  • A game consists of a series of ends
  • Singles & Pairs = 4 ends
  • Teams = 6 ends
  • An end consists of all 13 balls being propelled onto court (the jack, 6 red and 6 blue)
  • Decided using a coin toss, the winning player/captain chooses to be red or blue
  • Both sides must occupy a designated box on the court from where balls are propelled
  • The red side always begins the first end by propelling the jack into court
  • In a team match each player propels the jack onto court in turn
  • The player who propels the jack ball also propels their first coloured ball
  • A player from the opposite side then propels their first coloured ball
  • The side not closest to the jack plays until they get closer, or run out of balls
  • The end is complete when all balls from both sides have been propelled
  • One point is awarded for every ball of the same colour, which is closest to the jack
  • Points scored each end are accumulated to give a final score.

DATES / TIMES / LOCATION

TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER

9.30 – 12:00

 

GLOUCESTER ACADEMY

 

Location address:
Sportshall
Gloucester Academy
Painswick Road
Gloucester
GL4 6RN

Event date 07-11-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 07-11-2017 12:00 pm

PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Our forthcoming Primary Cross Country Championships will take place in Beaufort Co-Operative School on Thursday 16th November.

All schools taking part please ensure that pupils bring warm clothing, waterproofs, water and snacks. Due to the nature of this event pupils will be waiting long periods during other races, please prepare them for this.

Event Lead
Beaufort Co-Operative Academy is supporting the GSSN with the running of the event.

The Teams
There are five age categories for boys and girls to compete in individually and as a team.
1st – Year 2 Boys / Year 2 Girls
2nd – Year 3 Boys / Year 3 Girls
3rd – Year 4 Boys / Year 4 Girls
4th – Year 5 Boys / Year 5 Girls
5th– Year 6 Boys / Year 6 Girls

Teams consist of a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 athletes in each category (6 or 4 boys and 6 or 4 girls from each year group)

The Competition Format
The distances to be run will be approximately:
-          600m for Year 2
-          600m for Year 3
-          1200m for Year 4
-          1800m for Year 5
-          1800m for Year 6

The course is clearly marked out and the children will follow a Secondary School student around the course.

Format of the day
10.30 Schools arrive / Registration
11.00 First race Yr 2 Boys
14.00 Winners presentations
14.30 Schools depart

Rules
· The lowest 4 (fastest) athletes scores in each category will count towards the school results.
· The school with the lowest total when girls and boys results in each category are added up will be the overall winners.
· Each competitor will be given a number on completion of the course. This number must be recorded on the envelope next to the competitors name by the member of staff and placed inside the envelope.
· When the envelope has been completed for each race it must be totalled up and immediately handed into the results table for confirmation.
· Boys will run first in each age category, Year 2 first, Year 3 second and so on with the last race Year 6 girls.
· Schools are asked to wait for presentations at the end of all races.
· Plates will be awarded to the top school in each age category and framed certificates to 2nd and 3rd.
· The top 3 athletes boys and girls in each race will receive medals.
· All participants will receive a certificate.
· Photographs will be taken throughout this event. Schools to make us aware on the day of any children who cannot have their photograph taken.

Cheryl Stennett will provide with regular training sessions for the top 15 boys and the top 15 girls from Years 5 and 6 races. The training sessions will take place at Ribston Hall High School (dates TBC). Athletes will be selected to represent Gloucester City as a combined team at the Level 3 County Final (dates & venue TBC)

DATE / TIMES / LOCATION

THURSDAY  16th NOVEMBER
10.30 – 14:30
BEAUFORT CO-OPERATIVE ACADEMY
Holmleigh Road
Gloucester
GL4 0RT

Good luck to all competitors!

 

Event date 16-11-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 16-11-2017 2:30 am

CHRISTMAS THEMED DANCE FESTIVAL

The Teams

All schools invited will be asked to prepare a dance with a group of pupils for this event. There is no limit in the number of pupils and / or groups each school can bring. The Dance Festival will provide a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to experience the excitement of preparing for a stage show and then being given a ‘performance platform’.

The Festival Format

Schools will select the age group and dance theme that you would like and your Dance piece should be no longer than 3 minutes. There is no limit in the number of groups each school can bring.

16.00 School dance groups arrive. Briefing and rehearsal on stage with music and lights
18.00 Doors open for tickets sales - refreshments available
18.30 Start of show
19.30 End of show

Tickets

  • Schools to let us know how many tickets required for family and/or friends.
  • There will be no advance selling of tickets – all spectators to purchase their tickets at the door at 18.00 before the show starts at 18.30.
  • Cost of the tickets:
    Adults £5.00 (16 or over)
    Child £2.50
    Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) £13.00

Programmes

  • Schools to provide a title and a brief description of the dance and the year group/s involved for the programme as soon as they are able to.
  • Schools to bring 2 copies of their own music on a CD format on show day (in case one of the copy doesn’t work as this has happened in past shows)
  • Show running order will be in alphabetical order.
  • Programmes will be available on the door free of charge.

DATE / TIMES / LOCATION

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

16.00 – 19:30

RIBSTON HALL HIGH SCHOOL

Location address:
Ribston Hall High School
Stroud Road
Gloucester
GL1 5LE

Event date 01-12-2017 4:00 pm
Event End Date 01-12-2017 7:30 pm

KS1 CHRISTMAS FUN DAY 
MULTI-SKILLS FESTIVAL

The Teams
There is no limit in the amount of classes each school can bring. Groups should be made of up to 30 pupils from KS1 including Reception.

The Festival Format
There will be a 12 different multi-skills stations based on the EYFS basics of target throwing, balancing, coordination and agility aimed at all abilities. 

The Festival will be led by Secondary School Sport Leaders along with GSSN staff.

Pupils must be accompanied by a member of staff and should bring along a drink and of course wear sports kit (ideally long trousers please)

Christmas Hat Competition
Pupils are invited to create a festive themed hat for which there will be a prize for the most original.

DATE / TIMES / LOCATION
Due to the popularity of the event and to accommodate more schools, this year once again, we will run four sessions over 2 days:

AM Session: 9.30-11.45

PM Session: 12.15 - 14.30

Location address:
Oxtalls Sports Park
Plock Court
Off Tewkesbury Road
Gloucester
GL2 9DW

 

Event date 05-12-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-12-2016 2:30 pm

KS1 CHRISTMAS FUN DAY 
MULTI-SKILLS FESTIVAL

The Teams
There is no limit in the amount of classes each school can bring. Groups should be made of up to 30 pupils from KS1 including Reception.

The Festival Format
There will be a 12 different multi-skills stations based on the EYFS basics of target throwing, balancing, coordination and agility aimed at all abilities. 

The Festival will be led by Secondary School Sport Leaders along with GSSN staff.

Pupils must be accompanied by a member of staff and should bring along a drink and of course wear sports kit (ideally long trousers please)

Christmas Hat Competition
Pupils are invited to create a festive themed hat for which there will be a prize for the most original.

DATE / TIMES / LOCATION
Due to the popularity of the event and to accommodate more schools, this year once again, we will run four sessions over 2 days:

AM Session: 9.30-11.45

PM Session: 12.15 - 14.30

Location address:
Oxtalls Sports Park
Plock Court
Off Tewkesbury Road
Gloucester
GL2 9DW

Event date 06-12-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 06-12-2017 2:30 pm