All children have opportunity each year to become a democratically elected Sports Councillor for their class. Children are asked if they are:
- Enthusiastic about sport
- Interested in developing sport and P.E. in school
- Full of good ideas
- A good role model for sporting behaviour
If the answer to all four statements above is ‘yes,’ then children may stand for the class vote. Each class votes for one girl and one boy to be their sports councillors for the year.
Sports Councillors for 2019-2020
vote to be undertaken in the autumn term
Evie F and Lucas H
Jasmine T and William L
Oscar B and Jess S
Danny G and Isobel L
Esme S and Edward D
Jenson O and Eden M
Read our minutes by clicking on the links below:
Minutes from our 2019-2020 Sports Council meetings will appear here...
The Work of the Sports Council
Choosing Extra-Curricular Activities
The Sports Council consults with children in every class in order to support the school to offer the extra-curricular activities that the children wish to attend.
During 2017-2018 20 extra-curricular clubs were organised, including CREST Science Award, Create Club, Choir, Art, Scotty's Heroes, Basketball, Balloon Modelling, Yoga, Sand Art, Football, Archery, Orienteering, Aromatherapy, Cooking, Gymnastics, Street Dance, Cheerleading, Magic, Homework and Cross Country. During 2017-2018, an amazing 809 club places were taken up.
During 2018-2019 another 20 extra-curricular clubs were organised, including Football, Lego, Create Club, Cooking, Craft, Gymnastics, Magic, Aromatherapy, CREST Science, Street Dance, Archery, Scotty's Heroes (military missions and exercises!), Basketball, First Aid, Yoga, Choir, Homework, Multi Skills, Cross Country and Cricket.
The Sports Council are always keen to ensure that at least one club offered each day is active and that a wide variety of active clubs are offered across the year:
The Sports Council consulted with children about a holiday club, Scotty's Heroes Military Fitness Club, and this has been very popular!
Sporty Week 2018
Every two years, in the week of Sports Relief, we organise a sporty week. Our aim is to provide some additional sporting experiences for the children in order to promote joining in and enjoying sport. During our last Sporty Week each class had chance to take part in the following:
French Skipping and Playground Games
Sponsored Playground Circuits
Our Sporty Week was also held in remembrance of Mr Siddall, our sports higher level teaching assistant, who did so much to encourage the children’s enjoyment of and engagement in P.E. and Games. The money raised from our sponsored playground circuits was donated to the Eve Merton Trust, a local charity that grants wishes for people living with cancer, and our fundraising was also used to buy more playtime equipment to keep children active at break times.
Click on the first photograph below to view our gallery of photos from the week.
Outdoor Activity Trail
The Sports Council was consulted about the upgrade of our outdoor activity trail and what new equipment we would like to have.
Intra-School Multi-Skills Competition 2019
We worked with Miss Hull to plan and organise our third annual intra-school Multi Skills Competition. Children practised their skills over a number of weeks, recorded their scores and were very keen to improve their personal performances. The final results were announced and certificates presented in our Achievement Assembly for the highest scoring girl and boy, the most improved boy and girl and highest scores for each event.
New Playtime Equipment
We used some of the sports funding given to the school and some of the money from our fund raising during Sporty Week to buy new playtime equipment (bats, balls, skipping ropes, footballs, hula hoops, soft rugby balls etc.) help children to be fit and active at playtime.
The School Council helped Miss Havercroft as we reviewed playtime organisation. We decided to introduce different playground zones over a two week cycle so that all children have the space they need to play different games. Our zones include space for: skipping ropes/music; hard bats and balls; large balls; football; free play; reading and colouring; hula hoops/pompoms and music; scoops and balls; rugby balls; reading and board games. We then surveyed children to see what impact our playtime zones have had. We found that children felt that the new playtime organisation and equipment had improved break times and had enabled children to be more active too!
School Games Award Success
Our Sports Council and Playground Leaders' work to develop P.E. and games, together with the tournaments we have competed in, resulted in Copley Junior achieving the Bronze School Games Award in 2017 and we were reaccredited with the award in July 2019. We are close to achieving Silver so, with a few development steps in mind, this is our aim for 2019-2020.
In Memory of Mr Siddall
The Sports Council helped to organise events in memory of Mr Siddall.
The Siddall Sports Trophy
We decided we should have a trophy in Mr Siddall's memory. The 'Lewis Siddall Sports Trophy' is awarded each year in July to a child in school who has shown exceptional enthusiasm and participation in P.E. and sport and also demonstrates excellent sporting behaviour. Good luck to everyone in school!
Are You Interested in Joining the Sports Council?
Thinking about applying for the role of Sports Council member next year? Have a look at the application form below so that you can be well prepared!