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Chance Camp support Allerdale Primary Schools to support Gifted & Talented Pupils

November 24, 2015

Multi Skill/Physical Development Coaches & Sports Event Management

Allerdale Year 5 & 6 Gifted and Talented in PE Support Day

In partnership between Chance Camp & Elite Sport Development a new programme has been established in the Allerdale Borough to identify and support Year 5 & 6 pupils who are showing talent in PE & sport.

Chance Camp Coaches and Primary Schools in the area have identified pupils through their performances in PE lesson and at local level competitive sport.  Many schools have then used the School Sport Premium funding to ensure these can access the opportunity,

On Sunday 22nd November 50 children attended the excellent facilities at Netherhall Community Sports Centre to participate in a talent development day.  The children rotated around 3 different delivery areas,

  1. Sport Testing
  2. Inspirational Talk from international hand ball & water polo player Rafik Tahraoui
  3. Nutritional Workshop

The sport testing was conducted using advanced timing and measurement tools to test children’s, speed, power, reactions and flexibility.  After the event scores are obtained and posted to a secure internet site where the children can highlight strengths and weaknesses and more importantly access a training zone to give ideas/activities on how to improve.

The other two workshops were designed to inspire and motivate the children and parents to lead a healthy lifestyle to support their sporting success and ensure they prepare their body for lifelong involvement.

These events will take place again for this group in March and Aug 2016 to ensure progress is being made.  In between times children are encouraged to improve physical attributes via PE lessons, community sport clubs and Chance Camp and transfer the developments into sporting fixtures.

The long term aim in to support the children and parents on their journey to elite sport.

Feedback from parent

“Great to see the kids getting such a professional level of advice.  Plus they seemed to really enjoy it.” Mike Swain parent of Ollie Swain, Fairfield Primary School.

Feedback from Chance Camp Coach Rob Jefferson

“ It was excellent to be part of a programme which inspires and motivates the children to set a long term target in sport and allow us to offer them professional support. I have learnt a lot today regarding the testing of physical ability”

 “It was an excellent morning, thank-you very much”  Janet Walker, Parent

Schools in support of the event were as follows

Bolton Low Houses, Broughton Primary School, Maryport Juniors, Ewanrigg Juniors, Ashfield Junior School, Derwent Vale Primary School, Dean Primary School, Distington Primary School, Beckstone Primary School, Eaglesfield Paddle School, St Marys Primary School, Allonby Primary School, Seaton Juniors School, Fairfield Primary School and Victoria Junior School.