Volume 2, Issue 2 Summer Term
Poole High School
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Sports Awards Evening
Inside this issue: On Wednesday 19th May 2010 the PE Depart‐ Other Special Awards went to Bradley Pe
ment held their inaugural Sports Awards Even‐ for ‘Manger of the Year’; the BTEC Na onal
Sports Award 1
ing. students received the ‘Upton Cup’; St. Marys
Middle School was awarded with the ‘Primary
Beach Rugby 2 The Awards evening was a great success with Outreach Award’ and Julie Nadin was award‐
Fes val well over 100 pupils rewarded for their commit‐ ed the ‘Parent of the Year’ Award.
ment, talent and achievements within sport for
Rookie Lifeguard 2 the season. The evening drew to a close with an excellent
Fes val performance by Richard Sams and the A‐level
BTEC Na onal 2 Special guest Murray Walker (OBE) presented dance students and ﬁnally, with a closing
the trophies. With the most pres gious Award speech by the Headteacher Mr Lewis.
Young Ambassa‐ 2 of the evening ‘Sports Personality of the Year’
dors going to the Rugby 1st XV Captain William An‐ Congratula ons to all pupils involved and may
Sports Leader‐ 3 drews. 2011 bring even more success.
ship in Photos
Na onal School 4
BTEC Na onal
during Na onal 4
Na onals Sports 5
Young Peoples 6
Sports Day 6
Olympic Col‐ 6
Athle cs 7
English Schools 7
Year 10 Cricket 7
Marathon Relays 8
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Beach Rugby Festival Rookie Life guard festival
Poole High students George Oliver, Earlier in the term a selec on of year 10 students took part in the ‘Rookie Lifeguard
Ma Spencer, Brad Inwood and Leon and Aquasplash’ training.
Price supported Poole Sport Partner‐
ship’s inaugural Beach Rugby Fes val The training received, enabled the students to deliver a fes val for middle school
based at Sandbanks beach polo stadi‐ pupils across Poole, based at Rossmore Leisure Centre. The fes val comprised of a
um. number of sta ons based in the water. At each sta on the par cipants were taught
life saving skills. The pupils were scored on their achievements and an overall score
The boys, put forward by their club resulted in various prizes . The feedback from the fes val was very good as stated
Lytche Minster, supported the fes ‐ below,
val by assis ng the management of
teams, refereeing and scoring. “I have had some amazing feedback from children and staﬀ about how good the
event was, and how good the students all were, both with the children, and with the
The boys did a great job on the day organisa on of the various ac vi es.” Deborah Wheatley SSCo Parkstone Grammar
and without their support the fes val
would not have been able to go
ahead. They did themselves and the
BTEC National Students Lead the way
BTEC Na onal students have had one of their most busy and chal‐ The fes val used a wide range of facili es at the school includ‐
lenging terms. ing the swimming pool, sports hall, rowing machines and ﬁeld.
This term has seen the students organise and run Olympic
In addi on, the students have supported Na onal School
themed fes vals in St Josephs, St Mary’s, Manorside and Oakdale.
Sports Week in Victoria and Branksome Heath School as well
The students targeted year 6 and 7 students for these fes vals.
as Poole High (more details of this are on page 7).
The fes vals comprised of many diﬀerent Olympic Sports, some
tradi onal and some more unusual. The event was organised on BTEC students also supported the transi on days for the new
a circuit basis so all par cipants could have the opportunity to intake of year 8’s to Poole High and, to end the term oﬀ,
experience a range of Olympic sports during the fes val. helped lead ac vi es during the PE departments Olympic
themed collapsed metable day.
Following the comple on of each school fes val, the BTEC stu‐
dents organised a ﬁnal Olympic Fes val at Poole High School. This
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the students
was to enable those students that experienced the fes val at
for all their hard work this year. Mr Simmons & Mr Lima
their school, the chance to compete against other schools in an
Olympic themed event.
The students received a high level of praise from the schools
a ended and have shown maturity in their organisa on and de‐
velopment over the term.
Young Ambassadors at Poole High
Congratula ons to Ma hew Spencer and Paige Williams who have been selected by Poole School Sports
Partnership to become Silver Young Ambassadors for the school.
The Gold Young Ambassador roles this year have gone to Robyn Gray from St Edwards and Darshni Pandya
from Parkstone Grammar.
Both Paige and Ma will now work closely with Joe Bartle (silver ambassador) and Alex Rea (pla num am‐
bassador) respec vely, in inspiring other young people and raising the awareness of the 2012 Olympic and
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Sports Leadership in Photo’s
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National School Sports Week
Poole High was a ‘hive of ac vity’ over the period of Na onal School Sports week. Under the guidance of Mr Simmons (SSC0)
and with the hard work of Alex Rea, Joe Bartle (School Young Ambassador s) and the BTEC na onal students, many ac vi es
were undertaken by younger students. This created an interest in some slightly diﬀerent Olympic and Paralympic sports.
On the Monday students had the opportunity to take part in Volleyball, Trampoline and Handball sessions during their PE les‐
sons. The sessions were coached by Wessex volleyball players, Luke Rendell, the interna onal trampolinist and Elverton
Moraes, local Handball coach. As a result of this day, and from the interest shown by the students, handball has been added
to the curriculum for next Summer Term.
On the Wednesday and Thursday pupils had the chance to take part in paralympic themed sports in PE lessons. The diﬀerent
sports were led and supported by BTEC Na onal students and Young Ambassadors. Dorset FA also came in to support the two
days. There were 3 paralympic sports on oﬀer ‐ Boccia (sit down bowls), Blind Football and Wheel chair Basketball. Every stu‐
dent who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned to respect Paralypians for their determina on, courage and
hard work that they put into the sports they play.
On the Wednesday we were fortunate to have two students from Victoria School (Dan Cook and Marcus Pidgley pictured with
Alex and Joe on next page) come and support the day which was a great experience for both them and the students that they
worked with. They both commented on the enthusiasm that the students showed towards the new ac vi es.
As the day went on the more compe ve it became, especially with the wheel chair Basketball. Every pupil really tried to en‐
gage in the sport that they were allocated. Even the teachers couldn’t resist trying out the new sports which were on oﬀer!
Overall, the day went down well and all those that took part enjoyed the challenges they faced.
A big thank you to Victoria school who allowed us to burrow equipment to run the day and we now hope to build on this link to
develop further opportuni es for our students.
We now look to next year when Na onal School Sport Week will be from the 27th June 2011. The hope is to make it bigger
and be er next year and to build on the success of this year.
BTEC National Support Schools during National School Sport Week
Following the success of the BTEC students leading spor ng A er the training, students where selected on their a tude
ac vi es at Branksome Heath School, the BTEC Na onal stu‐ and ability in delivering the sport of Boccia. The selected
dents were approached by the middle School to lead sessions students then planned the Boccia event.
during Na onal School Sport week.
The Boccia event involved the whole lower school at Victo‐
The BTEC group went into Branksome Heath School for the day ria School and the Na onal students had a range of disabili‐
and worked with all students in the school. Pupils were oﬀered es to take into considera on in their planning and prepa‐
a range of new ac vi es that they would not have normally had ra on for the day.
an opportunity to do in PE lessons.
The event was a huge success and the par cipants thor‐
The day was a huge success and some staﬀ even thought that oughly enjoyed it, so much so that Victoria school have
the school was actually paying for the opportunity. This was a asked that the tournament be run again next year during
result of the high level of coaching that was being delivered. Na onal School Sport Week.
Earlier in the term all students a ended training at Victoria The students that were selected did themselves and the
school. This was to prepare them to run a Boccia fes val for the school proud. As a result of the day a number of students
lower school students at Victoria Special School. During the are now looking to do work experience in Victoria School
training the students developed an understanding of Boccia and next year.
how to oﬃciate.
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Young Peoples Celebration Event at the Light House.
Following the success of the ‘Youth created and showed a video to
Opportunity Fund’ bid, three BTEC demonstrate what their project had
Na onal Students were invited to pre‐ achieved.
sent their Fitness Suite Project to the
Mayor of Poole and other members of The evening was a great success, with
the council. all visitors blown away with the stu‐
As part of the evening, which was held
at the Lighthouse in Poole, the three Well done guys and thank you from all
students Daniel Spencer, Lauren of the PE Department.
Ma hews and William Grogan‐
Congratula ons to Garland House ‐ this years Sports Day winners.
Well done to both Daisy Lee (Spurrier House), who broke the Girls Year 8 High Jump record with a jump of 1.35m, and Marley
McAllister (Spurrier House), who broke the Year 8 Hurdles record with a me of 12.85secs.
‘Athletes of the Year’ for Year 8 went to Callum Walker (Jolliﬀe House) and for the Girls, Daisy Lee (Spurrier House). For Year 9
the ‘Athletes of the Year’ went to Lauren Mitchell (Thompson House) and Billy Davidge (Spurrier House). Well done to all stu‐
dents involved in the day and thank you to all teachers who helped make the event run smoothly.
Olympic Collapse Time Table Days
A new ini a ve for this year was the introduc on of a themed, collapsed me‐table for all of KS3. The PE department was
grouped with Science , Geography and Music and the theme was the Olympic games. Pupils from both year groups were split
into diﬀerent countries and competed in a variety of diﬀerent Olympic events. Well done to all pupils involved in the three
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This year’s Athle c season saw a real mixture of results. At the TSB Na onal Team Championship, the year 10 boys’ and girls’
squads enjoyed some individual successes, however fell outside of the top two automa c qualifying places. This was the same
for both the Year 8 and 9 squads during the season. Nevertheless, notable performances throughout the season must go to
Daisy Lee (Spurrier House) for gaining a place in the PEDSSA squad, to perform at the Dorset Championships. Also, Callum
Walker (Jolliﬀe House) won the 200m and Connor Holland (Jolliﬀe House) won the triple jump. Both students became PEDSSA
Year 8 Champions.
English School Championship
On Saturday 10th July, Adam Carpenter (year 12) and
Gabrielle Rowsell (Garland House, Year 11) were se‐
lected to represent the Dorset Athle cs squad, at this
years Na onal Championship. This was held at the
Birmingham Alexander Stadium.
Adam, compe ng in the Senior boys category, man‐
aged to ﬁnish an impressive joint fourth place with a
jump of 4m 40cm. Adam s ll has another year in this
age group, so lets hope next year will see Adam go
one step further and achieve a podium ﬁnish.
Gabrielle Rowsell, on the other hand was compe ng
in the Intermediate girls category. Gabrielle ﬁnished
3rd in her heat with a me of 46.2 seconds and was
unfortunate to not reach the ﬁnal.
Congratula ons to both Adam and Gabrielle for their
outstanding achievements this year. We wish them
both the best of luck with the indoor season.
Year 10 Cricket
Over the past twelve weeks the year 10 cricket team has been working very hard to develop young talent (years 8 & 9) to com‐
pete with some of the stronger secondary and private schools in next years County Cup compe on.
In their ﬁrst friendly of the season, Mr Williams’ team entertained Queen Elizabeth School, and in a very ght game were victo‐
rious by 3 wickets with Captain and opening batsman Connor Way playing very well. Second up was Portchester in the County
Twenty20 Vase and another win was secured. Due to a ‘walk over’ in the quarter‐ﬁnals the boys reached their ﬁrst semi ﬁnal at
home against a very strong team from Winton school. Unfortunately, a er a very well contested match the boys narrowly lost
by 4 wickets, even though wicket keeper, Lewis Singleton and all rounder, Billy Walker performed very well keeping PHS in the
game for long periods.
The ﬁnal two games of the season were ‘friendlies’ against Purbeck and St. Edwards School. With a very young side in both
games, year 9 players Joe Selby, Ma Spencer and Charlie Groves performed well. A par cular men on must also go to year 8
starlets, Richard Witherington and Sean St‐Clair Mulley who both made their debuts against St Edwards and looked at ease
against much older and bigger opposi on. Sean, in par cular had a fantas c game and promises much for the future. With an
outstanding ‘16 not out’ and a match winning ‘5 for 12’ he was awarded ‘man of the match’. A notable performance also came
from George Evans who claimed a ‘treble wicket maiden’ in the same innings for PHS.
Poole High School
Marathon Relays 2010
Congratula ons to Masters House for winning this years Marathon Relays. With well over £2600 raised, the Marathon Relays
event proved to be a great success. Thank you to all the students who raised money for the event and to all the teachers who
helped promote and assist with the running of the day.