Sports at Brierley

Sport and physical activity play a prominent part in school life at Brierley and we encourage all of our pupils to take part in extra-curricular sport. Many of our pupils take part in the wide-range of House Cup activities at lunchtimes: football, netball, dodgeball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics and cricket. We are proud members of the Crewe & Nantwich School Sports Partnership and take part in the majority of events on offer. Where possible, we try to enter B and C teams into competitions in order to increase participation and give as many pupils as possible the chance to represent our school. Despite being a relatively small school, we have had lots of success over the past few years, including visits to the Cheshire County Finals in Hockey, Boys Cricket, Girls Cricket and Dodgeball.

We try to make all subjects as active as possible and are committed to providing each child with at least 30 minutes physical activity per day as part of the government’s 60 active minutes per day scheme. This is done through PE lessons, Forest School, active playtimes, active lessons and short activity breaks in between lessons. In addition to this, we introduced the Brierley Mile in September 2020, in which the pupils have 15 minutes to run as far as they can around a 100m track- the aim is to complete at least a mile. The Brierley Mile is run by all year groups on each day of the week except for their PE days.

Every child is invited to take part in our extra-curricular sports clubs and priority is given to those who have not attended previously. All of our clubs are free, as we believe that the opportunity should be accessible to all children. We supplement our school sports offer with the use of external, specialist coaches for sports such as Boxing, Taekwondo, Cricket, Gymnastics, Street Dance and Cheerleading.

We were first awarded the Gold School Games Award in 2016/17 (which we have received this every year since!) which shows our commitment to school sport and our belief in the positive impact sport can have on our children.

 

 

 

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We were delighted to host the Year 4/5/6 Sports Day on Friday 27th May at the Cumberland Arena. Each child took part in an amazing 6 different events- a sprint race, beanbag race, javelin, long jump, relay and the marathon (400m). As well as individual honours on the day, there were also points awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each race, which went towards our House Cup Competition.

 

The Year 4 Boys competition was dominated by Jenson Lindsay (Jodrell) who took gold in every event- including being part of the winning relay team! This was an outstanding individual performance and a feat that has not been achieved before. Other great performances included Micah Kosefobamu representing Anderton (who took one gold and two silvers), Harvey Allen (three bronze medals for Tatton) and Melvin Nicol (who took home one gold and one silver medal for Tatton).

 

The Year 4 Girls competition saw Charlotte Wright (Jodrell) collect four gold medals and a bronze to seal an excellent performance from her. Sarah Saiog (Tatton) won one gold and one silver medal, Millie Jennings won a gold and a bronze medal for Anderton and Summer Ivey secured a silver and a bronze medal for Delamere.

 

In the Year 5 Boys competition it was Harry Poynton (Tatton) who put in a tremendous performance to win four gold medals and a bronze medal. Joshua Blackshaw (Jodrell) did well to win one gold medal and three silver medals, Natan Czuczalow took away a silver and a bronze medal for Tatton and Harry Tasker grabbed two bronze medals to add to Jodrell’s total.

 

In the Year 5 Girls competition, Rubi Masser (representing Anderton) was in superb form as she collected four gold medals, Holly Bloor did fantastically well to win one gold and four silver medals for Anderton and Aimee Taylor (Jodrell) took home one gold, one silver and one bronze medal. Michelle Isiama also managed two bronze medals for Tatton.

 

Our Year 6s were taking part in their final Brierley Sports Day and in the boys competition Darryl Mangisi (Delamere) put in an incredible effort to win four gold medals and one silver medal. Kurtis Delahaye (also Delamere) recorded one gold, one silver and one bronze medal and Mckinley Utting achieved one silver medal and three bronze medals to further add to Tatton’s points tally.

 

The Year 6 Girls competition probably produced the tightest competition, with different winners in four out of the six events. Suzie Faddes (Delamere) won two golds, two silvers and a bronze medal, Lacey Mai Mellor took home a gold, silver and bronze medal for Anderton, Amelia Hughes (Delamere) did well to grab a gold and a silver medal and both Angel Banks-Scott (Jodrell) and Demi Taylor (Tatton) won a gold and a bronze medal.

 

When the points were added up for all of our individual events it was TATTON who were our winners with 38pts. It was extremely close, as runners-up went to Jodrell who scored 37pts and Delamere came 3rd with 36pts. Anderton finished in 4th place with 30pts. Well done to everyone in Tatton who contributed to their house winning and getting the red ribbons proudly hanging on the Sports Day trophy. The trophy was presented to the Tatton House Captains and Vice-Captain: Evie-Rae Kennedy, Mackenzie Roberts and Mckinley Utting.

 

Thank you to all of the children who were the stars of the show and really gave their all in every event. Thank you to the staff who helped to organise different events and helped the morning to run to schedule. Finally, thank you to all of the parents who were able to support the children- it meant a lot to them and it was great to see so many of our Brierley community enjoying the event.

 

Mr Foulkes