ITL 17 06.02.2012

In The Loop  17

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Please find attached information regarding free coaching and opportunities offered by the new partnership book now to avoid disappointment. Menu of Opportunities


New competition for primary schools! Primary Cyclo-cross competition- Please see following link for further information; Primary Cyclo-cross Competition, winners to represent Plymouth in county final!


Plympton and Lipson HOCKEY competition- please enter Via the website using the following link;, also see the following link for further information;


Devonport Swimming  Royal Junior Team Challenge 2012- This event will be held at Central Park Swimming Pool on Monday 5th  March 2012 commencing at 7:15pm- For further details please see the following; Devonport Royal Junior Team Swimming


For all those interested in Basketball – The Little Foxes league! For further information please click on this link; Little Foxes League


NEW!!! RAIDERS BASKETBALL ACADEMY AT ALL SAINTS. This is open to any Year 5 and/or Year 6 students; please see the following link; Primary Basketball


NETBALL OPPORTUNITIES- Please see following link; Plymouth and West Devon Netball League Detail


PRIMARY -GYM MATS- FREE TO A GOOD HOME!! 4 blue crash mats, 1.5m x 2.5m. Fairly good condition. Passed safety checks in 2011. Please contact Chris Vinson atHyde Park if interested - Tel. 225314

Primary Badminton.

If your primary school is interested in being involved in a primary badminton festival to be held at DHSB please contact

 [email protected]  ASAP so that the date and structure can be formulated and schools informed of the details.





IMPORTANT!: Please find attached information regarding free coaching and opportunities offered by the new partnership. Book now to avoid disappointment. Menu of Opportunities


Devon School Games; please see the following links for more information; Devon School Games LOCCultural Competitions. Please can we have nominations ASAP for the cultural element of the competition. This information should be passed to Rob Wright; [email protected] , Mike Carpenter; [email protected]  or Robyn; [email protected]

KS3 Resources now Available- see following links for details;  KS3 Resource Promo & Resource Request Form


Secondary Competition update;


IMPORTANT-POINTS ALLOCATED-Some of the schools are saying that if they are playing a weak side, they put their weaker players on so that it is more fun for everyone.  Therefore, they would get fewer points than if they had put their stronger side on.  If we go for points difference to decide the league, this will stop this happening and will eventually discourage the weaker teams from entering. How about if it is a draw, we go to the result of the actual match between those 2 schools. If it is 3- way tie the points against will be used to determine the winners.


Basketball Updates;

Please note: Year 10 Basketball  SDCC are no longer able to field a team for the Year 10 Basketball if any schools would like to take their place please let Robyn know ASAP  [email protected] 

PLEASE NOTE: Torbridge High are unable to put together a team to take part in the Year 8 centre venue basketball.

PLEASE NOTE: Plymouth College have replaced Plymstock in the U19 Boys Basketball League

The Year 10, 11 and U19 Basketball are due to all be finished by 3 February.  This is probably not a realistic target looking at the number of games still to be played. We have now moved the completion date back to 16 March to give schools more time to arrange their matches. This will mean that the finals may not be played at Plymouth Pavilions now as the original date for this was 12 February.  Jay Marriott will discuss arrangements for the Finals with the top 2 teams on 16 March. All the details about the matches to be played, results and latest tables for all age groups can be found by clicking on the following link and opening the Excel folder 'Basketball Fixtures and Results' .Any problems/questions please contact Helen Smith on [email protected]


Hockey Updates; 

PLEASE NOTE: U13BOYS HOCKEY-All games for the 18th Jan are cancelled as Lipson has an AMD day. Staff from the visiting schools agreed that the matches are moved to the 8th Feb.

PLEASE NOTE: Hele's have had to pull out of the U13 boys hockey Competition to be replaced byPlymouthCollege. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Badminton Updates;

PLEASE NOTE: Coombe Dean Under 19s Boys have pulled out of the Competition and are no longer competing in this league.

PLEASE NOTE: Hele's have pulled out of the U19 Girls Badminton Competition. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

HIGH IMPORTANCE- After many changes to the Girls Badminton Competition, we would like to thank Jason at Heles for agreeing to host the event. All games ( U14, U16 & U19) will be played on the 8th February @ Heles. For fixture details please see Badminton in Secondary Competitions. All schools taking part in this event have been emails all details.

Volleyball  Updates;

PLEASE NOTE-The date for the U13 Plymouth Volleyball championships has moved from the 28th March to the 1st Feb 2012 to bring it in line with the county volleyball final on the 7th March.

Change 4 Life Volleyball Please see information following from Volleyball England; Volleyball Devon County- School Clubs,Volleyball Devon County- Accredited Clubs,Volley Ball Change for Life Courses.


Tag Rugby

Girls Tag; Please see the following link for the U13 Girls Tag Rugby RulesU13 Girls Tag Rugby Rules. Please sign your teams up on the PSSP Website – Tuesday the 7th Feb The top 4 teams for the  Level 2 U13 Girls Tag Rugby will representPlymouth at the county final in Paignton on the 7 March.


All information regarding the Boys West Devon U13 Rugby Festival can be found by clicking on the following link; West Devon U13 Rugby Festival

Additional SEN / Special School Events

Please see previous Newsletters for all SEN events/competitions



After months of negotiations with the new Plymouth Half Marathon Company I am please to announce that this year's event will take place on Sunday 3rd June.This year's event will see a whole new course following the starting mile of the new Plymouth half marathon course and maps for this will come out to you after we have received your entry. Please see the following links for details and the entry form; Plymouth Half Marathon & Plymouth Half Marathon Entry

Teachers will now receive free places for the schools challenge if helping out with their teams

Please also see the following links for further information; Free Teacher Courses,EA Teachers


Course Menu

Course Booking Form

Resource Request Form

 England Basketball-  The Cup Finals Return to Sheffield!- Please click on the following link to find out more; The Cup Finals Return to Sheffield- Basketbal


PLEASE NOTE-Amendment to Devon RO Newsletter, Dec 2011: NO STRINGS Badminton at Tavistock Community Sports Centre runs on a Sunday morning from 10am-12pm, not 9.30-11am.


ENGLAND NETBALL- For further information about opportunities please see the following link;

HIGH 5 NETBALL- For all available resource please see below, we will look forward to seeing you all;


High 5 Rules 2011-2012

H5 Certificates

H5 Result Sheet

High 5 Rotation sheets

High 5 Registration Form

High 5 Team confirmation letter

High 5 Order of Play

High 5 Team sheet

High 5 Guide School Games

High 5 Tournament Score Cards


 DEVON SCHOOLS VOLLEYBALL OPPORTUNITIES: For more information please follow the links; Devon Schools Volleyball Entry & Devon Schools Volleyball Rules


UCP Marjon Sport - West Region Schools Indoor Rowing Championships 2012. Please see the following links for event and entry details;UCP Marjon Schools Indoor Entry Details & Regional Schools Indoor Championships

Plymouth Marjons Sports Club, range of activities for all ages, Sunday 12th February 2012 – 10am-2pm

FREE Family fun! For more information please see the following link; Sports Club Open Day Flyer & Sports Club Open Day Letter


Plymouth Schools Cheerleading Competition -  All years primary and secondary and all abilities welcome.

28th march 2012 @ DHSG

To enter your time please click on the link below  and print or ready the attached important documents;

Plymouth 2012 Games for further information please see the links; Plymouth 2012 Games and Plymouth Games Leaflet

Safe Practice for the School Games Guidance for Local Organising Committees and Schools

September 2011. For more information please see the following link; School Games H S Resource


Devon Schools Golf, exciting new opportunities have arisen, please find the following links; Devon School Games Golf Entry Info and Devon Schools Golf Entry Form







More Information please see the following link; YLA Advertisement


Leaders Academy Interest Form, If you would like to get Involved, please see the following link; Nomination of interest from clubs


DEVON SCHOOLS’ TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION ,INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS,The championships will be held on Thursday 23rd February 2012 commencing at 10.00am. For more information please see link; DSTTA Individual Champs Entry


New Opportunity- Junior New Bowls Group at the Life Centre. For more information see the following link; Plymouth Indoor Bowls


PLEASE NOTE: PLYMOUTH INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS 8TH FEB 2012.   ALL ENTRIES NOW CLOSED; we have 301 senior and 240 primary students taking part. This looks to be the largest entry in 7 years well done to all who have entered. Please do not enter Plymstock School between 11.- 11.20am as the gate will be closed due to break time. If you have not sent your team named lists in please do so before 11.59 Monday 6th March. Remember “Push hard stroke long and no splashing”


Upcoming Events

SDCC Year 1&2 Football Festival

Date: 2nd June 2020
Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PSSP Steering Group Meeting

Date: 3rd June 2020
Time: 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM

**Level 2 Mini-Red Tennis**

Date: 3rd June 2020
Time: 15:30 PM - 17:30 PM

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