In The Loop 30 SECONDARY

In The Loop 30 SECONDARY

Week Beginning 28th  May 2012

This newsletter will be sent to all subscribing schools on a weekly basis to aid communication and prevent a multitude of emails flying around in the ether!

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


Reminder of events happening soon

30th MAY- Year 7 CV Cricket Reserve Date

31st MAY- Year 7 CV Cricket



DHSB have had to withdraw from the U13 Tennis competition, apologises for any inconvenience caused. They will still take part in the Under 15 competition starting next Thursday.

Ridgeway  have had to withdraw from the Year 9 Cricket, apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Plymstock will be withdrawing their Yr 7 and 8 teams Cricket. Apologises to all concerned.

Marine Academy would like to apologies for any confusion, but they are unable to attend ANY of the Rounder's fixtures.


West Devon Athletics 2012.  URGENTTIC Athletics.  

There is one more procedure to go through now so that the students selected are given time to prepare fully for the Devon Schools Athletics Championships held in Exeter on 16th June 2012

It is imperative that your students know that, firstly they are selected and secondly, they know what to do next!   With this in mind please do the following:   Review the following spread sheet; West Devon Athletics Entry (there are 6 tabs covering all the age groups) and gather all the names of your students selected. 

 Then complete a letter, using the following link; West Devon Athletics Letter for  each of them, making sure you have added there name and the events they are selected for.  

Please ensure that ALL of your students have received this letter by Wednesday 30 May so that they have time to reply before half term.    


Additional SEN / Special School Events

SEN events and festivals continue to go well across our partnership schools.

Students have enjoyed a variety of regular competitions this year-including rowing, basketball, football and boccia.

In addition to good support from the special schools, increasing numbers of mainstream primary and secondary schools are becoming involved and are using the events to enhance sporting provision. 

We are looking forward to a busy term of events and opportunities for all students with SEN and would invite all schools to become involved.  Please refer to the calendar of events for details of this term’s opportunities.




 New Level 3 funding award-Due to the continued support from the department for transport (Dft) we are delighted to be able to offer all students in you school between Year’s 7 to 9 the chance to undertake free level 3 Bikeability training. For all further information, please see the following link; Bikeability Level 3


Additional Opportunities

3 V 3 Basketball Trials- This event is the trial for the Devon Games to Inspire.The top 2 teams will represent Plymouth at the Devon Games To Inspire on Saturday 30th June at Okehampton. There will be one age group open to School Years 9, 10 & 11.Each squad should consist of a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 5.  Teams cannot take the court with less than 2 players. Please see the following link for more information; 3 V 3 Basketball Trials

ENGLAND TALENT DAYS-- Could you be a Paralympic Footballer? The FA are looking for potential Great Britain Paralympic or England International footballers of the future - Devon County FA would like to hear from players age 10-18 who may be eligible in the following categories: Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impaired, Partially Sighted, Amputee, or Learning Disability. For Further information please see the following link; England Talent Days

Ever wanted to try Ice Hockey? Now's your chance!'s free! Come along and take part in a free training session with qualified coaches and then compete against other secondary schools. All kit and equipment will be provided. This event is open to Year 7 & 8 students, girls and boys. Maximum of 8 in a team (as many teams as you want).For further information please contact Claire Crowther at [email protected] .This event can be found on the calendar on 15th June 2012.


Triathlon/Aquathlon Trials-These will now be held on the same day- 14th June from 4-5.30pm at All Saints Academy.

The Triathlon is open to Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and is for any boys/girls who live/go to school in Plymouth who are not County standard in any of the 3 disciplines. It is the trial for the Devon Games to Inspire which is held on 30th June.  Schools will not be expected to take winning teams to the DGTI- this is organised by the Sports Development Unit.

For further information on both events see the following; Triathlon

The Aquathlon is a swim/run for Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and is for your top athletes/swimmers or anyone who would like to be considered.  Two teams will go through to compete in the Summer Games on 6th July

For further information on both events see the following; Aquathlon


2012/13 Netball Satellite Academy-West Devon Netball Association is again running a Satellite Netball Academy in the area with initial screening and training at the Plymouth Life Centre. Screening date is as follows: Tuesday 19th June 2012, Time: 7pm - 9pm Registration from 6.30pm,Venue: The Sports Hall, Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth- Eligibility - School Years 6, 7, 8 and 9. For

All other information please see the following links;

2012/13 Satellite Academy Application 2012-13 Trail Information 2012-13 Medical Consent Form 2012-13 Entry Form


Devon FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence 2012-13 Trial- For further information please see the following link;  Trial Nomination Form Devon FA & Devon FA Girls  or please call Matt on 01626 325919 or email [email protected]


DEVON SUMMER ABILITY GAMES- The format for the games has changed slightly. There will be six sports available with an element of competition. These are: Boccia, Football, Cricket, Inclusive Zone Basketball, Indoor Rowing, and Tennis. Individuals can be entered in some sports; the Sport Coordinator will put the teams together at the start of the session if needed (see sport details). There will be four taster sports available, these will be: Table Cricket, Frisbee Golf, Cycling and New Age Curling. The climbing wall will also be available throughout the day. There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each will be 1.5 hours long. This event will be held at the University College Marjon on Wednesday 27th June 2012. Please see the following links; DEVON SUMMER ABILITY GAMES Event Manual , Devon Summer Ability Games Info Pack , DEVON SUMMER ABILITY GAMES Entry Form & DEVON SUMMER ABILITY GAMES Letter


The Plymouth and District Junior Netball League (PDJNL), which will be starting up again for the new season in September at the Plymouth Life Centre on Monday evenings between 5pm and 7pm. The following activities you can take part in;

  • Under 12’s          Year 7 and below, girls
  • Under 13’s          Year 8 and below, girls
  • Under 14’s          Year 9 and below, girls
  • Under 16’s          Year 11 and below, girls.


NETBALL COACHING WITH DENIS ELLIS- Wednesday 13th June 6pm-9pm @ UCP Marjon.Workshop to Include: Practical observation of individual and team skill practices in relation to principles of Attacking Play leading to through Court/ Centre pass Options. Cost: £20- for more information see the following link;Netball with Denise Ellis



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

TOP Sportsability Training -Do you need support to teach fully inclusive PE? Are you meeting the needs of every single child at your school? 

With the increased focus on the attainment and progress of sub groups highlighted by the new OFSTED framework it is more important than ever that learning is differentiated effectively. TOP Sportsability training can be provided by the School Sport Partnership in directed time for your whole staff or department in a 2 hour staff meeting.   This inclusive activities programme provides teachers and adults supporting learning with more ways of including young people with disabilities in physical education, particularly those who have higher support needs. It also creates a medium for the integration of young disabled and non-disabled people and provides an introduction to competitive disability sport. TOP Sportsability consists of an easy to use interactive online resource, tutor and deliverer training and basic equipment which can be loaned from the School Sport Partnership. If you want to find out more or book CPD, which is free to schools that are members of the Plymouth School Sport Partnership please contact Rob Wright [email protected]  


Water Safety Awareness Week -The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) launched their first Water Safety Awareness Week last year, and following its success, they have decided to go ahead with it again this year from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th June 2012. For further information please see the following link; Water Safety Awareness Week

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Date: 21st April 2021
Time: 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Date: 28th April 2021
Time: 13:00 PM - 16:00 PM

**Level 2 Year 5/6 Quadkids Reserve**

Date: 5th May 2021
Time: 13:00 PM - 16:00 PM

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