5×60 Newsletter – Jan/Feb 2014

5×60 Sessions

Numbers increasing as the terms go on, activities available were Basketball, Badminton, Indoor Hockey, Handball, Powys Dance and Table Tennis, all have been well attended from all age groups. Timetables of what is on during the week are displayed in the PE department and sent to all students via email, again if you need a hard copy let me know.

Ambassador Update

New Silver Ambassadors Megan Rowland and Emily Brooks will now work with Steering Gold Ambassador Heather Francis.

Heather, Megan and Emily attended a successful YA training day on Friday 7th February at Llandod Pavilion, were they grouped up with all other Powys Young Ambassadors to list and create ideas to take back to school to increase participation levels, future Commonwealth Game plans as well as representing school with professionalism and confidence. Well done all for an excellent day with some hard work put in, also guest speaker Christian Malcolm turned up and gave a inspiring and motivating speech into his sporting career.

5×60 South East Wales Badminton  Runners up…

Seren was replaced by Hannah Vain at last minute and all four did Crickhowell High School and themselves proud.

Molly and Emily easily won their singles in two straight games. Sadly the other team won the doubles but our four put up a very strong fight. Ellie played with Hannah  then Molly played with Ellie followed by Emily playing with Hannah.

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Badminton Wales Stated ‘There were some terrific matches in the South West Final of the Schools 5 x 60 competition at Llanelli Leisure Centre. There were no less than ten three set matches throughout the tournament, demonstrating some very evenly matched talents and anxious moments for watching team mates.

In the Year 9 & 10 Girls Final, Crickhowell got off to the best possible start by winning both singles matches but the Cymer Afon girls came back strongly to take all three of the doubles matches and the gold medals.

In the Year 9 &10 Boys Final, it was Llandrindod who got off to winning ways with both singles matches but they were also able to take control of the doubles with Cwmtawe taking one consolation match as they went down 4-1’

Events to look forward to…….

5×60 Dance sessions started last week of term to work towards a performance for the Dance Festival at Theatre Brycheiniog on Saturday 12th April, this is open to year 7-11. School can enter more than one team, 5×60 hoodies will be included (commitment is essential for practice sessions)

South Wales U14/U16 Boys Hockey Tournament due to take place on Wednesday 19th March (U16) and Friday 28th March (U14)

National 7 aside Girls Rugby Tournament U14/U18 due to take place in Llanelli on Thursday 20th March

Basketball Tournament to be planned in April waiting for a date

Sports Awards Friday 7th March at Llandod Pavilion, Heather Francis has been nominated from Crickhowell high school, well done Heather.

5×60 Easter Events

Horse Riding at Llangorse Riding Centre Friday 25th April, please get in contact for more information.

Kayaking/sailing taster session Wednesday 23rd April, please get in contact for more information.

Closing date for booking on to these activities Friday 21st March.

5×60 Voucher Scheme

40 sessions or 40 leadership session will give you a free voucher to enjoy and take part in the Easter activities free of charge, a great incentive for pupils to work towards just from getting involved in school activities to then have the opportunity to try a new and different activity that we cannot access in school.

Primary Indoor Athletics Event

Crickhowell High School students, active leaders and volunteers showcased an Indoor Athletics event for the primary clusters schools on Tuesday 4th February with over 120 primary school children having ago at many different athletic events from  vertical jump to quick place speed bounce.  Brecon Athletics club poster attached if pupils are interested in getting involved.

Multi Sport Camp Thursday 27th February 10am-3pm at Crickhowells Sports Centre.

For students who would like to have a go at something different during, after school, weekends or school holidays, please get in contact and we can set a club up. It could be from a surfing weekend down the Gower, climbing at Llangorse rope centre to nature walks in the local area. Volunteering, leading, becoming active sports coaches within school/at a local club or to gain coaching qualifications please get in contact, more experience you gain now can offer  more opportunities within the future, if it is for Duke of Ed, Welsh Bacc or general volunteering.

Many thanks to all staff  involved with events, transport arrangements and cover much appreciated.

Many Thanks
Nicola Jones Community Sports Development Officer (5×60)