Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games – third annual report – Summer 2015.

Berrymede Junior School is mentioned for their successful delivery of the School Sport Premium and its links with local clubs to help engage children and address issues in the surrounding area.  The 2 paragraphs that follow are extracted from the report, but for those perons wishing to read the full report, please click here. The report is in pdf format and is 96 pages long so please be aware this might take some time to download, and may not be readable on some devices.

Case Studies – the Primary PE and Sport Premium in Action

Berrymede Junior School, Acton, London

Berrymede Junior School received £9,825 in Primary PE and Sport Premium funding in 2014/15 and has used it to develop Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and healthy break times to combat levels of obesity. It is working with the School of Korean Martial Arts to offer Whitagu (a sport that uses rackets in both hands and is a cross between table tennis and badminton) to all year 3 children and run a club for children in years 5 and 6. Hapkido (a martial art) is offered as an after school club and the school is hosting the first local inter-school competition.

Having established links with Westway Climbing centre and the British Mountaineering Council, Berrymede has trained four members of staff to become rock climbing instructors and incorporated bouldering and rock climbing into the PE curriculum. As well as weekly sessions at Westway, children are able to use the traverse walls at break times and are now competing in the local bouldering competition and the National Youth Climbing Series. Last summer the school sent a group of children away for two nights in Wales to take part in outdoor climbing, mountaineering and abseiling. The children conquered Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

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