The first ever JCoSS Sports Week started on Monday 15th July. The PE department were extremely excited to see the wonderful sporting talent that JCoSS has to offer and provide some amazing opportunities for the students.
Monday 15th July – All of the netball players from this year were treated to a surprise for all of their effort representing JCoSS this year. Razia Quashie, who plays for Hertfordshire Mavericks in the Netball Super league and has 6 caps for England, ran a training session for the students and then held a Q & A session about her pathway into the
England team. Afterwards Razia kindly umpired the staff v students netball match, which the students clearly inspired by Razia’s talk went on to narrowly win.
Tuesday 16th July – Inter-form competitions started with year 7. Each student represented their form in either football, netball, handball or table tennis. Year 7 showed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship during the tournament and the results were extremely close, with Winston narrowly winning overall. All of the points from Inter-form across the week will be added up to give the overall inter-form winner which will be announced on the final day of term.
At lunch-time a number of students were present for a Sports Psychology lecture, hosted by Nikki Crawley who is currently in the process of completing her doctorate. Nikki has worked with Fulham football club and is currently working with the GB Paralympic archery team. Nikki gave the students an insight into her pathway for her current role and more information about what the role entails.
Wednesday 17th July – Sports day was finally here and the weather was fantastic! The PE department launched the new JCoSS Sports day format to much aplomb. Students and staff came together to compete and support their house in the pursuit of victory. The day was split over two sites with half of the school competing in athletics events at Lee Valley and half competing at JCoSS in a number of team games and a Question of Sport quiz. There was even time at lunch for the teachers to get their own back after the earlier netball loss in the week to win the tug of war competition. Thank you to both staff and students for making the day so much fun for all involved. However the results are currently being kept confidential until the end of term!
Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th July – A fun and competitive Year 8 and Year 9 inter-form competition took place over the two days as well as a really interesting and inspiring Sports Science lecture from Daniel Taylor, a current Sport Scientist at Cambridge Football Club.