Sports and PE
Here at Lacey Gardens Junior School, our Vision is to provide the highest quality PE and School Sport for all children, of all abilities.
We aim to ensure the following outcomes for our children:
- Children who enjoy PE and sport and have confidence to take part. They are keen to engage in PE and Sport and smile a lot!
- Children who are committed to PE and sport and make them a central part of their lives – both in and out of school. They seldom miss PE lessons, remember their kit and get changed on time. They show a desire to improve and achieve to the highest levels in relation to their own abilities and potential.
- Children who understand that PE and sport are an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle. They are physically active.
- Children who know and understand what they are trying to achieve and how to go about doing it. They have the skills and control that they need to take part in PESS. They are challenged and supported to realise their potential. They willingly take part in a range of competitive, creative and challenge-type activities, both as individuals and as part of a team or group.
- Children who develop personal qualities through healthy, physical activity and competitive situations. These include a sense of belonging, team spirit, pride, confidence, fair play, an understanding of the importance of rules and good sportsmanship.
Lacey Gardens Junior School Achieves Youth Sport Trust
Silver Quality Mark
Lacey Gardens Junior School in Louth has been awarded the Youth Sport Trust silver Quality Mark for its commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport at their school. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.
Lacey Gardens has recently represent the Wolds School Sports Partnership at two county final events. In the first event, 22 dancers competed against other regional finalists at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre combining a mix of street, Charleston and tap dancing to take highly creditable 3rd place. In the same week, a team of pupils travelled to Grantham to compete in the county finals for Goalball. Not only did they take 3rd place, but they also scooped the sporting values award after impressing Goalball UK with their teamwork, passion, belief, respect, commitment and determination.
The Quality Mark is a review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised award for the quality of their PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development. Schools are awarded accreditation which reflects their efforts in using PE and school sport to raise achievement across the school.
Mrs Gostelow, PE Co-ordinator at Lacey Gardens said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Silver Quality Mark from the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school. There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils”.
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
“Congratulations to Lacey Gardens for achieving the Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark. Schools which achieve the Quality Mark, share our belief in the value of high quality PE and sport and the positive impact it has on young people’s journey through education.
“PE and school sport helps young people to live healthy and active lives and through it, helps them achieve their personal best in school and life. We are delighted to be working with thousands of schools across the country that recognise the competitive advantage this gives to their pupils.”
Lacey Gardens pupils have lots to look forward to in the coming months, with plans underway for an exciting Sports Week at the end of June, along with local schools tournaments such as rugby, orienteering, rounders and cricket to name a few.
LGJS recently qualified for the Lincolnshire School Games county final in goalball- a captivating inclusive Paralympic game played in silence (as much as possible anyway!), with all participants wearing blindfolds and listening out for a jingling ball.
Our squad of 5 pupils played six matches- winning three, closely losing two and high score drawing one to take a third place position at the end of tournament presentation. Many of you will be aware that the School Games promotes the values of honesty, determination, belief, passion, teamwork and respect. As an added bonus, we were absolutely delighted to be awarded the School Games plaque for upholding these values, and it will now take pride of place amongst our other awards gained recently. #proud
After winning the WSSP tournament in February, twenty-two LGJS dancers competed at the Primary True Motion Dance final, held at the LPAC in Lincoln. The winner from each district (9 in total) performed to an audience of almost 400. With incredibly high standards, the event was a HUGE success. Five judges placed the LGJS routine titled 'Charleston Groove', in 3rd place. An absolutely incredible accolade for our school. Congratulations to all of our dancers! #PROUD
For more photographs, please see our Twitter feed by following us @LGJSLouthPE
Quality Quicksticks Hockey
For a change, it wasn’t freezing cold; it wasn’t raining- and it wasn’t too windy either!
The last day of term saw another of the Sainsbury’s School Games taking place at the London Road astro turf. Four teams of 6 from Years 4 and 6, ‘battled’ against St. Michael’s, North Cockerington and Holton-le-Clay. Young sports leaders from KEVIGS officiated the matches- we even spotted some of our ex-pupils, who are now looking rather grown up!
In the year 3 / 4 matches, Lacey Gardens B achieved 3rd place, with Lacey Gardens A, taking the 2nd place (runners up), and receiving a trophy for ‘Bling Corner’.
In the Year 6 matches, games were close. The A team scooped 5th spot, and the B team 3rd. Great work all round!
As always, we appreciate the support, instruction, organisation and encouragement from the Wolds School Sports Partnership, and extend our thanks to staff and pupils from local secondary schools.
Due to the nights getting dark early, there will be no more hockey club until the Spring term. Instead, we are offering indoor sporting opportunities- look out for the updated lists!
School Partnership Cross Country, 10 October
With school events coming thick and fast, we were delighted to recruit 52 runners to take part in the Wolds School Sports Partnership Cross Country event, held on Monks Dyke Tennyson’s field- very handy that it is just a walk across the road for us!
Four running events showed resilience in a tough field of competition. Adela (Year 4) won the girls Y3/4 run and Elliot (Y6 boys) pulled something fabulous from the bag, dug deeper than even he thought possible and zoomed across the line in 2nd place. There was, of course, some other great running in between!
Louth Athletics Club Schools Cross Country (10th October 2015)
Again, we were lucky with the weather for annual individual cross country event! Almost 50 runners represented Lacey Gardens Junior School and certainly did us proud with fantastic behaviour and some terrific results!
It was certainly a tough course, over varying distances- all of our pupils upheld the School Games values, and our own school values too!
Trophies were awarded to:
- Oliver A 3G Y3 Boys 1st
- Felix N 3G Y3 Boys 2nd
- Adela Mills Y4 Girls 1st
Team prize medals were awarded (and celebrated in assembly) to:
- Y3 Boys: Oliver A, Felix N and Lewis N (1st placed team)
- Y4 Girls: Adela M, Uma M-M and Maggie L (2nd placed team)
- Y5 Girls: Abigail L, Chloe B and Ellie H (3rd placed team)
- Y6 Boys: Elliot N, Finley C and Danny C (2nd placed team)
Louth AC meet on Tuesday and Thursday during summer months, and on Tuesdays only during the winter season. If you are interested in your child joining the Louth Athletics Club, please speak to Mrs Gostelow, who will be able to give you contact names. Please be aware that there may be a waiting list in operation, so it is advisable to make enquiries early.
School Games 7 v 7 Football Tournament (5th October)
Congratulations to our 3 teams of footballers, selected from Year 5 and 6, for the recent football tournament, held at another of our partnership schools, Cordeaux Academy.
On a particularly wet, and soggy Monday morning, 9 teams competed over two leagues. For the final match against local ‘rivals’, St. Michael’s, it was level, with all to play for. Unfortunately the A team lost 4-1 to them, however, we’re delighted to have a runners-up trophy on ‘Bling Corner’!
We are GOLD!
To acknowledge the efforts and sporting achievements of Lacey Gardens Junior School over the 2014-15 academic year, we are absolutely delighted that we have been awarded GOLD status for the School Games Mark! The previous year, we narrowly missed out on gold (by 3%, no less!), for the participation of our pupils in an after-school sporting club. 2014-15 saw a dramatic increase to a whopping 79%!
Here’s to even more sporty success and athletic achievements in 2015-16!