Sport and the Sports Premium
Grange First School has a very proud sporting heritage (not least being the place where Mr. Alan Shearer first kicked a football in a playground!) We recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the wider health and wellbeing of our children. We also believe that a broad, balanced high quality curriculum and extra- curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration and academic achievement.
Our aim is to engage as many of our children as possible in the widest range of physical activities and sports. Our teachers work hard to make sure that all children get at least two hours of high quality Physical Education every week, including a daily Wake Up Shake Up planned and performed by the children. Over 80% of children took part in a festival or competition representing the school in 2015-16. 100% of children in KS2 played for a school team! Well done Grange Sports stars!
From 2014-16 our children also had the opportunity to join in with many extra-curricular sport clubs and activities these included;
In the last year we competed against other teams in the city and the region at swimming, girls’ football, boys’ football, athletics, tennis, gymnastics, dance, rounders, judo, cycling and archery. Staff at Grange also organised the Gosforth Schools’ Cross country championships and the ever popular Grange North Run and physical week.
Over two successful years ever we won the Vive Le Velo cycling competition twice and were second in the region in the Big Pedal. Grange represented Newcastle in regional events for athletics and gymnastics were joint city champions at under 9’s girls' football and won medals at Newcastle Games 500 in cycling, dance, gymnastics, athletics and judo. For the first time we gained a number of medals in the Schools’ swimming gala. Individual children have successes out of school in Irish dance, swimming, rugby, football, karate and a number of other sports led by local clubs.