February 2017


In Wednesday's U13 Girls Basketball festival Belper School's 'pink team' came out on top winning all their games with some outstanding play!
The festival saw 5 teams competing in 5v5 basketball with an opportunity for each to play every other team and practice skills learnt in school in a competitive environment
Belper were followed in the table by Heanor Gate who produced some strong performances to win 3 of their 4 games
Belper's 'blue team' grabbed 3rd place just ahead of Swanwick's Y7's and Swanwick's Y8's

After our second round of Y7 Football fixtures the line up for the semi-finals at the end of the month has been confirmed!
Ecclesbourne go forward as group winners with a consistent performance in both rounds while Belper School finish as runners up and will take on 3rd placed Heanor Gate in the semi's 
Swanwick Hall edged out Ripley Academy to take 4th spot and secure a semi final against Ecclesbourne
The semi-finals, followed by 3rd place playoff and final will be played on Tuesday 28th February at Swanwick Sports College

Twelve teams took part in Thursday's Boccia Plus competition which made for a fantastic atmosphere with some fantastic play and incredibly close matches!
The teams were put into two leagues of 6 with each team playing one another once across a best of 3 ends match. After the final standings had been calculated for each league teams then played off against their corresponding place for an overall position

Belper A just overcame Heanor Gate on points difference to prevail in Thursday's U13 Boys development basketball competition
In an event which was an introduction for many to competitive basketball all the players acquitted themselves extremeley well, the experienced players played in a fair and sportsmanlike manner while encouraging those less experienced to play the game in the correct way

John Flamsteed B and Ecclesbourne A shared the title in our Indoor Rowing Plus event on Tuesday afternoon!
Four teams from the two schools took part in a series of races and challenges to gain points for their team while students were also racing the grab a place on the leaderboard and earn a certificate for coming inside the top 3 girls or boys.
The individual races were 2 minute time challenges with rowers needing the cover the maximum amount of distance possible to earn a place on the board

There was a fantastic atmosphere at John Flamsteed Community School on Tuesday night as four teams battled it out for the two Rowing titles on offer!
Separate competitions for KS3 and KS4 were delivered with students required to compete in a mixture of individual and team relay challenges including both sprint and endurance disciplines
In the KS3 category John Flamsteed A made a strong winning each of the first 3 races and kept up a great level of consistency through the relays to only drop 3 points all evening and take the title with 25 points