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Holiday CampsAfter a very successful summer, Amber Valley School Sport Partnership are excited to be running our camps again in October half term. The camps will run from Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October and will be held at Alfreton Leisure Centre and William Gregg VC Leisure Centre (Heanor).

Bookings are now live on our website click here to be taken to the booking form. More information will follow.
We look forward to seeing you all again. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us on Facebook/Twitter @avssp.co.uk or email us at info@avssp.co.uk

Thank you!

 

This summer we were able to run our popular Holiday Camps programme again, 5 weeks of fun activities that we truly missed in 2020. The camps were offered at 4 different sites: Alfreton Leisure Centre, Ripley Junior School, Aldercar High School and William Gregg VC Leisure Centre with support from Mundy Junior School. Each day of the summer saw up to 350 young people aged 5-14 attend a full day of activity.

The days were filled with fun and engaging activities that helped develop children’s skills and character by boosting confidence and forging new relationships through part in sport and activity. Staff from across Amber Valley worked to support AVSSP and did a fantastic job at making sure holiday camps were as fun, safe and inclusive as they could possibly be. Children continuously returned to the camps week after week and were eager to begin their days with us.

Camps benefitted from a range of sports, discos, inflatables, dance, martial arts, arts and crafts, fitness sessions, drama, games, wheelchair sports, obstacle courses, rowing and even swimming with many children being able to swim with their peers for the very first time!

Dodgeball has as ever a big favourite with plenty of competitive sides coming to light with children up against their friends in team sports and challenges. Many of the children showed a massive amount of determination and motivation when getting their team mates involved in the games. Sometimes the coaches would even get involved and let’s just say, we didn’t let the children win on purpose!

 

 

 

 

Identified families across Amber Valley were able to access our camps FREE of charge with lunch, snacks and even transport provided for pupils who may have struggled to access the venues.

We hope everyone who attended our summer camps had a fantastic time and we’re looking forward to seeing you all throughout the coming year.

With COVID-19 forcing us to cancel our ever popular Sportshall Athletics events in the Autumn term AVSSP launched its very first Virtual Competition on 14th September.

Running for two weeks and tasking school staff and AVSSP coaches to deliver four simple athletics based challenges the competition helped bring physical activity to life and instil some competition into school sport once again.

So much so that over 4000 children across Amber Valley got involved, a frankly incredible number we never thought possible! Pupils were scored on Speedbounce, Chest Push, Shuttle Sprint and Track challenges with an average score then allocating to each school for mainstream and SEN/D pupils.

4000 entries meant 4000 certificates, 150 medals, 22 rosettes and countless ‘Spirit of the Games’ awards to help bring the AVSSP competition experience to each school in its own way.

A massive congratulations to every pupil and school who got involved, we can’t wait to see how you do on the next Virtual Competition challenge – Fencing!

 

To view Sportshall Athletics results click here

Amber Valley SSP are proud to launch our new Virtual Competition programme for 2020/21.

Our engaging, easy to use resource packs will help you provide opportunities for your students to be active and healthy while competing!

Simply download the Virtual Competition resource pack below to get started and submit your scores to rshaw@avssp.co.uk

Good luck and have fun!

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