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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Following guidance from central government AVSSP will soon be working in partnership with our local schools once again, allowing for staff to return to work and the children of Amber Valley to return to PE & school sport.

However, at this time we are not in a position to resume our holiday camp provision.


Guidance on out of school provision remains ever changing and we are awaiting direction from local leisure centres as to how they can help to accommodate a safe environment.


We are in constant communication with necessary partners and hope to be able to again offer high quality, affordable holiday camp provision very soon.


We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time and encourage you to continue to check www.avssp.co.ukor @ambervalleyssp (Twitter) for further updates.