Sport at Calstock
Sports and physical activity are a key part of the week at Calstock school. We value the strength, confidence and independence that sports, games, and active play bring to our children. PE is a valued part of the curriculum.
Our afterschool clubs (netball, football, athletics, cross country) are well attended, and for some the annual sports day is the highlight of the year! For a small school we (metaphorically) punch above our weight!
We also value the gentler arts, and encourage children to take a rounded perspective on physical activity. We have begun an orienteering club – giving children the skills to explore the fantastic wild spaces on our doorstep.
High Fives Netball
For Key Stage 2 pupils after school in the Autumn and Spring Term. This club, which is well attended, is run by Mrs Liddicott, our sports coach
For all children at lunch times and after school in the Autumn and Spring Term. This club is run by Mrs Liddicott, our sports coach. The football team itself take part in area competitions.
This club is run after school in the Spring Term by our sports coach, Mrs Liddicott.
For all children after school in the Summer Term. This club is run by Mrs Liddicott, our sports coach.
For all children after school in the Summer Term. This club is run by Mrs Liddicott.
For year 1 to year 6 children at lunch times in the Summer Term. This club is run by Mrs Liddicott, our sports coach.
Other clubs and activities
Each day our Playground Leaders – the older children from Class 3 – volunteer to run clubs and activities for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children at lunch time. These include multi-skills and circle games.
Harmonica Club is run for all of the children who wish to attend by Mr Pengelly on a Wednesday lunchtime. The children also get the chance to perform at school events throughtout the year.
Chess Club takes place on a Thursday after school and is run by Mr Jenkins and Mr Hendin. The club is open to all ages.
Lego Club is run by Mrs Copson-Ball on a Tuesday lunchtime and is open to all year groups. The club gives the children the opportunity to express their creative side, to work as a team or on a solo project.
Bananagrams, run by Miss Downing, is a game for any number of players. The children collect lettered squares from the Bunch and make words which can run either horizontally or vertically, reading left to right, or top to bottom. The children play independently and all at the same time. When all the tiles have been used from the Bunch, the winner is the first person to use up all their tiles and to shout Bananas! The club runs on a Tuesday lunchtime.
Parents and the wider community are the key to our success. In recent years parents have helped organise clubs and other activities in basketball, yoga, athletics and many others. If you have a passion for sport you'd like to share or would like to help with our after school clubs please contact Tina Liddicott.
Calstock Netball Team (A)
High Fives Netball League
Calstock A and B team took part in this event and a fun time was had by all. After losing only one match all season, the A team finished as runners up.
Calstock Netball Team (B)
The B team played very well and received Spirit of the Games, Self Belief certificates.
Well done to all the children who took part. Thank you to the parents who helped with transport and to the staff who organised and co-ordinated this event.
Zero Gravity Gymnastics Festival
Mrs Liddicott kindly organised for a selection of pupils, of different ages, to attend this event. The aim of Zero Gravity is to provide, teach and actively encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, imagination, confidence, fundamental skills and self-belief. The event helps children to realise that there is more to sport than just exercise.
The children had a fantastic day. A big thank you to Mrs Liddicott and to Mrs Oxenham who helped transport the children to this event.
East Cornwall Kwik Cricket Tournament
On Tuesday 8th May, the cricket teams travelled to Launceston for the Kwik Cricket Tournament.
All the children played very well and showed how much they had improved over the season so far.
The girls won all of their matches and are now off to the County Finals in Redruth.
The boys, who played some very close games, came joint 2nd.
Well done to all the children who took part. We are very proud of you for showing good sportsmanship, determination and for working well as part of a team.
A big thank you to all the parents who helped transport the children to this event and for the staff who attended and organised it.
Calstock School Football Team
The football team have had a very good season and have developed well as a team. They have improved their football and communication skills and have shown good sportsmanship at all the events attended. Well done.
A big thank you to all the parents who have helped transport and support the children at these events and to Mrs Liddicott for organising everything.
After half term children from KS1 and KS2 will be travelling to Callington Community College for an Arena Athletics event. The event is organised each year by Julie Ponting and her team to encourage children to take part in different athlecic disciplines. In P.E. lessons the children have been taking part in track and field events in preparation.
This promises to be a fantastic day for all the children. Lets hope the sun shines.
On Monday 25th June, the children of Calstock School took part in the Small Schools' section of Area Sports. All of the children did very well despite the very hot weather.
There were some great results with Calstock coming first in the obstacle relay, the shuttle races and the girls long jump. There were several other seconds and thirds as well. This gave us an overall position of first place. The children were presented with a shield for the small schools' section.
Thank you to Mrs Liddicott for organising this event, Miss Evans for helping on the evening and all the parents who came along to support and transport the children.
A fun evening was had by all.