Competition hots up at specialist sports college

12:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

By Alex Bysouth

COMPETITION is hotting up at a Hartford specialist sports college with a variety of events taking place in the new term.

Students from Hartford Church of England High School have been competing in local, regional and national competitions.

The PE department have even invested in the help of Northwich Rugby Club to prepare their students for the upcoming season, with special sessions every Wednesday.

Students are preparing for the annual dance and gym display where talented performers showcase their ability in gymnastics and dance.

GCSE and BTEC dance students will be performing examination pieces as well as year seven to nine students, who will be performing their pieces at lunchtime and afterschool clubs.

The Handball club has proved very successful with large number of students getting involved and Abigail Blake has been selected for the county squad; the school wish her success in the future in her handball career.

The school has also taken to Twitter, where the PE department can be followed @hartfordpe.

Earlier this month students took part in the National Paralympic Day Get Set Competition, celebrating a number of runners in the final.

The competition invited children and young people, in project teams, to survey their schools and communities and to review how accessible they are for athletes, spectators and volunteers.

On the basis of the evidence gathered the students prepared a presentation in which they suggested improvements that could be made to their schools and communities to make it easier, safer and more accessible for people with disabilities to take part in a high-profile Paralympic sports event.

A school spokesperson said: “The school Olympic Legacy team have completed a great deal of research and their plan involved hosting a Para-triathlon in the local community.

“The entry was judged by the Get Set team which demonstrated a good understanding and genuine desire to improve the accessibility of your community and five members of the team performed fantastically well in London at the HQ of the British Paralympic Association.”

Students selected to take part were Sarah Worsdale, Chloe-Marie Humphries, Olivia Stackhouse,Tom Smallwood and David Corris.

Six schools competed in the final – three from the primary category and three from the secondary category – with Hartford finishing runners up.

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