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Horsham District Sports Development & Farlington Partnership

Ongoing partnership to provide use of Farlington’s sports facilities to enable HDS to organise and host sport festivals for pupils from local primary schools.

Aims

Horsham District Sports are able to use sports facilities at Farlington that are not available at local primary schools to enable multi-school sports events such as their annual Dodgeball and Basketball festivals. Farlington staff and pupils also run one multi-sport event with school groups recruited by Horsham District Sports.

Background

The partnership between HDS and Farlington School has been established for approximately two years.

Resources

Farlington’s gymnasium and astro-turf, along with onsite parking and facilities are used by HDS staff along with staff, pupils and parents from local primary schools for HDS led sports events involving KS2 pupils. Farlington staff and pupils also run one multi-sport event for Year 2 pupils with school groups recruited by Horsham District Sports. 

Impact

Use of Farlington’s facilities and specialist teachers enables sports activities for primary pupils who may not have otherwise experienced them.

Pupil Involvement

HDS led Basketball and Dodgeball festivals involve pupils in KS2 (aged 7-11). Farlington's annual multisport event for Year 2 pupils is led by Year 10 pupils from Farlington under instruction from Farlington's specialist PE teachers.

Frequency

Three annual sports festivals.