The Wrekin Old Hall Community Sport Project with four primary schools
We work to increase the number of sports opportunities for children in the borough by organising events and providing free use of our facilities. We liaise closely with the Telford and Wrekin School Sports Partnership (TWSSP) to achieve this and also with Project Ability whose aim is to do the same for children with special needs. We offer bespoke support to our family of four primary schools. So far this has involved organising family sports events, delivering play leader training, teaching alternative sports, advising where required and supporting school sports days. This relationship is building slowly but positively. Wrekin College Year 10 students have been used to deliver a Key Stage 1 sports festival for the family of schools and this is something we would like to make a termly event.
The Wrekin Old Hall Trust funds a part time school sports co-ordinator (SSCo) who ensures the above happens. She liaises with the TWSSP’s School Games Organisers, staff at the host school and local schools and Wrekin College Leisure Centre staff and facilitates, organises and delivers sporting opportunities and competitions. Effective communication with the relevant staff at The Old Hall and Wrekin College ensures booking out of facilities causes minimal disruption.
To organise, support and facilitate sporting opportunities for young people;
To deliver the above to a range of children including those with special needs and disabilities.
To assist with provision of appropriate facilities for the above;
To build positive relationships between state and independent schools.
Critical Factors for Success:
Development of mutual respect between The Old Hall School / Wrekin College and the state.
Provision of sporting opportunities for approximately 250 state school children per term.