The Avenue Primary is an active member of the Middlesbrough Schools Sports Partnership. We believe in giving our children opportunities to compete against other schools within Middlesbrough. We liaise closely with external agencies to provide enrichment experiences for our children.
Our children have the opportunity to be coached by a national qualified gymnastic coach, during school time and as an after school activity. In recent years, our school has been national champions. We offer after school coaching for both KS1 and KS2 for a number of different sporting activities. We are affiliated with Yorkshire cricket club and take part annually in their chance to shine initiative. This enables us to deliver outside coaching from qualified cricket coaches working for Yorkshire Cricket Club.
The Avenue Primary compete regularly in a number of different sporting competitions. We have competed at cross country, tag rugby, indoor athletics, football, cricket, and basketball. We have seen how sport can raise self-esteem and support children in becoming effective team members.
We are constantly striving to improve the delivery of PE lessons within our school by giving the children opportunities to try different sports. Recent additions to our PE curriculum include curling equipment and the Olympic sport of handball. The profile of sport is further raised by our annual sports week. This includes a competitive sports day and a fun run which parents/guardians often attend in great numbers. During this week, we have further opportunities for children to take part in different events. We have a Paralympian who visits the school and delivers wheelchair basketball to the children, as well as, Yoga, skipping and hula hooping teachers. We also aim for all of our children to reach the national standard of 25m for swimming.
We use our Sports Premium funding effectively. A full overview of our expenditure is on the website.