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Schools Case Studies

North London Rowshows

Date Added: Thu, 23 Apr 2009

Related tags: Competition, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 3, Intra-school, Inter-school, SEN, Rowshows, Event Ideas, Project Setup


Rowshow Content

The CM's delivered the following within a one-hour session, repeated throughout the school day;


Number per Year

Year WF B E H
7 325 105 188 215
8 441 330 222 439
9 361 227 182 175
10 139 234 145 116
11 171 177 99 94
12/13 10 20 44 9



2421 pupils (54%) were male, 2057 (46%) female
WF = 805 males, 642 females
B = 473 Males, 630 Females
E = 501 Males, 379 Females
H = 642 Males, 406 Females


89 pupils (2%) were SEN.

The Rowshows were delivered in 2 Special Schools, one in Enfield, one in Haringey and these schools results were incorporated within the virtual inter-school leagues.

Competition Pathways

The 'Rowshows' were the start of a pathway of opportunity. Each pupil had the opportunity to compete in;

Gifted and Talented

As part of the presentation, pupils were given an indication as to distances that represented success in their borough and toward the ARA Gold medal standard. Performances that were above the ARA Gold standard were;

Year 7 Boys 531m compared to 510m (Haringey)
Year 8 Boys 847m compared to 810m (Barnet)

Performances close to the ARA Gold standard were;

Year 7 Girls 485m compared to 490m (Enfield)
Year 9 Boys 1122m compared to 1125m (Haringey)
Year 10 Girls 1206m compared to 1275m (Enfield)
Year 11 Boys 1659m compared to 1720m (Waltham Forest)
Year 11 Girls 1489m compared to 1540m (Barnet)
Year 12 Boys 1910m compared to 2000m (Enfield)

Partnership Working

The project was delivered via partnership working with;

The future

Since the project was completed, moves have been made, working with inclusive and active toward improved exit opportunities in clubs. Discussions are underway toward enhancing such opportunities either in GLL centres or through schools working together in offering more equipment and after school clubs.
The project is highly likely to be repeated in 2010.

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