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Wood Green High School, College of Sport, Maths & Computing

Date Added: Thu, 20 Jan 2011

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

Sandwell Indoor Rowing Project

Focus - This case study will focus on the competition element of our project.



2008 league restructured to make it more manageable - based on 'Mini Bus League' principle

  1. Reduces travel time and costs
    • Competitions from year 7-11 contribute to overall league
    • Tied into National competition framework
    • Used for Talent ID
    • No waiting around to compete as in multi year events
    • Provides further opportunities for young leaders who support Competition Manager
  2. Appointment of project co-ordinator funded via Community Coaches Programme County Sport Partnership. 1 day a week to drive project on.
  3. Data from events used by schools e.g in Maths lessons, as part of training programmes for GCSE.

Next Steps

What have we learnt?

  1. Needs someone to drive project authority wide.
  2. Must have named contact in each school.
  3. 'Mini Bus' concept is a way forward.
  4. Involvement has been from a wide range of students, many of which have not participated in any representative school competition/sport/activity before.
  5. DO NOT operate C2 as a bolt on. In Sandwell C2 is integrated into Authority strategy, School SOW, SSP and competition framework.
  6. Support from C2 both online and in person is excellent.

Above All

When young people are introduced to the 'Venue Race Software' (Downloadable and FREE) it provides a real impetus for competition for individuals and teams.

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