PE

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave us an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport. The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games, and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age.

Sport should be an important part of any school. Great schools have long known that sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with high academic standards.

Primary Schools will receive £7,535 plus £5 per eligible pupil for the year.

At Hawkinge Primary School, in order to continue to raise the profile of PE, we have chosen to invest some of the funding in a programme of development offered by Pent Valley Technology College for Shepway Schools. This package includes access to:

  • training and development over the year,
  • a gifted and talented pupil identification programme,
  • play leader training and
  • the opportunity to be involved in competitive school games.

As part of The Vicus Trust, we have worked closely with The Churchill School in developing a shared curriculum for PE and we have also begun to develop a programme of shared activities linked in with our PE lessons for example in term 1 (2013-2014) Year 5 and 6 children from The Churchill were invited to attend a morning of teambuilding activities led by our pupils. In term 3 Year 5 and 6 children from Hawkinge Primary will be going to The Churchill to perform dances that they have learnt in PE and also watch performances by The Churchill pupils.

Below are documents that can be downloaded to find out more about our PE provision.

School Sports News

Update – October 2016
Below is a lovely message the school received about our pupils from a member of staff at another school:

Hi, I just wanted to drop you a line to comment on your football team’s behaviour at the Shepway football tournament yesterday. Our school played against Hawkinge in the semi-final and after a close match we lost on penalties. At the end of the match all of your boys readily shook hands with the football team and commented enthusiastically on the match, they even shook my hand! Such good sportsmanship, what a credit to Hawkinge School!

Sports Relief
In order to support this year’s Sport Relief campaign we held our very own Hawkinge Primary School Sport Relief Mile. Families came to school on the Saturday morning of Sport Relief weekend and walked, cycled, scootered, ran,and even rollerbladed, a short route that took them twice around The Green and back to school. The event was well supported, despite the terrible rain and hailstorms, and we raised £146!

Clubs
We run several sports clubs at school including football club, table tennis club, a lunchtime activities club and netball club, as well as a variety of dance clubs which include tap, ballet and modern dance. Please see the clubs page for more details.

Football
The school football team is currently competing in the Herald Cup. We have played our first few matches in the group stage and are hoping to progress to the knockouts. Keep an eye on the newsletter for match reports and updates.

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The School Football Team

Read some reports on some recent football matches here:

Hockey
This term (term 4), children in Year 5 and 6 have been learning to play hockey with Dave, a coach from the local Folkestone Optimist Hockey Club. The children have learnt how to hold the stick correctly and the correct position to stand in when playing; they have developed their skills in controlling the ball and how to win the ball and pass. Using the skills they have learnt, small teams representing each Year 5/6 class have taken part in a triangular tournament between two other schools and a hockey festival for local schools held at the Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone.

Read some reports on a recent hockey competition here:

Pictures from this event can be seen in our Picture Gallery.

Jack Green Visit
Team GB Olympian, Jack Green, paid a special visit to Hawkinge Primary School on Friday to talk to pupils about the life of an elite athlete an offered children inspiration advice about how they can follow their dreams.

Jack Green, Olympic 400m Hurdler, is the European U23 Champion and was a key member of the 4x400m team at London 2012 that narrowly missed out on a medal. He has only recently returned from the Rio Olympics representing Great Britain in the 400m hurdles. It was wonderful for children to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be a world class athlete and gave children an honest insight into the highs and lows of being an Olympian.

Jack taught children about the importance of having determination and patience when following your dreams and warned children of the everyday sacrifices an Olympic athlete has to make. He also highlighted to children that if you aspire to reach the top you have to put the hard work in, no matter what goals they have in life.

We were fortunate to have Jack in with us for the whole day, meaning that every child (from Reception to Year 6) got the opportunity to hear Jack’s story, with a question and answer time, followed by a personal coaching session on the field. This included a warm up, a training session refining our hurdling techniques and concluded with some sprint races against Jack himself. Needless to say, nobody was quite fast enough to beat him!

All day, the atmosphere at school was blazing with excitement. The children were fascinated with everything Jack had to say and it was clear that every child was inspired by him. We are incredibly thankful to Jack Green for taking the time to speak to our pupils and are hoping that this will be the start of an exciting year of sport at Hawkinge Primary.

Read some reports on a recent hockey competition here:

Cross Country Run
Click here to read a report on the Cross Country run that some year 5 and 6 children took part in during October 2016.