On Friday the 15th of March i hosted an open day for the Youth Sport Trust, a short video of the day can be viewed below, big thanks to all the delegates who attended and the @PEgeeks that helped out.
On the evening of Wednesday the 6th February 2013 I attended the The Youth Sport Trust’s prestigious Innovation Awards ceremony where the trust recognises high quality and inspirational work within schools across the country.
On the night, myself and the department collected the award for Excellent Secondary PE department sponsored by Pulse Fitness from Baroness Sue Campbell CBE. The award recognised the innovative work I have been using and developing within my department, using modern technology to excite, engage and motivate young people in PE and sport,
I have been a member of my department for 18 months and have successfully spearheaded the development and integration of mobile technology, applications, social media and web 2.0 tools within the department and into lessons to enhance teaching and learning, so winning this award was a very proud moment for myself.
Images from the night can be viewed here.
Sky Sports Living For Sport Project
THE CUBE Sky Sports Living for Sport project is a project I have created,designed,resourced and embedded successfully into my teaching and the curriculum at schools I have worked at.
I hoped the project would get the groups working and communicating better through completing problem solving challenges and games. I used the word COCA COLA throughout our project as an acronym. The acronym represents all the skills i hoped the project will improve.
The linked video is the official Sky Sports Living For Sport advertisement involving the students I teach and Jessica Ennis. It was a fantastic day and experience for myself and the students creating the advert and I feel very privileged to be involved with such a fantastic initiative. PE geeks out there get signed up!!
I was privileged enough to be asked to take part in a behind the scenes documentary and to provide the students for the brand new exclusive Sky Sports Living For Sport commercial featuring Jessica Ennis just before Christmas.
The following video is a short behind the scenes look at how the commercial was created, featuring none other than myself and students from Westfield Sports College.
On Wednesday the 9th May 2012, I was invited to showcase the work I have been doing that was identified by the Youth Sports Trust as “Outstanding”. I delivered an ICT in PE session to members of the local authority and teachers from around our region looking at how we can use ICT in PE and in particular mobile technology to enhance our teaching and learning as practitioners.
On February 8th and 9th 2012, I attended the Youth Sports Trust Sports college conference and it was by far the best conference on PE I have attended. The conference contained small workshops, sometimes practical, facilitating lots of innovative practice and ideas to be shared which had actually been used in physical education departments.
It was inspirational to see how other sports colleges were working to increase achievement and attainment as well as address the new national curriculum. As well as how they were using sport to inspire achievement in other curriculum subjects and I came away with many ideas of how we could be doing this in the future.
There were also some really good exhibitions at the conference, including new equipment for use in the playground, courses that could be run with pupils, educational trips to different parts of the country and countries.
On Thursday night we attended the Sports College Gala Dinner and I was in the company of some of our sporting hero’s, who have represented our country and will be doing so at the London Olympics and Para Olympics. We also had the opportunity to see which schools won the innovation awards this year. I think the challenge for me and the department I work in now is to see our school name up on the screens next year as winners of one of the innovation awards. Another proud moment for me on the night was seeing a student who I taught last year win the National Young Persons award.
I think this conference has shown me that there are no boundaries to what can be achieved!