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Sports

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Sports

We offer a variety of Sports Enrichment clubs on a weekly timetable including lunch time and after school to give pupils the opportunity to stay active and take part in new activities or continue to participate in those activities that they enjoy doing. By taking part in sport in school pupils are able to communicate and build friendship groups across different years, learn how to work as a team, be a positive leader and work well in a competitive environment playing against other schools.

Alongside sports clubs Team PE run a variety of events in and out of the school day, we have taken pupils to watch professional sports performances including Manchester United matches, Aston Villa matches, Wasps Rugby matches, British Basketball League finals and watching cricket at Edgbaston.

 

Year 8 Rugby Trip - Wasps v Gloucester 

On Saturday 12 Year 8 students attended Wasps V Gloucester Premiership rugby game. As well as witnessing a 39-22 win for Wasps they also got to form part of the guard of honour for the players running onto the pitch.

 

 Year 7 and 8 Football tournament 

Well done to all who took part, medals were given to the winners. Look out for the next tournaments coming up and get involved.

         

         

 

 Year 9 and 10 Table Tennis Tournament 

 

 

Old Trafford Football Stadium Trip 

44 lucky students had the opportunity to go to see Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford Football Stadium as a reward for their extra-curricular participation and behaviour around school. This for most of the students was their first ever football game they had seen live at a football stadium and a most memorable experience they received with Manchester United winning 4-0.

With more trips planned for extra-curricular participation, if you want to be selected for the next reward trip, come along to some PE extra-curricular clubs and be part of it.   

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 Wembley Trip 

11 pupils went to see England v Germany Women’s football game at Wembley Stadium. This was their first football game they have been to see and what an experience they had. Please have a look at some of the photos below.

 

Manchester United Visit (KS3 & KS4)

Manchester United Visit

 

 Basketball League Finals (KS3 & KS4)

Basketball League Finals

 

Aston Villa Visit (KS3 & KS4)

Aston Villa Visit

 

Edgbaston Visit (KS3 & KS4)

Edgbaston Visit

 

Table Tennis Tournament

Year 7 and 8 students have competed in an inter-form table tennis competition organised by Team PE. Over the two competitions, students showed fantastic table tennis skills that they have learnt and practiced in their lessons.

There was a great competitive spirit throughout with some very close matches but both winners and losers accepting the result gracefully. The tournament winners in Year 7 were 7E2 and the winners in Year 8 were 8E3!

The tournament was supported by the newly appointed Games Makers in each year group. These Games Makers were crucial to the smooth running of the tournament as they umpired and recorded the score for each game. There will be many more inter-form competitions for all year groups throughout the year.

 

 

 

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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh (KS4)

Hodge Hill College is a fully licenced centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Edinburgh Award consists of 4 sections – Physical, Volunteering, Skill and Expedition. The expedition section is set up and run by the school and we have been to a variety of areas such as Long Mynd, Peak District, Brown Clee and Wyre Forest. We currently offer pupils the opportunity to take part in the Bronze Award in years 9 and 10.

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night

Pupils also have to complete 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised award and helps our pupils stand out from the crowd at college, university and job interviews along with giving the pupils pathways into helping within their local community and encouraging and rewarding pupils for learning new skills and staying physically active. If you would like to found out more about the D of E please contact Miss Palfrey in PE.

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France

France (KS3)

We run a residential trip every year and have found the France trip where the pupils are based at an outdoor activity centre completing a variety of activities such as high ropes, kayaking, archery, rock climbing to name just a few has proven to be very popular. There is also the added bonus of having a day at Disneyland Paris, which is really magical and the pupils thoroughly enjoy. This trip allows pupils to experience not only the French culture but also learn some key independent skills as for many this is the first time they have been away from home.

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Long Mynd & Wales

Long Mynd (KS3)

A number of pupils within year 7 will be selected to take part in the Long Mynd walk – where pupils walk up and over the Long Mynd in Shropshire. This 10 mile walk allows pupils to accomplish a real challenge and develop a true spirit of adventure. This is a great way for pupils to get to know people outside of their friendship groups and develop resilience and teamwork skills. This trip allows pupils to see and experience the true beauty of the countryside and pupils feel a real sense of accomplishment and achievement on completion of the walk.

 

 

 Wales (KS3)

We have also run a residential trip to Snowdonia in Wales, where the pupils took part in a Bear Grylls adventure week. Pupils were rock climbing up real rock faces, conquering mountains some of which had snow covered peaks, pot holing/mining in some of the most amazing caves and mines to name just a few. This trip is not for the faint hearted and builds self-confidence, resilience and team work skills more than any other trip we offer.

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Sports Leadership

Pupils also get the opportunity to participate in sports leadership courses which leads on to running events with the local sports partnership at primary school events such as indoor athletics. This gives pupils a fantastic opportunity to develop confidence, communication and working as part of a team.

 

Sports Leaders Attend Step into Sport

12 of the Year 9 Sports Leaders attended the Step Into Sport 2020 day hosted at Nechell’s Leisure Centre. The aim of the day was for students to develop their leadership skills, to design games and activities that can be used in school. There was also a particular focus on making sure that all activities were inclusive for those who have disabilities.

All the students applied themselves well and were keen to engage in all activities. It was particularly pleasing to see students showing characteristics from Hodge Hill’s CARE brand by motivating others to achieve, respecting students from other schools, especially those with a disability and working together as a team.

The students also had the opportunity to meet Alistair Patrick-Heselton, a silver medallist paralympic athlete. Alistair shared his story about how he went from being a professional footballer to a Paralympian after a major car accident. Students also met Neve Allen. Neve was born with one leg shorter than the other but this has not stopped her participating in wheelchair racing. In 2019, she won the London mini-marathon.

Getting to meet these people who have faced adversity, but have still excelled was a great example of resilience that our pupils can follow.