School Rounders Team Sponsorship 2019
This year we are proud to announce that Crestwood School, Himley are our Sponsored School 2019. Part of the Invictus Education Trust, Crestwood School places huge importance on providing the best opportunities for all and sport is no exception. With a clear passion for rounders, Rosie Hatton, Crestwood's Director of Sport, spoke of the importance of rounders in her school,
"Since the exam boards discounted rounders from the GCSE curriculum we have had to fight to keep rounders at the forefront of our curriculum. Despite these challenges, we as a school have been very successful. Especially since winning the rounder’s league last year (2018) and this year we are aiming to do the same! Since beginning another year of girl’s rounders at Crestwood, the number of girls taking part within extra-curricular rounders has again grown immensely. The girls have the opportunity to train every Tuesday and Thursday after school in order to improve their knowledge and skills alongside competing in school fixtures. It is important for our students as it is a sport that is fun and inclusive for all! We are a school where nearly 40% of the student population receive free school meals. Keeping students engaged and active is so important."
We caught up with Rosie Hatton to find out more about rounders at Crestwood School....
Why does your school include rounders in the P.E curriculum?
We include rounders on our curriculum as it engages our harder to reach students. Those that are not normally sporty, suddenly flourish playing rounders. It's a great sport that provides inclusivity.
Which skills and techniques do you believe that rounders develops?
Teamwork and tactical awareness. It ensures that students stay alert and adjust play.
Are there any additional benefits that you feel rounders brings to the school?
We see a big increase in engagement in PE also it is one of the best attended clubs. In addition, the best attended club with year 10/11. They like the relaxed atmosphere.
What impact will being selected as a sponsored team 2019 have on your school?
It is great to have the acknowledgement and support. We work hard. It will provide students with new equipment; this will provide excitement and make the students feel valued. We are a school from a poor demographic and we do a lot for our students. They do not always have the support at home, and if we can go beyond for them during school, hopefully they will reap the awards.
Feel free to come and see us and meet our students! Or watch one of our games!
Many thanks Crestwood, we look forward to seeing how your students get on this season! Good Luck!
Sponsored School 2018
Tendring Technology College, Essex
"Being a sponsored team for the 2018 rounders season has increased student participation in rounders and it has created new excitement for the game. We've also been able to promote the team and our school more widely on social media"
Karen Harris P.E Teacher, Tendring Technology College.
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