2012’s Annual Conference

Stoke SSP Annual Conference
2012 Active Lifestyle Legacy – working together to create a healthy habit for life.

The Stoke School Sport Conference took place on September 26th at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. There was good attendance from both the Primary and Secondary sectors with delegates taking part in a wide range of workshops. The conference began with a trampolining display with performances from Freya Martin (Ash Green Primary), Callum and Kieran Martin (Trentham High School) and Aaron Lymer (Holden Lane High School). All bounce for Stoke Elite trampolining club and their coach, Kate Lawton, supervised the display. It showcased the pathway that exists from participation in after school clubs, leading to community club membership and also the pathway from level 1 competition through to level 4 (national standard); Aaron is part of the GB U17 squad.

Mr Jonathan Baddeley, the Head teacher from Hillside Primary, delivered the keynote address, which highlighted the whole school impact of high quality PE and School Sport. Mr Baddeley also stressed the importance of ensuring that the Olympic legacy became a reality, so that all young people are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Workshops included: Multi-Skills (ASM Sports), Volleyball (Premier League 4 Sport), Gymnastics, Multi-Skills and Invasion Sports (Time4Sport), Olympic Legacy Days (Premier Sport), Touch Rugby, Inter-Hockey & Quicksticks, Dance (City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College Performing Arts Dept), Family Fun with Fitzy, Induction to Primary Subject Leader, Girls Football (Staffs FA), Key Skills (Stoke-on-Trent City Council Sport and Leisure Services).

Representatives from several local sports providers and national governing bodies populated the market place with some also delivering workshops (see picture of Premier Sport delivering the Olympic sport of fencing).

Our market place included

Thanks to event support Sports Leaders from Holden Lane High School – Sports College, Trentham High School and City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the conference – your support is very much appreciated.

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