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Year Six Pupils Learn To Fly

July 14th, 2011

The final event of the school year was the much inticipated Year 6 Multi Skills two day camp held at Maiden Castle and Gateshead Stadium. A group of about 100 pupils have been attending sessions for ther last two years and have been given a fantastic array of sports and skills to learn. On Thursday......

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Girls Football Season Finale

July 7th, 2011

This week saw the culmination of the Girls football season with the Cup and Shield competition hosted by Durham Johnston school. Six teams took part and the teams were divided into two groups with teams playing matches lasting 7 minutes each way. The games were very close but eventually two teams......

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Year Seven Gifted and Talented Day

July 5th, 2011

This year for the first time ever Durham City SSP hosted a Gifted and Talented Multi Skills Sports Day for Year 7 pupils from its secondary schools. Each school nominated 10 students and they were treated to a day of Olympic sports lead by the partnership's coaches. The pupils got the chance to......

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Durham City SSP Athletics Team at Shildon

July 1st, 2011

On Friday 1stJuly the 4th Annual County Primary Schools Athletics Finals took place at Shildon Athletics Stadium. On a lovely sunny day – the last day of National School Sport Week – the six SSP’s in County Durham came together for a fantastic feast of athletics. The Durham......

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Mini Olympics - only one year to go!!

June 29th, 2011

On Wednesday 29th June over 1200 pupils from Durham City's primary schools descended on Maiden Castle for a Sporting Extravaganza!! Pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were split into teams and took part in a vast array of Olympic Sports. Each school adopted an Olympic country and marched around the......

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Girls Football Leagues

June 23rd, 2011

The Durham City School Sports Partnership had two Girls Football leagues running this season - one at Durham Community Business College and one at Durham Johnson. In total 10 teams took part. Games have been played at the venues over the last three weeks and their season finishes with a Cup and Shield......

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Inter-School Inter Cricket!

June 17th, 2011

Friday 17th June brought the annual Inter-Cricket Competition for Y7/8 pupils.  The competition was split into girls and boys categories, with 4 schools taking part - Durham Johnston, Durham Gilesgate, Durham Community Business College and St Leonard's School. The rules of inter-cricket......

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KS1 Children light the Olympic Flame!

June 16th, 2011

Around 200 KS1 pupils from the Gilesgate Cluster took part in a Multi-skills festival exactly a year before the real Olympic torch relay passes through Durham. As part of the festival each school was asked to make an Olympic-style torch, so they could take part in a parade to spark things off......

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Quick Wickets at Kwik Cricket!

June 15th, 2011

The summer months bring the sport of cricket back to the primary schools of Durham City!  Our Annual ASDA Kwick Cricket competitions are always popular with our schools, and tis year was no exception. Tuesday 24th May saw the ASDA Girls competition take place at Brandon Cricket Club, with......

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Esh Triumph at Tennis

June 14th, 2011

The month of May saw four Mini-Tennis competitions take place in Durham City for Year 3 pupils. Almost 100 pupils took part in tennis challenges and matches and Sports Leaders from Secondary schools across the city helped to officiate the activities. The winner of each of the competitions......

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