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National Schools Sports Week (03.06.20)


This year, the Youth Sport Trust has partnered with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country - families, schools, sport and businesses - in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.


The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges – helping them to connect in an unprecedented period of school closures and social distancing.


It will build on the Youth Sport Trust’s #StayHomeStayActive campaign which has been supporting schools, parents and young people with daily free resources to get young people moving and enjoying the PE curriculum while at home.


Why Take Part?


Young people’s wellbeing is suffering and the closure of schools has made it harder for them to benefit from the power of sport and play to tackle this.


Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get from enjoying sport and play. Millions of young people will be deprived of a school sport day this summer.


YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the opportunity to engage in a series of virtual sporting challenges which help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they are missing out on.


It will support parents and schools to demonstrate to children the positive impact sport and play can have on their wellbeing.


On Saturday 11th January 2020, our girls table tennis team attended, The Jack Petchey London Schools’ Table Tennis Finals. Fox Primary were the decisive winners of the round-robin event as they defeated both Whitings Hill Primary and Christchurch Primary 8-0.

So dominant were the squad of Hayat Osseiran-Pistecky, Daphne Beebe, Isabella Turner-Samuels and Esme Brady-Rogerson that they only dropped one set between them in the whole competition, which Shannon Alderman of Whitings Hill took off Beebe.

The play-off between Whitings Hill and Christchurch for the silver medal was a close match, which Whitings shaded 5-3. The tie was poised at 2-2 when Alderman put her team in front for the first time, and Millie Shukru extended the lead by winning in five sets against Anastasia Malyarenko. Mona Haji then made it 5-2 to secure the silver medal for Whitings Hill, whose squad was completed by Harleigh Clarke.