At Silsden Primary School, we believe that promoting children’s healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities for participation in (competitive) sport is a key role of the school.
In addition to PE within the curriculum, we offer various extra-curricular activities including active clubs and chances to represent the school in local events organised primarily by the Bradford School Games (Bronte Cluster). In addition, we enter other events organised by South Craven School, The Holy Family Catholic School (Keighley), Bingley Amateur Swimming Club and others.
The vast majority of these events are organised for Key Stage 2 (KS2) children only.
Selection for our school teams is balanced between offering sport-specific opportunities for talented pupils, giving chance to take part in taster sessions regardless of ability and providing places for pupils who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate. Most competitions are age-group specific, with more events held for upper KS2.
Whilst we try our best to provide transportation to events during school time, the majority of after-school competitions rely on parent transportation. Your help with this is massively appreciated!
It is really important for children representing the school to wear appropriate kit whenever possible. Having a good stock of school kit is one way of ensuring this – something that not only gives children extra pride when representing the school, but also helps for safeguarding reasons at larger events. Kit unfortunately gets worn out, lost or unusable for other reasons so we will be looking to invest in new stock in Autumn 2020. If you are interested in sponsoring the kit in any way then please contact Mr Pickering (Wider Curriculum Lead) or Mrs Boyes (School Business Manager) via the school office.
Community Sports Clubs
We are keen to be involved with sports clubs from our local community – be it to arrange your involvement in after-school clubs, bring in specialist teaching or coaching, facilitate taster sessions or to promote your community events to our pupils. In 2019/20, we have enjoyed tennis taster sessions in Year 2 from Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and after-school and lunchtime coaching sessions from Bradford City FC Community Foundation. Many of our pupils enjoy out of school activities at Silsden AFC, Silsden Storm ARLFC and local running clubs including Wharfedale Harriers. If you would like to get involved with our school then please contact Mr Pickering or Mrs Boyes via the school office.
For some key events, it is useful to have additional (non-school) adults acting in a more supervisory capacity. This is requested via the event details where necessary, but if you have a particular interest in a sport and feel that you are able to offer your time then please contact Mr Pickering via the school office.
Photos, results and reports from extra-curricular events are shared via our School Twitter account where possible. Please note that you do not need to have a Twitter account yourself to view our Tweets!