Even during this period of remote learning, CHS's Sporting success continues, wherever our pupils might find themselves taking part in their weekly athletic activities: check out all the latest stories and Sporting highlights from the 2021 Spring term so far...
04 February 2021
Tokyo Here We Come?!
CHS Sport are delighted to report Year 11 Swimmers, Beth & Jacob, have been selected for the Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Both swim at Stockport Metro and they'll be joined at the trials by Ashley in Year 12, who swims at Altrincham.
This is a very exciting time for these young athletes and everybody in the CHS Sport department is very proud of them and wishes them good luck when they can get back in the water!
28 January 2021
Are they Allen Students, or are they Jumping Beans?
Year 7 students have been competing in a House Jumping competition during remote PE lessons, and you'll all be excited to know the results are in! Mrs Patrick has tallied up the results and here are the scores on the doors...
The Broad Jump challenge; the collective distance of each House was:
- Allen = 57.68m (approx. distance of 2 1/2 tennis courts)
- Marsh = 47.76m
- Clarke = 38.61m
- Whitehead = 35.04m
The Vertical Jump challenge:
- Allen = 20.12m (approx. height of 4 1/2 double-decker buses)
- Marsh = 15.90m
- Whitehead = 15.07m
- Clarke = 12.15m
The individual awards for best combined jumps went to Isabelle Stubbins and Olly Mills; well done!
CHS Sport and Staffordshire University Partnership
CHS Sport’s relationship with Staffordshire University continues to grow as we welcomed two of their final year students to work with our Year 12 Sports Pathway pupils. Over a 12-week programme, the Staffordshire students will deliver tactical, technical, psychological and physical sessions remotely to our students. In return, CHS Sports staff will help mentor the University Students and encourage them to stretch our students whilst developing their own coaching skills.
“As we look to continually develop our offering in terms of coaching and teaching at CHS Sport, it is important we not only share our own knowledge but also look for new developments in coaching styles and methodologies that we can incorporate into our department. We hope our students and staff will benefit from this partnership and that the Staffordshire University students develop their coaching skills further during their time with us.” - Mr Bailey, CHS Sports Coach
21 January 2021
CHS Sport at home
Sixth Form students on the Elite Sport Pathway have been attending live workouts and uploading videos of their home based gym sessions for tailored feedback.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Miss Calderbank has provided them with individualised programmes depending on the equipment they have at home and reviews their videos to help them with their technique. She commented: "ESP students have been winning the disruption to training! The extra time we now have has allowed us to continue to work on our strengths and also work on things we wouldn’t usually get time to work on in our typical school week. ESP students are turning their strengths into super strengths, which is fantastic.”
In addition, Miss Calderbank and fellow S&C Coach, Mr Norman, are busy uploading daily fitness sessions for all CHS Students - and anyone else who wants to give them a go! These can be found on the Co-Curricular section of the Students Site under 'Sport', or by visiting the playlist on CHS's YouTube channel. Move over Joe Wicks!
15 January 2021
Remote Rugby Coaching
Rugby students in Year 12 and Year 11 will be taking the opportunity over this lockdown period to extend their rugby knowledge by studying towards the England Rugby Coaching Award with the Rugby Football Union. The course will be initially web based before two face to face days over the summer months.
Mr Bailey explained:“This is an exciting opportunity for our senior players to further their understanding of the game from both a playing and coaching perspective. We hope the course encourages them to challenge not only themselves but also us as coaches in the years ahead as part of CHS 1st XV. To complete a recognised award in such a challenging time shows the determination of these students that will stand them in good stead in their future.”
Meanwhile, Mr Groves continues to develop his already impressive resume. He said: "This term, I will be embarking on my RFU Level 4 coaching qualification, coinciding with my Masters research. I want to enhance my practice, knowledge and understanding of Rugby at all levels of development up to elite levels, offering students a high level of expertise in their experience. The course will combine many elements I have experienced in my Masters research, gaining further understanding of athlete development aspects such as skill acquisition, tactical knowledge and understanding, psychology, and talent identification."