On Friday18th September Uplawmoor Primary School were presented the “Gold School Sport Award” for 2015-2017 By Kenny Brown – partnership manager at sportscotland. Anthony McReavy, the recently appointed chief executive for East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Gordon Phillips, Active schools Coordinator for the Eastwood cluster were also in attendance to see the school presented with its award.
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of the school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership, and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Fiona Mckay, Head Teacher at Uplawmoor Primary School, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our sportscotland Gold Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to promote sport both as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activity too. We know how important physical activity is and we put a real effort into making sure it is an important part of the school day. Our children enjoy the activities and are so enthusiastic and their parents’ support is really important in encouraging them to attend our after school clubs. We feel we are playing our part setting them on the road to healthy, active lives.”
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
A huge well done to the children and the staff who have all worked hard to earn this title. We look forward to showing off our flag and certificate very soon!
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The boys and girls are enjoying a week of sporting activities and healthy eating presentations to tie in with our Health week. Mrs Crawford has been extremely busy organising a variety of unusal sports for the children to try. Today we had a go at Muay Thai and listened to the P6/7s assembly about the hidden sugars which are in our favourite foods.
Tomorrow we will be trying out some fencing with golf, curling, tai chi and circuit training planned for the rest of the week. Please remind your children to wear long sleeves for fencing tomorrow and to bring outdoor clothing (waterproof jackets etc) as some of our activities will take place outdoors or at a different location.
We will keep you posted on the website!
Tuesday-Mini Kickers p1-4
Thursday-Rugby p4-7 (Whitecraigs Rugby Club)
Thursday-Tennis (pay at club) p1-7
Thursday-Cricket p4-7 (Eastwood HS).
You should have received a letter with a list of the clubs, but if you are looking for any more information, please contact the school.
The Eco-Committee spoke to the girls and boys today about Earth Day which takes place on Saturday. Earth Day is an annual event which encourages us to think about protecting and saving our environment. Between the hour of 8.30pm and 9.30pm we should do our best to switch off any electrical appliances to save as much energy as we possibly can.
The Eco-Committee arranged our Golden Time activities to take place outdoors involving no electricity or technology. The pupils had fun taking part in tennis, outdoor sports, a treasure hunt and environmental art.
The children asked Kimberley lots of questions and found out how she started her career in judo. Kimberley also told us about her training regime and how she maintains a healthy diet. We were suprised to hear that she is allowed a sneaky can of Irn Bru or a pizza as a special treat and she only has a take-away once a month!
Thanks for coming to see us Kimberley!
By Lauren Sanders P6
The boys and girls in P6 and P7 are learning how to become Playzone leaders. They will be trained on a number of playground games and activities and will be responsible for organising and leading them in the playground. The main aim is to create fun activities for the younger children to ensure everybody has fun at break times.
On Thursday 24th April, Uplawmoor Primary had a fun filled ‘mini’ Commonwealth Games morning. All the pupils took part in different sports such as running, judo, bowls and rugby. Afterwards, the pupils got together to have an ending ceremony and gave out prizes for the most competitive pupils. Afterwards, the pupils had a Freddo and a drink to enjoy in the classroom. All the pupils had a great time celebrating the Commonwealth Games!
By Emily, Lauren and Emma P5
Gordon Phillips, our Active Schools Co-ordinator, has organised a morning of events on Thursday 24th April to celebrate the importance of teamwork and collaboration within the Commonwealth countries. Our morning will also set the tone for the Commonwealth Games which Glasgow are hosting later in the year.
All pupils should bring their PE kits including a t-shirt in their house colour. Photographs will be taken throughout the morning and displayed on our plasma screen and on our website.
A huge well done to Uplawmoor Primary School’s netball team who came 1st place at last night’s Netball competition at Eastwood High School’s sports centre.
“We’ve been working hard at lunchtime with Mrs Dobbins to ensure we were at our best. We won each game we played in and we are looking forward to representing our school at the next event on the 1st April 2014”.
The Netball Team:
Shannon, Erin, Niamh, Bobbi, Luca, Morgan, Eve, Glen, Amy.