We’ve entered in the Fun & Active Playgrounds competition and are in with a chance of winning a playground transformation worth £3000 in time for the new academic year! We’re crossing our fingers as the Silver Sports Package includes 6 bright and colourful playground markings that encourage physical play and activity. With a Netball Court, Dance With Me, Active Trail, Jump Game, Dartboard and 4-Way Hopscotch – the range of markings can be used to enhance breaktimes and PE lessons!
Find out more here: https://fun-play.co.uk/playground-competition/
Extra-curricular activities at Oldswinford
We have worked hard over the last few years to increase the number of children involved in extra -physical activity throughout the school week with some success. We have managed to increase the range and quantity of lunchtime and after school clubs over that time and as such seen a fantastic increase in the take up of places.
Current range of clubs and activities
Years 5 & 6 football. This takes place on Tuesdays (boys) and Fridays (girls) after school and includes the possibility of being picked for the school team.
Years 3 & 4 football. Thursday’s after school, provided by Puresport.
Key stage 1 football. About to start on Wednesdays after school. Provided by Puresport.
Cross country running. Years 5 & 6 boys and girls. Includes the chance of being selected for the school team. Provided by Sports Plus.
Sports multi-skills. Keys stage 1. A chance to try out lots of different sporting activities. Monday after school. Provided by Sports plus.
Netball. Years 5 & 6. Friday after school. Boys & girls. Provided by Sports Plus.
Tennis. Summer term only. Year 3. Provided by either Sports Plus or Stoubridge Tennis club
Volleyball or cricket Summer term only. Year 4. Provided by either Sports Plus or Volleyball England.
Here at Oldswinford we have a good record in sports competition with other schools.
Girls’ football team
The Oldswinford girls football team has a long and successful history. They compete in a local summer league for the Sedgley Challenge trophy, which the school has won several times in the last ten years.
Boys’ football team
The boys team has also had considerable success in competitions for a number of years. They play against other local schoosl between September and April.
Cross Country team
Oldswinford has a strong tradition of cross country running and has always competed strongly in interschool competitions. Last year the school won both the girls’ and boys' competitions.
Although a relatively recent sport at our school, members of the netball club have represented the school well in tournaments and matches.
Our team of track and field athletes have always done well in the Dudley athletics championship. Last year we won three out of four categories in the championship.