Schools and Education
Working with Schools and Learning Communities
South West Athletics Academy is an award winning provider of athletics with a successful track record of working with individual schools and learning communities in providing tailored sports programmes in new, fun and exciting ways.
Schools across the South West are using their school premiums to buy in the professional skills of the Academy. We are so confident that schools will enjoy our sessions that we run Free Taster Sessions for Primary Schools (subject to agreeing a follow up after school clubs or a half day event) We bring all the equipment and fully qualified staff for a bright, active, fun general session of running, jumping and throwing. We aim our sessions at supporting the teacher to deliver a range of activities and support them with their delivery of Athletics in their school. We use a multi station approach for some of our activities, keeping children engaged in small, age appropriate groups, helping to time keep, record results as well as competing individually and as a team. We also do whole class activities ensuring maximum involvement progressions and links to other curriculum subjects. We advise teacher throughout the session how they can adapt equipment and activities and creative ideas for a range of technical events that the teachers can continue to use. Afterwards we will take the time to discuss school’s individual requirements for further sessions.
Current Activities 2019
We are currently working with a number of schools
- Individual, focused sessions for teachers during their CPD time to enable them to cascade their training to deliver all year round athletics in a fun way within the school environment.
- Working with teachers to link our programme of activities to the school curriculum.
- We use bright, tactile equipment including sparkly light-up glitter shot puts, soft headed turbo javelins and other equipment.
Lunchtime and After School Clubs
We have a busy programme of after school and lunchtime clubs running around the county. All we ask is that in order to enable us to keep charges to a minimum, the school provides us with a hall or outdoor space free of charge.
- We use British Athletics qualified coaches who have been DBS checked
- We bring all equipment, which is designed to be bright easy and fun to use
- Children can try all the disciplines of athletics within a familiar setting
- Coaching blocks of 4, 5 or 6 week blocks depending on requirements
- We believe that our coaches are a great asset to the school and for children’s general fitness.
Sportshall – Learning Community Events
We are a successful and recognised provider of Sportshall events for school clusters. Our Sportshall format allows us to coach over 100 children at a time in different age groups and encourages children to participate in numerous ways both as athletes but also as mini officials.