Beyond the Baseline Mini Tennis Festival

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Kingsbury High School hosted a mini tennis festival for local primary school students as part of the Beyond the Baseline programme.

Beyond the Baseline is an initiative brought to schools by The Tennis Foundation and Youth Sports Trust. The programme uses tennis and inspirational tennis mentors to nurture students’ aspirations and put them on the path to achieving them.

This is the second year that Kingsbury High School has been involved in the programme. This year saw, Tennis Mentor, Jessica Weeks pay three visits to the school to inspire and coach Year 9 students.

By the end of the three sessions the students, along with last year’s mentees, were ready to lead the tennis festival which took place on Friday 6th of May.

Kingsbury High’s School Sports Co-ordinator, Ashley Dunne-Watts said “It was refreshing to see Year 10 and Year 9 Kingsbury High School students work together to create a successful mini tennis festival. The smooth running of the competition would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the Beyond the Baseline Programme.

“We would like to thank the staff and Year 3 & 4 students of the primary schools for attending the event.”

The following schools were in attendance: Byron Court Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St. Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Sudbury Primary School, Preston Park Primary School and Uxendon Manor Primary School.

Primary Festival

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On Wednesday 17th June, Kingsbury High School, Year 8, and Woodfield School, Year 7 and 9, students helped to organise and lead a Year 1 family festival. Approximately 120 students from Fryent Primary and St. Robert Southwell Primary Schools attended the festival.

As part of the School Sports Partnership, our festivals are held regularly throughout the year to give the older students a chance to practice their leadership skills whilst also enabling the younger students to develop fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination.

Primary School Students Enjoy a Day at Wembley Stadium

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On Friday 7th March 2014, primary schools across Brent attended a Young Ambassadors event at Wembley Stadium. The event was organised by the Kingsbury High School Sports Partnership and Capital City Academy.

The Young Ambassador programme was set up by the Youth Sports Trust and seeks to develop young leaders and volunteers by providing them with the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and school sport. Friday’s event was to train primary school Bronze Ambassadors and was led by secondary school Gold Ambassadors. The Gold Ambassadors were from Kingsbury High School, Capital City Academy and the Jewish Free School.

The Year 5 ambassadors enjoyed a guided tour around Wembley Stadium followed by a day of leadership, team building and physical activities in and around the Learning Zone. Guest speaker Casey Stoney, England and Team GB Ladies Football Captain, delivered an inspiring presentation and later joined the ambassadors out on the 5-a-side pitch.

Gold Ambassador and Kingsbury High School student, Sakthy Uthayakumar, aged 15 said “I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was eye opening to see how many ambassadors there are and I’m proud to see that even after we go off to different colleges and universities these ambassadors will continue to thrive.

To me, being an ambassador means a variety of things. It’s not something that I enjoy just because I can put it on my CV, but because I can help solve problems such as a lack of participation in sports. I feel privileged to be a part of it.”

The primary school ambassadors will be using their newly found skills to set up Change 4 Life clubs at their schools.

The attending primary schools were St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School, Braintcroft Primary School, Uxendon Manor Primary School, Wembley Primary School, Wykeham Primary School, St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Oakington Manor Primary School, Princess Frederica Church of England Primary School, Mitchell Brook Primary School and St Mary Magdalen Catholic Junior School.

Primary School Sports Festival

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On Thursday 2nd February 2012 Kingsbury High School’s Year 10 Sports Leadership group held a festival for Year 2 pupils in Kingsbury High Schools’ feeder primary schools. As part of their Sports Leadership Level One course, the group planned and led a variety of multi-skills activities which enabled the younger pupils to develop fundamental movement and sport skills, such as agility, balance, co-ordination, catching and throwing.

Over 200 pupils attended from Fryent Primary School, Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, Roe Green Junior School, Kingsbury Green Primary School and St. Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School.