All Hallows School - Salford
It’s not Rocket Science – its Team Tye
All Hallows is an innovative school, a can-do school. With poor and ageing PE facilities the school has established a track record of innovative programmes to engage students from the successful ‘Not for Boys’ programme (using spare space in the canteen!) to ‘Chill’ Club – a partnership with the indoor Ski Centre.
In embracing the aims of Matalan yoUR activity the school had a simple plan:-
• Let the students choose the activity
• Create a time and a space for the activity
• Use Miss Gresty’s 5 hour database to select students to invite
• Make them part of ‘Team Tye’
• Let Young Leaders lead
• Work collaboratively with the NGB
If the captain of the school Rugby team invites you to take part in a new activity are you interested?
What about an invite from one of the most popular and well –respected girls? You know, the one who got to spend a day with Michael Carrick for her contribution to school life?
Failing that, what about an invite to Team Tye? That’s right. Mr Tye’s club that is open only to certain students. They always seem to be doing something, didn’t they miss double Science last week for that Table Tennis festival?
In a nutshell, that was the simplicity of making Dodgeball attractive to 20 of the young people who for one reason or another currently were not accessing PE out of curriculum time.
The hard work however was behind the scenes to ensure:
• The NGB were forthcoming in supporting the school in training Leaders
• Leaders were chosen on their record of commitment
• The gym was made available at a suitable time, including ‘Team Tye’ students being granted early lunch passes!
• Matalan tracksuits were purchased to make the club look and feel different
• There was a carrot of a showcase event at the end
Why was it successful?
• Because George and Jodie were the Matalan Leaders this provided kudos to the project.
• Mr Tye cares passionately about engaging ALL students and saw this as a way to expand ‘Team Tye’.
• The little things that make a difference were there, early lunch passes are like Gold!
• Ultimately, after the training everyone realised what a great sport Dodgeball is!
• The fact it was all rounded off with Sir Steve Redgrave joining in!
Dodgeball will feature on the Secondary competition programme (Level 1 and Level 2) for the first time in 2011/12
All the students that took part will be invited back and a new breed of leaders trained
Vivo Miles will be awarded for attending the club
How many staff members have been involved in running your chosen Matalan yoUR Activity sport(s) during the 2010/11 academic year?
Staff involved in 2010/11 - 5 PE Staff plus 2 School Sport Partnership staff (7)
How many young people have participated the planning and delivery of your chosen Matalan yoUR Activity sport(s) for the 2010/11 academic year?
Pupils involved with planning - George and Jodie supported by Liam and Bethany (4)
16 students undertook and successfully completed the UK Dodgeball Young Leaders Award (16)
How many young people have participated in your Matalan yoUR Activity sport(s) during the 2010/11 academic year?
Introduced as a new sport into key stage 3 curriculum and 360 pupils experienced Dodgeball as a core PE activity (360)
How many Matalan yoUR Activity celebration/challenge events have been delivered during the 2010/11 academic year?
One showcase event (with Sir Steve Redgrave) - Introduced in Primaries at Level 1 and Level 2 competition. (2)
For further information please contact Dean Gilmore, Partnership Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07768960056