Headteacher's Blog

Archive: August 2012

  • 21Aug

    A Gold Medal for Urswick

    The Olympic Games are over and the debate about legacy has already begun. Despite the media debate (and the funding cuts, the government are now so keen to gloss over), I can confirm that sport is a continuing strength of The Urswick School.

    We are the only Specialist Sports’ College in Hackney and have the most fantastic facilities and opportunities for our students. Throughout the Olympics the Russian Volleyball Teams (Men’s and Women’s) used our Sports’ Centre as their training venue. We staged an International Volleyball match between Russia and Bulgaria on the eve of the Olympics. This was featured extensively on Russian television.

    On the final day of the Games, the Russian men won their Olympic Gold medal match against Brazil. The Volleyballs they used in training have been donated to the School – our students will be using them in lessons and clubs next term!

    I hope our students will be inspired by our Olympic quality sports facilities, which are also available for hire after 6pm each evening and on Saturdays.

    Students of The Urswick School also featured on BBC television before taking part in the Olympic pageant where they lined the route into the stadium that the athletes took before the Opening Ceremony. I am delighted that during the Games the school was able to take over 50 students to see different Olympic sports. Students witnessed first hand Olympic Football, Gymnastics, Basketball and Volleyball. Members of the Sixth Form Academy will be attending the Paralympics in September.

    All of our KS3 Students do two hours of PE per week. We offer GCSE, A Level and B.Tec in PE and Sports Studies. Our Sports Clubs takes place from 7am, at lunchtime and after school. We participate in League football on Saturday mornings at Hackney Marshes, and in numerous other sports competitions.

    The Olympics and Paralympics aim to ‘Inspire a Generation’. At The Urswick School we will play our part and offer first class sporting opportunities for young people.

    Posted by Richard Brown @ 09:45