Archives for December 7, 2016

Active Westminster Champion of the Future

This award recognises exceptional progress by young people involved in our Champions of the Future programme, particularly amongst those who are role models for other aspiring young athletes.

Awa Ndiaye

Awa has had a very successful 2016 in which she won the silver medal for 60m in theEngland indoor championships for the under-15s category, as well as placing second in the London Youth Games for the under-16s category over 200m.

Manon-Suzanne Bukasa

Manon-Suzanne has been involved in athletics from the age of 8 and has madephenomenal progress ever since. She has competed for the England Athletics Championship in the under-15 and under-17 categories, participated in London Youth Games twice as well as the Surrey Championships. She is now trying multiple disciplines in pursuit of becoming a successful heptathlete.

Yasmin Marghini

Yasmin is currently the leading female 1500m athlete for her age group in London. She was the winner of Vitality Westminster Mile under-15 girls category this year, marking the third time she has won at the event, following successes in 2013 in the under-11 category and in 2014 where she won the under-13 girls category. Yasmin was also the only athlete from London to qualify for 1500m at the English Schools competition 2016.

Winner – Yasmin Marghini

Active Westminster Schools Award

Congratulations to all of our school who were nominated for an Active Westminster Award and for those who were shortlisted.

This award goes to the school, academy or college that delivers outstanding opportunities to keep their students active.

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School

The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School recently achieved the Healthy Schools Gold Award, which is rewarded for increasing the number of pupils participating in physical activity, and for exceeding the targets they set for pupil’s engagement with physical activity.

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School offers each class a minimum of two hours of PE each week and endeavours to cater for all pupil’s interests and needs by having a wide selection of sports based clubs led by teachers and specialist coaches. The school also has 16 pupil Sport Ambassadors who lead daily lunchtime sport activities for all year groups, which has resulted in over 80 per cent of the pupils attending school clubs.

All Souls C of E Primary School

The All Souls C of E Primary School engage their pupils in school games activitiesby including them in the planning and development of activities, as well as attending extracurricular sporting activities with local sports clubs and organisations such as the YMCA and Marylebone Cricket Club. As a result 88 per cent of young people within theschool are engaged in extracurricular sporting activity.

Gateway Academy

Gateway Academy has increased its sports provision by introducing new after school clubs, and increasing the amount of staff to encourage greater participation of pupils in sports across all age groups. Gateway Academy has also encouraged children tocompete in local events, such as the Vitality Westminster Mile and charity events.


Gateway Academy

Community Cricket Sessions and your chance to be at the London Youth Games 2017

We have an exciting opportunity for boys and girls interested in cricket to not only take part in the sport on a weekly basis but also have the chance of being selected to represent the borough at the London Youth Games next year. Please see below the details:


When: Every Monday from 5pm-7pm

Who: Boys and Girls of all abilities aged 9-13 (players must have been born after 01/09/03)

Where: St Augustine’s Sports Centre








Cost: £1 per session (booking not necessary)

The deadline to enter teams for the London Youth Games that take place in early February next year is January 25th 2017 and so there is still plenty of opportunity for new players to join and get selected for the competition.

Please see the details below should you have any queries regarding these community sessions:

Shakeel Ahmed (MCB Cricket Coach)   email:  Telephone: 07506356980

Ricky Reynolds (MCC Community Cricket Coach)  email:  Telephone: 07824599008



Gymnastics Funding

With the London World Cup of Gymnastics 2017 on the horizon, British Gymnastics are teaming up with the Mayor of London to assist community organisations in running gymnastics activities in their local areas. They are inviting organisations to apply for grants of up to £2500 in order to help them run their sessions and inspire more people to both deliver and take part in gymnastics.


To apply, find out more information and to check your organisation is eligible, please follow this link.

The deadline for all applications is Monday 9th January 2017.

NEW Safe practice in Physical Education Course

We are delighted to inform you that Enfield Council are holding a safe practice in physical education course at the start of next term with the aim of enhancing your confidence in dealing with health and safety issues in school PE. Please see below the details of this event:



When: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Who is it for: Teachers, Headteachers, Governors, Coaches, TAs, School and LA Health and Safety Leads

Time: 9am-3pm

Where: Eversley Primary School, Chaseville Park Road, London, N21 1PD. Click here for map.

Cost: £100 (including lunch and tea/coffee

Tutor: Angela James, Health and Safety Safeguarding Officer for afPE

FREE to all primary and secondary schools buying back into the Enfield PE team.

All schools attending will receive a copy of the new afPE Safe Practice publication worth £45.00

To confirm your interest, please email or telephone 02083605159. 

Leadership Sportshall Athletics


On Tuesday 29th November, 32 students from Westminster Academy, QK and St Marylebone Boys took part in a leadership programme for Sportshall Athletics. The session was held at QK School and we were delighted to have Graeme Allan from LVA Training and Events to deliver it.

The purpose of this session was to prepare the students for the School Games Level 2 competitions that will take place in January. Throughout the day, the students learnt how to officiate the different activities involved in Sportshall Athletics. We hope you all found the day both enjoyable and educational.

Below are some pictures from the event:
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Thank you all very much for your enthusiasm and attendance on the day!