Issued: December 13, 2015
King Harold Academy joins West Essex School Sports Partnership
King Harold Academy has become part of the West Essex School Sports Partnership working with primary schools in the area.
As part of this, the primary schools have had opportunities to attend various events and competitions.
King Harold hosted a tag rugby tournament involving more than 100 primary school children from Hillhouse, Leverton, Upshire and Waltham Holy Cross schools.
Thirteen teams took part and with the help of some Year 10 GCSE sports leaders, the day was a big success with Leverton beating Hillhouse in the final.
King Harold Academy has also hosted a Boccia and Kurling event for SEND students from the same schools plus Ivy Chimneys with some Year 9 King Harold students helping with the event.
King Harold Academy PE teacher Luke Andrew said: "It was great to see how much the primary students progressed throughout. There were some very close games but Ivy Chimneys won both the Boccia and Kurling."
The West Essex School Sports Partnership has also given opportunities to secondary school children.
A group of King Harold Academy students represented the school in a SEND sports event at Davenant Foundation School which also involved students from West Hatch, Roding Valley, Debden Park and Epping St Johns.
Students were integrated and competed in different events - Dodgeball, Indoor Golf, Kurling (indoor) and Judo.
Mr Andrew said: "This was a great opportunity for students to try some sports they have never played before and receive some expert coaching in Judo.
"The day was thoroughly enjoyable and students represented the school very well.
"Through this partnership I am able to go into some of the primary schools to deliver various sports sessions as well as schools coming in to King Harold for sessions.
"This will continue throughout the year along with many more tournaments and events."