HTCS Physical Education Half Term Review!

We would just like to reflect on another fantastic half term of Sport & Physical Education at High Tunstall.  Despite challenges faced regarding COVID and theweather, the HTCS Sporting Juggernaut has continued to move at full steam ahead with a range of sports fixtures, clubs and record high participation figures in lessons that students at High Tunstall remain committed to a proactive approach to their health and well-being.
Students have embodied our faculty ethos – ACCelerate.  They have displayed a commitment to being ACTIVE, wowed us with their CREATIVITY and participated in a COMPETITIVE spirit that we look forward to harnessing further after half term as students begin their half-term of inter-house sport within lessons. Our curriculum will follow a sports education model. The model encourages students to fulfil a range of different roles within lessons from Journalist, Captain, Coach and Fitness Coordinator. Competition is sure to be fierce as ever but who will win? Will it be Hawking, Turing, Curie or Sharman that take home the overall inter-house crown?
Our APP students also climbed the equivalent height of the Burj Khalifa to raise money for the Alice House Hospice, an awesome team effort from all students involved.
From an extra-curricular perspective, our teams have shone on a local, regional and national stage. A summary of our team achievements from January is shown below:
  • Y7 Netball Town Champions
  • Y8 Netball Town Champions
  • U16 Netball team reached the last 8 in the National Competition
  • U16 Netball team finished 3rd in the North East Regional Finals
  • U14 Boys Football reached the National last 32 and have reached the Semi-Final Stages of the Durham and Cleveland County Cup Competitions
  • U15 Girls Football reached the National last 32 and all age groups remain in strong positions in the County Competitions
  • A number of our students competed at the Trampolining County and Regional Finals
  • Boys and Girls Rugby teams have continued to train hard in preparation for the resumption of their school fixture schedule after half term
  • Our Y11 leaders have led a superb dance club that has seen a number of girls participate in dance routines for the first time
  • Our U13 handball teams competed at the North East Finals with the boys finishing 4th and the Girls finishing 2nd
  • Our U13 Girls Cricket team won the North East Finals and progress to the next round
In addition, it has been so pleasing to see the growth of our community arm. Our fantastic college site is bustling with activity on an evening and weekend and it has been great to support our partner clubs and organisations in their journeys whilst also inviting members of the public onto site to access sport and fitness opportunities in our Tunstall Active Centre and Swimming Pool.
Incredibly proud of our students but a special mention to our staff. The Sport Science Faculty have worked tirelessly since the New Year to preserve normality in respect to lessons and our outstanding levels of extra-curricular participation. Thank you!
Have a restful half-term and we go again from Monday 28th February!