DATE: 8th Feb 2018

LEEDS SCHOOLS: Ireland Wood Primary & West SILC-Hollybush

Panathlon Official Write Up


1.     st Augustine’s Calderdale

2.      Saville park Calderdale

3.      Ireland wood Leeds

4.      lowerfield Bradford

5.      moorlands Kirklees

6.      girlington Bradford

7.      kingsland Stanley Wakefield

8.      west silc hollybush Leeds

9=  kingsland Castleford Wakefield

9=  castle hill Kirklees


Congratulations!!! & Well Done!!! Ireland Wood - Holly Bush

LEEDS SCHOOL GAMES - Come & Try Inclusive Sportshall Athletics

DATE: 19th Jan 2018

VENUE: John Charles Centre for Sport - Athletics & Bowls

PRIMARY SCHOOLS ENTERED: Holly Bush- West SILC, Ingram, Highfield, Brodetsky, Broomfield- South SILC, Ireland Wood, Oulton, Farsley Farfield, Hunslet Moor, Hunslet St Marys, Christ Church Upper Armley, Guiseley, Bramlet St Peters, Pudsey Bolton Royd, Hill Crest, East SILC, Valleyview, Pudsey Waterloo & Five Lanes Primary.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS ENTERED: Temple Moor- East SILC, Broomfield- South SILC, Prince Henrys, Cardinal Heenan, Abbey Grange, Leeds City Academy.

An Introduction to Sportshall athletics with the emphasis on  FUN & ENJOYMENT . The Event focused on skill development and personal achievement, utilizing the School Games sporting spirits to building confidence within pupils and staff to potentially enter the West Yorkshire Disability Sportshall Athletic School Games Competition, representing LEEDS 2017-18

The event also gave pupils an extra opportunity to experience a new environment, meet new people and in some cases try athletics for the first time.



201 pupils from 25 Leeds Schools, with a wide range of disabilities, attended Leeds ‘Come and Try’ Inclusive sports hall athletic event.Participants rotated around 11 station circuit of appropriate activities to challenge their skills based around throwing, movement, hand eye co-ordination & balance. These included: chest push, shuttles, run relays, long jump, javelin, speed bounce balance bar, High Stepper & Hurdles

MASSIVE ‘Thank You’ and ‘Well Done’ to all children who took part!!

LEADERSHIP - Workforce

Leeds City College & Abbey Grange 

I wanted to place on record my thanks and appreciation to Abbey Grange & Leeds City College - Staff- Martin Parker and Sports Students, for Supporting the running of the Event.

Their enthusiasm, support and hard work had not gone unnoticed with schools and SGO Staff!! Excellent Job!!

A credit to the PE Dept and College

Without Their continued support the School Games & School Sports Partnership it wouldn't be the success it is!!


West Yorkshire School Games - KS3/4 Panathlon 2017

DATE: 29th Nov 2017

VENUE: Huddersfield LC

LEEDS Team: South SILC -Broomfield & East SILC- John Jamieson 



Final Results –

1st - Calderdale

2nd - Kirklees

3rd - Wakefield 

4th - Leeds 

5th - Kirklees 

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LEEDS S & C SSP - School Games Mark - 2016-17 - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Huge congratulations!! School Games Mark 2016-17!!

School Games Organiser, Helen Holdsworth, is delighted to announce the schools who applied and achieved the 2016-17 School Games Mark - Huge Congratulations!!!!

Many thanks for your hard work & continued support of the School Games, Leeds S & C SSP & Active Schools

Successful schools Include:




LEEDS Disability Tag Rugby Festival 2017

DATE: 26th Sept 2017


SCHOOLS ENTERED: East SILC , West SILC(A) & (B), East SILC- Temple Moor, West Oaks (A) & (B), South SILC, South SILC, Allerton C of E Primary

Leeds Rugby Foundation Link


20 teams and over 150 adults and children with a disability came together this week (26th September) for the 16th annual Disability Tag Rugby Festival at John Charles Centre for Sport.

 The festival run by Leeds Rhinos Foundation is open to ambulant children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or moderate physical disability who can take part in tag rugby games against other organisations in the region.

Teams from Leeds as well as Doncaster made the trip to South Leeds Stadium for the event this year including a Primary school children from Allerton C of E School who took part in a mini coaching session alongside the tournament.

Organiser of the festival and Leeds Rhinos Foundation Disability Coordinator Chris Godfrey said:

“Building on the success of previous years we have over 20 teams now entering the event from both schools and adult groups across the city and wider. The tagline is the national tag rugby festival and we are getting there now, we’ve got teams from Doncaster, Huddersfield and surrounding areas so maybe we will get some teams from London next year you never know.”

Earlier in September Leeds Rhinos Foundation announced a new partnership to extend its disability delivery in the city to work with over 1000 adults from learning provider Aspire CBS, who sent teams from four of their centres in the city to the event.

“The more we can sort of meet people and work with Aspire and work with different people throughout Leeds obviously then the participation will increase but we can notice that there is a slight in skill but more than anything there is great appreciation of the sport and everybody seems to be having a good time and just because maybe they feel more comfortable playing it but everyone is definitely having a good time,” added Godfrey.

The festival also provided many of the specialist inclusive learning centres in the city with the chance to take part with 10 teams enjoying the junior fixtures on the day and the chance to meet Leeds Rhinos young stars Mikolaj Oledski, Alex Sutcliffe and Josh Jordan-Roberts, who met players and presented medals and certificates at the event.

Hunslet born Mikolaj Oledski said:

“Not just with rugby and sport, it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to achieve and be the best they can be and it’s important that Leeds Rhinos get involved with things like this because it really means a lot to the individuals.”

“It’s huge that the Rhinos can work with organisations like Aspire and Active Leeds and it’s great that there is more and more going on that gets everyone involved in sport.

“Seeing some of the faces of the participants today it can melt your heart because you can see how much passion and effort they have put into their performances today.”

Leeds Rhinos mascot Ronnie the Rhino also made an appearance on the day and was a particular hit with the younger age groups.

“We have had Ronnie with us today, there are a lot of young players here and they were overwhelmed with Ronnie being here and jumping with joy, but I think it’s good to get players involved with stuff like this because it makes the fans feel like they are part of the Rhinos and it’s great to socialise with people that are as passionate about the club as we are,” added Oledski.

With one of the biggest turnouts for the event in its history, the sky is the limit for Chris and Leeds Rhinos Foundation, who will be looking to grow the event in years to come.

Chris said:

“This festival is a shining pinnacle of what we do throughout the year, in past years we have worked with the SILC schools around Leeds, via the Active Schools Programme, and now we are working consistently with the adult groups with Aspire CBS and the partnership we have got going with them and you can just see straight away the more people we get to engage with the bigger the tournament grows and the more fun is had, but also just the love of our sport, it gets spread out to an audience that doesn’t always get to experience it so it’s been brilliant and hopefully we can keep growing it every year and get bigger and bigger.”

LEEDS School Games - Boccia & NAK Competition

DATE: 5th May 2017

VENUE: Leeds Beckett Uni

AGE GROUP - KS2, 3 & 4

SCHOOLS ENTERED: NW SILC- Brudenell, East SILC- Temple Moor, South SILC- Broomfield, Mount St Marys, Bruntcliffe Academy, Five Lane end Primary, Cardinal Heenan, West SILC- Farnley Academy, John Smeaton Academy, West SILC- Milestone.

Congratulations!! Leeds Boccia/NAK qualifiers to West Yorkshire Summer School Games!!

Boccia -

Bruntcliffe Ac

East SILC - Temple Moor 

NAK - 

Mount St Marys

John Smeaton Ac


LEEDS SSP- Active Schools- Secondary Inclusive Aqua

DATE: 27TH March 2017


VENUE: John Charles Centre for Sport- Aquatics

SCHOOLS ENTERED: East SILC - Temple Moor, South SILC- Broomfield, John Smeaton, NW SILC-Back Lane, PHGS


DATE: 2nd Feb 2017




The second edition of the West Yorkshire Primary Panathlon took place in the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre with all 5 areas of the county competing and 12 teams involved.

The 2017 Primary edition saw a new champion emerge, Bradford’s Knowleswood Primary, came through a 11 activity rotation competition with a score of 96 points, who saw off favourites, St Augustine’s of Calderdale, who finished runners-up on 85 points.

Both teams beat their competition from Leeds, 3 other Bradford schools, 4 Kirklees teams and 2 Wakefield teams on a fantastic day of sporting action involving 102 disabled young people from across 17 schools.

Samuel Wade, teacher at Knowleswood said, “What an amazing day and a real joy to be part of it. I can’t believe it the kids can’t believe it. I thought the atmosphere in the hall was super and team spirit was in abundance.“

Aaron Daniel Davis, a pupil said following the victory, “This is real ace, I can’t believe we won, today I love my life.”

Dawn Kellett, a lead teacher of runners-up St. Augustine’s said, “The event was fantastic, what an experience being with so many others. The activities are well planned, adapted for all abilities and coupled with it being a competitive experience, which children don’t normally get. Finishing 2nd topped it all off.”

Leaders (pictured left) from a series of schools across Kirklees performed admirably, all gaining praise from the teachers and as Sarah Farrar of Kingsland School in Wakefield said, “they were fantastic, supportive and encouraging, showing empathy and helping such a structured event run so smoothly.”

Amanda Simpson, a teacher from third placed Girlington Primary said, “On behalf of our children at Girlington Primary School for a fantastic Panathlon experience. The activities were well thought through, taking into consideration a variety of disabilities. Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and memories were made. The whole event ran like clockwork which added to the enjoyment. We are already looking forward to next year.”


1st Knowleswood (Bradford) 96
2nd St Augustine’s (Calderdale) 85
3rd Girlington/Lidget Green (Bradford) 73
4 Lowerfields (Bradford) 71
5 Ireland Wood (Leeds) 70
6 Fearnville (Bradford) 70
7 Moorlands (Kirklees) 69
8 Kingsland 1 (Wakefield) 57
9 Reinwood (Kirklees) 55
10 Castle Hill/ Dalton/Newsome (Kirklees) 53
11 Rowley Lane / Denby/ Thurston Lane (Kirklees) 48
12 Kingsland 2 (Wakefield) 38

Phil Truby, an Events Officer from Yorkshire Sports Foundation said, “What a brilliant event, we are so pleased to have had this number of schools from across the county involved and starting them up so young into the Panathlon programme”

Thanks to Yorkshire Sports Foundation for their support.

LEEDS SCHOOL GAMES - Come & Try Inclusive Sportshall Athletics

DATE: 20th Jan 2017

VENUE: John Charles Centre for Sport - Athletics & Bowls

PRIMARY SCHOOLS ENTERED: Raynville, Allerton C of E, Richmond Hill, Holy Rosary & St Annes, NW SILC- Bradford Rd, NW SILC - Brudenell, Sharp Lane, Oulton, Pudsey Greenside, Middleton, Ireland Wood, South SILC- Broomfield, Highfield, West SILC- Hollybush,  NW SILC -Pennyfields, Pudsey Waterloo, Guiseley & Farsley Fairfield Primary

SECONDARY SCHOOLS ENTERED: East SILC - Temple Moor, East SILC- John Jamieson, John Smeaton Academy, NW SILC - Benton Park, NW SILC - Benton Park Provision, Mount St Marys HS, PHGS.



ACTIVE SCHOOLS LEEDS - 'Come & Try ' Inclusive Primary Aqua Festival


West Yorkshire School Games - KS3/4 Panathlon

DATE: 1st Dec 2016

VENUE: Huddersfield LC

LEEDS Team: South SILC, East SILC- Temple Moor, South SILC-Rodillian Academy


The third edition of the West Yorkshire Multisport Panathlon took place in the brand new Huddersfield Leisure Centre with all 5 areas of the county competing.

The 2016 final saw a new champion emerge, Wakefield, whose students came from Kettlethorpe High School, who defeated two times champions, Calderdale, who finished runners-up.

Both teams saw off competition from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees on a fantastic day of sporting action involving 92 disabled young people from across 14 schools.

Wakefield won four events – boccia, table cricket, kurling and field athletics – on their way to victory with a total of 54 points. Calderdale with two wins in the polybat and Athletics races secured 48 points.

The other three teams fought out a close battle for third with Kirklees taking that position with 34, Leeds fourth with 24 and Bradford finishing with 22 points.

Lucy Wall, Events Officer from Yorkshire Sports Foundation said, “What a brilliant event, we are so pleased to have had 14 schools from across the county involved and already discussions have be held by teachers today about local Panathlon’s prior to this. We are all looking forward to next year’s edition. Huge thanks goes to the Panathlon team for a great day.”

“What a fantastic event this was,” said Panathlon COO Tony Waymouth, “Each year more schools become involved across Yorkshire, and these teams today are made up of 3 or 4 schools each, so it’s also about their camaraderie. We thank Yorkshire Sports Foundation for their support “

Helen Holdsworth, SGO for Leeds said, “We have more children who would benefit, I think as an area, a Leeds Panathlon day would be a great and further introduction to this great concept”

Panathlon has also trained 10 Leaders with Moderate learning difficulties from John Jamieson School in Leeds, who worked alongside 15 leaders from New College of Pontefract in helping deliver the event.

Final Results –

1st Wakefield 54pts

2nd Calderdale 48 pts

3rd Kirklees 34pts

4th Leeds 24 pts

5th Bradford 22 pts  

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Active Schools 'Come & Try' KS2-4 Inclusive Tennis Event

DATE: 7th Nov 2016


SCHOOLS ENTERED: South SILC, St Francis Assissi Primary, East SILC - Temple Moor, NW SILC- Brudenell, John Smeaton Academy, South SILC - Rodillian Academy, Cardinal Heenan, New Bewerley Primary, Cobden, NW SILC- Bradford Rd, East SILC- John Jamieson, Rothwell C of E Primary, Rawdon St Peters Primary, Farsley Fairfield Primary, Sharp Lane Primary, Holy Rosary & St Annes Primary.