PE AND SPORT

Too often young people are allowed to adopt a negative mentality that limits their development. However at Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School we want to push our pupils to the limit of their potential. We want to enable our pupils to develop the essential life skills that give them a competitive edge, not just in school but when they’re older in their professional life — to become better communicators, to develop social skills, confidence, high aspirations and more resilience. Sport, including competitive sport, is one of the means via which we will do this.

 

Teamwork is the ultimate ‘transferable skill’; friendships formed on the sports field make youngsters happier and healthier in the short and long term and they make young people more likely to thrive in a work environment where collaboration and networking are increasingly valuable.

 

Crucially, we are not simply focused on one of either recreational sport or competitive sport. We strive to strike a balance between to the two areas. The primary commitment of Harper Bell to sport is participation and enjoyment. We provide all children with the chance to participate in extra-curricular sporting clubs each evening of the week, alongside a broad and engaging PE curriculum. While links with local sports clubs ensure that we can provide our pupils with pathways to bigger and better things. 

 

We are driven by the aim of providing our elite athletes with the opportunity to participate in competitive sport and represent Harper Bell in inter-school sport on a regular basis. However, unlike many schools, we also aim to get all children to pull on the jersey of Harper Bell and represent the school in a competitive arena, rather than the select few. Therefore our aim is for every child in year four to six to play sport for Harper Bell at least once during the academic year. Fundamentally we want to provide opportunities for all pupils to participate as a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. It’s also a great way to build character and resilience.

Our PE and Sport Curriculum:

  • Extra-curricular sports clubs available for all children on a daily basis; 

  • We actively participate in a number of schools' leagues, including girls' football, boys' football, netball, cricket, basketball and athletics; 

  • We are an active member of the Clifton Schools' Sport Partnership; 

  • A qualified sports coach works alongside teachers to deliver PE and sport; 

  • Gifted and talented children are identified and given targeted coaching to aid their development; 

  • Through our links with our local professional teams and school sport associations, our children have a clear pathway to progress. 

Sporting Honours and Achievements

2016/17

Athletics 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Boys Winners 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Girls Runners-up 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Overall Winners 

Football 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - Football League Runners-up 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - Erdington Cup Winners

  • Adriel Walker - West Bromwich Albion Football Club under 11s 

  • Liberty Walker and Jonan Walker- Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA district players

2017/18

Athletics 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Sports Hall Athletics - Winners 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Quad Kids Athletics - Winners 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Boys - Winners 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Girls - Winners 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Field - Winners 

  • West Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Association Overall - Winners 

Basketball 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Basketball - Winners 

Football 

  • Liberty Walker and Micah Gray - Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA district players

  • Liberty Walker - Aston Villa under 12s

  • Liberty Walker - Birmingham Primary Schools' FA - County Captain

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - Girls' League - Runners-up 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - League - Winners 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - League Cup - Runners-up 

  • Birmingham City FC Cup - Winners 

  • St. Clements Church of England Shield - Winners 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - Erdington Cup - Runners-up

Hockey

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Hockey - Winners 

Rugby

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Rugby - Winners 

School Games Mark 

  • Gold Award

2018/19 

Football 

  • Elijah Fyfield-McLeary, Mahliq Fenton-Williams and Le'Jae Fyfield-Fuller - Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA district players

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - Play-off finalists 

  • Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA - League - Third place 

Athletics 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Sports Hall Athletics - Winners 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Year 3 and 4 Athletics - Winners 

  • Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Championships - Girls squad second overall 

  • Birmingham Primary Schools' Athletics Championships - Girls relay champions 

Basketball 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Basketball - Winners 

Hockey

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Hockey - Winners 

School Games Mark 

  • Gold Award

2019/20 

Football

  • Mahliq Fenton-Williams - Erdington and Saltley Primary Schools' FA district player

Basketball 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Basketball - Winners 

Athletics 

  • Clifton Sports Partnership Sports Hall Athletics - Winners

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For all children to fulfil their God-given talents and to aspire to achieve a university education. 

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