Sports News and Events
At Sandown we are passionate about raising sporting achievement and improving the health and well-being of all our pupils.
In addition to the school curriculum our pupils compete in a range of competitions, sports events and local cluster fixtures which take place at regular intervals during the academic year.
Virtual School Games 2019/20
Sandown has achieved the gold mark for the last 4 years for our fantastic work on engaging children in sport and physical activity. This year we have won the virtual games award for your fantastic efforts of keeping active during lockdown.
Thank you to everyone who has been active during the lockdown and sent in pictures and videos.
We have a wonderful school and community to be proud of.
Sandown's Daily Mile
To help further encourage children to do get their 30 active minutes per day in school, children in KS2 received a daily mile card.
Children must take their card with them while they run and will collect one stamp per day if they can complete 3 laps (1 mile) of the running track. They will earn a log book mention and entry to the cross country squad (if they want).
Once complete they must see Coach D to have their card signed off.
Children can do their mile in the early morning play (8:15 - 8:45am), break times or Mon, Weds, Fri lunch.
Ask your child to see if they ran a mile today!
Aldi's Kit for School's Competition
Sandown wants to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has brought in stickers for Aldi’s exciting Kit for School’s competition. It’s safe to say that we’ve smashed it!
In Memory of Chris Tutt
We are honoured to have received a brand new Macron football kit and footballs from the Chris Tutt Just Giving page set up by his family after he sadly passed away in 2018.
Chris was a terrific footballer, one of the best that came out of Hastings in the seventies and eighties. His best position was wide on the left where he would leave many full backs tied up in knots. Chris went to school at Sandown and represented the school football team. In the photo you can see Chris holding the Collins Cup in 1969 where he captained the side to victory in the final against Hollington winning 3-0.
In memory of Chris, the Sandown Football tournament (held on Saturday 19th Oct) also included a girls’ tournament alongside the boys’ tournament in which there was a shield for the winners in memory of Chris and a cup for the team that demonstrates fair play, The Chris Tutt Cup. There were 18 schools that attended the tournament.
Some lucky Year 5 pupils were selected today to become our new Sports Leaders. They had their first training session with Mrs Antcliffe (School Games Organiser) where they learnt some skills on how to become a great leader. They got the chance to put them to practice with each other on the playground and the results were astounding. Mrs Antcliffe said that they were one of the best group of leaders she has ever worked with! The leaders are now assigned to one lunch day a week where they will go and lead playground games and activities to Reception and Year 1.
Well done leaders, keep up the commitment and enthusiasm!