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Award Winning Week!

posted 23 Nov 2015, 07:23 by   [ updated 26 Nov 2015, 06:01 ]

The PE department had a fantastic time last week winning two Sports Awards - a fantastic achievement!  

These were ‘The Best Establishment for Sport’ in Tendring and the Essex ‘Fit for Life’ award. 

Miss Harris and Mr Bibby are very proud to win these awards and if it wasn’t for the dedication, commitment and hard work of the whole PE department this couldn’t be achieved.  TTC PE staff give up so much time before, during, after school and at weekends to ensure students have the best opportunities available to them.  

The staff in the PE department go above and beyond what is expected of them and I am so pleased this has been recognised with achieving these awards. So, a big thank you goes to Mr Masters, Mr Wiper, Mr Clements, Mr Chinnery, Mr Welch, Mr Bibby, Mr Rouse, Mr Ormerod, Miss Hill, Miss Skinner, Miss Mankee, Miss Bysouth, 
Miss Flynn and Mr Ibbotson. Also, another thank you for the support of Miss Andrews and Mr Muldoon throughout the year. 

The ‘Fit for Life’ awards recognised the outstanding commitment in encouraging students to be active and take part in a wide range of sports.  

Karen Harris and Matt Bibby were described as phenomenal bosses. The PE department live for the job and revolve life around ensuring their students have the most opportunities to excel, chances to watch their sporting heroes, take part in extracurricular activities and get the most out of every lesson.  

The PE department work tirelessly looking for ways and means to improve the delivery to students and use emerging technologies brilliantly to do so.  

Miss Harris also recently organised a whole school Race for Life event which was a fantastic community event to take part in - raising £6570 for cancer research.  

The college promotes its PE department believing it to contribute to healthy and active lifestyles, to help improve students emotional well being and to develop leadership and social skills.  

The PE department are also proud to achieve the prestigious afPE award with Distinction. 

Why did the TTC PE department win the “Fit for Life” award?

Regular physical activity helps students succeed in school – and in life!  In addition to keeping students healthy and strong, being active for 60 minutes a day has been shown to:

· Boost academic performance

· Increase concentration and focus

· Improve classroom attendance and behaviour  

Students spend on average 6-7 hours a day in school, and we often find that if they don’t move there, they don’t move at all. That is why all PE staff at TTC are educating other teachers and students with the tools to stay active; our aim being that students get moving for at least 60 minutes either before, during or after the school day.

How can this be achieved?

  • Physical Education lessons
  • Physical activity during school cross-curricular activities
  • Physical activity at clubs before and after school, as well as during lunch.
  • Family & community involvement before and after school
  • By promoting staff involvement 

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bones, muscle and joint development, and decreases the risk of obesity.  

Students need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight. If this sounds like a lot, consider that 8 to 18 year olds spend an average of 7.5 hours per typical day using entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies and only one-third of secondary school students get the recommended levels of physical activity. 

So let’s get our students even more active. See a PE teacher to find out how! 

Karen Harris
Curriculum Leader - PE