Mango sport magic

January 30 2017

MANGOTSFIELD School has become a hub for school sport across the area .

MANGOTSFIELD School has become a hub for school sport across the area .

It is now the base for the CSET Sports Partnership, which replaces the Grange Sports Partnership.

This organises inter-school matches and tournaments in a wide range of sports and enables students to learn from experts in their field.

Wendy O'Donnell, the partnership lead and school games organiser, said the 28 primary schools involved were able to access opportunities including coaching, competitions, sports and leadership courses and 1:1 PE co-ordinator support.

“Our aim is that all students have a great PE experience at school,” she said.

Will Roberts, chief executive of CSET, which includes Mangotsfield and Downend secondaries, strongly supports the partnership.

“We would like to develop Mangotsfield School as the ‘sporting hub’ for CSET, which is an expanding multi academy trust.” he said.

Mangotsfield School head teacher David Spence is delighted at the opportunity to build strong partnerships with and across the community through sport.

“It is a great way to engage students and raise their aspirations,” he said. Naomi Clipston, head of girls' PE, said she was pleased that the school's girls' teams were achieving as much success as the boys.

The Year 7 and Year 8 netball teams are unbeaten South Gloucestershire champions and the Year 7 team won the area SportsHall athletics, while the Key Stage 4 girls got through to the county badminton finals.

Girls also enjoy football, dance and cheerleading in their PE lessons.