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Sports Day 2021

After School Sports Coaching: Football


As a leavers treat, we prepared an obstacle course and a colour run for our Year 6 children!


Our new running track was used for the first time this week. Here are some photos!


A huge thank you to Jarrek and his team from EdSpace who have completed our running track today! We are delighted with it! We need to leave it to settle, and then we’ll be raring to go... 6 laps = 1 mile.



Climbing Competition - February 2020

6 of our Key Stage 2 children went to Eden Rock at Carlisle to enter an inter-school’s climbing competition!

The children climbed 20 routes, and were scored according to how many attempts they took to complete each route. 

The children showed stamina and determination to succeed. Mrs Chappell was very proud of how they coached and encouraged each throughout!

Orienteering - 28th January 2020

Melissa and Simon at the Kings Arms donated some money to school last year, and we bought some new compasses (amongst other things).
Today Alan Hartley came into our classes to teach us how to use the compasses and develop our skills!

Penrith Swimming Gala - 16th January 2020

Well done to all of our swimmers who took part in the swimming gala at Penrith Leisure Centre. 

Table Tennis Taster Session - 5th December 2019

We are very proud of these children who represented Shap CE School at KSGS table tennis afternoon! The children started the afternoon learning table tennis skills, and concluded playing 6 different table tennis games!
Thoroughly enjoyable, and Mike Sunderland, who organised the event passed on glowing comments about our children’s ability!
Well done all.

Intra Tri-golf Competition - 20th November 2019

Some of our KS2 children attended an inter-school tri-golf competition at Penrith Leisure Centre. The rest of the KS2 children took part in an intra-school competition of their own, organised by Mrs Idle. The children were fantastic and worked in their coloured teams. The results are as follows:

1st place - Yellow, 669 points

2nd place - Red, 351 points

3rd place - Green, 285 points

4th place - Blue, 270 points.

Scooting & Skateboarding - November 2019

We enjoyed having some scooting and skateboarding sessions today, from Liam at Team Rubicon. Catbells did some great work on scooters, and the rest of the school used skateboards. Some of us even practised some new tricks!

Sportshall Athletics - 31.10.19

Twelve children from Helvellyn represented the school by attending a Sportshall Athletics competition. It was held at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, and we competed against 9 other teams. Everyone was great and ran as fast as they could!! There were also some throwing and jumping events. Well done athletes!

Skipping Workshops - 11.10.19

Skipping Workshops delivered skipping sessions to all classes today. We looked at the perfect posture, and then had a go at some tricks. At the end of the day, parents were invited to watch a demonstration run by the children. Some of the parents even took part!

Eden Partnership Football Competition - October 2019

Well done to our football team. We played 4 games at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, and the teamwork was AMAZING!!

Bike To School Week - 23-27 September 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in this. On our best day we had 37 children cycling or scooting to school. 

KS1 Cross Country at Hunter Hall - 19.09.19

Well done to the runners from Kidsty Pike class who have been to the KS1 Cross Country running event at Kirkby Stephen. We’re very proud of the effort you all put in and that you all finished with smiles on your faces!

Orienteering - 19.09.19

What a glorious day for orienteering! A huge Thank you to Alan Hartley for working with all of our classes today, the children were highly motivated! We are hoping to raise funds for some new compasses to extend our orienteering skills later on in the year too!

Deloitte Ride Across Britain - 12.09.19

We enjoyed cheering for the passing cyclists, as they took part in the Deloitte Land's End to John O'Groats yesterday. They all did amazingly well on their long journey. 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 - 2019

JUNIOR TOTAL WARRIOR - Friday 21st June 2019

KS2 children were amazing at Junior Total Warrior 2019 at Bramham Park, Leeds on Friday. Everyone completed the course and worked together really well. Staff and parents also completed the 3k course with challenging obstacles and lots of mud!! A big thanks to Wiz Lees Fitness for helping us to train, and for tackling the course with us on the day!



Mrs Idle could not be any prouder of the lacrosse team this afternoon. They played in the North of England Championships (a level 3 competition) at Kendal Rugby Club, competing for a place in the Nationals. Unfortunately we missed out on a place, by two goals, as the top three teams all finished on the same points. Unfortunately there are no photos, as Mrs Idle was too busy cheering! An official team photo will be taken shortly. An amazing performance by the whole team, well done!


Goodley Dale 4 - 5 Shap WIN

                          Shap 9 - 2 Armathwaite WIN

     Milnthorpe 8 - 5 Shap LOSS

                             Shap 12 - 3 Grosvenor Park WIN

        St. Peters 2 - 3 Shap WIN

  St. Thomas's 3 - 6 Shap WIN

Goal scorers:

Alfie (16), Eli (12), Jack (5), Willow (3), Chloe (1), Maya (1)


Helvellyn children ventured next door to the bowling green to take part in some skill-improving games. The bowlers who came to help us were so encouraging and kind. Watch out for information about the bowling club due to start in the summer holidays.


On Wednesday 5th June, Wiz from Wiz Lees Fitness came to school to put the KS2 children through a boot camp training session. This is in preparation for Leeds Junior Total Warrior on Friday 21st June. We will travel to Bramham Park to take part in the 3K course, packed with obstacles to challenge the whole family. The course is suitable for big and little kids aged 6 and over, and they’ll be sure to have a blast. Adults are also welcome to take on the course, so we have parents and members of staff taking on the challenge too.


Our School Games Award arrived in school today. This is to reward us for our commitment to the development of competition across our school and into the community. We are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


An AMAZING effort today from nine Y5/6 children. We played 4 and won 4. Lots of fab team work and positivity. We look forward to the next round in June!

Table Tennis After-School Club - Summer Term 2019

Mike Sunderland has been coaching the children during our After-School Club. Mike is from Kirkby Stephen Table Tennis Club, and the children have loved taking part in a new activity.

KS2 Tag Rugby - 2nd May 2019

A huge well done to the Y3/4 team and Y5/6 team for their wonderful team work and positive attitudes. Both teams played at Penrith and won all of their games! Fantastic!

Dodgeball Taster Session - Mon 29th April 2019

A huge thank you to Ben from Eden Dodgeball Club, for delivering some taster sessions for our KS2 children. Ben runs a club on a Friday evening at Penrith Leisure Centre for anyone who would like to play on a regular basis. Below are some photos of Helvellyn children. Maya and Alfie were chosen as 'Players of the Session'.

Orienteering Competition - Thurs 25th April 2019

Some of the children in Year 5/6 took part in an orienteering competition at Newton Rigg College. Children had to navigate their way around using a map and a dibber, trying to be the fastest back. The children enjoyed their afternoon, and we are looking forward to a future orienteering event here at Shap School.


Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose ‘human power’ for their journey to school. We had an average daily score of 54%. Well done everyone.

Feet First Certificate 2018-19

We have been awarded this certificate for actively promoting the fun aspects of walking, cycling and scooting and also promoting safe driving and parking outside the school for environmental, safety and health reasons

100 Mile Challenge - Active Cumbria

The 100 Mile Challenge Programme has been developed by Active Cumbria in partnership with New Balance to help schools support all children to meet the levels of physical activity recommended by the government.


Shap School take part in this initiative every year. We encourage all children to complete and record 100 miles of physical activity during the academic year. Mile can be measured both within and outside of the school day, through walking, running, cycling, swimming and other means. For more information, please follow the link below, or watch the short film. Look out for Mrs Idle and some of the children from Shap School.

Key Steps Gymnastics - Thurs 14th March 2019

We had three teams taking part in this years competition - Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6. We practised our routines and skills before attending the event at Appleby Grammar School. All three teams were amazing, well done.

U Dance - March 2019

Blencathra children took part in the U Dance Festival this year. The dance was liked to their topic - Stone Age. The children created and practised their dance in school, and then performed to an audience at The Sands Centre, Carlisle. Below is a video of their dress rehearsal.


Jaimi Wilson came to see Helvellyn Class this morning. She has recently returned from three years cycling round the world - unsupported, with no phone and a budget of £7 per day. Jaimi showed us lots of photos and told us all about her adventure. She even showed us her footballing skills!! Jaimi is now in training to attempt to set a new record for a woman cycling around the world unsupported in the fastest time. It currently stands at 124 days - Jaimi is aiming for 120 days. She is due to set out in June 2020. A huge thank you to Jaimi, we have all been inspired to set ourselves a personal goal.

Y5/6 INDOOR KWIK CRICKET TEAM - Thurs 24th January 2019

Well done to our Y5/6 cricket team who took part in a competition at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School this morning. They played extremely well and won 4/5 games.

Netball Team - 15th October 2018

The netball team played at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith.

Wiz Lees Fitness Bootcamp - Fri 7th September 2018

A huge 'thank you' to Wiz and Ben for our Wiz Lees Fitness Bootcamp. Helvellyn children had an AMAZING time!


Key Stage 2 children have started their 6-week block of yoga with Leigh-Ann from Yogi in the Lakes. Yoga helps to keep our bodies strong and flexible, and can have a great impact on mental health.

Awesome Firework Dancers in Catbells - 30th October 2018

Mark Holding Karate

Mark Holding from Mitsuru Karate, comes into school to give us karate sessions. Some of our children also attend his local clubs. Please see Mark's website for further information.


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Total Warrior 2018

Two of our school staff after completing the Total Warrior 10k.

School Sponsored Walk - 13th July 2018

Swimming Lessons at Shap Pool - Summer 2018

Bowling at Shap Bowling Club - June 2018

A big thank you to Shap bowlers for coaching us for the afternoon. There will be a club for children running during the summer.


Our Step 2 and Step 3 teams competeted today at Appleby Grammar School. Well done to both teams - Step 2 came 4th and Step 3 came 2nd!!



We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the BRONZE School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including young volunteers and leaders. We are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded.

PE & Sports Grant for Parents



Our total PE & Sports Grant for the 2016 – 2017 academic year was £8420, with most of this budget now spent to date.


Over the past couple of years, we have made purchasing of equipment for lessons one of our main priorities to aid staff in delivering high quality teaching and learning. Therefore, this year, we have decided to focus on active playtimes and have purchased a range of equipment that the children can use outside. The equipment includes items such as: a range of different balls, skipping ropes, throwing and catching games, a 3-way-shooter installed on the school field etc. We have also purchased some competition leotards for our annual gymnastics competition.


Shap School have joined the Eden Valley Sports Partnership. This helps to ensure that all children have the opportunities to attend relevant and appropriate workshops/competitions. It also gives staff access to courses to continue with their professional development and ensure a high level of good quality teaching across the school.


In April our Year 3/4 children took part in the U-Dance Festival at the Sands Centre, Carlisle. We used some of the funding to pay for the training of staff, coaching sessions with a dance specialist, transport and costumes.


We have employed a specialist cricket coach through the Chance to Shine Schools Cricket Campaign. This involves the coach working with the Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 children to widen their skills and build up their knowledge of the sport and tactics to play the game competitively.


Other specialist coaches we have used within school have delivered dance and drama sessions to KS2 children and lacrosse to the Year 5/6 children. The relevant teaching staff support during these sessions and build up a bank of activities/teaching skills that they could then use to continue the process.


We continue to use some of the funding to pay for transport to enable Shap School to participate in a wide range of activities held at venues within Eden and across England. As there is no public transport, we rely heavily on using local bus companies.


Pool hire has again played a big part in our spending. All children (from Y1-Y6) swim during the Summer Term, with the aim of all children being able to: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m, use a range of stokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. We also organise a triathlon for children in Years 5 and 6, which means extra hours in the pool.


Engraving of trophies and the purchase of Safe Practice: in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity handbook has also used some of our funding.


In response to a pupil questionnaire earlier in the year, we decided to take the KS2 children to Energi Trampoline Park in Carlisle. A large percentage of the children expressed an interest in visiting the new park which promotes an active lifestyle with numerous benefits. Since our visit, many children have continued to attend the park regularly with friends and family members.

Over the next year, we hope to:

  • continue hiring Shap Swimming Pool;

  • continue to hire transport for Eden events and national events;

  • organise sporting events/games with our cluster of schools;

  • provide further opportunities for our G & T children;

  • create an all-weather surface around the edge of the school field to enable children sufficient space to play all year round, and take part in activities such as running and biking.

To contact Angela Idle, our PE Subject Leader, please use this form.