Sports within the Community
We are extremely fortunate to work alongside many local sporting establishments. Our children benefit greatly from having the opportunities to work alongside these professionals who provide specialist support and coaching developing skills and expertise across a range of sports and activities.
Thornes Park Run
Wakefield Wildcats - Wakefield Wildcats provide block teaching across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 throughout the year. The children also experience visits to the Belle Vue Stadium, taking part in curtain raisers to the professional Super League games. They also take part in a number of tournaments and festivals held at the ground. Our children were also fortunate to 'Walk out of the tunnel' with the players acting as mascots at the televised Super League Game again Hull.
Leeds Rhinos V Wakefield Trinity 17th March 2017
On Friday evening (17th March) some of our Key Stage 2 children had an amazing and exciting opportunity; representing our school, as flag bearers for the Leeds Rhinos V Wakefield Trinity rugby league match, live at the Headingley Stadium. This was the first time most of our children had visited the stadium and for some of them, the first time they had experienced a live super league match (televised on Sky Sports)
The children were a credit to themselves, their families and the school. They had a fantastic time and loved taking part in such an event, especially knowing they are going to be on TV!
More pictures on the Gallery.
Wakefield Wildcats Learning Zone
Our children enjoy taking part in the Learning Zone at the Wakefield Wildcats.
Elite Rugby - Elite Rugby provide an experience that will inspire, educate and help every child to realise their full potential. Coached by rugby league professionals Ryan Hudson, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel, the children develop their abilities and skills in a unique, safe and fun environment that the children thrive in.
DanceXpolsion - DanceXplosion Dance Academy, based at Belle Vue Stadium with a focus on getting children active and having the opportunity to participate in performances on a match day. Jodie Travis, the Academy owner runs a schools programme of which we have been fortunate enough to be part of. This has been wonderful for our children as it has enabled some of our talented dancers to be selected for the troop performing on match days.
What our visiting coaches have to say about our wonderful children:
The children at Sandal Castle are a pleasure to coach and always challenge our coaching team with their never say die approach to sports! The children are very coachable and take on information very quickly which enables us to get straight into a skill then small sided games! The improvement in movement skills over the past 5 weeks has been amazing and we are really looking forward to seeing these children take the sport to the next level, whether that’s in the community or a professional sports team!
Ryan Hudson - Director of Elite Kids Coaching