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Sports Council

Physical Education and School Sport is important for all of our pupils here at GEMS Didcot Primary Academy. Over the past year we have really began to raise the profile of PE and Sport by offering our pupils many opportunities. One thing that we are passionate about is pupil voice and what better way for pupils to have their say than being apart of our sports council here at Gems Didcot Primary Academy.


Our sports council consists of two members from each year group from key stages 1 and 2, which have been elected in from their fellow classmates. Our sports council members attend regular meetings with our PE lead, working alongside him to continue to develop PE and Sport across the school.


Minutes – June 2019


Our second sports council meeting’s agenda was: sports equipment, national cricket week, the cricket world cup, football women’s world cup and sports day.


  • As a group we have come to the conclusion that the sports equipment is having a positive impact at lunchtimes now it has been moved to set days. We have established that there are a lot more children actively engaged at break and lunch times. To continue this, we have decided to purchase some more skipping ropes and hula hoops as these are in high demand.

  • We have spoken about the wider sporting world and discussed national cricket week, the cricket world cup and the women’s football world cup. As a group we have decided to make these events more known in our school, talking about them in lessons whilst taking part in different activities during lunchtimes with Mr Shorter.

  • We have also talked about sports day which we are hosting this year as our school games event. We have decided the races for each class and the focus for the forthcoming weeks’ PE lessons, this will ultimately prepare us for the events in sports day.


Minutes - March 2019


Our first sports council meetings items on the agenda were: play time equipment, next house competition, personal challenges for all and extra-curricular clubs.


  • As a group we have decided that we really like having the different sports equipment at play times and in order to get the best use out of it we are going to implement set days for each year group to coincide with the trim trail.
  • We have also decided that our next house competition is going to be Dance, where each year group will have their own song to create a routine for.
  • In order to get more people active and to develop our playtime offer, during our breaks in the afternoon their will be a personal challenge. The challenge we have decided for the forthcoming weeks will be skipping, where pupils can either learn to skip or see how many skips they can perform in one minute.
  • Extra-curricular clubs: As a group we decided that some of the clubs that we would like to see being offered are tag rugby, cricket/rounders, tennis and athletics.