Sport and PE

Mrs Leach to run from York to London and back again 2023 to 2024**

I’m excited to let you know that I’ve been fortunate enough to secure a ballot place in next year’s London Marathon to be held on the 21st of April 2024.

As a result, I am delighted to inform you that I am using this fantastic opportunity to raise money for the PTFA at the school. All money raised will provide vital resources and enrichment experiences for our amazing pupils that the school might not otherwise be able to afford.

With the support of the school and the PTFA, I am planning to arrange several events from now until the race that will involve all the children in my training, help highlight the fun of exercise and also the benefit of bringing a growth mindset into class every day. The picture attached is from when I last ran the marathon in 2015, and you can read my story here.

**This refers to the potential training miles involved in preparing for the event but may be subject to a competition, so not going to be giving too much away!Mrs Leach

Autumn 1 Clubs Letter

School Clubs will recommence next week and there are still places at each of them.  Please see the clubs letter for the first half of the Autumn term below; a copy of this has also been sent home to families by email.

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Please let Mrs Greening in the office know as soon as possible if your child is interested in the Chess Club as we may need to cancel this if there is not enough interest.

Click here for more information about extra-curricular activities at Elvington Church of England Primary School.

Wear your sporty outfit day!

The School Council would like to raise money to buy some new football nets. They have been working alongside Hannah from Phunky Foods as their role as Phunky Food Ambassadors. They have already produced a short video to tell the Phunky Food what they would like to do to promote healthy living within school.

On Monday 19th June, they would like you to make a voluntary contribution to wear your favourite sporty outfit to school. (Suggested donation of £1-2.)

Any money they make will be matched by funds from the PE budget. They do hope you will support their plans.

Sports Week 2023

We are all looking forward to Sports Week, week beginning 19th June. Please remember to have a full PE kit and a water bottle in school. During this week the children will be able to join in with a range of exciting activities including: a climbing wall, rugby inflatable and dance workshops.

We will also be holding our Sports’ Day on Tuesday 20th June at 1:15pm. The children will be taking part in races and then working in teams to complete a series of activities. Spectators will be welcome. A stand will be present from Phunky Foods.

On Friday 23rd June at 2pm, we will be holding our Mini Marathon. The Mini Marathon is our annual school fundraiser, look out for sponsorship forms to help us raise money for school fund. Parents/carers are invited to cheer their child on in this event!

Message from Tennis Coach

Dear Parents,

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Ian and I have really enjoyed our time at Elvington Primary. We have been really impressed by the children who we found to be so polite, enthusiastic and great fun! Some of the children really seemed to enjoy the tennis coaching that they had and we would love to see them again. We are based at Down the Line Tennis Academy at York St John University Sports Park on Haxby Road. There is lots going on which you may like your child to get involved with. For any children wishing to join us for tennis camp over May Half Term we’d like to offer them Members Rates as an initial welcome to the academy. Tennis camp takes place 30th May until 2nd June 9am-12pm for ages 5-10. We can provide tennis racquets if needed. Should you wish to discuss your child starting to do some tennis sessions during term time or indeed camp with us (either over half term or the summer holidays) then my email is We look forward to coming back next year to teach possibly some of their siblings.

Kind regardsNicky Moss, Down the Line Tennis Academy, Tennis manager/LTA Level 3 Coach

Update on Mr Buttery’s Three Peaks Challenge

After successfully climbing Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and Scafell Pike, we are attempting to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

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Any money raised will be used to purchase reading resources for Elvington Church of England Primary School.

I would like to thank the nine sponsors, who have donated £205.

Your support will be greatly appreciated when we attempt this challenge on Thursday 6th April 2023 – to donate, please visit: crowdfunding/andrew-buttery-432?utm_term=ERe8pKwWq.

An article on the challenge was featured in The Press: news/23365378.elvington-ce-school-york-head-teacher-three-peaks-trek/.Mr Buttery

Summer 1 Clubs List

Please see below the club list for the Summer Term. Clubs start the week beginning 24th April, with the exception of Revision Club which starts 19th April, until week ending 26th May. The letter and booking form has also been emailed home to families.

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Big Walk and Wheel

We’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal event 2023, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 20th to 31st March 2023, it’s free and we would love everyone to be involved. We would like to encourage your child(ren) to take active journeys to school on as many days as possible during the event, and join them on their way. You can scooter, cycle or walk. If you have to travel by car because of where you live, you could always park a short distance away from school to still take part. Or your child can walk several laps of the playground as they enter the school grounds. Walk to School Week is a great way to get children active, which is important for physical health and mental wellbeing. Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate. THANK YOU