Sport and PE

School Games Mark Platinum Award

We are pleased to inform you that Elvington Church of England Primary School has been presented the Platinum award for the School Games mark. This is in recognition of our school demonstrating a relentless commitment to creating positive engagement through physical activity across the school day.

Mini Marathon – Friday June 28th 2pm

Our annual Mini Marathon is due to take place in our Sports’ week; week beginning 24th June 2024. We would like to invite parents along to support this event. The children will be running laps of a course set out within the school grounds and we would like to ask for sponsorship to raise money for school funds.

They will have half an hour to see how many laps they can do. They are able to walk or run during this time and will have access to a water station.

Attached is a sponsor form but, in a bid to save paper, please don’t feel obliged to print this. I can provide a paper copy for anyone needing this.

We do hope that you will support your child in this worthwhile cause.

Kind regards, Mrs Granger

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Summer 1 Clubs Letter

Please see below the clubs letter for the first half of the Summer term; a copy of this has also been sent home to families by email.

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Save the Date – Virtual London Marathon

I am pleased to confirm the schools entry into the virtual London Marathon. This will take place instead of a sharing assembly on Friday 19th April, where each child can take part in running or walking laps of the playground to receive a TCS Schools London Marathon certificate. The school will also receive a trophy to celebrate us all taking part in the event. Parents and carers will be invited to cheer the pupils round. More details to follow after Easter.Mrs Leach

Non Uniform Day – Reminder

Good afternoon,

Just a reminder that this Friday 23rd we are celebrating what makes us unique by having a non uniform day. There is a suggested donation of £1 per child. The money raised will be added to my London Marathon fund raising total for the PTA.

Cash donations or donations on my Just Giving page are welcome on or before the day.

My Just Giving page is

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Please be aware, if using page, that there is a set minimum donation by Just Giving of £2. Also, please note you do not have to add a tip on the Just Giving page, it can be set to zero, as this does not reduce any fees that we pay for having the page.

Any cash donations will be collected from the children in class on Friday morning.

Thank you to those who have already donated and I look forward to seeing the children in all their glory on Friday.

Best wishes,Mrs Leach

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