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Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration Inter-School Tournament

Barely into the new school year and yet another Inter-School Tournament to shout about, this time with primary schools from the Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration!

This time we were in a very familiar area, with lots of the schools involved with Imagination Gaming on a regular basis, with teams from Shawlands, Joseph Locke, Burton Road, Summer Lane, Holy Rood and our wonderful hosts for the day Keresforth Primary.

Excellent day, good tutors, enjoyable games, a must have for all schools!

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School

 

The day began with a selection of games perfect for welcoming new players, such as Team 3 above for communication and teamwork, and Yogi below for sheer silliness and laughter! Both are great examples of very different games that you can teach anyone and get started in seconds, for maximum fun.

 

 

I enjoyed this day because you got to compete with other schools and try out new games, especially Zeus On The Loose

Emily, Keresforth Primary School

 

After everyone had arrived and was settled in it was time to learn the games they would play in the tournament. As always everyone studied intently, before heading off into their teams to practice and share tips and strategies ready for the competition later. 

 

The games they'd be battling over this time were, Zeus On The Loose, Savvy, Concept Kids Animals (above) and Doodle Rush (below). A mix of old and new that would require a range of skills to succeed at, yet easily accesible by all the children. Maths, communication, description and risk assessment were all on show, along with the strategy required to know how and when to use these skills to their utmost!

I thought the tournament was fantastic. The kids loved it while still flexing their brain muscles. There are always fun new games in with the classics... I even bought one for school! Excellent!

Mr. Clayton, Joseph Locke Primary School

 

...all great but I enjoyed working as a team in the morning, and I love Savvy!

Effie from Shawlands

 

So Who Won?!

Massive congratulations to Emily from the host school Keresforth, who managed more individual points in the tournament than anyone else. Well done Emily! Here she is with her trophy, but was it enough to help her team to the overall trophy...?

 

Congratulations go to .... BURTON ROAD PRIMARY

Here's the team that managed the most points between them, clear winners on the day and well done to Abigail, Oliver, Jacob and Tianna who all managed great individual scores to contribute to a fantastic win! Well done.

 

Well done also to all our teams for taking part and making it such a fun day for everyone. Here they all are with their certificates and smiles!

HOLY ROOD

 

JOSEPH LOCKE

 

KERESFORTH

 

SHAWLANDS

 

and SUMMER LANE

 

Again congratulations to everyone who took part, and especially to Keresforth Primary School for hosting another brilliant inter-school games tournament for the Barnsley Town Centre Collaboration... we can't wait for the next one!

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Greenfield Primary 7th Inter-School Tournament Needs BIGGER Venue!

Greenfield Primary’s 7th Inter-School Games Tournament found a new location!

With so many Barnsley Schools wanting to take part we found ourselves in need of a bigger venue. An obvious choice was Kirkbalk Academy who very kindly agreed to act as host for the day. Not only did they provide a fantastic venue, we were also supported by 6 of their students and they made amazing mentors, so special thanks goes to: Dylan Atkinson, Lewis Graham, Emily Davey, Lewis Burrell, Cassie Wilson and Georgie-Leigh Marsden.

It was a fantastic day...

Mr. Hardy, Hoyland Common, Barnsley

Find out which schools took part and the final results below!

 

What Happened:

As always we used a variety of different of games which required lots of focus and skills Our pupils had to be quick and able to process things visually at a fast pace! The games played were; Rings Up, Crabz, Doodle Rush, Pass the Bomb and Whoosh

The morning was spent practising the games in schools teams, plenty of encouragement, lots of discussion about the rules and tactics. Dinner time was spent chilling out, during which they enjoyed some 3D jigsaws.

But of course... afternoon was competition time and the atmosphere was electric, the children and adults taking part had oodles of fun!

At the end of the tournament we had prize-giving, with certificates for everyone and trophies for the winning school and highest scoring individual player. . 

 

The Final Result!:

·         Winners            Hoyland Common                              

·         Second             Birdwell Primary 

·         Third                 High View Primary 

·        Fourth (joint)     Greenfield Primary & Tankersley St Peters 

.         Fifth                  Jump Primary

.         Sixth                 The Mill Academy

.         Seventh            Joseph Locke

.         Eighth               Hoyland Springwood

 

Congratulations to Hoyland Common for coming out on top again this year. Mr Hardy, Hoyland Commons' Play and Sports Leader said "It was a fantastic day and we are super proud of our team for coming out on top but we got a lot more out of the day than just a winners medal"

Well done Kate Berridge from Hoyland Common on winning the trophy for the highest scoring individual. You were on fire!

We have to say all pupils that took part were fantastic and a real credit to their school. The interaction between children and staff involved was enthusiastic and positive and they all thoroughly deserved their Certificates.

Inter-School Tournaments are a great alternative to sporting events and give those children who are not as interested in sport something to represent their school in. We like to think of them as a “Mind Sport Activity” We simply cannot wait for the next!... it could be at your school...

 

Why should you take part in an Imagination Gaming Tournament?

·        Our Tournaments are a great way of bringing different schools and backgrounds together.

·        Test your brains to problem solve and be the quickest!

·        Make new friends and take on new challenges.

·        Win trophies and certificates for you and your school!

 

For more information about School Tournaments and how you and your school can get involved, click here:

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Kirk Balk Academy Inter-school Tournament 2019

So another great tournament and another great day.

Today our tournament took place at a Secondary School, Kirk Balk Academy with 6 of their feeder schools in attendance. We had Greenfield who arranged the competition, Tankersley St Peter’s, West Meadows, Birdwell, Hoyland Springwood and Jump Primary. 

Some familiar faces... staff and children appeared along with many new ones.

The games for the day included, Jungle Speed, City of Zombies, PDQ and Katamino. Games catering for maths, literacy, shape and reflex and coordination, something for everyone!

A morning of practice, strategy and cooperative learning soon turned into an afternoon of positive pressure, and extreme thinking skills. The children competed against both each other securing points not only for themselves but for their team.

The atmosphere was one of concentration and focus but always in an air of sportsmanship and fair play. Supporting teachers from each school were all fantastic, with enthusiasm and smiles in abundance, acting as judges on each of the tables and answering any rules questions that arose. This gave those teachers an opportunity to see first hand how the games work and how much children engage and focus. 

A big thank you for contributing in such a positive way. 

It was also nice over the dinner break to take the opportunity to try out some of the new problem solving games from this years awards. We gave children  a great sneak peek into some of the new activities we have in store in the new academic year.

 

Today’s competition we saw Jump Primary come out on top, they returned back to school with both trophies… Winning School and Highest Scoring Individual Player WELL DONE ADAM C.

 

The feedback has been most delightful with everyone saying how much they had enjoyed themselves, how they enjoyed meeting new friends and pushing themselves with some high level thinking. A huge thank you to Kirk Balk Academy for agreeing to host on behalf on Greenfield Primary. Another fantastic day and congratulations to all that took part.

Here’s to the next one...!

 

 

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SMAT Primary Inter-School Tournament

 

2019 continues to start with a bang at Imagination Gaming with yet more Inter-School Tournaments!

Following first time competitions with schools in Worksop and North of the border in Scotland, this October we have returned for our regular competition with the SMAT family of schools in Barnsley for yet another fantastic day of games.

A fantastic day that really allowed children to shine!

Mr. Silverwood, Headteacher, Elsecar Primary School

 

Our hosts this time were Royston St. John's primary school, and their team was joined by teams from Darton Primary, West Meadows, The Mill Academy, Queens Road Academy, St. Mary's, All Saints and Elsecar too... a fantastic 8 teams of children ready to have fun and do battle to be crowned the latest champions!

As always began the day with some fast, accessable games that would entertain and enthuse the teams as they arrived and got settled in.

Maki Stack (above), a team game that tests your communication and coordination skills and rely's on speed under pressure was a favourite again, as was the tricky puzzler Match Madness (below).

I liked meeting new people and I loved the game Get Packing...

Grace, Y6, The Mill Academy

Get Packing (above) was a brilliant new challenge even the adults were stumped by this one, and the ever popular Cobra Paw (below) was a hit yet again too.

Brilliant day with a great mix of different games...

Mrs. Baker, Queens Road Academy

Another current favourite, Farm Rescue (below), proved another great cooperative challenge for the team from St. Mary's as they tried to catch the wolf before he got to the animals!!!

 

Practice time!

Once everyone was settled it was time to learn the games that would feature in the day's tournament. All the children (and staff!) displayed fantastic listening skills as we demonstrated the games to everyone, before letting them go and practice them for themselves.

Each team worked through the four chosen games, helping their team-mates conquer the rules and then exchanging ideas and tactics as they played, with the goal of everyone on their team being as confident and ready as possible to take on the other schools come competition time.

The games of the day were, Pirate Gold, Concept Kids: Animals, Savvy and Doodle Rush, needing a mix of mathematical, communication, drawing and logic skills to succeed

I enjoyed the treasure chest game because I liked how even if you came last you would still get something to increase your points!

Holly, Y6, All Saints Academy

I enjoyed all the games, but my favourite was Concept Kids: Animals (above)...

Elnaz, St. Mary's

I liked  the drawing game because it's very fast and frantic...

Lucy, Y6, Royston St. Johns

Then the afternoon came and it was time to compete!

All the teams were split onto different tables, each with 4 players on, all from different schools. Each group then played each of the 4 games they had learnt, this time competing for points to put towards both their individual tallys, and their overall schools score.

Even with such glory at stake, it was wonderful to see all the children competing fairly, and helping each other if necessary, to ensure an exciting an welcoming competition for all.

I enjoyed seeing the children try out new games, support each other and interact with pupils from other schools. Great day out :) 

Miss Gracie, Darton Primary

 

SO WHO WON?!

Well our first congratulations go to Isla from the hosts, Royston St. John. A fantastic 18 points from a possible 20 was enough to take the prize (but only by half a point!).

Well done Isla!

 

Below, you can see all the teams that took part in the day, proudly holding their certificates... find out who the winning team were at the bottom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

here's individual points winner ISLA with her trophy and the rest of the team from Royston St. Johns...

 

and the eventual WINNING TEAM..... ELSECAR PRIMARY!!!!

Here they are with their winning trophy!

 

Again, thank you to our wonderful hosts at Royston St. John's, and all the other children and staff for making today such a fabulous occasion!

 

If you would like to see an Inter-School Tournament in your schools area, get in touch and we'll make it happen...

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