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Car Park Reminders

7 April 2022

Don't forget Drop Off and Pick Up has changed.REGULAR DAYParents now have the option to drop their child off between 8:30am - 9:00am and collect their child between 3:30pm - 4:00pm.If your child is in Year 1 - Year 4, you will ALWAYS drop off & collect at Car Park 2. If your child is in Year 5 - Year 9, you will ALWAYS drop off & collect at Car Park 1.  SIBLINGS - Car Park 2If you have siblings that are due at both car parks, please drop off and collect at Car Park 2.EARLY DROP OFF - Car Park 2Early drop off is returning between 8:00am - 8:30am (£3). If you would like your child(ren) to access early drop off, you should book online, and drop your child(ren) off at Car Park 2, between the allotted times. LATE PICK UP - Car Park 2Late pick up will continue to be between 4:00pm - 5:00pm (£6). If you would like your child(ren) to access late pick up, you should book online, and collect child(ren) at Car Park 2, between the allotted times. FULL WRAP AROUND CARE - Car Park 2Full wrap around care, both early drop off and late pick up, is discounted (£8). Again, book this online and drop off & pick up at Car Park 2.

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Sporting Influence are hiring

4 April 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of PE specialists.The position would suit a: Primary School Teacher or experienced HLTA with a passion for sport and coaching and/ or a Secondary School PE specialist with a passion to work at Primary level.Sporting Influence is a PE Teaching specialist in its tenth year of trading working mainly in the Harrogate, Craven, York and Leeds area. We specialise in improving the standards of PE provision at Primary School level and creating innovative programmes using sport to engage pupils in cross curricular work. We have a strong ethos of Improving Social Skills through sport in everything we do.We have a number of different programmes that are delivered into schools and cover a wide variety of different sports. We have recently launched the Sporting Influence Community Interest Foundation which works with children in challenging circumstances through sport and we are passionate in developing and growing this part of the business. Sporting Influence has developed an outstanding team of teachers and coaches who cover every sport and activity that are delivered into primary schools.A key part of the role is working at our activity camps across school holidays.If you are interested in applying for this position please click below to apply.Apply here 

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The Sporting Influence Bear - Meet it here

31 March 2022

We have a new member of the Sporting Influence team. Hello, I am new here...Meet ___________. As you can see he doesn't have a name yet and we would like you to help.For your chance to win a FREE DAY at camp all we need you to do is follow the link below and tell us your chosen name for the bear. We will be selecting the name randomly, on Friday 8th April. NAME THE BEAR HERE

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Easter Activity Camp - What you need to know

24 March 2022

We want to remind you of a few things to make camp preparation easier:Nuts - We are a nut free camp - please make sure you check any food packed for your children lunch/snack. This include chocolate spreads such at Nutella!Water bottles - With the recent weather now is a good time to remind parents that your child should have a refillable water bottle with them for their time at camp. Please refrain from packing energy drinks or carbonated drinks. Suncream - We ask that all children attend camp with suncream applied. We will be able to provide suncream for children however we will not be able to apply this for children. Caps/headwear - We plan to be outside as much as possible. We advise children bring a hat or cap to shield themselves from the sun as much as possible. We of course will make sure the children are sheltering from the sun during down time and making sure they are staying hydrated throughout the day. 

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Sporting Influence to work alongside HG2utoring

23 March 2022

Find out a little bit more about HG2utoring.HG2utoring are an established tutoring service working across the Yorkshire area with qualified teachers, offering English and Maths tuition from EYFS through to secondary age pupils.They provide 1:1 bespoke programmes and holiday booster sessions with an agreed subject focus, working closely with families and where appropriate, school staff. Their personalised, 1:1 support allows for those all-important lightbulb moments, developing confidence as well subject knowledge. Whether pre-teaching, post-learning consolidation or test preparation, they are here to help!The fabulous team offer online and in-person lessons. For further information, including HG2utoring’s latest 5-star reviews, visit their website or contact them: hg2utoring@outlook.com.

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We have a new partner in HG2utoring

17 March 2022

We have an exciting new partnership with HG2utoring. We will release more details in the coming weeks but we look forward to working in partnership with a new and flourishing local business.Website          Facebook          Twitter          Instagram

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#TheTogetherProject is 6 days from closing

17 March 2022

Next Wednesday (23rd) will see the end of our fundraising effort for #TheTogetherProject. Over the last six weeks have seen great generosity from local people and businesses wanting to help and support young local children throughout the school holidays.  We must also extend our thanks to Sport England and CrowdFunder who have between them, not only made the fundraising effort possible but also matched funding up to 50% of our £4000 target.The monies raised will be going towards children, identified by local schools, where extra activity or continued routine will aid their educational development during term time. If you would like to donate, please follow the link belowhttps://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/the-together-project

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Changes to Camp Timings at Sporting Influence Activity Camps

2 March 2022

We have listened to feedback regarding drop off and pick up. As a business we are constantly developing and trying to make everything as seamless and simple as possible. As such, we will be changing drop off and pick up options at camp, this includes the return of early drop off. Regular DayParents now have the option to drop their child off between 8:30am - 9:00am and collect their child between 3:30pm - 4:00pm. If your child is in Year 1 - Year 4, you will ALWAYS drop off at Car Park 2. If your child is in Year 5 - Year 9, you will ALWAYS drop off at Car Park 1.  Similarly on collection, if your child is in Year 1 - Year 4, you will ALWAYS pick up at Car Park 2. If your child is in Year 5 - Year 9, you will ALWAYS pick up at Car Park 1. SiblingsIf you have siblings that are due at both car parks, please drop off and collect at Car Park 2.The Return of Early Drop OffEarly drop off is returning between 8:00am - 8:30am (£3). If you would like your child(ren) to access early drop off, you should book online, and drop your child(ren) off at Car Park 2, between the allotted times. Late Pick Up Late pick up will continue to be between 4:00pm - 5:00pm (£6). If you would like your child(ren) to access late pick up, you should book online, and collect child(ren) at Car Park 2, between the allotted times. Full Wrap Around CareFull wrap around care, both early drop off and late pick up, is discounted (£8). Again, book this online and drop off & pick up at Car Park 2.BookingsBookings will be going live within the next week so keep your eyes peeled and get your childcare sorted before it is gone. 

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Christmas Camp Bookings Go Live

11 November 2021

Along with the new website we have opened all bookings for the Christmas Activity Camp. This camp will run between 13th - 17th December, the first week of the Christmas holidays for independent schools. The bad newsUnfortunately, we will not be running a camp during the state school holidays (20th - 31st Dec) as this is our staff Christmas holidays. The good newsWe will be back for state school holidays in the February Half Term (21st - 25th Feb).If you would like to book onto our Christmas Camp follow the link below.BOOK CHRISTMAS HERE

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Sporting Influence's Amazing Initiative To Make Quality Activity Affordable

20 November 2020

In a year of uncertainty and mayhem we feel activity and exercise is now, more important than ever. As adults, we may have recognised that during the numerous lockdowns, we have become more sedentary and as a result of this been more proactive about our personal fitness, going for a run or turning the garage into a gym. Children however, are a lot harder to motivate, especially when they are sat in their favourite chair. At Sporting Influence we realised this and have since decided that it is time to change that. Our Holiday Childcare Activity Camps give children the perfect place to be active, social and have fun when school is closed and the day to day routine changes slightly. However, we also understand that these are not always accessible to everyone for a number of reasons. In light of this, we started to look at how we can make our provision more accessible for all, as our aim as a business, does and always will, put the children first. We rolled out our initiative during October Half Term, offering free places to a school. The school then identifies children who they think will benefit from a few days/a week of activity at our camps. This initiative means that children who wouldn't normally access our camps are able to do so free of charge and hopefully continue their activity throughout the holiday period. The initiative started as a real success, with 5% of our places at October Half Term were offered free of charge. We cannot wait to continue this venture and we look to increase our free places at our camps, bringing activity and active lifestyles to the children of Harrogate and surrounding areas.

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Competition continues for amazing schools driven by determination

19 November 2020

Since the start of the year we have been delivering low risk Multi-Skills Festivals across schools within our Boroughbridge Cluster. With the current restrictions in place, the format has changed slightly this year and instead of schools coming together to take part, Mr Whitford and Mr Crooks have been going to each individual school where every child has been taking part. Children have worked in small groups within their year group to complete six different running, throwing and jumping challenges and there has been lots of determination and encouragement on show. Scores have been recorded and a leaderboard created to allow that element of competition against the other schools. So far Kirk Hammerton, Boroughbridge and Staveley have taken part, and we are looking forward to visiting St Peter's Brafferton and Nun Monkton in the coming weeks.

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Week One Completed

23 July 2020

What an amazing first week. First of all, thank you to all parents, carers & children for working with us this week. Our camp set up has been completely flip turned and you have all been so patient and understanding. We have had an amazing week of activity, sport & fun. It has been very different to what you would normally see at a Sporting Influence camp, but the options, choice and fun have all been obvious to see! We can only hope every other week is as exciting as this! We are fully booked for the next 2 weeks, if you want to book for later in the summer, we can only advise to book early before the spaces are gone! Click below to book! Book Here

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An update from The Boss

20 May 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19 School Provision As I’m sure you will be aware, the latest Government plan for Education, is for schools to begin a phased opening for certain age groups from the 1st June with strict social distancing measures. At the time of writing there is much uncertainty in how this will happen but we are confident as a sports provider that we are in the best position to support the schools if we are needed. Since lockdown began Sporting Influence have continued their work in a number of our schools delivering PE and active lessons for vulnerable & key worker children. These education hubs are vital in allowing key worker parents to continue their valuable work whilst ensuring their children and safe. Although there have been many challenges, for our team and everyone concerned with the schools during this time, we feel that we are well placed in understanding how the needs of the children and how best to try and social distance in PE lessons. We have also supported children not going into schools with free on-line resources delivered by Mr Doey daily and now weekly to help keep children active and motivated. Through our thorough risk assessments, Government guidelines and advice on social distancing we aim to reduce risk of our PE lessons to a minimum whilst ensuring they are fun and energetic, something which is we feel is vitally important at this time. Childcare Activity Camps at Harrogate Ladies' College As you will appreciate this side of our business closed over Easter and we have decided to stay closed at May Half Term also. The team will be meeting as a group to discuss our work and experiences in schools and this will help us to plan what we feel could be a much needed summer camp and an alternative for both parents and children. "...we have decided to stay closed at May Half Term". Once we have confirmation about our Summer Childcare Activity Camps then we will be in touch with further details of what camp will look like and the changes we will implement. Thank you very much for your support and understanding at the current time and we hope to see some of your children in schools and at Camp in the Summer. All the best,  Dave Moss

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COVID-19 UPDATE

13 March 2020

 I am writing to update you on the development of Sporting Influence's response to the Coronavirus outbreak, following yesterday's UK government meetings and latest Public Health England (PHE) advice which you may find helpful. Our team of qualified teachers are meeting daily to review the latest government guidance and co-ordinate our plan as a company. Our discussions cover both our work and partnerships with local Primary and Secondary Schools and our Easter Camps at Harrogate Ladies' College. Our approach remains in line with advice and guidance from the relevant health authorities, in particular the NHS – specifically Public Health England (PHE). The government’s focus has moved to the second phase of ‘Delay’ and in addition to the continued advice for regular and thorough hand-washing, it has now included a requirement for anyone with a new, continuous cough or temperature, however mild the symptoms, to self-isolate for seven days. At this stage we are planning for a fun and active Easter Camp and parents have been booking online as usual.If the facilities are closed down due to guidance from the Government then a credit or full refund will be given to parents. The Sporting Influence action plan will now and for the foreseeable future prioritise health and safety in our lessons, afterschool clubs, competitions and holiday camps.Activities and sessions will be planned to have less physical contact where possible but still a clear emphasis on fun and learning.We will introduce hand washing at the end of each session because PE and sport sessions will naturally create more interaction for children than some other more structured lessons in school. May we ask families to follow government advice if they visit any country named on the government website as a concern, or if any family member does so.   Official travel advice to and from the UK is being regularly updated.  As we move closer to our Easter Camp week we may require all families that have booked on to camp to self-declare if they have been in an area of particularly high risk – more information will follow about this at the end of this month. We are working alongside Harrogate Ladies' College in particular and taking additional steps to support the health and wellbeing of the children and our team of teachers and coaches primarily through extra cleaning and widespread provision of hand sanitisers. Should there be any developments that affect the running of Camp we will be in touch with parents. Finally, thanks for all for your support and cooperation in helping to keep the schools a calm and kind place for students and staff alike. All the best,Dave Moss

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Dodgeball Returns!

12 March 2020

Wednesday Evening Competitions are back and this half term it is DODGEBALL. After Week 1, where the children learned the basic skills needed for dodgeball, last night the children went straight into matches to compete for the mantel of Dodgeball Champions. Some great skills on show, highlighting the importance of tactics and the way that the children defend and attack with and without the ball were real highlights. Onto next week for more ducking, dodging, dipping, diving & dodging.

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