At CHHS we are very proud of our Athletics performances.

Year on year we train hard and field strong boys and girls teams for the Stockport Schools’ competitions.

We have no doubt that this year will be another successful one and we are looking forward to the start of the season in summer.

Training is currently held every Thursday night after school from 3.00 – 4.00pm. This gives students the opportunity to get lots of match practice against opposition in different years while getting feedback.

Badminton also runs on a Wednesday lunchtime in week 2 for girls, a Thursday lunchtime for GCSE students and a Friday lunchtime for all KS3. This is a club that is always very popular but there is always room for more!

Since September we have had regular fixtures playing both doubles and singles in KS3 and KS4 Stockport Schools competitions as well as friendly fixtures with different schools in the borough.

This is a sport we tend to do very well in across the Borough and we have teams that have successfully qualified for the Level 3 games in the New Year.

Basketball is one of the main sports at CHHS.

Mr Steer runs both the boys and girls teams, training them and taking them to fixtures on a regular basis.

The teams have had varying levels of success this year with several of our boys’ teams playing against the strongest teams in the area over their first few matches this season. The girl’s team is in its developmental stage and we hope for more girls to come along to the Monday after school sessions in the new year!

Last year the Year 8 team were league finalists, the Year 9 team were league winners as were the Year 10 team!

They are working hard again this year to emulate the success of last season.

Boys Rugby is still in its development stage at CHHS.

There are a group of around 15 boys who train on a Thursday night from 3.00-4.00pm. It is hoped that with a bit more training and the assistance of some external coaching it may be possible to organise some friendly fixtures within the authority.

With cricket being a predominantly summer sport we have not covered this yet during our extra-curricular programme.

However after Christmas we have a County Cricket coaching visiting on a weekly basis to promote the sport with Year 7 & 8 girls and boys during curriculum time and after school. This will be great preparation for when the indoor season commences later in the year.

Dance at CHHS is run by Mrs McWilliam who has a club for each year group during different sessions during the week.

All of the dance groups are working incredibly hard at the moment to prepare for the Dance Showcase on 5th February 2014. The first half of the show will contain work from students that they have choreographed independently and the theme for the second half is Chicago. The dances are looking fantastic already and we look forward to showcasing this talent next year.

Dodgeball is a relatively new sport at CHHS and within Stockport.

For the second year running we have entered both a boys and girls team in to the Stockport Schools’ Tournament. Last year the boys were victorious and they are hoping to defend their title this year.

Dodgeball is also something that is enjoyed by many students during curriculum time with many versions being played to develop students throwing accuracy and agility.

After successfully running the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award with Year 10 for the past two years, we are running the Award again this year with nearly 70 students.

In addition to this we are running the Gold Duke of Edinburgh with 12 Sixth Form students.

For both Awards students are required to participate in physical activities, volunteering and develop a skill as well as complete an expedition. Students are currently working hard on completing the physical, volunteering and skill sections of this Award and the training for the expedition section is due to commence in March 2014.

The girls KS3 and KS4 Football teams train on a Wednesday night from 3.00pm – 4.00pm on the astroturf.

Mrs McWilliam has been working alongside some of our Year 10 GCSE leaders to develop the skills of some of our younger players.

The girls play in the English Schools’ Cup, the Greater Manchester Cup and the Stockport Schools League and have experienced varying levels of success so far this season.

Miss Houghton has started a girls Rugby team that trains every Tuesday 3.00 – 4.00pm.

Currently there are about 10 girls that train on a weekly basis. They have been working on the basics over recent weeks and are starting to progress from tag to full contact rugby.

We are hoping that more girls get involved after Christmas so that we can start to look in to the possibility of getting some friendly fixtures within the Borough.

Hockey club has been running since the beginning of term with KS3 students training every Thursday from 3.00 – 4.00pm.

The girls have been working hard on developing their skills through drills and match play in addition to the work they have done during curriculum time. They have competed in U13 and U15 friendly fixtures with St. James’ and Bramhall and are starting to perform well.

There have also been several KS4 mixed Hockey fixtures against local schools to enable those being assessed in Hockey for their GCSE to get some match play.

Each half term students can take part in House sport activities on a Wednesday afternoon with other students in their year group.

So far this year activities have been Netball, Football and indoor athletics.

Students can select to take part and represent their House – there is plenty of high quality sport taking place with students showing great team work, cooperation and communication. The decibels are increased as plenty of shouting and cheering takes place!

This club (known as the I.O. Club) has been set up for students who were not originally participating in extra-curricular sport.

The club is on every Wednesday from 3.00pm – 4.00pm and gives students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities such as gymnastics, cheerleading, netball, problem solving activities, skipping, Zumba and dance.

Invitations were given to all eligible students at the start of the year but we are always keen to have new members. If there are any girls who are currently not doing an extra-curricular PE club and would like to join they can come and see one of the female PE staff who will give them an invitation which entitles both them and a friend to attend the club.

In Physical Education lessons some of our Year 10 students are following the Junior Sports / Dance Leaders Award. Students have been working hard on their leadership skills in a variety of different sports. Each term we are hosting a multi sports coaching session for 100 Hursthead primary pupils who come to us and get expert coaching from our youngsters.

The events have been well received from the primary schools who continue to look forward to visiting us. They get the chance to be on site and use our facilities and to experience a wide range of sports.

Several of our KS4 students have been leading events throughout the year.

8 of our year 10 GCSE students were involved in the Key Stage 2 Primary Swimming Festival at Cheadle Baths. Students were involved in time keeping and recording results. Staff from Stockport Schools Partnerships and the primary schools involved commented on how superb our students were, making it an enjoyable event for all. Students have also led KS2 hockey sessions for pupils from our partner primary schools – with over 60 students attending.

We are lucky enough to have some very dedicated students in year 11 who help run sports clubs for our younger students; they lead warm ups and run activity sessions. We have hosted U14’s and U16’s Badminton; U13’s and U15’s Girls Cricket and these students have officiated at these events. They help with the smooth running of these events and act as role models for our younger students.

Netball at Cheadle Hulme High School is very popular and we are very proud of our Year 8 team who last year won the Stockport Schools’ League and our current Year 9s who last year won the Stockport Schools’ Tournament. We have had another successful start to this season with our Year 7s being undefeated in the League.

In addition to the Stockport Schools’ League we entered an U14s team in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Cup at the start of November. This was a great experience for our team and we hope to be more successful next year now that some of our younger players have a year’s experience under their belts. Over Easter we have planned a Netball Tour to Disneyland Paris. We are taking 20 girls away with us to play against teams from all over the UK and get some coaching from an England Netball star. We are hoping to emulate the success of last year’s PGL tour.

Netball 4 fun has been a resounding success again this year with over 50 girls attending on a weekly basis. This is open to all girls no matter what their ability level and we have had some girls who have successfully moved up to play for the squads after training with Miss Shaw last season.

Rounders will become a key part of both curricular and extra-curricular sport in the summer term and we are looking forward to as many girls as possible training and playing on a weekly basis.

Running club is another new addition to the extra-curricular line up for 2013-14.

Sessions are held every Friday morning at 7.45am and students have gradually been building up their endurance currently running for around 15 minutes.

The club is open to anyone regardless of ability and we ensure we run at a variety of paces and set different tasks depending on students’ confidence and fitness levels.

Softball will become a key part of both curricular and extra-curricular sport in the summer term and we are looking forward to as many boys as possible training and playing on a weekly basis.

During curriculum time this year our Year 10 students are completing the Sports/Dance Leaders Award.

This is a course that will run throughout the year and is aimed at developing student’s confidence and leadership skills.

As part of the course they will be working with students from our feeder Primary Schools at several points in the year. This proved to be very successful with last year’s Year 10 students and we hope that this year’s cohort get just as much out of the qualification.

This year we are offering a Squash club to all those interested.

The club is run during lunch times and is open to everyone.

Students often come along after their lunch and join in the ladder tournament or just play against their friends. If students would like any more information about this club they need to see Mr Lloyd in the PE Department.

We entered the Stockport Schools Table Tennis tournaments for the first time where we came out as Champions of both the KS 3 and KS 4 Boys event, beating other schools from across the Borough.

The KS 3 team will therefore represent the Borough in the Level 3 competition against other schools from across the North West in March. Unfortunately at present there is no Level 3 competition for KS 4 Boys but a massive well done to the two teams for their success.

Zumba club is a new club to CHHS this year.

We currently have around 10 girls who attend the club during Thursday lunch times.

This is a great way to tone up and stay in shape. It is also lots of fun! Anyone is welcome to join and we are hoping for more girls to attend in the new year.