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Hillingdon Virtual Challenges

SHSSN were interview this week by the Hillingdon Times about their Hillingdon Virtual Challenges set by Hillingdon Secondary Leaders. Barnhill leaders set the first 60 Second Challenge of "catch and clap"on SHSSN's Twitter feed. Everyone can get involved to achieve their personal best and achieve bronze, silver and gold certificates. They can also help their primary school become top of Hillingdon Participation Leaderboard by letting their school know what they are doing. Click here to see the article in the HillingdonTimes

SHSSN Dance Showcase

Thanks to all the schools that have worked hard to produce a dance for the SHSSN dance showcase, especially given the difficult times that we are in and students/staff being absent from schools at times. The pupils look like that had great fun doing it and good to see a bit of Christmas spirit.

C4L Festival

 Barnhill hosted the local area C4L festival for pupils who don't usually get the opportunity to take part in events where they get active have fun and make friends from other schools. Again the event was run and planned by Barnhill Leadership Academy that also involves Meadow High School. Great to see lots of smiles and pupils having fun.


SHSSN tasters 19/20

So far we have had a range of tasters by working collaboratively with local community clubs. The tasters include rugby with Hillingdon Abbots, Taekwondo with Trenic TKD, Cricket with Middlesex Cricket and Orienteering with their NGB. Year groups involved range from Y1-Y6 where pupils get to sample new skills for each sport and hopefully find they really enjoy it and join a local club


Hillingdon Panathlon 19/20

Leaders from Barnhill & Meadow High Schools and students from 10 Hillingdon Primary School had a fantastic time at this year Primary Panathlon. The event is an inclusive event that runs all over the country with finals being held at the Copperbox in 2020. Our leaders were so good at their jobs they were asked to volunteer at another event the following week. Well done to all school that took part and Grange Park Juniors who will go on to represent Hillingdon.




SHSSN Tasters have started in our Primary schools this week with Judo and Athletics happening with the local clubs coaches leading session and supported by Barnhill & Swakeleys leaders. As you can see the leaders are fully involved with the sessions and some have now been asked to help with after school clubs due to the leadership skills they are showing.

SHSSN Leadership

 Academy Launch 

SHSSN Leadership Academy Launch saw pupils learning how to officiate in SHA, Boccia and how to run C4L clubs at feeder primary schools. These pupils will go on to lead at Hillingdon, West London and LYG competitions.

British Cycling/Learn to Ride Tasters Session

SHSSN pupils from KS2 have had "Go Ride" sessions with British Cycling and "Learn to Ride" sessions for their Y2 pupils from Hayes Hawkes BMX. We have had great feedback about the coaches and also Barnhill leasers who have taught pupils a new life skill of learning to ride for the first time. Looking forward to the competition in March 2018

SHSSN Taekwondo Festival 2017

SHSSN Taekwondo Festival with Yiewsley UKITF club proved a great success. With pupils from Y2, Y3/4 and Y5/6 taking part in a variety of activities. Well done to all participant from Oak Farm Infants, Ryefield, Grange Parkand Yeading Junior. Once again, Barnhill leaders were fantastic at helping the club coaches, leading warm up and working with the younger pupils. 

Table Cricket Competition 2017

January 2017 saw three special schools competing to become Hillingdon Table Cricket Champion. Meadow, Pentland Field and Pield Heath House School showed great skill and composure scoring plenty of runs, but it was Meadow that went on to win the competition that they hosted. Great team work & fun was had by all.

Boccia Competition 2017

Hillingdon Inclusive Boccia Competition saw a mix of both Mainstream Primary Schools and Special Schools competing to become Hillingdon Champion. The competition has grown from last year with 8 teams taking part. It was great to see pupils being given the opportunity to compete and have fun. This year see Belmore going through to represent Hillingdon in the next round of the LYG.  

SHSSN Golf Festival October 2016

This year SHSSN worked with the Golf Trust to run their annual golf festival. The following schools entered teams from Y2, Y3/4 and Y5/6 A, B and C teams: Oak Farm Infants, Belmore, Yeading Junior, Hayes Park, Grange Park Junior and Ryefield. The Olympic and Paralympic Values were celebrated with pupils being rewarded for displaying these. Barnhill pupils were fantastic at running the station activities and keeping scores for the teams.

Swakeleys Olymipc Festival

During National School Sports week on June 23rd Swakeleys School for Girls hosted the Long Lane Primary School Olympic Festival for over 500 pupils. Year 2 pupils from Oak Farm Infants, Hillingdon, St Bernadettes, Highfield, & St Andrews enjoyed a fun packed morning of multiskill's activity and also dance. Over 90 of  Swakeleys Year 9 pupils helped run the event with the support of their Platinum, Gold and Silver Ambassadors who arranged a fantastic opening and closing ceremnony, with performances, posters and speeches about the Olympic and Paralympic Values. In the afternoon the event was run for Year 4 pupils from the same schools with Oak Farm Junior School replacing the Infants. At the Festival pupils are rewarded for displaying the Olympic and Paralympic values and also winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for various events.

 Change4Life Festival

50 pupils from Belmore, Hayes Park, Yeading Infants and Yeading Junior School took part in the Summer Change4Life festival at Barnhill Community High School in June. The children were mix into small groups and were led by the Barnhill student leaders in a series of fun games and physical activities. The day was a great success and continues to promote healthy, active lifestyles in our schools.

SHSSN BMX Festival

On Wednesday 22nd May 2015, Hayes Hawks BMX Club hosted the SHSSN BMX festival. Over 200 children from seven local infant and primary schools attended the event. Pupils were coached in cycling proficiency by the Hayes Hawks pro's and given the opportunity to race on the track. To find out more about Hayes Hawks BMX club please visit the website at

SHSSN Hockey Festival March 2015

The following schools have entered the SHSSN quick sticks

hockey festival hosted and run by Eastcote Hockey Club:

Oak Farm Juniors, Highfield, Yeading Juniors, Ryefield and St Bernadettes.

Stop Press.............What a great event this turned out to be, with Eastcote provding pupils with some training and then coaching them during their matches.  Pupils had great fun, demonstrated the Olympic and Paralympic Values when taking part and showed real improvement in their hockey skills. The club was quick to invite all participant along to their colts training on sundays (

SHSSN Virtual Bronze Conference 20/21

On the 14th November Mr Clyne ran a virtual event to 7 primary schools for the Bronze Ambassador Conference. This was a hugely successful event filled with lots of learning and having fun along the way. Students were taught about the fundamentals of leadership, the Olympic and Paralympic values as well as different types of activities to get their schools active in these difficult situations we are all in. All the students involved were fantastic and made the event enjoyable for all and hopefully they can put all they have learnt into practice. A picture showing how much Mr Clyne enjoyed this very different event:

London Youth Games Sportshall Athletics 19/20

Great feedback for Barnhill leaders officiating at the LYG SHA this week:

"One school teacher made a point of coming to speak to us to say how fantastic the leaders were, which is a huge credit to them. Very rare this happens! We honestly would not be able to run our events without such enthusiastic and skilled leaders, so please pass on a massive thank you to all of them."

Look forward to having them back at the Finals!


Primary Sportshall Athletics 19/20

This year the primary SHA was hosted at Swakeleys Secondary schools with 20 primary schools taking part in the morning and afternoon. Barnhill leaders were fantastic and highly praised by the National competition organiser and primary teachers. Whiteheath Junior School won the event and are champions of Hillingdon once again. They go onto represent us at the London Youth Games/School Games


Bronze Ambassador training

Barnhill hosted Y5/6 students from SHSSN primary schools at the annual Bronze Ambassadors conference. The groups where lead by Silver and Gold Ambassadors from Barnhill who planned and run the morning for the students who will now go back into their own schools to get more pupils active.


Hillingdon Primary Panathlon 2018/19


Barnhill Leaders were fantastic at running the Inclusive Primary Panathlon this week. They helped lead pupils with SEND from 11 different primary school in various activities. They showed that have great leadership skills, making sure that all pupils had a fun, were included and had a positive experience of competition at Barnhill Community High. This Year Hillingdon Primary School won through to the finals due to take place at the Copper Box.

SHSSN Ambassadors Training 2017/18

SHSSN Ambassadors have been trained from Gold through to Bronze across all SHSSN Primary and Secondary Schools. They learn't about the Olympic and Paralympic Values and also how to help make playgrounds more active, help C4L clubs and with level 1 competitions. We are looking forward to hearing back on how they are all getting on.

SHSSN Judo Tasters

Hillingdon Judo club have run tasters this term at SHSSN schools with the help of Barnhill leaders. It was great to see pupils having so much fun taking part and learning the discipline of a combat sport

SHSSN Fencing Tasters 17

SHSSN have had Hillingdon Musketeers into their schools to do fencing tasters with their Y2,3,4,5,6. It has given pupils the opportunity to have a taster in something they wouldn't normally get the opportunity to do. They will also get the opportunity to take part in a competition later in the school year.

Olympic & Paralympic Award Ceremony 2017

This years Awards Ceremony saw Karen Pickering MBE, Karen won 35 major championship medals and 38 National titles. She was 4 times World champion, broke 2 World Records and competed at 4 consecutive Olympic Games. She provided an inspirational speech and presented awards to SHSSN pupils who had won awards for Determination, Inspiration, Courage, Equality, Respect, Excellence and Friendship. The John Brennan Award this year went to a primary school pupils for the first time who was from Highfield, who encompassed all of the Olympic and Paralympic to the highest level.

SHSSN & Hayes Hawkes BMX Festival

May 2016: A great festival run with Hayes Hawkes, Y3/4 and Y5/6 pupils displaying all the Olymipc and Paralymipc values, especially Courage and Determination. Well done to all schools that took part and to Barnhill Leaders who once again supported the running of the event.

Olympic & Parlympic Award Ceremony

What an amazing ceremony yesterday, with the Womens World Cup winner Emma Croker, inspiring her audience of Olympic and Paralympic award winners and their parents from SHSSN Primary, Special & Secondary schools. In addition to the values awards winners, we also introduced a special award this year called the "John Brennan Award", to the individual that encompassed all of the values the most. This award is a legacy to John Brennan who sadly died this year, but who helped to make SHSSN what it is, by putting young people at the centre of sport in South Hillingdon Schools. This year a well deserving Annie Hewitt from Swakeleys School for Girls won the award.  Please see Olympic and Paralympic event page for more details.

SMSA Training March 2016

SHSSN ran training for over 30 SMSA's from various SHSSN schools. They will be arriving back into their schools ready to increase active play through competition and fun and have resourse packs to help them do this. They will be enlisting the help of School Games Organising Crews to help them get all years groups involved in fun activities in a safe, structured environment.

Yeading Cluster Dance Festival- March 2016

Around 100 pupils aged between 5 and 15 took part in the third Yeading Cluster Schools Dance Festival on Thursday at Barnhill Community High School. Styles showcased at the event included Bollywood, jazz and street. Organiser Helen Gillingham, dance teacher and key stage director at the school, said: “It went really well. The students all seemed to really enjoy performing and they all came off stage very excited.

“The feedback from the parents and staff who watched was very positive.”

Level 2 Inclusive Competitions

Recently Barnhill entered two Inclusive Level 2 Competitions for their SEND students, run by Willow Tree School Sports Partnership. The first was an MLD Short Tennis competition held at Westway Sports Centre and the second, a Girls Table Tennis competition held at Southall Sports Centre. Students thoroughly enjoyed themselves, bringing home participation certificated and one tem a third place medal.

London Youth Games (LYG) Inclusive Cricket Finals

Eight Year 7 & 8 students from Barnhill took part in the LYG Inclusive Cricket finals at Lords in June, after qualifying in first place at the West London Inclusive Cricket Competition. The team was a mix of four students with SEND and four non-SEND students. After finishing second in their group, the team narrowly lost out to Cranford school in the plate final. The tournament allowed students that would not normally compete at this level to play a Level 3 competition and experience a day out at the home of cricket.

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