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An exciting finish to the biggest schools bowls competition in the country finished with Whaley Thorns Jaguars being crowned Bolsover District Primary Schools Indoor Bowls Champions for the first time.
We staged the event in association with Bolsover District Bowls Development Group and over 100 pupils took part in the competition which saw 35 excellent games played before Whaley Thorns Jaguars beat Anthony Bek Saxons 13-7 in a keenly contested final.
The competition saw 20 teams from 11 schools participating. Each school received coaching and taster sessions in the weeks leading up to the competition from Council coaches and volunteer coaches from the Bowls Development Group to help them prepare for the competition.
Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Transformation, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “The children were fantastic and played some wonderful bowls. I must congratulate the winners, Whaley Thorns Community School, on what was a very exciting final, I’d also thank all those who partcipated and helped make the event such an enjoyable afternoon and a resounding success.”
Peter Turton, Chair of the Bowls Development Group said “Thank you to all the schools for taking part, the standard was competitive and hopefully some of those children will continue to play in the future, my congratulations to Whaley Thorns Jaguars on a well deserved victory.”
The schools that took part were: Anthony Bek Primary, Brockley Primary, Bolsover C of E Juniors, Glebe Juniors (South Normanton) Hodthorpe Primary, New Bolsover Primary, Palterton Primary, Shirebrook Model Village, Staveley Juniors, Whaley Thorns Community Primary and Whitwell Primary.
See photos from the event on our Flickr page.
If anyone of any age is interested in the work of the Bowls Development Group or in playing bowls recreationaly or comeptitively, then please telephone us on 01246 242362
See Bolsover District as you have never seen it before in a book containing stunning aerial images shot from a drone.
The ‘Bolsover District from Above’ book is a 36-page collection of crystal-clear aerial images. It covers all 16 parishes in the District with a brief description of the area and its history and takes you on a journey showing off some of the District’s historical attractions, amazing architecture, town and village views as well as some beautiful countryside.
We commissioned the book as part of their drive to attract more tourists to the area and Cabinet Member for Media and Marketing, Councillor Steve Fritchley believes that readers can gain a new appreciation for Bolsover District’s beauty through this book.
He added, “We know we have some of the best historical attractions in the country and some amazing architecture – but we want to show this to the world and this book will do this.
“You get a whole different perspective of a place when you look down on it from the sky. By using aerial photography, we have been able to capture the District as perfect miniature models which clearly defines the relationship between the natural and man-made landscapes.
“Depending upon how well this book is received we may look to produce a series of these showing more of our unique and diverse district.”
Bolsover District from Above makes for the perfect Christmas gift and they’re available to purchase at our Contact Centres in Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook and South Normanton for just £5.99 with £1 of every sale going to the Council Chairman’s charity i-venture.
Together with Community Save a Life Scheme (CSALS) and Virtual College, we launched “Prepared to Save a Life”, a national campaign in Parliament on October 30th 2018.
With our support, the Derbyshire charity, Community Save a Life Scheme (CSALS) teamed up with Virtual College to create a free online course open to everyone in the UK!
The Prepared to Save a Life Campaign was launched in Parliament to draw the attention and support of Members of Parliament, Peers and Government Health Ministers.
Dr Cheryle Berry MBE, trustee of CSALS, commented: “Today in the UK, every 7 minutes someone will have a heart attack and 180 people will die. 1 in 5 adults will witness someone collapse who needs immediate first aid, the majority of people do not act. We think, with more support, we can make a difference.”
In order to raise awareness of the need to learn emergency first aid, the Council and CSALS broke the Guinness World Record for the largest first aid lesson in 2016, when 1,795 local residents and schoolchildren undertook a first aid lesson on Chesterfield Football Club’s pitch at the Proact Stadium!
However, in order to achieve the ambition of having a life saver on every street corner, the programme needed to be accelerated, and that’s where Virtual College came in.
Rod Knox, Virtual College’s Founder and Chief Executive said, “We wanted to get on board and help CSALS, so we pledged to donate time, expertise and technical infrastructure to help increase the number of people taking part in the campaign - Prepared to Save a Life.”
The course consists of a number of online modules including CPR, choking, and bleeding, and takes only around an hour to complete. On successful completion of the course each learner receives a printable certificate. The Prepared to Save a Life model aims to engage both individuals as well as businesses, with organisations able to join a Roll of Honour when 80% of their people have completed the course.
How to get involved
The team have set an ambitious, but achievable national target of training 250,000 people in basic lifesaving skills, within a year of launching the new online solution.
Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro commented, “We will continue our support for CSALS, and hope that you will join in and help us reach the target! I urge you sign up to the FREE, bite-sized online course that provides basic skills for all which could be lifesaving.”
To sign up to the free online course visit www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared
We are on the lookout for budding presenters who have a passion for introducing and hosting to help present our forthcoming Bolsover DC TV channel.
The channel will be hosted on YouTube and will include a 15-20 minute film every month highlighting what we have been up to and also looking forward to what is coming up over the next month.
By presenting the channel this would act as the persons’ showreel and would showcase their talents and personality which could lead to further work in the TV industry.
Cabinet Member for Media and Marketing, Councillor Steve Fritchley said, “We want budding presenters or anyone with a talent for hosting to come forward and join us in this exciting new venture.
“We know we have some really talented people out there who just need that break and we are offering them a chance to showcase their talent as well improve their skills by working with our experienced team. Unfortunately we cannot offer any payment, but what it will do is help to showcase their talent and creativeness and put them in the shop window for further work.”
The channel, which is likely to be launched in February 2019, will also be updated regularly with videos of what we are doing, what projects we are involved in, tourism and business promotions, interviews with councillors and members of local communities and any events that are coming up.
A whole host of community and school stars picked up their honours and medals from Bolsover District Council and the Bolsover District School Sport Partnership after an amazing year of sport across the District.
The top sportspeople from across Bolsover District gathered at the glitzy Bolsover District Annual Sports Awards ceremony which took place on Friday 12 October 2018 at Sports Direct in Shirebrook.
The Council and the Bolsover District School Sport Partnership joined forces to celebrate the achievements of top sportspeople, teams, club officials and volunteers from across the District and local schools over the past 12-months.
Amongst the winners was U14 Sportsman of the Year, Finlay Preece from Bolsover who has achieved some excellent performances this academic year, both on the cycling track and on the athletics track.
Community Team of the Year went to Whitwell Cricket Club 1st Eleven who won the league title and on six occasions they bowled the opposition out for fewer than 100 and four of the clubs bowlers finished in the top 15 in the league.
South Normanton colts FC Committee won the Community Award of the Year. The committee ensure they continue to meet the standards of a FA Charter Standard Development Club and have built relationships in the community and surrounding areas to integrate into the local community.
Bolsover District Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro presented the winners with their awards and said, “It was another fantastic night that enabled us to honour the many people and clubs who make such an outstanding contribution to sport. Without them, we would not have the wide range of sporting talent we have across the district today. My congratulations go to not only the winners, but everyone who was nominated and takes part in sport.
“I am amazed at the sporting talent and dedication we have in our District. We have international stars playing and representing their country to volunteers who literally dedicate their life to a sport and a club – it is very humbling.”
Nyah Horsley, a former pupil from Palterton Primary School, won the Primary Sportswoman of the Year award after she was crowned the District cross country champion for the 4th year in a row.
As part of the evening John Barker, former Partnership Development Manager (PDM) for the Bolsover District School Sports Partnership was presented with the Service to Sport Physical Activity award. John retired at the end of the academic year and was PDM for the last 13 years, taking the partnership from strength to strength with his main driving force being his passion and utter belief that Sport and Physical Activity can and does make a real difference to young people.
The 2018 winners were:
- Community Volunteer of the Year - Lynda Hall
- School Staff Volunteer of the Year - Allyson Elliott
- Disabled School Sports Leader of the Year - Daniel Taylor
- Secondary School Sports Leader of the Year - Dalton Cooper
- Young Sports Leader/Sports Coach of the Year - Declan Fox
- Primary School Sports Organising Crew - Palterton Primary School
- Community Award of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC Committee
- Active Schools of the Year
- Morton Primary School
- Duckmanton Primary School
- Town End Junior School
- Palterton Primary School
- Infant Active Shool of the Year
- Tibshelf Infant and Nursery School
- Sporting Achievement through Adversity - Ruby Gunn
- Primary School Team of the Year - Brockley Primary School – Basketball Team
- Secondary School Team of the Year - Shirebrook Academy – Boccia Team
- Community Team of the Year - Whitwell Cricket Club 1st Eleven
- Community Junior Team of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC U14s Girls
- Community Club of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC
- Outstanding Achievement of the Year - U11 Girls District Football Team
- Primary Sportsman of the Year - George Cooper
- Primary Sportswoman of the Year - Nyah Horsley
- U14 Sportsman of the Year - Finlay Preece
- U14 Sportswoman of the Year - Hannah Moody
- U14 Disabled Sportsperson of the Year - Lucy Taylor
- Young Sportsman of the Year - Thomas Parsons
- Young Sportswoman of the Year - Rebecca Johns
Together with Bolsover District School Sports Partnership, we would also like to thank the following organisations/businesses who kindly sponsored awards.
- Sports Direct
- H.W Martin Limited
- Express Coaching Services
- Purpose Media