Here at Durham Trinity School & Sports College we work very closely with the Youth Sports Trust. We have been identified as a centre of excellent practice and our role and impact can be seen across the county and further afield.
In this section you can find information of the projects and the work we do with the Youth Sport Trust.
Lead Inclusion School
This is a Youth Sport Trust initiative to promote inclusive opportunities for young people in PE and school sport relating to the school games and beyond.
- To work with others to support them to provide inclusive competition and strengthen entry and exit pathways to school games and regular competition.
- To provide regular training advice and guidance for the school sport workforce on Inclusive practice, to deliver the inclusive PE training programme (IPE).
- To raise aspirations and to lead the way in developing inclusive leadership through Step into Sport and Durham County leadership academy.
- To promote TOPS sportsability.
- To promote Active in Mind, and emotional, health and well being project.
- To promote the development of Motor Activity Training Programme (MATP) in partnership with Special Olympics UK.
- To promote Girls sport.
- To promote pathways for talented youngsters.
- To promote school club links.
For further information visit www.youthsporttrust.org/programmes
Well School Movement
We are pleased to have been selected as one of the first 30 schools in the UK to lead on the Well School Movement.
Well Schools put the health and well-being of pupils and staff at the heart of their school. The purpose of the Well School movement is to support schools to drive improvements in well-being for all teachers and school staff, senior leaders and young people by placing well-being at the very heart of schools. Currently we are working with the other schools to drive change, share challenges and solutions and work together to help other schools.
DfE Swim Pilot Project
For more information regarding our DfE Swim Pilot Project click on the links below.
Active in Mind Case Study – March 2020
Active in Mind 2020
Pupils from Durham School and Trinity accessed leadership skills with Rachel McKenzie , she worked on developing skills to cope with mental health and well being and how to help themselves and others using physical activity as a tool.
Youth Sport Trust – Active in Mind February 2020
Pupils in Bowes Class have been accessing weekly sessions with Live Well, North East promoting Healthy Active Life styles and how exercise and physical activity can help your health and well being.
Yoga – November 2019
Durham School students work with Trinity pupils developing their Yoga and mindfulness skills. We are very excited Durham School have joined in with our Active in Mind project this academic year.
Active in Mind 2019 2020
Durham School have joined us for Active in Mind 2020 which is amazing, On Friday afternoon Durham School students attend to support our well being group which this term their focus is Yoga and relaxation techniques.
Paralympic Inspired Learning and Discovery Day – June 2019
Year 9 and 10 pupils took part in this event developing their sports leadership in seated volleyball, new age curling, athletics, netball and running a social space linked to healthy lifestyles.
Motor Activity Training Program – July 2019
School delivered a county based event linked to the Motor Activity Training Programme in conjunction with Youth Sport Trust and Special Olympics
Active in Mind – December 2018
Pupils and mentors from Durham Sixth Form Centre work together to achieve at the Durham indoor climbing wall
Active in Mind – Mindfulness
Pupils attended mindfulness training as part of our Active in Mind project. The purpose of this training is to promote a mental state focusing on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings and thoughts used as therapeutic technique of calming yourself down.
Youth Sport Trust Award 2018
Congratulations to school achieving this award from the Youth Sport Trust – ‘Championing the impact of physical activity , PE and school sport through research and insight’
spear – Hub School Programme Case Study
In March 2018, Durham Trinity School pupils participated in a Hub School with The Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear).
Active in Mind – Case Study
Click on the link to view more information on our Active Mind Project
Durham Project Active in Mind May 18
Active in Mind – Buddhist Temple visit
Active in Mind group visited a Buddhist Temple in March 2018.
Active in Mind – Barnard Class
Barnard Class access Abbey Sports Centre Fitness Suite as an additional opportunity linked to Healthy Active lifestyles and promoting a pupils health and well being.
Active in Mind
Rachel McKenzie from Youth Sport Trust and young mentors from Durham Johnston School visited school to work with our nurture group in team building exercises and Thai boxing. This project is linked to Health and Well-being and pupils emotional development.
Active in Mind
We are running a new project linked to Youth Sport Trust. This project involves linking physical activity to developing a healthy mind developing a pupils emotional and mental well-being.
We are running a nurture group as part of Friday afternoon enrichment activities. This group have selected some of the activities that they wish to try – for example, using the climbing wall at Meadowfield.
We are also trialing meditation techniques with this group and had the pleasure of a Buddhist monk working with the group to develop their understanding.
Rachel McKenzie, a Youth Sport mentor, is also working with the group on team building exercises.
We are part of a research group looking into Active in Mind with Leeds Beckett University.
Step Into Sport
This years county leadership camp was attended by Trinity, Croft School, Hopewood School, Villa Real School, Bishop Barrington School, Durham Johnston School and King James Academy. Young leaders were introduced to disability sport that links to the Durham County School Games. The Mayor of Durham attended along with Rachael MacKenzie (GB Thai Boxer).
Healthy Active Minds Project
Our focus this year is to promote mental health and well-being. Our projects include
- Boxing at Brandon Boxing Club
- Boxing at Durham University
- Barnard class attending Abbey Sports Centre weekly to use the fitness suite
National Play Unified Summit – Sheffield August 2017
One pupil from Trinity and one pupil from Durham Johnston School attended the National Play Unified Summit in Sheffield August 2017 representing County Durham . Below is a report produced by the Durham Johnston School pupil about his experience. Congratulations to both pupils who attended.
Water Sports Hub School Project – Kayaking
As part of our Water sports hub school work on behalf of Youth sport trust we have introduced Kayaking to pupils.
Hylton class and P.E. staff have completed U Canoe training alongside the National Governing body development officer, our work in water sports now involves indoor rowing and kayaking, outdoor rowing and kayaking on the river Wear with Durham University and Durham Amateur Rowing club.
Working in partnership with Youth Sport Trust, Durham City Boat Club, Durham University and British Rowing we have been successful in an application to deliver Inclusive Rowing. Trinity pupils have received specialist coaching, accessed the Indoor tank at Durham University and spent time on the river. Within these sessions pupils were introduced to the different parts of the boat, correct carrying technique, safety equipment and rowing vocabulary. With the aid of diagrams, repetition, and games they soon learnt a basic level of understanding. They were then introduced to how to approach the water and get the equipment and themselves afloat safely and work as a team to help each other. After being able to get afloat they were attached with safety lines to the bank and put their rowing machine and tank skills to practice!
Rowing takes a perfect balance of concentration, hard work and patience through the repetitive technique. Although tasking, rowing also provides a sense of tranquillity through being on the water making it appealing and rewarding for a range of different people.