School Sports Events Blog

Triathlon Event at Pleasley Vale 2024

The Pleasley Vale Triathlon is always lots of fun with canoing, KMX-Karting & running as the three events. Schools compete against the clock and the team with the shortest total time over all events wins. We took at team for both Lower and Upper Juniors. We had a brilliant day and we secured a Silver for the younger group and a Gold for the older group. Well done all of you and thanks to the adults who helped organises this event. A brilliant day!

Sports Hall Athletics – The Derbyshire Finals

We made it all the way to the final for all small schools in Derbyshire. The event was held at Alfreton Leisure Centre. The action was furious and the standard high. After a close battle with Longstone we finished in 2nd place. Well done BVPS Athletes and thanks to the families who came out and supported!

Football Finals 2024 – Winners!

Better weather as the best of the Derbyshire small schools went head to head. The competition and quality of play was excellent and this includes our nine fantastic players. A true demonstration of team work, commitment and determination. The team stayed strong throughout the tournament and only conceded one goal throughout. BVPS won the event by one point, which is an indication of the quality of football being played. Well done boys and thank you families for supporting the team on the journey!

Winners Celebration!

Swimming Gala 2024 – Splashing Out

What a fantastic collective effort at this year’s Swimming Gala! To finish first was a new all time high! Every member of the squad had to give everything as we battled over 23 events. We had some stiff competition and Palterton were only 10 points behind at the end of the Gala! A huge thank you to the children for putting in such a fantastic effort. Thank you to Mrs Roberts and Mrs Brown who have supported swimming this year. Thanks to families who were able to cheer us on from the cafe at the ARC in Clowne.

Year 5 & 6 Sports Hall Athletics 

The level of competition this year was extremely high. All nine children had to dig deep as we were up against some very fit and athletically talented children from four other local schools. Naomi was in her first competition for school of this kind and Travis was returning from illness. An amazing and committed team performance with very little preparation. In the end we secured first place by only four points, with Scarcliffe close behind.

Infants Agility Competition 2024

Nine athletes took part in an intense afternoon of jumping, running, throwing, balancing and rolling balls at targets. All our values shone through and the children were great company. The theme was Aladdin, so we needed to collect crystals. We had a well timed power up break which saw use blitz through the rest of the challenges.

Derbyshire Schools Football Competition 2023-24 Kicks Off

Another fine performance from our talented group of children. The temperature was bitterly cold and the standard of football was extremely high. The boys played with total commitment and the school values shone through. We were the top performing small school on the night and progress to the Derbyshire Finals.

Pleasley Vale – Y2 Scale New Heights

All the Year 2 children visited Pleasley Vale for a day of activities. Many climbed all the way to Level 4 of the climbing wall whilst other crawled through a network of tunnels. The afternoon was a combination of archery (dry) and bell-boats (wet). We all had a great day and well done Y2 for your Sense of Adventure!

Bikeability Level 2

This final term saw Year 6 pupils tackle the Level 2 standard of Bikeability. A great attitude from all and compliments from the instructors. Seven graduated through to Day 2. Level 2 involves riding on the road.

QUAD Kids Athletics Event 2023

Nine athletes travelled to Spink Hill and Mount St. Mary’s School for a new sporting event. Spring, middle distance, howler javelin and standing long-jump all featured. A ‘gutsy’ performance from all and we had Year 3 children up against Year 6.

Scooter Smart Training 2023 –  Y1 & Y2 on the go!

What an amazing turnout of scooters and children. We had over 40 children from across three classes working with Miss Wilbourn & Rob Bounds. Super Sessions of Scooter Smart Training!

Triathlon 2023 – Pleasley Vale Upper Key Stage 2

A first for some and fourth overall as a finishing position. It was great to see so many school competing in this fun event. We started with the run and then went straight to the double canoe. Finally we whizzed around the KMX Kart course. A great morning’s fun and friendly atmosphere!

Double Canoe Action at Pleasley Vale Triathlon 2023

KMX Kart Action Triathlon 2023

Level 1 Bikeability 2023 – Wheels Rolling

An amazing day of cycling and thanks to Jake and Malcolm for getting nearly all the Year 3 children riding. Some even mastered riding on the day! Brilliant progress and all were awarded Level 1.

Bikeability Group 1

Bikeability Group 2

Sports Hall Athletics 2023 – The Final!

What a journey these eight legends (Leyla, Freya, Isla, Lacey, Harley, Leo, Harry & Will) have been on and joined by the mighty Travis in the final. Travis was supporting the team after an injury. We journeyed to Derby College to face our sternest challenge yet – the top six schools in the whole of Derbyshire (small schools). The competition was fierce and some of the races were very close. To have placed second in the whole county was an incredible achievement! Well done and a privilege for Mr Grafton and I to have been part of your journey to success for BVPS.

Year 3/4 Triathlon 2023

Six athletes from Year 4 enjoyed a varied morning of sports at Pleasley Vale. KMX Carts were used instead of mountain bikes, followed by a 500 meter run and the last event was a group canoeing event. The team attempted to go ‘over-land’ in the canoe which added some drama and people getting splashed! A good time had by all and a second place finish!

Navigating choppy waters!

Swimming Gala 2023

Eight swimmers (fours boys and four girls) swam and then swam some more at the Gala. We returned to the ARC Leisure Centre in Clowne with a squad of new, and experienced gala swimmers. A super team effort followed with BVPS values in full effect. We placed third in the small school heats. A very tiring but enjoyable morning!

Rottin Tootin Magic Dance Routine

Matilda ‘Little Bit Naughty’ Winding Wheel Performance 2023

A talented group of twenty dancers performed on stage to over 700 people at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield. Miss Wilbourn has choreographed the routine and the group more than delivered during the performance. They also danced for the school and the video is from the ‘run-through’ at the Winding Wheel. Ties were worn for the performance proper. 


Indoor Athletics County Competition 2022-23

Groups from both upper and lower Juniors have competed in this event, which is fast paced and is often a closely contested event. Speed, strength and skill are all needed and have been demonstrated. Mr Grafton has master minded the success of this event. We have reached the County Final for the upper juniors. Watch this space!

Football County Competition 2022-23

A talented and dedicated team, led by Mr Grafton, made is all the way to the small school’s county finals. The teams playing on that day were the best and the team showed skill and commitment, even as the rain came down and the light faded. A wonderful demonstration of determination and positivity led to a third place overall. Great support from families and real BVPS values shown.

Cross Country Running 2022-23

Bramley Vale Primary School made it all the way to the County Finals. Our journey started in 2022 with runner from across the junior age range. All the children ran with determination and BVPS spirit. The Lower Junior Boys team of four qualified for the Bolsover Area event at Mount St. Mary’s and from there qualified for the County Finals just outside Chesterfield. What a group and what a journey!

Football League Match

The school football team played the final game of the league competition that has been running throughout the year. They were up against Bolsover Juniors, who had won all of their previous games. The final score was 1-1. The improvement in performance from our earlier fixtures was staggering. It was a proud moment for every one of the team, who were cheered on superbly by friends and parents who had come to support.

Potted Sports

At our recent potted sports event, children were placed into their house groups. The Bolsover sport partnership organised a range of fun activities, which our children thoroughly enjoyed out in the sunshine.

Go Ride! Gold!

What a day’s event. A first for Bramley Vale and recognition of how active and determined the children are. Some stiff competition and a positive atmosphere. First was the gruelling Cross Country, which was followed by the Italian Pursuit with the Slalom rounding off the competition.

Bikeability Level 1 – Year 3 Pupils Training 2022

The Bikeability Trainers were full of praise for the Year 3’s progress and attitude. By the end of the afternoon, three none riders were cycling and the rest of the groups had passed Level 1!

Year 3 - Wheels Roll!

School’s Triathlon Event 2022

What an amazing morning’s effort! Canoeing, mountain biking and running were the three events. Five teams competed at Pleasley Vale to be the quickest across all three events. We came home with gold! A brilliant team performance!

Handball Competition March 2022

After a half-term of training on this new sport, a team competed against two other schools at The Bolsover School. The standard was high and we secured Silver. Well done all.

Bolsover Dance Together 2021 – A great performance by some of Bramley Vale’s finest! Thanks to Miss Wilbourn for organising this.

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