tyne metropolitan college @ ravenswood primary

As part of the Newcastle Best Summer Ever (NBSE) the Heaton and Ouseburn area of Newcastle was highlighted as lacking any activities that would be taking place for local children to attend as part of the wider program. Through a working relationship with the Ouseburn Learning Trust and local schools Tyne Metropolitan College’s Sport Development team were able to work with Ravenswood Primary School to create a brand new opportunity for children aged 5 – 12 years to attend a Holiday Sport Camp. The setup of the club was relatively quickly, but involved a number of stakeholders to ensure it could take place with the maximum advertising reach. We worked with the head teacher from Ravenswood to agree days, times and facilities available at the school. We worked with the PE coordinator for the Ouseburn Learning Trust to ensure all seven primary schools would receive a letter to inform parents or guardians about the free offer during week 5 and 6 of the holidays. Staff from College attended training sessions linked to Fit & Fed, but also completed online training linked to food hygiene


We delivered two weeks, from Tuesday to Friday at 10am until 2pm, of sport and physical activities. There was a carousel of sport activities available per day including archery, fencing, football, dodgeball, multi skills and more. The activities were very much participation orientated, although during the second week we started to introduce competitive aspects to certain sports. Lunch was provided from 12 until 12:30pm and was part of the Newcastle Schools Food Service which gave every child attending a sandwich, Kit Kat, fruit and water. The sessions took place at Ravenswood Primary School which is based in Heaton (NE6) which is the east side of Newcastle city centre. 80 young people between the ages of 5 – 12 attended our Fit & Fed sessions across the two weeks with 57 children the maximum we had on one day and 32 the lowest number of participants. We had 55 children from Ravenswood Primary, 11 children from West Jesmond Primary, 2 from Cragside Primary, 10 from Chillingham