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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success


Physical Education

Birmingham Primary Panathlon 2021


8 pupils were selected to participate in The Birmingham Primary Panathlon (Friday 5th November). 

For three pupils this was there first experience of a Panathlon and competitive event. 

All pupils participated as a team to collectively score points over a variety of multi sport activities such as boccia, new age curling, popcorn parachute, table cricket, basketball shoot and more. Please take a look at som of the photographs form the event. 

All our pupils really enjoyed the experience and it was great to be back out in the community competing alongside other schools in a well organised covid - 19 safe environment. 

Unfortunately we did not win !!! But we will practice and improve our techniques ready for the next event. The pupils all gained a great deal from the event, such as learning how to cope with loss, developing their social skills, improving independence skills and behaviour in the community. 


Thank you to: 

A big thank you to Jackie Butts & Kirsty Sullivan for supporting the event. 

Chris Sugden from Panathlon for organising the event 

The leaders who supported the activities. 

And of course the team. Well done 


Look forward to the next event


Jo Gavin

The Euros 2020 Football Tournament At Cherry Oak


Well done to all the pupils and staff who took part in the Euros football tournament yesterday organised and delivered by Footiebugs and myself. 
All the pupils were amazing and made us proud! From either showing us their fantastic football skills to cheering on their teams from the side. 
 Team  V's  Team  Results 
 Sycamore  Rowan 6 - 13  
 Willow Rowan 15 - 17 
 Willow  Sycamore 13 - 13  
 Rowan Willow 13 - 13  
The final match was fantastic and ending in a draw leading to PENALTIES. It was just as exciting as the ENGLAND V ITALY FINAL!!!!
The winning team with Ceri scoring the winning deciding goal was ROWAN CLASS 
Throughout the match's the coach showed acknowledgement to pupils efforts and ability and highlighted the 'players of the match'.
So well done to all involved.  Special thanks to the supporters in the playground (Team Fern) Haley and Kim for the cheering. 



Jo Gavin our Physical Education Lead has recently achieved this certification in yoga instruction.


"I attended a 4 day training course to become a Children's Yoga teacher. Professional Institute 1 in teaching Children Yoga. 
The aim is to be able to teach regular yoga sessions to improve physical and mental health across the school. For pupils to engage in breathing techniques to be able to self regulate and focus, to be able to offer sessions to stimulate and focus for better learning opportunities."

Jo Gavin


Yoga Ed. is an educational company dedicated to changing education through the practice of yoga. Our mission is to empower school communities with yoga and mindfulness to cultivate health and wellness in children, teens, and adults.

Through evidence-based training, classes, and resources, Yoga Ed. equips individuals with yoga and mindfulness tools to sustainably improve their own wellness and the lifelong health of the children and teens they work with.