Edexcel Level 2 Dodgeball Tournament

Edexcel Level 2 Dodgeball Tournament

Aylsham High School offers the Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project Course as an option subject.   Last year’s group looked at the possible legacies of hosting a sporting event and planned, organised and led a dodgeball festival for the Aylsham Cluster year 6 primary school pupils.

This year, 6 students from year 9 and 10 decided to work as a group to further extend this idea. They focused their thoughts onto one of the legacies highlighted the previous year, which was helping year 6 primary school students in their transition experience to Aylsham High School. 

The project class have been conducting on-line research from educational publications about transition and have been questioning High School staff and students who already help in school transition activities.

During the year, they helped to lead sporting team challenges at a year 6 induction day and helped officiate at a North Norfolk primary school swimming gala.

They planned and led dodgeball training sessions in each of the cluster primary schools, helping the year 6s to improve in their dodgeball skills. These were well organised and they were able to adapt their sessions to suit the size of school hall, the number of students in a class and the ability of the students.  The High School students were also able to purchase 3 dodgeballs for each cluster primary school.

On Tuesday 6 March 2018, after many meetings and much preparation, they hosted the Aylsham Cluster year 6 dodgeball tournament with 80 students from 6 primary schools attending.  The teams competed in a round robin tournament.  Additional sports leaders from the GCSE Physical Education class helped to officiate each of the games, ensuring that the games ran smoothly.  The standard of play was exceptional. 

The winning teams this year were; in 1st place Colby School; in 2nd place Aldborough; and in 3rd place Erpingham.  Each team took away medals, trophies and certificates.

It is now hoped that this tournament will become an annual event, adding to the many activities provided by the Aylsham Schools in order to help year 6 students feel confident about their move to year 7.


Julie Zulu