The main focus of the Platinum Team is to help our children achieve their full potential in sport and also encourage them to make good lifestyle choices. The Platinum Team was developed after a series of fitness tests were carried out in school on all Key Stage 2 pupils. These tests looked to measure the children’s speed, power, strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. The selected children all achieved excellent scores for the different fitness tests in comparison with the national average for their age group.


Our Platinum Team attend after school sessions using facilities at Hartlepool College of Further Education to access a range of training sessions from circuit training to cardiovascular training. They also are given a booklet to work through with their parents and Mr. Weatherill that includes work on: healthy eating, training programmes, recommended physical activity guidelines and psychology of performance.












Attendance to our Platinum Team session is compulsory and therefore if a child can not attend a session then a note will be required. Having poor attendance may eventually lead to your child losing their place on the programme. This programme is also a tool that can be used for children to aspire to improve their fitness and aim towards joining the team.


Barnard Grove Primary School, Hartlepool, TS24 9SD                                                    Telephone: (01429) 230300

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