RUCST School Partnership Newsletter

Published: 12/12/2022

Autumn Term 2 has flown by and the Christmas break is just around the corner. We have captured so any positive news stories this term. A huge thanks to all the teachers and school staff working hard to enable pupils to flourish with us at The Trust. Read the full newsletter here: Banter Vs Bullying… Continue reading RUCST School Partnership Newsletter

Autumn Term 2 has flown by and the Christmas break is just around the corner. We have captured so any positive news stories this term. A huge thanks to all the teachers and school staff working hard to enable pupils to flourish with us at The Trust. Read the full newsletter here:

Banter Vs Bullying Day

This term we welcomed children to the New York Stadium for our Banter Vs Bullying day. The overall aim of the event was to enable young people to recognise the difference between banter & bullying, spot and report bullying to help class mates and family. As well as having the knowledge and resources to pass the education on to peers back at school. We were also joined by Ben Wiles and Ollie Rathbone who shared their experiences around banter and bullying in football throughout their careers and how this can be perceived differently by individuals. Children took part in activities to spread kindness and look out for their mates in school.

Utilita Cup Tournament

Utilita Cup Tournament
The Utilita kids cup took place on the 16th November at Sheffield Hallam University

Sports Park with 15 schools (120 children)
entering the local competition this year.
We hope all participants enjoyed a
fantastic morning with lots of competitive
football played in the right spirit. St Bede’s finished 3rd beating Flanderwell in a playoff 1.0. The final saw a tight clash
between Wickersley St Albans & Bramley
Sunnyside, with only 1 goal separating the 2 teams. Bramley Sunnyside were
victorious and will go through to represent Rotherham in the regional finals with a chance to play at Wembley!

Utilita Girls Cup Tournament
The Utilita girls cup is for key stage 3 girls in Y7 & Y8, the tournament took place at Parkgate Astro on Friday 25th November.
Some excellent football was played by all teams and the emphatic winners were Wingfield Academy who didnt lose a game throughout the whole tournament. This included a 1-0 win in the final, with a last minute winner. Wingfield will again represent Rotherham at the regional finals taking place in January with a
chance of playing at Wembley next summer. Good luck to all the players in the next round!

Welcome to The Trust! Claudio Almeida is the latest recruit to Rotherham united Community Sports Trust. Claudio is a Newly Qualified Teacher with a PGCE in secondary education. Claudio has been working for the trust as a casual member of staff for over a year on evening and weekend coaching programmes and youth work projects. Claudio will bring plenty of energy & fresh ideas to the primary schools programmes and we are delighted to have Claudio on board as a full time member of staff

Half Time Cup Well done to all of the schools that competed in round 1 of the Half Time Cup at the New York Stadium. The Millers saw some great matches and you all represented your schools with pride.
We would also like to say thank you to all of the teachers and parents that made it possible and helped create the best experience for the players. Round 2 of the Half Time Cup will continue after Christmas with the remaining teams battling it out for spots in the Semi finals held back at the New York Stadium.

Library Opening with RUFC Players

Badsley Primary School have opened the door to their brand new library to all pupils in the school. The library is well stocked with a range of books to engage all interests. Books are also rotated to align with their current academic studies. Children at Badsley Primary have been taking part in reading interventions with Rotherham United staff. . Rotherham United’s Georgie Kelly & Chio Ogbene attended the opening to inspire young people to pick up a book. Match day programmes have also been donated for reading materials as well as match tickets to raise funds for future resources.

A huge thanks to all the schools getting involved with us this term. If you are interested in partnering with us please contact our participation manager at jgilberthorpe@rotherhamunited.net