'Teamwork makes the dream work'
Beyond just an acronym for the school value, the idea of TEAMWORK is central to our mission of North Wootton Academy.
We strongly believe in the power of promoting collaboration and cooperation amongst our pupils, and see that providing them with a range of opportunities where they can work positively with other towards a shared goal is key in developing a happy child. Moreover, we try to ensure that all of our pupils can find a way to contribute to the school in some way and enjoy the feeling of contributing to our team.
The school believes that sports is an extremely important way in which to represent the school and develop a sense of pride. We are fortunate that there are normally a range of opportunities for inter-school sports within the county in which we try to fully participate.
At the higher levels, this tends to be around cross country, athletics, tennis, rugby and football. In recent years, the school has been very successful attending regional and county finals in all areas. These events take place within the school day with the aim of providing as much competitive opportunities as possible.
Recently, competitive teams have also been entered into a range of mini-competitions for Years 3 and 4. Whilst these do not lead on to regional and county finals, this has been a great opportunity for pupils to experience playing in a school team.
Whilst we do believe those with a talent for sport should be given opportunities to compete, our overall aim to get all of our pupils active and therefore a final set of inter-school events that we participate in are the 'Omnes Games'. Omnes means 'for all' and therefore, these inter-school events focus purely upon unusual sports such as tri-golf or speed-stacking so that pupils can be chosen based upon their attitude and effort rather than an underlying ability. The events are run as festivals, so no scores and results are recorded. It is all about the children enjoying representing the school and discovering a new sport.