Dear Parents and Carers,
Each week at St Matthew’s, the children have lots of opportunities to be active, playing a variety of games and sports with the main focus that children are finding enjoyment in being active.
As much as possible we encourage the children to practise the games and skills they have learnt in school at home, with their friends, families or on their own. We are aware though that not everyone will have access to the equipment we use each day in school such as cricket bats, tennis rackets or basketballs. For this reason after half term we will be operating a weekly sports equipment lease scheme.
This new trial programme will mean that families can hire a piece of sports equipment from the school to use together as a family over the weekend.
Each week there will be a variety of items available for hire, these items will change regularly and be influenced by the sports we are playing in school as well as the season.
Please visit the payment section on ParentMail at the start of each week to see what is available for the coming weekend. The first date to book is Monday 1st November to have equipment for the following weekend. All equipment hired will be delivered to your child’s class on a Friday and expected to be returned to school on Monday after the weekend.
Each family will only be able to hire one piece of equipment each week and a deposit of £3 will need to be made at the ParentMail check out, this will be refunded to your account the following week on the safe return of the item.
There will be a limited number of each item available weekly, so for now the system will work on a first come first serve basis. In order to make this as fair as possible the link to hire equipment will not go live until 6pm each Monday.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to speak to me at the front gate between 8:30 and 9am each morning.
Sports Development Manager