10 hours of sport 2025

10 hours of sport 2025

The date for the 2025, 10 hours of sport will be on Friday 9th May.

We are very keen to have as many schools involved as possible!

So far we have the following schools confirm as participants:

  • Ken Stimpson Community School, Peterborough
  • Ely College, Ely.
  • Hampton Gardens, Peterborough.
  • LECA, Littleport.
  • Swavesey Village College.

The format of the day is:

  • The event runs from 7am to 5pm
  • Students pay £20 to take part.
  • The students take part in a sports roundabout style event. The sports hall is setup with badminton courts, trampolines, table tennis tables etc.
  • The event is open to years 7,8 & 9.
  • Video links to previous events. KSCS (both from 2019)

If you or your school are interested in taking part please contact us at themalcolmwhalesfoundation@gmail.com and we can talk you through the finer details.

Additional teacher info below:

School specific info:

Venue: We host most of the events from the sports hall, with multiple activities happening at the same time. Some of the these are also outside.

Staffing: we rotate the (mostly) PE staff round throughout the day. As ‘so many people’ sign up from Key Stage 3 we bring the remaining groups together to release staff to the 10hours. Additional staff from across the school are invited to join the day – before school, after school and during their PPA.

Activities: The sports hall is setup almost all day with: trampolines, badminton, table tennis and basketball. Then at certain points throughout the day different activities are set up, before returning the ‘sports for all’ setup. Some schools invite external coaches in to offer different activities during the day. We organise an hour by hour timetable which use to try and create some variety throughout the day. The more people that take part in the 10 hours, the easier it is to organise the normal PE lessons.

Food: We allow the students to take break time at the same time as the rest of school, meaning they access the canteen for food.

op Tips:

  • The event generates ‘no cover’, remaining PE groups are doubled up to create additional staffing. Volunteers across the school also help with supervision of certain activities.
  • None of the events are ‘taught’, we supervise students taking part in sport.
  • Use the Sports Hall as the central venue and try and have several activities running at the same time.
  • Make sure you get enough PE staff to rotate people around during the day.
  • Mirror the normal school timetable and allow students to have breaks to get their food.
  • 10 hours works well, as the 5pm finish means you don’t collide with evening letting.
  • Football on the astro runs for the majority of the day, badminton and trampolining run inside the sports hall. These ‘fill the day’, with additional events happening in other spaces when they become available.
  • At Ken Stimpson we have a double sports hall so we allow 150 people to take part. In a smaller sports hall, 75 might be a more appropriate number.