Simmons Park visitors were certainly in for a big surprise this Easter as the Pavilion Café hosted its first Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Staged as park of Okehampton sports charity OCRA’s holiday activities, the picnic offered a full family afternoon starting with a teddy trail in the park, multi-sports on the cricket pitch and the picnic itself outdoors in the Spring sunshine, with some special guests. Continue reading Why the big PAWs? Teddy Bear’s Picnic, of course
OCRA currently fulfils the role of School Sports Co-ordinator for Dartmoor MAT (Okehampton and area schools) and Tavistock Area Schools. Please see our event reports on our schools page for news throughout the year.
Wednesday 23rd January was the West Devon Sportshall finals, held at Tavistock College Sportshall. Taking part were – Whitchurch, St Andrew’s A & B, St Peter’s, Okehampton, Hatherleigh, South and North Tawton. Keith & Jayne Reed, Martin Exley-Deane, Stuart Lord and Mhairi McCall plus 10 young sports leaders officiated over the event. Continue reading OCRA School Sports Report – Q1, 2019
2000+ children involved in OCRA School Events programme, new Federation Schools football and netball leagues in Winter term.
New Pavilion sessions with musical theatre, music project; Mum and Baby Yoga (to start shortly )
Regular Walking Football, Walking Netball to add to the 24 different sports & activities on site.
Outreach to beavers, scouts and venture scout troops.
SNAP Special Needs received funding £4000 from DCC & NCT and local youth group support.
Good event programme developing for 2019: returning endurance running, cycling events
Super Sports Sunday Family Fun Day will be back with the Sports and Fitness Festival in July; May Fair, Belstone Fair, Okehampton Show, plus more events planned.
Hockey Centenary Celebrations, Pony Club Tetrathalons & Multi sport events, with the Pavilion at the heart.
OCRA has hosted:
Fun-fit and High-5 courses for school staff
First Aid course for coaches and clubs
Fundamentals of Movement course
New Programmes and Initiatives
Developing Active Okehampton brand with Okehampton Health and Wellbeing Alliance; Exercise on Referral programme for local area
Year 2 of our Sport Community Development contract with Fusion looks to bring new activities to both Parklands and Meadowlands.
Holiday activity schemes
All day options with Breakfast and afternoon clubs added to Sport and Art days (booking now for Easter!), more diverse activities, including our mini-camps for 3-5yr olds and family parent-and-child camps.
OCRA in Schools
OCRA holds the School Sports Co-ordinator (SSCO) role for Dartmoor MAT and Tavistock area schools and our school sports calendars are looked on with envy by our neighbours for the number and diversity of events:
Multi-skills festivals twice a year
Dance festival, swimming gala
Tag Rugby festival
Castle Drogo cross-country
West Devon girls’ win at the recent Devon county cross-country
Tri-golf competition this month
Girls’ rugby taster sessions with Devon RFU upcoming;
Increasing non-core sports: fencing and archery for Primary schools curriculum time (adding to after school clubs)
Okehampton Gym, Trampoline and DMT Club
Last season was the first full competitive season and scored an impressive debut:
4 National gold medals
1 National bronze medal
regional and county medals
a double British NDP trampoline and DMT champion
South West Youth Games team gold.
Now a recognised competitive club with an impressive medal tally for this season:
28 podium places plus number of 4ths and top 10’s.
County medals – 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
Regional medals -10 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze
Southern zonal medals – 1 bronze
National placings – 7th at National schools
South West Squad places – 3 selected for SW squad, 4 reserves across disciplines, Vicki Pritchard appointed South West Coach.
Well done to everyone who competed at the trampoline and DMT regional team selection competition yesterday, in classes from NDP1 to the South West open!
Congratulations to Owen and Harry Pitman for achieving South West squad places in DMT and Bethan Honey who achieved a squad place in trampoline. Well done also to Madison Vine, Imogen Spooncer and Bethan Honey for taking first reserve places in the DMT squad and Harry Pitman for taking second reserve place for trampoline!Continue reading News: South West squad places for Okehampton Flyers!
Okehampton Flyers Gym, Trampoline & DMT Club had another good day at their second South West trampoline and double mini trampoline (DMT) regionals this season, coming away with three gold medals, two silver medals and other high placings. Continue reading Flyers strike gold and silver at regionals
Well known marathon runner Adam Holland made a very welcome appearance at the Tavistock Area Schools first Cross Country event on 12th February. Pictured is Adam with Nicolas Maczugowzki and Joel Lake of Tavistock Athletic Club ‘haring’ the Year 5 and 6 boys race, which was win by Fynn Baker of Milton Abbot school. Continue reading The ‘hares’ – schools cross-country
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