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Beckington and Mells

Church Schools Federation

“The best we can be”


We have PE sessions each week, led by our Sports lead, Mrs Atkins.  We also take part in many extra curricular sporting events,and have a variety of events within school times.  We run a 'wake and shake' session every morning to make sure the children are raring to go !  This is using a routine devised by Wenlock class which changes termly.





Tennis Coaching

Wenlock Football coaching

Zoom fitness session with IG coaching

Basalt class Football coaching

Climbing Wall


Cricket Training



Football competition


Please see here, for a link to our Physical Activity policy




We are very pleased to announce that Mrs Atkins has led Mells school again this year to be awarded the School Games Gold Mark!

Year 3 Fun Sports Day with Beckington school


On Wednesday evening our Mells and Beckington Federated teams met at Frome Rugby Football Club to take part in the Clive Lewis Tag Rugby Festival, that has been postponed on many occasions due to Covid. After an afternoon's coaching from Paul Lovatt to prepare our children for the tournament, we had a mixture of abilities and experience, from those children who had never been on a rugby pitch before but wanted to have a go, to those who are already part of the Frome Rugby community. The two teams tried their hardest and won many and lost some matches but the true spirit of the sport rang true. Well done all!  More photo’s available on the website here.


Across the school and with further coaching for Years 3/4 next week; our children enjoyed some aspiring coaching from our local Somerset Cricket Foundation coach. It was a fantastic introduction to the sport, promoting the 'Spirit of Cricket', looking at all the skills that can be learned through cricket, both physically and for the child as a whole (teamwork, perseverance, respect, fair play etc)

Cross Country:

On Tuesday afternoon our Mells and Beckington federated teams travelled to Downside School to take part in the last race of the season in the Mendip XC League. The Mendip Primary Schools Cross Country League is a staple in the XC calendar. The league is well supported with a record 550 runners taking part from 25 different schools recently. There are five races throughout the season as well as two inter-area fixtures which allow the runners to compete against the top runners from other areas. The league is a great stepping stone for young runners and will prepare them for more demanding fixtures once they reach senior school.

We got to the Yeovil Athletics Final!!!!

 As we qualified from mendip, a team of 20 pupils and Mrs Atkins, accompanied by a IG sports coach set off for the Yeovil Sports final on June 30th!  The whole team did amazingly well, and the experience the children gained from being part of a huge sporting event, and using a proper athletics track was fantastic!

A great time and a great result as Mells came 6th in the County!  Well done to everyone involved!


Virtual School Games Pentathlon News - January 2021


Mells Year 3 and 4 children entered a virtual School games Pentathlon before Christmas. It is the ideal Personal Best Challenge and a national virtual competition to connect young people across the Country in a common goal.


The School Games Pentathlon is designed to:

Support the teaching of key athletic skills

Encourage reward and celebrate success and individual progress

Engage whole classes, year groups and schools

Monitor and encourage improvement in fitness levels

Enable intra-school, inter-school and virtual competition


The children participated in:

Standing Long Jump (two-footed jump from a standing position - a test of co-ordination and leg strength)

Speed bounce (an exciting test of speed, rhythm and coordination)

Chest push (standing throw pushing a 1kg ball from the chest)

10 x 10m shuttle run (develops the ability to accelerate, decelerate and change direction)

Vertical jump (jump from a standing position in which the participant competes against their own height and weight)


We are delighted to confirm that Mells have topped their area of Mendip and therefore have qualified for the finals on June 18th (if they can go ahead by then).

RHS Gardening - Be active


Post lock down, it is our intention to rejuvenate an overgrown are using the 5 areas of well being.  With sensory areas which will have movement, smells and sound; the children will take ownership of the garden - 'giving back' produce to the school community, they will 'keep learning' about sustainability within our garden design, 'connect' by giving out flowers to those who have helped us, 'take notice' of others needing help and 'be active' to promote mindfulness and be physically active.


We have currently gained the RHS Level 1 award.

Real PE Training with Mells and Beckington Staff

We have adopted a PE curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.'


- Mells school are supported and work closely with IG coaching and their instructors at   

- Our swimming provision is assisted by  Frome Sports Centre 

- External companies, such as, give extra beneficial sports coaching sessions to our students

- Mells school has close links with, enjoying joint sporting activity.

- We take part in the Golden mile - see for details

- We use for our curriculum resources.

- We also use  for our group residential trips

- We use to provide dance lessons for our children

-We use to provide our children with tennis coaching lessons 

- Our school joined in to help with the challenge, with our children running a mile in support

 - Somerset Cricket Board provide coaching for us



2018 / 2019 Games Mark award

Tennis Coaching with Bath University Tennis Club

Wake and Shake!

Virtual Rickshaw Challenge


As part of Children in Need and helping our children be active, we are taking part in the Virtual Rickshaw challenge.  We are asking our children to walk, cycle or scoot to school and log the mileage to take us towards our virtual target of 423 miles! 


Friday 12th July the whole school took part in the Run for Why mile challenge. We all had a go at running a mile around the field.

Change for life

The Change4Life club targets those who do not actively play at break/lunch, or those who do not fully participate in PE or those who do not have access to activity outside of school.

The club improves healthy lifestyles and impacts on whole school outcomes. An increase in physical activity leads to an increase in physical health and sense of wellbeing, which leads to an increase in attainment and achievement and narrowing the attainment gap

Sport Leaders Programme

KS2 children will all be given an opportunity to ‘learn to lead’ as part of our Sports Leaders Programm. This will involve working with the younger children during PE sessions.

2019 Sports news
  • Congratulations to the Football Teams today—Team A got through to the World Cup semi finals and Teams B & C got through to the Confederation Cup semi finals! Amazing achievements from all players!

    Photo’s below!   A huge thank you goes out to ADI for sponsorship of the Team’s kit—we all think they look fantastic !

    A huge well done goes to Mrs Atkins and all the children for all their effort and hard work

  • We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

  • We received the Silver award in 2017/2018, and Bronze award in 2016/2017