Gipping Valley & Thurston School Sports Partnership

Step up for our NHS 

GVTSSP would like you to join other Schools across Suffolk to take part in Step up for our NHS fundraising challenge

Our aim is and raise some money for our wonderful NHS using lots of different staircase climbs and step up based challenges 


We also wanted to bring everyone together for one common goal during this time when we can't all physically be in school under the same roof. We really hope this challenge will help maintain and even build that sense of school community. 

 We would absolutely love for as many students as possible to take up this challenge. 

step up for NHS 

 Suffolk Schools Step up for our NHS Championship-21-22 MayChoose from Sprint, Endurance and Relay Events 

Step up for our NHS Fundraising Challenges-Choose from various challenges including Landmark Staircase challenge 


Suffolk Schools Step up for our NHS current records

Step up for our NHS further Info 



Send results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Name, Age (yr grp), School, Event with the steps or time.



Primary Running Challenge-

Take a look at one pupils efforts from Trinity Primary school 




EYFS-1) Walsham-26 Laps  2) Honington -25 Laps  3)  Creeting - 24 Laps


YR1-1) Rougham/ Honington-29 Laps  2) Wood Ley -27 Laps  3)  Ringhshall - 26 Laps


YR2-1) Barningham/Honington-30 Laps  2) Wood ley/Walsham/Trinity -28 Laps  3)  Rougham/ Trinty - 27 Laps


YR3-1) Trinity-31 Laps  2) Honington -30 Laps  3)  Trinity - 29 Laps


YR4-1) Wood Ley-32 Laps  2) Rattlesden -30 Laps  3)  Walsham/Creeting- 29 Laps


YR5-1) Honington-38 Laps  2) Creeting-31 Laps  3)  Walsham- 30 Laps


YR6-1) Rougham-36 Laps  2) Honington/Thurston -35 Laps  3)  Rougham - 32 Laps


Welcome to Gipping Valley & Thurston School Sports Partnership.

I am the Sports Partneship Manager and School Games organiser
for the Gipping Valley and Thurston Sports Partnership based
at Thurston Sixth Form in Beyton and have been working within
school sport in Suffolk for the last 11 years.

My aim is ensure that high quality physical education and sport
stays at the heart of school life in the 40 schools that I work

We offer an extensive and broad competition programme within and
between schools, involving all pupils with the support of our
workforce such as young leaders and volunteers. The primary
sports premium has allowed us to offer support during Physical
education, extra curricular opportunities and workshops.

Will Hopkin - Jones 

To find out more informtion please contact us here 

Next Sports Camp

  • Holiday Club Dates TBC

    Activities include :   Gymnastics, Dance, Target Games, Parkour and Ipswich Town Football

    Example -Sports Camp flyer/booking form

    AGES: 5 – 12 Venue: Beyton, Thurston Sixth (IP30 9AA)

    All sessions are run by trained and qualified staff


     Data Protection (GDPR)

    Just to let you know Gipping Valley and Thurston Sports partnership will be following Thurston Community College updated data protection policy in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) which has taken effect. 


    As member of the sports partnership you will continue to receive information on updates on events, updates on holiday camps and our newsletters. 

    You can be assured that your details have never and will never be passed onto third parties. 


    If you wish to opt out of receiving this information please let me know or email me if you have any questions