What a Week!
The first week back at school after has been quite sensational. Starting on Tuesday, our swim team were in action and then later that evening our girls' football team played in the 2nd round of the county cup. The following day 2 of our year 3&4 athletics teams competed in the Rushcliffe A final and finally today our year 5&6 athletics squad competed at the Winter School Games County final. Details of their success are below.
On Tuesday our children traveled to the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Pool to compete in a heat of the Nottinghamshire Schools Championship.
Inspired by the pool named after our local Olympic gold medalist the children raced with everything that had in individual and relay swims. The atmosphere was fantastic and our team cheered and supported everyone for their efforts regardless of their team. They were a real credit to the school and their families and were lovely to be with. At the end of the gala, the officials announced the results and we were delighted to find out the we had won! Congratulations everyone. Next stop - the county finals...
Radcliffe Races to Victory!
On Wednesday 22nd February, two teams of year 3 & 4 children competed in the A final for the Rushcliffe Sports Hall Athletics Championship. The faced the top 12 teams in the district and both Mr Burdes and Mrs Allsopp stated that it was the fastest one they had ever been to. Less than 2 seconds separated the fastest 5 teams in most of the races. It was thrilling to watch.
The children ran 3 races and competed in 2 field events each and did their very best all evening. What really stood out was the support the children gave each other regardless of what happened. This was really needed as we had a few falls in the races and a few tricky baton changes but our children bounced back every time and kept going. This attitude was in itself worth a medal but the success didn't stop there. The Royal Blue Team went on to win the Rushcliffe title with the Hawaiian Blue Team finishing and excellent 6th. When you consider that nearly 70 teams entered the competition both teams did absolutely brilliantly. Well done to all of the children for this positive attitude.
The Results are as follows:
1st: Radcliffe Royal Blues: 40pts
2nd: West Bridgford: 71pts
3rd: Carnarvon: 74pts
4th: Edwalton A: 94pts
5th: St Edmund Campion: 101pts
6th: Radcliffe Hawaiian Blues: 116pts
7th: Pierrepont Gamston: 117pts
8th: St Peters: 138pts
9th: Lady Bay: 142pts
10th: Crossdale: 147pts
11th: Robert Miles: 162pts
12th: Edwalton B: 169pts
County Champions for the 5th Year running!
Today 24 children from year 5 & 6 competed at the Nottinghamshire Winter School Games in their County Final of Sports Hall Athletics. It took place at the brand new David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham and it was real treat to compete at a multi million state of the art facility. The top 8 teams from Nottinghamshire were all there and our children were up against it in every race and in every field event. Every year the standard gets higher and higher and some of the runs and field events from many children at the final were truly outstanding.
Our team work and support of one another was essential and not only did it inspire our runners but both the officials and the games makers spotted it. They were so impressed with our team's attitude that they awarded them the 'Spirit of the Games Trophy'. This was truly an honour and well deserved. Our children should feel very proud of themselves for this award.
The hall was considerably longer than we are used to which made the distance races really challenging and the children also used new 'floppy' batons for some of the races which was really challenging as they have never seen them before. The were hard to keep a hold on and indeed we did have a few drops but our teams never gave up. They simply picked it back up and carried on. We always say 'if you fall you get back up and carry on' and they certainly did. Mr Burdes, Miss Rogers and Mrs Allsopp were so proud of their attitude.
After all of the intense races and tough field events the results were announced. After a nail biting few minutes it was announced that we had won! To have won against such super competition was an amazing result. Well done everyone.
Year 3 & 4 Sky Blue Athletics Team win their final!
On Tuesday 10 children from years 3 & 4 competed against 10 Rushcliffe Schools in the C final of the Rushcliffe Sports Hall Athletics Championship. It was an exciting evening for everyone and the ran their fastest and jumped/threw their best. All of the children should be extremely proud of themselves.
Thank you ever so much to Chloe & Lolly who stepped in at the 11th hour to help out the team as our super substitutes. It was a bit of a baptism of fire but both girls coped extremely well and slotted into the team perfectly.
1st Radcliffe Sky Blues 74pts
2nd West Bridgford B Team 87pts
3rd Edmund Campion B 92pts
4th Heymann A Team 99pts
5th Willow Brook A Team 99pts
6th Cotgrave Candleby Lane A Team 100pts
7th Carnarvon B Team 100pts
8th Cotgrave Candleby Lane 101pts
9th Greythorn A Team 110pts
10th Langar A Team 121 Pts
Girls Enjoy Futsal
Last week Mr Burdes took a team of girls from year 4 to play in a fun futsal tournament at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. Every single girl grew in confidence throughout their matches and had a wonderful time. Mr B was particularly impressed with the girls who were playing for the very first time. Well done to all of you. We hope you continue to play football or decide to take it up as a hobby.