Posted: 18th March, 2016
Last night Mrs Ejezie took 2 teams of year 5/6 children to compete in heat 2 of Rushcliffe's Basketball Championship. Mrs Ejezie has named them the Rhinos and the Rockets and she was immensely proud of how they played together. The Rhinos won all 3 of their games and the Rockets won 2 out of their 3 matches. These results mean that all the children will be playing again in the finals next week against Candley Lane, Edwalton, West Bridgford B, and Pierrepont Gamston. Good luck to all of you.
Posted: 18th March, 2016
This afternoon everyone; children, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters took to the school field to run for Sports Relief. It was a bit chilly to start but, once everyone was running, we all soon warmed up. Well done to everyone for running for charity and making the effort to do your bit - it really was a super turn out! Hopefully there won't be too many aching legs tomorrow.
Posted: 9th March, 2016
Last Friday, our boys' football team visited Crossdale Drive school for the 2nd round of the County Cup. Mrs Allsopp was very pleased with the boys' conduct and behaviour throughout the match and on the side lines. We also received a lovely compliment from the staff at Crossdale Drive School about our team - which made Mrs Allsopp's day. Well done boys. They won the match 13-0 as well, which is a super result and allows them to progress on to the quarter finals of this competition.
Posted: 9th March, 2016
On Tuesday 15th March there will be a free taster session for a brand new dance class that will be starting after the Easter Break. Local dance artist, Jennifer Manderson is looking for creative, enthusiastic and focused young people to join the brand new RUSH Junior, a contemporary dance session for ages 9-13. For the past four years Jennifer has been running RUSH Youth Dance company based at South Nottinghamshire Academy. The company is for young people aged 14-19 that have been identified as gifted and talented dancers from across Rushcliffe Borough. The company perform at various prestigious events and venues annually, including regular performances at Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Arts and Mansfield Palace Theatre. Jennifer is now looking to start a junior company that will feed directly into the senior group.
There will be a free taster session taking place in our school hall on Tuesday 15th March, 3.30-4.30 for anybody that is interested. No prior dance experience is required and the session is open to anyone who is interested in being physical, creative and working with other people. Jennifer is looking for both boys and girls to join this brand new company and urges everyone to come along and have a go! The weekly sessions will take place in the school hall between 3.20-4.30pm during term time after Easter.
Posted: 4th March, 2016
What a couple of weeks!
The past couple of weeks have seen fantastic sporting achievements for our children.
Last week our sports hall athletics team attended the Nottinghamshire School Games and retained their title has County Champions for the 4th year in a row. This event is one of the highlights our sporting year and a great deal of commitment, from both children and teachers, has allowed us to compete at this high level. The children enjoyed a great opening ceremony that featured England football players, a BMX trick rider and Para Olympians. Inspired, our children took to the races and field events with gusto. Nerves did play a part but the team faced them down and grew in confidence throughout the day. Miss Rogers and I witnessed some tremendous races from all our children. The boys won every race in impressive style and my personal highlight was seeing Charlie and Kaden dance through the tunnels like they were gymnasts. The girls also won 3 of their races and I was very proud of Nicola as she held on to win the tunnel race. I was equally impressed by the strength and determination of Bella and Eliza to win the 6 lap parlaff. Brilliant!
This week I took 32 children to compete in cross country relays. This has also been a big project that has taken over 4 years to build and this year we had a squad of children who all enjoyed distance running and had practised. Unlike sprinting the endurance needed for cross country requires training and commitment from the athletes. I was really pleased, therefore, to take 4 teams - 2 based on speed and 2 picked by lottery from attendance at our club. All 4 teams competed exceptionally well - especially when I consider that they were racing the A teams for other schools. We've never won this race before but this week we did and we also grabbed bronze too. Our other teams secured 10th and 21st which was brilliant!
Finally today our boys’ football team progressed to the quarter final stage of the County Cup with a 13-0 win over Crossdale Drive. Well done boys, Mrs Allsopp told me that you were great role models for our school in your team work, respect and focus.
The next few weeks see our girls' football teams play, 2 basketball teams play and yr 4 hockey team attend a beginners festival in Quik Stiks Hockey. Good luck to everyone.
Posted: 4th March, 2016
Cracking Cross Country Champions
On Wednesday 32 children from years 3,4,5 & 6 represented the school in the Rushcliffe Cross Country Relay Championship at Rushcliffe Country Park. The teams of 8 had a boy and girl from each year group who had to run either 700m or 1500m (age dependent) in a challenging race. There was a huge turn out with 35 teams from the local schools in our borough and as soon as the whistle went the children gave 100% throughout their races. Many talented runners pushed our children very hard in the early part of the race with Carnarvon School leading the way by about 50m at the half way point. Strong runs from all of our younger children had put all 4 of our teams in the top half of the race but the older children (who had to run twice as far) would have to be at their best if they were going to secure their team a top half finish, a top 10 finish or even a medal.
A super run from Harry in year 5 put our dark blue team into the lead - which they were able to hold on for the remainder of the race. The Hawaiian blue team were about 10th at the half way stage and by the final leg, Bella found herself 10m from a bronze medal with the finishing line in sight. It would take enormous courage and strength to catch up the runner in front and she valiantly pushed herself as hard as she could. We weren't sure of she'd made it to the 3rd spot but we knew it was close. It was therefore delightful news to learn she (and her team) had won bronze as she drew with the Abbey Road runner for 3rd place. The sky blue team picked off many of the best teams there to finish in tremendous 10th, with the cotton blues finishing 21st - again ahead of many other schools best teams. A super afternoon from all of the children who demonstrated our school values superbly. Well done everyone.
Posted: 1st March, 2016
Level 1 Tag Rugby ROTJS Tournament
During the spring term, Mr Starr invited children from years 4,5 & 6 to create their own teams and play in our ROTJS tag rugby tournament. Mr Starr has been very pleased with not only the numbers of children attending but also with the standard of play and the amount sportsmanship on the pitch. The names the children created were very inventive and yesterday the tournament came to an end with a grand final between 'Puns 4 Nuns' and 'Bantosaurus Rex'. A thrilling match took place but the scores were level at 3-3 at full time. A golden try would therefore decide the outcome between these two brilliant teams. Eventually Puns 4 Nuns got the break and scored to win the match. Well done children for a very healthy and year group inclusive sports tournament.