Our children compete against each other in school in lessons and increasingly in Inter-house competitions. They very much enjoy competing against other schools in organised events, including County Finals and national competitions such as the EFL Cup.
We have now begun to open up our Inter-House competitions again following the Pandemic.
In the year 5 and 6 5-aside competitions held before and after Christmas, the red team won for the girls and the blue team for the boys. It was wonderful to see all of the children giving their best for their team, celebrating success and accepting adversity in equal measure.
Over twenty children represented the school at the Sports Hall Athletics Finals at Greenbank Leisure Centre. As well as some outstanding individual performances during the day, our year 1 and 2 team finished in overall 3rd place and our year 5 and 6 team finished in 2nd place, just 10 points behind the winners. What an amazing achievement!
We entered two teams to the prestigious EFL football competition in January. The competition provides a pathway for schools to represent their local football league club at Wembley before the Championship Finals in May and over 50 local teams were competing in our groups. Our Friday team drew two matches and won one of their matches but bowed out at the group stages. Our Thursday team, consisting of mostly year 5 children, finished top of their group, with an amazing 10 -1 victory against Matlock and progressed to the afternoon's knock out stages. Although they lost in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter finals (against the eventual regional finalists) their performance bodes well for the competition next year!
We sent a squad of six for a goalball tournament at Greenbank Leisure Centre. Most of the children were competing against other schools for the first time and showed excellent sporting behaviour and a positive attitude. The sport requires excellent listening and communication skills, with players wearing blindfolds and playing with a ball with a bell inside.
Our team of 8 basketballers won through from their qualifying competition to represent the school in the DSSA County Finals in November. Coming up against some of the largest schools in the district, we defeated the eventual winners on the evening and finished in an amazing 3rd Place. The whole team put in some outstanding performances and with most of our team being a year younger than the opposition this bodes well for 2023!
Our team of year 5 and 6 girls was unbeaten in the qualifying rounds for the DSSA County Final held at Pingle in October. Some solid defensive performances.
Our year 4's had an amazing afternoon at Greenbank Leisure Centre at the Athletics competition organised by South Derbyshire Sports Partnership. They came 4th overall which we were really pleased with considering they were up against some very big schools. The boys won 3 of their 5 races, a fantastic achievement. Well done year 4!
Many of the year 5's were competing in their first school tournament and really enjoyed their experience.