Our Year 4 children had a fun and energetic afternoon at Shenley Academy this week, competing in a ‘Change 4 Life’ festival aimed at promoting physical activity as one of the ways of leading a healthy lifestyle.
The children, all of whom were new to this type of opportunity, competed against other local schools in a range of running and throwing events, finishing in second place overall with a massive 357 points. Well done everyone, you were real team players!
Year 4 had a really active and fun start to PE this term with a kick boxing masterclass delivered by Kiel. Remember we are providing kick boxing as an after school activity on a Tuesday this half term so please speak to Mr Steadman if you are interested.
Working with female football coaches from the University of Birmingham, we have started a new after school football club just for girls in Years 1, 2 & 3. Here are the girls warming up with a game of handball to introduce passing and moving into space. It is lots of fun! There are a few places still available so, if you want to join the fun, speak to Mr Steadman.
Our Reception children have enjoyed playing golf in PE this week. The children have been learning how to ‘putt’ the ball controlling aim and speed. We even played our own crazy golf course! Well done everyone.
Our handball teams recently competed in a Level 2 School Games competition at Shenley Academy. As the competition progressed, the teams steadily grew in confidence and played some fast, skilful and decisive handball. The children are keen to carry on playing handball so we are organising another handball after school club and our own schools’ competition after Easter. Come and join the fun!
We are delighted to announce that we are the Year 3-4 WBA Schools Football Festival champions! The team raced into the final by winning 3 and drawing 1 of their group games and, in a close encounter, showed tremendous character to win 3-1 against Grove Vale in the final after scoring first and then being pegged back just before the end of normal time. A fantastic team performance, well done everyone!
The girls’ football team took part in a ‘Sister Club’ tournament during the Easter holidays, organised as part of our school’s affiliation with Birmingham City Ladies Football Club. Despite the competition being tough (the teams competing were mainly clubs who play competitive football every week as part of leagues), the girls played extremely well and finished with one win, two draws and one loss (to the eventual tournament winners), just missing out on a semi-final place. Well done girls!
We are always keen to acknowledge and celebrate sports participation and successes out of school at community clubs. Here is Elisha Green from Year 6 demonstrating her skills as an aerial dancer – a mix of dance, acrobatics and circus skills – in an article for the Sunday Mercury newspaper. She has now been selected for the regional finals in one of the country’s biggest talent competitions, Teen Star UK. Well done Elisha and good luck!
We are always keen to acknowledge and celebrate sports participation and successes out of school at community clubs. Here is Ethan Loftus from Year 3 with the brown belt that he has achieved at his kick boxing club. Well done Ethan!
Please see Mr Steadman for further information regarding this club and how to get involved.