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Congratulations to our Year 5,6 & 7 boys Cross Country teams who competed at the PEDSSA Cross Country event held at Canford school. The boys did extremely well with special mentions to Tom and Nathan who finished 8th and 9th in the Year 5&6 boys race competing against over 150 racers from across the county.
6AG and 6LT were lucky enough to experience a taster session of fencing yesterday when Premier Education came in to deliver a workshop for our pupils. The aim was to increase pupils' opportunities to participate in alternative sports that they may not necessarily experience on a regular basis. Pupils were able to learn the 'on guard' position and practice tagging each others' backs before being let loose on the foam foils! As you can see from the photographs below, our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their session.
Thank you to Premier Education for coming in and delivering a great workshop.
With the weather against us, our first Inter-House Sports day was still a very closely fought battle and came down to the final result of the final year group of the day. Pupils in Year 5 and 6 participated in Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis or Indoor Kurling. Pupils in Year 7 and 8 battled it out in Basketball, Netball and Table Tennis.
Our Year 8 Sports Leaders did a fantastic job of supporting staff and leading the officiating of all the sports pupils took part in. With only a month of experience behind them, they were confident and efficient in their roles.
After a nail-biting finale, the winning house after all four year groups had competed was... CHURCH!
Well done to everyone for encapsulating the spirit of the day and getting fully involved.
This afternoon, we were pleased to announce that this year we will be running our very own production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. As well as watching an exciting trailer about the show, the children were also introduced to the main characters and a little bit about the story line.
Auditions will be running early next week and should anyone wish to have a practice in the meantime, please feel free to use this video to help!
This weekend, Ethan, representing the Southern England Karate Federation, has become British International Champion in the 10-11 year old boys kata category. He has been competing in the British Karate Federation Open in Leicester - a 2 day international level tournament and the biggest in the UK karate calendar. Attended by squads from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and some overseas competitors, it covers all ages and weights up to senior level.
Ethan came through four rounds in the morning, beating England youth squad members in the process to ultimately reach and win the final.
He was truly amazing: completely professional and utterly impeccable in his performance. The SEKF coaching team of Collin and Danny Rudkin are amazing with him too.
We have a British Champion amongst us!
Ethan's parents received news that, following today’s competition and directly from his coach, Ethan has been promoted to the highest level into the Southern England Karate Federation Elite Squad. He will continue to compete in regional and national level competitions but may now start to be considered for carefully selected European competitions over coming seasons.
Well done Ethan on such a wonderful achievement.
Today saw many teachers and staff don their trainers and running attire in order to encourage our students to get active. We set them the challenge of 'beat a teacher' around our CMS Mile course and many, many students took up the challenge! Some walked, some jogged and some ran but however they managed it, it was great to see them enjoying themselves.
It is our aim to encourage as many children as we can to 'trial the mile' at lunchtimes out on our school field throughout the year.
As you can see from the photographs below, a good time was had by all.
Well done to those who took up the challenge.
It is with pleasure that I can announce Ethan in Year 6 has successfully graded and been awarded his black belt in karate on Saturday 14th July. He has worked tremendously hard all year so it is wonderful to see him achieve his ultimate goal. There is supposed to be a year between gradings so Ethan has managed to grade six months early! Well done Ethan. A massive thanks go to Ethan's coaches, Collin and Danny Rudkin at SEKF for all their hard work and belief in Ethan.
Our current Year 7 pupils have stepped up and shown us what they are made of today as they take on the role of Year 8 Buddy for the first time. They were introduced to their Year 5 buddies this morning and have spent time with them, showing them around the school and completing a QR code challenge. It has been lovely to see them at work, interacting and engaging with the Year 4 pupils who are here today.