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Sports Spring 2023

Congratulations to one of our Year 5 pupils who has achieved some great results in her swimming. She went to the Wrexham Crystal Meet, swimming for Chirk Dragons, where she won Bronze in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke and Gold in the 50m Breaststroke, We wish her luck in the rest of her competitions!

Our Year 6 children went to Lakelands for some valuable Tag Rugby practice with our SGO Louis Gray and led by Year 10 Sports Leaders ready for the Level 3 competition.

Year 6 Football at Lakelands School where the boys joined Ellesmere, Cockshutt and Welshampton schools led by Year 10 Sports Leaders to practise football skills and team matches.

Young Health Champions. A group of children are taking part in an After School Club working towards the SYA Young Health Champions focussing on health and well being. They are working with Lynne and Jess who are supporting them to design and deliver projects of their choice to improve their health and well-being and that of others.

Our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 girls travelled to Lakelands School to take part in a Football Session with 260 girls playing.  We were a part of England's 'Biggest Ever Football Session' which saw thousands of girls training across the country on International Women's Day 2023. A record 285,000 girls from schools across England took part in the FA and Barclays' Let Girls Play Biggest Ever Football Session. They had a great afternoon even though the weather was against them!

We support:

Barclays Girls' Football School Partnerships

Barclays Girls’ Football School Partnerships by England Football (BGFSPs) is a nationwide scheme that aims to mainstream football in schools for girls. Supported by the Youth Sport Trust the initiative will create a network of 300 BGFSPs by 2024, each with a dedicated education expert with knowledge and understanding of education and girls’ football in their local area.

Our annual KS1 event took place today with us hosting the competition with 4 local schools taking part. Our Year 6 leaders did a great job running the individual stations, scoring, timing and explaining to the children what they had to do. The children took part in javelin, seated ball throw, speed bounce, target throw , standing long jump and a variety of team and individual running races. The results were: 1st Criftins, 2nd Cockshutt, 3rd Gobowen and equal 4th to Weston Rhyn and Welshampton schools.

Our Year 3/4Dodgeball team competed at the Marches School against 11 other schools playing 11 very tough, fast moving matches finishing in 7th place overall.

Girls Year 5/6 Football. We took our girls to Lakelands School for an afternoon of football led by Lakelands PE BTech students, where they took part in drills and practice match play. They had a great time and have sharpened up their skills ready for future inter school competitions.

The third meeting of the Sportshall Athletics took place with the team competing in Javelin, Vertical Jump, Speed Bounce and the Obstacle Relay. We finished in 4th place after the final meeting out of 9 schools which is a great first time result!

Our Inter house basketball competition took place with the children competing against one another. This is an opportunity for the children to compete in an intra school competition which is part of the School Games Award and means that all children have the chance to take part in a competition. Final results will be announced and celebrated in our half term Sports Celebration Assembly!

Our High Five Netball played at the Marches School,winning all of their first round matches scoring a total of 16 goals. They went on to the trophy round where they won one game, drew one and lost one which meant they finished in 3rd place behind Whittington and Bryn Offa. They displayed some great netball skills and teamwork and fully deserved their placing!

Our second meeting for the Sportshall Athletics at the Marches with Year 5 and 6 children took place last night, the events were Standing Triple Jump, Vertical Jump, Javelin and the over under relay race.

Sportshall Athletics. We entered a team in this competition for the first time this Spring, it consists of 3 consecutive weeks where 2 boys and 2 girls from Years 5 and 6 compete in a variety of field and track events. This week they had chest push, standing long jump and relay races, next week there will be standing triple jump, vertical jump, javelin and an over/under race. We finished the first round in 3rd place out of 9 schools!

Our Basketball team went to the Marches this week to play in an inter-school mixed competition where they played against 7 other schools.  They finished in 2nd place after the first round winning 2 matches and losing one which meant they qualified for the trophy final where they also won two and narrowly lost one.  The result was 1st place to the Meadows, 2nd to Bryn Offa and Criftins were 3rd which meant we took 1st place in the Ellesmere cluster - great achievement!