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Sports Spring 2024

Our victorious KS1 gymnastics team!

Lunchtime playground equipment ready and waiting!

The team of 8 Year 1 and 2 children travelled to the Marches to take part in our cluster KS1 Gymnastics competition against 10 other schools. They each performed a bench and floor routine which they had learnt and secured enough points to win the trophy for a third successive year.

The children have enjoyed using our amazing climbing equipment this week and being able to explore climbing, swinging and jumping!

Criftins hosted the annual KS1 Indoor Athletics competition with 4 local schools bringing their teams to compete. The field events consisted of Javelin, Long Jump, Vertical Jump, Chest Throw, Speed Bounce and Target Throw and the morning finished with individual and team running races. Our thanks go to the Year 6 Leaders who made a marvellous job of running the stations by helping the competitiors and scoring. Criftins Red finished in 1st place and Criftins Blue were awarded 5th - a great result for both teams!

Our Year 5/6 girls’ football team competed at the Marches school against teams from our sports cluster. They played some close run competitive matches gaining good match practice and experience for future games.

It was the turn of our Year 5 today to visit Ellesmere College to take part in a tennis festival that was organised by Louis Gray, our North Shropshire SGO. The children had the chance to practise their throwing, catching and racket skills run by coaches from Tennis Shropshire.

***Swimming success for our Year 6 pupil!*** Travelling to Liverpool to swim in an Olympic-sized swimming pool she swam in a 3-day competition, already swimming against 11/12 year olds, and finished in 15th place in the backstroke, 3rd place in breaststroke and receiving a further silver medal on the 3rd day. She was the fastest 10-11 year old in North Wales which is amazing! Her relay team would have won the gold except for a handover mistake. Her next goal is the Welsh Championships when she is old enough next year. We wish her every success!

Our Year 5/6 girls enjoyed an afternoon of football at Moreton Hall . This gave them a great opportunity to practice ready for our competitive matches, which are coming up! The girls have not been able to play since the Autumn because of the weather but remembered all that they had been taught and showed great potential. This is a great week to be playing because this Friday is 'The Biggest Ever Football Session' a national event for girls which is part of the 'Let Girls Play' initiative .

Year 5 children visited the tennis facility at Ellesmere College to take part in a tennis festival which had been organised by our SGO Louis Gray. They enjoyed an afternoon of tennis drills and racket practice run by Tennis Shropshire which has improved their skills and inspired them to play.

Year 4 had a busy morning at the Year 4 Inter-school Dodgeball competition which took place at the Marches School. They played 9 very competitive matches against some tough teams and showed great honesty and sportsmanship throughout.