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Sports Summer 2019

A great rounders match was played today between the Year 6 pupils and their parents, the result was a win to the Year 6 players who scored 16 rounders to 11.

Sports Day - July, 2019

A beautiful day as pupils, parents and staff gathered for our annual sporting event. This year we used a range of facilities including our school golden mile track, the playground and also the hall. Pupils moved around taking part in throwing, jumping, running, spinning and even skipping. It was huge fun to work in our class, year groups and even more fun competing for our house teams.

We had a team of 4 who went to Fenton Manor to compete at the English Schools Gymnastics Competition. This is the first time we have competed at this competition which had teams from all over the country. It was an amazing experience for the team to compete in a full size area in front of a panel of judges. The team performed on the vault and individual and acro floor routines.

Sporting Success! For the second year running we have a Year 6 pupil who has been selected to represent North Shropshire District in the U11 Cricket Team, many congratulations and we wish you all the very best in the forthcoming competitions.

Rounders at The Marches School on 22nd May 2019.  We had a squad of 12 with a team of 9 on the pitch.  The team won their first 3 games to win their pool which meant they won the Small Schools section of the competition.  They then went on to compete for the trophy and were victorious after beating both Meadows and Gobowen school to bring the trophy back to Criftins!  The children all demonstrated fantastic team spirit and supported one another throughout showing some great batting and fielding skills.  Level 2 next!

Kwik Cricket at Lakelands was enjoyed by our team of 10 children. They were able to take part in a variation of the game which meant that they could practise their batting and fielding skills; they really enjoyed their morning and finished in 4th place.

21/05/19 We had a great time at the Archery competition held on Lakelands School's amazing new all-weather pitch. The conditions were perfect for archery with just a little breeze which meant that a high level of accuracy could be achieved. The results were tight between our 2 teams resulting in 1st and 3rd place, meaning that our top team will go through to the Level 2 competition in June. The event was run by Mollie Croxon our School Games Organiser and all of the children demonstrated the School Games' Values.

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Our final cross country competition was held this afternoon at The Marches School, we had 21 runners who ran brilliantly. The final results were announced from all 4 competitions and we had a 2nd overall position for a Year 4 girl, Year 3/4 girls were 3rd place overall and Year 5/6 boys finished in 2nd place overall. Criftins School finished in 1ST PLACE out of all schools in the Oswestry/Ellesmere cluster. This is an amazing achievement and I would like to thank the runners who have practised tirelessly and improved enormously and the great support from all the parents who have ensured that their children are prepared and have provided transport to all the events. Very well done all!

The children achieved a fantastic 2nd place at the Orienteering competition. This is only the second time we have done this competition so it was an amazing result. The children had three different events: they had to follow a directional map and add up numbers as they went, match map symbols, pictures and words and follow a map in the sports field to locate number clues. Well done team!

KS1 Indoor Athletics. This is an annual competition which we host here at Criftins CE Primary School. This year we welcomed teams from Cockshutt, Oswestry and Welshampton schools alongside our 2 teams from Criftins. The field events included Standing Long Jump, Speed bounce, Target throw, Javelin and Seated Ball throw, the track events included individual and team races. The children did brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed their morning. Results were 1st Criftins Blue, 2nd Welshampton Poison Dragons, 3rd Oswestry School, 4th Welshampton Team Ninja, 5th Criftins Red and 6th Cockshutt. Many thanks to our Year 6 Young Leaders who led, recorded and scored the events - we could not have had such a successful event without them.

Shropshire Winter Festival 5th March 2019. We went to the Winter Festival with our Quicksticks Hockey team and 2 cross country runners having qualified to represent North Shropshire at the Shropshire County Finals. The children all met and had their shirts signed by the inspirational Teagan Hyatt, England U15 Ice Hockey goalkeeper. Our cross country runners were 7th and 12th and our hockey team were 2nd in their first round and finished in 8th position overall with some incredibly close games. The children all had an amazing day. Well done to you all!

KS1 Gymnastic Success

Gobowen Football League

Tag Rugby at Oswestry Rugby Club on 6th February 2019. Another very fast moving competition where we won 5 games and drew 2 resulting in 3rd place by 1 point. A great morning with many of our players being awarded medals for demonstrating the School Games values including: teamwork, respect, self-belief and honesty.

05/02/19 L2 Quicksticks Hockey. We had qualified for the L2 competition which brings together all the winning North Shropshire teams to compete and find out who will represent North Shropshire at the 2019 Winter Festival at Shrewsbury Sports Village in March. We won 3 matches, drew one and lost one in the first round and went through to the semi-final which we won. In the final we were just beaten into second place against Baschurch which means that we go through too!

Friday 1st February was the L2 Crosscountry competition held on a very chilly field at Oswestry School.  We had 9 children who had qualified and produced amazing results which means that we have 3 children going through to the L3 competition, and 3 who are on the reserve list, which will be held at Shrewsbury Sports Village in March.  

30th January 2019. We went to Ellesmere Primary School for the Level 2 Gymnastics competition where we were competing against all the teams who had qualified from L1 in North Shropshire. The L2 competition was to find out who would represent North Shropshire at the County Finals in March. Our team performed brilliantly, it resulted in us being 5th best team in North Shropshire. Well done everyone!

We were lucky to have Ryan Evans for a whole school tennis taster day. Ryan is a coach from Criftins Tennis Club and if anyone is interested in joining his tennis coaching sessions they would be very welcome. Please see our ap for details or contact the school for his contact details.

We had a team of children who went to Ellesmere College to take part in an indoor athletics competition. They had a great afternoon experiencing a range of activities and representing our school.

Every term we complete a personal performance test for Key Stage 2 children. This is a measurable way to check our children's fitness and that their levels are improving throughout the year, we do this by counting the number of speed bounces they can do in 30 seconds and the number of laps run in the hall in 3 minutes.

Mixed Basketball Tournament 16/1/19. After a hard fought tournament the team came an amazing 4th place in the trophy competition.