Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Year 5/6 NAK Competition

Today we entered our second New Age Kurling Competition of the year but this time at The Wrekin College along with 49 other schools! This is the largest NAK competition that Telford & Wrekin have ever hosted and all participants were very excited to see how they would match up against the opposition. We were drawn into Group 9 along with two of our local rivals Windmill and Grange Park, but also thrown in were Tibberton and Sir Alexander Fleming. The standard from all teams in Group 9 was very high and we ended up losing three matches and winning one. Our team can be proud of their performances, as it was the first time that they have ever played but it was great to see their desire to improve as players – which I can 100% say they all did!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Year 3/4 Kwik Cricket

This afternoon our Year 3/4 cricket team went to Telford Tennis Centre to compete in the Telford and Wrekin Kwik Cricket tournament. Like all Telford and Wrekin competitions, this one was packed full of children from different schools all competing against each other trying to be win top spot! We were drawn into a group with Old Park, Apley Wood and St. Peter’s & St. Pauls. Our first two games against Old Park and Apley Wood ended in a narrow loss but as we grew in confidence, we beat St. Peter’s & St. Pauls convincingly. In the next stage of the competition we were drew against Coalbrookdale and again continued our fine batting form to take the victory and progress into the quarter-finals against Wrockwardine Wood. This again was a very close encounter but Wrockwadine Wood won by a mere 4 points! Our team can be very proud of their excellent batting and fielding skills and the manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the tournament.

Mr Griffiths.

 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

KS2 Boccia

Today we took our KS2 Boccia team to the Telford Tennis Centre to compete in the Telford & Wrekin Boccia Tournament. We were drawn into Group 8 along with Meadows, Dawley, Dothill and Windmill. Our first game saw us come up against Dothill, it was a very close game but Dothill took the 2-1 victory. We were victorious against Windmill winning 2-1 and Meadows, which was also 2-1 but we finished our last game drawing with Dawley 2-2. Our two victories, one draw and one loss meant we finished 2nd in Group 8, missing out on qualifying for the semi-finals by 1 point! Our team can be proud of their achievements today as they performed brilliant and grew in confidence as the tournament progressed.

Mr Griffiths.

 

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Final Battle!

Today was our last football match of the series with Old Park. This was a home fixture and was the turn of our Year 3/4 boys’ team. We started the game very brightly after some loving interchanging play down the right side of the pitch from Alfie and Kane but the Old Park defence were up to the challenge and kept us at bay. Old Park then began to find their feet and scored some very well worked goals, which our team could not do much about. Kane pulled two goals back, one being a tidy finish into the bottom corner of the goal and the other being a sublime free kick from the edge of the area, into the top corner. Alfie also scored a goal but the score finished 12-3 to a very strong Old Park side. Despite the score line our team can hold their heads high as they gave 100% throughout and played some very good football.

Well done team!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Duels With Old Park Continue!

Today saw the rest of our Year 5/6 boys participate in another thrilling football match against Old Park at their school. Although the pitch is very small, we handled this brilliantly and managed to move the ball around the park magnificently. With the first phase of play in the match, we put together a fluent move, which consisted of 10 passes, and it resulted in Maks tucking the ball into the Old Park goal from a tight angle to make it 1-0. We continued our fierce start throughout the game and went into half time with a resounding 4-0 lead thanks to Maks completing his hat trick and Gideon getting on the scoresheet. In the second half, we continued our dominating performance and went 7-0 up with Gideon doubling his goal tally and Brad also scoring two, but this was when Old Park began to make a comeback and scored two goals – one of them being an own goal from Brad after a sliced clearance! Brad made up for his error in the dying seconds of the match and completed his hat trick with a great strike, which flew into the top corner of the goal. This team has developed so much over the past few months and were delighted with their 8-2 victory.

Well done boys, magnificent display!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Year 5/6 Central Football League

To finish off our very busy day of sport at Hollinswood, our Year 5/6 boys’ football team had to play their Telford & Wrekin Central Football League fixture against Coalbrookdale, in the round of the last 16. We got off to a nightmare start as Coalbrookdale took the lead within the first two minutes of the game after miscommunication in defence. This gave us the wakeup call we needed and we equalised after a great through ball from Harvey put Abdullah through on goal and he took his chance to make it 1-1. Just before half time, although we had the majority of the play, Coalbrookdale again took the lead as their striker slotted into the bottom corner of our goal after being in a one on one situation with our goalkeeper. Harvey equalised for us with a tidy finish, with literally the last kick of the half, after great work down the right flank from Rio to make it 2-2. In the second half, our boys continued to dominate but could not beat the Coalbrookdale goalkeeper who made several great saves to keep them in the game. Inside the last minute of the match, fortune was on Coalbrookdale’s side as their number 6 struck the ball from range in hope and it looped over Callum to give them a 3-2 lead and win the match. Our team were bemused after putting in a good display but still losing the match, but this is the life of a footballer – not everything goes your way in games!

Keep your heads up boys; you can be proud of your achievements of being one of the last 16 schools in the whole of Telford & Wrekin!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Year 3/4 Go New Age Kurling!

This afternoon we took some very excited Year 3/4 pupils to participate in the Cluster New Age Kurling competition. For the majority of our team, it was the first time that they had experienced NAK so they were all very intrigued as to what was in store for them – some were expecting to see ice! We took 3 teams of 4 so the children were competing not only against other schools, which included Grange Park & Windmill, but also against some of their friends when they come head to head with each other. Team 1 and 3 finished in 4th position with 16 points and team 2 finished in 7th position with 15 points, so as you can see it was a very close competition!

Well done team – you were amazing!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Y5/6 Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament

This morning, we took our Year 5/6 hockey team to Thomas Telford School to compete in the Telford & Wrekin Quick Sticks Hockey competition. This is now a huge tournament across Telford & Wrekin with 28 schools entering and we were drawn into group 2 along with 6 other teams, which included Newdale, Apley Wood, Redhill, St. Luke’s, John Randall and Windmill. Our first game saw us come up against Apley Wood who managed to win the game 2-1 but this loss seemed to spur us on as we won the next three games against Redhill 1-0, St. Luke’s 4-0 and Windmill 2-0. In our fifth match, we were against Newdale, who had won every single game so far and it finished 2-2 in a very tight affair. Finally, we played John Randall winning that fixture 6-0, which meant we finished with 15 points in our group. Unfortunately, our team missed qualifying for the finals by 1 point as we finished third in the group and only two go through.

Well done team, I am very proud of your performances in those difficult weather conditions!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Y5/6 Boys Match vs. Old Park

Our Year 5/6 boys’ football team were in action today, continuing our mini-series of friendly matches with Old Park School. Our boys started like a house on fire with free-flowing attacking football on display and we found ourselves 4-0 ahead by half time thanks to two goals from Cameron and two from Thomas. We continued our fine form in the second half as more goals were scored, with both Cameron and Thomas completing their hat tricks and Kasper getting on the score sheet with a powerful strike with the laces of his boot. The game finished with a 7-1 victory and although we were on fire in front of goal, we did not have everything our own way as the score could have been a lot closer if it wasn’t for our defending and some fine saves from Brad in goal.

Well done lads, you were unstoppable at times!

Mr Griffiths.

 

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Huge Girls Cluster Match!

Today after school, our Year 5/6 girls were in Cluster League action again against title challengers Grange Park. This was a highly anticipated game, as we come to the end of the league, whoever won this game would take top spot with just one round of fixtures remaining. The nerves could be felt throughout the first stages of the match as both teams played more on the cautious side but Grange Park had a chance to take the lead as a penalty kick was awarded for a handball inside of our penalty area. Georgina stood up to the task and tipped the penalty over the crossbar to keep the scores level at 0-0. Grange Park broke the deadlock to make it 1-0 after a neat finish from their number 9 and could have doubled their lead after another penalty kick was awarded, but again Georgina came out on top with a fantastic diving save! Grange Park doubled their lead after half time but our girls then began dominating proceedings and clawed a goal back thanks to a long throw from Olivia, which resulted in Paris finishing from close range to make it 2-1. With the last attack of the game, Paris swung in a corner and Ruby connected with the ball sweetly as the ball was destined for the top corner of the goal but a Grange Park defender blocked the shot with her head!

The game finished 2-1 to Grange Park but what a game it was, well done girls!

Mr Griffiths.

 

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