Our school staff entered their first ever team sports event on Saturday 15th September: The Shoreline Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon. Miss Searle, Mrs P, Mr Hoare and Mr White's replacement (due to knee injury) Katharine. For a full recount of the event, please see our newsletter 21/09/18.
Many thanks to Katharine for stepping in at the last minute and giving the team such an amazing start in the swim. Congratulations to all four competitors and a huge thank you to all of our fantastic supporters who helped cheer us along the gruelling swim, bike, kayak and running routes.
On Tuesday 27th March, we had our first ever Celtic Cross MAT sports event: a football tournament at St Tudy School. We took two teams from year 5 and 6 to compete against six other teams from the academy.
Our blue team - Konner, Sophie, Libby, Phoebe, Ben, Jago, Fin and Charlie L had some tough matches in the first round but enjoyed a fantastic goal from Konner and some great saves from our goalies Fin and Jago.
“We won one of our games in the final round and drew two. All of us played really well.” By Fin
Our pink team; George, Max, Jacob, Izzy, Albie, Charlie & Kewben won all three matches in the first round scoring a total of nine goals, which was the most of any team at the tournament. The team then progressed to the final round winning one match, drawing one & losing one finishing the tournament in second place. The team played fantastically throughout the tournament with recognition from referees and other schools. WELL DONE.
Huge congratulations to all 42 of our gymnasts that competed on Sunday at the Falcons Gymnastics Academy in Barnstaple.
It was great to be able to enter two boys teams for the first time ever and a fantastic achievement for our under 9s to win team silver - well done to Ben, Gabe and Rory. George, Jacob, Charlie L and Fin all performed well in the under 11s category with Fin achieving the 5th highest individual score for his vault and floor work combined.
“I liked vault the best. It was impressive to see how they fit all that equipment in the Falcon’s Gym.” By Gabe
We had 3 under 9 girls teams; Freya, Emily, Chloe M and Heather; Taryn, Evie, Sophie and Summer; Sofia, Maisy, Georgia and Niamh.
“It was really good watching the bigger girls do lots of flips in the display at the end.” By Heather
“I liked doing my floor routine. I think I did the best I could.” By Emily
Our under 7s age group had an amazing day bringing home a huge collection of medals. In our mixed team (Louis, Maddison and Lily) Louis won an individual bronze medal for his combined floor and vault score - a superb achievement. And our under 7s girls team dominated their category by winning bronze, silver and gold medals with their individual scores and TEAM GOLD. They have retained their title from last year, bringing back the trophy for the second time. Huge congratulations to Keren who finished 5th, Mia for her individual bronze, Chloe for her silver and Coco for winning gold. Outstanding performances from all four girls - well done.
And finally to our four under 11 girls teams - it's another huge category and, having won it last year, there were secret hopes that we could retain the title. The teams were Libby M, Phoebe, Emmilyn, Imi and Izzy; Pearl, Kayleigh and Chloe H; Pheobe, Millie and Lauren; Libby G, Mia, Sophie, Lowen and Jess. It was a nervous wait for the medals to be announced but with three scores in the top 10 (Libby G, Sophie and Jess) we knew we were in with a chance. Sure enough, TEAM GOLD and the under 11s trophy was awarded back to Marhamchurch for the second year in a row - fantastic performances and a massive well done to Sophie C, Libby G, Jess M, Lowen and Mia L.
“When we went to the gymnastics I found the cartwheel quite tricky but I practised a lot and did really well on the day.” By Imi
“Our team came 10th overall so we are really proud.” By Chloe & Pearl
“I liked doing my floor routine the best. My total score was the 5th best in the U11 girls.” By Jess
All of our gymnasts were a credit to our school and should all be very proud of their achievements - not only the medal winners but also those who felt they were too nervous to compete but plucked up courage on the day to do it, those who have been working on their cartwheels for weeks and nailed it at the competition or those who couldn't get their feet on for the vault but persevered and made it work when it counted. You have ALL made us so proud.
Anita Knight, Chloe Luxton and Jade Luxton - thank you so much for all of your support with coaching and on the competition day itself.
Mrs Herzog and Miss Searle - thank you for your support on the day.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Sports Relief Day; parents and children walking to school from the Weir and all the staff who helped Mrs Paton to run an afternoon of activities for everyone. Children enjoyed multiskills, the playpark, crosscountry running, tennis, football and a skipping challenge. We raised £24.
“Our first walk from the Weir was a huge success with 36 walkers, lots of parents, a bunch of balloons and some doodle boppers. The sun shone for us as we walked the canal path and up the back lane to the school field. Look out for ‘Walk from the Weir’ dates in the future.” Mrs P
“On Wednesday our girls football team went to play in the first ever girls football tournament for the East Cornwall qualifiers in Callington. Our team of; Willow, Millie, Niamh, Coco, Tierah, Ruby and Pearl played nine matches; winning three, tied in five and lost one. Millie was our goalie and didn’t let any goals go in. We came 5th out of ten teams.” By Willow and Millie
“On Tuesday 20th March our netball team went to Budehaven to compete in the East Cornwall finals that they qualified for two weeks ago. Our team of Libby G, Sophie, Lowen, Izzy, Max, Jacob and George played brilliantly, working well together and all scoring goals. They won three out of the four games played convincingly, only narrowly loosing to Stratton. They finished second in the competition. They are fantastic representatives for our school, myself and Mrs Paton are extremely proud of them all.” By Miss Horrell.
“We played really well as a team and were very proud to come 2nd. We would like to thank Miss Horrell for all her excellent coaching.” By Izzy
The re-scheduled Sportshall Athletics was held at Budehaven on Friday 16th March and our team turned out again ready to throw, sprint and jump their way through the events. Everyone competed in two field and two track events - our team all performed to the best of their ability. We had lots of individual placings but the highlight was our boys relay team winning the 4 x 1 lap sprint by a whisker at the end of the afternoon: Max, Albie, George and Jacob. The rest of the team were Lowen, Sophie, Jess M, Mia L, Libby G, Millie, Pearl, Lauren, Tierah, Fin, Charlie L, Jago, Konner and Kewben. We were all very proud to finish in 3rd place overall.
“Last Friday, nine boys and nine girls went to represent Marhamchurch Primary School at the East Cornwall Sportshall Athletics qualifiers. We did two activities in field events and relay races. Altogether Marhamchurch came 3rd overall out of the six other teams. Albie and George came 1st in the six lap relay.” By Fin, Albie and Kewben
Having both come 2nd in the Launceston round of the North Cornwall Area Cross country back in December, Albie and George were selected to compete in the Cornwall School Games finals in Newquay yesterday. Unfortunately, George was unwell overnight which meant he was unable to attend the event but Albie travelled down with his parents to compete:
" On Thursday I went to Newquay, as part of the East Cornwall Crosscountry Team, to compete in the Cornwall finals. I came 12th in in my age group out of more than 60 children and the East Cornwall Team came 3rd overall so I got a bronze Cornwall School Games medal.” By Albie
Every year it gets harder to choose a select group of year 5 and 6 athletes to compete in the 'Born to Win' talent development competition as spaces are at a premium. We sent 12 of our sporting stars and had some outstanding results. The top 14 children in each category are invited back to train with the Born to Win Academy. George and Albie qualified in the boys section whilst all of our girls - Tierah, Lowen, Mille, Libby G, Jess and Sophie - all qualified for the girls section. Sophie came equal 1st out of the Bude area schools and 3rd overall - this is a fantastic achievement so huge congratulations to her and all of our sports stars.
Our sports stars turned out once again on Friday 9th March for a new fixture on the Marhamchurch school calendar - The St Petrocs' Cross Country Event. Our running club children have continued to train hard every Wednesday before school so the chance to give them all another race out seemed like a great idea....until we saw the forecast! Undeterred, our team of 15 runners headed off to the Summerleaze Downs for their second race of the school year. Mr White and Miss Searle battled the elements with our courageous runners, spending the afternoon out in the lashing rain along with hundreds of other children from Devon and Cornwall schools.
Our teams were:
Yr 5/6 girls
Year 5/6 boys
Year 3 / 4 girls
Year 3 / 4 boys
Despite being soaked to the skin for most of the afternoon, our children all gave their best and did our school proud. We had some fantastic results but our most outstanding girl and boy were Maisy, Charlie and Albie. Maisy finished in silver medal position, Charlie in 6th place and Albie in 7th. Fantastic effort everyone - we're already looking forward to taking an even bigger team next year - as long as the sun promises to shine!
“It was the first time we have been to the St Petroc’s Cross Country event and I came 2nd . All of our team did really well and nobody gave up.” By Maisy
“On Thursday 8th March we took two teams to the Bude Area Netball Tournament. Marhamchurch A Team of Libby G, Max, Jacob, George, Sophie, Izzy and Lowen played fantastically, winning all three of their group matches convincingly; 8-1, 9-0 and 6-0. This put them in the final against Stratton. It was a very close game and unfortunately we lost 4-1 but we have still qualified to represent the Bude Area in the North Cornwall Finals which Marhamchurch have not done for years! Our B Team of Emmilyn, Matilda, Chloe H, Pearl, Finley, Kewben and Ben played brilliantly. They won one of their four games, all working really well as a team. We are extremely proud of them all. They are a credit to the school!” Miss Horrell
Our latest Half-termly Challenge, has been run by our outgoing Sports Squad - Jacob, Jackson, Matilda and Emmilyn. They have worked hard to count and record as many minute (KS2) and half a minute (KS1) skips as they can during break and lunchtimes.
Our winners this time around are:
Class 1 - Most skips - Maeva
Class 2 - Most skips - Mia
Class 3 - Most turns - Taryn. Most skips - Evie
Class 4 - Having the most turns and winning the highest score in class 4 with an amazing 134 - Maisy
Class 5 - winners of most turns - Caragh, Beth, Emmilyn and Libby M - fantastic effort to all of class 5 who had the most turns, by far, out of all of the classes. Jacob won the highest boys score in KS 2 with 145 skips in a minute.
Miss Searle won best female skipper and of course Mr White runs away with yet another win for the best male member of staff score (162 skips) BUT there is some very exciting news..... for the first time ever, Mr White has had a challenger. Sophie Colwill has been battling for weeks to try and beat Mr White's 162 skips. She has had over 20 recorded attempts and many more unrecorded. Finally, last week, after a tactical shortening of her rope, she managed an unbelievable score of 174 skips in one minute and takes the title of Overall School Champion for this half term's challenge. Huge congratulations Sophie.
Well done to Emmilyn, Matilda, Jacob and Jackson. Our new squad members are Phoebe, Beth, Konner and Jago - they will be counting how many ball catches children can do in a set time. Good luck everyone.
On Thursday 22nd January, our KS1 children went to Budehaven to take part in a film themed Multi-skills Festival. It was great to join in with activities organised by Peter Pan, Kung Fu Panda and Tinkerbelle.
Well done to Jensen, Jago, Maddison, Ethan, Lewis, Angel, Stanley, Jacob, Layla, Finley, Lottie, Maisie, Nancy, Charley, Amelie, Jayden, Coco, Maeva, Louis, Mia, Lily & Joel who all received certificates and thanks to Chloe H for helping.
THANKYOU to all the parents who have helped with our sporting events this week, transporting children and helping to supervise, we could not take part in so many events without your help.
On Tuesday 23rd January, 36 children went to Camelford to take part in a sports hall athletics competition which was a qualifier for the Cornwall School Games. In the morning our year 3 and 4 children; Stanley, Charlie M, Jacob, Heather, Willow Coco, Freya, Chloe, Darren, Rory, Oliver, Gabe, Taryn, Maisy, Ruby, Ben, Sophie G & Tae competed against 8 other schools and finished in 3rd place overall. Then in the afternoon our year 5 and 6 children; Tierah, George, Max, Jacob, Konner, Jago, Finley, Albie, Kewben, Charlie L, Lauren, Millie, Pearl, Lowen, Jess, Sophie C, Libby G & Kayleigh competed in a field events competition as the sports hall floor had become very slippery meaning the track events had to be postponed. The boys team finished in 3rd place and the girls in 1st place - the girls were also the top scoring team for the day so huge congratulations to them. Sophie C achieved an individual Silver Level with her combined scores for all of the field events.
“When we got there we were told that the floor was too slippery to do any running so we all did the field events instead. The field event that I did best was the triple jump. When the man was announcing the scores he said there were three silvers but I didn’t expect that I would get one so I was very surprised when he said my name!” By Sophie C
“I enjoyed doing the speed bounce the most. I scored 44 in 20 seconds. We also did a speed bounce relay.” By Jess M
“My favourite was the long jump. Mrs P said that I have springs in my legs so I did a really long jump.” By Heather
“We came 1st and 2nd in most of our events. Overall we came 3rd. Mr White did the teachers javelin and he won out of all the teachers.” By Willow, Rory & Chloe
The Year 6 Sports Squad members for half term 2 (Libby G, Sophie, Max and George) spent their playtimes counting children’s scores for the netball shooting competition.
In our celebration assembly on 14th December 2017, they gave out the following certificates to children who took part in the challenge and who scored the highest number of shots:
KS 1 winners of Most Attempts – Lottie, Lewis, Zephyr, Jensen and Layla.
Top scores in class 1 – Tyler, Hannah, Leo and Corey B
KS1 Boys Champions - Jacob H and Stanley.
KS1 Girls Champion, with an overall KS1 top score of 6 out of 10 shots scored, was Coco.
Class 3 winners – combined Most Attempts and joint Top Scores, Darren and Rory.
Class 4 winners – Top Scores Charlie L and Albie with 5 out of 10 shots.
Class 5 children who had the Most Attempts were – Sean, Beth, Phoebe H, Konner, and Izzy.
Highest overall girls score in the school and KS 2 Champion, with 7 out of 10 shots scored – Libby G
Highest overall boys score in the school and KS 2 Champion, with 8 out of 10 shots scored – Jacob S.
Miss Searle and Mrs Hockin won the best female member of staff score while Mr White managed to maintain his unbeaten record in the half termly challenge competitions by scoring a fantastic 9/10 shots.
Congratulations to all 68 of you who took part.
Next half term’s challenge will be announced after Christmas when our new Sports Squad members will be introduced.
Mrs Paton and Phoebe H were spotted with a, well earned, cake at breaktime on Friday 15th December 2017 – they were up at 6am to swim in the first leg of the Bude to Amsterdam relay at Splash, raising funds for Talan’s Trust. Both of them completed a mile before school started – congratulations to all of the swimmers who continued with the 418 mile relay throughout the day.
A message from Mr Hoare:
On Tuesday 12th December, it was great to join in with the fun run and see our children taking part with such enthusiasm. The children really did impress us with their stamina and fitness. What a healthy bunch! Here are a couple of the children’s quotes:
" I thought it was awesome. It was really hard work and muddy but it was really fun.” Oliver
"It was a tough run but we all completed it and we should all do it again because it was fun and raised money for a good charity.” Jago G
"It was hard running for 20 minutes but it was fun.” Darren
"I did 4 laps and it was quite tiring but I kept going and really liked it.” Isaac
"It was fun doing all the running, I smiled all the way round!” Amelie
They really have inspired me to continue with my weekly marathon training and further fundraising commitments. I owe all the staff (especially Mrs Paton and Mrs Cogdell) a massive thank you for helping make it happen.
However, my biggest thank you goes to all of the children for generously raising a huge total of £607.30 for
Frontline Emergency Equipment Trust (FLEET). Wow!
Well done class 5, who collected the most sponsor money and therefore won the reward.
“On Tuesday 5th December 2017, we had a football match against Jacobstow. Fin, Kewben, Max and Sophie were our defenders and goalies. Our midfielders were George and Albie, our striker was Jacob and that was our team. Our super subs were Libby and Izzi who came on and played brilliantly. Our goal scorers were Albie with a whopping 5 goals, George scored 1 and Kewben scored 1. Jacob had so many shots then finally he scored an amazing chip goal. We all played really well and won 8 - 3.” Report by Jacob, Albie and George
Fifteen members of our newly formed Running Club competed at a cross country running race for the first time on Friday 1st December 2017. Miss Searle and Mr White were very proud of all of the children who competed at the event which was held on the sports fields at Launceston College. Our early Wednesday morning training sessions have obviously paid off as everyone completed the 1 or 2 mile courses with confidence - many finishing in the top 10 in their category. Huge congratulations to Pearl, Taryn, Lauren, Georgia, Pheobe A, Megan C, Fin and Kewben who all had fantastic races. Jacob S, Maisy A, Tierah and Charlie M all came 4th in their races, Sophie C came 3rd in hers while Albie and George came 2nd in the year 5 and 6 boys events. A superb set of results for our running team's first event. Well done all of you. Watch out for the date of the next race in the series... and keep up your training over the Christmas holidays!
Congratulations to Amelia, Ruby, Teagan, Ben, Maisy, Willow, Rory, Evie, Taryn, Georgia, Summer, Gabe, Oliver, Niamh & Charlie M who all received certificates after participating in the very sparkly Multiskills Festival on 30th November 2017. Everyone had a great time playing with parachutes, Christmas baubles, hurdles & Santa’s sack.
Congratulations to our fantastic runners; Albie, Phoebe, Maisy & Coco. They all completed the 1.9km #TAL19 run on 19th November 2017 and received medals for their efforts. A huge well done to Albie who finished in 4th place and to all of our parents who took part!
Our Year 6 Sports Squad for this half term are: Sophie, Libby, George and Max.
They have introduced our new half-termly challenge - how many netball shots can you score out of 10. KS 1 will use the mini netball posts and KS 2 the full size posts. The squad have marked out set places for each of the 10 shots. Good luck everyone.
Well done to Coco, Jacob, Stanley, Ollie & Zephyr who all took part in the football festival yesterday at Budehaven. They played brilliantly and did our school proud. Huge congratulations to Coco who was picked out by many of the sports coaches as the ‘Player of the Tournament’.
“We played four matches and we won 2 , drew 1 and lost 1. We played really well coming 2nd overall and I received a trophy for player of the tournament.” By Coco
On Wednesday afternoon a group of our KS2 children took part in the North Cornwall Swimming Gala at Camelford Leisure Centre.
“We had four teams of four; year 4 girls, year 5 boys & year 6 girls and boys. We swam one length of the stroke we had chosen and at the end we did a relay. It was very exciting! ” By Maisy
“It was an exciting experience – I would like it to have been for longer. I liked the relay best. " By Jackson
“It was really fun – it was quite hard but we all tried our best. I liked representing our school and missing afternoon lessons! ” By Sam
“I've never represented the school in swimming before so it was very exciting." By Max
The Year 6 Sports Squad members have been busy counting children’s scores for the Speed Bounce competition during their playtimes. The winners for our first half-termly challenge this year are:
Class 1 - Chloe and Maeva
Class 2 - Coco, Mia, Louis and Callum
Class 3 - Ella, Taryn and Oliver
Class 4 - Maisy, Lauren, Finley and Albie
Class 5 - Sophie, Jess and Jacob
Hetty was awarded a certificate for having the most attempts in class 1.
Miss Searle won the 'best female member of staff' score.
Mr White managed to maintain his unbeaten record by holding off Mr Hoare in the men’s competition.
A Speed Bounce School Champion certificate was awarded to Millie, not only for having the most attempts out of the whole school, or for making the most improvement in her scores but also for finishing the competition with the highest score out of all of the children with an amazing 142 bounces. What great perseverance Millie – well done.
Congratulations to all 81 of you who took part.
Our year 6 Sports Squad members for this half term are: Mia, Isabella, Will and Sam.
They will be rolling out our first 'Half-Termly Challenge' at break and lunchtimes - it will be a 30 second speed bounce for KS 1 and a 1 minute speed bounce for KS 2 and adults. Good luck everyone.
On Wednesday 16th November 2016 several members of Class 5 went to a swimming gala in Camelford. We all had a really good day and got two 1st and a few 2nd. The girls and boys were in different teams and had a front crawl, backstroke, breastroke, butterfly and a relay race. At the end of the day we all had a really good time.
On Wednesday 16th November Kara, Emily, Cora, Chelsea, Jack, Jack, Joe and Aidan went to a swimming gala in Camelford. Chelsea got 2nd in butterfly, Emily got 2nd in front crawl and I got 2nd in backstroke. Cora got 1st in breastroke. We got a 1st in our relay.
My favourite part was when we did the relay and when I said that it is so much better than school. It was fun on the way there when we were playing charade games in Mrs P's car. And after as well because all of the boys and I went back to my house and had hot chocolate and biscuits.
A huge THANK YOU to POLMORLA PASTIES for their generous donation of our new football team strip.
KS2 INTERHOUSE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
The KS2 Football Tournament was held in school on Friday 23rd of October 2015. It started at 9:30 and finished at 12:00. It was between house teams such as Widemouth, Crooklets, Sandymouth and Summerlease. Jake scored 4 goals ,Mason 2, Albie 1 ,Tim 1 ,Leon1 and Alex 3. Everyone had great fun; in joint 3rd place was Summerlease and Sandymouth, in 2nd place was Widemouth and 1st was CROOKLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Year 6 organised it and did a great job. It took 3 weeks to make the certificates, results charts, order of play and invites. Jake, Kyle Mason, Alex and Zara were the refs. There were 6 matches altogether and everyone had good sportsmanship.
By Jake, Kyle and Tim.
The football tournament was on 23.10.15 we had the school house team’s vs each other. The teams were Sumerleaze, Sandy mouth, Widemouth, and Crooklets. The Year 6 sports squad did a lot of helping to organise the event. We had to make certificates and posters. The top goal scorers were Jake with 4, Alex with 3, Mason with 2 and George with 2. Year 6 organized the referee; the referees were Alex, Jake, Mason, Zara and Kyle.
Table of results:
1) Crooklets 8 points
2) Widemouth 6 points
Joint 3) Sumerleaze and Sandymouth 5 points each
By Mason and Alex
GIRLS FOOTBALL WEEK
On Friday 9th October 2015 all of the girls in our school celebrated Girls Football Week. The Bude Community Leisure coaches came to Marhamchurch to give us a lesson in football. Reception, Year 1 and 2 went first, followed by Year 3 and 4 and then Year 5 and 6. We learnt stuff like dribbling, passing and control of the ball. We also played ‘stop like trees’ which was good fun. Everyone enjoyed it and we hope that girls’ football becomes more popular. At the end all of the girls were awarded with certificates for taking part.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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