In a busy Summer of Sports the school did brilliantly in so many varied events.
Our Y4s all went to the Quadkids event (athletics – with the long jump, howler throw, 50 and 400m runs). With 3 teams competing, the school came 9th, 13th and 14th out of 22 teams.
The Y5/6s then had a busy week with the Duathlon and Mountain biking events. The duathlon was a gruelling bike – run – bike event around a kilometre each time. Our 18 representatives were fantastic, if shattered and gave it their all. No places are given out, just competing is enough!!!
That led onto the Mountain biking event, with the school entering 4 teams. Previously the Y5s and Y6s had competed at school around the field to clock up the best times and secure a place at the event. Over a tough up / downhill course at the top of Stratford Park the team of 4 act in a relay to cover the 4 laps as quickly as possible, whilst racing the other schools on the track. To their credit, out of the 23 teams, all 4 teams placed in the top 12 – seeing us 12th, 9th, 7th and a solid 4th (only 9 seconds behind bronze and 10 seconds off silver, at 11m 31 secs). Fab effort from all who entered and with a young team looking great for next year.
Once again the school sent Cricket teams off around the county to compete, with our Y5/6 team playing in Stroud. After winning their group, they won the quarter final, then semi-final and beat a good North Nibley team (like last year) to Win the Stroud District for a second year running! This meant we had a County Final trip to Bristol the following week. Here the boys won their first match well against Red Marley School, but were just beaten by a good Westbury team (from a much larger school) and narrowly missed out on progressing on average runs scored. Our girls were out too, with many competing for the first time, doing brilliantly to win their first match only to lose to a strong Kingsway team. In the semi-final they narrowly lost by 1 run, but had done fantastically well to get so close to a final. Amazing effort from all our cricketers!
Our KS1 children weren’t left out of all the fun, as they took part in the KS1 Dodgeball festival at Oldends Lane field. With Y1s and Y2s mixed together into 4 teams, they had a fun morning and came back very excited and hungry for more!! Well done everyone!
Usually the last big event is District sports, help over 2 evenings. The first are the field events with Y3/4s and Y5/6s competing in ball throw and long jump. The week after sees the schools come together for the track races with all points totalled up for places. We compete against the 12 larger schools in the district, and a big well done to all who gave up their time to compete. Out of the 12 schools, this year, we hit our highest placing that I can remember – coming 4th overall. Brilliant energy and effort from all – a few noteworthy mentions – Jos H 2nd in 5/6 jumps, Kaiden 3rd in Y3/4 jumps, Zach second in Y6 sprints, Kaiden 2nd in Y4 sprints, Elsie 4th in Y3 sprints and our Y3/4 girl relay team who came first!!! Always a team result though, so well done to all who took part!!!
n a rearranged event, set on the last Wednesday, the school took 2 teams to the Stroud Rounders competition.
The A team won their group – beating Gastrells 2 and 3 and Nailsworth, with the B team getting into the semis as well, from a tough group. This set up a Leonard Stanley v Leonard Stanley semi final!! The A team went through to then beat Gastrells 18½ to 3. A massive well done – a great way to end the year!!! Thanks to everyone for competing, supporting and ferrying children – appreciated – MrB