Kent School Games Finals
Over the past few weeks a number of our teams have competed in the Kent School Game Finals as a result of winning or coming second in competitions within the Dartford School area first. At these finals they were competing against other schools throughout Kent who had also won their local area competitions. To reach these finals is a great success and we were very proud of all our teams.
Our Handball team competed at the Medway Park in Gillingham and overall came 14th in Kent. However due to the great teamwork and sportsmanship they showed they were awarded the fair play award and will now go to the Olympic Beach Volleyball courts in Canterbury to play Beach Handball.
Our Quicksticks team went to the Holcombe Hockey Club to compete. We started the day in glorious sunshine but unfortunately the rain came and by the end of the day they were all very wet. We achieved 11th place.
On the same day at the Pegasus Gymnastics Club our Year5/6 and 3/4 teams were in action. Having to perform three set routines in front of a panel of judges. The children performed their routines and then had to wait two days to receive the results. Our 5/6 team finished in 13th and our Year 3/4 team claimed 3rd prize receiving bronze medals.
World Cup Football
In honour of the Womens World Cup, New Ash Green once again held their own world cup in school. Any child was able to play no matter what their ability or age. In the morning 67 KS1 children played games against each other culminating in a final with the team representing Brazil winning. Medals and a troply were handed to the children.
In the afternoon it was the turn of KS2 children with 112 taking part in a fun afternoon of games. The winners of the afternoon were the team representing Norway A wonderful day of fun was enjoyed by everyone as all children who didn’t wish to play came out to watch and support their friends.
A team of 8 children from Year 1 and 2 represented the school in a football tournament held on the Dartford Football Club pitch. The team played 6 five-a-side matches. Despite the terrible rain we managed to win 5 games and draw 1. They all played absolutely brilliantly and worked very well as a team not conceding any goals. Well done team.
Before half term 9 children from Bramleyham participated in a golf tournament at Birchwood Park Golf Course. They had to compete in both putting and chipping events. The children showed great skills and achieved high scores in many rounds. They finished the tournament in 2nd place.
Also before half term 34 children were taken to the Dartford Harriers racing track to compete. Children were required to either throw, jump or run. Many of the children reached the finals of the races and at the end of the day the following received medals: Lauren Bass, jumping. Maddison Humphrey, jumping. Calum O’Donovan, Sprint. Year 3, relay and Year 5, relay.
Great British Hurdler
On Tuesday 12th March we were treated with a very special visitor to the school. This was Great British Hurdler, Gianni Frankis. Gianni set up some fun and exciting exercises for everyone in the school to take part in, including the staff. He then lead an assembly to explain his life as a professional athlete and the challenges he has faced to achieve his goals. Everybody had a great time and there was a real buzz around the school for the rest of the day. As this was run as a sponsored event everybody is now collecting money and hoping to raise funds to buy more PE equipment for the school.
The very next day our three gymnastics teams all participated in competitions, all three age groups earning ‘podium’ places. Our Year 1/2 team, competing for the very first time, finished in 3rd place, our Year 3/4 team finishing 1st and our Year 5/6 team finishing 2nd. As a result of these fantastic performances both the Years 3/4 and 5/6 will go on to represent the Dartford Schools area in the Kent School Games Final.
Our Year 5/6 football team played a friendly against Culverstone Green Primary School. This was a very close match but we were triumphant in the end winning 5-4. There were some fantastic goals scored by both teams providing a great game of football for those who played and watched.
On Monday afternoon two teams of children from Bramleyham went to West Kingsdown Primary for a benchball competition. They played four matches with both teams performing extremely well and one team from our school winning the competition overall and the other team coming third.
Yet another success on Wednesday, when three children from Year 5 competed in a Boccia competition against children from other Dartford Schools. They won three matches and lost one. With these successful performances they ended up winning the tournament.
Well done to everyone who has competed in the last two weeks and good luck to those taking part in the last few tournaments to come this term. We hope to continue this success. TEAM.
Following on from our handball club, six children from Years 5 and 6 were chosen to represent the school in a Handball competition. The children were given a couple of friendly matches first as a warm up and then had to compete in five matches. The team played exceptionally well and won all of their games. They scored 17 goals and only conceded 4. This mean that we won the overall competition and will now go on to represent the Dartford Schools area at the Kent Finals. A very big well done to all participants!
In-house Boccia Tournament
Teams from Years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent their houses in a Boccia competition. The children spent the afternoon competing against one another to win house points. Four pitches were set up in the hall and over 36 games were completed. At the end of the afternoon the winning house for Year 3/4 and 5/6 were Leeds. All children had a great time even though most of them had never played the game before.
Ten children across Year 1 and 2 were taken to an athletics event where they had to compete against other schools in throwing, jumping, skipping and ball skills. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable time and were very proud to have achieved 6th place.
Three children recently competed in a Boccia competition (a paralympic game which is very similar to indoor bowls but played sitting down). The team played consistently well achieving 6 wins out of 7 games, to give them 1st place. All players had a great time and enjoyed competing in a new sport for them.
On Wednesday 12th December boys from Year 3 and 4 took part in a Futsal festival. They competed against 5 other schools in a group competition. There was some excellent football played and we were unbeaten in the group stage. Our points were then compared to the points scored in the other group and we came out as the overall winners by 2 points.
Quicksticks Year 3/4
On a beautifully sunny day our 6 team members took on four different schools in a series of league games. Each match lasting 15 minutes. After the group stages we had won all our matches scoring 25 goals and conceding
only 1. This put us through to the final, out of 14 schools, in which we drew 3-3. We then had to have a penalty shoot out. We finally won 3-2 on penalties. This excellent result sees us through to represent Dartford at the Kent Schools Games in June.
Quicksticks Year 5/6
8 children represented the school in the quicksticks competition against 14 other schools from the Dartford area. After playing a warm-up game we then had four games in our league to play. At the end of this stage we were 2nd in our league. This then put us through to the 3rd/4th place play-off. We played against Westgate in a very tight match which ended 0-0, this gave us a placing of 3rd overall. All the children really enjoyed taking part and are already planning for next years competition.
Early one Saturday morning nine children attended the Gravesham District Early 7’s competition. We played four games against Meopham, St Botolphs, St Johns and Tymberwood. We qualified 2nd in our group. We then faced Shears Green in the semi-finals. Unfortunately we lost the game 4-1. Lewis scoring our only goal with a penalty. All players had a great time despite having to give up their Saturday morning.
Sportshall Athletics Year 3/4
On Tuesday 13th 9 boys and 9 girls represented the school in a sportshall athletics tournament. The children competed in a range of track and field events, we particularly excelled in the field events and finished in 2nd place out of 12 schools.
In the afternoon another 9 boys and 9 girls from year 5 and 6 tried to match the younger years performance. Again, they competed in a range of events including javelin, speed bounce and different running races. Everyone worked fantastically well as a team and displayed excellent team spirit. We finished 6th place out of 11 schools.
Sportshall Athletics Year 3/4
On Wednesday 14th a second team were invited to compete against some of the smaller schools in the Dartford group. 9 girls and 9 boys took part in different running races, winning most of them and performed well within the different field events. This was a great opportunity to be able to take a large number of children to represent our school. This was a huge success and we finished in 1st place.