North Somerset Small Schools Swimming Gala
On Thursday 7th December the St.Georges Swim Team competed in the North Somerset Small Schools Swimming Gala, which was organised by North Somerset P.E. Association. The events included two team relays and 12 individual events.
All our swimmers took part with great confidence, nerve and enthusiasm. Amongst the individual achievements, were top 5 placings for Ashton Gilmore, Emma Payne and Ellie Green, which included the award of a silver medal for Ashton for the 25 metre breaststroke. Impressive top ten placings were also achieved by Anna Niec, Amie March and Bradley Reynolds, plus our 4 x 25m freestyle relay team.
Overall St.Georges Swim Team were ranked 8th out of 18 schools. A fantastic achievement and an improved performance from 2016. We can’t wait for 2018!
Large Schools Y5 and 6 Boys Qualifier, 30th November 2017
On Thursday 30th November, a squad of 10 Year 5 and 6 boys travelled to Mead Vale Primary School to play both Mead Vale and Corpus Christ Primary schools in a bid to qualify for the Large Schools Y5 and 6 Football Finals.
Despite freezing conditions the boys played as a fantastic team, displaying some brilliant footwork and passing skills. They confidently won both matches with the results being evidence of their brilliant football. Full time brought results of
Corpus Christi 3 - St.Georges 8 (Watts, Derrick, Aspinall)
Mead Vale 1 - St.Georges 3 (Watts, Rynn, Aspinall).
These fantastic results now mean that the squad will travel to Bristol Grammar School Sports Ground, Failand, on Monday 15th January 2018 to compete in the Large Schools Year 5 and 6 Boys Football Finals. Well done boys! Keep up the excellent football!!
Many thanks to Mead Vale Primary School for hosting the event and to North Somerset P.E Association for facilitating the football tournament.
Inter-County Cross Country 25th November 2017.
Congratulations to Isaac, Jaydon and Harry who represented North Somerset in the Inter-county Cross Country Championships at Ashton Park School, Bristol. Harry came 7th, Jaydon 29th and Isaac 41st out of 79 runners from the region encompassing Gloucester to Somerset. Brilliant running and a fantastic achievement! Well done boys for persevering throughout a very tough run.
North Somerset Schools Cross Country 2017
Following on from the success of the touch rugby players, 33 Year 4 to 6 pupils represented St.Georges at Bristol Grammar School in the North Somerset Schools Cross Country competition. This was an event, which was organised by the North Somerset P.E Association. The competition included a ‘Fun Race’ over 800 metres for the Year 4 girls and Year 4 boys, along with a 1200 metre cross country race for the Years 5 and 6 boys and girls. Securing a place in the top ten of the Year 5 and 6 races meant pupils would gain selection to represent North Somerset in the Inter-Counties Primary Cross Country competition on Saturday November 25th 2017 at Ashton Park School.
All the children who competed did St.Georges proud. Despite wet, slippery, muddy conditions all of them were determined to participate in the racing. A lot of fantastic running, with pace and commitment, was displayed to all the family members who came to support. The whole event had a wonderful team feel and led to St.Georges celebrating two gold medals. Firstly, a gold medal for Harry Watts in the individual Year 5 boys race and secondly a team gold for the Year 5 boys, which was secured by the outstanding performances of Harry Watts (1st), Jaydon Cheadle (5th) and Isaac Aspinall (6th). These wonderful achievements have also earned the three boys an opportunity to represent North Somerset on November 25th. It was a brilliant accolade to the morning and we were so very proud of all the St.Georges children who had the courage to participate in such gruelling events.
Touch Rugby World Cup success for the second year running!
Last Friday 18 pupils from Years 3 to 6 represented St.Georges in the ‘Touch Rugby World Cup.’ The event was held at Weston Rugby Football Ground and organised by Glenn Dickson, in conjunction with Weston Rugby Club.
The pupils were spilt into 2 teams of 9 players. During each match only 6 players were permitted on the pitch at any one time, 2 of whom had to be female. All the team members played brilliantly during the first round matches, displaying some excellent passing, speed, defence and evasion of the opposition. This led to the Year 5/ 6 and Year 3/ 4 teams earning themselves places in the ‘Cup’ and ‘Plate’ semi-finals respectively.
The matches that followed were full of energy, excitement and nail-biting moments, culminating in the Year 5/6 making their way to the ‘Cup’ final. This was thanks to a fantastic Golden Try scored by Jaydon Cheadle.
The final itself was even more nerve racking to watch. All the friends and family members, who came to support St.Georges, saw all of the team contribute to another blistering, Golden Try, scored this time by Isaac Lawrence. This secured their claim to the 2017 Touch Rugby World Cup title, following on from the success of 2016.
It was a great afternoon of sport, skill and determination. Huge thanks to Glenn Dickson and Weston Rugby Club for organising the event and a massive thank you to all the family and friends who came to support St.Georges. Your encouragement and cheering helped us to make it all the way! Roll on Touch Rugby World Cup 2018!!
Summer School Games 2017
On Wednesday 5th July, five Year 3 gymnasts travelled to Bath University Sports Training Centre to compete in the Summer School Games. Following their fantastic performance at the North Somerset Inter-Schools Gymnastics Competition in February, they were invited to join approximately 1000 other young people from Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset who were competing in events including mini tennis, quadkids, rounders, cricket, gymnastics, athletics and cricket.
The Games started with an opening ceremony, which included inspirational gymnastic displays and a presentation by the paralympian Olympic gold medallist, Steph Millward MBE. The competitions, located in various parts of the impressive sports complex started at 11a.m.
During their competition our five gymnasts controlled their nerves admirably to produce flawless routines and vaults. Everything was executed with immense care and precision. Although Team St.Georges was not placed in the top three of their competition, they undoubtedly did the school proud. It was a fantastic achievement at a truly inspirational venue.
North Somerset P.E Association High 5 Netball competition Tuesday 4th April 2017
The morning of Tuesday 4th April, seven of our Year 5 and 6 girls travelled to Bristol Grammar School’s sports ground to compete in the North Somerset P.E Association High 5 Netball competition. They played five exciting matches in total and showed great fitness , confident footwork and passing . The morning built up to an exciting ending with the Friendly Final match being filled with numerous goals from both teams. It was fantastic to watch!
Well done to all the girls who represented St.Georges. We were very proud of your achievement.
North Somerset Primary Schools Tag Rugby Tournament 23rd March 2017
The Hornet’s rugby ground was the venue for the North Somerset Primary Schools Tag Rugby Tournament. It was a fast moving, exciting event. The skill, determination, speed, energy and teamwork of our Year 5 and 6 St.Georges players made a fantastic spectacle. They achieved the runner up position in their group after having matches against Castlebatch, Mendip Green and Worle Village. The team then battled hard in their quarter final match, narrowly losing by 2 tries to 3. Amongst the try scorers were Tobias Harris and Isaac Lawrence, with Daniel Burge and Kacie Bray being relentless in their quest to stop the opposition in their tracks. They simply never gave it up with brilliant team work on display. A big thank you to all our supportive parents, who braved the chilly conditions to cheer the children on.
Somerset Schools' Golf Championship 2017
On Thursday 23rd March we were proud to have Troy Young (Year 4) representing the school by playing golf in the Somerset Schools’ Golf Championship. He travelled down to Millfield School, Street, Somerset to compete against 49 other elite young golfers. He put in a fantastic performance to come 22nd, whilst being the second youngest competitor – the oldest being 18! It was a wonderful achievement and he really did us proud! Well done Troy! We look forward to hearing about your next competition!
Year 3 and 4 Key Steps Gymnastics Competition
Wednesday 22nd February saw ten St.Georges gymnasts compete in their first ever North Somerset Inter-schools Key Steps Gymnastics competitions. The School games event was organised by North Somerset P.E. Association and took place at Gemini Gymnastics Club in Nailsea. St. Georges competed in both the Level 1 (Novice) and Level 2 (Club gymnast) competitions with two teams of 5 gymnasts.
The gymnasts proudly wore the St.Georges leotards and looked impeccable. They presented and executed their routines with precision and confidence, despite the fact that five of the children had never done anything like that before. They really did us proud.
The results were a very exciting time for St. Georges as it was the revealed that our Level 1 team had come second, winning the silver medal and the Level 2 team had come fourth. Not only that, but two of our Level 1 gymnasts also made the podium for their individual overall performance. April-Rose Hall was awarded the bronze medal and Katie Pinner the silver. They competed against a total of 50 Level 1 gymnasts. A phenomenal achievement and an extremely proud moment!
Small Schools Swimming Gala Thursday 8th December 2016
Hutton Moor was the venue for the debut performance of the St.Georges Church School Swim Team. The team, comprising of 6 boys and 6 girls from Years 4, 5 and 6, rose to the challenge admirably with nerves of steel, despite the fact that the majority of the swimmers had never swum competitively before. There was some superb, efficient and intelligent swimming demonstrated with no time penalties incurred in any events.
Particularly exciting was the second heat of the boys 25 fly, which saw Leeroy narrowly pipped into second place, but looking incredibly strong, in what is recognised in the swimming world as a very tough event, especially for young swimmers. None of the children looked fazed by anything, even if the water polo ball did decide to take itself into the next lane during the team relay!! St.Georges was not going to be defeated! We were incredibly proud of all our swimmers, some of whom were competing against children two years older than themselves. They simply didn’t let anything deter them.
Finally, enormous thanks go to our wonderful team of dedicated and very vocal supporters who made up a large percentage of the crowd. Your fantastic cheering really helped spur everyone on and made it even more fun ! Thank you!!
Inter-schools Football Tournament Wednesday 2nd November
On Wednesday 2nd November, ten Year 6 boys and seven Year 6 girls competed in the Weston-super-Mare Cluster Inter-schools 7 aside Football Tournament. The tournament took place at Worle School and was organised in collaboration with the North Somerset Schools P.E. Association.
Playing for the girls were Bianca Clark, Brooke Watkins, Callie Mogg, Lucy Pinner, Katie Jewell, Phoebe Seaton and Sienna Cheadle. They displayed fantastic team work and endless energy throughout their four first round matches. Team captain, Callie, assisted by Phoebe, led the way by scoring a super goal in their second match with Brooke, in goal, making numerous challenging saves.
The boy’s squad comprised Charles Palin, Daniel Weetch, Finley Banwell, Finley Hughes, Louis Lockwood, Oliver Read, Michael Ncube, Morgan Craig (captain), Riley Royle and Kasper Stankiewicz. They played three first round matches and won the first two, with scores of 2-0 and 3-0. Brilliant defending and attacking skills, along with great use of passing were displayed throughout. Goal scorers were Michael (3), Finley Banwell and Daniel. Also remarkable, were some very timely saves by Louis and Riley when they were in goal. All of this secured the boys a place in the final, where they battled against St.Martin’s and narrowly lost by a goal.
All in all it was an awesome display of team work, skill and determination by both the girls and boys making St.Georges Church School very proud indeed!
Inter-schools Cross Country Competition
Congratulations to the 30 Key Stage 2 children who competed in the Inter-Schools Cross Country Competition at Hutton Moor, as part of the School Games Events organised by North Somerset Schools P.E. Association, on Wednesday 5th October. We are so very proud of you! It was a true test of endurance running and all the children used their nerve and determination to complete the course.
Of the 30 children from St.Georges, 8 children secured a place in the top 20, which was no mean feat. Not only that, but Harry Watts, Jaydon Cheadle and Louis Millman finished 1st, 6th and 6th respectively with Harry and Jaydon competing in the combined Year 3 and 4 Boys and Louis in the Year 6 Boys categories. This was an outstanding achievement, which paves the pathway for Louis representing North Somerset in the Inter-county Cross Country at Bristol later in the year. Brilliant!
Touch Rugby World Cup
On Friday 23rd September, 18 of our children participated in the “Touch Rugby World Cup” Tournament organised by Weston Rugby Football Club at their ground. The Head Coach visited our school on the previous Tuesday to deliver two complimentary training sessions and then two teams (one from Year 3/4 and one from Year 5/6) played a series of games against other local schools.
Both squads played some exciting touch rugby and displayed excellent teamwork. Well done to our Year 5/6 team, who came a respectable 5th out of 12, and we are delighted that our Year ¾ team won their tournament and were presented with the ‘World Cup’! Congratulations to all our rugby players.
Ten children in Year 3/4 took part in the North Somerset PE Association's 'Dodecathlon' event on Wednesday at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The values of Teamwork and Honesty were demonstrated excellently as the children tackled 12 different sporting events in just under two hours!
Well done, children!
The Year 5/6 Girls Football Squad finished first in the friendly finals which took place at Nailsea School today. Report to follow. Congratulations, girls!
Well done to the Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the Level 2 Football Tournament today held at Worle School.
Facing a busy schedule of games against other schools in our area, the Year 5 boys' team finished 3rd, the Year 6 boys' team finished 3rd and the Year 5/6 girls' team first! For many of our children it was the first time they had played competitive football for the school and we are all very proud of their achievements today.
The girls' team will go on to represent the south of the county at the area finals on Thursday 26th November.
The Key Stage 2 Cross Country squad represented the school at the Level 2 competition at Bristol Grammar School Playing Fields on Wednesday.
With the Y3/4 children running 0.8km and Year 5/6 running 1.2km, it was a gruelling race in cold, misty conditions.
Well done to all those who took part!
Louis (4th) and Wiktor (8th) qualified to represent the North Somerset Primary Schools team.
Well done to Libby, Leah, Niamh, Natalie, Ellie, Lilly and Tara for representing St Georges at the 'Womens World Cup' Football Festival at Nailsea School on Saturday morning. They played with an excellent spirit and attitude. They won five of their games and lost the other one. Congratulations to the girls at this fantastic achievement!
Here is a report by Matthew and Daniel about the Year 5/6 Boys Cricket tournament:
On the 4th of June 2015, Year 5s and 6s entered the Kwik cricket tournament in two groups. In the Year 6 group were the players: Billy, Oliver, Jamie, Ben, Ethan, Jamie , Benjamin , Harrison, Jenson, Benji and their adult supporter, cheering the game up, Mr Bertenshaw! The Year 6s sadly only won two games out of 4 not allowing them to get the medals but we know they did well and tried their best!
In the Year 5 group were the players: Matthew, Daniel, Harry, Logan, Thomas, Jack , Sasha, Lucas, Louie and their adult supporter making the game fair for everyone, Mrs Seaton! The Year 5s played against: Christchurch (won 247-258 runs), Hutton (won 258-277 runs) and Mead Vale (won 224-299 runs), winning all of their games successfully. They then achieved getting into the finals against Mead Vale again. After that they won with an amazing score of 307-249 runs, letting them win first place gold medals and a place to represent North Somerset in the Year 5 cricket games.
We thank all of the staff members that came to support us and our trusted cricket coach Dan for training us, in his free time, to get us prepared for this.
We are very excited to welcome coaches from the The FA Skills programme to our school who will be working with the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 each Friday this term until 10th July.
FA Skills is football coaching programme that gives children of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. It is a nationwide initiative run by The Football Association and funded by Sport England. Their aim is to give every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be as well as developing better and more technically gifted football players.
We are very pleased to have Lois from 'Just Cheer' running KS1 and KS2 Cheerleading clubs in school. These clubs have proved very popular with nearly 1/4 of the school taking part each week!
Click here to see KS2 in action!
Today the children celebrated St George's Day and their love of 'the beautiful game'. The children, dressed in red and white, were put through their paces by the FA Skills coaches from Somerset FA. In the afternoon they were joined by former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas and England U23 goalkeeper Mary Earps who then led a whole school question and answer session. The children were complimented for their enthusiastic participation and enjoyment of the day, once again making it a special St George's Day for all.
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby at Worle School, Wednesday 4th March
Report by Matthew and Ellie:
We left school at around 12:30 and arrived at about 12:45 so we had around 15 minutes to have a warm up and practice before the match. We all worked so hard towards each match and tried our very best. Every match we played from the beginning to the end we improved more. We all had so much fun and hope to progress on in the future.
Each and every one of us all played fairly to the rules and scored a fine amount of tries. We all will turn out to be amazing rugby players in the future.
We all would like to give a big thanks to Mr Harris for training us and taking his own time to do so. We would also like to thank Mr Bertenshaw for getting us to the tournament and all the members of staff who supported us.
Netball friendly V St Annes Primary School
St Annes Primary School netball team visited us for a friendly netball match on Thursday 5th March. St Annes won the match 4-1. Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to the netball squad who stayed behind to support the team.