County Cross Country Runners

On Saturday morning, Mr Jeffries and I travelled down to Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School in Wotton-Under-Edge to attend the County Cross Country finals. Tewkesbury C of E had 5 children qualify for this event.

The children not only had to compete against 75 other competitors in their races but also against the bitterly cold wind and water logged ground. The dreadful conditions were a clear contrast to last year’s crystal blue skies and warm temperatures. Even though the children were hampered by the conditions they all performed brilliantly and represented the school in the best possible way showing grit and determination throughout.

It is important to remember that while each child runs individually within their race they are still very much part of a wider community. It was this sense of community, respect and duty which made one of our runners stop mid race in order to support an injured athlete; forsaking their own chance for a better finishing position. It is this show of fine character that we ultimately try to instil into our children within all of our sporting events.

Congratulations to William, Bailey, Chloe and Freya! All four of you should be immensely proud of what you have achieved!

Well done!

Mr Stagg & Mr Jefferies

Girl’s County Football Championships

This Wednesday the girl’s football team represented Tewkesbury at the ESFA County Girls Finals at Oxstalls Sports Centre in Gloucester. There was a brilliant display of skill and determination from everyone involved. It was this skill and sportsmanship that meant the girls won 3 out of their 5 matches, conceding only 2 goals in the whole tournament! It was a very close competition and so it all came down to the final round of matches where C of E was currently leading in 1st place but we needed the other two games to draw to guarantee an overall victory.

Unfortunately it was not meant to be and so C of E placed 3rd overall. I am immensely proud (and the girls should be too) for their continuous positive attitude and for securing 3rd place in the county for the 2nd year in a row! Well done all!

Year 5’s Great Greek Experience!

Last Wednesday, Year 5 pupils at Tewkesbury C of E Primary school were visited by an actor from the company ‘Portals to the Past’ who helped bring their ‘It’s all Greek to me’ Theme to life. Once the pupils arrived, they were whisked into the hall – and 3000 years into the past –  to be greeted by a Greek soldier, who promptly set them a series of challenges which supported pupils learning and quenched their thirst for knowledge of ancient Greece. Year 5 were given the opportunity to wield sword and shield, play greek games, take part in a greek quiz and battle reenactment!

Football Champions

Congratulations to the Boys Football Team for a terrific display of skill and sportsmanship! As reigning champions, the bar was set high for the boys entering this tournament but they powered through and won every match, without conceding a single goal! Great work boys! Now on to the County Finals!

Wembley Stadium – Texans vs Jags

Last weekend we had the great privilege and opportunity to be invited down to Wembley stadium by the NFL. We were given exclusive access behind the scenes and were given the duty of being flag bearers during the opening ceremony, national anthem and the coin toss. The atmosphere was truly spectacular and all the children represented our school brilliantly!

Tewkesbury Sports Competitions

Please find the details for all Tewkesbury sports competitions that Tewkesbury C of E plans to take part in this year. Please note that all dates, times and locations are subject to change. Those children who are selected to represent the school in these tournaments will receive a letter containing further details closer to the event.

Prince of Wales Victory!

This Saturday Tewkesbury C of E took part in the Prince of Wales Athletics Tournament.We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The weather was splendid and the children were all on top form.

I want to thank all the children who took part for their dedication and excellent attitude throughout training sessions and the event itself. All the children have worked incredibly hard, many taking part in 3 or more events.

It is this passion and hard work which allowed C of E to place 3rd overall and claim the ‘Rose Bowl Trophy’!

I hope that the 12 Year 6 children who took part take great pride in their achievements at their final Athletics Championship event on behalf of Tewkesbury C of E.

Tewkesbury Tornadoes Tournament

 

This week the American Football club took part in its Tournament at Tewkesbury School. We braved the weather forecast and were delighted to be met with an afternoon of glorious sunshine.

Teams from both Tewkesbury and Cheltenham arrived to try and claim the trophy and the opportunity of playing in Tottenham Stadium for the National Final. The winner of which will travel to Orlando Florida to compete against the best teams in the USA!

The children gave it their all but narrowly missed out on going to London. I want to congratulate all the children for their effort this term, especially our 2 MVP’s of the day and look forward to a new season next year!

Tag Rugby Festival

This Thursday has seen a fantastic display of rugby skills at the Tag Rugby Festival. The children played fantastically and performed incredibly well, winning 4 out of their seven matches. The team worked well together, passing the ball effectively and seeking open space to score countless tries.