Boys County Football Final

Last Thursday, the Year 5 & 6 boy’s football team took part in the ESFA County Finals in Gloucester. We represented Tewkesbury as the best large school and were against opponents from: Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Wootton, the Cotswolds, South Glos and the Forest of Dean.

The quality of all the teams was immense and the matches very tough. The boys represented C of E phenomenally and powered through the freezing temperatures! After a number of gruelling matches we secured 7th place in the county. This is one of the best results we’ve had from this tournament so the boys should be incredibly proud of the work they put in. 7th place out of hundreds of primary schools in Gloucestershire is a brilliant achievement and should be celebrated by all! Well done boys!

 

Football Evening

Yesterday, C of E took part in multiple football competitions simultaneously!

One of our teams was made up of our Year 5 and 6 girls, who took part in the Tewkesbury Girls ESFA Football competition and secured 2nd place! They had a number of tough matches but showed brilliant determination and teamwork throughout. This commitment meant that it was all down to the result of the final match! The final score was a draw which meant that the overall winner was selected from a goal difference. Well done girls for a brilliant performance!
Our other team was made up of our Year 3 and 4 boys who took part in the first half of the League. The boys played a total of 5 matches and showed some real passion and resilience. We will have to wait until the Spring term and the other half of the league to find out whether we can keep our trophy and title of reigning champions!

ESFA Tewkesbury Champions

Congratulations to the boys’ football team who represented C of E at this year’s ESFA Football tournament. The boys had some tough matches but were able to win 4 and draw the other 2! This success means that we are off to the County Finals in December! Well done all!

Virtual Sports Week 2020

Virtual Sports Week 2020

Last week, to celebrate National Sports Week, we held out own Virtual Sports Week for the children at home and in school. It was fantastic to see everyone involved and enjoying the different activities. Thank you also to all the parents, friends and family who participated, I’m not sure who was having the most fun!

 

It was a close competition in the end, but the eventual winners were Abbey, so well done to you. I hope you enjoy the video and keep yourself active over the next few weeks!

Virtual Sports Week – The Importance of Exercise

Virtual Sports Week – The Importance of Exercise

As you’ll know, this week we have been carrying out our Virtual Sports Week, where you have been set 15 challenges to complete to try and earn points for you House. All the points gained will go towards your House totals and the House with the most points will be our first ever Virtual Sports Week Winners.

As we’re focussing on sport this week, Ava (from year 4) has filmed an excellent video which talks about the importance of exercise and the benefits it brings to you. We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you all. Well done Ava and well done to everyone who has taken part in our Virtual Sports Week so far. You all look like you’re having lots of fun!

Sports Relief 2020 at Tewkesbury C of E!

Check out our video to see highlights of the activities that took place throughout the school in aid of Sports Relief!

It was a wonderful active day and both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed all the different activities!

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!

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!