Sports Updates

Year 8’s fly to podium places…

Sports Hall Athletics

Well done to the Year 8 Boys who represented North Tyneside in the Tyne and Wear School Games Sportshall Athletics finals on Friday 15th January 2017. Elliot, Finlay, Thomas, Saqib, Clayton and Billy all worked really hard and were rewarded with a 3rd place and Bronze Medal. The boys were up against the very best in Tyne and Wear and showed they have a real talent for Indoor Athletics.

On Sunday 24th January, Elliot, Saqib and Clayton were selected to represent North Tyneside and compete in the Tyne and Wear School Games individual Sportshall athletics finals on Sunday 24th January 2016. The boys were part of the North Tyneside team that stormed to victory in the event taking gold. Elliot not only won all of his races and events, he broke the current records in the vertical jump.

  • Clayton Jolly  – 1st4 Lap (54.8), 2nd Standing Long Jump (2.06m), 5th Standing Triple Jump (6.16m)
  • Elliot Rutherford –  1st6 lap race (1’26.4), 1st Standing Long Jump (2.20m), 1st Vertical Jump (65cm)
  • Saqib Ahmed –  3rdSpeedbounce (78), 9th Triple Jump (5.20m)

Jo Walton North Tyneside Team Manager summed up the rest of the results by saying:

“Clayton & Elliott were also part of the 4 x2 Relay team that finished 1st & Saqib was part of the obstacle relay that finished in 3rd place.”

Saqib stepped in to do a 2 lap for the team; this enabled us to get points for the team event. He finished in 9th place in the individual 2 lap and which got us some extra points on the board!

Outstanding effort from all three boys!”

Cross Country Qualification

On Tuesday 19th Jan pupils travelled to Temple Park to compete in the Northumberland Schools Athletics Association finals for the Cross Country. Having stormed to victory in the North Tyneside event, Emily from 7 Celts was up against some of the very best runners in Northumberland, Email finished the race in 13th position qualifiying for the inter county rounds, where she will go to represent Northumberland on the 7th Feb 2016 at Preston Park, Middlesbrough. On the day Emily was joined by three other runners in the Minor Girls, Lauren (7V) 56th, Naomi (7V) 57th, Caila (7R) 58th and in the Junior Girls Sarah (8C) finished in 61st place. Whilst in the Minor Boy’s race Emily’s twin brother Daniel (7V) finished in 47th place.  It was also good to see Ex pupil Tom Sursham from Monkseaton High take 14th place in the Junior boys to qualify for the inter counties. Well done to all who took part and your attitude and dedication was greatly appreciated

Well done to all involved.

#Heapsterstour tumbles into school…

On Wednesday 27th January 2016, Former Team GB Gymnast and Sky Sports Living for Sports Mentor Craig Heap paid a visit to the school to work with our Year 8 Sports Leaders. Into the 6th Year of the Sky Living for Sport projects, 20 lucky pupils spend the day with the Athlete mentor, whilst they deliver a programme of study that allows pupils to develop to their full potential.

This year pupils spent the morning developing their leadership and self evaluation skills with Craig, looking at the 6 keys for success model which the Sky Athletes deliver so well.  Moving from the class room to the sports hall, pupils then focussed on applying their new found leadership skills into a games environment.

Having spent time having his lunch in the dining hall, Craig then delivered an inspiring assembly and gave the pupils an insight into the journey of his career.

Craig then joined in with 8 Romans PE lesson and got involved with the Rowing competition setting a fine 756 meters in 3 minutes, knocking Clayton of 8 Vikings of his perch as King of the Rower. However since Craig’s visit Clayton has regained his title with a whopping 777m.

Craig will return to the school later in the school year as a loyalty visit in which our sport leaders will get to go along to Benfield Gymnastics Centre to test their gymnastic skills to the limits…

Year 5 Skipping team selection…

On Friday afternoon, Year 5 skippers took part in a 2 hour practice session with the Skipping School ahead of the Skipping festival on the 9th of February @ Marden Bridge. The teams nearly there, but a few positions need to be decided with children getting the chance to practice all week at lunchtime to polish up their skills. Letters will be out later this week.

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