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Quad kids success

Posted on July 12th, 2024


A Thrilling Thursday!

Quadkids @ Lynnsport

5 Girls and 5 Boys compete in all 4 disciplines, a 75m Sprint, a 600m Endurance, a Standing Long Jump and a Vortex Howler Throw. The times and distances for all competitors in all events are then converted to points to produce a school score.

It is a very exciting and unique event for Primary Schools as you never know what your position will be until it is announced at the end.  The girls were numbered 1-5 and took to the track first whilst the boys, 6-10 started with the field events. After these were completed they switched but as the boys finished first they came and supported the girls, scattering themselves around the infield to cheer on their teammates, especially in the 600m. The girls did the same thing and it was truly a very touching picture.

The Sprints were first and all of the girls ran superbly although there was a little head wind to contend with. Then it was the 600m which was the event they were all a touch apprehensive about.

Neve was first on the track and having competed last year she knew what to expect and took it all in her stride, steadying the nerves of the rest of the girls who were a little apprehensive and ran a super race. Sophia followed, if she was nervous it didn’t show, she took the inside line and strode out well, on finishing she came to me and said “I didn’t know I could run like that!” Pip had also competed last year and her confidence and belief allowed her to run a brilliant race to finish 2nd too. Lacey came next and despite being very nervous but determined to give it her best went out strongly,  got a good position which she held for a long time but just got tired but kept going and never gave up. Ellenie raced last and having watched everyone got on the inside and just kept up the pace, finishing well.

The hard bit was over for the girls, it was off to do a long jump and throw which they all did consistently and managed to improve on for some solid points.

From where I was the boys’ throws were very good, very similar in length, with each saying they were pleased, equally so with the jumps.

The boys then took to the track and once more the sprints were solid but there was still the 6oom to come. Foster took them out and as with last year took the lead from the start and stretched out well.

William was next and went out like a rocket and had a very clear lead within 200m which I have to say left me thinking he has gone too fast but he knew how he felt and finished unchallenged. Isaac was next and if he was nervous it didn’t show he ran confidently and finished well. The same was said for Lenny and Dylan who ran similar races getting into a good rhythm, working hard and finishing well.

The hard work was over and the only information I had were their times but first a couple of fun relay races which left them all in good spirits. Then the results, 6 schools, Hunstanton, Denver, South Wootton, Riverside, Flitcham  and Sandringahm, had taken part! Who was going to get Gold and Silver? As always it’s in reverse order which keeps you guessing, 6th, 5th, 4th, they said “We’re in the top 3,” 3rd, “We’re going to get a medal,” one said, 2nd South Wootton, then the smiles and cheers 1st and a gold medal, very apt as our play is” Gold.”

To say they were delighted is an understatement.

They so deserved it for their determination, their willingness to listen, learn and follow advice, the way they conduct themselves  but mostly for their constant  care and support for each other. It was a very special moment and I couldn’t have asked anymore of them. They all gave it everything they had.

A Magnificent Effort!

Team Sandringham

Neve, Sophia, Lacey, Pip, Ellenie, Foster, Dylan, Lenny, William, Isaac

Sailing adventures

Posted on July 1st, 2024


Tennis Tournament

Posted on July 1st, 2024


 

Yrs 5/6 Tennis Tournament @ Lynnsport

28/06/24

Thankfully Friday was cooler than of late but rather windy which meant once the ball had been hit it did seem to have a mind of its own. Nevertheless it proved to be a very enjoyable morning of competition with all our players gaining confidence and improving. The games were played on half the court and it was the first to 7 points who won. There were 5 teams in our pool and all players were ranked 1-4 and played their corresponding player. After some very close games we finished 2nd in our pool and went on to play Glebe house who were 2nd in their pool. The winners of both pools were North Wootton who then finished 1st and 2nd.  Despite playing well against Glebe, we lost 3-1 in games to finish 4th.

However it is truly remarkable the effort the boys and girls put in to gain this position. They are always willing to give it their best shot with a super attitude which is what I am so proud of.

A Great Effort!

 Neve, Foster, Lenny, Pip

Sailing adventures year 6

Posted on June 10th, 2024


Sailing at Snettisham

Monday was year 6’s first sailing session. There was very little wind, just enough for a first lesson on the water to gain confidence for the coming weeks. However a few children still found themselves in the water!

Despite being a little apprehensive they all managed to get the Toppers moving, sailing up and down and around the buoys.

They all had a great time and are really looking forward to the next session.

 

Tennis report

Posted on June 10th, 2024


Yr 3/4 Tennis Festival @ Lynnsport

Thursday June 6th

It was a pleasant Thursday morning and our team of 2 girls and 2 boys took part in this festival against Terrington Storm and Blaze, North Wootton Aces and Spins, Anthony Curton, Ashwicken and ourselves. The short games, up to 7 points but not recorded, on mini courts and followed by a couple of relay races.

The children were ranked 1-4 and played the corresponding player of the opposing team. It was strange having a net and court lines to negotiate but they soon got into a routine and enjoyed themselves, improving with each game. They were pleased with their performances and their points gained and all of them won some of their games. All of them deserved a medal for listening, applying what they had learnt, along with a good attitude but Arlo was chosen. Well done Arlo, Ellenie, Harrison and Florence.

There were some lovely comments.

“I really had fun.”

“I was nervous at the start but I enjoyed myself.”

“I got better each game.”

“I would like to do more tennis.”

 

 

Omnes Games Handball @ Lynnsport

Posted on May 31st, 2024


Omnes Games Handball @ Lynnsport Friday 24th May

This was the first time I had seen Handball in action and thoroughly enjoyed it as did the children. The event was aimed at the older children and uses several netball skills although there is no time limit when you have possession. There are the usual techniques for any invasion game, attack and defend however it is a non-contact sport.

It was a festival designed for fun and no scores were taken but that doesn’t stop the children keeping track of them. There were 6 schools taking part in all, South Wootton, Flitcham West Lynn, Greenpark, Nelson Academy and Sandringham, we played them in that order. Each game was centrally timed and you could substitute at any convenient time during the game. The games were quite full on and it was end to end movement so with 3 subs and 5 on the pitch at once, we changed regularly. Our team certainly got involved and embraced the event. Playing confidently and supportively which was great to see. Even though it was just a festival their competitive nature came through and they won all their games.

A comment after was I really enjoyed that, maybe there could be a Handball League.”

Another said “Can we play it at school? It was so much fun.”

It was an enjoyable afternoon and as always they are so appreciative of these opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Cluster Dynamos Cricket Competition

Posted on May 31st, 2024


Town Cluster Dynamos Cricket Competition

@ North Runcton Cricket Club Monday 20th May

Nine children from Years 5 and 6 took part in this annual event which always proves enjoyable, the setting is lovely. It began as a dull but dry day and ended up sunny and warm which caught the children out a little as there is no shade.  The children were as enthusiastic as ever to be playing against other schools but nervous as we had not played a full game before the event.

Our pool comprised of St Martha’s, the eventual winners who scored over a 100 in all their matches, Holly Meadows and Howard Junior.  The other pool had Gayton, Fairstead who finished 2nd, Ashwicken who were 3rd   and North Wootton in it.

Our first match was against Howard Junior, it was very close and with some tentative but steady bowling we won, second up was Holly Meadows, our confidence was growing and once again we won. Everyone was feeling happy, supporting each other and enjoying the matches but we knew St Martha’s were here to win. Unfortunately we could not match them in anyway; we gave it our all and never gave up and were sporting to the end.

However we finished 2nd in our pool and went on to play Fairstead who were the pool 1 winners, St Martha’s played Ashwicken.  To their credit our children never gave up but the bigger schools were better than us and we went on to lose against Fairstead and then in the 3rd/4th playoff to Ashwicken therefore finishing 4th overall which was a great result given the size of our year groups.

Thank you to the family members who popped over to support and for their lovely comments, it was very much appreciated.

Over the whole day our confidence grew and with that so did our skills, there were some super catches, consistent bowling and batting but importantly they worked as a team, encouraging and supporting each other, that really is what we do best!

Tri golf festival

Posted on May 16th, 2024


Trigolf Festival @ Lynnsport

Thursday 25th April

Twenty children, 10 boys and 10 girls from years, 1/2 and 3/4 attended this event. It was a morning of mixed, rotating activities learning and improving our golfing skills.

It proved to be a lot of fun with our children enjoying the various activities as these comments prove:

“ I didn’t think I could do it, so I was worried but it was lots of fun!”

“ I really liked all the different activities.”

“ It was good.”

“ I think it was really fun as we got to try lots of different things like trying to get the ball in the paddling pool.”

“ I scored lots of points.”

“ I enjoyed playing the one where you had to hit different cones to score points. I really liked it.”

A great festival giving young people a taste of something different.

 

Girls’Tag Rugby

Posted on May 16th, 2024


Girl’s Tag Rugby Festival @ West Norfolk Rugby Club

07/05/2024

It was the first time we had entered this festival and all the girls in 5/6 along with a couple of year 4s took part and embraced the game. They were divided into 2 teams, Sandringham Saints and Storm and they played every team that had attended. It was a tentative start, getting used to a much bigger pitch and the speed at which it is played, the games were back to back. However, they soon adjusted and with every game their skills improved. Although no scores were taken both teams won some of their games with tries being scored by many of them. They all said they had enjoyed the event and the opportunity to play other girl’s teams. The coaches picked out 2 girls from each team who they felt had improved, shown respect, were a good team player and never gave up, they received medals. As always, all our girls deserved those, they just listened and gave it their best shot.

They also had the opportunity to meet, chat to and have their photo taken with Georgie Lingham who is a member of the GB Rugby 7s teams heading to Paris for the Olympics.

Well done everyone!

Hockey FInals

Posted on March 28th, 2024


Yr 5/6 Hockey Finals @ Lynnsport

Monday 25th March 2024

We were one of 8 teams who attended the Finals, Terrington, Gayton, South Wootton, Dersingham, Sheringham, Glebe and Bure Valley and we played them in that order. The matches were 12 minutes long rotating pairs every 4 minutes, most proved to be very evenly matched with only a goal or two in them.

We ended the morning with losses against Terrington 0-1, Glebe 1-3, the event winners, and Sheringham 0-2 the runner’s up, a draw against Dersingham 2-2, 3rd place, and wins against Gayton, 1-0, 4th place, South Wootton, 5-0, and Bure Valley, 2-0. Our final placing was 5th which was a great achievement, given all our hockey lessons this year have been on the playground.

The children as always fought hard and were sporting and didn’t give up even when things didn’t quite go their way which is something I have always admired throughout my years of accompanying them to these events.

Well Played; Foster, Lenny, Isaac, Pip, Ellenie and Maisie.

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