Yesterday was the start of our after-school, enrichment clubs. Children from 3G took part in their first Multi-Skills sport session with Mr Bayston. From the screeches of joy on the playground, we could see that they were all having the most amazing time in the sunshine!!
A small step towards the normal running of school happened today with letters going out to parents of Year 3 children about after school clubs. We are starting with Year 3 children this term and monitoring how this goes. Hopefully, we will see the return of after school clubs for more of our year groups soon.
Today the children have taken part in a range of sporting activities to raise money for Sports Relief 2020. The money will support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Year 6 Sports Ambassadors, Mrs Welch and Mr Stroud organised a carousel of sports activities ranging from the traditional egg and spoon race to hockey. The children thoroughly enjoyed there sessions and showed great sportsmanship.
Yesterday, QPA achieved huge success at the Ambitions Inter-Academy hockey tournament. The children were playing against Bayside, Manorside, Kinson and Elm in a Year 3 & 4 team and a Year 5 & 6 team. The Year 3 & 4 team drew one match and won 3 matches and the Year 5 & 6 team won all four matches. Mr Stroud was incredibly proud of all of the children for taking part and their team spirit throughout the tournament. Well done to both teams!
One of our Year 6 pupils decided that the school needed new school sports kit to wear during the Town and County sports events to be held during June. Together with her friend, over £295 has been raised by handcrafting bookmarks and key rings which have been sold at various events. They have also raised money through organising cake sales.
We are really proud of the independence that these pupils have shown and of their hard work and dedication in achieving their aim. Amazing team spirit – well done girls!
Our Year Five boys played very well during today’s Predator tournament at the Littledown Centre. Although the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game and drew two games. The children all supported each other throughout and can be proud of their inter-dependence and grit.
Year 6 represented the school with pride during the ‘Predator’ tournament at Littledown. Their teamwork was excellent and resulted in some extremely attractive football. Mr Pettefer was impressed with how the pupils organised themselves, including tactics and substitutions, having learned from the guidance he had previously provided. Although ultimately the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game, drew two and lost one. The leagues begins soon and this was a great reintroduction to competitive sport for the team.
The Year 6 sailors took the waters at Rockley Park again yesterday. They are now able to independently charter the waters and demonstrated outstanding inter-dependence throughout.
This afternoon teams from Manorside, Elm, Kings’s Park and Queen’s Park academies took part in an Ambitions Academies Trust hockey tournament. Our teams performed very well, winning the majority of their matches, and excellent team work was evident from all.