Tuesday 27th September (Manor)
Written by Lucy & Mia (6N)
Six leaders in Year 6 were chosen to take part in a Rush Sports meeting with South Farnborough Junior and other schools (who were not able to attend the meeting that night).
In the meeting, we discussed what sport events and festivals we could do as schools. Events discussed were Curling, Mini Olympics, Squash, Tag Rugby, Mixed sports, Orienteering and Rounders. Some of these will be organised by Leaders over the year and will allow more Year 3 and 4 children, in particular, the chance to participate.
Written by Lauren (6N)
Being a Junior Leader is all about taking responsibilities and helping others with sport and other activities. In training, we learnt how to create games and how to make them safe but fun at the same time. We also made sure that everyone could join in, that they could do the skill and that no one had a problem with that activity. Overall, being a Leader is a fun experience and a great way to end Year 6!
Manor has achieved the gold award from the School Games for our continual commitment to school sport. To get the award we had to demonstrate numerous factors including: two hours of PE per week in the curriculum; raising the number of children engaged in extracurricular sporting activity through lunchtimes and after school clubs; a sport monitoring system including a pathway for pupils with sporting talent; utilising leaders; having a range of inter-house activities and competing in a variety of sports against other schools, all of which are accessible to a wide range of children. We also had to demonstrate links to the local community in sport. The gold mark is very hard to achieve, and we can proudly claim that this is the fourth consecutive year we have obtained this prestigious award.
Written by Sadie (6G)
This year has been very busy with a wide range of sports events, from cross-country to hockey, and we have entred many amazing teams, some of which had children involved that had not played the sports before. The North East Hampshire Sports Awards congratulate teams that other schools have noticed in various categories. This year the standard was expcetionally high and it was really difficult to get short-listed, let alone to win! We were lucky to get short listed in three catagories:
Manor Netball Team- Exceptional Team Of The Year; Neo (6N) – Leadership; Sadie (6G) – Exceptional Sports Person Of The Year.
Unfortunately, none of our nominees won, but we are still extremely proud of them!
Written by Sadie (6G)
The Manor netball team has played many matches this year and has managed to win all them! As a result, our netball team secured a place in the Hampshire Games. This is a county standard tournament and is an amazing achievement, and the school is extremely proud of them! There were a few new faces to the team on the day, and they did extremely well to finish mid-table in their group.
Also, congratulations to the girl’s football team for also making it to the Hampshire Games. The team finished runners up in the group stages and progressed to the Champions League stage where they finished third in their group. Both teams worked so hard to get there and they should be really proud of themselves.
This year, the sports awards had a special guest, Charles Cousins (Team GB Rower, 2012 Olympics), and he gave a speech about how to become an athlete as well as telling his life story. He really inspired everyone to go for their goal! He gave some great advise and we are so grateful to have been able to talk with him and hear his tips! The awards started off with an outstanding dance by Charles Kingsleys Primary School called ‘Dream It , Believe It, Achieve It!’. All the guests encourage you to show all the Olympic and Paralympic values: Friendship, Equality, Excellence, Inspiration, Respect, Determination and Courage, and they also encourage you to show: Teamwork, Honesty, Passion and Self Belief. We also nominated these people, but they didn’t make it to the short-list: the Girls Football Team for Team Of The Year, the Cross Country team for Team Of The Year, Evie (6N) for Fair Play and Josie (6M) for Determination/Courage.
Written by Sadie (6G)
Sports day was a huge success this year as the weather was beautiful and everyone took part in at least one event. Lots of the students represented the values. We had lots of leaders set up activities for the rest of the school to take part in. Eagles came first this year with the Falcons taking the values trophy.