Summer Term Sports - Part 1

Our Summer term is always jam packed with sporting events and this first half of term has been no exception!

We started in early April winning the Year 1 and 2 Area football festival.  The competition was fierce and although we were missing Harry Shoesmith in our team, we gained Freddie Robinson, a new and welcome addition to our school and indeed our football team.  We ended up in the final match against Pannal and beat them 2-1 - a superb result!

Our next event was the Area tag rugby finals in early May.  The 13 teams in the final were the winners of over 60 other teams in the area!  It was therefore no mean feat that our little school had managed to get into the final.  The rugby was played at the beautiful Harrogate Rugby Club on a sunny May afternoon and a lot of very competitive rugby was played.  Goldsborough came 6th overall, against some excellent other teams.  I was incredibly proud of our team, who played with such skill!

Change 4 Life came next in the Calendar on the 11th May.  This was again aimed at our Year 1 and 2's and was a fun introduction to target skills, giving our young children the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activitiy.  The children went around about 10 different stations, ranging from archery, curling and target skills with both a ball and beanbag. As you can see from the accompanying photos, they had a great deal of fun! 

Our Quadkid Athletics was for the older year 5 and 6 girls and boys and was run at St Aidan's High School on a very sunny afternoon.  Our pupils got to take part in sprints and long distance running, vortex throwing and long jump, giving them a great insight as to what they will be taking part in, in Secondary school.  Our year 6, James Lavelle was a super sprinter getting our fastest time of the day, whereas our year 6 girls, Scarlett and Merryn did us proud in the long distance (as did Harry)! Alex Navier was our star Vortex thrower and our two year 5 girls Jeorgia and Izzy were great all-rounders!

Our last event of the first half of the summer term was the Small Schools Kwik cricket competition held at the end of May at Knaresborough cricket club on the hottest day this summer.  Hats and sun cream were applied and plenty of fluids taken before the serious matter of playing cricket.  Goldsborough school have always done very well in cricket and most of our team play outside of school too.  We had some very close matches and overall came second to Spofforth, losing to them by only 3 runs!  A sizzling afternoon of British sunshine and cricket was had by all!


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