In Football, our Ravens have been in action in the league and cup, unbeaten in the league and only just missing out in the cup on penalties. Some great performances with Bobby, Leo, Alfie P and Zac featuring as Star Players. Our Girls Team won their friendly against Thomas Hickman, but lost out in their first league match, a draw until the last minute, when the opposition slotted in a goal. Jess (striker) won our first Star Player award and, after an incredible display in defence, Safia won the second. In our next league match, the girls showed their resilience, with a great display of skill, winning 6-1. Great work all round, but a worthy Star Player in Edie-Mae.
We also entered the County Round of a National Futsal Tournament, a first for Bedgrove, travelling with a small squad of girls to Milton Keynes. This is a fast-paced game, in a 5-a-side format, 10 minutes one way and limited time for kick ins. All of our girls worked hard – you had to be very fit for this one. They won two of their matches and drew the third, showing great maturity on pitch and winning the event. They now go forward to the Area Final of this English Schools’ FA Competition. Star Player – Jess.
Our Netball match against St Louis saw four goals each from Caitlin and Kaiden and great support, in the form of advice from Hadley, whether he was on or off the court. The team went on to win the match 9-3 with the opposition voting Kaiden as their Star Player, and our own team voting for Angie, who always went that little bit extra, stretching that little but further, to ensure the ball was Bedgrove's.
In Cross Country, the annual Wendover event saw both our girls and boys Y5 teams winning the bronze medal (first three runners to finish in each year count - Jackson, Matthew, Humza, Lucy, Edie-Mae and Kimberley). Ava came in a magnificent 5th place, Lucy 9th and Teddy 10th. Whilst we’ve mentioned some of our children, we have to say how proud we are of each and every one of our runners on the day, all of whom showed resilience and ran their best race, supporting each other in true Proud to be Purple style.
We took a smaller, upper school squad to the Bucks Schools Cross Country Championships in the salubrious setting of Stowe School. This was a tricky course over 1600m, finishing in a steep, uphill climb. Everyone involved can be proud of their endeavours with our boys coming in 11th place overall. Each and every one of the children involved were our Star Players at this event.
In Basketball, we entered two Y6 teams into a competition at Aylesbury Grammar School. Another fast paced sport that saw one team lose only in the final and the other unlucky not to progress to the final, on the other side of the draw, having not lost a match. All of the children demonstrated great skills, which developed as they progressed through these competitive matches, but the best moment has to go to Ved, with a great hooked shot, that went straight into the net and drew an enormous roar from the crowd. Well done to everyone involved on achieving 2nd and 3rd places. Star Players Esmee, Ved, Alfie, Angie, Bobby & Harry.
4LC and 4AH travelled to The Grange School for a Multiskills event, moving around a series of stations, participating in various sports based and fitness skills, working together in teams and challenging themselves. They all enjoyed the event, had a great day out and represented our school and its values impeccably. Star Players were Emelia and Lillia.
We come to Hockey, where a team of Y4 children represented us in a School Games Qualifier. We did have a secret weapon in the form of Ava, who plays hockey competitively and whose talent was commented upon by other schools. PE lessons had shown that we also have a number of other children who have potential in this sport (it was very hard to narrow down to just six children). Our team showed co-operation, commitment and challenge and went on to win the event. They will now represent our local School Sports Partnership at the Bucks & Milton Keynes School Games. Great work. Star Player Ben.
Finally to Swimming, taking two teams to Stoke Mandeville Stadium, to swim in a gala. Both of our teams won their sections of the event, cheering and supporting from poolside when they were not competing. One of our teams will now go forward to the Bucks & Milton Keynes School Games in the summer, another representative of our local School Sports Partnership. Our incredible Star Swimmers were Tabi and Jacob - great work from everyone.
Thank you to all the parents who have delivered children to our events or cheered on our teams. Thank you also to Charlie, an ex-pupil and local secondary school pupil who continues to support our Ravens football team, refereeing and working on training. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Our Autumn House Day saw children creating endangered sea creatures, entirely out of recycled materials. They used our school values, to work together in teams, whilst also learning about the damage that plastics can cause in the environment. We all had a wonderful day, with Red House voted the eventual winner.
On Tuesday 19th March, we will be holding our Spring House Day, when the overall objective is Team building. We have a number of exciting, new tasks, but will also be repeating the very popular egg drop. We will supply sellotape and eggs, children are asked to bring in any materials that will help to protect their eggs as they are dropped from the top of a stepladder. These should come in to school, in a bag with your child's name and 'egg drop' on it. Additionally, we will be asking the children to build an item, with wind resistance, made out of plastic waste - milk bottles, food packaging etc. Again, children should bring in materials, in a bag with their name and 'wind resistance' on it. If all of these materials could arrive in school by Tuesday 12th March, this will help us assess if each house has the equipment to complete these tasks. Please remember that, although children can create designs at home, everything will need to be built on the day.
As well as supporting teamwork across the school, our House Days are great opportunities for children to forge new friendships and increase their understanding of the needs of others across the school - whilst, of course, having fun.
Local Sports Clubs
With so much interest in our squad tryouts, please find below details of some local sports clubs:
www.buckshornets.co.uk (Bucks Hornets Basketball Club)
https://www.aylesburydux.co.uk (Aylesbury Dux Basketball Club)
http://www.ajnl.co.uk/ (Aylesbury Junior Netball League)
https://uk.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=reczzmsc (Maxwell Swimming Club)
http://adsc.org.uk/index.php (Aylesbury and District Swimming Club)
http://www.jwtcoaching.com/ (JWT Aylesbury Tennis Coaching)
http://www.aylesburyhc.com/ (Aylesbury Hockey Club)
https://aylesburygymacademy.weebly.com/ (Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy)
https://www.aylesburycheerleadingacademy.co.uk/ (Aylesbury Cheerleading Academy)
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bedgrovedynamosfc (Bedgrove Dynamos Football)
http://www.aylesburyunitedladiesgirlsfc.com/ (Aylesbury United Ladies and Girls FC)
http://luv2dance.co.uk/ (Castielli Dance Club)
http://www.kandeezdance.co.uk/ (Kandeez Dance Club)
Bedgrove Junior School Sports Code of Conduct:
When playing I will:
When spectating I will: