Our amazing year 5/6 girls football team, who have already won every game they have competed in this season, attended a Futsal tournament held at Platt Lane Leisure Complex. Needless to say, they went all the way to the final, which went all the way to a penalty shoot out! Through some fantastic penalties and some excellent goalkeeping from Noor Adam (who saved two penalties) we won the tournament and brought a beautiful trophy back to school! Well done to Aala, Amel, Holly, Noor, Nur, Scarlett, Shatoo and Tianna!
We took a very inexperienced tag rugby team to their first ever tournament a few weeks ago. The team were super enthusiastic and picked up the sport very quickly. We could see a great improvement each game and they really enjoyed themselves. They showed incredible teamwork and were a credit to the school.
Our year 5 and 6 girls have been amazing so far this year! We started the league off with three wins out of three at Newall Green High School. The girls are performing tremendously well a the minute and it’s all down to their hard work and team spirit! Well done girls keep it up!
Our year 5 and 6 boys started the league off with a big win and two, hard fought, high scoring draws. We are working really hard in training every week and constantly improving. Behaviour and attitude has been amazing and if this keeps up there is no telling how far we can go.
Earlier this half term, 4 children represented school at the cross country competition. Over 60 children took part in both the boys and girls races. This meant that the level of competition was very high. Our children put in a fantastic effort with all of them finishing in the top half of each race. Raf even managed to finish in the top 10! Well done to Jeremiah, Raf, Tianna and Holly.
On Monday 7th October, we took 8 girls along to the Cliff (former training ground of Manchester United) for their first football tournament of the year. For many of these girls it was their first experience of a tournament and we were both surprised and delighted with what happened. The girls played six games in total and came out victorious in three, drew two and lost only one game - by one goal! They were amazing and everyone enjoyed their day, we cannot wait for the next one!
We recently took a team of 8, year 3 and 4 boys, to the Cliff - home of Manchester United. This was their first football tournament of the year. The boys were absolutely amazing, winning 5 out of 6 games played. One with a last minute winner! The children played fantastically well and supported each other along the way, even during the very close 1-0 loss. Well done boys! We are so proud!
We are delighted to announce that we, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
- Competing at the School Games Finals for Kurling.
- Our young leaders graduating from the Manchester United leadership scheme.
- Reaching City Wide finals for Hockey and Football.
- Y1 Footballers reaching the finals of the Manchester United tournament.
- Offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
- Promoting a healthy lifestyle through Change 4 Life and the Daily Mile.
With many of our children competing in local inter-school
competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of
participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that
the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to:
Mr Carpenter for attending many of the tournaments, over seeing the Leadership Programme and running many of the extra-curricular clubs.
Mr Jones and Mr Brown for their long standing contribution to School Sport at Wilbraham, despite them both moving on this year.
Our annual sports day was, once again, a huge success. Seeing every single child trying their absolute best, in every event was fantastic. Congratulations to all the children who won a medal, improved on their result from last year, or simply had fun taking part. Thanks must also go to all the parents/adults who came to show their support. It really does make a difference the the childrens experience. Have a wonderful summer of fun, and remember to keep active! Go an try a sport you have never played, join a club, or just go to the park with friends. See you next year!
Over the course of the year we have had 4 children from year 5 training with the Manchester United Foundation to become sports leaders! Last week, after a lot of hard work, they finally graduated at Old Trafford (home of Manchester United Football Club). They are now qualified sports coaches and received their certificates and goody bag in front of many others young leaders and parents!
Setareh and Tianna were also selected to speak to all of the graduates about their experience. They spoke amazingly well and were a credit to the school.
Well done to Sammy, Sufyan, Setareh and Tianna for all of your hard work!
Mr Eccles & Mr Carpenter