Tirlebrook made a fantastic start to the second half of the Cross Country season today. It was perfect weather for the race and the children had to face a new challenge - the course was set up in reverse and slightly longer! This included a long steep hill to climb - it really tested the competitors. Congratulations to everyone who helped the boys to achieve a very successful 25 points, whilst the girls managed an impressive 45. Brilliant! Congratulations especially to Charlie for winning the boys race, but everyone should be proud of their amazing performances. Well done!
Our next topic is American-themed during which we will be learning all about the great U. S. of A! It is a short term and we have plenty to pack in. Howdy partners!
Thanks to Mrs. Dray for once more lending her expertise so that our Y6 children have been able to take home a Valentine's gift. This term she has been working on a sewn and adorned heart. The children have been completing the task during their own time at lunchtimes, but Mrs. Dray has given up a considerable amount of hers to enable this to happen. We thank Mrs. Dray for her continued enthusiasm and support, especially as she has recently undergone an operation. We look forward to the next challenge ... Easter chicks!
The Y6 children have thoroughly enjoyed our 'Gorgons, Gods and Gold' ancient Greek themed topic. There has been some wonderful work produced including, Greek-inspired sandals, legend-inspired coded games and some superbly-written Greek myths. Well done everyone ... now let's look forward to the next topic together!
Y6 have been delighted to be able to help out Tewkesbury School and their Junior Sports Leaders over the past couple of weeks. The children have been physically challenged as the Y11 pupils have put their leadership skills to the test. A mutually beneficial experience all round!
What a fantastic opportunity for 32 members of the Tirlebrook School community as we visited Old Trafford, home of arguably the most famous football club in the world, for the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley. After a tortuous journey to Manchester, we thoroughly enjoyed taking in the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of an elite football match, alongside 70,000 others. One of the gang even got up close and personal with the friendly Greater Manchester police! For many, it will be the only time that they visit Old Trafford in their lives, and we hope that it will be an experience that always stays with them. Millions of pounds worth of talent was on display including Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Robin Van Persie, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and David De Gea, to name just a few. Following Manchester United's 3-1 victory, which we saw in its entirety from our magnificent seats in the East Stand, the long and arduous journey home began. I finally reached my bed at 2:30 a.m. Oh well, it's back to school in just over four hours!!
We're here! Fought the traffic and sat down having missed the first two minutes of the game. Amazing seats and an amazing experience. Currently 1-1 (Smalling opened the scoring having come on as an early substitute only for Ings to smash in an equaliser) but it is all Burnley at the moment!
United deliver a sucker punch just before half time. Burnley have been the better team, but it is United who lead 2-1 thanks once more to Chris Smalling. Half time: Manchester United 2 Burnley 1.
Manchester United are comfortable in this second half although they certainly are not at their fluent best. Di Maria has been the stand out performer on the night for United. You can't help but feel sorry for Burnley who have played brilliantly as a whole team!
PENALTY to United. Van Persie knocks it in and surely it is all over now.
FULL TIME - Manchester United 3 Burnley 1. Over and out!
Good morning everyone! Most children achieved seven hours sleep ... I wonder what the average sleeping time was for the adults? Mine was just two and three-quarter hours ... I need my bed!
It is 2.45 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, 7th February 2015. I am still awake ... writing this post! But the children have been sleeping like babes for a long time now: their gentle snores are wafting along the corridors (along with the smells associated with 88 of them!!). We have seen the best of Tirlebrook's Got Talent, we've swam, bounced, batted and volleyed, we've enjoyed pizza and snacks and a lovely hot chocolate, and now it is finally time to sleep (see Slideshow 1 for Y5 & Y6 and Slideshow 2 for Y3 & Y4). Well done the children of Tirlebrook - you have been a pleasure to spend the night with. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to make an amazing event happen. See you later this morning!! Time for a little sleep of my own now ...
Some of our Y6 boys are participating in a weekly cricket academy that takes place at Tewkesbury School every Friday after school. Gloucestershire Cricket Board coaches are helping the boys to develop their technique and skills in bowling, batting and fielding, as well as their understanding of the rules and tactics of the game. They have done really well!
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