On Tuesday, Nathan and Sam represented Tirlebrook at the K'nex Challenge County Finals held in Gloucester. They competed against approximately 60 other schools and were given the task of constructing an international rescue vehicle in just one hour. The boys were extremely creative and built a quadcopter (helicopter with extras!!). After judging, they discovered that they had finished in third place overall - an amazing achievement - and were rewarded by winning a K'nex set each as well as £100 for our school. Wow! Commiserations to Charlie who had qualified as Nathan's partner but was unable to participate on the day due to illness; special thanks to Sam for stepping in at such short notice and for working so well with Nathan. Thanks too to Mrs. Gosden for accompanying the boys; her encouragement and support is always so valuable.
Hello Y6 from the Pioneer Centre - a place I know you all loved! Just to let you know that we are all having a fantastic time. When I arrived, I spotted something on their display from two years ago ... do you remember?? See you later in the week! Mr. L
On Monday, two teams of Y5 and Y6 children travelled to Pates Grammar School in Cheltenham to compete in a Hi-5 Netball Festival. Team One (Erin - captain, Molly, Oisin, Dylan and Lucie) played four games, winning them all without conceding a single goal. Team Two (Margot - captain, Christopher, Ashleigh, Ethan and Ciara) played three games, losing the first after controlling the majority of the game and then winning the next two. The children displayed great support towards one another and showed wonderful team spirit.
Team One: Won 8-0, Won 3-0, Won 8-0, Won 4-0
Team Two : Lost 2-0, Won 1-0, Won 3-2
Our Y5 and Y6 girls had a fantastic day out at the Gloucestershire FA Girls' Football Festival held at Hartpury College. As well as playing four friendly matches against teams from far and wide across the county and winning all four games, the girls participated in many fun activities, including a range of competitions. During the afternoon, the girls rotated around lots of great activities including: face painting (including Miss. Featonby!), hair styling, freestyle football, reaction points, target shoot out, football inside an inflatable pitch, referee training and a speedometer game. Lucie even managed to win a brand new pair of Nike trainers and was awarded these during the closing ceremony for scoring the highest speed on the speedometer test, which was 41 mph! The girls were all interviewed and they had several photographs taken during the day with a number of Gloucestershire mascots, including Cheltenham Town's Whaddney the Robin. The event also involved a spectacular dance off between the mascots which was highly entertaining. The teams were given the opportunity to meet and speak to two of the Bristol Academy players and most of our children managed to get an autograph from the players too. The girls came home with a goody bag including a Nike sports bottle. Overall, the event was fantastically organised and the atmosphere was so positive and encouraging for the girls. The team and staff had a brilliant time and we look forward to signing up again next year. It was a superb day!
Squad: Ciara Moran, Niamh Moran, Eve Sherbourne, Ellie Baker, Charlotte Dare, Molly Johansen, Megan Townshend, Lucie Cummings, Harriet Bethel & Georgia Vallender.
Our Y5 and Y6 rounders team put in a superb performance in this competition. They demonstrated excellent rounders skills on their way to gaining a 3rd place finish. Tirlebrook won the first two matches against The John Moore and Mitton, scoring heavily as well as dismissing players on the opposing team, many with excellent catches. However, in a tightly-fought contest, we missed out by only half a rounder against Carrant Brook in our third match. Our finishing position was therefore to be decided in our final match against previously undefeated Twyning. It was a very competitive and challenging match with an excellent standard of batting and fielding on display. In the end, we were disappointed to lose out by 7 rounders to 5 and a half, but extremely proud of our performance. We look forward to the Cheltenham competition in a few weeks' time.
Squad: Ethan Whybrow (captain), Eve Sherbourne, Oisin Moseley, Molly Johansen, Finley Gardiner, Erin Hunt, Charlie Kendrick, Megan Townshend, Tom Prosser, Ciara Moran, Saul Fox, Harriet Bethel & Ben Radbourne.
Elder Class are participating in tennis coaching as part of this term's PE curriculum. We were delighted to welcome Coach Tom from District Sports into school today to begin a six-week period of lessons. Following a warm up and some ball-skill development, the children were introduced to the forehand shot. Progression in the session meant that every child was using a forehand to hit the ball with relative control by the time Coach Tom drew today's coaching to a close. We look forward to our tennis skills developing over the next six weeks.
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