Tirlebrook took part in the first rounders competition of the year at Tewkesbury School. With 8 schools in the running, Tirlebrook had to push themselves hard and work together to try and gain a top finishing place in the event. Our team successfully won two out of three matches during the first round of the competition, with a win against Carrant Brook and Mitton. Our points were then collated to determine who would play who next, for the top 3 awards. There was some fantatsic batting, fielding and bowling skills on show from Tirlebrook and their team work and communication with one another was superb. However, our opponent, Deerhurst and Apperley, managed to gain one and a half more rounders than us in the play offs and we ended the day in fourth position overall, just missing out on a runners-up medal. Despite our loss, the attitudes of the children were positive. Another successful sporting event for Tirlebrook Primary and yet another sport that the children can enjoy together.
Squad: Ben Radbourne (captain), Harriet Bethel, Lucie Cummings, Jessica Evans, Sam Janes, Esme Smith, Alfie Dowding, Danny Etheridge, William Haslum, Daisy Johansen, Zac Jones and Fraser Matharu
A team of eight children from Y5 and Y6 took part in the annual Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Sports Network's Panathlon competition. The event consisted of a series of skills stations based on a range of inclusive sports such as Boccia, New Age Kurling and Table Cricket. Other activities included target-based games, parachute games and the development of running, jumping and throwing skills. As a team, the children collected points from each activity station. These were then combined to give the team an overall score. There were medals awarded for all participating teams as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze for the top three teams and Tirlebrook did amazingly well to finish second, picking up the Silver medals and missing out on Gold by a mere 4 points. Thank you to all the children for their hard work and especially to Mrs. Gosden and Mrs. Assheton for accompanying the team and supporting them throughout the event.
Squad: Grace Freeman, Theo Carey-Owen, Bethan Brookes, Max Thomas, Jake Finch, Jack Battrick, Zach Khan & Matthew Ryland
Four schools attended the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Sport Network's Level 2 Mountain Bike Challenge held at Winchcombe School. The teams participated in a time trial, an endurance ride and a relay, where each pupil completed three laps before tagging their team mate. The team had a great afternoon and came third overall earning them a School Games bronze medal. Well done!
Team: Jack Ellis, Finley Hutchings, Ria Nuttall & Lucie Cummings
Several Year 6s were part of the netball team that participated in Round 2 of the Tewkesbury Primary Sport Network's Netball League, led by our very positive and encouraging captain, Esme Smith. The team began the competition fantastically, winning their first game against Mitton. Their next two matches were tough competition. The team worked extremely hard to battle against Hopelands and John Moore, but unfortunately we lost against both teams. However, we ended our evening on a high, as we strode to victory against Queen Margaret's. By the end of the competition, taking into account or points scored in both round 1 and 2, Tirlebrook sat proudly in third place overall in the Large Schools' category. All of our players have worked brilliantly this year and they are very worthy of their third place achievement.
Team: Esme Smith (captain), Harriet Bethel, Rosie Hiorns, Daisy Johansen, Zac Jones, Fraser Matharu and Jonathan Peirce.
Well done to Sam and Dan who represented Tirlebrook at the K'nex Challenge County Finals held at Brockworth Enterprise School. This year's challenge was to create a mechanism that could load cargo onto a boat. The boys worked really hard at this and attempted to build a conveyor belt system. They worked really hard for the 60 minutes that they had to complete the task and can be very proud of their achievements. Congratulations!
Seven Y6 pupils represented Tirlebrook in the Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury Sports Network's annual Tag Rugby Festival, held at Newlands Park in Cheltenham. It was a huge event with 48 teams from 31 schools taking part. Tirlebrook entered two teams who, by the end of the day, had come home with School Games medals after a thoroughly enjoyable competition.
Miss. Featonby and Mrs. Gosden's squad finished third in their pool in the morning after winning three of their matches and losing two. They convincingly beat Swindon Village B and Dunalley before losing to eventual overall champions Holy Apostles. They then lost a very closely fought match with Prestbury St. Mary's A 4 -3, before going on to win their final match against Gardner's Lane. This sent them through to the Bowl competition in the afternoon where they defeated Prestbury St. Mary's other team in the first round. In a very tight semi-final, Tirlebrook lost 4-3 to St. James B and so went into the 3rd place elimination match. Here they were convincing winners against local rivals Twyning, and the 5-2 victory earned the squad bronze medals in the Bowl section of the competition. Well done.
Mr. Lockley's squad played superbly all morning, but ended up winning just once after four defeats. This was hard on the team as all of the matches were close (v. John Moore L 4-3, v. Rowanfield L 5-4, v. Gotherington L 5-3, v. Warden Hill L 3-2) and it could have been easy for the team to get downhearted. Their team spirit, positive attitude and energy throughout the competition ensured that that was not to be the case. After winning their final game 5-2 against Grangefield, the team won through to the Flute section of the competition. They overcame Gretton in the first round by a scoreline of 6-1 and then beat Swindon Village A 5-4 in a very close semi-final that went to a golden try. In the final, they were overpowered by St. James A, and despite the disappointment, they can be very proud of their performance, and of course their silver School Games medals.
It was a brilliant event and everyone from Tirlebrook can be extremely proud indeed. Well done!
Miss. Featonby & Mrs. Gosden's Squad: William Haslum (captain), Lucie Cummings, Jessica Evans, Sam Janes, Ami Nunn, Alfie Dowding, Danny Etheridge, Zac Jones, Fraser Matharu & Jonathan Peirce.
Mr. Lockley's Squad: Harriet Bethel (captain), Ria Nuttall, Esme Smith, Rhys Davis, Tom Francis, Elliot Thomas, Jack Ballinger, Oscar Guthrie, Elliott Parsons, Luke Sherbourne & Callum Trust.
It has been great to welcome Mike Manning and Kath Jennings into school this morning to work with some of our Y6 children on their cycling skills. In small groups, the children are working towards a Level 2 Bikeability award. This training will help the children to be more confident on the roads and this is especially important as they prepare to transfer to secondary school in September. The day has started well - cold but dry! Well done Y6 and thanks to Mike and Kath for their extremely valuable input.
Theo, Esme and Georgia represented Tirlebrook as 11 pupils took part in the first public speaking event to be held at Tewkesbury School. The John Moore Primary, Deerhurst and Tredington were also represented. The pupils spoke about subjects such as saving our hedgehogs, skiing, why footballers get paid so much, gymnastics, reading, why gaming is good for you, horse riding and cutting sugar consumption. Well done to all three for being brave enough to participate and to all the children from all the schools for entering the competition.
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