The Y6 children had the opportunity to participate in the Knex Challenge 2015 run by STEMWorks. Their challenge was to create a bridge with a moving mechanism. The children worked in pairs with the same resources and the same limits on time to complete their construction. Congratulations to those judged as the top three pairs in the competition - Nathan and Jack finished third, Aimee and Ami second and Dan and Sam were the overall winners. Dan and Sam will get the opportunity to represent Tirlebrook in the K'nex Challenge County Finals next year. Well done to everyone for a great afternoon of problem solving, teamwork and fun!
Elder Class have been very excited to welcome Christophe Ridley into school on Thursdays to coach tag rugby. Christophe came through the ranks at Leicester Tigers as a junior and he is now one of the top 25 rugby union referees in the country. He is being mentored by Mrs. White's husband, Chris, who is an ex-international referee and has officiated at some of the biggest events in the sport, including when England won the World Cup in Australia in 2003. Christophe is currently studying at the University of Gloucestershire under an officiating scholarship. The children have certainly been inspired in the first two weeks - although it has been a little muddy! Thanks to Theo for this week's photos.
Well done to our Eco Team (especially Lucie, Harriet, Grace & Jake) for organising all of the activities for Green Week. On Wednesday, every child had the opportunity to plant in the grounds of the school. Mrs. Gosden and the children worked really hard. We hope to see the fruits of their labours in the Spring Term.
We had a final few minutes to make sure our fairground ride models worked as we made some final tweaks and changes to our gear and pulley systems, as well as finishing off a bit of decoration.
Well done to our Y6s! A squad of Y6 pupils represented Tirlebrook in the local rounds of the ESFA 7-a-side Football Competition held at Tewkesbury School. Tirlebrook participated in the large schools section of the competition. After a positive opening 1-0 victory against Tewkesbury C. of E., during which Saul Fox scored a stunning long-range goal, a tough 0-0 against Mitton followed. Great defending from Harriet Bethel and Danny Phipps and several good saves from Theo Carey-Owen preserved a clean sheet. Tirlebrook's confidence rose in the next game, securing a 3-0 victory against Carrant Brook, with goals coming from Ben Radbourne, Lucie Cummings and Saul Fox. The final match was a close affair against John Moore, but a 1-0 win was secured and one draw and three wins later, Tirlebrook were announced as the champions! The attitude on display from the team was great and matched the performance on the pitch. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement - and particularly to go through four tough matches without conceding a goal. The squad will now progress to the district round and represent Tewkesbury in December. Well done!
Tewkesbury C. of E. 0 v 1 Tirlebrook (S. Fox)
Mitton 0 v 0 Tirlebrook
Carrant Brook 0 v 3 Tirlebrook (B. Radbourne, L. Cummings, S. Fox)
John Moore 0 v 1 Tirlebrook (S. Fox)
Squad: Sam Janes (captain), Harriet Bethel, Theo Carey-Owen, Lucie Cummings, Jack Ellis, Saul Fox, Danny Phipps, Ben Radbourne & Joe Robinson
We are delighted to report the success of three of our Y6 pupils in a recent competition run by the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen in collaboration with Gloucester Rugby. The two newspapers asked primary-aged children from across the county to design a pair of X-blade boots for Gloucester full-back Rob Cook. Tirlebrook pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 all had the opportunity to enter the competition, and with some truly fantastic designs submitted, the school was hopeful that some may be in the running for the top prize. It was exciting to find out that three children - Harriet, Rosie and Ella - had submitted designs that had all been judged to be in the top 10 by the editor of the Gloucester Citizen and Rob Cook himself. These ten designs were then put to the public vote and ... unbelievably, the three Tirlebrook designers were the most popular and finished in the top three. The three girls were invited to Gloucester's recent home match against Worcester Warriors during which Rob Cook was to announce which was his favourite design and which was going to be put into production for him. Congratulations to all three girls, but especially to Harriet, whose design was selected and was invited onto the pitch for a presentation with the player. The boots are now going into production and should be available for Rob to wear in February. Harriet will receive a pair of the custom-made boots as well as a season ticket to Gloucester. All three girls were given flags and Gloucester Rugby tops. We always say - you need to be in it to win it! Well done to everyone for giving it a go and well done to our three finalists. We are very proud of you! Further details of Harriet's fantastic win can be found at: http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Winner-Gloucester-Rugby-XBlades-Design-Boot/story-28093959-detail/story.html
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