Well done to everyone who was put forward for one of Tirlebrook's core values awards in our special end-of-term assembly. Particular congratulations must be given to Amy Fisher who was awarded the Core Values Cup for Positive Attitude for the entire school. Well done also to Paige Wilkinson (Environment), Ria Nuttall (Community) and Rosie Hiorns (Creativity) for their nominations. It was also great to recognise Sam Janes (Passion) and Jessica Evans (Self-Belief) with School Games Values wristbands. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Y6 footballers who qualified for the County Finals of the national ESFA 7-a-Side Football Competition held at Oxstalls Sports Park in Gloucester. Coming up against the district winners from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, the Forest of Dean and South Gloucestershire, it was clear a very hard challenge was ahead. Despite losing all five of their matches, there was no lack of effort and determination on display and indeed there were some great passages of play. The team were led very effectively by captain Sam Janes and everyone displayed a positive attitude and great sportsmanship. Saul Fox was particularly noted for his excellent all-round play. We are all very proud of the way Tirlebrook represented Tewkesbury in the finals and every player can be proud of their efforts. Well done!
Squad: Sam Janes (captain), Harriet Bethel, Theo Carey-Owen, Lucie Cummings, Jack Ellis, Saul Fox, Dan Phipps, Ben Radbourne & Joe Robinson
We have welcomed Christmas this week by participating in a Christmas Fun Run! Children from Y6 joined those from Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5 as they got into the Christmas spirit by dressing up and running, sliding across and even three-legged-ing their way around a Cross Country course, prepared by the Sports Council. It was an extremely successful event, with lots of smiley faces, lots of Christmas hats and lots of mud! The Sports Council have done an amazing job this year so far. This is just one of the brilliant and exciting things that the children have got planned. Well done to everyone that participated and a huge well done to the Sports Council, who have now organised and led their first sports event.
What a fantastic day some of our Y5 and Y6 children have had at Tewkesbury School. Natalie, Fraser and Rosie spent the day working in the art department, creating T-shirts based on their sci-fi designs. All three children were short-listed based on their wonderful designs. They returned to strut their stuff on the catwalk in the evening, showing off and posing in their T-shirts. Congratulations to Fraser who was judged to be the Primary Schools' Catwalk Winner! The Tirlebrook school community are extremely excited to see them perform in Friday's Star Assembly. What a fantastic achievement and a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
We have been delighted this week, as one of the county's only Code Club accredited schools, to promote the national 'Hour of Code' - an initiative designed to get children into coding. What's coding, you may ask? Well, following Mrs. Akerman's excellent assembly, the children of Tirlebrook can answer that question. In the simplest terms, it is using a special language to tell a computer what to do. As part of the week, each child was asked to give over an hour of their time to do some coding. In Y6, we visited the learn section of the code.org website and completed some coding challenges using characters from Minecraft and Disney's Frozen. The children were enthusiastic and motivated throughout and achieved some excellent results!
Well done to everyone who took part in the first race of the Inter-House Cross Country Championships 2015-2016. All the children in Years 5 and 6 represented their House fantastically well as they took on the course at Tewkesbury School. This was the first of three races that will decide the overall House winners. Will it be Wenlock again? Well done!
The whole school came together as Tirlebrook's Christmas festivities really got going with a visit from the Talegate Theatre Company who performed 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. The company used a fantastic set and brilliant lighting to turn Tirlebrook's school hall into our very own theatre. The combination of up-to-date songs, laugh-out-loud jokes and brilliant acting kept the children amused and entertained for nearly two hours as they experienced one of Britain's great traditions once more. It was a great morning.
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