After six weeks of Tag Rugby coaching from Gloucester Community rugby coaches twenty-one children from year 4 entered a long awaited Tag Rugby Tournament at CRFC. With twenty teams taking part and lots of rugby everyone was keen to display their new skills! It was a brilliant day and both our teams played with determination and certainly enjoyed themselves. Every single player showed improved skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Thank you to all the children who took part for representing Cirencester Primary to such a high standard.
What an outstanding day years five and six had at Cirencester Rugby Football Club. On Monday 21st May, nine archers and eight mountain bikers entered a Level 2 Archery and Mountain Biking event and it turned out to be a very successful day indeed! Despite being a very hot day, every single competitor gave 100% whether it was shooting an arrow at a target or racing a mountain bike. We had crashes, tears and even a rider sent back in a race for forgetting his helmet but everyone had a brilliant day. Our archery team came a very respectable 4th place and our mountain bikers finished off with an incredible individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the boys category. Outstanding. Finally, if that was not enough, one of our relay teams won gold medal for winning the relay race. What a day!
A big well done to all the children that took part in Kingshill School’s Rounders Tournament on Thursday 10th May. The event focused on developing children’s skills in rounders and teaching them all the rules in detail. Rounders is a sport with many complicated rules but once understood it is a thoroughly enjoyable and very competitive game.
Thank you to Mr Palmer for taking both our teams and from the feedback given I understand it was a very successful afternoon of rounders. We certainly won a few matches!
Congratulations to all the children that took part in the recent Quadkids competition at Kingshill School. It was a fun filled and competitive afternoon of running, jumping and throwing. Every competitor had to sprint 50m and run 400m, undertake a standing long jump and throw a howler (a small oval shaped foam ball with fins) as far as they could. We entered two teams with five boys and five girls in each team. One of our teams came a very respectable 3rd place out of thirteen schools and our other team finished an equally respectable 6th place. Two brilliant results. A big mention has to go to Charlotte for finishing an incredible THIRD PLACE overall out of all the girls that took part. An absolutely fantastic result!
Ten lucky year 5 children spent an exciting morning learning map reading and team building skills at our first orienteering event held at Rendcomb College. Each team took part in 5 different activities throughout the morning focusing on learning map to ground map reading skills. A big thank you has to go to the Cirencester College students and North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club who lead the event and helped make it such a success throughout the morning.
What is dodgeball? Dodgeball is a game in which players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. The main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them. What an afternoon! Ann Edwards, Ashton Keynes and Cirencester Primary all took part in the tournament and I am certain every child enjoyed every single second. From 3.45 – 5.30 no one stopped throwing, dodging, running or planning their game strategies! There was a competitive element and I am pleased to say our Blue Team ended up coming joint first with Ann Edwards. Another great achievement.
Thank you to all the children for displaying their Cirencester Primary values throughout the event.
What an amazing day of tag rugby from children in Italy and Sweden classes. Sixteen children had waited patiently many weeks for this festival to arrive. It had to be cancelled before Easter because of snowy weather and it was well worth the wait! With no medals or trophies to be won everyone just got on with enjoying and playing great tag rugby. It was a pleasure to watch both teams improve their skills with every single game played. Sportsmanship was in abundance, combined with teamwork, respect, determination and, of course, enjoyment. Both teams played a total of fifteen games winning twelve of them. An outstanding result!
Thank you has to go to Mrs Jones and Mr Griffiths for coaching the White team so skillfully throughout the day. Finally, thank you to all the children for their excellent behaviour.
On Tuesday 27th March, Cirencester Primary took part in The Level 3 Quicksticks County Finals at Cheltenham Boy’s College. We were one of only twenty schools in the county to make it to this stage so it was a brilliant achievement and what a journey it has been just getting to this stage. Back in September 2017, both teams successfully qualified in a Quicksticks Festival, coming in the top four, enabling them to enter The Network Finals at the end of January 2018. Finishing in 3rd and 4th place in The Network Finals, they automatically qualified for The Level 3 County Finals and what a day of amazing quicksticks it turned out to be. Both teams played in different pools with the Red team drawing their first match and just losing their other three games. An incredibly tough pool of competitive quicksticks! The White team fared a little better winning one of their games, drawing one and losing two and eventually coming 3rd in The Bowl. Every single player put their hearts into every game and tried their hardest. We had tears, shin pad issues and minor injuries but overall lots of self-belief and I am sure fun.
A big thank you goes to Mrs Smith and Mr Ryan for coaching and helping throughout the day - thank you.
Finally, a massive well done to all the players for representing Cirencester Primary so well and giving one hundred percent of everything they could throughout the tournament.
Another afternoon of fantastic football from our girls at Cirencester Primary on Thursday 22nd March. Without prior practise apart from a little football during Thursday break times (except for Thea!), our Red team came a very respectable second in the entire tournament winning themselves a silver medal. It was a brilliant afternoon of competitive football with both teams playing their hardest and improving with every match. Girl of the tournament goes to Thea who displayed excellent footballing skills, despite breaking her football boot, and was top goal scorer! Thank you again to Mrs Jones for acting as assistant coach to the Red team and Mr Griffiths for managing the White team.