On Wednesday 6th November Mrs Harris from Avon Valley College came to Woodborough School to train the 8 Sports House Captains to become Change4life leaders.
To start with we had to start to fill out some forms/booklets the forms included what key features House Captains need to run a Change4life lunch time club.
After that we then went on to learn a few games which we could play with the children at Change4life.
We also learnt S.T.E.P which meant Space, Task, Enthusiasm and People.
We then taught each other the activities we learnt from the game cards we were given. Each house got their own card with an activity on it.
After lunch we then had some younger children to see what it was like to have our own group between us. We had a great day and can’t wait to start using our new skills from next week.
On Wednesday 16th October, 10 children from year 6 went to Downton Leisure Centre to play the local team. There was only one other school but they had 30 in their class so they had enough for 3 teams of 10. Firstly, we played team B and they got 85 runs and we won with 116 runs which set us off to an amazing start!
Next, we played the C team and they scored 102 which was impressive but we still beat them with a massive score of 174! By this point all of us were getting better and working as a team.
What we thought was to be our final game, we played against Downton A which looked like the best team but only scored 82. Still we were unbeatable, we scored 166. At one point in the game some of us lost a few wickets and got annoyed with ourselves. Luckily the rest of the team were there to comfort them!
We already knew we’d won the tournament because we had a triumph in every game. We’d finished the last game quicker than expected so we played our final game against Downton B and we won again scoring 152 Downton B scored 66.
So overall we won the whole tournament which we are all very proud of!
I’m pleased to report that the Woodborough Wanderers represented the school bravely and competitively at Chirton yesterday.
Results as follows:
AC Hotspur 2 Woodborough Wanderers 1 (Ned Allen)
Woodborough Wanderers 5 (Ollie Sadler 4, Ned Allen 1) BC Athletic 2
All Cannings Utd 3 Woodborough Wanderers 0
5th Place playoff – Woodborough Wanderers 0 All Cannings Wanderers 3
So we came 6th overall this year
Our player of the tournament was Ollie Sadler.
Everyone played very well and the future of Woodborough football is in safe legs with young Bert, Connor and Gilbert all making solid contributions.
It was tough to pick the starting six from our squad because we had so much experience in Jamie, Ranulf, Isabel, Alfie, Harry, Ollie and Ned but hopefully everyone was happy to be involved in what was very much a KS2 effort 👍
Charlie Allen (Ned’s Dad)
On Friday 27th of September, twelve year 3 and 4 boys and girls took to the Cross Country Track at Dauntsey’s School. After walking the route, they lined up with children from 5 other primary schools and raced as fast as their legs would take them. Kacie from year 4 was the fastest girl of all year 3 / 4 entries and brought home a Trophy! Isabel from Cherry class placed third and Jack from year 4 came 7th. All twelve Woodborough runners crossed the finish line amongst the first 15 runners! The girl’s team placed 1st overall and the boys team placed 3rd. What an amazing result. We are proud of all of our runners from year 3: Belle, Bertie, Harriet D. Isabel, Isabella, Oliver, and year 4: Aiden-Luke, Ethan, Flo, Jack, Kacie, And Thea.
On the Tuesday the 11th of June 2019, 3 year 3s and 9 year 4s went to Avon Valley College to play tennis. There were three teams from each school: Red Team, Yellow Team and Blue Team. The teams were made up of 4 people – 2 boys and 2 girls – in the red team there was Thomas, Ned, Sophie and Ellen in the blue team there was Jamie, Edward, Mollie and Tabitha in the yellow team there was Anabelle, Poppy, George and Ranulf. When the results came, we found out that yellow and blue team came first and got medals! Red team came 4th and played really well. We had lots of fun and hope to do it again next year.
By Tabitha and Mollie.
Recently year 3 went to a multi-sport festival at Avon Valley College. We played wheel chair basketball, la cross, dodge ball, archery, rounder, vortex and had an obstacle race. We all really enjoyed it. Our favourite game was wheel chair basketball because we got to go around in wheel chairs and score our own. We met lots of different children from other schools. We loved doing the multi sports festival and hope we can do it again.
Molly and Thea
On the 22nd May the year 5 boys went to Collingbourne Cricket Club to take part in a cricket tournament. The captain for the A team was Dougal and the B team’s captain was Teddie. Where the A team 3rd and the B team came 6th out of 12 teams. The A team played 5 games and won 4 of them . In the semi- final the team played Ramsbury but unfortunately they closely lost it. The B team played 6 matches they won 3 matches lost 2 and drew 1. We’d like to say thank to Harry Murrell, Thomas, Ned and Edward from Year 4 who came with us to make up the numbers for our teams.
By Dougal and Harry
Some Yr 3’s, Yr 5’s and Elm Class all took part in an orienteering festival on Tuesday. There were two courses, C and D. They both included having to locate numbered posts. We had to follow a map to find them. We had a gadget to scan the posts which gave us a time. The aim was to do it in the quickest time possible.
We had a practice first and then we did it for real. We all had fun comparing times. All of us were out of breath at the end but enjoyed it.
By Honey and Inigo.
We had to play four separate games and in the total we drew one, won one and lost two. We found it challenging at some points of the game, however, we kept on going and tried to do our best! We would like to thank a few people for taking the year 5 girls to the festival: Mrs Barker, Mr Tomlinson and Mr Little. In conclusion, all the year 5 girls had a fantastic time at the festival!
Written by Isabel and Amelia