Monthly Archives: November 2019

Lavington Netball Festival

On Tuesday the 19th of November Mrs Moor-Bethel and Mrs Gorvin kindly volunteered to take 9 year 5 and 6 children to Lavington School for a Netball Festival.

We played a total of eight games:  We won three, drew two and two also lost two.  We had a fantastic time though and just loved soaking up the atmosphere since it was the first time for some of us to enter a game against children from another school.

We did play quite well and were commented on our great team work and support for one another.

Everything was very well organised.  Right from us getting there we were looked after by the year 10 PE leaders.  Thank you very much!

We had a great afternoon out and would love to go again some other time.

7-a-side Football festival at Devizes School

On Wednesday the 13th of November 2019, 21 year 5and 6 children went to Devizes school to play in a 7 a side football festival. We went with 3 teams: Woodborough A, Woodborough B and Woodborough girls.

Our opponents were very strong.  We won only a couple of matches, drew a few more and lost a whole lot! It didn’t matter though because we had a great time and enjoyed each game.

During our rest periods between games we also played a few friendly matches with Rushall school.  It was great to have the opportunity to play against other schools.

House captain training

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.

Cricket Festival Salisbury


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)

Dauntsey’s Cross Country

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.