Year 3/4 Athletics Competition - 12th Oct|
The Year 4 Juggernaut Starts Here!! :-)
Year 3 and 4 Primary Stars Athletics Competition – 12th Oct – Play Football, Tulketh
Thursday 12th October was the day of the Year 3 and 4 Athletics Competition – the first of three over 2017-18. This event was an area we have identified as a school that we knew we could win and would provide some incredibly valuable points towards the Preston School Championship title. The team was fired up for this one, it seemed a bit more than ever before. We had been practising hard for this and we were determined to demonstrate the skills we’d been learning to all in Preston. The events went so well for our team and were extremely well fought out by around 3 or 4 schools. In the end we scored 110 points out of a possible 126 (though I’m sure we got more, haha) and ended up in 1st place, yes 1st place overall. This was a great achievement from a great set of athletes who have demonstrated a level of potential that I believe can dominate Preston for years to come. Well done to all the team, here are my comments on each child’s performance:
Alex Latham: Alex, what do I say? Seriously, I think I’m lost for words…however, I will give it a try, haha. Three words: Star Pass Queen. As well as being arguably the fastest boy or girl I have ever seen in Year 4, the Star Pass is where she dominated! In the middle, she didn’t seem to stop spinning and releasing the ball for 90 seconds! 136 passes as a team, it was the Latham Show! I’m so proud of you girl, well done!
Ellie Highton: Cometh the hour, cometh the girl. She was dominant in the Bucket Ball, stayed calm and collected in the Star Pass and stormed through the running events. She ran as fast as a locomotive steam train and there was no-one catching her. This competition was amazing for you to demonstrate to everyone how wonderful you are at athletics and what a team player you are, you superstar Ellie!
Renay Harper: I think the athletics talent must run in the family (I mean, passed down from Dan the Man.) Renay has to be right up there with Alex as one of the fastest girls I have ever seen at Year 4. She ran every single event like a cheetah. The exciting thing is, as she gets older, is that she is only going to get faster. This is because the slightly longer the race, the faster she seems to go. Well done Renay, you are a legend already :-).
William Jones: Jonesy is already turning into an athletic legend at Broughton. He was on absolute fire yesterday. He was really quick doing the Catch ‘n’ Run, and was so fast supporting Alex in the Star Pass. As for the running, what can I say? Wow, he was running so fast that all the photos left behind were really blurry. I think that says it all. I am so proud of you William.
Jack Macrae: Jack really shone and came on at the competition. He was incredibly excited and I was so confident that he would blow everyone away with his power, pace and ability to focus under pressure. He did not disappoint. He was on fire in the agility race as he powered over the fitness ladder and leaving everyone else behind in his wake. Jack you are a superstar and are going to be a superstar for Broughton in years to come.
Jack Stirrup: Jack S first came to everyone’s attention in the UCLAN Year 3/4 Sports Festival Football Competition, which we won. Jack demonstrated amazing determination, focus and drive then and he brought these more than ever before to this competition. Jack was our ‘Start King’, as he flew out of the blocks in every race. Jack has so much heart and passion, I respect you so much Jack from Mr. Bird.
Mr. Bird’s Comments: Well done to all from Mr. Bird. You are an amazing team, you were so amazing on the day and I am so amazingly proud of everything you have achieved. You deserve all the glory that comes your way.
P.S: CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS UNDERNEATH FROM THE COMPETITION TAKEN BY OUR RESIDENT SPORT REPORTERS AT THE EVENT: BETHAN SLOAN, LIZZIE SMYTH AND ALICE ASKINS.
Year 1/2 Athletics Competition - 28th Sept|
Year 2 Superstars claim 2nd in the whole of Preston!!
Year 1 and 2 Primary Stars Athletics Competition – 28th Sept – Play Football, Tulketh
Thursday 28th September was the day of the Year 1 and 2 Athletics Competition – the first of three over 2017-18. This event was the start of four competitions over the next four weeks and it was vital that we got our journey to the Preston School Championship title on the road. The only way was up. The team was excited, prepared and ready to rock and roll. We had been practising hard for this and we were determined to demonstrate the skills we’d been learning to all in Preston. The events went so well for our team and were extremely well fought out by around 3 or 4 schools. In the end we scored 105 points out of a possible 114 and ended up in 2nd place overall. This was a great achievement from a great set of athletes who have demonstrated a level of potential that I believe can dominate Preston for years to come. Well done to all the team, here are my comments on each child’s performance:
Isabella Pace: Isabella, the ‘Start Queen’. She was given the big responsibility of starting off each running race, I would argue this is the toughest position. However, did this phase her? Course not. If you ever get the pleasure of meeting Isabella and what’s more seeing her run, you will realise that she is born to run incredibly fast and she has such a skill of rising to the occasion. I’m so proud of you girl, well done!
Natasha Smith: Cometh the hour, cometh the girl. She was dominant in the Bucket Ball, had time to rearrange her hair in the Star Pass and then blew the rest of the field away with her incredible running. She ran as fast as a locomotive steam train and there was no-one catching her. Natasha was full of energy and her infectious smile radiated around the rest of the group, you superstar Natasha.
India Thompson-Amrith: India was so excited to demonstrate her incredible speed and all round strength here. She did not disappoint. India has such wonderful pace and was so delicate and quick across the agility test. She has such a bubbly, positive attitude in everything that she does and this has such a positive effect on her team mates. What a wonderful athlete you are India!
Alfie Derbyshire: Alfie, where do I start? I think you were born to do sports of all types. You have such an amazing attitude and you have so much fire in your belly that it drives the rest of your team on to great things. Alfie ran like a thoroughbred horse and demonstrated amazing concentration/leadership to push us all the way in the Star Pass. You are a true legend Alf, J
Joshua Newman-Kirk: Josh ‘the Pocket Rocket/Finisher.’ He had the job of finishing all of the running races. This is a tough job because you have to be patient waiting for your turn and you have the job of bringing home the glory in our case. This was a pressure that Josh handled admirably and did such an amazing job. He has so much energy and like Alfie is born to do many sports. You’re going to be a superstar for Broughton for years to come Josh.
Dylan Patel: This boy has ice flowing through his veins I think, haha. Dylan you are such a superstar, a credit to Broughton and an all-round amazing person. This cool, calm precision came to the fore in the Bucket Ball event as he kept banging them in the middle one after the other. Your cool, calm persona helped keep your team mates really calm and focused. You are again a true superstar from Mr. Bird.
Well done to all from Mr. Bird. You are an amazing team, you were so amazing on the day and I am so amazingly proud of everything you have achieved. You deserve all the glory that comes your way.
P.S: CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS BELOW TAKEN BY ISABEL JOYCE AND ELSPETH SCOBIE, MEMBERS OF OUR SPORTS REPORT TEAM :-).
Year 6 and under Town Athletics Championships – Preston – 12th July|
YOUNG GUNS BLAST THEIR WAY TO 4th!!
Wednesday 12th July was the day for the annual Town Athletics Championships for Preston at UCLan Sports Arena, Cottam. It was an event that is designed for Year 6 as their last event before high school, however as it was the Year 6 Production of ‘Pirates and the Curry Bean’ at Broughton, we selected a team of Year 4 and 5’s to compete. Did they compete? – Silly question – course they did. Each child could either do a track or field event. Jessica Anderson was selected as captain for the event because she leads from the front with her bubbly, vivacious attitude :-). The team had been training for this for weeks now, in between all the other training for other competitions they were doing. As we arrived the sun came out and even though we were competing against a year or two older, I could sense a real competitive atmosphere building around the Broughton camp. As the event started the track races took place one after the other and then the field events took place whilst these were happening. Everyone performed out of their skin and were an absolute credit to our school. However, there are a few special mentions that need to be made:
Mr. Bird’s comments: “What a performance! Like Tammi Terrell sang, “There ain’t no mountain high enough.” Well, that was certainly the case for these guys. They were not meant to perform like this and nearly win the whole thing, as they were competing with children who were 1 and 2 years older, which is a lot in athletic terms. I couldn’t be more proud of them for their show of passion, courage and determination and what’s more they are just a great team. :-).
Well done to: Jessica Anderson (Capt), Eleanor Andrews, Eva Murray, Grace Willingale, Bayla-Rose Smart, Isabel Joyce, Annabel Cutting, Alex Grandidge, Thomas Aldridge, Max Nightingale, Jacob Mason, Ethan Chadwick, Jed Anderson and Lewis Simpson.