Read on to find out about our sporting curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
as well as other experiences for the academic year 2019-2020
Tewkesbury & District Primary Schools’ Netball League Round 1 – Tuesday, 15th October 2019
A massive congratulations to everyone who represented our school in the Tewkesbury & District Primary Schools’ Netball League Round 1 event at Tewkesbury School. Four matches were scheduled for the first part of the league, with a further four to be played in the Spring Term. And out of the four matches? The team played brilliantly and won each one of them – without conceding a single goal! The team were in fact so prolific with their shooting, that it was difficult to keep count. Victories over Tewkesbury C. of E. (12-0), Mitton (at least 8-0), Queen Margaret’s (at least 7-0) and Deerhurst (7-0) were achieved thanks to some exceptional netball skills, incredible teamwork, sustained positivity, an attitude of not giving up and a relentless desire to do their best. Team – you were outstanding! School Games values bands were awarded to Chloe for ‘Self-Belief’ and Matthew for ‘Teamwork’. However, it was a dream-team performance and the staff all recognised that the whole squad displayed all of the School Games values throughout, particularly ‘Determination’ and ‘Respect’. Thank you to the families who came along to support and a huge thank you to Miss. Moysey and Mrs. Moysey for coaching the team at Netball Club and managing and encouraging them throughout League Round 1. Congratulations!
Squad: William B, Owen B, Matthew F, Zoe H, Isobel M, Chloe M & Leah T
Tewkesbury Primary Schools' Sports Network's Cross Country Autumn Term Races - Race 2 - Thursday, 3rd October 2019
Imagine. It's the coldest day for months. The sky is grey and darkening by the minute. And it's been pouring with rain for days and the floods are beginning to rise. What would you do? Stay inside and keep warm, I'd suggest. But not our intrepid Cross Country Team! How incredible it was once more to have a huge team of Y4, Y5 and Y6 runners to take on Race 2 of the Tewkesbury Primary Schools' Sports Network's Cross Country Autumn Series, hosted by Move More. And this week we surpassed last week's number of participants by having 37 runners. WOW!
The races were moved to the top section of the Vineyards due to the flooding and it was set up so that two laps of a hilly course were to be completed. The boys ran first and once again performed amazingly. For the second week in a row, Ewan crossed the line in first position and then stayed at the finish to congratulate everyone else as they completed their run. Owen ran superbly again, improving this week to an outstanding 3rd placed finish, enhancing his PB once more. Personal bests were also a reward for excellent runs from Finlay, who improved to 7th, and Freddie, who made it in 12th. These are stunning results. But as stated last time out, it is not all about the fastest finishers. There were great runs all around in a larger field than last week and George C recorded an excellent PB in 73rd position.
The girls quickly followed and as last time, the race was very competitive. Tilly remained the first Tirlebrook girl home in a superb 4th position, with Georgiana recording an outstanding PB to come next in 13th. Julia was the next girl home in 19th meaning three girls finishing in the top 20. Personal bests were also achieved by Leah (28th), Peyton (53rd), Katie (54th), Chloe C (55th), Frankie (61st) and Emmie-Grace (63rd). These are impressive results in what was, yet again, a larger field than the previous week. Well done too to our first timers for the season - Betsy finishing in 46th, Isabelle in 78th and Lily in 92nd.
It was another outstanding event for Tirlebrook and we are all very proud of the children for representing the school so well, for their outstanding sportsmanship and finally for the excellent team spirit, embodied in the encouragement and support from the sidelines throughout.
It is also very important to mention the members of staff who give tirelessly of their time to support the event and help to manage the Tirlebrook team. Mrs. Gosden and Mrs. Thomas - you are both little angels!
Well done - let's keep this up!
Squad: Charlie A, Tianna B, Owen B, Tilly B, Alex C, Olivia C-H, George C, Peyton C, William C, Isaac C, Chloe C, Georgiana C, Joe C, Seren D, Edward F, Ruben F, Julia G, Katie G, Ewan G, Keira H, Isabelle H, Emmie-Grace K, Paddy M, Isobel M, Lily M, Chloe M, Freddie P, George R, Daniel R, Joshua S, Emily T, Leah T, Frankie V, Annabelle W, Lola W, Betsy W & Finlay W
Tewkesbury Primary Schools' Sports Network's Cross Country Autumn Term Races - Race 1 - Thursday, 26th September 2019
A super excited albeit tiny bit nervous team of thirty five Y4, Y5 and Y6 runners headed to the Vineyards to join hundreds of others for the first Tewkesbury Primary Schools' Sports Network's Cross Country race of the season, organised by Move More. The team gathered together in a huddle before the races, speaking words of encouragement and kindness to each other prior to their warm up. A short jog later and it was stretching time, led by some of our wonderful Y6 children.
It was the girls turn to race first and after a frantic start, the race soon settled down and the runners got into their rhythm. One full lap of the Vineyards later (and a bit more!), the girls were sprinting into the finish after running for nearly 1.5 km. The outstanding finish of the day was achieved by Tilly, who smashed her previous personal best (PB) by a country mile on her way to finishing third overall. Julia also obliterated her PB as she came in the top ten for the first time ever, crossing the line in 8th position. There were strong runs from many of the girls, but it was the sheer delight they took from completing the run that was most pleasing.
The boys followed on and, in what was an equally frantic start, several Tirlebrook runners edged out towards the front of the pack. After a titanic battle at the front of the race, Ewan managed to keep his nose (and the rest of his body!) in front to secure his first ever win in a cross country race. What an incredible achievement from one of our younger runners. What made this performance extra-special though was the respect on display. Having seen off the challenge of George from Twyning, Ewan turned and embraced him after crossing the line to congratulate him. Amazing sportsmanship! There were outstanding finishes too for Owen, who had a real spring in his step on his way to a fantastic fifth place finish, Finlay, who ran strongly throughout and in tenth place finished in that top ten for the very first time, and Freddie, whose strong and courageous start to the race ensured that his 18th position finish was a massive PB as well as something to aim to beat next time out. And the boys continued to come flooding in afterwards with great result after great result. They were hot, sweaty, in some cases sticky(!), but all happy. We are very proud of them all!
Many children completed the course for the very first time and showed great determination, resilience and positivity - and there wasn't a moan, groan, complain or pain in sight! Everyone now has a target to aim for - but as long as our team maintain their brilliant attitude, we are going to thoroughly enjoy cross country this season. What a fantastic way to kick off the sporting year!
Squad: Charlie A, Tianna B, Owen B, Tilly B, Alex C, Olivia C-H, George C, Peyton C, William C, Isaac C, Chloe C, Georgiana C, Joe C, Seren D, Edward F, Ruben F, Julia G, Katie G, Ewan G, Keira H, Harrison J-S, Emmie-Grace K, Paddy M, Isobel M, Chloe M, Freddie P, George R, Daniel R, Joshua S, Emily T, Chloe T, Leah T, Frankie V, Annabelle W & Finlay W
Tirlebrook Receives School Games Platinum Award - What An Honour!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the School Games Platinum Kitemark for the very first time. This is the highest status of Kitemark that can be awarded. We are thrilled that we have been recognised for our consistently high-levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport by the School Games National Organisation. We are one of very few schools in the country to receive this honour.
The Platinum Award was launched in 2017 as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with and enthusiasm for their school sport provision. As part of the extended application, eligible candidates, who had achieved five successive gold awards or were likely to receive the gold award for a fifth consecutive year, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their School Games Organiser (SGO). To achieve the gold award a school must meet a high-level set of criteria, which includes engaging a high percentage of young people in both curricular and extracurricular activities, participating in a minimum number of competitions across different sports, and reaching out to target groups including young leaders, volunteers, and those previously identified as the school’s least-active pupils. To do this for five successive years is very impressive - thus the awarding of the Platinum Kitemark.
This is an incredible achievement and we will hold this status for a period of two years until we will be required to apply again in the summer of 2021. Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to our success with the School Games - it is an honour to be recognised in this way.
We are determined to continue with our pledge to ensure that at Tirlebrook the children explore, enjoy and excel together in as many ways as possible.