Sports Report 2013/14
In January we went to Mullion Gym to take part in the Key steps gym competition. We had to take two teams, one team of club gymnasts and the other of non-club gymnasts. Our club team of Amy Jane, Beth Sadler, Hazel Rosevear and Sean Collins came 3rd whilst our non-club team came 1st. Well done to Marnie Jeal, Abby Jane, Daniel Collins and Ben Rosevear who then went on to represent Mullion School at the Partnership finals.
Netball is very popular at Landewednack and we have a successful after school club. I enjoy coaching the children and I’m very grateful for the help I’ve received from Sue Keith and Lucy Hamer. In February our netball teams went to Mullion School to take part in the yearly netball tournament. Once again we did really well. Our A team came 1st whilst our B team came 3rd. It was a shame we had to play each other in the finals as both teams would have been worthy finalists. Winning this tournament meant we won through to the partnership finals at Penryn where we finished a very respectable 4th in our group.
In April we took part in a new competition; Basketball. Once again we won the tournament and our B team came 2nd. We then went on to the partnership finals and finished 5th overall.
Jack, Harold, Miya and Izzy took part in a year 3/4 tennis tournament at Mullion School. They played extremely well to finish in 3rd place
FootballFootball has been really successful this year. Our after school club is very popular and has a big uptake from years 1 to 6. Huge thanks must go to Darren Thirlaway and his team of Jake, Sarah,
In November we entered the year 3/4 and Year 5/6 swimming galas at Helston pool. The children swam brilliantly and managed to win both galas! An amazing result as it means we have managed this achievement three years on the trot.
As we won the local schools gala it meant we were asked to go and represent the Mullion area at the Partnership finals. Our year 5 boys performed particularly well, winning their relay race which meant they won through to represent the Penryn partnership team at the very prestigious Cornwall School Games. This took place in June where the boys achieved a very respectable 6th place overall! Well done to Josh Blunden, Rudy Donovan, Thomas Hendy and Nathan Holmes. We are very proud of you all!
Football has been really successful this year. Our after school club is very popular and has a big uptake from years 1 to 6. Huge thanks must go to Darren Thirlaway and his team of Jake, Sarah, Arthur, Torla, James and Jack who keep the club running. Apart from Jake all are parents or past pupils and the school really appreciates their help.
Despite being technically a “small” school we entered the larger schools league at Helston Community College. Along the way we would encounter Parc Eglos, St Michaels, Mullion, Porthleven and Trannack. The boys played amazingly well to finish top of the league! For such a small school this is a great achievement. Not surprisingly the boys went on to win the smaller schools league as well.
We took part in a tournament held at Mullion School where we had the opportunity to take our key stage one children as well as our junior children. It was lovely to see our younger children finish 1st and 3rd whilst our juniors continued their winning ways. Once again we represented Mullion School at the Penryn Partnership finals.
In June we took part in the annual Norman Nicholls tournament at St Keverne. This competition has been held for years with many of the children’s parents and uncles playing in it in their school days. It was great to see our A team come 1st and our B team finish 3rd. Lots of excitement all around to wrap up an extremely successful football season.
Cricket has also been really successful this year. Huge thanks must go to David Roberts for all his time and dedication. Our after school club has been really popular and even Class two have been given the opportunity to learn cricket skills in one of our weekly PE lessons.
The children enjoyed taking part in a tournament at Helston Cricket Club and came 1st which meant we qualified for the County finals in St Austell. Unfortunately the date clashed with a transition day for our year sixes which meant we couldn’t attend. This was a shame as David and the team missed out on the chance to play against cricketers from all over Cornwall.
Tag rugby is very popular at Landewednack and we are very lucky to have Ted Heaton and David Muirhead coaching our children. Ted’s daughter Tiggy left several years ago but he still chooses to give up his time and take weekly after school sessions. We have had an unbelievable season this year. We won the local league organised by Helston Rugby club which sees 16 schools take part and we also won the tournament organised by Mullion School. Winning this tournament meant we went on to Redruth to play in the West Cornwall Finals where we pulled out all the stops and came 2nd! Due to this result we had to make the long drive to Taunton where we would represent West Cornwall in the South West finals. We were a win away from playing at Twickenham, something we thought never possible. After a brilliant day we finished in a very creditable 11th place out of the 20 teams participating. Our children were a real credit to us and it was an experience I’d hope they would never forget. Our year was meant to finish at the Cornwall School games but unfortunately the weather decided it wouldn’t play ball and the outdoor events got cancelled. This was a real shame as I’m sure our amazing team would once again finish on a high.
Whilst we were at the tag rugby, cluster sports took place at Mullion School. This event has run for years and is seen as the pinnacle of the sporting year. Despite being short of our rugby players we won overall by quite a margin. This shows the ability of all our children. Not only did we have some brilliant individual performances but our tug of war teams showed their strength winning both pulls. Landewednack could once again put their name on the trophy!
July saw the annual feetbeat competition at Mullion School. Our dance club is popular with many children and we have to say a huge thanks to Kate Hughes and Amy Hall for their enthusiasm and help. We took three teams, one key stage 1 and two junior teams. It was lovely to see our younger children performing and with the help of Amy they finished in 2nd place overall. Our junior teams choreographed their own dances and we were very proud that they finished in 1st and 2nd place. Once again amazing results all round.
Being part of the Mullion cluster
Sport and healthy living is definitely at the heart of Landewednack. The children all have two lessons of PE a week as well as the opportunity to take part in a number of after school clubs. Our curriculum is further enhanced by weekly sailing sessions in the summer, bikeability and our very own sports day which is always attended well by family and friends.
We’ve had a hugely successful year and we’ve entered everything we possibly can. It’s been great being part of the Mullion School Cluster who have provided great cpd for our staff and a wealth of competitive opportunities for our children. It’s been great to have Jake Lane join our staff to help support all lessons and provide new ideas. Our infant children have been given the opportunity to take part in a number of multiskill events which they have thoroughly enjoyed. We have also been given the opportunity to go to Mullion School to work with their young sports leaders many of them ex pupils of Landewednack. Our close links with Mullion have certainly helped the smooth transition of all our year six children. It’s definitely been a good use of our government funding. Huge thanks must go to Steve Loder, head of PE at Mullion School for his support and hard work.
This year we were very proud to be awarded the Silver kitemark for our all round sports provision.
Thank you to Mrs Wilson for allowing us to go to so many events and to Lyndsay Bray for taking all the photos which regularly grace the newspapers. Thank you to our parents for their invaluable help with transport and last but not least thanks to the children, they have all been amazing and done us all proud. The year sixes have been an incredible year group all the way through their primary years. I knew they would be special but I never knew just how special! Good luck at Mullion, our loss is certainly their gain.
Many thanks for reading and I look forward to another busy year next year!