Sports Report 2014/15

Sports Report 2014-2015

We have had another successful year on the sporting front. I was sad to see our year sixes leave last year as they proved to be a very talented year group but I’m pleased to say our current year 6 stepped up and have represented us extremely well across a range of sports. Once again we have entered every competition offered to us and over the year a large majority of our children have been given the opportunity to represent our school.

I’m going to go through the year highlighting our sporting achievements.

Cross Country

The first sport is Cross Country. Children from year 3 to year 6 are encouraged to run in the six league races which take place at Helston, Mullion and Porthleven Schools. Like last year and thanks to the commitment of all our children we managed to come 3rd overall, narrowly beaten by Parc Eglos and Godolphin. We were delighted to be awarded the runners up trophy in the smaller schools category. Individual medals are decided over the six races. Well done to the following children…

Kian Roberts 1st Year 3

Amy Jane 3rd Year 4

Ethan Walters 1st Year 4

James Atkinson 3rd Year 5

We also had a high number of children who came away with an endurance medal. These medals are awarded to children who ran in a total of 5 or 6 races. Well done to you all!

Swimming

In November we entered the year 3/4 and Year 5/6 swimming galas at Helston pool. This year there were also events for KS1. The children swam brilliantly and like the last three years our year 5/6 team managed to win once again. Our year 3/4 team came 2nd whilst our infant children finished in 3rd. As we won the local schools gala it meant we were asked to go and represent the Mullion area at the Partnership finals. Just like last year our year 6 boys performed particularly well, winning their relay race as well as individual races which meant they won through to represent the Penryn partnership team at the Cornwall School Games. This took place in June and we were thrilled when the boys were awarded with bronze medals. Well done to Josh Blunden, Rudy Donovan, Thomas Hendy and Nathan Holmes. 

To attend the Cornwall School games two years on the trot is an amazing achievement. We are very proud of you all!

Gymnastics

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 came 3rd whilst our non-club team came 1st. Amy Jane and Marnie Jeal were awarded with individual medals and Marnie went on to represent Mullion at the Penryn Partnership event at Gazelles Gymnasium.

Netball

Netball continues to be very popular at Landewednack and we have a successful after school club. In February our netball teams went to Mullion School to take part in the yearly netball tournament. Such is the popularity of netball we managed to field 5 teams, two year 5/6, two year 3/4 and one KS1. Once again we played really well playing at a very high standard. Our year 5/6 A team came 2nd whilst our B team came 5th. Year 3/4 managed to finish in second and third place, the A team missing out to Cury on goal difference. Our infants played a multi skill event in the school hall and were placed 3rd. A busy but very successful day for all our players.

Basketball

In April we went to Mullion School to defend our Basketball crown. 

Once again we won the tournament and so went on to the partnership finals at Penryn.

Tennis

Last year we finished third in the year 3/4 tennis tournament at Mullion School. This year playing as year 5/6 our team of James Atkinson, Izzy Thomas, Holly Patterson and Oscar Brotherton managed to finish in 1st place overall. Well done to you all!

Football

This year we said goodbye to Darren who after seeing his son Ethan and his nephew James through their primary years decided to take a well-earned break. Thankfully Jake Lane took over the running of the club assisted by Luc Evans, Sarah Rudd and Billy Jane. Our after school club continues to be very popular and has a big uptake from years 1 to 6.

Despite being technically a “small” school we once again entered the larger schools league at Helston Community College. Unfortunately we were unable to defend our trophy but we still managed a very respectable third place. In the smaller schools league we finished as runners up.

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 in 1st place whilst our juniors finished up as winners too. Once again we represented Mullion School at the Penryn Partnership finals where we played a number of teams from across the area.

In June we took part in the annual Norman Nicholls tournament at St Keverne. For the second year in succession and the third time since 2012 we were victorious beating Parc Eglos in the final. Our B team also represented the school well although were unable to make it through the group stages. 

Also in June our year 3/4 teams went to a tournament at Mullion School where our A team proved to be unstoppable winning all their games and conceding no goals at all. Our B team also played extremely well gaining valuable match experience. Our A team continued their winning ways at Parc Eglos where we were invited to take part in a tournament to officially open their new outdoor court. Considering these great results the future of football at Landewednack looks extremely bright.

Able and Talented

At the start of the year we invited Kian Roberts to take part in trials at the Penryn Football Development Centre. This scheme encourages our gifted and able children and provides them with great coaching opportunities. We are pleased to say Kian was successful in joining the centre and finished the season as year 3 player of the year. Kian is certainly a sportsman to look out for as he was also successful in joining the Under 10 county cricket team. Well done Kian!

Amy Jane was successful in joining the County Gymnastics squad this year

Miya Mait, Daniel Collins, Marnie Jeal and Nathan Holmes were invited to take part in a multiskill A and T event at Mullion School in March. In April Matthew Bray, Nathan Holmes, Emily Vincent and Jessami Van Horn took part in an A and T event against the Helston Cluster at Football and Netball.

Hockey.

This year saw a new sport grace our sporting calendar. We were given the opportunity to take part in a hockey tournament at Culdrose. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came away victorious. Unfortunately we couldn’t take our place in the partnership finals as it clashed with another event on our busy calendar.

Tag Rugby

Tag rugby continues to very popular at Landewednack and we are still lucky to have Ted Heaton and David Muirhead coaching our children. Nothing could match the achievements of last year and we had to say goodbye to a lot of strong players but our remaining children were willing to give it a go. We came 3rd in both the local league organised by Helston Rugby club and the tournament organised by Mullion School. Our year 3/4 team got us back to winning ways at a tournament held at Mullion School in June. A special mention must go to our amazing coach Ted. Along with Mullion School we nominated Ted to win a rugby citizen award for his commitment to coaching. Not only does he coach our children but he coaches at Mullion Secondary school as well as at Helston Rugby club. We were delighted to find out that Ted won the award and was treated to an international game at Twickenham as part of his prize. Thank you once again Ted for all that you do for us at Landewednack.  

Tag Rugby

Tag rugby continues to very popular at Landewednack and we are still lucky to have Ted Heaton and David Muirhead coaching our children. Nothing could match the achievements of last year and we had to say goodbye to a lot of strong players but our remaining children were willing to give it a go. We came 3rd in both the local league organised by Helston Rugby club and the tournament organised by Mullion School. Our year 3/4 team got us back to winning ways at a tournament held at Mullion School in June. A special mention must go to our amazing coach Ted. Along with Mullion School we nominated Ted to win a rugby citizen award for his commitment to coaching. Not only does he coach our children but he coaches at Mullion Secondary school as well as at Helston Rugby club. We were delighted to find out that Ted won the award and was treated to an international game at Twickenham as part of his prize. Thank you once again Ted for all that you do for us at Landewednack.  

 

 

Sports Day

Sports day took place on the 10th June and it was the first year where the children would take part in their new house teams…Church Cove, Housel Bay, Kynance and Polpeor. We were helped along the way by year 10 sports leaders from Mullion School who helped all the races run smoothly. It was a closely fought battle but in the end Polpeor came away victorious.

The Mullion cluster

Sport and healthy living continues to be 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, a bikeability programme and this year a skipping workshop which helped to resurrect the interest of this traditional skill. We have pioneered a new leadership programme with Jamie Thompson and Jake Lane has co-ordinated a play leaders scheme with years 5 and 6. Our funding from the sports premium has helped us to continue to keep sport and PE at the heart of our school and we are extremely grateful for this.

We’ve had another very successful year and as a school 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. This year we have implemented Real PE in to our curriculum, focusing on agility, balance and co-ordination, the necessary building blocks that all children should possess. 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 honoured to be the first recipient of the Cluster cup which was awarded to the school with the most points over the year. We received the cup at a lovely ceremony where we were also told that Matthew Bray had won the commitment award for his commitment to sport at Landewednack over the past 5 years. A special mention must go to Emily Vincent who was nominated as our sportsman of the year and Honor Fisher for her endurance notably in the cross country league.

 

 

Kitemark and Quality Mark

We were very proud to be awarded with a Silver School Games Kitemark at the end of the year, for the second year in succession. In July we applied for a Quality mark with the Youth Sports Trust. At the time of writing we have been told we are a Gold school although we await a validation visit from Chris Cawes, area manager for the Youth Sports Trust. Keeping fingers crossed!

Thank you…

It’s been another very busy year and a lot of hard work but I do feel it has been worth it. Thank you to Lyndsay Bray for all her help co-ordinating fixtures and clubs. Our clubs have continued to enrich life at Landewednack and we must say a huge thank you to all our coaches. A big thank you to our parents for their support and invaluable help with transport and last but not least thanks to the children, they have all been amazing and done us all proud. I know I said it last year but once again a huge thank you to our year sixes. They had a hard act to follow but they certainly pulled out all the stops and have provided us with some great memories.

Many thanks for reading and I look forward to another busy year next year!

Sam Jane

Sports co-ordinator

July 2015  

Headteacher Mrs Jones would like to add.....

"Mrs Jane has continued to inspire and motivate the children in school and at events and has spent many an hour cheering them on at cross country meets, swimming galas, rugby and football matches, dance events and more!  Her hard work and commitment to keeping our children healthy enables them to flourish physically, academically and socially. 

‘We couldn’t do it without you Mrs Jane’"