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Class 5 Euro Day

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

In honour of Euro 2012, Class Five held their own Euros day. All children and teachers were drawn out of a hat and put into pairs with a country that they would be representing.
In the morning, each pair presented a PowerPoint about their country. Awards were voted on by all children and given out which were as follows:
Best PowerPoint = Greece (Martyna C and Miss Ellicott)
Funniest PowerPoint = Poland (Marta and Lukas)
Best Effort = France (Oliwia and Mrs Stocking)
In the afternoon, we held a football tournament where countries joined together with the other countries in their group (e.g. England, France, Ukraine and Sweden formed a team).
This was a hotly fought contest with Group A eventually coming out on top, beating group B 1-0 in the final.
The children had Western union agent a brilliant day and showed how good their team work is!

UK Athletics Trials

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

On Friday 22nd June, 50 children, parents and teachers went to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to watch Britain’s best athletes competing for a place in the British Olympic squad.
We saw events such as the 100m which Dwain Chambers won (pictured below with Miss Ellicott), 200m, 800m, 10000m and 400m hurdles.
Mo Farah put in the performance of the night to get the crowd on their feet!
Many of the children were lucky enough to meet some of the athletes and get some autographs and photographs.

Class 5 Olympic Day

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

On Friday 22nd June, to coincide with our trip to the UK Olympic trials, Class Five held an Olympics day.
We did a sponsored run which has raised over £200 to date.
The class challenge was to run the distance from St John Bosco School to the Olympic Stadium in London, which is 130 miles. This meant that each person, on average, had to complete approximately 4 miles.
We completed our challenge in just over an hour with all children doing really well.
Special mention to Abbie Humphries and Brandon Shinton who managed the most laps.

Cricket Semi Final

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Having won the quarter final last week St John Bosco faced holy Family from Small Heath in the semi. This was due to be away again but was switched due to building work – finally a home game!!!!
Amir won the toss and opted to field first. Some fantastic bowling and brilliant catches on the boundary, especially by Amir himself but others too kept the Holy Family score down to a more than achievable 237.
Following a poor end to the batting in last week’s match we elected to swap the order around and the St John Bosco scorecard read:
Luke & Elliot H 24
Mitchell & Elliot B 13
Amir & Megan 34
Chris & Dylan 29
This gave St John Bosco a nice round total of 300 and a place in the finals. Bring it on.

Cricket Quarter final

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Having reached the cup quarter finals (see earlier blog) the cricket team returned to Moseley (we’re getting to know the area well) to face St John & Monica in the quarter finals. Amir carelessly lost the toss meaning SJB had to bat first. The scoring went as follows:
Luke & Elliot 24
Chris & Dylan 57
Elliot & Mitchell -2
Amir & Megan -1
This meant a total of 278 – good but not brilliant so we needed to field well – AND WE DID. A lot of great bowls, catches and stumps meant that St John and Monica finished on 246. So it’s the semis. Special mention must be given to the amazing double catch by the brother and sister act of Elliot and Megan. You won’t see one like that again!

Baggies Cup

Monday, 25 June 2012

On Saturday 23rd June two teams from St John Bosco went to the Albion Foundation Dome to take part in The annual Baggies Cup tournament. In the morning it was the turn of Year 4 and 5 who began their group games with a win. After playing 6 games in total they finished 3rd in their group just missing out on qualifying for the semis. The afternoon saw Year 6 take over and, with the opposition being all club and academy teams, they didn’t win a game despite some great efforts and performances. As usual everyone had a terrific day and represented the school superbly.

Cricket Match

Thursday, 3 May 2012

On Wednesday a team of 8 cricketers along with Mr Mobberley, Miss Ellicott and Mrs Hill went to St Bernard’s School in Moseley to play in a Catholic Cup cricket match. It was the second successive year the two schools have been draw to play each other. Last year St Bernard’s won by just one run.

St John Bosco captain Amir won the toss and elected to field first. After 12 overs with St John Bosco producing some great bowling and a few excellent catches St Bernard’s ended their innings on 302.

St John Bosco took to bat and their scores were:

Christopher & Dylan 41

Luke & Elliott H 24

Mitchell & Elliott B 38

Amir & Megan 21

This meant that St John Bosco ended their innings on 324 – winning the game by 21 runs, producing some great batting and fielding and representing the school superbly. Well done all 8 of you. Round 2 awaits.

St John Bosco v St Joseph & Theresa’s

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mr Mobberley and Miss Ellicott took two teams along to Chasetown in God’s own county of Staffordshire to play against St Joseph & St Theresa’s School (who are also outstanding just like ourselves)

Miss Ellicott took charge of the younger team who played brilliantly and won 7 – 0. At the time of writing this I’m not sure of the scorers or details but the team comprised of :- Kamil, Nolahan, Elliot H, Elliot B, Jamie, James, Dylan, Alfie and Abbie. A great result well done.

The Year 6 team took on their opponents and opened the scoring through Sandeep. This goal was soon equalized and then the opponents went ahead. Mitchell scorede to level the scores before a J & T free kick went through the wall to make the score 3 – 2 at half time.

The second half began and the score was still the same after 18 minutes. By this time the younger players and Miss Ellicott’s game had finished and they were watching and offering their support. This must have played a part when Mitchell scored a late equalizer.

3 – 3 would have been a fair score but with 10 seconds remaining St John Bosco gained a corner and all of the team except goalkeeper Megan packed the area and the ball fell to Mitchell at the far post and he swung his foot at it to score a late late winner and complete his hat-trick.

Team: Liam, Cain H, Connor, Justin, Megan, Luke, Sandeep, Mitchell, Ethan.

I normally take a team photo for these match reports but completely forgot. However, for those old enough to remember it, Mitchell’s final goal was very similar to the one Man Utd scored against Bayern Munich in Barcelona both in it’s timing and style – so a photo of Ole it is!

Catholic Netball

Friday, 6 April 2012

Having already been declared both Sandwell and Black Country Champions, the school netball team set off for St Augustine’s School to take part in the Catholic Cup. With one team having to pull out at short notice this meant there were two games to play. The St John Bosco team were missing a couple of regulars but still had lots of experience and this showed as they won both games comfortably with Megan scoring loads of goals and Chris and Elliot chipping in too. Success on the night was marred with a bit of unfortunate news, the finals are an all female affair, something that was not made clear on the original entry. This meant Luke, Christopher and Elliot – all crucial team members were not available. Late replacements had to be found. The new look team did a good job on Saturday morning drawing their first game 0-0 and only just losing their second. Unfortunately this wasn’t quite enough but well done both sets of players.

Walsall

Friday, 6 April 2012

Students from St John Bosco Catholic Primary School in West Bromwich acted as ball boys for Walsall Football club’s crucial match v Stevenage  at the Banks’s Stadium.The day  began with a training session and match on the astroturf pitch before the children led out by Christopher Law welcomed the teams onto the field and spent 90 minutes helping the game run smoothly.Everyone enjoyed an excellent day in a very closely contested game which earned Walsall a valuable point as they try to avoid relegation and maintained the school’s record of Walsall not losing when they go.At the end of the game the children were congratulated by Walsall Community director Adam Davy for their terrific enthusiasm and behaviour. A signed Walsall ball was awarded to Jack Summers for showing the best attitude. Everyone looks forward to their next visit, hopefully in the pre season and Walsall still in league 1.