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Black Country Games

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

On Friday we went to Aldersley Leisure Village to represent Sandwell in the Netball BlackCountry Games.

We were in a league of 6 with the top two teams going through to the semi finals. We got off to a great start winning the first three matches, scoring 16 goals and conceding just 2. The fourth game was drawn and the fifth was another win for us this time 6-2.

We ended up topping our group which meant progression to the semi finals.

In the semi final we played well but unfortunately were on the wrong end of a 9 goal thriller, losing 5-4 in the last couple of seconds.

We made up for our disappointment in the bronze medal match though with an excellent 7-1 victory.

The team played really well. It’s a massive achievement to come third out of all of the schools in the Blackcountry so well done to Taylor, Abbie, Agata, Elliot, Josh and Dylan.

We also had the privilege of meeting Team GB Paralympic cyclist, Helen Scott who won Silver and Bronze Medals at London 2012 as well as the Wolves mascot!

Judaism Talk

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

On Wednesday a lady came into school to talk to the children in Key Stage Two about the Jewish religion. She looked specifically at comparing Bar Mitzvah to the Catholic Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation, as well as talking about signs and symbols of the religion.
The children learnt lots about the faith which increased their understanding of the beliefs of other people.

Confirmation

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

On Monday 19 of our Year 5 and 6 children made their Sacrament of Confirmation at St Michael’s Church.

They were confirmed by Bishop David in a beautiful ceremony. Many of their class mates came along to support them and it was lovely to see all of the Year 5 and 6 children on the altar at the end of the service singing, ‘Here I am Lord.’

Thanks to Fr Ugo for all of his support in making the Sacrament a success.

Bishop David Visit

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

On Monday afternoon Bishop David came into visit the year 5 and 6 children before some of them were to make their Confirmation in the evening.
He chatted to them about what it meant to make their Confirmation and asked then some questions about what they’d learnt. He was very impressed by their politeness as well as the knowledge and understanding they showed.
Some of the children also shared their projects with Bishop David. He was extremely impressed by them.

Adults vs Children Community Sports Day

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Last Friday afternoon over 50 parents and other family members came to school to take part in a sports afternoon. It was organised as the Bosco pentathlon so teams competed in 5 sports.

The first event was dance. The children were expertly led by Sam, Cereana, Lukas and Brandon and danced to a Calvin Harris tune. The adults were supported by Miss Parkes and Mrs Lavender and put a nice routine together in the limited time available. The children were impressed by Mrs Bannister’s moves! Due to the high quality moves, rhythm and general entertainment the children were awarded the first point of the afternoon.


Event two was the hoopla. Each child who had brought an adult with them competed directly against their adult with the winner going through to the next round. It was then a straight knock out with Ishiqa and George doing well for the children but it was Torie, Alfie’s sister who won the point for the adults.

Next up was basketball shooting. The best child team scored 7 but were beaten by the adults with 11 to give the adults a 2-1 lead with 2 events to go.

Game 4 was dodgeball. This time the children were dominant to set up an exciting finish with winner takes all in the last event.

The final event of the afternoon was catch with an EGG! The adults went first and managed only 2 successive catches before smashing their egg. The children had 2 to beat and did brilliantly to beat it on the first attempt with 5 catches meaning the children won 3-2.

The event was a massive success; enjoyed by all. Thanks to the PFA for providing much needed refreshments in the sun. Also a big thank you to all of the children and adults who took part.