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Sandwell Netball Tournament

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

On 27th April, 14 children from Class Five went to Sandwell Academy to compete in the Sandwell Netball Tournament. All schools within Sandwell could compete and the winner would have the honour of going through to represent Sandwell in the Blackcountry games in July.  We entered two teams who both played extremely well.

Team One competed honourably, defending resiliently and attacking with plenty of flair and imagination. The biggest cheer of the day came when Cain Hadley scored a great point and got no less than he deserved for the effort and determination he had shown during the day. They finished third overall and the whole team can be very proud of what they achieved.

Team Two got off to a flyer by winning their first game with ease. The link up play between Megan Hill and Luke Whitehouse was fantastic allowing Chris Law plenty of chances to score, which he took with considerable skill. They soon found themselves in the final where they played a school that had performed well during the day so SJB knew they would have to perform to their full potential if they wanted to win the match.

The final was extremely close and at times Victoria Loa and Leon Malinowski kept us in the match with some fantastic blocking and top class interceptions. They kept winning the ball back for us and giving it to the determined Isabella York, Luke and Megan to get the ball into Chris to give him a chance of scoring.

Chris didn’t disappoint and managed to score 3 goals to put us 3-2 up with only minutes to go. Once we had the lead we weren’t prepared to let it go and so defended brilliantly to see out the final minutes of the match.

 St John Bosco are now the Sandwell Netball Champions 2011! We will now go on to the Blackcountry games where I’m sure we’ll do ourselves proud.

Well done Year 5!


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

St John Bosco Primary School in West Bromwich used their football skills to raise money for charity on Friday with the visit of the power goal from Speedmark. Each of the 220 pupils had raised sponsorship money for Fr Hudson’s Society appeal which enabled them to take 3 penalties into the special goal which measured the speed of each shot and win prizes including footballs, sports gear and ‘Match Attax’. With a lot of West Bromwich Albion fans among the children, it was clear they had been watching Chris Brunt against Liverpool as the quality of the shots were all superb. Following each penalty a screen at the back of the goal instantly gave the speed the ball had been kicked at and medals were awarded to the best boy and girl in each class. There were some very impressive results with the best boy being Owen Carter and best girl Chelsie Latham both from Year 6 with scores of 55MPH and 50MPH respectively. The best teacher with a score of 70MPH was Mr Edmunds, but he did have plenty of practice! Everyone agreed this was a fun way to end the term and raise money for a good cause at the same time. The Speedmark goal will be back at the summer fayre on Friday 1st July.

Toy Fayre

Thursday, 7 April 2011

On Wednesday 6th April, as part of their fundraising for the Fr Hudson’s Society Good Shepherd Appeal, Year 6 organised a toy fayre and bring and buy sale for the rest of the school. Throughout the week leading up to the event children from other classes along with Year 6 themselves have been bringing in a range of games, books, toys, DVDs and many other assorted objects. The Year 6 students set to work sorting and pricing it before the sale began and made a posters and adverts to publicise the event. When the doors opened just before 2pm everyone from the nursery through to staff members came to spend their money and find a bargain. With some excellent salesmanship on show and prices reduced as stock went down, by the end of the afternoon almost everything had been sold and a grand total of £168 was raised for the appeal. Well done Year