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Dodgeball Competition

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

On Friday, Class six organised a dodgeball competition for teachers, parents and children in Key Stage Two. Teams consisted of 6 players and we had 12 entries so 72 players participated. Everyone paid £1 to enter plus people could come along to watch for the bargain price of 50p! Class six also organised refreshments which were sold at the event. In total we raised over £100 which will go towards our school fund to pay for future trips and exciting opportunities for the children at Bosco to get involved with.

Four teams got a bye straight to the quarter finals, where as the other 8 teams had to compete to reach that stage. Miss Ellicott was trying tobe clever and catch a ball, but amusingly wasn’t looking as another ball came her way and hit her on the leg. Her team went out in the first round! Haha.

The quarter finals were hotly contested. All players competed with enthusiasm and skill, but were fair and sporting at the same time.

In the semi finals the Baggie Boys (Year 5 boys) lost an epic encounter against a team of year 4, plus Victor from year 5 and Keenan’s dad. The other semi final saw a year 6 triumph through to the final.

Tensions were high as we moved into the final. Keenan, Keenan’s dad, Morgan, Arun, Nolhan and Victor took on the Magnificient Muppets – Elliot B, Agata, Brad, Brandon, Dylan and Lukas. This was a great battle and a very worthy final.

Brad worked hard to keep his teams hopes alive as he was left against 3 players. He looked to have won it for his team as Nolhan and Keenan’s Dad got hit leaving Keenan and Brad as the only remaining players. An inspirational throw from Keenan left Brad on the floor and gave Keenan’s team a deserved victory.

Medals will be presented to the champions in Congrats assembly on Friday.

Thankyou to everyone who took part and inparticular to all of the parents who got involved either by playing or watching. Thanks also to Mrs Hart for scorekeeping, Oliwia, Angelee and Martyna C for organising refreshments, Ethan W for collecting money, Mrs Carter and Mrs Stocking for setting up and, of course, Miss Ellicott for organising the event.

We look forward to the next parent/teachers/children sporting event in the new year! Maybe Miss Ellicott will eventually win one!

Written by children in Year 6.

Bosco Girls Represent Birmingham

Monday, 12 November 2012

Two of our Year Six girls were selected to play football for the All Birmingham team. Agata and Abbie represented Sandwell in a district tournament and played so well that they were then picked to play for the All Birmingham side. This is a major honour as girls are selected from schools across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Abbie and Agata played for Birmingham on Saturday; Agata in goal and Abbie in midfield. Their side won 4-0 and both of the Bosco girls really impressed. Agata pulled off a couple of great saves and managed to keep a clean sheet and Abbie put in a brilliant, battling performance. She scored a great individual goal in the early stages of the game to give her team a 1-0 lead and she also worked hard winning tackles and using the ball effectively when in possession.

They have both done our school proud. Well done girls!

Girls’ Football vs St Hubert’s

Sunday, 11 November 2012

On Thursday the girls’ football team took on St Hubert’s (Miss Ellicott and Mrs Finnegan’s previous school) in a friendly match on the  Hateley Heath playing fields. As Miss Ellicott had to referee the whole game, Elliot Hill stepped up as the team manager; making substitutions,offering tactical and positional advice and shouting encouragement to the team. He did a fantastic job, so thankyou very much Elliot – you’re a Steve Clarke in the making!

As it was a friendly match, we decided to have a big squad to give lots of players the opportunity to play. The full squad: Agata, Angelee, Abbie S, Charlie, Abbie H (Captain), Maicie, Taylor, Georgia, Demi, Ellie W and Sinead.

Despite dominating the first half, we were unable to break the dead lock and found ourselves still goalless at half time.

However, early in the second half, Abbie H made the breakthrough after good work by Taylor, Maicie and Sinead led to Abbie finishing cooly past the helpless goalkeeper.

We created numerous other chances but Sinead, Ellie, Taylor and Georgia were all unlucky not to score after coming close.

Maicie, though, did manage to grab another goal after excellent work at the back by Charlie who fed the ball wide to Taylor to cross for Maicie to score.

The final score was 2-0 to Bosco so we continue our unbeaten run.

Player of the match was Maicie who was once again superb in midfield and fully deserved her goal. She’s only currently year four so is doing brilliantly against girls two years older than herself.

Thanks to St Hubert’s for coming over to play us. The game was played in the right spirit and fully enjoyed by all of the girls. We look forward to the return fixture at St Hubert’s after Christmas.

Cinema Trip

Sunday, 11 November 2012

On Friday, Class 5 and 6 went to the Walsall Showcase cinema as part of National film week for schools. We went to watch The Muppets. All of the children had a fantastic time, and as always, were extremely well behaved.

The children have now been set the task of writing a review of the film. There will be a competition and the best one will appear here soon.

We will also be sending all of our film reviews to a local school – Leamore Primary – who also attended the cinema with their teacher, Mr Mobberley. In return, they’ll send us their reviews of the film and then all of the children will have a go at marking and leveling their new friend’s work.

Danny Clews – winner of the film review competition:

The Muppets

Danny Clews class 5

The storyline is about a boy called Gary and he had a brother called Walter. They were both the same height but Gary kept growing. Soon Walter become to like a TV show called the Muppets. When Gary became an adult the story started. He promised to go on a trip with a friend and he got 3 tickets for Walter to come aswell. He mostly wanted to the Muppets studio mostly because he thought he would see them there but when he got there they were not there. He saw Kermit the frog’s old home and he sneaked inside soon he heard people coming so he dived under the table. Walter overheard the Muppets stating that they were turning Kermit’s old home into a museum Walter loved this idea however he then over heard three bad people stating that they were going to tear it down from top to bottom. This is where the adventure begins.

The acting was fantastic and it looked realistic, the costumes were different and some where funny some were big and some were small all shapes and colours, the songs were packed with comedy and very catchy. The characters are funny and very weird the jokes were childish and funny.

I thought that it was a very entertaining movie and very funny I enjoyed it very much I would say that all school children  should watch it as it is perfect for them, adults may not like it because it is a bit childish and silly at times, I would give this ***** stars and watch it again.

Girls’ Football Tournament

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Today the girls’ football team played as the district team, so representing Sandwell, in a tournament at George Salter Secondary School. Thanks to Darryl Whitehouse for organising the venue.

Firstly, we played Kings Norton. Despite going one down early on, we fought back to equalise, with a good goal from Abbie Humphries direct from a corner.

However, in the second half, Kings Norton grabbed another goal to win the game 2-1.

In the second match we played against Sutton, who were the winners last year. We got off to an excellent start with another goal from Abbie H after Sinead had caused chaos in the Sutton defence. Maicie Golding doubled our lead with a clinical finish after a mistake by their goalkeeper.

Taylor was exceptional in the midfield, causing their defenders problems as well as battling back to help maintain our lead. Some great defending by Angelee and Abbie S as well as some superb goalkeeping from Agata ensured we held on for a 2-0 victory.

Finally, we played Aston. In a very close game we were unfortunate to end up losing 2-0 after 2 fantastic efforts by the Aston striker.

We finished third overall which was a credible result given that we’re playing against district teams.

Well done to all of the team – Abbie H, Taylor, Angelee, Agata, Sinead, Ellie, Abbie S and Maicie. Thanks to Luke for doing a brilliant job of managing the team whilst Miss Ellicott had to referee

Also a big thankyou to all of the parents and grandparents for their support on a freezing cold Sunday morning!