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Archive for July, 2019

Girls’ Football Friendly

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Our final sports fixture of the year saw our girls travel over to Shirelands, to give our year 6 leavers one more opportunity to play together. Both schools brought big squads along so we played 4 quarters in order to rotate and give everybody lots of game time. The match itself was an exciting one with plenty of chances created at both ends. In the first half, Phoebe had a shot blocked on the line and Holly had a brilliant shot that hit the bar. At the other end, Lesharna made one outstanding save to keep the score 0-0 after two quarters. Following this, we began to dominate although Shirelands scored first with a great individual break-away goal. This didn’t affect us though as we continued to put pressure on their goal. Finally, Marnie got the goal we deserved and we went on to score two more through Holly and Lesharna, with excellent teamwork between the girls. It was a well deserved win and a thoroughly enjoyable way to round off the year. Well done to the girls and thanks to everyone who came along to support.

Year 6 Cricket Friendly

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

We had one final sporting opportunity for our year 6 boys on Monday as we travelled over to Rounds Green for a friendly fixture. Following England’s amazing World Cup win the previous day, all of our boys were very excited. Indeed we played with the same kind of attacking style as England, which led to a number of runs and boundaries but Rounds Green caught well too, so we lost regular wickets. In the field, we were excellent throughout with particularly impressive catches from Patrick and Alex. Our bowling was straight and generally of good quality too. Despite our best efforts, we lost too many wickets and just lost the game overall 222 plays 231. Special mentions go to our top batters Kajetan, Zynan and Oskar and top bowler Zayn. Well done everyone, an enjoyable game.

End of year Congrats Assembly

Monday, 15 July 2019

We celebrated our final congrats assembly of the academic year with two children from each class being awarded Star Pupil. There were also awards for a number of children who have achieved 100% attendance throughout the whole year. Congratulations to all of our prize winners.

Summer Fair

Monday, 15 July 2019

It was a lovely morning as we celebrated our Summer Fair as a whole school on Friday. There were lots of different activities going on including face painting, nail painting, play your cards right, guess the name of the teddy, karaoke, football, basketball, cricket and a bouncy castle! The children were very well behaved and made the most of the morning, taking part in so many different activities. In addition to the activities, there were snacks for sale and even a surprise free ice-cream each courtesy of Mr Masterson! A big well done to the children and thank you to all the adults who made it run so well.

Tag Rugby World Cup Festival

Thursday, 11 July 2019

What a day it was over at Kings Norton Rhinos RFC! We brought two teams over to compete in a 20 team competition amongst nearly 200 children, emulating the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019. It was a fantastic day with all teams playing 8 matches. There was some bonus game time too with schools helping to make up numbers for the 20th unassigned country, which was lots of fun. In addition to the rugby there was a special appearance from a Maori performer, who taught all children the Haka, and Worcester Warriors were represented, giving out plenty of freebies to all players!

Prior to the festival, all teams completed project work on their assigned countries – ours being South Africa and Tonga. These were judged by a panel of young leaders on the day, who also scored all matches. Points were awarded based on sides demonstrating rugby’s core values of sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork respect and enjoyment, as well as the result itself. This meant that everyone had a great time and the behaviour throughout the competition was exemplary. At the end of the festival all children received a medal and we were delighted that both of our teams finished in joint 4th position. There was also a presentation of the Chris Cooksey Memorial Trophy to the overall winners, Tiverton, by Chris’s sons Gareth and Phill, which marked the end of a fitting tribute to someone who gave so much to get children involved in rugby.

A huge well done to everyone involved in the day and thanks to Miss Williams who did a great job at her first sporting event for Bosco!

Bosco’s Got Talent

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The children had a lovely afternoon showcasing their talents. The acts included dancing, singing and telling jokes. Thank you to the parents who attended.

Year 1 and 2’s Teddy Bear Picnic at Edgmond Hall

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a day out at Edmond hall, with their teddies. We started the day by visiting and feeding the goats and chickens. Then we went on a bear hunt mission to find the missing teddies. When we found them we went off in teams and made a shelter for each of the teddy bears we found. After that, we finished the day by creating teddy bear postcards. It was a fantastic day out and all the children and staff really enjoyed it!

SJB Sports Awards 2019

Sunday, 7 July 2019

We held our second Annual Sports Awards on Friday to recognise the effort and success of a number of our children who represent the school in a range of sporting events. Once again, there have been around 130 different children playing in sports fixtures for Bosco at some point during the year. Each child had the opportunity to come up onto the stage when their sport was celebrated, then a number of our year 6 children were awarded individually with trophies to keep. The pictures show some of our sports squads including athletics, swimming, football and tag rugby. There are also photos of our individual winners, then everyone all together showing just how many children have been involved. Well done to everyone and we hope for more of the same next year.

Road Safety Awareness

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Today we learned about road safety and the possible dangers that we face on our roads. We discovered that legally children need to wear a seat belt even for short journeys and that it is important to use an age appropriate car seat or booster seat when travelling in a car.

Remember to keep safe during the summer holidays!

Black Country Games

Monday, 1 July 2019

We brought 28 children over to Wolverhampton University to compete across 4 different sports representing Sandwell in the Black Country Games. Our children had performed well to qualify for some of the events and our reputation as a strong sporty school with well behaved children earned us some extra invites too! We had a group of 4 children from year 6 competing in an aquathon, which is a 50m swim followed by an 800m run, completed as a relay. These children did really well and finished 4th.

Meanwhile, our girls’ cricket team played 4 matches and got better and better with each game. Simran in particular was excellent with the bat, scoring lots of runs. The girls were delighted in the end to finish 3rd overall and win bronze medals. Finally, we had two separate groups of children doing a series of multi-skills challenges, testing their running, jumping and throwing ability. This was an extremely well contested event with 18 different teams. However, the children were exceptional and also achieved 3rd place and bronze medals – a fantastic achievement.

A big well done to all involved as you competed well and as always, maintained our high standards of behaviour. A massive thank you to Pat, Gerry and Mrs Kaur for their support, coming along with us. It was a truly memorable day!