Welcome to our FitzHerbert C of E (VA) Primary School Blog! Here you will discover how our superb school gets involved in SPORT!
Back in September, 15 children throughout our school took part in a cross country event at QEGS (our local secondary school). Key Stage 1 children dragged their little weary legs, through the mud, for 800m. While the older children had to run twice that distance. Even though the conditions were not ideal everyone crossed the finish line with a smile on their face!
Early last year Key Stage 2 took part in a triathlon Event at Woodlands School in Derby. Did you know that we not only had to run and swim but cycle in our wet swimming clothes! We were one of the only schools in Ashbourne to go. The highlight of the event was having a selfie with Johnny Brownlee, himself!
This big swim took place, with a splash, at the Arc Leisure Centre in Matlock – Saturday 18thNovember. The fundraisers swam up to 50 lengths to help support the British Heart Foundation. Parents, teachers and former students took part. We have taken part in this event for the past three years and to date we have raised a whopping £1600!
At the start of the year, Years 5 & 6 went to QEGS to compete in an athletics event. The sports varied from sprinting to speed bounce. There were 9 schools altogether with teams consisting of boys and girls. Our favourite event was the sprint as we had to run up the wall when turning to go back to the finish line!
One of our favourite highlights of this year was winning all of our games in the basketball festival held in January, at QEGS. The team were very focused and worked well together, scoring the most baskets in our group. Two team players were awarded man of the match several times.
By The Sports Crew
March this year saw some of our children attending QEGS, yet again, in the Hi 5 tournament. We battled hard despite one of our players getting injured. With three wins, one draw and two losses, under our belts, meant that on this occasion we did not make the finals.
Throughout the year, as a school, we hold many different after school clubs, which are very popular and well attended by all year groups. Clubs such as: tag rugby, basketball, hi 5, hockey, orienteering and multi skills to name a few, give our pupils a taste of new sports and skills. We are very fortunate to have a number of volunteers that help to run and support these clubs, making them fun, enjoyable but also teaching us valuable sportsmanship qualities.
A new club added this year was orienteering, with over half the school attending, this club it has been very popular. We have lovely grounds and it was great fun to take part in cunning running. Our map reading skills played a huge part in all of the activities set and these will be used again when we attend an orienteering event later on in the summer term.
At school we are very lucky to have had some new play equipment. One of our favourite pieces is the scoot transformer, which is a balance bike and scooter in one! The traversing wall is popular with the infants and the monkey bars are a hit with the juniors, especially when they want to hang around!
Watch this space for future updates and achievements!