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Sports Day 2017

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Kwik Cricket Tournament, Cavendish CC

Well done to the Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket team who took part in the tournament at Cavendish Cricket Club. The team played two matches. The first was against Glemsford B (a close 8 run loss) and then against Burton End (a 10 run loss). Both matches were incredibly tight and really did go down to the final couple of balls.

It was the first experience of competitive cricket for all of the players and they did extremely well. The bowling was accurate, the batting confident (perhaps a little too confident at times) and fielding was fantastic. 

Despite the disappointment, the team enjoyed themselves and are keen to get involved with more cricket in the future (follow the link below for more information about Sudbury Cricket Club).



Sudbury Gymnastics Club taster session

We were visited by Andy Wood from Sudbury Gymnastics Club. Each class had a session with Andy learning new gymnastics skills. We are hoping to arrange a series of coached sessions for each year group at the Sudbury Gymnastics Centre in the near future.

In meantime, if you would like to have a go at some gymnastics then please follow the link below.

U11 Sportshall Athletics

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Well done to the 18 Year 5 and 6 children who represented our school at the U11 Sportshall Athletics competition.

The team competed against children from 9 other schools in the local area and showed great determination throughout a very long (and noisy) afternoon of track and field events.

The boys and girls teams competed in a series of races, including sprint relays, obstacle relays and the endurance 6-lap Paarlauf; and a range of field events including standing long, triple and vertical jumps; throwing of a javelin and medicine ball; and the tiring speed bounce.

Each of the scores from each of the events were allocated a number of points which were totalled up to give an overall score.

Our team finished 3rd overall and should be really proud of themselves for such brilliant efforts and for being the loudest cheering team in the sportshall!

Tag-rugby festival

Ten children from Year 5/6 represented our school at the Sudbury Primary Schools U11 tag rugby festival held at OSA. Although it was a non-competitive festival the team still gave every effort when taking apart in games and drills with other schools. The most important element of the afternoon was that every player competed with a massive smile on their face. For most of the team it was their first experience of playing tag-rugby outside of our P.E. lessons.

The team played two mini matches against Nayland A and Great Waldingfield, and took part in other tag-games and rugby drills.

Overall it was a brilliant afternoon and excellent experience for the team.

Football Success

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Well done to the U11 football team who continued the success from last year by qualifying for the area finals after remaining unbeaten at the TGS tournament.

The boys, sporting their new kit (supplied by A. Rose Removals), began the tournament with a convincing 3 v 0 win over Stoke-by-Nayland B with goals from Smith, Pittock and Parsons. That was followed up with a 2 v 0 win over Boxford. Parsons and Wilson got the goals but the scoreline didn't reflect the dominance of the boys in blue. The second goal was the pick of the day with Wallace picking up the ball in defence before passing to Pittock on the wing. He then slid a pass to Theobald in the centre who sprayed it out wide for Wilson to run on to and unleash a firm shot past the 'keeper.

Two wins from two meant that Acton won their group and went through to the semi-final against local rivals Long Melford. 

A blistering start from the boys resulted in a 2 v 0 lead within 48 seconds with goals from Smith and Wilson. Melford pulled one back before half-time as Acton switched off briefly in defence and Ravat-Chefdeville was beaten for the only time in an otherwise perfect afternoon.

Following a half-time teamtalk, Buggs and Leeks were resolute and solid at the back which allowed Pittock to seal the win with a early second half goal. This saw the Acton Blues win the match and qualify for the South-West Suffolk finals (Date TBC).

There was a special well done for Saul who was nominated for a School Sports Values award for showing determination.

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