This year for the first time Thorpedene entered the Thorpe Hall Cross Country Relay, we took 5 teams of 4 across three year groups (years 3, 4 and 5). Throughout the afternoon we had some great results with 3 out of the 5 teams finishing second within their races and one team finishing third. We really have had some fantastic results this year within cross country, the students have really responded well to training and competitions. First up were our Year 3 boys who competed brilliantly in each leg with our first 2 runners getting us into the top 3 as the race went on we managed to hold on to 3rd place which was a great result for the boys. We then had our Year 3 girls who again got off to a great start being within the top 6. By the time we got to our last runner we were sitting in 4th place with 3rd place within our sights, our last runner went off like a train overtaking 3rd and was hunting down 2nd unfortunately our last runner went off too fast and couldn’t maintain that speed, well done girls. We then had both Year 4 boys and girls who both finished in 2nd place with 4 great runs from each team. Both teams worked extremely hard for each other and both were extremely close to winning their races. Finally we had both our Year 5 teams again both teams finishing in second place. Both teams showed amazing determination and grit to get 2nd. The run of the day came from Skye Brook in the Year 5 girls race who got her team from 5th to 2nd in her final leg.
Well done to all 20 students who participated.
On Friday we participated in the years 5 & 6 football competition which was held at the Len Forge Centre, Eastwood. We had a squad of 8 who had trained well leading up to the competition, throughout the day we won 4 games drew 2 games and lost 2. Again we got put into a difficult group and played Bournes Green and West Leigh’s first. The first game we lost 1-0 which I felt was harsh on our girls as we played some good football and were unlucky to lose the game. The second game we lost 2-0 to a very good side who went on to win the competition. The next 6 games the girls were unbeaten winning 4 and drawing 2, we played some great football and scored some lovely goals. We managed to win the group in the afternoon after winning 3 games in a row.
Well done girls
Last Wednesday we took part in a tag rugby competition being held at Southend Rugby club. We had a squad of 11 who were experiencing their first time playing in a tag rugby competition. The whole reason for participating in the competition was for the children to gain experience in match environments and learn as we progressed through the competition. We had a difficult group and unfortunately didn’t manage to get through the group to the super 10s however throughout the day improved massively and learnt plenty along the way. Well done Thorpedene.
Last Wednesday Thorpedene competed in this year’s Cross Country competition which was held at Garons. We travelled with a full squad of 48 children taking part in the event, throughout the day we had some fantastic results and some great team scores. Each race had 28 schools involved with over 150 students competing in each race. Some of our best individual results:
Skye Brook Year 5 finishing 8th
Ole Richards Year 5 finishing 12th
Alex Newman Year 6 finishing 17th
Finley Kemp Year 4 Finishing 18th
Harrison Year 3 Finishing 19th
We had many students finishing in the top 30 of the races.
Each year group had both boys and girls team results, every team except for 2 finished in the top half of the table and most teams in the top 10, making our results this year fantastic. Each team was scored and put into a 28 team table, here are our teams scores.
Year 3 boys finished 8th out of 28
Year 3 Girls finished 16th out of 28
Year 4 boys finished 8th out of 28
Year 4 girls finished 9th out of 28
Year 5 boys finished 12th out of 28
Year 5 girls finished 10th out of 28
Year 6 boys finished 10th out of 28
Year 6 Girls finished 20th out of 28
Well done to all students for their hard work at lunchtimes and within clubs the hard work really paid off.
Thorpedene participated in their first competition of the school year on Wednesday by travelling to Thorpe Hall School and competing in this years boys and girls table tennis competitions. The boys competed in the morning with the girls competing in the afternoon.
The boys started their competition with a match against Chalkwell School, David got the team off to a great start by winning his match 11-7. Unfortunately the boys only won one of the next three matches meaning we drew our opening game 2-2. The next four matches the boys played we managed to get 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. The standard of table tennis in this competition was extremely high with a few of the schools having national players within their teams. Well done boys.
The girls participated in the afternoon again having five games to play within their groups. First up was Bournemouth Park and Adrianna got the team off to a great start by winning her match 11-8. Unfortunately the next two games were extremely close but we just missed out and were 2-1 down with one game to play. Taffy played the last game and was fantastic winning her game 11-5 meaning we had gained a point drawing the match 2-2. The next four games we won 1 drew 2 and lost 1. Again the standard in this competition was extremely high the girls should be proud of themselves for competing so well. Well done girls.
Last Wednesday we travelled to Garons with 2 teams a year 5 & 6 team and a year 3 & 4 team. Throughout the competition every individual competed in 4 events within athletics; a long distance race, a sprint, a jump and a throw. We had 8 pupils in each team consisting of 4 boys and 4 girls in each team, every pupil competed extremely well and were consistently getting some of the highest scores within the competition. Our year 5 & 6 team worked extremely hard and narrowly missed out on a top 3 team position. Our year 3 & 4 team were incredible winning many events and as a team finished second within the competition only just missing out on winning quad kids. We also had 2 individuals finishing as top individuals within the event. Sean Paine finished third and Ole Richards finished second beating many other schools and pupils.
Well done Thorpedene team.
On Tuesday 20th June Thorpedene competed in this years Borough Sports competition. 56 students travelled to Garons to compete in a number of different athletics events throughout the afternoon. We had many success stories with the students doing themselves and the school proud.
On the track we had wins from:
Holly Chinwo in the Girls Year 3 70 metre race.
Alex Newman In the Boys Year 5 80 metre race.
Ole Richards in the Boys Year 4 400 metre race.
Boys Year 4 Relay Team Ole Richards, Ashton Ball, Rylee Ball and Sean Paine.
We also got 2 second places:
Sean Paine in the Boys Year 4 80 metre race.
Daniel Arnold in the Boys Year 5 600 metre race.
In the field we had many top 3 finishes throughout the events:
Jack Thornton in the Boys Year 3 Standing Long Jump.
Alice Kamara in the Girls Year 3 Javelin
Anna Hayward in the Girls Year 4 Javelin (Gold)
Taffy Chipandambira in the Girls Year 5 Rounders Throw
Jessica Cleary in the Girls Year 5 Javelin
Taylor Wallace in the Girls Year 5 Shot Put
Lilly Burns in the Girls Year 6 Rounders Throw
Elanor Deegan in the Girls Year 6 Javelin
Freddie Gardner in the Boys Year 6 Javelin.
Congratulations to all students mentioned who will be competing in next weeks super sports being held at garons, with the track events on a Tuesday and field events on a Wednesday. A letter will be sent out with the information.
Well done Thorpedene team
I would like to say a massive congratulations to students who have progressed to the second phase for diving, this is a massive achievement as over 2500 students were tested within the area and these students have made it into the last 250. Letters will be handed out today explaining the details for phase 2. The testing will be held at Southend leisure and tennis centre (Garons) on Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May. Well done to the following students:
Year 2: Year 3: Year 4:
Pyper Nicholson Jack Thornton Anna Hayward
Rhea Ball Brooke Halsley Chloe Kephadeg
Rocco Morgan Gracie-Mai Humphrey
Stanley Irwin Milly Sale
Cameron Stuart Ashby
Tuesday afternoon the Year 5/6 boys played their last football fixture of the season against Porters Grange. This was a big game as the boys really wanted to finish on a high, they started the game on the front foot and were working extremely hard to protect the ball and to win their tackles. As the half went on we started to knock the ball around with ease creating chance after chance, before half time we managed to score 3 goals to put us 3-0 ahead in the game. Again the second half was the same pattern with Thorpedene dominating play and creating many chances the game finished 4-1, great way to finish the season.
Well done boys.
On Wednesday we travelled to Alleyn Court to take part in this years football competition. We were placed in a hard group with Alleyn Court, Friars and Our Lady Of Lourds. We played Alleyn Court first winning the game 1-0, playing some great football and working hard as a team. We then played Friars and won the game 4-0 again playing some excellent football. We were group winners which put us into the super 10’s in the afternoon. To make the semi final we had to finish within the top 2 of the group, however we were unable to do so and finished 7th overall out of 28 teams.
Well done boys