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
Thursday after school we travelled to St Marys to participate in our last football fixture of the season. We started the game on the front foot dominating the play and having chance after chance, we managed to score half way through the first half from a well taken corner from Taffy. The team went in at half time 1-0 up knowing if we won or drew we would win the league. The second half was a harder game with St Marys playing a lot better and creating a couple of chances, 10 minutes into the half St Marys won a penalty and scored to make the game 1-1. As the half went on we had 3 great opportunities to make it 2-1, it was only down to some great goalkeeping the game stayed level. With only 10 seconds left St Marys managed to score meaning they won the game 2-1 and won the league. However we finished runners up in the League.
Well done girls
On Wednesday 22nd March we travelled to Hamstel School to take part in a round robin where we would play three 15 minute games. Over the afternoon we played Hamstel twice and Bournes Green once. Our first game was against Hamstel, in which we dominated from start to finish, winning the game 1-0 with Ole scoring the goal. Our second game again was against Hamstel and was the same as the first game with our team dominating and having plenty of chances. Again we won the game 1-0 this time from a well taken goal from Sean. Our last game was our most difficult game against Bournes Green, this was a close game and it took a wonder strike from Ole 25 yards out for Thorpedene again to get the 1-0 win. Well done boys unbeaten this year winning 4 out of 4.
On Thursday we travelled over to Bournes Green to play 2 friendly matches, we split the boys up into 2 teams and played against an A and a B team. The A game started well with both teams playing some good football, Bournes Green took the lead half way through the half with the first half finishing 1-0 to Bournes Green. The second half was a different game with Thorpedene playing some excellent football, we grabbed an equalizer through Sean who tapped in after their keeper spilled a shot from Ole. We then took control of the game looking for the winner. Late in the game Ole hit a shot 20 yards out with the ball flying into the bottom corner. Final score 2-1 to Thorpedene. Well done boys.
The B team started the first half a bit nervous and unfortunately went in at half time 2-0 down due to some good play from Bourne’s Green. The second half Thorpedene relaxed and started enjoying the game by playing some great football. We got ourselves back into the game through a great strike from Max. We then went on the attack and had some great opportunities to grab the equalizer. unfortunately we couldn’t find the equalizer and the game finished 2-1, Well done boys.
On Friday our Year 5/6 girls played their league fixture against Sacred Heart. This was a big game as the girls knew if they won their last 2 games they would win the league. Again we started the game on the front foot and due to some quick play we went 1-0 up through a good goal from Taffy. Throughout the half we stayed on the front foot and played some great football adding to our score line. We finished the half 2-0 up from another great solo goal from Taffy. The second half was closer with Sacred Heart playing some good football. Early on in the second half Sacred Heart scored to make it 2-1 but the girls showed great spirit to put the game beyond doubt by scoring a third through a great strike from Eleanor. The game finished 3-1 to Thorpedene, with 1 game left, a win will see Thorpedene win the league.
On Thursday our Year 5/6 girls played their league fixture against Darlinghurst. We started the game very well and our midfield was working extremely hard to support both the attack and defence. We had many chances in the first half and managed to go in at half time 2-0 up thanks to two great goals from Zoe. We started the second half well and had a great chance to make it 3-0 unfortunately we just missed the target. Darlinghurst then started to get into the game and were playing some good football and managed to score their first goal from a corner. The game then become very even and Darlinghurst managed to score the equalizer in the last 5 minutes of the game. The game finished 2-2 well done girls.