Infant School Achievement Assembly
Friday, June 30th 2017
Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly
Friday, June 30th 2017
The surest way to be happy, is to seek happiness for others.
Martin Luther King Jr.
As close encounters go, this finale to our season was one to test the nerves of our appreciative parental audience at Valley Rd. The teams were evenly-matched throughout the 2 innings and the result could have swung either way up until the delivery of the final ball.
Having won the toss and elected to bat, Jesse Gray’s opening batsmen proceeded to deliver a technical master class on how to capitalise upon what can only be described as ‘sleepy’ fielding, courtesy of the after-effects of the Y6 drama performance the previous evening. As their opener galloped towards his retirement on 50, our bowlers were continually thwarted in their elusive search for his wicket yet, despite their frustrations, and to their credit, they all continued to bowl tidily and accurately.
The pick of our bowlers were Ashley H on 1-11 off 3 overs and Krrish M with 1-21 off 4. The electric pace of Tom C and Arnav S also caused perpetual problems for the opposition but, thanks to Noah B’s agility as a keeper, we conceded only 4 byes and this aspect proved to be one of the crucial factors in the final result, since the opposition conceded 11.
Pupil discussions on the bus journey to Valley Road had been peppered with trepidation regarding the pace of the opposition’s opening bowlers, since club and county rivalries were also on show. Knowing that we had also lost two players to be ball boys at the Nottingham Tennis tournament, our confidence had certainly taken a knock and only the most optimistic amongst us rated our chances of victory. Carpe diem; Noah B had other ideas and he emphatically began to produce a master class all of his own. Through his power and prowess, he hit 8x 4’s that had the fielders scampering to the boundary each time he was on strike.
He was more than ably supported by Ashley H and latterly by Tom C, both of whom added boundaries of their own and refused to be rattled by the ferocity of the bowling. Intelligently increasing the run rate, and checking what was required after each over, we looked to be assuming control as we sensed that victory was within our grasp. However, with Noah B having retired on a magnificent score of 53, Tom C unfortunately being given out lbw and both Arnav S and Zain K closing their wickets, nerves began to jangle so it was left to Naveen B and Rayan M to calmly steer us home with an over to spare.
The match was played in a wonderful spirit of friendly rivalry and camaraderie; Jesse Gray pupils were respectful and polite and we thank them for their contribution to this thrilling afternoon of cricket. After this third successive victory for the U11A’s, one of the most pleasing aspects has been the visible progress made by all players in terms of reading the game and responding positively to trials and tribulations within it. A lesson for life and for their future cricketing careers.
Year 4 Cricket
1st – Trease’s
2nd – Tonkin’s
3rd – Hardy’s
4th – Ball’s
Year 3 Rounders
1st – Hardy’s
2nd – Tonkin’s
3rd – Trease’s
4th – Ball’s
Well done to Ethan C who has been awarded his end of year trophy from his team, Sherwood FC U9 Cyan, together with the Manager’s Award for 2016-2017.
ESSA Primary School National Finals – On a very hot summer’s day in June, Joshua L, Luca V, Phoebe F and Taylor B travelled North to the International Sports Centre at Ponds Forge in Sheffield to participate in the National finals for ESSA Primary Schools. We had gained a place in the national finals after a super performance at the East Midlands regional round in Louth. The children had all trained hard and were looking forward to a great experience in the Olympic sized pool. Each event had 24 teams from all over the country. Our first event was the freestyle relay where we swam so hard and nearly all the team broke personal best times. The team’s personal best time was improved by two seconds and they completed the 4x25m relay in 1.05.76. We came 7th on our heat and 19th nationally.
Our second event was the medley relay. The team swam superbly with everyone achieving new personal best times. The overall team time again was a team best time of 1.18.55 which put us in 21st position nationally.
As always, the competition on the day was phenomenal. The team were a credit to themselves and the school and should be very proud of their achievements. It was a super day during which we also had the opportunity to watch some amazing diving in the Olympic training diving pool (which we also got to swim in) and it was inspiring watching the para swimmers too. Well done everyone and keep up the good work.
Summer Fair/Dragon’s Den
In appreciation from Friends for their valuable contribution to the Year 6 Dragon’s Den at the NHIJS Summer Fair, the Certificates are awarded to Rayan K, Vuyo M, Ishan F, Matthew G, Ujesh S, Saahat S, Gabe E, Fraser D, Sarah W, Zain K, Rayan M, William W, Dean S, Tom C, Zayan B and Navenn B.
Tidiest Rooms all Week: Ishan F, Ujesh S, Arnav S and Jacob C.
Most Sensible Room all Week: Robert G, Jack D and Ashley H.
All Round Enthusiasm: Jake G, Rohan K and Toyan G.
For Trying Hard: Zain K – for trying hard to get on with everyone and Pranav B – for trying hard at meal times, using good table manners.
4W were lucky enough to take part in a trial set up by the Chemistry Department at the Senior School. The children were very well behaved and used excellent scientific skills to determine who the suspect of a crime was. It was a class competition and 4 children received medals for their excellent scientific work. They are Adit, Saketh, Myal and Euan. A particular mention, made by the senior school staff, was to Anna and Nicole who worked very well and they particularly impressed with their efforts. (see student of the week nominations below).
Y6 during the Whitby Trip. It gave many the chance to shine and gave some the opportunity to show that they can overcome anxieties, with a little encouragement and a positive mind set.
Anna R and Nicole B – for excellent listening skills and focused work in the Chemistry Sessions at the Senior School.