Sport at Stockham

Another sporting school year has begun at Stockham School and we are very excited for all the events taking place. Already there is so much planned - holding a charity event to raise money for the school through an exciting visit from Commonwealth gold winning gymnast Kelly Simm, taking part in a whole school tennis festival in the summer and having some special coaches in teaching us to be fit and healthy - just to name a few.
We are excited to be part of two competition leagues this year offering us lots of opportunities to take part in our usual sporting events and a few new ones.
We welcome our new sports coaches keeping us active and busy at lunch and we also welcome Mrs. Peacock - our new netball and gymnastics coach to the school.
It is going to be a very busy year. Please keep your eyes on our notice boards both online and in school for news and updates.
Congratulations to the Year 5/6 netball team who took their winning streak to the large school’s netball tournament yesterday. They came joint first (the tournament ran out of time for a golden goal decider). This is an incredible achievement. Thank you to Mrs Peacock for all her had work training the team this year. We are looking for more Year 4 children to join the after school club ready for next years’ matches.

On Friday 10th February, a team of 8 children from Year 2 attended a Wantage schools football tournament. They showed incredible determination and amazing teamwork. For some, it was the first tournament they had ever been to and everyone tried their very best. Adults commented that our team showed some excellent skills and great team spirit. We played 5 games in a round robin and won 4. In the final, we narrowly came second – it came down to penalties! Well done everyone and a big thank you to all who helped on the day!

On Thursday, a goal ball competition was held at our school. We took 9 children from years 3 and 4 and they all had lots of fun playing the sport together – for some children they had never tried it before. All the children made our school proud with their behaviour and one team went on together to win! Well done all!

We took a team of year 5 and 6 girls to a football tournament at Millbrook. They showed great teamwork and a real confidence that they could work together to win. It paid off – they did! Congratulations everyone!

On Thursday 1st December, we took 9 children to a Boccia tournament at Wantage school. The children were all determined to try this new sport and worked really well in their teams encouraging each other. Kai was noticed for very steady hand and great aiming skills. All the children had lots of fun and made their teachers proud.

On Monday 21st November, we held our sponsored fitness circuit and motivational assembly with athlete Kelly Simm, a commonwealth gold winning gymnast. She was very engaging and inspiring for the children and they loved seeing some of her skills. It was a really fun day and all the children were full of energy and enthusiasm. As a school, we managed to raise over £1200 and counting! This is absolutely incredible and we want to say a huge thank you to our children for taking part and to all the parents and carers in the local community who supported the children through sponsorship. This money both supports the charity, who are able to keep running and supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes to compete at the highest level, and our school where we now have a large amount of money to dedicate to PE equipment in school. The children will be celebrating soon by receiving their sponsorship rewards and using lots of new equipment. Well done everyone!

On Friday 18th November, we took a team of children from year 3 and 4 to play tag rugby against other Wantage schools. There were 5 teams in total and we played every team twice. Unfortunately, in the final we lost. However, before that we won all 8 games! The children were definitely the champions of the day. Well done to Louis who was awarded ‘player of the tournament’ for showing sportsmanship and well done to Emily for being awarded ‘referee’s player of the tournament.’ Everyone had a brilliant afternoon.

On Thursday 10th November, two teams from year 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby competition. They were all so excited and channelled all this energy into their training sessions and matches on the night. They soon found their rhythm and had a fantastic competition. Altogether we won 2 games, drew 3 games and only lost 1. Both teams finished 2nd in their league overall and deserved this achievement. Well done all!

Well done to the Year 3 and 4 dodgeball teams who competed against 8 different teams at Millbrook School last week. One of the teams came 3rd! All children showed incredible sporting attitude and values. Their behaviour was exemplary.

On Thursday 22nd September, we took 28 children to the Wantage schools cross country competition. We had a huge amount to celebrate this time round. Our year 3/4 boy team finished joint first. The year 5/6 boys A team and 5/6 girls team both came second. Our year 3/4 girls team came 5th. All the children were hugely dedicated, especially running up the enormous hill! We look forward to attending the finals later on in the school year.