Bumper Summer Sports Round-Up!
SO much sport has taken place at Bosbury recently over the Summer Term that we thought it easiest to compile all of our sporting achievements in one bumper sports special!
We begin of course with Sports Day, one of the most popular and competitive events in the Bosbury School calendar, and after a good fortnight of decidedly unJune-like weather, the sunshine thankfully shone down on the school field on the day as over 140 children across four teams competed, with the Year 6 captains doing a superb job of keeping the competitors literally on track!
For a second consecutive year, it was the red team who were victorious but not without a sterling comeback from the green team who were trailing quite far behind at one point only to pull within four points of the victors by the end of the day.
Thank you to Mr. Thompson and Mr. Ponter for organizing the event, Mr. Butler and Mr. Long for all of their practice sessions with the pupils in the weeks leading up to the big event, and to Miss Cooke for once again sorting out the teams. Many more photos from the day will soon be available to view in the Gallery section of the website.
Lots of rounders action has also been occurring in recent weeks, with Bosbury School first competing on home turf against teams from Eastnor and Ledbury in the cluster school tournament.
Despite the best efforts of the three Bosbury teams, it was Ledbury and Eastnor who made it to the final with Ledbury emerging eventual winners to take the trophy.
Shortly afterwards, these nine intrepid Year 5 players were keen to make amends by travelling to John Masefield High School to take on local schools once again in the Sainsburys School Games competition.
After some team talks with Mr. Long and Mr. Ponter, the team struggled in their opening games as efficient fielding, stumping and catching became stumbling blocks, before really upping their game during the latter half of the round robin tournament to claim lots more rounders from their opponents and finish a respectable joint fourth place.
Special mention goes to the young man and young lady shown below standing proudly with their special stickers from the Year 9 sports students overseeing the event after they noticed their particularly impressive stopping and batting skills during the game against Cradley.
Earlier in the term, these three budding Andy Murrays from Class 5 also managed to produce some strong services and great rallies during a mini-tennis competition also held at John Masefield...
... while most recently, this athletic young man from Class 4 took part in the 5k Cheltenham Challenge, racing alongside adults and finishing first in his category.
We are really proud of all of our pupils' sporting achievements - be sure to let us know if your child has achieved an extraordinary sporting feat outside of school as well!
Stay tuned for news of Bosbury School's final sporting endeavour of the academic year - the coveted Jandon Trophy competition at John Masefield High School which we have performed exceptionally well in against local schools in the past!