Class 5 Boys Smash It Outside of School!
Here at Bosbury we absolutely LOVE to hear about the brilliant extra-curricular activities our wonderful and talented pupils are getting up to outside of school, and this week we have been inundated with great stories about what our action-seeking Year 5 and 6 boys in particular have been achieving outside of the classroom!
First up, and very fittingly on a football theme following the previous night of euphoria as your reporter types this after England's triumphant 4-0 quarter-final win in the Euros in Rome over Ukraine, similar drama occurred over at Belmont Abbey in Hereford the afternoon before the Three Lions' win as the two talented Bosbury boys pictured above made it to the final of the Toros FC Football Festival.
After competing in five group games, a challenging quarter-final and an even tougher semi-final, these two budding Harry Kanes, managed by Bosbury dad Mr. 'Southgate' Barnett, saw their Ledbury Swifts Junior FC team make it through to the final against a strong Shobdon FC side, who had already added the Tony Cole Under 11s cup to their trophy cabinet this season.
The Swifts nevertheless took Shobdon right to the wire after a drawn-out 0-0 affair, and even though Shobdon eventually emerged victorious following the lottery of the dreaded penalty shootout, Bosbury's two future Harry Maguires can feel incredibly proud of making it to the final stage of a twelve-team tournament.
Well done lads on such a fantastic effort, and here's hoping that thumbs will stay up after the BIG game at Wembley on Wednesday night. We're going to predict a 2-1 win for England of course, with Harry Kane scoring again to equal Gary Lineker's England record of ten goals and Harry Maguire finding the net again too. We really don't want it to go to penalties on a school night during one of the busiest fortnights in the school calendar - certain members of staff let alone pupils may struggle a little to get going on Thursday morning!
Next up, we have this young future Ricky Carmichael who recently completed four motocross races with two third places and a second place under his belt, and, amazingly, during the second race he actually crashed and was stuck underneath his bike for a while before managing to catch up with the rest of the pack and finish fifth! What a remarkable example of resilience, and a great show of school's Christian value of the month for July, COURAGE.
These impressive results mean that he has closed the gap with the leader in the championship, remaining in a solid second position overall and also qualifying for the World Championship in Sardinia! Unfortunately, as a result of the ongoing pandemic, it is unclear at present whether motocross' Team GB will send its competitors out, but we look forward to hearing more exciting news from this daredevil extreme Bosbury sportsman!
On a side note, we hear that his biggest fan and former Bosbury School secretary Mrs. 'Nanny Babs' Kaye is also doing well in the championship, currently holding the team's record for the longest jump at nearly 300 feet!*
Finally, we have this keen and kind-hearted young man who, together with his intrepid mum, took part in a sponsored walk last Sunday in aid of Bowel Cancer research all the way around Eastnor Deer Park and up to the obelisk. Anyone who has attempted the gruelling hill up to the monument will testify just how tough it is on the calves and thigh muscles (Mr. Ponter considers it a very good run if he manages to maintain at least a slow plodding jogging pace all the way to the top without stopping - it's that challenging!), and this young man and his mum did extremely well to make it all the way to the top!
They raised a grand total of £125 for this very worthwhile cause, and recorded an impressive 11,230 steps on the odometer in doing so. VERY well done on such a determined and considerate effort, rounding off last month's school Christian value of GENEROSITY in an exemplary manner.
Have YOU done something impressive outside of school? We would LOVE to hear about it! Just email Mr. Walker at email@example.com, or Miss Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will endeavour to include it both on the website and on the weekly Bosbury Telegraph newsletter.
Well done again to these four Bosbury action heroes for showing such inspiring values both in and outside of school, and thank you to equally-super Bosbury parents Mr. Barnett, Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Davis for supplying the above information and pictures.
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