Yesterday was the final day of the Aspirations Group activities.
When we arrived at the Benham Centre, most of the other schools that participated were there. All the schools discussed what they liked the best and what they least liked. All of the schools said the project had helped them grow in confidence, build on their teamworking skills and in some cases some of the children had made new friends.
Pone thing that stood out and was apparent when they were asked ‘Would you do Aspirations again?’, every child said “Yes”.
Likes and least liked
Yesterday was truly an amazing day for sailing. Everything was just perfect. The sun was shining, the wind was just the right amount to take us from side to side, it was brilliant.
The children looked and acted like experienced sailors and did a magnificent job at rigging and getting their boats onto the water.
‘Where does this go again?’
Out we go
A helping hand
Sailing into the sunset
Wading in the water
All hands on deck
Yesterday afternoon Year 4 had a mini intra-sports competition.
First they competed in their houses in both archery and new age kurling. Then they competed in Goal Ball in their classes as an A & B team.
The children were so loud in the hall cheering for both their respective houses and then their class. They all seemed to enjoy the afternoon and the atmosphere was electric.
The overall winners for the house competition was Gorillas with 82 points.
Potential Young Leaders
New Age Kurling
Sshhh the ball must be somewhere
‘Where was the goal again?’
Yesterday 3 members of Ecton Brook staff entered and completed a Duathalon.
The race comprised of a 2k run, followed by a 4K bike ride and finished with a 1k run.
We had perfect weather to enjoy and compete in the race. We are all looking forward to the next Duathalon. Well done ladies.
The Duathalon Team (l-r Mrs Timmis, Miss Pilgrim and Mrs Clark)
Ecton Brook hosted the Tag Rugby Competition today.
All the schools Ecton Brook, Standens Barn, Headlands, Lings and Weston Favell played very well.
The winners were Standerns Barn who will go through to the next round, well done.
A team talk
The line out
The A team
Today 30 children attended the Year 5/6 football today making it very popular and every week it has been very well attended.
The children are definitely improving and their skills are becoming very prominent to see.
Trying out 7 aside
Yesterday we took our B team to Lings Primary School for Year 5/6 tag rugby.
All the teams had to have to girls playing on the pitch at all times, the team grew in strength with each game.
We finished 2nd with Lings as the winners, well done to the team they were a pleasure to watch.
The line out
Mr Watson and the team
On Wednesday Year 4 went to Benham Sports Centre to participate in the Multiskills games.
All the children showed their skills in very different ways. Some were really good at leading others, some were very helpful and some were very natural at some of the events.
Everyone had a good time and even asked if they could do it all again.
Working out the tactics
Kurling as a team
Yesterday the Aspiration Group went Orienteering with other schools.
The children had to use their map reading skills, take turns at leading the group and have a good sense of direction.
We were very lucky with the weather once again, glorious sunshine stayed with us throughout our time in the woods.
Running in the woods
We’ve found a clue
Walking into the woods
Reading the map to find the clues
Passing the ball
Passing the hoop around the circle without using hands
Completing the answer grid
Hopefully these answers are right
Lining up for the warm up games
Well this was the wind that we had all been waiting for, but unfortunately it was too strong for us, so we all went out with Paul.
Henry had to follow us in his speedboat. There were moments when we thought we’d capsize and we thought right, we all capsized.
We were wet, cold but enjoyed every minute of it, we’ve only got two weeks left and we’re all looking forward to next week.
Exiting the cold water
Enjoying the water by having a swim
Recovering after capsizing
The inevitable has happened
Enjoying the waves
Capsized in style with a ‘dab’
Whoa that wind was strong
Shifting our body weight