Congratulations to Jonte Hillier and Jack Webb who have both been selected to play hockey for Kent under 13 Boys this season…..it really doesn’t surprise me!!!! Do you remember Jonte, walking out to the field for a Tag Rugby Practise, “ Sun’s Out, Guns Out Mrs Mileham!!”
Congratulations to Maisie Mileham who has been selected for her third season of playing for Kent and continues to also train with the England Regional Performance Centre. Louis Hillier and Max Moen also continue to train with the England Regional Performance Centre, well done.
Louis Hillier was also one of only 3 boys from the UK selected to take part in a Freestyle Trampoline Competition in Holland. There were competitors from all over the world and Louis performed brilliantly until becoming injured during the second part of the competition….the purge of a sporting Life.
We have taken part in 2 hockey festivals this term, the first on Friday 9th March at Sutton Valence Prep School and the second WOKSSA festival on Tuesday 13th March. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend either festival so a huge thank you to Mrs Stanford, Mrs Newton and Mrs Hensey for picking up the slack. The children performed well at both festivals, finishing 4th at SVS and 2nd in the WOKSSA festival. Excellent attacking play has been reported to me from all the adults watching. The WOKSSA festival was played at the brand new Marden Russets venue which is looking brilliant.
Congratulations to Jake Bussey, Hugo Chapman, Sam Tennant, Sophie Butler, Oscar Dignan, Boris Gallacher, Evie Newton, Poppy Hensey and Naomi Payne. Thank you to all the parents for making travel arrangements for their children.
Today we learnt about throwing and catching with Brian and Mrs Milehan. We learnt how keep moving while picking up and throwing a ball, or as Brian said "be an aeroplane, not a helicopter!"
On Friday 2n February1of our yea 5s travelled to Putlands Leisure centre in Paddock Wood to take part in the Change4Life Champions training. The training will help them to become the Change4life Champions at Goudhurst and Kilndown school. They will be encouraging children to think about their eating and exercise habits with such events as “Healthy Snack selfies” and Lunchbox Champs as well as organising and running clubs within school.
They had a fantastic time and came back to school with lots of exciting ideas so watch this space!!!
Thank you to Dory, Evie, Lauren, Lola, Naomi, Lucy, Tommy, Kudzai, Oli, Luke and Boris.
Abig thanks also to Mrs Liversedge and to Sean and Robin for accompanying me on the minibus….let’s never mention my parking!!
Past Pupil Sporting Success
Well done to Asha Root (ex G&K, now year 12 at Invicta Grammar School) Asha has been selected by British Athletics to join their Athlete Academy in Sporting Excellence Programme for 2018. The programme is a key part of the British Athletic Performance Pathway for young athletes aged between 16 and 18. The diploma gives the athletes the opportunity to learn and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto becoming a senior international athlete whilst gaining further qualifications, and is designed to support and compliment club training.
This week I attended the Kent and Medway PE Conference at the Kent Show ground. The day was full of useful information and resources which we are hoping to make use of over the coming months.
An important piece of information to share with you is the Active 30:30 initiative introduced by the goverment. In a bid to help with the growing obesity problem in children the government would like children to be active for at least 1 hour a day ( this is on top of their curriculum PE sessions. Thirty minutes at school and thirty at home. With out Mile Run, active playtimes and active lessons we are achieving the school based thirty minutes. I know the majority of our children are extremely active with after school clubs, sport training, cubs, scouts etc but if you would like any ideas on getting your children more active please feel free to come and talk to me.
The guest speaker was retired 100 m sprinter Jeanette Kwakye. Jeanette surpassed all expectations by coming 6th in the 2008 Olympic finals,; she was rated 33rd in the world at the time. Following this success she hoped for further success at the London 2012 Olympics but despite her every effort she suffered from injuries that ended her competitive career. Jeanette refocused and is now a successful Sports presenter and a Key figure in the Youth Sports Trust.
Last Thursday we entered a swimming squad into the WOKSSA Swimming Gala at Benenden Girls school. The team swam extremely well with many firsts and seconds. We finished in Silver medal position. Many thanks to all the supporters who sweated in the veiwing area or froze outside the windows, I know the children all appreciated you being there. A special mention to Luke Draper, Tommy Payne and Oscar Dignan who all swam up a year. Thank you also to Demi Barker for stepping in at the last minute.
Well done Demi, Bethan, Alisha, Ryan, Jack, Oscar, Evie, Gemma, Fifi, Boris, Luke and Tommy.
Hoping for the Gold next year guys.
On Wednesday 29th November some children from year 5 and 6 attended the Kent school Games Basketball competition. The children had received some training in the weeks beforehand from 2 sixth form boys from Cranbrook school. They all played with great determination and finished the competition in 5th and 4th place.
Thank you to Mrs Omer for accompanying the children and to the parents for transportation and support. Well done to Hugo, Kudzai, Sophie, Naomi, Fifi, Harrison, Jake, Oscar, Demi, Bethan and Alisha.
On Thursday 23rd November some of our year 6 children attended the SSOC training at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge. They spent the morning thinking about and discussing the skills required to be part of the crew and how they can support Sport within their school. There were about 250 children at the training so it was an extremely busy morning with chances to work with your own group and other children. Thank you to Bethan, Ryan, Sophie, Hugo, William, Caty, Sam, Aiden, Lillian and Julia. Thank you to the parents for help with transportation.
We had another great day of Cross Country last Saturday at the Kent Junior Schools Cross Country Championships at Detling Hill. It was a chilly day but stayed dry....first time in the last five years!!
Our 16 strong squad ran brilliantly an a very challenging route. Well done to all the runners. Special mention goes to Lily Hughes for coming 4th out of 145 runners, to Luke Draoper for coming 6th out of 176 runners and to Poppy Hensey for her Bronze medal position. This means that Poppy will now be selected to represent Kent at the National Cross Country finals in the Spring. We are so very proud of her and wish her lots of luck!!
Many thanks to the parents for transportation and cheering!!!
Well done to Siena, Leon, Louis, Dylan, Anna, Violet, Cayden, Demi, Lillian, Tommy G, Oscar, Fifi and Tommy P