On Tuesday 3rd December a hardy group of year five and six children set of bright and early for the Angel Centre in Tonbridge.
Here they competed against 23 other schools for the Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Weald area in a Sporthall Athletics competition. This involves a mass of relays, throws and jumps. The competition was fierce and our team competed very well. It was the first time that we had taken part in this event for quite some years. We finished the morning in 7th position out of 23.
Well done to Leon, Louis, Rafferty, Lola, Bella, Jack, Sam, Cole, Will T, Cayden, Luke, Matty, Izzy, Emilia, Anna, Eryn, Lily, Daniella and Daria.
Thank you to Mrs Rialton for accompanying me on the minibus and to Ali Tuson and Mr Woollard for transporting other children. Much thanks too to all the parents that came along to support us.
On a wet and windy Saturday 23rd November myself and a few hardy children braved the wilds of Brands Hatch to take part in the Kent Cross Country Champs. Our runners all did brilliantly. Each race had over 120 children in, some almost 200!! Well done to Bella Barstow, Leon Sherwin, Eva Weeks and Luke Draper. All runners finished in the top third with Luke winning his race, finishing way ahead of the second placed boy. Luke’s race had about 180 children in. Luke will now go forward to represent Kent at the National Cross Country Championships in the Spring.
Thank you to parents for bringing their children
Tuesday 12th November a group of year six boys competed at the
Dulwich Football festival. The boys played all of every game due to a last
minute drop out and didn’t tire once. The weather was pretty grim with plenty
of wind and rain and, though there was a fair bit of shivering, there was no
complaining. The team won all their group matches which then put them through
to the premier league play offs! They then won the next 2 games which put them
through to the final. Unfortunately, they lost this game 2-0, to an outstanding
team from Marden. We finished the festival as runners up. Thank you to the
parents who came along to cheer the boys despite the weather. Thanks you to Mr
and Mrs Barker for accompanying me in the minibus. Well done to Will T, Cayden,
Matty, Sam, Cole, Alexander and Luke
During this Rugby World cvup we have been set a digital challemge by TWKSSA. We have to see how many passes we can make in 1 minute and then send a video in to be judged. Year 3 made 47 passes. We did, however, make 15 videos to achieve that!!!!
On Tuesday 17th a small group of year five children took part in the WOKSSA Football festival. It was a beautiful evening on the Glebe field in Benenden and the boys did a sterling job, never letting their heads go down against opposition from older and bigger teams. They showed great team spirit and were great ambassadors for the school. Special mention must go to Sam who stepped in at 8pm the night before so that we could make a team to attend.
Well done to Isaac, Rafferty, Louis, Brandon, Dylan, Sam and Eddie.
Thank you to Ali for courageously accompanying me on the minibus.
We had a wonderful day at Dulwich Prep school on Friday 13th September. The sun shone and the children ran fantastically in their cross country races. Well done to all that took part. Specual mention to Eva for winning a bronze medal. Thank you to parents for their help with transport and their support on the day.
Congratulations to Eliza, Evelyn, Leoni, Eddie, Noah, Charlie, Blythe, Darcey, Lucia, Henry, Eben, Jack, Noah, Charlie, Henry, Eva. Savvy and Anna.
On Tuesday 25th June a group of footballers from Goudhurst and Kilndown travelled to Benenden Primary school to join them for some friendly football matches. We played on the beautiful village green on a very warm day. The 2 teams that I took both played fantastic football, great passing and lots of goals. Particular mention goes to Isaac Ridout for playing aginst years 5 and 6 and for scoring a hat trick in one of his games! We only dropped one match out of 8 so a great result for the G & K teams.
Well done to Luke, Cole, Will T, Isaac, Finley, Anthony, Henry, Naomi, Oscar, Boris, Tommy and Kudzai.
Many Thanks to Glen and Leila for accompanying me on the minibus.
On Monday 24th June the Goudhurst and Kilndown Athletics squad competed at the Julie Rose Athletics Festival. The day was glorious and the children were amazing. They ran, jumped and threw out of their skins. They also enjoyed the chips and the ice creams!
This is the 11th year that I have taken a team from Goudhurst and, I am very proud to say, the 11th year that we have won the event.
A huge congratulations to Savvy, Eva, Charlie A, Gus, Bella B, Lola, Leon, Isaac, Lily H, Emilia, Cayden, Matty, Poppy, Ellie-Marie, Tommy and Jack.
Thank you also for the great support from our teams’ families, we were definitely the loudest.
Many thanks to our work experience girls Bella and Issy who came along as my Happy Helpers.
A huge well done to our Cross Country Squad who won the WOKSSA Cross country festival on Tuesday of this week. It was a gorgeous day and the children gave a masterclass in distance running with well paced running across the board.
We had first places from Eva Weeks, Bella Barstow, Luke Draper, Poppy Hensey and Tommy Gilder. 2nd places from Savvy Barker, Lola Reece, Noah Preston and Lily Hughes. 3rd places from Cayden Barker, Gemma Brassley, Leon Sherwin, Emilia Hope and Jack Liversedge 4th Places from Louis C and Gus Tuson.
Thank you to all the parents that came along to support and to Mrs Hope for accompanying me on the minibus.
On Friday 5th May I took almost 40 children to compete in The Orchard Run at Sutton Valence Prep School. Conditions were excellent for running with a mixture of sunshine and showers. All our runners competed exceptionally well with special mention to Bella B for coming third, Poppy for coming third, Lily for coming second and Luke for coming first in their respective races. We also had a very good smattering of top 10 places with many coming just outside the medals in 4th and 5th.
Our year 3 and 4 runners won their year group outright and our years 5 and 6 were second in theirs.
Overall, after 3 years of coming second we won the Orchard Run. Huge congratulations to Monty, Henry O, Noah, Gus, Charlie A, Eva, Emily D, Savvy, Tula, Isaac, Rafferty, James, Louis, Leon, Bella B, Lola, Sienna, Anais, Violet, Matty, Cayden, Luke, Cole, Lily, Violet, Emilia, Daniela, Anna, Tommy, Anthony, Boris, Oli L, Jack L, Poppy, Gemma, Lola and Evie.
A HUGE THANKS to Kev Draper for walking the course with the team and for helping me all afternoon. Thank you too to all the parents for arranging transport and supporting all our children.