Well done to Darcey, Oscar, Sophie, Theo, Leo, Molly, Charlotte and Mia who all competed in a biathlon organised by Prior Park School. They had to run 800m and swim 1 length of the Olympic-sized pool (50m)!. The U12 team met Joe Choong, a modern pentathlete, who has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Oscar was proud of himself because he used the diving blocks for the first time when he was warming up for the race. All of our biathletes were wearing matching red vests with Neston emblazoned on the back in rainbow hues - many thanks to Ms Pardoe for sorting this kit for our team. Darcey said, “The vests made us feel like professional athletes!” I think that all the adults who went along to support our team would concur that everyone tried their best at this big event and should be very proud of themselves. Many thanks to all the parents who made it possible for our athletes to attend this event - hopefully some of them may even qualify for the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships (like Darcey, Billy and Molly did last year)!
Well done to these budding poets who wrote sensational seasonal haikus to celebrate National Poetry Day on 3.10.19. Haikus can be written on any subject - the only rule is that the first line needs 5 syllables, the second, 7 syllables and the last line, back to 5 syllables. Why don't you try one yourself?
Well done to Captains Isla and Theo and their Y6 team of Keira, Chloe D, Molly, Max, Reegan and Leo for coming second in a Level 2 competition at the Dome in Chippenham! One of the highlights of the afternoon was getting to hold the actual (silver and gold and very heavy) Cricket World Cup Trophy!!! Many thanks to Mrs Graham for accompanying the team and, as always, to the parents who took the time to help transport the team - without you, these events wouldn’t be possible!
Well done to Charlotte, Theo, Sophie and Reegan, who made up our orienteering team for 2019. Led by Ken Stimson of North Wiltshire Orienteers, they raced against teams from other schools in a course all around the grounds of Corsham School and then did a relay event using the latest electronic equipment.
Well done to Lara, Billy, Oscar, Jemima, Jocelyn and Oliver who spent this morning at Corsham School competing in a number of maths rounds against numerous other primary schools from the local area. Our team was supported (and inspired) by Lily Overton, a Corsham School A-level student and Neston alumni. It was wonderful to see her and her fellow ex-Neston students, James Redman, Henry Phillips, Ben Ward and Tom Tanner, who are all excelling in maths and sciences. Hopefully our Y5/6 Maths Challenge Team will follow in their footsteps, as they came second out of 16 teams!
Congratulations to the Y5/6 Neston football team who played in a series of matches against the other schools in our cluster and won the whole competition. Well done to their co captains Max and Charlotte who organised the team from tactics to kit! Many thanks to the indispensable Mrs Eggleton for accompanying the team to the event and to the parents who helped with lifts and cheered everyone on.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
engaging more than 50% of our pupils in extracurricular sporting and physical activity every week
having targeted provision for the less active young people in our school
providing all of our young people with the opportunity to learn to lead through curriculum PE
having a School Sport Organising Crew in place that leads, manages and officiates in School Games activity
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to:
Lucy Long, SSCo at Corsham School
Paul Wickens, SGO at Devizes School
Up and Under Sport
P H Sport
Ali Goddard and Rob Reed of Chance to Shine
Jane Rourke of YogaMagic
Mark Burbidge Judo
Dave Stockley Soft Golf
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
Please ensure you book your child's meal options on Parentpay by midnight 26th August to ensure a meal is provided the first week back of term. Thank you.
A big well done to our determined Y5 handball team, who played in a series of nail biting matches against the other schools in our cluster and won the fair play trophy for their super sportspersonship throughout the tournament!
Many thanks also to the parents who came along and supported our team!
On Thursday 11th July we shall be offering the year 6 children a special leavers lunch.
Meat Option:- Beef Burger in a Bun with Jacket Wedges
Veggie Option:- Veggie Lasagne with Garlic & Herb Bread
Jacket Potato:- With various fillings
Sandwiches:- Ham or Cheese
Dessert:- Mini Cakes / Blueberry Ice Cream
Squash & Treats
Please ensure that you log in to your ParentPay account to book by 1st July
A super well done to our Y5/6 lacrosse team who built on our second place position at last year’s lacrosse festival to take the trophy this year! Well done to our co-captains James P and William who did a great job of leading their hardworking, resilient team in all 5 of their matches. Well done also to Erin Hunter, our Up and Under coach for her lacrosse coaching! Many thanks to our supporters/transport team/hot tea providers!
A super well done to our A and B tennis teams who played 5 or 6 matches each against other schools in our cluster at Biddestone Tennis Club last week. The focus was on learning to score our own matches and on serving. Everyone showed excellent team spirit and the less experienced players in particular made great progress with their tennis!
A big thank you to all of the School Games Crew for helping to organise and to lead our intra-KS2 tag rugby competition. There were junior and senior team captains and lines people. We also had experienced players from Maple Class supporting Chestnut Class in a practise session. A super well done to Team Delphinus, who won 4 of the six matches that they played against Phoenix, Ursa and Aquila! The other teams were all very evenly matched - winning 2 matches each. The team with the best sportspersonship was Aquila - super!
On Wednesday 24th April, we shall be celebrating St George’s Day with a special menu:-
Menu Choices will be:-
Meat Option:- Roast Beef with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables
Vegetarian Option:- Quorn Roast with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables
Jacket Potato:- With Various toppings
Wrap Options for Chicken & Mayo Wrap or Cheese Wrap
Pudding:- Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard
(Chosen on the day) Fresh Fruit / Yoghurt
To order, please log in to your ParentPay account by 15th April 2019.
If you have already ordered and wish to change your choices, please do so by 15th April 2019
A super well done to the Neston Tag Rugby team (Chloe, Leo, Theo, Harriet, Max, Charlotte, Reegan, Molly, Olivia and Izzy) who played in 5 fast-paced matches at a cluster festival last week! Our top try scorer was Leo with 11 tries across all five matches! His co-captain Chloe also did us proud, leading the warm up session, supporting the less-experienced players and by being a very safe pair of hands to pass to. Some of our new-to-rugby players had impressive pace and got us many tags. The entire team worked brilliantly together and won their first two matches by 2 or 3 tries. Both of the matches that they lost was only by 1 try each - very close, exciting contests!
Helen Eaton, an experienced trainer and speaker who specialises in Autism and specific learning difficulties in adults and children will be giving a talk to parents and carers of children with autism. This is also an informative event for those parents wishing to increase their knowledge of Autism.
The event will focus on:
What is Autism?
Boys & Girls
ASD and Education
How to help
Questions & Answers
Tickets cost £5.83 and can be booked via the link:-
Profits from this event will go to The National Autistic Society.
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We had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day here at Neston: sharing stories and marvelling at the creative potato characters and fabulous costumes - well done everyone! We’ll post more photos (taken by Lara, Ellie, Aiden and Hollie) of the potato characters soon!
Red Nose Day is fast approaching and we’d like to let you know how we plan on raising money this year.
On Friday 15th March children are invited to;
*Come to school in non-uniform (MUFTI) and bring a £1 donation
*Wear a Red Nose
*Bring their favourite joke to share with their class in the afternoon
Please click here for further details.