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Neston Rugby Team Triumph at Tournament!

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A huge congratulations to the Neston Rugby Team (Tom, Sam, Ned, Emily, Maddy, Oscar, George, Lauren and Ellie) who have won the Level 2 cluster tournament! Sadly, because the event was postponed from March, we've missed the opportunity to compete in the Level 3 competition. Also, well done to Seth, Ed, Lenny and Daniel who came along to gain competition experience for next year's event by playing for Lypiatt School, who didn't have enough pupils to field a full team.

Thank you to all parent supporters and to Mark Dellar for this great photo!

New team names inaugurated at 2018 School Games Day!

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Well done to all of the Neston School community - children, staff and parents - for another wonderful School Games Day. Despite the damp weather, the Key Stage 1 children started the event off in style with lots of joy and excitement. The rain held off for Key Stage 2 and again, the level of effort and participation was high. Almost everyone remembered to use our new team names: Ursa (green), Delphinus (blue), Aquila (yellow) and Phoenix (red). A very big thank you to Mr John Andrews, our PE governor for spending the whole day to score for us. Also thank you to Mr Mortimer for coming to support and keeping Mr Andrews company for awhile! Thank you also to all the parents who came along to support and those who helped with giving out places and to Bailey's mum for lending Ebony and Evie her megaphone. Thank you to FONS for providing us all with much needed refreshments! Finally, a HUGE thank you to all of the Y6 members of the School Games Crew who were fully involved in the organising and running the whole day!!!

Neston Y5/6 mixed cricket team wins Level 2 tournament!

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Well done to our wonderful cricket team: Ben, Loz, Elz, James F, Ned, Daniel, Tom, Maddy, Emily and Eddie for qualifying for the Level 3 event at Trowbridge on June 28.06.18! They all played brilliantly and showed great team spirit under their two skilled captains - Ben, who is an inspiration with his constructive support throughout and Lauren, whose organisational abilities are top notch! Many thanks to the parents who came to support and stayed even when the heavens opened up!

Neston Lacrosse team come 2nd after nail biting final against Colerne School

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Well done to Milo, Tilly, Ned, Lenny, William, James, Maddy, Tom and Lauren who played 5 exciting matches against other schools in our cluster on Thursday. We won our first 3 matches, drew our 4th and were 2 goals up against Colerne for the first half of our final match. In the end we were beaten by 1 goal but we fought hard and enjoyed the battle! Special mention to 'Loz', who scored a hat trick of hat tricks over 3 matches!!! Milo was our 2nd top goal scorer. Everyone played their best whether they were attacking or defending!

Neston Y4 cricket team win fair play cup at tournament!

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A very well done to our Year 4 cricket team who showed considerable team spirit and 'sportpersonship' when they played a series of matches against other schools in our cluster last week! A big thank you to Mrs Eggleton for accompanying the team and being their most loyal supporter!

Neston Aquathon Team comes first!

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Congratulations to Tom, Thomas, Willow and Maddy who took part in an aquathon (swim and run) at Springfield Campus just before half term. They were competing against athletes from other schools in our cluster and were very proud to come first! They are great examples of the benefits of an active lifestyle!

Hot off the Press - Neston Hockey Team qualifies for play offs

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Well done to the Neston Hockey team (Emily, Ciara, Lauren, Lenny, Maddy, George D, Eddie, Seth, Izzy and Alyssa) who came second in our cluster festival (losing out to Colerne only on goal difference) and who have made it through to the play offs for the county event. Our top goal scorer was Lauren, with Emily and Lenny also sending the ball to the back of the net! All of the players improved their skills during the matches, particularly with making themselves available when we were attacking and marking the opposition when we were defending. Good luck for the 2nd of March at Devizes School.

Red Team wins KS2 football tournament while Green Team gets the fair play award!

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On the last Thursday of term, everyone from Year 3 up to Year 6 played in 8 a-side matches for their sports team (Red, Yellow, Blue and Green). It was wonderful to see our experienced footballers, who play for local clubs, supporting our players who are less experienced at playing football competitively. Last year, Blue Team won the cup but this year some excellent team work (lots of passing and communicating) took Red Team to the top in our 2017 intra-KS2 tournament - Go Reds! There was a lot of fair play in evidence from all the teams (well done everyone) but the team that shone the brightest in this respect was the Green Team! Many thanks to our School Games Crew for organising this exciting event and to the adults who helped out too despite many being under the weather.

 Green Team - our Fair Play winners! 

Green Team - our Fair Play winners! 

 Red Team - our 2017 competition winners!

Red Team - our 2017 competition winners!

Neston Swim Team Comes 2nd in Gala!

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A big well done to Lauren, Lenny, Ned, Tilly, Willow, Ben, Milo and Maddy, who put all of their swim practise into play last week as they gained 2nd place in a cluster swimming gala. The parents who were able to go along and support said that they did Neston proud! A special thank you to Annett Eggleton, who ably accompanied the team!

Neston Junior Girls Cross Country Team Win Gold at Inaugural Mid-Wilts Event

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On Tuesday 3.10.17, sixteen of our fastest runners competed against 7 other schools at Biddestone Sports Ground and did Neston proud. All the competitors put in their best effort and were all good sports - supporting their own teams as well as others. Stand out individual performances included Izzy Richards, who showed that running regularly pays off with an impressive 3rd place; Finn Charlton, who earned everyone's respect by coming in 5th despite an unlucky start and coming from the very back and Darcey, Molly, Charlotte and Tim who were all in the top ten of their races. Congratulations to all of our runners, including the junior girls: Darcey (5th), Molly (6th), Charlotte (8th) and Chloe (16th), who won team gold in their age group. We hope that everyone's inspired to get running!

Quadkids achieve gold and silver ESAA awards at Wiltshire Swindon School Games

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Our Quadkids A team did themselves proud at the Wiltshire Swindon School Games at Marlborough College on 5.07.17. With the combined points of the 4 events (75m, standing long jump, Vortex ball throw and 600m) Finn, Sam, Martha, Gina-Mae, May, Lenny and Tom all achieved a silver ESAA award, while Zoe, Lauren and Ben all achieved a gold award. The following athletes were within the top 20 of all competitors in the following events: Finn in the 600m (10th); Ben in the throw (16th); Lauren in the sprint (18th), Martha in the throw (18th) and Zoe in the jump (5th), the throw (10th) and the 600m (12th). Zoe was our highest placed athlete, coming 7th in overall points out of all 73 girls! Full results can be found at http://www.quadkids.org/Wiltshire.

The photos below (click on each to see the next) were taken at the Level 2 qualifying event (yellow Neston team tops) and at the Level 3 WSSG (green tops). Many thanks to Rod and Penney Ellis for these images!

 

Neston Quadkids A Team Qualifies for Wiltshire and Swindon School Games!

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Congratulations to all of our Team A and B athletes who took part in a Quadkids Level 2 event at Bath University track on 26.06.17. They all participated in a 75m sprint, a 600m middle distance run, a Vortex ball throw, a standing long jump and an 8 x 50m relay. There were many pbs but special mentions goes to Zoe Stansfield-Cox who was the highest scoring girl overall and there were 21 teams taking part!!! The B team is looking forward to taking part again next year while the A team are now gearing up to compete at Marlborough College on 5.07.17.

Neston School Games Day Wins against the Weather!

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Well done to all of the Neston Team - children, staff and parents, for all participating in making our 2017 School Games Day a brilliant success, despite the occasional downpours. Everyone enjoyed themselves and tried their best. This year it was the Blue Team who gained the most points - congratulations! Our top Y3/4 middle distance runners were: Billy (1st back in the long run), Tim (2nd), James P (3rd) and James F (4th). Our fastest Y5/6 runners were: Finn (1st), Ben (2nd), Zoe S-C (3rd) and Izzy R (4th).

 

Blue Team Come First in National Cricket Day Tournament!

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All of the children in KS2 enjoyed our annual intra-school cricket competition on the beautiful, sunny morning of Thursday 18.05.17. Again, members of our School Games Crew were brilliant at sorting and organising our teams and supporting the younger children. All of the matches were incredibly exciting and close - with only a few runs between each. It was hard for the adults to choose who demonstrated the best team spirit but in the end it was decided that the Yellow Team were the most deserving of the fair play commendation! Well done everyone!

Neston Lacrosse team come second at festival!

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Well done to our Y5/6 lacrosse team for playing in 5 exciting matches against other schools in our cluster. We won 2, drew 2, lost one and ended up tied with our hosts, Colerne, for second place. Martha was our top goal scorer with 5 goals and Milo scored 4! Everyone demonstrated super sportspersonship, with Lenny being particularly outstanding in this respect!

Six novices try out orienteering!

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6 Y5 and 6 Neston girls had an exciting introduction to the sport of orienteering last week at Corsham School. They took part in an activity session led by Ken Stimson of North Wiltshire Orienteers and it's hoped that they can put what they learned about map reading at speed into practise at a future competition. Well done Imogen, Isabelle, Zoe, Evie, Izzy and Isabel!

Red Team triumphant in KS2 tag rugby competition!

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Congratulations to all of the children who took part in our 2nd annual intra-KS2 tag rugby competition! A huge thank you our School Games Crew, who had organised the event, making sure that everyone was involved and having fun. Our more experienced crew also helped the lower KS2 staff by refereeing and being linesmen. Though the Red Team were the ultimate victors this year, everyone improved their skills by playing competitively. Well done also to the lower KS2 Green Team for standing out amongst many examples of excellent sportspersonship and taking the fair play honours.

Neston tag rugby team win silver at Level 2 competition!

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Hearty congratulations to the Y5/6 tag rugby team who competed against the other schools in our cluster in a tournament that took place after school on the 16th and 23rd of March. We had a mix of newcomers to the sport and some club players who all came together as a team. Special mention to Sam Jones for making an extra effort to give less experienced players as many opportunities as possible to improve their game. Well done too to co-captains Ned and Tom who organised the team and included themselves in the subs rota. You all did Neston proud with your sportspersonship and efforts to play your best.

Neston Hockey team comes 3rd at Level 2 play offs in Devizes!

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Here's what their coach, Mrs Stansfield had to say: We played 4 games with Lauren scoring both of our goals and came second in our group. We then played off for third place against St Marys and drew 0-0, which put us in joint 3rd overall. The children really pulled together as a team and showed huge amounts of resilience and determination - especially in the match against Christian Malford when they came back from 1-0 down.  They also encouraged and supported each other throughout the tournament.  Real Neston Promise stuff! Ben and Kate each played 2 games in goal and Martha played one in goal. I was very proud of the whole team! 

A huge well done to the team and their committed coach!