Well done to all of our keen footballers who took part in a cluster tournament at Corsham School on 15.11.18! We had a Neston squad of 10 players and four more children who volunteered to play for Lypiatt School because they were short on numbers. Co captains William and James P did a super job of organising their team. Many thanks to Annett Eggleton who accompanied the players to the event!
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Five of the strongest swimmers and runners in Maple Class were delighted to compete against many other schools in the Bath area on 5.10.18. The new Pentathlon World Champ Jamie Cooke and World Team Silver medal winner Joe Choong were amongst the helpers at the University of Bath, where the event took place. Each of our U10 and U11 athletes had to run 800m on the track and swim 50m in the pool. They weren’t daunted by the strong competition and everyone gave a good performance. Darcey and Billy’s performances qualified them for the British Championships!
Many thanks to Mrs Eggleton and Kate for supervising our Y3/4 boys and girls and our Y5/6 boys and girls teams at Biddestone Sport Ground on the afternoon of 2.10.18. The junior teams ran 1.2km and the senior teams ran 1.6. Everyone tried their hardest and was a credit to Neston School. The stand out runners were: Holly who placed 8th in the Y3/4 girls race; Seb, who placed 7th in the year 3/4 boys race; Cerys who placed 7th in the Y5/6 girls race and, fastest of all, Olivia who placed 4th in the Y3/4 girls race!
Well done to the netball team who played a total of 5 matches against other schools in our cluster on 20.09.18 and 27.09.18. All of the games were very exciting - they won 3, drew one and lost one. Top goal scorer was James though … also scored crucial goals. All of the team tried out different positions and all of them gained in skill and knowledge from the experience. Cerys and Emily were super first time captains.
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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).
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!
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!