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)!
Filtering by Category: School Games
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
It wasn’t our day but the team did really well to have made it to this level having won our cluster tournament. They competed in 5 gruelling matches at Devizes School and gained a lot of experience in the process. Many thanks to Mrs New, mum of one of our captains, for accompanying the team to the event. A big shout out also to Mrs Van Dongen, for providing the GK kit and coaching advice, and to Mrs Frost, for dropping everything to help transport members of the team. You can see why our Neston children are so helpful and supportive with these kinds of examples!
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Well done to Violet and Kathryn for ably captaining a mixture of experienced and novice footballers at an all-girls competition at Stanley Park on 27.02.19. The girls played 5 matches – drawing 3, losing 1 and winning 1. Many thanks to Mrs Eggleton for accompanying them to the competition and reporting back about the resilience of the players. She also provided this great photo!
Well done to the Neston Swim team for some super swimming in the recent gala. We had a range of swimmers - some with lots of race experience as well as others for whom this event was their first formal swim competition. All of the team supported each other to do their very best and there were many great performances. Many thanks to the parents who came to watch and Ms Sims is sorry to have disappointed you by not allowing herself to be pulled into the pool when attempting to pull Max out!
Congratulations to our hockey team who played and won seven matches in the festival at Corsham School on 24.01.19. They have made it through the county play offs sometime in March. Well done on your team work and resilience! Many thanks to Mrs Eggleton for accompanying you to the event and to all the parents and siblings who came to support!
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!
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!