On Wednesday 25th May, nine of our Key Stage Two children represented Greystoke at the long awaited Penruddock rounders’ tournament. They played brilliantly as a team and successfully made it to the semi final. Unfortunately that’s where their winning streak ended and they lost a fiercely contested match to Skelton. Many congratulationsto all the players, who were a credit to our school and thanks to Penruddock School for organising the tournament and to the students from Keswick School who umpired and scored the matches.
The children are enjoying their weekly cheerleading sessions and are developing their core strength to be able to hold themselves in a lift, and jump correctly. After the initial warm up and stretching the children began working on trusting a partner. Trust in vital in cheerleading because you rely on your team mates to hold, carry and support you. The children took turns to take part in trust falls. The children were apprehensive to begin with but soon trusted their partner. They then had the opportunity to practise their lifts, with the support of the coaches. The children had so much fun!
Thursday afternoon, 24th March 2022, saw the welcome return of the Skelton 7s football tournament. Our school was ably represented by a team featuring children from Year 3 to Year 6. All children played brilliantly and I am delighted to say that we drew three matches and won one match, only conceding one goal in the four matches played. Everyone was an excellent ambassador for Greystoke School and we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, participating in and watching excellent games of football. Many thanks to Skelton School for organising the event and to Mrs Scott, our PE governor, for providing transport and support for our footballers.
We have all been working extremely hard to practice our Athletics before Sports Day on the 16th June.
This has included, Sprints, Long Distance, Potato Race, Egg and Spoon, Relay and many more.
All the children are really excited for Sports Day and have been training hard to win points for their team.
In cricket we have been working on all aspects of the game, including, throwing, catching, batting and bowling. Every week we have been training hard to master our techniques and improve on them every week.
Recently we have been working on hitting the cricket ball off a tee, this helps us to focus on a stationary ball before moving on to a moving ball.
In our weekly football sessions we have continued working on our agility by running in and out of the ladders, jumping over hurdles and weaving in and out of poles.
As well as doing this we also have been practicing our passing through cones, this has enabled us to make trickier passes as we have become more confident with how to pass the ball, over both short and long distance.
A fantastic afternoon was had by all who attended this years annual sports day. The Red Squirrels lead the tables for the majority of the afternoon and won the overall house trophy. Children from age 3-11 took part in a variety of races and parents also joined the fun, enjoying; sprint, javelin, ball between bodies and the hot potato race!