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The school continues to create numerous sporting opportunities for our pupils across a varying range of sports and disciplines.
Our weekly stamina sessions have seen us try boxercise workouts for the first time which have been really well received by both pupils and staff alike.
Both our boys and girls teams have been in action this term. Firstly they represented the district of Stockton in the Danone Nationals All English Schools County Cup competition. The boys qualified for the northern regional finals, beating the best teams from the Redcar, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and East Cleveland districts without dropping a point or conceding a goal.
The girls team narrowly missed out in the same competition by 1 point having drawn their last game.
A trip to Harrowgate Town FC awaits the boys in the next round with the hope of reaching the national final against the southern winners in Birmingham on the 21st of April.
Sticking with football and the Boys team won the EFL Kids cup regional finals, hosted by Middlesbrough Football Club, again without dropping a point, qualifying for the Northern national finals where they will travel to Sheffield Wednesdays Hillsbrough training HQ. The team will represent Middlesbrough and wear their strips in the hope of qualifying for the national final to be played at Wembley stadium prior to the championship play off final.
The boys were also district semi-finalists, and despite being unbeaten, missed out on a penalty shoot out.
The girls team however went one step further and won the Stockton district League meaning we are the current league champions. As a result, the team have qualified for the Tees Valley District final at Stockton Towns ground and also the regional finals competition at Middlesbrough F.C’s Hurworth training ground where they will meet and train with the players, have a coaching session with academy staff and take part in a tournament on the afternoon.
On a footballing side note, Sebastian Hodgkinson has recently been giving the honour of the u11 Stockton District captaincy due to outstanding application and leadership skills.
Our swimmers have also been in action at the Tees Valley regional qualifiers, with some pupils representing Team Therese for the first time whilst for many this was their first ever swimming gala with many fantastic team and individual performances in the pool.
In P.E we have been joined by gymnastics coach Charlotte from Stainsby Gym club where she was prepping our pupils for the Tees valley Key steps 3 finals day. Of the 17 Schools there on the day we came out 3rd overall and out of the 75 pupils entered for the individual floor routine, two of our pupils took 1st and 2nd which is quite remarkable. A further four pupils picked up individual awards for displaying spirit of the games traits. Behaviour, manners, sportsmanship and application were also highlighted by event organisers.
Up next we had the Tees Valley dance festival day. Our routine and entry was completely unique as it was completely pupil lead for posters, auditions, squad list, music choice, choreography, outfits and final dance, not to mention 8 weeks of giving up break times. Again individual and team awards were won on the day for passion, determination and working within the spirit of the games. The pupil ownership is by far the most rewarding aspect of this comp.
The School have also entered the Tees Valley High 5 Netball League 2020 in which we have entered two teams. The girls only league and the mixed boys and girls league in order to maximise opportunity and playing chances in a competitive league having come out on top of both leagues last year.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2020
- Change 4 life healthy living festival – years 3/4/5
- Tees Valley club link day
- Racquet skills festival – year 3/4
- Grant White Durham County cricket coach – PE
- Disney active literacy storytelling course (cpd)
- English National Tennis training (cpd)
- Healthy minds whole School assembly
- Unicef playground challenge 2020 (charity)
- Elite dance academy dance trials