Category Archives: Sport

Tag Rugby Champions

We have a very nice sporting achievement to share today: one of the class 3 teams were victorious in the tag rugby tournament this afternoon in Hope; they were playing against Hope, Castleton and Bamford, eventually raising the trophy after five very tough games.

It was a great afternoon out, and all played well showing how well they have progressed under Rick’s coaching.  More information and some action shots can be seen over on the class 3 blog.

Running in the Buff

A mixture of challenging running, great views and yummy treats for Running Club this week.  A huge thank you to Matt and Neil for putting a twist to proceedings – there was an egg hunt as a reward for the immense climb up to Jubilee Rock.  It was worth it though as we feasted on chocolate (essential for the running energy levels you understand!) and on the amazing views of the village and valley beyond.

The runners were also treated to some Buffs – THANK YOU  🙂

Fantastic Football

Today was our fantastic football tournament, organised by us, the Sports Crew.

It was a great success as we raised £37 towards the Thomas Theyer Foundation, and everyone who played enjoyed themselves.  It started off with all the teams playing each other and the winners went through to the semi finals.  The results were:

Tottenham 0: 2  Manchester Utd

Chesterfield  2:1  Chelsea

So the third place play-off was between Tottenham and Chelsea, a tight game and it was 1-0 to Chelsea.

Chelsea – 3rd Place

The final was played between Manchester Utd and Chesterfield and the eventual winners were Utd, winning 3-2.

Chesterfield – 2nd Place

Manchester Utd – WINNERS!

The crowd enjoyed it a lot as they cheered on every team playing, with lots of encouragement.  Thank you to all the donations made, we feel proud about the first tournament that we have ever organised by ourselves.

Blog Report written by the Sports Crew

Jammy Dodgers

Today saw the first school dodgeball tournament and it was amazing!

With entrant fees going to the British Heart Foundation, it was an energetic and fun way to raise money.

The teams were a mixture of boys and girls from all year groups, and they worked together really well:

The games were rapid and it was tough to see who would be the eventual winners.

Teams 2 and 6 went into the penultimate game with teams drawing on 19 points – and team 6 (against form, as Team 2 had been leading for a while) stormed to a 6-0 victory before the 2 mins were up so taking the title and trophy.

Congratulations to everyone that took part, especially to the members of Team 6.

Jumping (and running) for Joy

The members of Class 3 who represented the school yesterday at the Sports Hall Athletics cluster competition really did the school proud!  There were a range of track and field events with all competitors giving 100% – so much so that some came away with champion certificates 🙂

Well done superstars

Sport Becky


We had a visitor in school today: Becky Lyne.  Becky gave the school an inspirational assembly this morning concerning her sporting achievements.  From tearful cross-country runs in her early primary years, she ended up in 2nd place as a Y6 that spurred her on to chose running as a focus sport as she grew older.  This led her to win a bronze medal at the 2006 European Athletic Championships in the 800m.  It is wonderful for the children to hear about how hard work and passion can reap such rewards.

She then spent time with each class, providing a range of sports including netball, hockey, football and athletics.

Great messages, great activities and great fun all round – thanks Becky


Goals Galore


We took a team to the Hope Valley College mini-soccer tournament this afternoon – and the sporting action was as hot as the weather!

After a rocky start  (with a 5-0 defeat) it was all maximum effort following my Alex Ferguson hairdryer-style team talk 😉  A very close, but well-earned 1-0 win against Eyam was followed by 5-0 and then 6-0 victories against Bamford and Great Hucklow.  What a great run of goals and clean sheets with many stand out performances.

That produced enough points to qualify for the semi-finals where Great Hucklow deservedly took themselves onto the final with a 3-0 win.

What a terrific effort and achievement, rewarded with a nice 3rd place certificate that will go on display tomorrow.  Well done team, we are really proud of you all.


Today we flew

I love going to the EIS – it has become a mainstay in the school calendar thanks to Mrs Cook from HVC, and it brings such excitement year on year.  Today was no exception, and Y3 through to Y6 did us proud with amazing effort, achievement and enjoyment in the athletic competitions they all took part in.

The 60m sprints per year group was the first event, and we were blown away by the Grindleforders who took 1st place in four of the eight races!  Amazing running.


We even got interviewed on Radio One’s Newsbeat!


Overall, we did brilliantly and the final relay races saw us place second in every year group – well done all.

I have gone a bit overboard on the photo posting here, but I am still on a high from their efforts and want to share as much as I can:

Thank you Mrs Cook – you and your Sports Leaders rock!


Hard Side

The progress in Tai Chi is extremely impressive at the moment – Wendi organises them so well, and the older children are proving to be exceptional at leading their groups.

I wanted to share some of the action today, this is my favourite:

Tai Chi-4

It’s going to make me think twice before giving out spelling tests, I’ll check with her first!

You can also see some action videos that I posted on our Twitter feed.  Do follow us on there for updates on Blog posts and random snippets.

Sport Relief 2016

An amazing effort from the whole school today to help raise money for Sport Relief 2016.

First off, the cakes…….mmmmmm.  Thank you to all who baked so that not only could we raise money, but we all got to eat such yummy treats; I must admit to breaking the diet to indulge in a rather gorgeous chocolate and banana shortbread (thank you Maddy!).


There were a range of sporting things all day from aerobic singing assemblies, to Bryn’s talk on snowboarding right through to a resurgence of corner spry in the afternoon.  There was even an ‘impossible skateboard’, that proved very possible (to the children, not the staff).


The highlight of the day was the sponsored run where the children showed what a fit, dedicated and fun bunch they are as they completed a number of laps round the pavilion field.  Jeese seemed to ignore the finishing request, and I think he’s still running round as a I type!

We were so proud of the efforts and donations by all today – thank you for all your support in everything you have done to contribute to this great cause:

Fun + Fundraising = Excellence

I also want to say a particular well done to Joe and Jesse who did an amazing job of helping the infants in the afternoon games back at school – what a couple of heroes, I was so impressed with them.