Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Sport in Action 2023-2024

The Sun came out!

With the weather being so beautiful this week, we (in Class 4) have taken the opportunity to try out some of the newer PE equipment.  The Athletics equipment has been replaced and added too.  This week we tried javelin, shotput, discus, and long jump.  We had lots of fun and many house points were earnt for being able to jump a massive 2m from standing!

Fingers crossed the sun stays out!!!

 Cross-country relay competition

On a very soggy and wet afternoon, 12 children from KS2 went to Colfox to compete in the West Dorset Primary Schools Cross-Country Relay Competition.
A massive well done to the KS2 running team who took part. You all individually ran brilliantly with so much determination and as a team you all showed fantastic team spirit and support for each other.  The Year 4 team came 11th out of 14 teams, while the two Year 5 & 6 teams came 8th and 12th out of 16 teams.

Great work you running superstars!   You make us very proud. 

 Thank you so much to the parents who came to support me; Lee, Jackie and Sophie, you are superstars too!  

Kenway Cup Tournament 2023

What a tournament! It was one of most closely fought competitions for a long time. Out of the five games that we played, drew 3 won 2, which put us second overall in the competition. The team play magnificently, they supported each other, worked together and showed great sportsmanship. We scored two goals, Joseph was set up by Ollie, our other goal was an own goal scored by the opposing team. Great work everyone.

Quick Sticks Hockey 

Quick Sticks Hockey On Wednesday afternoon, the Quick Sticks Hockey Team went to Sir John Colfox Academy to play in a 7 a -side inter-primary school tournament. There were 9 schools at the event. Symondsbury Hyena's (named by the team) played brilliantly together and were amazingly supportive on the side line, chanting and shouting out encouragement. Symondsbury Hyena's came second in their group to then face Bridport Primary in the Semifinals. Unfortunately, we lost 2-1 on penalties. We then faced Parrett and Axe School for the 3rd and 4 th place play off. We lost 1-0 to finish 4 th place. I was truly proud of them all but a special mention to Franklin and Ollie for stepping up to take on the 1 on 1 penalties and to Harvey, who not only scored his penalty but scored two fantastic goals against St Mary's Bridport. Well done to all of you, you are sporting superstars! 

Tag Rugby - Saturday 14th October 

Bridport Tag Rugby Festival  – Saturday 14th October 2023

WOW!  I could not be prouder of this lot! Every single member of the team put in 100%.  They played as a team, supporting, guiding and celebrating together.  They showed resilience throughout the whole event, in winning and losing. 

In the group stages, we won 3 and drew 2.  We made it through to the semi-finals (something that has never happened before from a Symondsbury team).  The semi-finial was a fast-paced match against St Catherines which was lost 6-2.  In the 3rd and 4th place play-off, again they fought – never giving up – but we lost 2-4 to Broadwindsor (a team we had drawn against in the group stage).  The Symondsbury Team were truly exceptional.

Franklin, Ollie and Harvey showed some exceptional footwork and speed scoring time and time again.  Freddie showed fantastic leadership skills – directing the team and providing on-pitch guidance and encouragement.  Riley, Fred, Betty, Maddie, Amy, Brooke and Rosa never stopped running, grabbing tags, supporting and ‘just doing it.’   If there was a prize for effort, teamwork, and resilience they would come out top.

I am incredibly proud of the children all the time with what they do, but today I am beaming with pride.  I just hope the England Rugby teams play half as well in their quarter final today as the Symondsbuty team did.

As massive thank you to all the parents for attending and being the ‘cheer leading’ team for the children.  It means so much to them to have this support.