Your News: Great start to sporting year for Bourne Abbey

Bourne Abbey Primary Academy's sports committee
Bourne Abbey Primary Academy's sports committee

This has been an incredibly busy and exciting start to our sporting year at Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy.

From September to December Bourne Abbey have entered 10 sports competitions against other schools throughout South East Lincolnshire. In total 180 children in key stage two have had the opportunity to participate in these competitions.

The year started with teams from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 entering the cross country championships at Snowden Fields in Crowland. Congratulations to the year 5&6 girls team who won their race. Bourne Abbey then entered their first ever year 6 teams into a tag rugby tournament in Spalding.

The next competitions were the year 4 boys and year 6 girls football tournaments in Spalding. Congratulations to the girls’ team who finished in first place and have now progressed to the County Tournament in January.

Four teams from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to the annual swimming gala at The Deepings School. Congratulations to the year 3 & 4 boys team who won their competition. Congratulations must also go to the year 5&6 girls and the year 3&4 girls teams who both finished in 2nd place.

A combined girls and boys team from year 3 & 4 will now go on to represent South East Lincolnshire at the Winter School Games in March.

Finally with competitions, to the group of year 3 children who participated in the tag rugby festival in Spalding.

This event is not a school v school competition but instead an opportunity for children to go along and receive some coaching in tag rugby and to participate in a mixed school competition. All those children involved had a fantastic day!

We have also been very busy in other areas of Physical Education. We have 4 children from year 6 who have been selected to be Sports Ambassadors.

They have a very important role within school helping to promote within the children the values and benefits of regularly participating in sport, leading an active lifestyle and eating healthily. We have set up our first ever Sports Committee at school with representatives from each class meeting once a term to discuss issues regarding PE and sport within the school.

This is a great platform to give children a voice. We also have over 50 children from years 5&6 trained as play ground leaders.

The children underwent some basic leadership training and now organise and lead simple games and activities for the younger children at break and lunchtimes.

I must also mention the sponsored dance using the electronic dance mats which we held to raise money for Children in Need.

This event massively exceeded our expectations raising a staggering £860!!

A huge thank you to all those children who collected sponsorship.