Sports Competitions and Out of School Activities, Including School Games Competitions

Year 5/6 Stockton Girls Football Final (7.2.18)

The girls arrived at the tournament feeling unnerved as they didn’t feel like they were good enough to be there. However, they still went into every match feeling confident and giving everything a good go.

They lost their first match three nill but successfully won the second match with the same score. The goals were scored by Sophie and two by Gracie. They were so happy when they scored and cheered with great pride in their faces.

The final three matches were again a loss, but this didn’t knock the children’s pride as after every game, they were eager to play a friendly with some of the other teams at the tournament.

Unfortunately we didn’t get through to the next round but I still want to say a massive well-done to Amelia, Matilda, Gracie, Katherine, Sophie, Jess, Millie, Monika and Lacie. POM votes went to Gracie for her fantastic goals and excellent saving when she played keeper.



Cross Country (31.1.18)

I would like to start by saying a huge well-done to all the children who ran the cross country course as it was extremely muddy and a lot of children fell over!

The results are as follows:

Year 3/4 Girls- Amy child 7th, Isabelle Sproson 9th, Seren Whitfield 17th, Soha Khan 18th and Annabelle Lawson 20th.

Year 3/4 Boys- Jay Cottler 2nd, Kaleb Garthwaite 4th, Harry Cattermole 15th, Ethan Nduwayo 31st, Lucas Turner 32nd, Jake Turner 33rd, Carl Barratt 34th and Kai Chinake 35th.

Year 5 Girls- Amelia Anscomb 7th, Erin wildsmith 11th, Holly Murray 12th, Sophie Henderson 16th, Brooke Ditchburn 17th and Matilda Wells didn’t finish to injury.

Year 5 Boys- Casey Dale 1st, Laurence Cracknell 4th, Oliver Beddard 13th, Sammy Benjamin 27th, Josh Fairbank-Taylor 30th, Ben Smith 35th and Be Royal 52nd.

Year 6 Girls- Gracie Worton 4th, Aleen Qayyum 5th and Monika Graham 14th.

Year 6 Boys- Louis cottler 13th, Dawson Clarke 15th, Daniel Child 16th, Billy Merfield 19th, Kaden Garthwaite 20th and Oliver Simpson 42nd.


Year 5/6 MFC EFL Cup (25.1.18)

The boys were really enjoyed attending the football tournament at MFC foundation. Overall, we won two and lost two games which is really good considering we were against some really strong teams.

The first game was against Viewley Hill, and even though we scored 1 goal, we lost 2 – 1. The sports showed great sportsmanship when thanking the players after the game.

The second game was against was The Village Primary and we won 6 – 0, with our goals being scored from Louis Smith (2), Oliver Simpson, Laurence Cracknell (2) and Casey Dale. The boys played really well and should be proud of themselves.

The next game was against Archibald, and even though this team seemed really strong when watching them play others, we managed to win the game 2 – 0. Again, there were some amazing goals and team work shown as the boys played really well and showed brilliant defence.

The final game was against Ingleby Mill. Unfortunately the boys lost this game 2 – 0, but this wasn’t a surprise as Ingleby Mill had won all their prior games (we would have had to score 12 goals to win the tournament!)

Player of the Tournament went to the fantastic William Blyth, who scored an assist goal from the position of goalie!!

Well-done to Oliver Simpson (C), Kaden Garthwaite, Louis Smith, Billy Merifield, Louis Cottler, Oliver Beddard, Laurence Cracknell and Casey Dale.


Swimming Gala (11.01.18)

The children were very nervous arriving at Thornaby Swimming Pool as some of them had never swum or entered a competition before. The first race to take place was the backstroke. We had entries from Aimee M, Evan (2nd), Gracie (2nd) and Billy (1st). Billy lacked confidence but this wasn’t shown in the pool.

The next race was the breaststroke. Again, this was a tough competition but the boys and girls did extremely well. Sophie placed 1st, Sammy placed 2nd, Monika placed 4th and Daniel placed 1st. We had a few nerves from Sophie, but in the pool she was calm and collected.

The final individual race was front crawl. Preston’s entries were Ella (3rd), Sophie (2nd) and Oliver (1st).

In the relays, again the girls showed nerves and we had a few tears, but they soon wiped them away and tried their hardest to compete. The Year 5 girls came 3rd and 4th, the boys came 2nd but were unfortunately disqualified in their final race, the Year 6 girls came 4th in both and the Year 6 boys came 1st in both of theirs. A huge well done to everyone who took part, you did Preston proud!

The final race was the open butterfly and we had one entry from Elliot. He showed great skill and stamina and came third. Well done!


Termly Challenge (8.12.17)

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 decided to take part in the skipping termly challenge, where they had to group skip (minimum of 6 in a group) for as many as they could. Well-done to Daniel, Kaden, Alice, Staar, Lacie and Jess who achieved 10!


Year 3/4  Football League (7.12.17)

The team had another successful round in the football league, winning three, drawing one and losing one of their matches. Again, the first match was a tough one against the fantastic Junction Farm team. The team lost their match but I heard there was some brilliant play, especially from Ashton (who also won player of the tournament!). There were some superb goals in their winning matches, from Ethan, Harry and Jake. Well done team and keep it up for the rest of the league!


Year 5 & 6 Girls Football League (15.11.17)

I would like to start with a huge well done to all the girls who took part in football league. They weren’t very confident going into the competition as a lot of the team hadn’t played football before. Unfortunately, we lost our first match against Junction Farm, but this was to be expected, so the girls took it as a training game where they learnt how to play and what the rules of the game are. Luckily, the girls drew their next three matches, who were William Cassidy and Elm Tree.

The girls played really well and I saw some fantastic defence from Monika and Sophie. Also, Gracie played fantastically well in goal and made a massive effort to save as many goals as she could- even though she was extremely cold!

The girls successfully qualified for the next round so a massive well done to Amelia, Matilda, Millie, Jess (C), Lacie, Gracie, Katherine, Monika and Sophie.


Year 3/4 Football League (9.11.17)

We had some changes to the team this week, as George broke his finger on the day of the match and Harry was poorly had home with tonsillitis, so I would like to say a big thank you to Joseph Hornsby who joined the team last minute. Again, the children had five matches, their first being against Junction Farm 2. Fortunately the team won with 2 goals which was a great achievement as it was their first ever match together.

Their luck continued as they drew their 2nd match against Durham Lane and won their last match with one goal against Junction Farm 1. However, the team experienced their first ever loses against Egglescliffe and St. Mary’s.

I would like to say a huge well done to all the boys for taking part and to Ethan for winning Player of the Tournament (again), and a massive thank-you to Mr Walton for taking them to Egglescliffe.


Year 5 & 6 Basketball Shooting Competition (9.11.17)

The Sports Crew organised another level one completion which took place on Thursday 9th November and included the Year Five and Six children. The Sports Crew ask each child to have three attempts at shooting the basketball. They had the option of standing in three different hopes (the furthest away being worth 5 points, the middle being worth 3 points and the closest being worth 1 point). Well done to all the children who took part, as well as the winner, Ben Royal (Year 5) who scored the maximum 15 points!


Year 1 & 2 Skipping Competition (19.10.17)

The Sports Crew organised their first level one competition which took place on the Thursday 19th October and included the Year One and Two children. The Sports Crew practised with the children first before the competition started. They were asked to skip for as long as they could and the winner was the person who skipped for the longest. Well done to all the children who took part, as well as the winner, Olivia Peacock (Year 2).


Year 5/6 Football League (18.10.17)

The competition started off with a bang as the boys were able to win their group stage against St Marys 1 and Junction Farm 3. They drew their first game but won the second 6-0.

The boys then moved into the qualifying stage where we played the winners from the other 2 groups, this included Durham Lane 1 and Junction Farm 1. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to score against these superb teams and left the qualifiers in 3rd place. The children showed excellent resilience, especially Casey who got a knock to the head.

On a positive note, there were some fantastic goals scored from Oliver, Archie (and his amazing left foot!), Laurence and Kaden. A huge well-done to all the boys who took part and I look forward to our next competition!

Year 5 boys- Laurence, Casey, Archie and Oliver

Year 6 boys- Oliver, Kaden, Louis, and Billy



Year 3/4 Football League (05.10.17)

We started the Year 3/4 football league with a bang! We successfully won three of our five matches and drew two. There were some brilliant goals scored by Harry C, Luke, Ethan, Jake T and Kai.

When we arrived at the tournament, some of the children were a little apprehensive about taking part as they had never been to a sporting competition before. However, I was extremely impressed with the way they all worked together and jelled as a team. The Year 4 classmates (having taken part last year) really demonstrated to the younger boys what the expectations were and supported them in their first couple of games. The Year 3 boys did not let their size matter and showed they were just as skilled as the older boys in the tournament.

Our results were:

W- Junction Farm 2 0 Preston 3

D- Durham Lane 0 Preston 0

W- Egglescliffe 0 Preston 2

D- Junction Farm 1 0 Preston 0

W- St. Marys 0 Preston 3

I am really looking forward to our next match on the 8th November. A massive well done to the Year 3 boys: Jake T, Lucas T and Ashton and also the Year 4 boys: Harry C, Kai, Ethan, George, Jake and Luke. Finally, an even bigger well done to Ethan, who received player of the tournament. He showed fantastic skills and commitment to the game.


Year 5/6 Tag Rugby (04.10.17)

A mixture of Year 5 and 6 girls and boys arrived at Allens West Playing Feilds to take part in a Tag Rugby festival. We were grouped with Durham Lane, Egglescliffe and Junction Farm.

Our results were:

W- Junction Farm 2 Preston 3

D- Durham Lane 4 Preston 4

W- Egglescliffe 0 Preston 4

L- Junction Farm 2 – Preston 0

L- Durham Lane 8 Preston 2

There was some brilliant tries scored by Laurence, Ameila, Oliver. Well-done to all of the children who took part! These were: Oliver, Will, Billy, Laurence, Josh, Amelia, Sophie, Millie and Matilda.

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