Below are tables showing the competitions that children are taking part in for Autumn, Spring and Summer. Farsley Springbank Primary School are signed up to two SLAs which allow the children to be involved in numerous competitions. These are 'Active Schools' and 'Pudsey Cluster'.
Year 6 visited the John Charles Centre for Sport on Friday to take part in the hugely popular Brownlee Triathlon event. On the day, over 1000 children entered the event with the focus being on the children's personal best. The children had chance to experience what it is like to enter a real triathlon. They first completed a 30m swim at the aquatics centre before jumping straight out of the pool, throwing a t-shirt and shorts over their wet swimming gear and heading out to the track where they completed an 800m cycle before the final leg; a 400m run. Every single Year 6 put their absolute best into all three disciplines and all agreed that it was a fabulous day out. Well done Year 6!
Results: Individual personal bests.
Year 2 headed to Farsley Farfield to take part in a fantastic afternoon of physical activity. The children worked their way round 10 different stations which were all designed to test their agility, balance and coordination. All the children had a fantastic afternoon and really enjoyed the event. Thank you to Farfield for hosting us!
Results: None recorded, introduction to competition
Springbank welcomed Farsley Farfield on Thursday to take part in a festival of fundamental skills. The children worked in small groups to work round 10 different stations which tested their agility, co-ordination and balance. They had an absolute whale of a time and it was fantastic to see them working so closely with our Year 6 sports leaders. Well done Year 1!
Results: None recorded, introduction to competition
On Tuesday, 12 children from Year 2 had their first taste of Sports Hall Athletics at Priesthorpe School. The children tried out events such as speed bounce and chest push, giving them a real taste of things to come if they become part of the Springbank Athletics Team. All the children tried their hardest and it was fantastic to see them working as such a great team.
Results: None recorded, introduction to competition.
Our Girls' football teams headed to Priesthorpe to play in our first tournament of the year. The conditions were cold and muddy but every single one of our girls showed real Springbank spirit and tried their absolute hardest. For some of our girls, it was the first time they had ever played in a competitive game and they absolutely did everyone proud. It was fantastic to be able to take 2 teams to the event and both teams did fabulously, playing lots of games across the afternoon. The teams were in two pools and both teams faced some really fierce opposition.
'A' Team - Finished 5th out of 8 teams
'B' Team - Finished 3rd out of 8 teams
On another bitterly cold night at Priesthorpe, our Year 5/6 Football team competed in the last cluster qualifier of the year. The football on show was excellent and credit to the boys for playing their hardest in the freezing cold. Miss Hellewell, who accompanied the team for the first time, was very proud of how they conducted themselves and thoroughly enjoyed seeing such excellent displays of Springbank sportsmanship.
Springbank 3 - Parkside 'B' 0
Springbank 6 - Bolton Royd 1
Springbank 0 - Parkside 'A' 1
The cheerleading club 'Cheerios' participated in their first dance competition at Morley Academy. Over the course of the half term, the girls have been working incredibly hard on a dance routine using pom poms. They have been extremely dedicated to getting this routine to the best it can be by by giving up some of their break and lunchtimes to practise. This hard work paid off and on Wednesday the 'Cheerios' performed their routine to perfection, coming second! Well done girls!
Children from Year 5 and 6 who had qualified for the Leeds final from the area qualifiers earlier in the year took part in a huge event at Temple Newsam. It was fabulous for the children to experience competition at such a high level and all of our runners came in the top 103 of their age group. Taking in to account the amount of children in Year 5 and 6 across the City, this is a huge achievement and Miss Brayshay and Mrs Hullah were incredibly proud of all our runners. They gave their absolute all in very muddy, cold and windy conditions and they should be very proud of their efforts. Well done!
Results: All 11 runners came in the top 103 of their age groups.
Springbank Athletic Team's participation in the indoor competition came to an end this week with a top-ten finish in the city. The athletes can be very proud of their efforts but will undoubtedly be left with a few thoughts of 'what might have been' after the team was ravaged by illness and injury in the build-up and on the day. As such, the remaining athletes were forced to jump into unfamiliar events at the very last moment and this proved to be a big ask at the very top level. All credit goes to the members of Year 5 and 6 (and one Year 4) who, on the day, gave their absolute hearts and souls to try and keep the journey alive but, ultimately in vain. There is absolutely no doubt that had the whole team been present and correct the result could have been different. The team can still take huge plaudits for claiming the Leeds West Champions trophy for the fifth year in succession and for making it to the top ten of all primary schools in the city. The athletes can now turn their attentions to the summer competitions and training will begin in earnest imminently. Well done Springbank!
On Thursday 18th January our U11 netballers went with Miss Owen and Mrs Wilman to Priesthorpe to compete in the practice cluster competition. The girls played incredibly well and came joint second out of 6 team. The next event for the netballers is the cluster competition on Thursday 1st February.
Springbank competed in the second part of the multi-cluster tournament on Thursday night at Crawshaw School. Conditions were (if possible!) even worse than they had been the week before and Miss Brayshay and Mrs Woods were incredibly proud of how well the boys and girls battled on in such awful weather. Unfortunately, due to the increasingly heavy rain, sleet and at times, hail, staff, pupils and parents made the decision not to compete to the very end and to take the children home to the warm and dry. These events would not happen without the unfaltering support of all involved - so thank you very much. Result to follow when we receive them from the organisers.
The teams attended the first multi-cluster tournament of the year, once again battling cold and wet conditions. For the firs time the year, Springbank entered two teams in a tournament with an 'A' and 'B' team representing the school. All the boys played incredibly well and there was some fantastic football and sportsmanship on show. A huge thank you once again to the parents and carers who came to support the boys in such wet and cold conditions.
A results: 1 0-0 draw, 3 wins (4-1, 3-0 and 1-0)
B Results: 1 win (2-0) 1 draw (0-0) and 2 losses (3-0 and 2-0)
Congratulations to the athletics team who reclaimed the West Leeds Indoor Athletics trophy with a powerful display at Priesthorpe on Tuesday evening. The team, which is made up of Year 5 and 6 boys and girls, had made the final after powering through their semi-final stage a fortnight ago. The best of the best in our local area came head-to-head in the final where there was some serious speed and athletic talent on display amongst the six schools competing. Our young sporting stars laid down a marker by winning the first four time trial races of the night and went from strength to strength from there. They went on to take gold in eight races in total and five of the field events. Having also taken either silver or bronze in the remaining events we amassed enough points to win back the trophy for the fifth year in succession (with a very healthy 60 point lead) and we now set our focus on the city-wide finals in January 2018. Well done everyone!
Results: 1st place in the West Leeds final - progress to the City semi-finals
10 Year 5 and 6 boys played in the second round of the Pudsey Cluster Tournament playing teams from Calverley Parkside, Calverley CofE, Pudsey Bolton Royd and Farsley Farfield in snowy, windy conditions. Thank you to Mrs Woods, Will from LED Sports and all the parents and carers for supporting this event.
Results: All 0 - 0 apart from Calverley Parkide A 0 - Springbank 2
30 children from across years 5 and 6 entered the first round of the annual Sports Hall Athletics competition at Priesthorpe school. The children will now take part in the second round on Tuesday 5th December, also at Priesthorpe.
Result: 1st place
10 KS2 girls attended the SheRallies event along with over 15 other schools at the John Charles Centre for Sport. The girls took part in a wide variety of competitive games, all linked to tennis. The girls had an amazing time - photos below!
No results recorded as participation festival.
10 Year 5 and 6 Boys played in the first round of the Pudsey Cluster tournament playing teams from Calverley CofE, Pudsey Bolton Royd and Farsley Farfield. They represented the school superbly. Thank you to Mrs Woods for supporting this event.
Results: Springbank 4 vs CofE 1, Springbank 2 vs Farfield 0,
Springbank 2 vs Pudsey BR 1
10 Girls from Miss Owen's Netball club attended the training event at Priesthorpe which is going to help prepare the girls for the cluster competition later in the year. Thank you Mrs Wilman for taking the girls to this event.
No results as training event for cluster competition.