‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’
On Tuesday morning, 4 boys and 4 girls from Year 1 went to the Teddy Lympics at Melbourne Sports and Athletics Stadium. They took part in running, jumping, skipping, throwing, aiming and bouncing activities. Everybody scored points for how fast or far they could run, jump or throw. All the children had teddy masks which they could decorate with a different craft once they had finished their sporting activity. Out of the schools taking part on Tuesday morning, our school came 2nd and one of our pupils got a special certificate for being the girl with the most points on the aimer activity overall. Well done to all the children that took part, everybody had a great time.
On a rainy Thursday afternoon, 9 children from Year 3 & 4 competed in the third cross country race of the season at Chelmer Park. We took a much smaller team to this race than normal, but those that did run, tried their best.
Well done to everybody that ran. No one gave up and all finished, most with a smile at the end. We now have a bit of a break and the last race of the season will be in February at Melbourne Park.
On a rather windy afternoon, 16 children from year 5 & 6 took part in the third cross country race of their season at Melbourne Park. It was probably the biggest attended cross country so far this year with 33 schools taking place. Due to the number of children from all the schools, we had two start lines for the first time and we were in the small schools line-up.
All the children ran very well, each trying to beat their own personal best finishing position, although this was hard to do with so many children taking part. A special mention must go to the four boys from year 5 who all had a fantastic race and finished within the top 50. A superb achievement. Well done boys.
During the afternoon we even witnessed the fly past of the red arrows on their way to London for the visit of the Prime Minister of India, which added a bit of excitement.
Like the Year 3 & 4’s, the Year 5 & 6’s now have a break until February when the last race of the season will take place at Hylands Park.
It was a bitterly cold Friday afternoon. After five minutes of warming up, both teams, Great Leighs and St Pius X, were ready to start the match and as the home team we kicked off first.
Three quarters of the way into the first half, we were still on the attack. St Pius X made a shot at goal, but it was saved. We then came in for the rebound and slid the ball into the net. The score was 1-0 to St Pius X. Ten minutes later the whistle blew, it was half time.
Each team had a ‘team talk’. The whistle blew and the second half was under way. Like the first half we were on the attack and only a few minutes into the second half St Pius X made a passing move, dribbled past the defenders, shot and scored. The score was 2-0 to St Pius X.
Near the closing minutes of the game, Great Leighs were on the attack. They were in the box and did a little tap into the net. The whistle blew, the match had ended. We shook hands, it was St Pius X 2 and Great Leighs 1. Although we won, both teams put a great amount of effort into the match and we hope to continue our winning ways.
On Monday, 30th November, two children from Year 2 attended an afternoon of games and sports for children from the different schools in Chelmsford at Chelmsford Cricket Ground.
The two children chosen to attend played cricket and rounders, with lots of throwing, catching and running.
Both children were rewarded with certificates for their honesty, self-belief and high level of skill. Comments made by the children were “it was lots of fun” and “extremely fantastic”. Well done to them both.