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Road to Rio
13th May 2016
On Friday, 13th May, Lee came to our school to teach speed walking to Year 6.
During the session we did a range of activities. We raced each other, we did star jumps, push ups and sit ups to maintain our cardio vascular heart rate.
We really enjoyed the time we spent with Lee in preparation for the Road to Rio Olympic Torch Relay which takes place next week.
17th May 2016
On Tuesday, 17th May, two children from Year 6 attended the third and final afternoon of sport and games for children from the different primary schools in the Chelmsford area who have been identified as having potential in PE and school sport, at Melbourne Sports & Athletics Centre.
On this occasion the topic was athletics and they took part in three disciplines; hurdles, javelin and long jump.
Their warm up was 4 timed laps around the main hall and then they did hurdles, which was a set of three hurdles which they had to jump over.
They then moved on to javelin. Everyone threw the javelin three times, learning a new technique every time they threw. CS and ZV achieved the furthest throw at 18.3m.
The final sport was long jump where they had to run up and then jump as far as they could.
Everyone got a certificate for taking part and both children thoroughly enjoyed the three afternoons of sport and games.
18th May 2016
On Wednesday, 18th May, two children from Year 2 attended an afternoon of sport and games for children from the different primary schools in the Chelmsford area who have been identified as having potential in PE and school sport, at Writtle College.
After the event the children commented,
“We played tennis, golf, hockey, basketball and cricket. We played lots of games like trying to get the balls into the bucket really quickly.”
“It was really good and we had lots of fun.”
Road to Rio
Olympic Torch Walking Relay
20th May 2016
On Friday, 20th May, our school took part in the Road to Rio Olympic Torch Walking Relay. Throughout the week the torch had been taken to primary schools in Chelmsford and the surrounding area.
The whole school gathered in the playground after lunch awaiting the arrival of the torch. We stood holding flags from countries around the world. When the torch arrived, carried by the children from Parkwood Academy, we all cheered and waved. Parkwood Academy then walked around our playground showing everyone the torch. The torch was then handed over to our Head Boy and Head Girl in a short ceremony.
“Spirit” the Peacock arrived to great cheers and had photos taken with the 16 children from our school who had been chosen to take the torch to the next school in the relay. We left St Pius chanting “Give us a R, “R”, Give us an I, “I”, Give us an O, “O”, What do you have “RIO”. This chant continued and got louder as we walked along the route to Lawford Mead.
As we walked along, everyone had the chance to hold the torch and lead the way. We were school number 39 and we took the torch to Lawford Mead Primary School which was school number 40. During the walk we were told that our school had one of the longest walks to do.
When we arrived at Lawford Mead we were met by the children and staff who were going to be taking the torch to the final school in the relay. Lawford Mead waved torches that they had made as Chris and James handed the torch over to two children from their school. We all cheered and then Lawford Mead were on their way to Newlands Spring.
We all enjoyed the walk and even on the way back to school we were chanting RIO.
Thank you to Chelmsford Schools Sport Partnership for organising the event.
Football Friendly Match
Chancellor Park v St Pius X
24th May 2016
On Tuesday, 24th May, the year 5 football team played a friendly match against Chancellor Park Primary School. St Pius X started the match, however Chancellor Park got an early goal. We tried to break through their defences but couldn’t. After a little while they scored again. It was then half time.
After a quick break, we were ready for the second half and after a few minutes we were eventually able to break through their defence and Number 4 scored. A little while later Chancellor Park managed to get another goal past us. The referee then blew the whistle for the end of the match.
We all played our best in the match and are looking forward to next year.
Netball League Match
Trinity Road v St Pius X
25th May 2016
On Wednesday, 25th May, we played our final netball league match of the year against Trinity Road Primary School.
As soon as we arrived at Trinity Road, we began our warm up and when everyone was ready, the match began. We had a fantastic first third of the match, as we scored 13 goals! After the rotation we scored another 3 and in the final part we scored 1 and Trinity Road scored 2. The final score was 17-2 to St Pius X.
We did really well for the final match of the year and well done to everyone who played.
Essex Primary Schools Cross Country
26th May 2016
On Thursday, 26th May, RC represented our school at the Essex Primary Schools Individual Cross Country which was held at Hadleigh Park in Benfleet. This had originally been due to take place in April, but due to the weather had to be postponed. RC qualified for the race after finishing all four of the Year 3 Cross Country League races in the top 5.
RC’s parents took her to Hadleigh Park which was used as the BMX course during the London 2012 Olympics and she lined up at the start with 43 other year 3 girls. RC had a very good race over a hilly course and finished in a fantastic 19th position.
It is a wonderful achievement to have qualified for this race and everyone at St Pius X is very proud of RC. Well done.