Fixtures News

This year saw a slightly different format to Sports day, with Year 10’s being on work experience and therefore competing against each other, during their final week at school. This saw some outstanding performances from a number of incredibly talented students and with this, came some new school records……

Congratulations to the following students!
10IP – Mixed relay (Beat the time held since 2014)
10SC – Boys 4 x 100m relay (Beat the time held since 1992!)
300m – Archie Tattersall (Beat the time held since 2015)
Shot put – Anna Woodman (Beat the distance held since 2014)
Discus – Annabelle Luntz (Beat the distance held since 2001!)
Hurdles – Lachlan Buchanan (Beat the time held since 2016)
300m – Georgia Corcoran (Beat the time held since 2014)

On Monday 8th July, Year 7-9 students participated in their annual sports day, taking to the field to represent their tutor groups in a variety of athletics events. The sun was shining and spirits were high, as plenty of tunes were being played by our resident DJ, Mr Moinet. Students demonstrated a real team spirit and embraced the day whilst cheering on their peers. Others were highly competitive and were out from the start to try and break a few school records. When the scores came in, the results were closer than ever before……

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What a brilliant day our students (and staff) had yesterday at the Northamptonshire Sport School Games County Finals. This event is open to both primary schools and secondary schools to participate in. We took three teams to the event including Yr7 Cycling, Yr10 Rounders and Yr 8&9 Hockey. In addition to these teams 22 leaders also attended and helped organise and deliver the Archery, Tri Golf and Netball to the primary schools competing in these events.

The Summer Games programme is developed around a number of core values: Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork.
These are awarded in the form of stickers and trophies to those who have demonstrated one of these values. These not only apply to the competitors but their team managers and coaches as well as those spectating. As usual our leaders were absolutely fantastic and showed real professionalism, fairness and kindness. Many leaders were commended for their umpiring skills and ease of communication with the primary school children and their teachers.

We had a very successful day and our teams were also fantastic and all came back with medals!
• Y8/9 boys hockey - Bronze
• Y9/10 girls rounders - Silver (only just beat in a count back after a 3 way tie!)
• Y7 Cyclist - Gold (individual medal winners and team Gold)
Just another day at the office with Sponne Students!

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We have hosted 2 Tri-Golf events in 2 weeks!
Thursday 9 May was our Level 2 Cluster Schools competition & Thursday 16 May was the Level 2 Open competition. 16 teams, 160 children, 26 Sponne Leaders and NO rain!!
The Sponne Sports Leaders started by setting up ten stations for the schools to take part in. We set up the “Grand National” which consisted of different coloured cones and if you hit the furthest you got the most points. The children really enjoyed it with wild celebrations!
The children said that they were really enjoying it and all had massive smiles on their faces as they were getting high scores. I heard lots of them saying “this is so fun,” and they all wanted to win! On the whole I think that the day went really well.

By Mitchell Boffin 9TCW

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On our 2nd attempt due to rainy June, we had a fantastic (and dry!) day. The Year 8, 9 and 10 Leaders were out in force, set up pitches, gazebos, meeting teams as they arrived, leading warm up practices and ensuring all the younger children knew the rules for the competition.
They did a fantastic job and over 40 children had a wonderful opportunity to play kwik cricket and show off their silky skills with some big hits, accurate bowling and some amazing diving catches.
The support both the teams and our leaders gave was brilliant to here with cheering and celebrating each other’s successes as well as consoling each other in moments of anguish!


The biggest event on the Leadership calendar, The KS1 Festival – it is like a mini sports day with 16 different activity stations that the children complete in teams, total set up, lead and scored by the Leaders.  They take part in activities such as the water bucket run, ladders, sack races, football goal shooting, obstacle race and many more!  I heard several of my more experienced leaders saying:

“I love this event”

“It’s my favourite event of the year because they are also so cute”

“This is the best event because it’s everyone has so much fun”

It’s so popular that I even had Year 11 students that have finished exams and have left school volunteer to come back for it!

51 leaders, 16 teams, 240 competitors, 16 activities, music, random dancing, cheering, clapping and lots of supporting adults!  What an amazing day of fun and activity.

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