Riddings PE & Sport 2017-2018
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We have had an excellent start to our sporting calendar already this year and have many events to take part in throughout the year. We are aiming to build upon a very enjoyable and successful year and will be entering multiple teams into some events.
Year 5/6 Football
This was our first of many tournaments this year, held at Eyes Meadow, Duffield, a group of 9 children took part and performed to a very high standard against some good competition. Out of 15 teams there representing the area Riddings fought hard to go through their group stage as winners only conceding one goal, winning 2 -1 ; 2 - 0; 3 - 0. This put us into the semi final stage. This was a very tough game against Mundy A and at full time the score was 0 - 0. This went to penalties with Riddings winning 3 - 2. Next was the final. Another very close game with some great football. With only a minute to go, Riddings scored what turned out to be the winning goal. All of the boys worked exceedingly hard and showed maturity and respect to the other teams, whilst playing some spectacular football. I am very proud of each of them. They played and acted like champions earning themselves the first trophy of the year. Well done!.
Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics
A tough event this year with some very strong teams taking part. After tough trials within school 16 year 5 and 6 children took part. It was nice to see so many others wanting to take part and enjoying having the opportunity to try out at lunch times. After the long jump, speed bounce and chest throw, Riddings were in contention. When the running races arrived the children gave their all. Finishing first and second in a few of the many races I am proud to say that the children finished third overall. A great result!
Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics
Unfortunately, with great disappointment, I was unable to attend this event myself. Luckily, Miss Graham stepped in to enable the school to enter a team. Throughout the week before, the team had been recieving coaching in baton changing from the Mini leaders which proved to be successful. Each child showed determination and excellence throughout the competition. After all of the events Riddings came 2nd. This was great delight for those children who had older siblings in the Y5/6 team. Hopefully this is a great sign for the future sport within school.
Year 5/6 Basketball
This year we entered two separate teams into the competition with both teams playing to a high standard and ensuring they played as a team. This was proven by this year being the first time every child who attended from Riddings scoring a basket. Each team showed great progress with Riddings A winning every game and being put through to the area finals as local champions. It gave me great PRIDE to her the AVSSP staff praising our players and even telling other teams to watch how Riddings play to help improve their own skills. The area finals will be happening in January.
Year 3/4 Handball
This was a small competition with 8 teams competing in a new game that has developed from last years year 4 endball competition. Both of the Riddings teams perfromed brilliantly with Riddings A finishing 2nd overall. A huge well done to all the children involved. The next Y4 competition coming up is squash.
This year is the first time that we have had children perform as part of the AVSSP dance platform. Riddings had 8 girls take part in 6 dances with a range of styles including ballet, street, tap and acrobatic. All of the children were fantastic and performed to an extremely high standard in front of a large audience of parents and other dancers. Although this was the first time Riddings took part, it definitely won't be the last. Well Done!
Year 4 Festival of Squash
After six weeks of squash coaching, 6 year 4 children had the opportunity to compete against other schools at the Alfreton Festival of Squash. It was fantastic to witness the culmination of all of the coaching throughout this event. Out of 4 different skills and game based stages, Riddings came out as champions receiving one of the highest scores we have seen coming first in each of the stages. I hope these new skills can enable the children to continue to progress when the mini tennis tournament comes around in the new year.
This year we have carried on from where we left with over 120 children attending after school sports classes including athletics, fencing, boxercise and girls fitness. On top of this there have been over 60 children who have attended a sporting event. With this only being January, I hope that more and more children take up the opportunity of the clubs and events.
We have been able to extend our number of sports clubs for the spring term to 4, although due to the weather, club numbers will be limited to 24 children.
If you would like to help with a club, please don't hesitate to speak to me.Mr Askew