We finished fourth out of a total of nine teams and with a bit more luck it could have been even better.
We won two of our three groups games very impressively, with our only loss a very tight one to the eventual winners, St Mary's, by 6 runs.
In the 3rd/4th place match we were again a bit unlucky against a very strong Britannia side who had at least four club cricketers in their side. We lost by 10 runs but it was close right to the end.
The team were great and worked so well together, supporting each other and helping each other so much. Special mention to our three year 5 boys who I hope will be up for the challenge again next year.
Another performance to be proud of from Team Rushmere.
Yesterday, myself (Mr Fykin) and Mrs Paternoster took 10 pupils from Year 6 to the Suffolk Quad Kids Event. The event organised by the Sports Partnership had 64 primary schools competing in 4 athletic track and field events.
Our team were amazing! They ran their socks off, threw further than they have ever thrown, jumped further than they have ever jumped and were just so impressive on the day. Everyone excelled themselves! Everyone gave that little bit extra!
We knew that we had been doing well on our events but were unaware of how the other schools were getting on in theirs. The top eight in this event go on to compete against each other in the Suffolk Finals on the 5th July.
When we got to the results at the end of the event, we weren’t expecting to be in the top 8. Last year, we were ranked 32nd and as always we are up against big schools who take this competition very seriously indeed! When we turned up there were lots of schools warming up with their sports coaches, stretching and practising before the event started. Sensibly... we conserved our energy.
In our Rushmere Hall kit... we looked the part... and we saved the showing off for when we were on the track!
And there it was… the result… we finished a superb 5th out of 64 schools. Wow! We are through to the Suffolk Finals. The 5th best school in the South of Suffolk! I was so proud of the team and their achievement and so proud to be there to see their success. A huge thank you to those who came along to support and a huge thank you to Mrs Paternoster who helped motivate the children and encourage them all the way through!
I will remember today always – I am so proud of Rushmere Hall! What a result!
The KS2 children from the hearing support base represented Rushmere Hall in a Primary Panathlon at Ipswich School Sports Centre. The competition is organised by the Panathlon association. There were 9 different activities ranging from kurling, Boccia and table cricket. The children proudly represented Rushmere Hall with the help of two other children from different primary schools and won this South Suffolk tournament. The association is now in talks to arrange a national final where Rushmere will represent South Suffolk. This is likely to be held in London at the Copper Box Arena.
The children were absolute stars and worked brilliantly to try and get as many points as possible. Bring on the finals!!
Date: 8th March
Venue: Inspire Suffolk
Time: 11:00am - 13:00pm
Six children from year 1 and 2 represented the school at the School Games Dodgeball Festival. We all had a fantastic time! The children showed perseverance and resilience and were the epitome of great team work. They worked well together improving in every game they played and show all round good sportsmanship towards the other teams. There were some strong throws from Isaac and solid catches from Connor. Autumn was super quick at retrieving the ball from the centre of the court. Louis-Feliks and Zoey used some excellent ducking and diving skills when dodging the balls that were aimed at them. Lucas showed great sportsmanship towards the other team, encouraging and congratulating them whenever possible.
A massive thank you to all the parents that transported the team to and from the event and for those who stayed to support.
Date: 7th March 2018
Venue: Inspire Suffolk
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
six children from year 4 and 5 represented the school at the School Games Dodgeball Festival. We all had a great time! The children showed great team work, determination and resilience throughout the 11 matches. The team learnt that if they collected the 3 balls and threw them together at the opposite team they had more chance of getting the opposition out. There was some strong throws from Maja and solid catches from Matas. Gosha used some great movement skills when dodging balls that were thrown at her.
A massive thank you to all the parents that transported the team to and from the event. Also to Miss Phillips and Miss Keeley for organising and supporting.
Good luck to the KS1 Dodgeball festival team today!
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Last Monday Team Rushmere went to St Joseph's school to compete in the School Games Tag Rugby competition. Looking very smart in their kit, the team took a few matches to gel. But towards the end of the competition they were drawing and winning games.
Two pupils from Rushmere represented South Ipswich at the Cross Country finals at Royal Hospital School.
The event combined all the winners of the local area events from both Year 6 and Year 7. The races included around 60 pupils.
Our runners were fantastic... AND will be in the same event next year as they are only Year 6 pupils!
Lana finished an amazing 5th out of 65 runners. Sidney finished an excellent 16th out 74 runners. They ran their socks off and were just... brilliant!
Well done to all of the Key Stage 1 children who competed and tried their very best last week at Sports Day. Here are the finalists and the winners of our running races.
Year 1 Boys
1st - David Olukunle
2nd - Doyle Hood
3rd - Kavarlei Clarke
Year 1 Girls
1st - Macey Bird - Davis
2nd - Demi-Blu Harris
3rd - Jazmin Rankin
Year 2 Boys
1st - Reece Taylor
2nd - Ethan Lamb
3rd - Brooklyn Middleton
Year 2 Girls
1st - Elissa Shepherd
2nd - Malia Laws
3rd - Alenya Novak
Relay Race - Year 1
1st - Green and Yellow teams
2nd - Red team
3rd - Blue team
Relay Race - Year 2
1st - Blue team
2nd - Red and Yellow teams
3rd - Green team
On the morning of Wednesday 5th July 2017 we will be completing the KS2 Sports Day on the school field. Results to come shortly after.