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School Sport 2023/24

Year 5 Warwick Prep Netball Tournament

Budbrooke Netballers narrowly missed out on making the semi-finals of the netball tournament.

Teams from 27 primary schools from the local area attended the event at Warwick Prep. The day began with a series of netball workshops, led by netball specialists which included defending, passing, footwork, and attacking skills drills. The event ended with a tournament where the children had the opportunity to put the skills they'd learnt into action against other schools.

In the tournament, Budbrooke started with a 0-0 draws with Claverdon and Long Itchington. A 1-1 draw with Brookshurst followed with Poppy W scoring the goal and then the team grew in confidence and with a 4-0 victory over Harbury (Poppy W 2, Betsy 2). Poppy W continued her fine shooting form with another goal to finish with a 1-0 win over Westgate.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the girls who took part. It was great to hear that so many children from lots of schools were taking part making it a fun and exciting netball festival. I enjoyed hearing about how well you represented the school and for your confident and amazing netball skills. Thank you to Miss Thorpe for being team leader and to parents for helping with transport.”

 

Cross Country Festival – Kingsley Playing Fields

Budbrooke’s Year 6 runners showed a lot of resilience, determination and team spirit during the cross country festival.

On a windy and cold day, children from a 15 local schools joined to run the courses which were organised by Kingsley School and marshalled by their Sports Leaders. The 1.48km course saw children run on the road terrain in and out of the playing fields as well as around the fields before joining the home straight.

With the windy conditions making it difficult for the runners and with gazebos blowing away, the Budbrooke Year 6 runners kept on going. Even when the runners were spaced out making it difficult to catch those in front, Budbrooke did not give in and they supported each other and cheered when they completed the gruelling course. They kept on going and finished the race.

In the girls race, Florence came 11th and Amelie 21st while in the boys race, Henry came 5th and Edward 9th.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the runners to overcome the very cold and windy conditions. They persevered despite difficult conditions and can all be proud of their efforts. It was great to see them cheering for each other. Thank you to all the parents for their support and to Kingsley School for organising the event.”

The next cross country league race is at Myton Fields, Warwick on Saturday, 10th February

 

School Games Speed Stacking County Finals

This week Budbrooke had the honour of representing Central Warwickshire in the School Games Speed Stacking County Finals. The Year 3 speed stackers, previously triumphant in the area round, were up against the 15 winning schools from the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire regions.

The event, held at Coventry AT7 Centre and organised by Di Baker from Speed Stacks UK, saw the children being timed to complete the 3-6-3 stack, where twelve cups are organised in three stacks: The first stack contains three cups, the second stack contains six cups and the third stack contains three cups.  The competitors begin in the down-stacked position. All three stacks are up-stacked from one direction to the other. The Stacker then goes back to the beginning and down-stacks the three stacks. There was also the 3-6-3 team relay, the Stack and Back and the Caterpillar relay events which were timed and scored.

In the end, the Budbrooke speed stacking team’s combined score earned a very respectable 9th place.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the Speed Stacking challengers. It was great to see so hundreds of children from lots of different schools all enjoying the challenge of Speed Stacking. It created such an exciting atmosphere. It was great to see the children keep on trying and trying to achieve their personal bests. Since Budbrooke hosted the area round, it has been lovely to see the cups out at break times and the idea to run a Speed Stacking club. Keep aiming to beat your personal bests!”

 

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Aylesford (0)1 Budbrooke (0)0

Budbrooke FC showed great fight and determination but were narrowly defeated in a game where defences were on top.

In the first half, Aylesford started on the front foot. The ball was bouncing higher and rolling quicker on the astro pitch surface and Edward and Sonny needed to be alert to clear the ball to stop the Aylesford attacks.

Budbrooke FC grew in confidence and after some neat passing from Finley and Jack, Henry was able to get a quick shot away that just went wide. Budbrooke were also having success down the right hand side with Eli and Ben playing some nice triangle passes to get the ball down the pitch but the strong Aylesford defenders were proving difficult to get passed.

With Aylesford looking to bring the ball forward, it took some strong tackles from Ben, Finley and Jack who disposed the tall midfielders by standing up strong and not diving in too early. Sonny continued to make some excellent blocks to stop the shots and Teddy made some confident saves as the first half ended 0-0.

In the second half, Budbrooke were playing the ball out of defence nicely. A Teddy goal kick found Eli galloping up field as Budbrooke looked to create more chances. Aylesford then played a ball through to the attacker who turned brilliantly and his shot found the bottom corner of the net in off the post to score the first goal.   

Budbrooke continued to look for a way back into the game. Edward found Jack who played a ball to Henry on the half way line. Henry then powered forward and with great control unleashed a shot on goal only for the defender to make an excellent last ditch block.

Jack then set himself up for a chance by playing a few Matthew Le-Tissier style keepie-uppies before volley to the far post. Sonny also got onto the end of a great cross from Arthur and aimed a header that would have gone it if the goals were bigger.

As the game was coming to an end, Teddy made a series of great saves with his dragon hands goalkeeper gloves to keep Budbrooke in the game. Budbrooke kept trying and showed great resilience but just could not find that equalising goal as the entertaining match finished 1-0 to Aylesford.

 Budbrooke FC: Teddy, Sonny, Edward, Eli, Ben, Finley, Arthur, Jack, Henry.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done the team. It was a very close game and Budbroke showed great reliance and belief to continue to try and score. They played football the right way and passed the ball around very confidently and tackled well against a strong Aylesford team. Thank you to all the people who helped with transport and came to cheer the team on. It was a great atmosphere!”

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Primary Schools Girls Football League Competition

Well done to Budbrooke Girls for their performances during the Girls Football League event and for finishing joint 4th in the table.

The league event was played across 3 dates and saw 8 teams from the local area play each other at Myton School.

The competing teams included- The Priors, St Pauls, Ferncumbe, Long Itchington, Aylesford, Clapham Terrace and Kingsley.

In the first match against Long Itchington, Amelie, Faith and Flori made some advancing runs with the ball but the ball proved to move too quickly. Amelie then turned well on the half way line and passed to Flori to set up a chance that saw the goalkeeper make a good save. Anna was keen to make important tackles and blocked several Long Itchington attacks. Romy was confident and vocal in goal and made some wonderful saves. She also caught well and produced the biggest goal kicks of the night which set up chances for Budbrooke. Ella showed great resilience and Poppy battled for every ball. With the game looking set to end 0-0, Faith chased the ball and hassled the defender who was forced to play the ball back to the keeper. Faith was then on hand to knock the ball in and the team celebrated together what was a fantastic 1-0 win.

Budbrooke then came up against a very experienced and well organised St Paul’s team. Budbrooke needed to defend and despite St Paul’s scoring several goals early on, the girls kept on going. Romy again made lots of good saves to keep the score down, especially a great diving save that tipped the ball onto the post and earned lots of praise from the spectators.

Results:

Ferncumbe- D 0-0

Kingsley- W 1-0

The Priors D 0-0

Clapham Terrace- L 0-1

Long Itchington W 1-0

St Paul’s – L 0-8

Aylesford – W due to Aylesford not attending.

Mr Brereton said: “It was great to see so many girls enjoying playing football. It was a pleasure to see the girls play and support each other and enjoy playing as a team. Seeing them celebrate scoring goals. There will be more girls football matches in the Spring term. The girls played some fantastic football and the team spirit and passion shone through. Thank you to all the parents who supported with transport and cheered the team on.”

Budbrooke (3)6 All Saints Leek Wootton (0)0

Budbrooke produced a fine performance full of quality attacking play in a thrilling victory over local rivals.  

With the sun going down quickly, Budbrooke started brightly and good link up play on the wings between Finley and Jack created plenty of chances. Henry was definitely wearing his shooting boots as he scored a hat-trick early on with a selection of well placed shots into the corner.

All Saints grew into the game and played some attractive passes on a bobbly pitch. They created chances and it took some strong tackles and excellent defending from Eli and Edward to stop their attacks. When the defence was beaten, Teddy produced some great saves, tipping shots wide, and then Jack and Eli made some outstanding blocks and clearances off the line to stop the away side scoring.

Cameron was covering all the pitch to win the ball back, Finley’s passes were setting up chances for Lucas but the goalkeeper kept making super saves to stop Budbrooke scoring. Arthur then nearly scored with a volley off his knee in what would have been the goal of the match!

In the second half, Tom was putting in a dogged display. Jack and Eli were working the ball around nicely to get passed the defence on the right hand side. Eli used his football intelligence to spot space and threaded the ball through nicely to set up chances for Arthur and Lucas. With Budbrooke in search of more goals, Arthur was whipping in some quality crosses that Jack headed on goal only to be denied by the goal keeper’s super saves. Then Arthur weaved his way through the defence and scored via a deflection to score a special goal.

Lucas worked hard to win the ball back and after a great save from the goalkeeper, the ball fell kindly for Henry to finish off from close range and top off what was a fantastic team performance.

Budbrooke FC: Teddy, Eli, Edward, Cameron ©, Finley, Jack, Henry, Tom, Arthur, Lucas.

Mr Brereton said: “What a fantastic performance. Well done to all the players. The whole team showed great determination and produced a great performance they can all be proud of. On a difficult pitch and with darkness setting in, the players wanted to play an attractive brand of football. I was so impressed with the passing accuracy, the powerful tackles and the expert finishing. Budbrooke showed they can play football and I am looking forward to the next fixture. Thank you to all the people who came to cheer the team on.”

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Hockey Festival

Budbrooke showed great resilience and team spirit as they competed in a hockey festival at St Nicholas’ Park.

Teams from 4 local primary schools took part in warm up activities organised by the young sports leaders from Kingsley.

In the first game, Budbrooke came up against  a well organised Ferncombe team. Impressive defending from Alex and Nicole deflected shots onto the post. Budbrooke were defending resolutely but a break away attack saw Ferncombe score their winning goal.

Next up was a match against Shrubland Street. This time, Budbrooke showed plenty of attacking spirit with good dribbling from Robbie and Rupert. They attacked well with good skill from James, and Caitlyn creating chances but Budbrooke just could not get the ball over the line. Then with the final whistle approaching Shrubland Street scored despite the best efforts of Romy who tried to clear the ball off the line.

In the third game against Bishops Tachbrook, Budbrooke lost 2-0 but they then saved the best for the final match, a replay against Shrubland Street. Lois made some confident tackles and passes, Ella won the ball back well and James was full of running. James picked the ball up on the right hand side by the half way line and then proceeded to dribble the ball confidently into the area before scoring with a well placed shot into the corner. Nicole and Caitlyn came close to adding a second for Budbrooke but the ball was saved well. Towards the end of the match, Shrubland Street made a break away and equalised despite an amazing effort from Alex and Rupert to tackle and clear the ball off the line. The score finished 1-1

Budbrooke: Caitlyn, Ella, Nicole, Elissa, Lois, Rupert, James, Alex, Robbie.  

Mr Brereton said: “Budbrooke played brilliantly. They worked hard together, showed great resilience and played well as a team despite many being new to the game. It was a pleasure to watch them play with great spirit and determination and to see their confidence grow. Many thanks to all the parents who helped with transport on the day.”

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Budbrooke Cross Country - Priors Field

Budbrooke runners had a very muddy experience at the first cross country race of the season.

The Primary Schools cross country league event, which was organised by Leamington Athletics Academy, took place at Priors Field school and included teams from 25 schools.

Heavy rainfall the night before had made the course muddy and presented potential tricky cross country conditions for all the runners, especially with the brook being waist deep for some. Running shoes needed to be tied tightly or risked being lost in the mud!

The 1.6km route took the runners around the school fields, along a road, around farmers fields before leading through a stream into the home straight to the finish line.

The Year 5 girls raced first and they supported each other to get around the course with a particularly strong finish from Lola who found some energy to sprint home in 55th place. Hattie ran at a constant pace to finish 56th.

Then the boys had to attack the course which had been made muddier and slippier by the girls. In what a very fast paced race, Jack and Sonny showed great determination and commitment to overcome the muddy obstacles and powered to fabulous 26th and 14th place finishes in their first cross country race.

The Year 6 girls can be very proud of their efforts as they both finished in the top 50. Ella (44th) had the stamina to overtake other runners in the home straight and Amelie (48th) showed character and resilience to ensure she finished strongly when legs were aching.

The last race of the event was the Year 6 boys’ race. It was a very fast start and the pace kept up around the first field. The course by now was a mud bath and Henry and Robbie did immensely well to not slip round the first bend with other runners falling. Henry looked determined as he emerged confidently from the brook. He picked up the pace before crossing the line in an impressive 10th place. Robbie found energy as he came to close to the finish line overtaking others to finish in 82nd place.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the runners to overcome the very muddy conditions. It was fantastic to see the commitment of Team Budbrooke, some had played in football matched before running the race or went to play football matches after the race. Others had arrived early and supported all the runners. This shows their enthusiasm for running and representing the school and they created a great team spirit. They all supported each other and cheered each other on. They persevered despite difficult slippery conditions and can all be proud of their efforts. It was great to see them run through the brook completing the race. Thank you to all the parents for their support and to Leamington Athletics Academy for organising the event.”

The next cross country league race is at Myton Fields, Warwick on Saturday, 27th January 2024.

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Claverdon 2 v Budbrooke 10

The Budbrooke netball team produced a fantastic performance to beat a hard working Claverdon side.

The girls grew in confidence and put together some fine, fast paced flowing passing moves. Hattie excelled in the Goal Keeper position intercepting many passes and Poppy was a livewire at Centre covering a lot of the netball court with great energy to gain possession of the ball and then use a variety of passing techniques to move the ball to the attackers. Elissa, Goal Defence, Poppy W produced a great display at Wing Defence, breaking up the play and making great runs out wide, while Ella and Betsy showed great resilience and desire to score for Budbrooke in the cold windy conditions. Ella in Goal Attack and Betsy in the position of Goal Shooter got closer and closer to the net and then worked well to find space and open the scoring for Budbrooke.

Budbrooke grew in confidence as the game went on, producing their best team display in the 3rd and 4th quarter. The team confidently moved the ball around quickly with Sophia and Tegan linking the play from defence into attack leading to Betsy (6) and Ella (4) scoring with a brilliant shot.

Team: Hattie ©, Poppy W, Elissa, Poppy B, Tegan, Ella, Betsy, Sophia.

Mr Brereton said: “It was lovely to see the girls put the skills together that they have practising at netball clubs at school and outside of school to produce a fabulous performance for Budbrooke. They were all brilliant and used different passes and tactics to find space and create many chances to score. It was a very entertaining game in what were very windy and cold conditions.  Thank you to the parents for their support and for Miss Thorpe’s help coaching the team.”

 

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School Games Rowing Competition

This week Budbrooke sent 2 teams of rowers to Campion school to take part in a rowing competition challenge. There was a boys and girls team and they competed in an individual and a relay competition against other schools from Central Warwickshire and South Warwickshire.

Across the day, 15 boys and 14 girls teams from local schools rowed in individual and relay races to see which teams would progress to represent Central Warwickshire in the county round of the competition.

In the individual events, each member of the team had 90 seconds to row as far as they could and in the relay every competitor had 1 minute.  In the end all the distances added up with the winning team being the one which rowed the furthest.

There was some very competitive rowing with Budbrooke rowing some great distances as well as showing some amazing resilience and team spirit.

Teams

Budbrooke Boys

Distance

Alex

281m

T

289m

Lucas

244m

Edward

291m

Relay

726m

Total

1831m

 

Budbrooke Girls

Distance

Sophia

301m

Flori

194m

Ella

283m

Amelie

253m

Relay

680m

Total

1711m

The team said: “The competition was lots of fun. We worked well as a team and needed to communicate well in the relay challenge. The values that we showed during this were enthusiasm, challenge and collaboration we also gave lots of motivational support to our teammates.”

Mr Brereton said: “It was fantastic to see so many determined rowers from all the schools. The atmosphere was amazing. I was very impressed with how the team members supported each other and even when things didn’t work out, members of the team overcame difficulties, showing great resilience and they did their best.  They were very thankful to the organisers of the competition and ensured the others teams were congratulated.  Well done to all the Budbrooke rowers. Thank you to parents for all your help with transport.”

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St Anthony’s (3)4 V Budbrooke (3)4

In the first competitive league match of the season, Budbrooke and St Anthony’s played out a thrilling draw in a match that was end to end and produced plenty of excitement and end to end action.

In the first half, St Anthony’s started well and Edward and Sonny needed to be on hand to make vital clearances and blocks to thwart the goal mouth efforts and stop the attacks. Against the run of play, the ball found its way to Henry on the half way line and he used his power, pace and skill to run past the defence and slot the ball past on the onrushing goalkeeper to give Budbrooke the lead.

St Anthony’s equalised soon after when, despite several attempts to clear the ball, the ball landed by a St Anthony’s attacker for a simple tap in. Budbrooke did not let the setback affect them and straight away they were on the attack again, with Ellis, Ben, Cameron and Henry linking well to drive through the defence to restore the lead with Henry’s powerful finish. Edward then stopped a certain goal when he blocked 3 shots all within 10 seconds before clearing the ball as St Anthony’s pushed for an equaliser. T was playing well in goal and pushed out a corner and saved well from the follow up shot.

Vaughan closed down the attackers well and worked well with Sonny and Cameron to win the ball back and stop the talented St Anthony’s wingers.

Despite St Anthony’s equalising for the second time, Budbrooke always hit back and Henry latched onto a Cameron’s pass to smash the ball passed the keeper to complete his hattrick. Henry could have scored another soon after but his thunderbolt of a shot cannoned off the cross bar with the keeper beaten.

With half time approaching, the ball deflected to a St Anthony’s striker who equalised with a low shot to make the score 3-3 in what was a frantic, high-energy half of football.

Ben grew in strength in the second half and played some nice link up passes with Sonny and Cameron. Cameron himself showed some lovely touches to get into a good position but shot just wide. Ellis also showed good skill to beat the defenders and just missed the target with a curling effort. Sonny continued to show his array of skills, blocking shots and making outstanding tackles when it looked like St Anthony’s would be through on goal. He also created chances for Budbrooke, setting up Ben with a perfectly placed header that saw Ben narrowly volley over.

Henry continued to battle for every ball and after twisting and turning away from several challenges he restored Budbrooke’s lead with a deflected shot into the corner.

T made an outstanding double save, showing strong wrists to keep out a curling long shot and then slide tacking the striker for the follow up. Late in the game a fine through ball from St Anthony’s gave their striker the chance which he took to equalise to make it 4-4.

Budbrooke FC: T, Sonny, Edward, Cameron ©, Ben, Ellis, Vaughan Henry.

Mr Brereton said: “Wow! What an exciting game of football. Well done to all the players. The whole team showed great determination and produced a great performance they can all be proud of. They kept on going and showed a great team spirit full of exciting football. Every player played his part in a great team performance. The team kept on running and they played with their hearts on their sleeves. There were so many blocks to stop shots and tackles put in to win the ball back and so many goals. Thank you to all the people who helped with transport and came to cheer the team on.”

 

Primary Schools Girls Football League Competition

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Budbrooke girls football team made a successful start to the league this week.

The league event, to be played across 3 dates, saw 8 teams from the local area play each other at Myton School.

The competing teams include- The Priors, St Pauls, Ferncumbe, Long Itchington, Aylesford, Clapham Terrace and Kingsley.

In the first match against Ferncumbe, Sophia made some clever turns and passes to set up chances for Faith and Flori. Ella played well in defence and made some fine clearances while Romy in goal made some great saves, tipping the ball onto the post and gathering on the line, to keep the scores level. The first match ended 0-0.

In the second match for Budbrooke, Amelie and Flori dribbled the ball well and Anna made some vital last-ditch tackles to the Kingsley girls from scoring. Flori put in some good crosses and Faith made some skilful runs down the wing. In the end, Poppy scored with a powerful shot with the last kick of the game to give Budbrooke an exciting 1-0 win.

Budbrooke will play the next set of fixtures at the next two events in November.

Mr Brereton said: “It was great to see so many girls enjoying playing football. It was a very exciting finish with Poppy scoring Budbrooke’s first goal of the league competition with the last kick of the match. The Lionesses’ Euros win and World Cup success has seen a growing interest in the sport and it has been lovely to see the enthusiasm for girls football at Budbrooke. The girls played some fantastic football and the team spirit and passion shone through. Thank you to all the parents who supported with transport.”

Future league dates at Myton:

November 14th

November 28th

 

Claverdon (4)6 V Budbrooke (2)5

Budbrooke showed great resilience and skill to battle back from 4-0 down to make it 5-5 but a late goal earned the win for Claverdon in a match that could have gone either way.

Budbrooke started brightly with Henry setting up Finley for a series of strong shots that just narrowly missed and also a shot that hit the post.

Eli and Edward marshalled the defence well but Claverdon then grew in confidence and took the lead with a deflected shot. Jack made many great saves especially when he tipped a shot over the bar and also when he saved a powerful shot onto the bar. In a bizarre 5 minutes Claverdon scored 3 more.

Despite being 4-0 down, Budbrooke were not giving up. They played with great heart and after some mazy, skilful runs, Henry scored the first with a powerful curling effort. This lead to Budbrooke having lots of shots to get back into the game. Cameron was a driving force in midfield and Sonny looked to play in some nicely threaded through balls to create chances. Henry scored again to make it 4-2 to Claverdon at half time.

Claverdon brought on some strong substitutes and scored again early in the second half. Again, this ignited Budbrooke’s passion. Jack, playing up front in this half, got behind the defence on many occasions and forced the goalkeeper into many good saves. Jack was finally rewarded when he scored a tap in after the goalkeeper palmed a save to in. Jack was again on hand to score another and Henry completed his hat-trick when he lashed in an unstoppable shot to complete an amazing comeback.

The match could have gone either way. Teddy, now in goal, saved brilliantly with his legs and the Claverdon goalkeeper kept on making wonder saves when a Budbrooke goal looked a certainty until a corner for Claverdon saw the ball deflect in off the midfielder’s chest.

Budbrooke FC: Jack, Teddy, Eli, Edward, Cameron, Ben, Finley, Henry, Sonny.

Mr Brereton said: “I am so proud of the Budbrooke footballers. Even when they were trailing 4-0, they never let their heads go down. They kept on playing and were rewarded with a thrilling comeback. It could have been the comeback of all comebacks but the Claverdon goalkeeper made some fine saves. Budbrooke kept on going and showed a great team spirit full of exciting football on a difficult pitch. Budbrooke showed they can play football and I am looking forward to the next fixture. Thank you to all the people who helped with transport and came to cheer the team on.”

 

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School Games Gold Award 2022/23

Budbrooke Primary School has once again been awarded with the prestigious School Games Gold Award for its commitment to school sport and competitive games.

This achievement is in recognition of all the opportunities the children have to be active, to play and learn new sports within PE lessons and extra-curricular activities, as well as competing in a large number of School Games competitions such as rowing, infant agility, speed stacking, girls and boys football and sports hall athletics. There were also many other competitions such as Aylesford Athletics and Edmondscote athletics, and cross country that has seen a high number of children from the school compete and enjoy representing the school. The sponsored fitness circuit with Joe Roebuck and the skipping challenge also saw the whole school joining in and being active. The award also recognises how the children have been inspired by the and have had the chance to organise and promote their own competitions within school allowing different year groups to join in and enjoy their sport.

This year the Year 5/6 Well Being Ambassadors have organised lunch time skills sessions for different age groups to as well as setting up the Well Being Wonders club to inspire children to enjoy being active.

They have also delivered the Well Being Festival, the 30-30-30 challenge and organised activities for nursery and pre-school children as well as supporting and cheering on all the children during sports day.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

- Having a variety of sport on offer for all children.

-Welcoming Team GB swimmer, Joe Roebuck, to the school to deliver an inspirational assembly about his life in sport and complete a sponsored fitness circuit for the whole school to take part in.

- Having 9 Well Being Ambassadors to run fun and engaging lunchtime activities for all age groups, deliver the Well Being Festival and organise events including community link up events with nursery and pre-school.

- Providing opportunities for children of all abilities to represent the school.

-Organising a fully inclusive Sports Day linked to the female sporting stars. Providing the whole of Year 6 with sports leadership roles when organising sports day round robin events for the younger children.

- Entering teams into a variety of School Games competitions including rowing, sports hall athletics, football, dodgeball, infant agility and cup stacking.

-Giving children the chance to beat their personal best in School Games, Personal Best Challenge and Specialising in Sport coaching events.

- Winning the School Games Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics competition and representing Central Warwickshire at County Level.  

- Winning the Year 3/4 speed stacking competition and representing Central Warwickshire at County level.

- Winning a Spirit of the Games award in the Year 5 School Games dodgeball event.

- Having 24 Year 5/6 boys and girls competed in the returning Warwickshire Cross Country events with 1st place and many top 30 place finishes.

- Having 9 children win their events at the Aylesford Athletics competition and go on to represent Warwick in the District Athletics competition at Edmondscote Athletics track.

Mr Brereton said: “It is great to see so many children taking part in and enjoying sport at Budbrooke. They have a lot of opportunities to learn and show off their sporting skills and our gold award recognises that. We promote a good team work ethic and it has been a pleasure to give so many children the opportunity to represent the school in all the different sporting competitions. A personal highlight for me was having everybody together to take part in sports day with a fantastic opening ceremony. A special thanks must go to all the children for being enthusiastic, keen to try new sports and beat their personal best, the Well Being Ambassadors and the parents for their support and for helping with transport. We look forward to applying for the Platinum School Games Mark in 2023/24!”

Keep playing sport!

Mr Brereton

 

 

 

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Budbrooke Sports Day 2023

Famous Female Sporting Superstars was the theme for this year’s sports day. Each class chose a female sports star and they researched them to find out about their sports career, as well as facts about the sport they played and records. The children then combined these with the school games values (Determination, Honesty, Passion, Team work, Self belief and Respect) to create a banner to parade and a chant to perform at the opening ceremony. Examples of the sports stars included tennis players Billie Jean King and Emma Raducanu, athletes Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paula Radcliffe, swimmer Ellie Simmonds, skateboarder Sky Brown and cricketer Rachel Heyhoe-Flint.

The Budbrooke Well Being Ambassadors and House Captains helped run the KS1 sports day races, which included sprinting, skipping, egg and spoon, hopping, obstacle and relay. Children from Nursery also competed in the sprint and hopping events. After the track events the Year 6s then organised and led a variety of team activities for the children to participate in during the round robin events which included hockey, javelin, curling and speed bounce amongst many others.

In the afternoon, KS2 sports day events included shuttle running, skipping, sprints, hurdles, obstacle, 600m and the team relays.

Final House Results

Phase Group

Emerald

Sapphire

Ruby

Rec & KS1

75

74

68

KS2

121

109

74

Total

196

183

142

 

Mr Brereton said: “It was a great day of celebrating all the children’s sporting prowess and lovely to have parents and family there. We found out about lots of female sports and all the children demonstrated the school games values in the different sporting events. The chants and dances were amazing and very creative!  They were all excited, enthusiastic and keen to be active.  It was also lovely to see the children support each other and cheer everybody on. Thank you to everybody for coming to support the children. A special thanks go to the Well Being Ambassadors for supporting the younger ones and making everyone feel part of the games. Thanks must also go to Mrs Tabb, Mrs Merritt and Mrs Jarvis and the house captains, who supported with important jobs as well as PTA for running the refreshment stall and selling delicious cakes. It was a very enjoyable day despite the drizzly weather!”

 

 

 

 

 

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You Skip Challenges/Well Being Ambassadors 30-30-30 challenge

There are lots of exciting skipping challenges for children to participate in at school and at home. The Well Being Ambassadors are also encouraging children to be active for 30 minutes a day as part of the 30-30-30 challenge and YouSkip would be perfect for this challenge.

YouSkip is partof a You v You programme where the focus is on young people challenging themselves to be the best they can be. This whole school challenge is suitable for all ages and aims to engage Budbrooke Primary School in lots of skipping fun!

If you visit the school sport section on the website you will find details and videos of the skipping challenges introduced by Dan the Skipping Man. The children will be able to follow a variety of skipping challenges at school and at home aimed at improving their skipping, and many other life skills.

There will be the single bounce challenge, double bounce challenge and a run challenge and for each challenge there will be the chance to earn bronze, silver or gold. The children will have a skipping passport to record their achievements.

There will also be a variety of tricky skipping challenges for the confident skippers and some supportive challenges for those that are new to skipping.

Enjoy being active,

Mr Brereton

 

Central Warwickshire Athletics Championship Finals 2023

Athletes from Budbrooke performed brilliantly as they represented Warwick in the Central Warwickshire Athletics Championships at Edmondscote (June 28th).

The competition saw the winners of the area competitions represent their district. Warwick was competing against Kenilworth, North & South Leamington and Southam in the track and field events at Edmondscote Athletics Track.

In the sprints, Bradley (Year 5) ran a technically superb focused and controlled 75m but just missed out on 3rd place by fractions of a second in a very competitive race.  There were also excellent efforts from Poppy (Year 4 and Georgia (Year 6) who earned valuable points for Team Warwick.

In the 600m Thomas ran an expertly paced race to finish 2nd, staying in contention during the first lap and then attacking the bend but just couldn’t overtake the eventual winner.

The Year 5 Boys relay team (Henry, Edward, Robbie and Cameron) showed great determination, passion and perseverance to finish 3rd and were a credit to the school.

In the field events, Poppy (Year 6) threw the javelin well for Team Warwick to finish 2nd overall.  Edward followed up his relay success with a 2nd place finish in the long jump.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the children who represented Warwick. It was fantastic to have 9 children from Budbrooke be part of Team Warwick and they all performed brilliantly. It was great to see the children support and congratulate each other as well as thanking all those who had worked hard to organise the event. They all showed the School Games values of determination, self belief, passion, team work, respect and honesty and can be extremely proud of their achievements. Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and cheered the team onto success.”

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Playground Equipment

Playground equipment, purchased using the Sports For Schools voucher, has arrived at Budbrooke and is being used to create fun, friendly active playtimes.

Children, from Reception to Year 6, have access to a variety of new and different resources to such as stilts, scoop catchers, juggling balls, diablos, plate spinners, skittles and table tennis equipment.

Mr Brereton said: “The sports resources will help the children continue to enjoy being active at break times as well as developing their catching, throwing and jumping skills in PE. It has been great to see the children developing their table tennis skills and to have children state that they will design a Champion’s League style competition for skittles shows they have great enthusiasm and the equipment will be used well and have a great impact.”

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Personal Best Follow Up Challenge

Specialist sports coaches, Edward and Adam, from Specialising in Sport visited Budbrooke again this week to challenge the children to beat their personal bests in the throwing, running and jumping events.

Every child in Years 4-6 had completed a series of events including relay races, obstacle races, speed bounce, standing long jump, chest pushes and javelin throwing in January. After practising each event they had the chance to beat their personal best.

Mr Brereton said: “All the children enjoyed taking part in the challenge and performed brilliantly in the exciting events. The event focuses on individual achievement and having a personal challenge. It was great to see the children being active and proud of their efforts. Keep striving to beat your personal best!”

 

St Paul’s V Budbrooke Girls FC

Budbrooke girls football team recently played against St Paul’s.

Despite the extremely hot conditions the team defended brilliantly at the start and showed great teamwork to stop St Paul’s strikers scoring.

The games was played in 4 quarters of 10 minutes so drinks breaks could be had to keep the players hydrated in the sauntering heat.

There were lots of positives on the pitch.  These included Ella being an amazing defender getting in lots of last ditch blocks, Abi didn’t stop running and tackled well and Maisie made lots of wonder saves tipping the ball over the bar to stop a powerful shot and saving the ball onto the post. After the first quarter, St Pauls were winning 1-0. When the game restarted, Budbrooke grew in confidence. Maisie, now a hard working midfielder, Flori and Faith linked up well and troubled the St Paul’s goalkeeper with long shots.

Chloe showed immense bravery flying into tackles to stop the St Paul’s attackers and Anna and Maisie skilfully started taking the ball past the opposition to create chances for Budbrooke. Plenty of chances came but Budbrooke just couldn’t find the finishing touch to score a goal.

Even when St Paul’s striker scored more goals, Budbrooke showed great character and didn’t give up.

Mr Brereton said: “The girls were a credit to the school. Even though they were losing against a strong team, their heads were always up and they kept on trying. Poppy took the biggest goal kicks I have seen and Budbrooke were always looking to pass to each other and create chances. Well done to all the players and thank you to the parents who provided transport and came to cheer the team on.”

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Aylesford Athletics

Budbrooke enjoyed lots of success in the track and field events in the local athletics competition at Aylesford this week and will now have representatives in the Warwick Area team at Edmondscote.

Budbrooke were again the sprint specialists! In the boys events, Bradley came first in his 75m heat (10.61s) and Cameron (11.05s) and Henry (10.15) were both victorious in their individual heats. Thomas showed great commitment and battled well in his 600m race and was selected for the Warwick team while Edward finished in an impressive 3rd place.

In the girls events, Poppy was a winner in her 50m race with a time of 6.91s, Georgia won her heat and Ella (11.25s) finished 2nd. Faith (3rd) and Florence (4th) showed great determination to finish a difficult 600m race in very hot conditions.

The boys relay teams continued Budbrooke’s impressive form in the sprints. The year 3 (4th place) and 6 team (3rd place) competed well while the Year 4 team finishing in an excellent 2nd place. The Year 5 team (Cameron, Robbie, Henry and Edward) stormed to a stunning victory in front of the enthusiastic cheering crowd. In the girls’ relays, the Year 4 squad came 2nd and there were 3rd place finishes for the Year 5 and 6 teams. The Year 3 team showed great character and resilience to carry on despite unfortunately dropping the baton.

Budbrooke also enjoyed great success in the field events with Poppy coming 1st in her Yr 6 javelin competition, Edward winning the Year 5 long jump event. There were also 2nd place finishes for Ben (Yr 3 javelin), James (Yr 4 javelin), Thomas (Yr 6 long jump), Henry (Yr 5 triple jump), Tabitha (Yr 3 long jump) and a 3rd place for Evie (Yr 3 javelin).

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all who took part in the competition. It was a fantastic afternoon of athletics and Budbrooke did very well in the hot conditions. The team spirit was tremendous and it was lovely to see all the children cheering each other on. It was lovely to see the enthusiasm and pride of all the athletes who represented Team Budbrooke. To once again have children from Budbrooke in the Warwick team at Edmondscote is a very special achievement. A special thanks must go to all who came to support the team on the day.”

The Central Warwickshire Athletics Finals will take place on Wednesday 28th June at Edmondscote Athletics track.

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Sports For Schools Sponsorship Update

Sports equipment, purchased using the impressive £1463 voucher raised from the Sports For Schools sponsorship event, has arrived at Budbrooke.

Each class discussed what equipment they would like to have at school. The delivery includes sports resources that can be used for active playtimes as well enhance PE sessions. The Well Being Ambassadors helped unpack the new items that include: rounders equipment, tennis balls, a variety of balls for all year groups, skipping ropes, hurdles, bean bags, stilts, movement skills,

Mr Brereton said: “Thank you for all of your support. The children enjoyed the sponsored fitness challenge in March while also supporting Team GB athletes. The sports resources will help the children continue to enjoy being active at break times as well as developing their catching, throwing and jumping skills in PE.”

 
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Sponsored Athlete Event Update
 
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the sponsored fitness circuit with Joe Roebuck.  We have raised £2738 from the sponsored athlete event. What a fantastic amount and the event was lots of fun!
Part of the money goes towards supporting Team GB athletes and we will receive £1463.70 to spend on sports equipment. I will be asking the School Council to discuss ideas with their classes for how to spend the money.   
The sponsorship rewards will arrive soon and will be handed out next week.
Thank you for all your support!
 
Mr Brereton

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School Games Sports Hall Athletics Small Schools County Finals

Budbrooke finished in a gallant 5th place in the School Games Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics final at North Solihull Sports Centre this week.

After winning the local event last month, Budbrooke had the honour of representing Central Warwickshire against other winning schools from across Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire.

Team Budbrooke athletes competed in a variety of track and field events against other qualifying schools with the overall total of 240 children earning points for their schools by competing in each event for the right to be declared the county winner.

The aims were to have fun, encourage their team mates and to challenge themselves to better their previous results by throwing further and running faster as well as displaying the School Games values of determination, passion, respect, self belief and team work.

The track events saw children perform rolls and jump hurdles in the obstacle relay and over/under relay, use the kick boards, their sprinting skills and their team work skills in the 6-lap Paarlauf and relay events . The field events included chest push, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, javelin throwing and speed bounce.

Highlights for Budbrooke included coming 1st in the boys’ 4X1 relay, 2nd in the boys’ 1+1 Lap Relay and the 6 lap paarlauf, There were also 4th place finishes for the girls’ 4X1 relay and obstacle relay. There were also plenty of personal bests being achieved in the field events.  

Results:

1st – Southern  Warwickshire – Welford on Avon – 274 pts

2nd – Solihull South – Oak Cottage Primary School – 254 pts

3rd – Coventry East – St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School – 252 pts

5th = Central Warwickshire- Budbrooke Primary School – 240 pts

5th =  Coventry West – All Souls Catholic Primary School – 240 pts

6th – Northern Warwickshire- Wolvey Primary School – 194 pts

7th -  Eastern Warwickshire – The Revel CE Primary School- 174 pts

8th – Solihull North -  St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School – 116 pts

 

Mr Brereton said: “Team Budbrooke was fantastic. They met the challenges and had fun. It was great to see them support each other by creating a great team environment where they high-fived and celebrated with each other what ever the result of each race. This helped them perform and achieve personal bests by running quicker, jumping higher and throwing further. It was a great experience and the children were a real credit to the school. Thank you to the parents and Mrs Merritt for helping with the transport to the event.”

Congratulations to Poppy, Henry, Liam and Thomas from Budbrooke who were selected for the Warwickshire Sports Hall Athletics team to compete in the West Midlands County competition last week end. They won the competition and can be extremely proud of their Gold medals.

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School Games Speed Stacking County Finals

This week Budbrooke had the honour of representing Central Warwickshire in the School Games Speed Stacking County Finals. The Year 3/4 speed stackers, previously triumphant in the area round, were up against the 14 winning schools from the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire regions.

At the end of the competition, Team Budbooke were awarded the prestigious School Games Values trophy for demonstrating all the values of: Team Work, Determination, Honesty, Passion, Self Belief and Respect.

The event, held at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre and organised by Di Baker from Speed Stacks UK, saw the children being timed to complete the 3-6-3 stack, where twelve cups are organised in three stacks: The first stack contains three cups, the second stack contains six cups and the third stack contains three cups.  The competitors begin in the down-stacked position. All three stacks are up-stacked from one direction to the other. The Stacker then goes back to the beginning and down-stacks the three stacks. There was also the 3-6-3 team relay and the Stack and Back relay events which were timed and scored by a team of well organised Year 5/6 Youth Sports Leaders, including Edward and Florence from Budbrooke. 

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the Speed Stacking challengers. It was great to see so hundreds of children from lots of different schools all enjoying the challenge of Speed Stacking. It created such an exciting atmosphere. The children from Budbrooke definitely deserved the School Games Values trophy for their excellent team work, support, resilience and for speed stacking with smiles on their faces. They kept on trying and were rewarded with personal bests.  They were tremendous and a pleasure to take to the competition. It has been lovely to see the cups out at break times and the idea to run a Speed Stacking club. Keep aiming to beat your personal bests!”

 

Sports for Schools Sponsored Fitness Circuit.

Budbrooke welcomed Commonwealth and Olympic swimmer Joe Roebuck as the whole school took part in a sponsored fitness challenge to raise money for the school and Team GB athletes.

Every child in the school performed one minute of each of the fitness workouts- spotty dogs, leg drives, press ups and star jumps while being cheered on and inspired by Sportivator Belinda, Joe and the rest of their classes.

Joe then introduced himself in an inspiring assembly where he talked about his life as a swimmer, how he used to get up at 4.30am to train and how he was resilient and determined despite not being selected for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games.  He recalled how proud he was after finally being chosen to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, how he enjoyed the buzz of competing against Michael Phelps in front of 18,000 people. Joe showed off his 2010 European Championships bronze medal which he won in the 200m individual medley and the silver medal he was awarded at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Mr Brereton said: “Congratulations to all the children for challenging themselves and taking part in the fitness circuits to raise money. Part of this money will go towards helping Team GB athletes with their training while Budbrooke has money to be used for new sports equipment. The School Council will also discuss ideas for how the money could be spent. “

“It was so lovely to see the whole school being active and enjoying taking part in the sponsored fitness circuits. They were very curious and asked lots of wonderful questions.  It was inspirational to hear how Joe achieved his dreams with dedicated training.”

Thank you to everyone who supported the Sports for Schools event by sponsoring the children. The cut off date for raising money on your online sponsorship forms is Wednesday 22nd March 2023. The school will then be sent an email with the amounts raised and a list of children who will receive the wristbands and signed photo rewards.

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School Games Sports Hall Athletics Competition 2023

Budbrooke finished in an amazing 1st place at the School Games Sports Hall Athletics competition at Ryton Sports Connexion Centre this week. As the overall winners, they will now have the honour of representing Central Warwickshire at the County Level 3 competition.

The Year 5/6 boys and girls team from Budbrooke competed in a variety of track and field events against other schools from the Central Warwickshire region. The competition, assisted brilliantly by Campion School Aspire team leaders, saw 567 children in total take part with the children earning points for their school for competing in each event.

The track events saw the competitors perform rolls and jump hurdles in the obstacle relay and over/under relay, use the kick boards, their sprinting skills and their team work skills in the 6-lap Paarlauf and relay events . The field events included chest push, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, javelin throwing and speed bounce.

Highlights for Budbrooke included coming 1st in the girls’ 4 x 1 relay, 2nd  in the girls’ 1+1 Lap Relay, and 3rd in the obstacle relay and the 6 lap paarlauf . There were also 1st place finishes for the boys’ 1 + 1 relay team, 6 lap Paarlauf pair and 4 x 1 relay team as well as a 2nd place finish for the over/under relay team. All the points were added together and Budbrooke came out on top.

Results:

Small Schools

1st Budbrooke

2nd Clapham Terrace

3rd St Lawrence

4th Priors Field

5th Clinton

6th St Augustines

7th St Anthonys

8th St Josephs

9th Long Itchington & Bishops Tachbrook

11th Ferncumbe

12th Arnold Lodge

13th Shrubland Street

Mr Brereton said: “Team Budbrooke was amazing and what a fantastic result! They met all of the challenges with a great determination and had lots of fun along the way.  They also supported each other during each event to create a wonderful Budbrooke team spirit high fiving each other event when results didn’t go our way. It was a great experience and I’m sure they will do Central Warwickshire proud in the County event. Thank you to the parents for helping with the transport to the event.”

 

 

 

 

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Priory Park Cross Country

The last Central Warwickshire Primary cross country league event of the season took place at Priory Park in Warwick last weekend.  The weather was good for running and the 1.6km course included steep slopes to give the runners that extra challenge.  

Team Budbrooke were very enthusiastic and keen to do well. In the Year 5 girl’s race, Sophia produced a great run full of determination to finish 39th. Ella finished 52nd and Rosie came 71st both showing great spirit and determination to finish the race despite suffering with stitches during the second lap.

In the Year 5 boy’s race, Henry (15th) and Edward (34th) produced their best results of the season. Robbie, making his running debut, finished in 41st and Arthur can be proud of his efforts to take part in the race and get as far as he did.

The Year 6 girls all supported each other around the tough course. Phoebe (29th), Lucy Davis (32nd) and Holly (34th) helped inspire each other and Amber can be very proud to get as far as she did in her first cross country race.

The Year 6 boys were next up around the course. Thomas continued his impressive form running confidently to finish in 2nd place and has qualified to represent Warwickshire at the National Primary Schools Championships in March. Martin (25th), Ben (38th), Robin (46th) and Dylan (56th) all did well.

Mr Brereton said: “It has been an enjoyable cross country season with plenty of highlights and personal bests being achieved. Well done to all the runners. It was lovely to see them running and enjoying being active. I loved seeing them race with smiles on their faces and all the support they give to each other is very commendable.  It was great to hear that they “most definitely” want to carry running next year.”

 

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School Games Rowing Competition

This week Budbrooke sent 2 teams of rowers to Campion school to take part in a rowing competition challenge. There was a boys and girls team and they competed in an individual and a relay competition against other schools from Central Warwickshire and South Warwickshire.

Across the day, 19 boys and 23 girls teams from local schools rowed in individual and relay races to see which teams would progress to represent Central Warwickshire in the county round of the competition.

In the individual events, each member of the team had 90 seconds to row as far as they could and in the relay every competitor had 1 minute.  In the end all the distances added up with the winning team being the one which rowed the furthest.

There was some very competitive rowing with Budbrooke rowing some great distances.

Teams

Budbrooke Boys

Distance

Ben

296m

Arthur

290m

Luke

280m

Sam

319m

Relay

760m

Total

1945m

 

Budbrooke Girls

Distance

Maisie

320m

Poppy

321m

Chloe

277m

Georgia

291m

Relay

759m

Total

2072m

 

The results saw Budbrooke girls finishing 1st in their heats and 4th overall while the boys finished 3rd in the heats and 7th overall.

“The event was so much. We worked well as a team and needed to communicate well in the relay challenge. The values that we showed during this were enthusiasm, challenge and collaboration we also gave lots of motivational support to our teammates.”

Written by Poppy, Maisie, Georgia and Chloe.

Mr Brereton said: “It was fantastic to see so many determined rowers from all the schools. The atmosphere was amazing. The organisers were full of praise for how the Budbrooke team members supported each other and even when things didn’t work out, members of the team overcame difficulties, showed great resilience and did their best.  Well done to all the Budbrooke rowers. The challenge is now for the rowers to see if they can beat their personal best. Thank you to parents for all your help with transport.”

 

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Budbrooke Girls FC

On Friday 18th November, Budbrooke girls football team played against Coten End in the first league match.

Although they did not win, fun was had by all. The team worked hard and showed great teamwork and communication skills.

There were lots of positives on the pitch. These included Ella being an amazing defender, Maisie being excellent at tackling who did not stop running, Poppy making lots of wonder saves tipping the ball over the bar to stop a powerful shot and saving the ball onto the post.

Chloe showed immense bravery flying into tackles to stop the Coten End attackers, Amelie was a motivating player, Sophia was great person when it came to inspiring the team when they were getting tired, Faith was a good spirited player running and covering the whole pitch. Florence was a hard worker and looked to make great passes and find her

team mates, Georgia was good at clearing the ball with strength. We want to thank Mr Brereton for making this happen.

Written by Maisie and Poppy

Mr Brereton said: “The girls were a credit to the school. Even though they were losing against a strong team, their heads were always up and they kept on trying. Poppy took the biggest goal kicks I have seen and Budbrooke were always looking to pass to each other and create chances. Well done to all the players. I am looking forward to organising more games in the new year.”

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Personal Best Challenge

Specialist sports coaches, Zoe and Tom, from Specialising in Sport visited Budbrooke this week to give the children the chance to take part in the exciting Run, Jump, Throw Personal Best Challenge.

Every child in Years 4-6 completed a series of events including relay races, speed bounce, obstacle races, standing long jump, chest pushes and javelin throwing. All the performances and results have been recorded and every child has now been challenged to to see if they can beat their personal bests in each event when the coaches revisit later in the year. There will be medals for the children who make the most progress in each activity.

Mr Brereton said: “All the children enjoyed taking part in the challenge and performed brilliantly in the exciting events. Running, jumping and throwing are key skills to develop for all different sports so it was great to give the children the opportunity to challenge themselves  The event focuses on individual achievement and having a personal challenge so keep working hard to beat your personal bests! I hope to see lots of children practising at break and lunchtimes.”

 

 

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St Anthony’s (1)2 V Budbrooke (1)2

In the first competitive match of the season, Budbrooke and St Anthony’s played out a thrilling draw in a match that was end to end and produced plenty of excitement.

In the first half, Budbrooke looked dangerous on the counter attack. Stanley and Henry showed great skill and played some nice intricate passes and Arthur had a couple of early long shots and looked to send over some inviting crosses for Liam to exploit. Ben and Captain Edward defended well and grew in confidence as the game went on with Ben winning plenty of tackles, Edward clearing the ball well and Martin performing brilliantly in goal with some fine early saves, especially with his legs to stop a certain St Anthony’s goal.

Henry was covering a lot of ground in midfield setting up plenty of chances and having some close long shots. After Henry won the ball on the half way line, he ran at the defence. After a few deflections, the ball fell to Stanley who expertly powered the ball into the goal to make it 1-0 to Budbrooke. St Anthony’s were back in the game soon after when Budbrooke hesitated and let the striker in for a confident finish. This time the heroics of Martin could not deny the equaliser. St Anthony’s controlled the rest of the half but the half time whistle went with the score at 1-1.

Budbrooke regrouped at half time and came out for the second half with a lot of energy and belief. Cameron ran the show in midfield, picking up any loose ball and storming up field with pace and power. He flashed a couple of early shots wide and then, after some nice passing and switch of play from Arthur, Stanley hooked a shot just wide on the half volley. The second Budbrooke goal came soon after when Liam, who was full of running and determination, fired a powerful shot low and hard into the far corner after good work from Stanley. Martin, now playing in defence, stopped the St Anthony forwards with strong tackles and then looked up and around for his team mates to pass to.

St Anthony’s then had a few chances with Teddy making a great save to deny the striker. Late in the game a fine through ball from St Anthony’s gave their striker the chance which he took to equalise. Late in the game, with the scored locked at 2-2, Teddy made a wonderful save to keep the score level. The striker took the ball around Teddy but just as he was about to shoot into an empty net, Teddy recovered brilliantly to tip the ball wide. The result could have gone either way but with darkness quickly falling, the full time whistle went with the final score at 2-2.

 

Mr Brereton said: “What a fantastic start to the school football season. Well done to all the players. The whole team showed great determination and produced a great performance they can all be proud of. They kept on going and showed a great team spirit full of exciting football and skill in difficult conditions. Budbrooke showed they can play football and I am looking forward to the next fixture. Thank you to all the people who helped with transport and came to cheer the team on.”

 

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School Games Dodgeball Competition

Budbrooke finished in joint second place in the School Games Dodgeball competition this week.

The team, made up of Year 5s, were amazing and were deservedly awarded lots of points for showing the School Games values of Honesty, Respect and Teamwork.

The event, which featured 8 schools from the local area, was held at Newbold Leisure Centre and saw a total of 128 children being active and enjoying dodgeball throughout the day.

The dodgeball event gave the children the opportunity to apply their throwing, catching and movement skills but also focused on the School Games Value of Honesty, Respect and Teamwork with each team marking the opposition out of 5 for each of those values.

Team work was shown when players threw the ball to others to make sure all team members were included and active, respect was shown when congratulating the other teams and wishing them luck and the players were honest when they were hit by the ball and gave themselves as out.

Mr Brereton said: “It was a fabulous event and all the Team Budbrooke players were terrific and demonstrated all the School Games values. They played with smiles on their faces and were so honest to give themselves out even when the ball had only just brushed them. They can all be very proud of their achievements, especially standing out for being honest, respectful and showing great team work. They were a pleasure to take to the event. Many thanks to the parents for the support with transport.”

 

If you are an aspiring Dodgeball player, Onside are running a Dodgeball club for Year 3s and 4s on Monday. Speak to the office or Mt Brereton for more details.

 

 

 

 

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Girls Football Competition

Budbrooke girls football team finished joint 2nd in a football competition this week at Campion School.

The exciting School Games competition, organised by Year 8 Football Activators, saw teams from Budbrooke, St Augustines, Bishops Tachbrook and Brookhurst join together in a celebration of girls football.

Budbrooke Girls FC, having arrived early, led their own warm ups and team talk in the sports hall as they eagerly awaited the start of the competition.

Each team then went to the MUGA to take part in a football skills session where they developed their ball control and dribbling skills.

After that, each team then played each other once. The highlights of the games saw Ella make great block tackles and Poppy show safe hands in goal with some important saves to deny the opposition. Maisie forced the keeper into a fantastic double save after good link up play and a one-two with Georgia. Sophia nearly set up the lively determined Faith with a fantastic back heel and Amelie got stuck in and covered the whole pitch to enthusiastically win the ball back each time.

The Football Activators then handed out badges to all the players for showing the School Games Values of Passion, Determination, Honesty, Self Belief and Respect.

Mr Brereton said: “It was great to see so many girls enjoying playing football. The Lionesses’ Euros win and the upcoming World Cup has seen a growing interest in the sport and it has been lovely to see the enthusiasm for girls football at Budbrooke. The girls played some fantastic football and the team spirit and passion shone through. Thank you to all the parents who supported with transport.”

Budbrooke Girls FC host Coten End in a football match on Friday 18th November.

 

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School Sport 2022/23

Budbrooke Cross Country - Priors Field

After a 3 year break, cross country races finally returned to Central Warwickshire with Budbrooke team runners performing brilliantly.

The Primary Schools cross country league event, which was organised by Onside and Leamington Athletics Academy, took place at Priors Field school. Recent rainfall had made the course muddy and presented potential tricky cross country conditions for all the runners, especially with the brook which was deeper.

The 1.6km route took the runners around the school fields, along a road, around farmers fields before leading through a stream into the home straight to the finish line.

The Year 5 girls raced first and they supported each other to get around the course with Ella (41st),  Amelie (42nd), Sophia (44th) and a 66th  place finish for Rosie, despite having a stitch, producing a great team effort for the team.

Then the boys had to attack the course which had been made muddier and slippier by the girls. Confusion arose about the route and some runners ran an extra distance. Despite this, they showed great determination and commitment to overcome the difficulties and can be extremely proud of their efforts. Teddy (33rd), Henry (49th), Arthur (60th) and Edward (70th) gave a great team performance.

The Year 6 girls can be very proud of their efforts as they all finished in the top 50. Phoebe (30th) had the stamina to overtake other runners in the home straight, Lucy showed her effective running style to finish 41st with Holly finishing 42nd. Abi then ran the whole race with a smile on her face to finish 49th.

The last race of the event was the Year 6 boys’ race. It was a very fast start and the pace kept up around the first field with Budbrooke runners in contention. Thomas kept to his game plan, staying in the front pack, and then attacked showing great stamina and skill to race away and confidently win the race. Martin (11th), Liam (16th), Ben (42nd), Robin (43rd), Jasper (53rd) and Dylan (60th) continued the great efforts by Team Budbrooke.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the runners. It was great to finally be back competing in the cross country for the first time in 3 years and to have 22 runners competing for Budbrooke was fantastic and shows their enthusiasm for running and representing the school. The team spirit was great. They all supported each other and cheered each other on. They persevered despite difficult slippery conditions and can all be proud of their efforts. It was great to see them run through the brook and I’m looking forward to seeing them run and showing everybody what they can do in the next event.”

The next cross country league race is at Priory Park, Warwick on Saturday, 3rd December 2022. 

 

School Games Gold Award 2021/22

Budbrooke Primary School has once again been awarded with the prestigious School Games Gold Award for its commitment to school sport and competitive games.

This achievement is in recognition of all the opportunities the children have to be active, to play and learn new sports within PE lessons and extra-curricular activities, as well as competing in a large number of School Games competitions such as rowing, infant agility, speed stacking, football and sports hall athletics. There were also many other competitions such as Aylesford Athletics and Edmondscote athletics and the Commonwealth Games Personal Best Challenge that has seen a high number of children from the school compete and enjoy representing the school. The award also recognises how the children have been inspired by the Commonwealth Games and have had the chance to organise and promote their own competitions within school allowing different year groups to join in and enjoy their sport.

This year the Year 5/6 Well Being Ambassadors have organised lunch time activities for different age groups to get children being active as well as playing bowls to promote the Commonwealth Games. They have also delivered the Well Being Festival, organised activities for nursery and pre-school children as well as supporting and cheering on all the children during sports day.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

- Having a variety of sport on offer for all children.

-Welcoming Team GB wheelchair basketball player, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, to the school to deliver an inspirational assembly about her life in sport and the Commonwealth Games and then organise sports activities for the whole school.

- Having 9 Well Being Ambassadors to run fun and engaging lunchtime activities for all age groups, deliver the Well Being Festival and organise events including community link up events with nursery and pre-school.

- Providing opportunities for children of all abilities to represent the school.

-Organising a fully inclusive Sports Day linked to the Commonwealth Games. Providing the whole of Year 6 with sports leadership roles when organising sports day round robin events for the younger children.

- Entering teams into a variety of School Games competitions including rowing, sports hall athletics, football, dodgeball, infant agility and cup stacking.

-Giving children the chance to beat their personal best in School Games Commonwealth Games Personal Best Challenge and Specialising in Sport coaching events.

- Winning the School Games Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics competition at County Level.  

- Winning the School Games girls rowing competition with boys finishing 3rd.

- 3rd place finish in the Leamington Brakes U12 Cup.  

- Having 14 children win their events at the Aylesford Athletics competition and go on to represent Warwick in the District Athletics competition at Edmondscote Athletics track.

-Having 3 winners at the District Athletics competition and two 3rd places.

Mr Brereton said: “It is great to see so many children taking part in and enjoying sport at Budbrooke. They have a lot of opportunities to learn and show off their sporting skills and our gold award recognises that. We promote a good team work ethic and it has been a pleasure to give so many children the opportunity to represent the school in all the different sporting competitions. A personal highlight for me was having everybody together to take part in sports day with a fantastic opening ceremony where all the children showed what they had learnt about the Commonwealth Games. A special thanks must go to all the children for being enthusiastic, keen to try new sports and beat their personal best, the Well Being Ambassadors and the parents for their support and for helping with transport. We look forward to applying for the School Games Mark once again in 2022/23!”

Keep playing sport!

Mr Brereton

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Budbrooke Sports Day 2022

The Commonwealth Games 2022 was the theme for this year’s sports day as parents made a return to watch the spectacle for the first time in 3 years.

Each class chose a sporting event from this summer’s games in Birmingham. They researched the sport, finding out about how to play the game, as well as facts about star players and records. The children then combined these with the school games values (Determination, Honesty, Passion, Team work, Self belief and Respect) to create a banner to parade and a chant to perform at the opening ceremony. Examples of the Commonwealth Games events included gymnastics, wheelchair basketball and swimming. It was also great to see classes choose lawn bowls and cycling to be inspired by as these will be hosted locally in Warwick and Leamington.

The Budbrooke Well Being Ambassadors and House Captains helped run the KS1 sports day races, which included sprinting, skipping, egg and spoon, hopping, obstacle and relay. Children from Nursery also competed in the sprint and hopping events. After the track events the Year 6s then organised and led a variety of team activities for the children to participate in during the round robin events which included hockey, javelin, curling and speed bounce among many others.

In the afternoon, KS2 sports day events included shuttle running, skipping, sprints, hurdles, obstacle, 600m and the team relays.

Final House Results

Phase Group

Emerald

Sapphire

Ruby

Rec & KS1

70

80

107

KS2

176

105

89

Total

246

185

196

 

Mr Brereton said: “It was a great day of celebrating all the children’s sporting prowess and lovely to have parents and family there. We found out about lots of Commonwealth sports and all the children demonstrated the school games values in the different sporting events. The chants and dances were amazing and creative!  They were all excited, enthusiastic and keen to be active.  It was also lovely to see the children support each other and cheer everybody on. Thank you to everybody for coming to cheer on the children. A special thanks go to the Well Being Ambassadors for supporting the younger ones and making everyone feel part of the games. Thanks must also go to Mrs Appleyard and Mrs Tabb as well as former Budbrooke students, Leila and Will, who supported with important jobs. It was a very enjoyable day.”

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Personal Best Follow Up Challenge

Specialist sports coaches, Zoe and Edward, from Specialising in Sport visited Budbrooke again this week to challenge the children to beat their personal bests in the throwing, running and jumping events.

Every child in Years 4-6 had completed a series of events including relay races, obstacle races, speed bounce, standing long jump, chest pushes and javelin throwing in January. After practising each event they had the chance to beat their personal best.

Mr Brereton said: “All the children enjoyed taking part in the challenge and performed brilliantly in the exciting events. The event focuses on individual achievement and having a personal challenge. It was great to see the children being active and proud of their efforts. Keep striving to beat your personal best!”

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Central Warwickshire Athletics Championships 2022

Athletes from Budbrooke performed brilliantly as they represented Warwick in the Central Warwickshire Athletics Championships at Edmondscote.

The competition saw the winners of the area competitions represent their district. Warwick was competing against Kenilworth, North & South Leamington and Southam in the track and field events at Edmondscote Athletics Track.

In the sprints, Henry (Year 4) stormed to 1st place and Lillibee (Year 6th) powered through into 3rd place in a very competitive race. There were also excellent efforts from Bradley (Year 5), Georgia (Year 5) and Ottillie (Year 6) who earned valuable points for Team Warwick.

In the 600m Thomas ran an expertly paced race to finish 1st, staying in contention during the first lap and then attacking the bend and using his stamina to overtake close to the line to become the Year 5 winner. Masie also blew the Year 6 competitors away, powering to the front of the field after the first lap and then not looking back sprinted down the finishing straight to achieve a well deserved 1st place.

The Year 3 Boys relay team (Eli, Rupert, Ben & Ellis) required late call ups of James and Finley.  They and the 6 girls relay team of Maisie, Lucy, Ava and Ottilie were not able to have quite the same success they achieved at Aylesford but they all showed the same determination, passion and perseverance and were a credit to the school.

In the field events, Jasper (Year 5) and Lillibee (Year 6)  threw the javelin well for Team Warwick.  Bradley (Year 5) and Ottillie (Year 6) confidently offered to replace missing team members in the Triple Jump event with Bradley jumping an amazing 5m and Ottillie finishing 3rd.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the children who represented Warwick. It was fantastic to have 14 children from Budbrooke be part of Team Warwick and they all performed brilliantly. It was great to see the children support and congratulate each other. They all showed the School Games values of determination, self belief, passion, team work, respect and honesty and can be extremely proud of their achievements. Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and cheered the team onto success.”

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Aylesford Athletics

Budbrooke enjoyed lots of success in the track and field events in the local athletics competition at Aylesford this week and will now have representatives in the Warwick Area team at Edmondscote. There were plenty of strong performances from schools such as Bishops Tachbrook, All Saints, Barford, Aylesford ,Westgate and Coten End which meant the fight for first place in the individual races was very competitive.

Budbrooke were the sprint specialists! In the girls’ 75m sprint events there were impressive victories for Georgia (12.11s), Lillibee (11.31s), who also came first in the javelin event (13.5m), and Ottilee (12.08s). Maisie confidently won her 600m race in 2m 08s while there were also excellent efforts from Sophia who showed great determination to finish, Phoebe, who used her long distance running skills and stamina to pass lots of runners on the final lap,  and Holly who showed great spirit and enthusiasm for running in the tough event.

The girls relay teams continued Budbrooke’s impressive form in the sprints. The year 3 and 5 team came close 2nds while the Year 6 team (Ottilee, Lucy, Ava and Maisie) stormed to a great victory in front of the cheering crowd.

In the boys events, Bradley used his effective running technique to win the Year 5 75m sprint in 11.29s, Thomas led from the front to win the 600m in 2m 08s while Ben, Luke and Finley showed resilience and self belief to finish well in very competitive Year 5 and 6 races. Henry finished 2nd in the Yr 4 boys sprint but with a super quick time of 7.87s meaning he has been selected for Team Warwick.

The Year 6 relay team came 3rd, the Year 4 team finished 2nd, while Ben, Eli, Rupert and Ellis put on a marvelous display of sprinting to take the Year 3 boys’ relay crown.

The boys also enjoyed great success in the field events with Jasper launching the javelin a huge distance (20.3m) to win the Year 5 event, Will came 2nd in the Year 6 javelin competition and there were more impressive performances including Zach (3rd in the Long Jump), and Robin (3rd in the Year 6 Standing Triple Jump).

 Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all who took part in the competition. It was a fantastic afternoon of athletics and Budbrooke did very well. The team spirit was tremendous and it was lovely to see all the children cheering each other on. It was great to compete in the event for the first time in 3 years and it was lovely to see the enthusiasm and pride of all the athletes who represented Team Budbrooke. To once again have children from Budbrooke in the Warwick team at Edmondscote is a very special achievement. A special thanks must go to all who came to support the team on the day.”

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Budbrooke County Sports Hall Athletics Winners!

School Games Sports Hall Athletics Small Schools County Finals

Budbrooke finished in an impressive 1st place in the School Games Small Schools Sports Hall Athletics final at North Solihull Sports Centre this week.

After winning the local event last month, Budbrooke had the honour of representing Central Warwickshire against other winning schools from across Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire.

Team Budbrooke athletes competed in a variety of track and field events against other qualifying schools with the overall total of 240 children earning points for their schools by competing in each event for the right to be declared the county winner.

The aims were to have fun, encourage their team mates and to challenge themselves to better their previous results by throwing further and running faster as well as displaying the School Games values of determination, passion, respect, self belief and team work.

The track events saw children perform rolls and jump hurdles in the obstacle relay and over/under relay, use the kick boards, their sprinting skills and their team work skills in the 6-lap Paarlauf and relay events . The field events included chest push, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, javelin throwing and speed bounce.

Highlights for Budbrooke included coming first in the girls’ 2+2 Lap Relay and the over/under relay, There were also 1st place finishes for the boys’ over/under relay as well as 2nd place finishes for the girls’ 6 lap paarlauf pair, the 4X1 lap relay team and the boys’ obstacle relay team.  

Results:

1st – Central Warwickshire – BUDBROOKE PRIMARY SCHOOL – 284 pts

2nd – Coventry West – All Souls’ Catholic Primary School – 282 pts

3rd – Coventry East – Little Heath Primary School – 274 pts

4th –  Solihull South – Oak Cottage Primary School – 270 pts

5th –  Northern Warwickshire- Warton Nethersole’s CE Primary School – 240 pts

6th – Southern Warwickshire- Temple Grafton CE Primary School – 146 pts

7th -  Solihull North – St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School- 128 pts

8th – Eastern Warwickshire – Knightlow CE Primary School – 116 pts

 

Girls’ team:  Ottilie, Maisie C, Lilly, Ava, Poppy, Lucy, Abi, Sophie, Maisie S, Lillibee

Boys’ team: Martin, Dan, Bradley, Toby, Rehan, Thomas, Luke, Liam, Noah, Archie

 

Mr Brereton said: “Team Budbrooke was fantastic. They met the challenges and had fun. It was great to see them support each other by creating a great team environment where they high-fived and celebrated with each other what ever the result of each race. This helped them perform and achieve personal bests by running quicker, jumping higher and throwing further. It was a great experience and the children were a real credit to the school. Thank you to the parents for helping with the transport to the event.”

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School Games Sports Hall Athletics Competition

Budbrooke finished in an amazing 1st place at the School Games Sports Hall Athletics competition at Ryton Sports Connexion Centre this week. As the overall winners, they will now have the honour of representing Central Warwickshire at the County Level 3 competition.

The Year 5/6 boys and girls team from Budbrooke competed in a variety of track and field events against other schools from the Central Warwickshire region. The competition saw 780 children in total take part with the children earning points for their school for competing in each event.

The track events saw the competitors perform rolls and  jump hurdles in the obstacle relay and over/under relay, use the kick boards, their sprinting skills and their team work skills in the 6-lap Paarlauf and relay events . The field events included chest push, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, javelin throwing and speed bounce.

Highlights for Budbrooke included coming first in the girls’ 2+2 Lap Relay, 6 lap Paarlauf and 4x1 Lap Relay . There were also 1st place finishes for the boys’ obstacle relay team, 6 lap Paarlauf pair and Over/Under relay team.

Results:

1st – Budbrooke

2nd – Clinton

3rd – Long Itchington

4th – St Josephs

5th –  Bishops Tachbrook and Priors Field

6th – Shrubland Street

7th – St Augustine’s

8th – St Anthony’s

9th – Lillington

10th – Heathcote and Clapham Terrace

 

Girls’ team: Ottilie, Maisie C, Lily, Ava, Poppy, Lucy, Abi, Sophie, Maisie S, Lillibee.

Boys’ team: Martin, Dan, Bradley, Toby, Rehan, Thomas, Luke, Liam, Noah, Archie.

 

Mr Brereton said: “Team Budbrooke was fantastic and what a fantastic result! They met all of the challenges with a great determination and had lots of fun along the way.  They also supported each other during each event to create a wonderful Budbrooke team spirit. Even when the relay baton was dropped they showed great resilience to keep on going and can be very proud of all of their efforts. It was a great experience and I’m sure they will do Central Warwickshire proud in the County event. Thank you to the parents for helping with the transport to the event.”

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Paralympic Team GB Athlete visits Budbrooke Primary School

Budbrooke Primary School was excited to welcome Team GB Wheel Chair Basketball player, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, to the school this week

Siobhan, who is from Coventry, delivered an inspirational assembly to the whole school where she was able to share her incredible journey and achievements from competing at the Tokyo Paralympics to being on the brink of being selected for England for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

The Budbrooke children, who were curious to find out about Siobhan’s life as an athlete, asked very interesting questions to find out about the sport of Wheel Chair Basketball and her achievements. They found out about the challenges of the sport, how the wheelchair is adapted for the sport and about what inspired her to play sport and how her parents were her sporting heroes for how they helped her take up the sport of Wheel Chair Basketball.  The children were also very excited to view a selection of her medals and see her demonstrate her basketball skills.

Siobhan and the GB women’s team made history in 2018 at the Hamburg World Championship by being the first female British team to qualify for a final and claim the silver medal to go with a bronze medal at the U25 World Championships in Thailand and a gold in 2018 U24 European Championships.

The Budbrooke Well Being Ambassadors also shared their challenge to promote the Commonwealth Games to the school community by introducing the Games mascot Perry and selfie frame which they well use to inspire and inform everyone about the venues, sports and values of the Commonwealth Games. They were able to use the selfie frame for a photo of Siobhan who is part of the Bring the Power Back campaign and aspiring to represent England in the Wheel Chair Basketball competition.

After the assembly, each class took part in a skills session led by Siobhan where they were able to attempt to control the ball while seated, play a variety of games and even got to sit in her wheelchair.

Mr Brereton said: “What a fantastic day we all had! Siobhan was inspirational and the children are looking forward to the Commonwealth Games coming to local venues this summer. it was great to see the whole school in PE kits and being active learning all about the sport and values. They had a great time practising their basketball skills and learning about the challenges of Wheel Chair Basketball. All at Budbrooke wish Siobhan the best of luck.”

#bringthepower 

B2022 

Birmingham2022

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Leamington FC U11 Cup

Budbrooke FC finished in an impressive 3rd place in the Leamington FC U11 Cup last week played at Your Co-op Community Stadium.

The cup, part of the National League Trust Competition, was organised by the Leamington FC youth development team and saw the overall winners go onto represent Leamington in the regional event.

Budbrooke warmed up on a pitch where current England sensation Jude Bellingham used to have a kick around when his dad played for Leamington.

Budbrooke started the league format part of the competition well with a strong 1-0 win over Barford with Fin B scoring after turning well and firing a powerful shot passed the goalkeeper. The defence then stood firm and protected the lead well.

In the second match, Budbrooke had to continue the strong defence against the skilful opposition of Heathcote. Toby made some excellent saves and Luke, Finley B and Lillibee made some strong blocks to stop Heathcote players scoring. Budbrooke had to wait patiently and hit Heathcote on the break with Maisie battling bravely to win the ball back in midfield and Chloe, Ava and Jacob forcing their keeper to make good saves.

Budbrooke came up against very good opposition in the final league match against Southam St James who scored 2 early goals.  This affected Budbrooke team morale as they found it difficult to get away and play the usual passing game. The final score was 4-0 to Southam St James.

Budbrooke made it through to the Semi Finals against Barford who proved to be too good this time round. A low finish and an unsavable pile driver gave Barford a good start and despite Finley B and Chloe going close with shots, Barford kept winning the ball back and taking their chances. Toby did his best in goal but some expert finishing took the game away to leave Budbrooke in the 3rd/4th Place Playoff after a 4-0 loss.  

Heads were down but Budbrooke saved their best till last. Playing against Southam St James who had earlier beaten them, this time Budbrooke turned on the style. Chloe raced clear to shoot the ball low passed the goalkeeper to give Budbrooke an early lead before Southam equalised soon after with a low powerful shot of their own. Then Toby made some outstanding saves, tipping the ball over from a thunderbolt of a shot. He then saved with his legs and tipped a curling shot wide. Finley B and Chloe were working the ball well down the left handside to win a corner. Archie crossed the ball in which then went straight in to the net to give Budbrooke the lead which they held on to to finish 3rd in the competition.

Every player received a medal for competing in the Leamington FC U11 Cup.

Budbrooke FC: Toby, Fin B, Luke, Lillibee, Ava, Maisie, Archie, Jacob, Chloe, Finley B.

Mr Brereton said: “Budbrooke FC showed great resilience to keep going after 2 defeats. They all deserve credit for using their growth mindset skills and it was a fantastic win in the last match with everyone celebrating together as a team gainst the team that had earlier beaten us 4-0. It was a lovely afternoon to play football and it was so nice to have both boys and girls representing Budbrooke. Thank you once again to the parents for their support with transport and their cheering from the stands. Budbrooke was the best supported team there!”

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School Games Rowing County Finals Competition

The Budbrooke Girls rowing team had the honour of representing Central Warwickshire at the School Games County Finals this week.

The event held at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre saw the all the competitors from the winning schools from the Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire districts of Coventry East, Coventry West, South Solihull, North Solihull, North Warwickshire, East Warwickshire, Central Warwickshire and South Warwickshire compete to see how far they could row.

In the individual events, each member of the team had 90 seconds to row as far as they could and in the relay every competitor had 1 minute.  In the end all the distances added up with the winning team being the one which rowed the furthest.

County Final results:

Budbrooke Girls

Distance

Lucy

332m

Maisie

325m

Lillibee

328m

Lacey-Mae

323m

Relay

829m

Total

2139m

 

Mr Brereton said: “It was a great achievement to represent the Central Warwickshire region in the County Round of the rowing comp. The girls were a credit to the school, they showed great team work and communication skills during the relay event and were determined to row as far as they could. I am very proud of the team and congratulations to them for representing the region and for all achieving personal bests! Thank you also to parents for the support with transport.”

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School Games Cup Stacking

This term Holly Class have been challenging themselves to beat their personal bests in the School Games cup stacking competition.

The event sees the children being timed to complete the 3-6-3 stack. Twelve cups are organised in three stacks: The first stack contains three cups, the second stack contains six cups and the third stack contains three cups.  The competitors begin in the down-stacked position. All three stacks are up-stacked from one direction to the other. The Stacker then goes back to the beginning and down-stacks the three stacks.

The scores for Team Budbrooke have been collated and will now be compared against all the competing schools from Central Warwickshire to produce an overall winner.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the Cup Stacking challengers. It was great to see so much enthusiasm for the event with everyone keen to beat their personal best. It was lovely to see the cups out at break times and the idea to run a Cup Stacking club. Keep aiming to beat your personal bests!”

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School Games Rowing Competition Level 2

The Budbrooke Girls rowing team finished in an amazing 2nd place with 2072m and will now have the honour of representing Central Warwickshire in the County Finals in Jan/Feb next year.

The Budbrooke Boys team finished in an impressive 4th place with 2017m and can be extremely proud of their strong efforts.

Both the teams produced fantastic results in what was a very competitive School Games rowing event held at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre saw 18 competitive teams from schools in the local area challenge themselves to see how far they could row.

In the individual events, each member of the team had 90 seconds to row as far as they could and in the relay every competitor had 1 minute.  In the end all the distances added up with the winning team being the one which rowed the furthest.

Mr Brereton said: “Congratulations to both the boys and the girls rowing team. They were all fantastic and can be extremely proud of their rowing.  The team spirit shone through and they inspired their team mates to do perform at their best. It is a great achievement to finish so highly in the results table and good luck to the girls in the county round.”

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School Games Dodgeball Competition

The Year 5 Budbrooke Dodgeball team were amazing and were deservedly awarded winners of the ‘Respect’ part of the School Games dodgeball competition this week. The event, which featured 6 schools from the local area, was held at Newbold Leisure Centre.

The dodgeball event gave the children the opportunity to apply their throwing, catching and movement skills but mainly focused on the School Games Value of Honesty, Respect and Teamwork with each team marking the opposition out of 5 for each of those values.

Team work was shown when players threw the ball to others to make sure all team members were included and active, respect was shown when congratulating the other teams and wishing them luck and the players were honest when they were hit by the ball and out.

Overall 344 value points were awarded with Budbrooke coming out on top for ‘Respect’.

Mr Brereton said: “It was a fabulous event and all the Team Budbrooke players were terrific and demonstrated all the School Games values. They played with smiles on their faces and were so honest to give themselves out even when the ball had only just brushed them. It was also lovely to hear that one team member had been dreaming of the event the night before and was proud to represent the school. They can all be very proud of their achievements, especially winning the Respect award. They were a pleasure to take to the event. Many thanks to the parents for the support with transport.”

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Year 2 School Games Infant Agilty

This term Beech Class have been challenging themselves to learn and develop their infant agility core skills.

The competition included 5 activities from the infant agility core skills:

  • Jumper
  • Bouncer
  • Thrower
  • Pitcher
  • Runner

 

The children were challenged to see how far they could jump when performing a standing long jump, to see how many speed bounces they could do in 20 seconds, how may bean bags they could throw into a hoop, how far they could throw a ball and how quickly they could run a 40m circuit.

The scores for Team Budbrooke have been collated and will now be compared against all the competing schools from Central Warwickshire to produce an overall winner.

Mr Brereton said: “Well done to all the competitors. They enjoyed learning and applying the skills before giving each challenge their best. I was impressed with how keen they were to listen to advice and top tips and this saw them achieve their personal bests. It was also a great opportunity for the children to show the School Games Values.”

 

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