Welcome to Bishops Down
"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"
Term 5, 2018
Wow it has been a fantastic 3 weeks of sport with 121 children representing the school in 8 different tournaments (pentathlon, year 4 cricket, girls cricket, tennis, this girl can, tag rugby, football and golf).
The year 4 cricketers enjoyed an afternoon of cricket at the Neville. They came 8th overall. Our cricketers of the day were Scarlett and Logan.
We had success at the football tournament coming 2nd in our group and then winning the final against Temple. We didn’t concede any goals and received gold medals. Well done to our winning team pictured below.
We also achieved great results in the tag rugby festival. Our red and yellow teams came 2nd in their groups placing them into the B finals. The blue team placed 3rd in their group placing them in the C finals. The final results were Yellow 1st place, Red runners up and Blue winners of their C pool. These are excellent results for all 3 teams. All 3 teams received medals. Everyone played well on the day with our outstanding awards going to James for red team, Jack for yellow team and Ollie Rigby for the blue team.
We look forward to hearing about the golf and girls cricket. We will report on these next term.
Our athletics team took part in the pentathlon on Thursday 17th May. Children competed in sprint, javelin, shot put, triple jump and long jump. Every child added to our score, there were some outstanding individual results and we came 4th overall.
Well done. Archie S, James, Teddy, Bertie, Alana, Ella, Eliza, Farrah, Sophie, Cady, Jack, Archie Y, Elliot, Charlie, Ollie, Georgina, Amelia, Lila and Lily.
Thank you to our marshalls Mr Roberts, Mr Ralph and Mrs Pryor.
Two teams from year 3 and 4 took part in the Primary Schools Tennis Festival in May. Both teams competed extremely well in the first half of the tournament With one team winning their group to move into the A league, the other team came 2nd in their group to play in the B league. The remainder of the event was non-competitive with no overall winner.
"Pair of the Tournament" went to Lawrence and Leo. Well done to everyone!
This Girl Can Club
11girls represented the school in the "This Girl Can" tournament on Friday 11th May. We had a fantastic morning taking part in activities including American football, football, cheerleading and yoga. The girls took part in every activity with enthusiasm and worked with children from other schools. There is a decline in girls taking part in sport and boys continue to be at least 20% more active than girls this is along with an increase in the number of girls having a negative body image and low self confidence. We are proud that our 11 girls ignored this statistic to say "'This Girl Can!" Well done Lydia, Anna, Anniemay, Mina, Karis, Zemzemma, Zohra, Farrah, Lizzie, Libby and Charlotte.
School Council Visit to the Houses of Parliament
On Wednesday 2nd May the all 14 members of our School Council visited the Houses of Parliament - there was a great atmosphere. During the trip, several unplanned excitements occurred, including seeing Theresa May on her way to Parliament for Prime Minister’s Question Time!
The trip was extremely informative and every school councillor learned something new about the Houses of Parliament, debating a bill and how laws are passed. Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful adults, Mrs Magee, Mrs Parks and Mrs Bekesi, who brought the trip to a reality.