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Swimming Gala Team - Spring Term 2018



Our Gala team competed in the Primary Schools Swimming Gala on Wednesday 21st February. All swimmers were amazing with everyone finishing in the top 3 and Leo qualifying for the diving finals. Our outstanding 1st place results came from Scarlet in backstroke, Phoebe  in front crawl, Isabella in front crawl, Archie in breaststroke and two 1sts for Freddie in the year 5 and year 6 backstroke. We came 2nd place overall which is a fantastic achievement. Thank you to Mrs Gage for her team management at the pool side.


Athletics - Spring Term 2018

Year 4 Athletics Team

A team of athletes competed in the Primary School Indoor Athletics competition on 20th February. They each competed in 2 field events and 2 track events. Everyone contributed to our overall score with our outstanding results being scored in boys' chest push, girls' 5 strides, girls' Javelin and the vertical jump. We were placed 4th out of 10 schools. We are really proud of our result.  Thank you to Mr Dawes for helping with team management.



Hockey - Autumn Term 2017

Two teams attended the year 3-4 Hockey tournament and Tunbridge Wells Girls School. We are extremely proud of how they played and conducted themselves. Most of the children had only played hockey for 1 term and had not represented the school before. We had some great wins and draws leading to us coming 2nd in our group after being beaten by a strong Langton team.  Players of the tournament were Henry T and Mathew Hand Olivia G for her defending skills. We would like to thank Mrs Tuson and Mrs Nolan for their team management.

Basketball - Autumn Term 2017

Three teams attended a very exciting basketball tournament at Skinners School.

Bishops Down C Ollie F, Murphy, Freddie, Scarlet, Rosie, Phoebe and William B). Unfortunately they didn’t win a match in a very tough group but showed all of the school values and battled every match and enjoyed the experience. Player of the team was Freddie J.

Bishops Down B (Charlie, William T, Archie S, Ella and Alana).

They came top of their group after winning against St Peters, Claremont A and Temple Grove. They were finally knocked out in the quarter finals by St Matthews in a fast and exciting game. Player of the team was Archie S.

Bishops Down A (Archie Y, Ollie F, Jack B, Teddy, Matilda and Isabella).

They had a mixture of wins and draws with a loss against Broadwater Down 6-5. This put them 2nd in their group and through to the quarter finals where they were knocked out by an outstanding St James team.

Charlie R was selected by the Skinners sports leaders for his outstanding play.  He was 1 of 4 children chosen from the 15 teams and received a t-shirt.  We would all like to thank Mr Ralph and Mrs Foot for their team management.

Gymnastics October 2017

Redwood class worked together on counterbalance and countertension during their gymnastic lesson. They realised the importance of teamwork and how to engage their core muscles to succeed in the more challenging positions.

Hockey Tournament 2017

On Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 Bishops Down B team competed in a hockey tournament.  They played against Claremont, St James, St Matthews and St Pauls - won 2, lost 2.  In the playoffs it came down to penalties against St James and BD team narrowly missed.  Well done everyone for a great tournament.


Rugby Coaching and Training 2017 

A team of children are currently training for the tag rugby festival. We are receiving coaching from Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club organised by Paul Wheeler. It is fantastic that the children are receiving coaching from experienced rugby players and coaches. We are hoping to send 3 teams to the festival in term 5.

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