We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Gold School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
More young people have had the opportunity to compete in local inter-school competitions this year. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to:
All staff at Long Itchington that have supported the events
The parents for transporting children to and from event
The Young Ambassadors for all their hard work
Each of the athletes that have competed this year.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
On Tuesday 10 October, we played against Lillington Primary School. We kicked off and it was very close for a while until they scored. After some end to end playing, they scored a very powerful second goal, making it 2-0. But we weren't going to give up and we pulled back a goal with Harry scoring in a one to one situation to make it 2-1 just before half time.
We held our heads up but couldn't stop laughing at Sammy who was trying to be a lawn mower as the grass was VERY long.
The second half began with Henry making some amazing clearances on his debut. Then Tobias ran down the right wing and Leo called for it in the box. Tobias crossed it and Leo scored, making it 2-2. Thirty seconds later, Harry tackled one of their players, passed the ball to Austin who made a lovely through ball back to Harry who scored another goal. I have to mention our celebration as we ran to the halfway line, doing Ronaldo's celebration.
Not long afterwards, Lewis, our awesome goalkeeper pulled off an amazing save - you could hear it from a mile away! Shockingly, they scored again, making it 3-3 with not much time left. Adam, who was also making his debut, booted the ball up the pitch and Harry reached it but he was tackled which left him injured. They smashed it away from goal but luckily it rolled to me at the halfway line. Loads of thoughts were going through my mind - to pass or to shoot. The time was short so I went for the goal. I watched it fly through the air and thought it was never going in. It then bounced and, because of the grass, it started to roll. I watched as the goalkeeper made a late dive and saw the ball hit the back of the net. We all cheered and celebrated. The whistle blew with the final score 4 -3 to us! We jumped up and down in happiness, still unbeaten!
Long Itchington v. Sydenham Primary
On Monday 25 September, Long Itchington played against Sydenham for the first time. It was a brilliant match for Lewis our goalkeeper who pulled off some AMAZING saves. Austin also played really well even though he was carrying a very painful injury.
After the match kicked off, Tobias and Jack ran down the pitch with their awesome chemistry and that led us to our first goal in the first minute. Then Harry tackled one of their players and ran down the pitch. He shot but the goalkeeper saved it. It rebounded to Josh who made it 2-0. Our defenders Ollie, Owen, Leo and Austin were like a wall.
The best move of the game was all of us passing through their defence and then Jack passed the ball to Leo who made an awesome shot but it just missed.
Tobias scored next to make it 3-0. Harry and Jack both scored a goal each and Josh scored 2. Sydenham crossed the ball across their goal and, as we tried to clear it, we scored an own goal, making the final score 7-1 to Long Itchington. A great team effort.
Cross Country at Southam College
The first race of the season was held at Southam College on Saturday 23 September 2017. Six boys and six girls represented our school. The girls' team is now sixth overall (third in the small schools league) and the boys' team are tenth (sixth in the small schools league). Thank you to everyone who took part.
On Tuesday 17th January Long Itchington Primary school got to participate in an athletics competition at Southam College against 4 other school who were:
Southam Primary School
... and of course us!
I want to congratulate our brilliant athletes who took part in the schools area competition. Everyone demonstrated great sporting attitudes and gave their best in every event they competed in.
It was a very close competition with a nail biting climax, with every school going up and down the leaderboard.
Final scores were:
St Mary's 98
Bishops Itchington 140
Southam Primary 158
St Lawrence 160
Long Itchington 164
Thanks go to all of the parents who helped with the transport.
Roll on for the next round at Campion school on Wednesday 8th February.
Freddie (Year 6)