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Inclusive Sports Festival at Worcester Arena

On Monday a group of 11 pupils had the opportunity to take part in this festival. It is organised by Worcester University students and gives pupils the opportunity to try some alternative sports which they may not get the opportunity to try in school. This time the activities included basketball, wheelchair basketball, parachute games, Kurling, throwing games, seated volleyball, table cricket, skittles and blind football amongst other things. 12 schools attended and everyone had a great time, aided by the Wolves mascot Wolfie.

Inclusive Festival at Worcester University Arena

Football matches against Hollymount

We have had 2 matches against Hollymount recently. The first was a Year 3/4 match on Wednesday evening. A squad of 12 was chosen and everyone played their part really well. Considering it was their first match, the skills shown and the determination of our youngest players was a credit to them. We scored first (Owen) but they came back with a goal at the end of the first half. We then scored a second goal (Cian) and held our lead until the last few minutes when Hollymount managed to slip a second goal past our defence. Overall it was a great game.

 

The second game was the Year 5/6 team. Again this was our first match of the season and was a good opportunity for our team to test themselves against other opposition ready for the season to come. The play was mainly to our advantage in the first half and we were unlucky to concede a goal just before half time. This did give Hollymount encouragement but we kept our heads and were rewarded with a cracking goal from midfield scored by Jayden. Unfortunately Hollymount then snatched a further goal towards the end of the match. It was a team effort however and everyone should feel very proud of themselves for their spirit and teamwork. Hopefully the experience will help them in future matches.

 

Thank you to all the parents who came and supported both matches. It is really lovely to have all your support.

 

The Year 3/4 squad for the Hollymount match

The Year 3/4 squad for the Hollymount match 1

Some photos from our recent Sponsored run. The children were fabulous.

New age Kurling Competition

On Monday afternoon we attended a Kurling competition as part of the school games. We played 3 other teams and won our side of the competition. We were then in the final against Perrywood Primary. After 3 rounds the score was all equal but sadly they beat us by one stone in the final round. Everyone played really well and were very sporting towards the other competitors.

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On Tuesday afternoon we were invited to a netball skills workshop by the Royal Grammar School. Our pupils took part in a carousel of activities taught by some of their sports students. The activities were challenging but fun and the girls worked very hard. At the end of the afternoon they were given squash, fruit and cookies. They also took home a PE bag and water bottle.

Well done Alisha, Elisha, Faith, Georgia, Hannah, Jazmin and Sydney 

Netball at Royal Grammar School Oct 17

Multi-skills and healthy eating with Year 1

On Friday morning a group of Year 1 children went to Heronswood Primary School in Kidderminster as part of an academy multi-skills festival. They were given the opportunity to try their skills at a variety of activities including throwing, balancing and jumping. They were all very enthusiastic and showed superb sporting behaviour. They also had the opportunity to learn more about healthy foods and then tried a banana and strawberry smoothie. A very enjoyable morning for everyone.

Hockey Workshop

On Wednesday after school a group of 7 Year 5 pupils went to Bishop Perowne High School to take part in a hockey workshop organised by Kings School. Pupils had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities to improve their hockey skills. They were given coaching by students from Kings and all showed great attention and interest. At the end of the event each child received a sandwich, bottle of water and apple. It was a very tiring event for the pupils but good fun. 

Hockey at Bishops - with gumshields in place

Hockey at Bishops - with gumshields in place 1

Swimming at Kings School

On Tuesday evening we attended a fun swimming gala at Kings school alongside children from other local primary schools. Pupils took part in a variety of fun relay races including pushing a ball across the pool, swimming in pairs with a woggle and swimming while wearing a t-shirt. Our children all worked brilliantly as a team, supporting each other and helping when necessary. At the end of the event, each child was given a sandwich, bottle of water and apple by Kings. 

Well done to Chris, Eve, George, Sydney, Lily, Jazmin, Luke, Ashton and Abbie.

Sponsored run at Cranham 

At Cranham we are determined to give our pupils every opportunity to be among the fittest children in the county. As part of this we are trying to raise funds to build a running track around the Junior field. This track will be open to all pupils at Cranham and it is hoped that teachers will take the opportunity to use it within the school day to activate pupils. During break and lunch times it will enable pupils to improve their own fitness by running all or part of it or even by having a walk and talk session! We will be putting half of our government funding towards the cost (£22,000) but we will still need to raise a large amount. 

As an initial fundraising event we are holding a series of fun runs during the week beginning 30th October. Pupils will be asked to collect sponsorship money from friends and family. Please make sure no child goes out on their own to do this, their safety is paramount to us. 

Every child who collects some money will have their name put into a pot and there will be a small prize for those whose names are pulled out. We will also invite some of the pupils to help us unveil the track to the press once it is built. 

Please support us with this effort and help us make Cranham even more stunning. Every pound will help us towards making the track a reality to the benefit of all our pupils.

Thank you so much

 

The track will be made of bonded rubber mulch which we feel is safe and pleasant to run on. See below some photos of what it might look like

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Tag Rugby at Twickenham

We were very lucky to be chosen, as part of the Worcester Warriers Tackling Numbers programme, to take a group of children to Twickenham to play tag rugby during the Premiership Final. Our children played during the half-time interval in front of a crowd of nearly 800000 people. Despite the hot day, and missing some players, we won our match 4:1. 

Congratulations to Hayden, Oliver, Alex, Charley Joe, Luke, Millie A and Georgia for making us very proud.

Tri Golf Tournament - Friday 9th June

Five Year 4 girls and five Year 4 boys went to the Lower Wick golf driving range to take part in a School Games tournament. They all tried really hard and had lots of fun. The girls were unlucky to come 6th, only 3 points behind the next team. The boys did well to come in 4th place. 

Tag Rugby at Twickenham

We were very lucky to be chosen, as part of the Worcester Warriers Tackling Numbers programme, to take a group of children to Twickenham to play tag rugby during the Premiership Final. Our children played during the half-time interval in front of a crowd of nearly 800000 people. Despite the hot day, and missing some players, we won our match 4:1. 

Congratulations to Hayden, Oliver, Alex, Charley Joe, Luke, Millie A and Georgia for making us very proud.

 

Orienteering

On Friday 28th April we took 16 Year 5 pupils to an orienteering festival at Bishop Perowne. The event was part of the School Games tournaments. Pupils were put into teams of 4 and had to search the grounds of the High school for yellow and green cones. Under the cones were patterns which the children had to copy onto a map. When they had finished they had to translate the patterns into letters. Our pupils all managed to complete the task in the time allowed and had great fun, despite the rain at the beginning of the event. Well done to Ashton Lee, Blake, Casey, Chloe, Chloe, Chris, Emma, Erin, Eve, George, Hayden, Katie May, Lily, Mason, Oliver B and Souleima.

Sports Clubs for AutumnTerm

Monday : Netball   4pm finish, Football - 4.15pm finish(invitation only)

Tuesday: Rugby - 4.15pm finish

Wednesday: Football 4.15pm finish, multiskills - KS1 only, 4pm finish

Thursday: Handball - 4.15pm finish, Hockey - 4.15pm finish

 

Swimming Gala

On Monday afternoon we attended a swimming gala at the new Perdiswell swimming pool. Pupils competed in front crawl, backstroke, butterfly and breast stroke races, individually and in relay teams. Everyone worked really hard and were very supportive of each other. We came 10th out of 12 but had a great time. Thank you very much to the parents who came and supported us.

Well done, Lottie, Molly, Tilly, Ashton-Lee, Casey, Chris, Eve, Jack, Katie May and Oliver B.

Football Match v Lyppard Grange Primary

Well done to our football team for their super victory over Lyppard last night. 5:2 to Cranham. 

Cranham started slowly and conceded an early goal but did not let this worry them. They soon came back with an equaliser and although Lyppard had many shots on goal, our goalie Caiden prevented them from scoring again. Just before half time we scored our second goal. The second half was dominated by Cranham with us scoring two more goals before Lyppard came back with a second. We then finished the match with a fifth goal. 10 boys took part in the match and all played their part with great defense as well as determined pushing towards the goal. Well done, everyone. 

The team were Harrison, Lewis, Caiden, Casey, Chris, Finley, Hayden,  Leo,  Riley G and Oliver S

Archery Arrows

We are very proud of the pupils who attended the recent School Games competition at Cherry Orchard Primary. Most of the pupils had not had any previous practice with archery but despite this, we beat 9 other schools to win the competition and to progress to the County Summer School Games competition in July. This is a great achievement as it is the first time Cranham has succeeded in this way. We will be representing Droitwich and Worcester City against children from other regions of Worcestershire. In preparation, we have purchased a set of archery equipment so we can practise and improve our skills ready for the next challenge.

Congratulations go to Lacey and Summer S from Year 3; George, Jack and Lewis from Year 4; Skyla, Riley H and Oliver M from Year 5.

Netball tournament at Royal Grammar School

Mrs Banks and Miss Banks took 8 enthusiastic Year 6's to the annual netball tournament at RGS on Thursday afternoon. We were very fortunate with the weather, which while blustery and cool, was at least fine. 

Our team, who have not had many matches yet this season, lost their first game to Redhill 3:1 but came back with a 3:0 victory against St Georges C of E. We then went on to beat Oasis 3:2 in a thrillingly close game. We were beaten 5:2 by RGS The Grange but took heart from the fact that several other schools failed to score against them at all. ( They were the eventual winners of our side of the draw). Finally we drew 1:1 against Broadheath. Overall we came 3rd in our part of the draw, just missing the semi-finals.

All our girls played really well, showing determination and courage (in face of minor injuries); as well as showing great team-work and support for each other. Well done, girls.

Thanks also to RGS for arranging the tournament and for the lovely refreshments.

Tag Rugby Tournament

The rugby tournament arranged by West Mercia Police, which was cancelled when rain flooded the KGV playing field earlier this week, has been re-arranged for Wednesday 24th May. We will have a couple more practices before a new team is chosen so keep on training everyone!

 

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