Football Tournament

Our school football team did fantastically well to reach the final of the Cheltenham and District
tournament, which started back in September. They came up against a very strong team from
Gotherington Primary and were unable to cap a brilliant season with one final victory.
Mr Major and I would like to congratulate all the players on their fantastic efforts, not just in
yesterday’s final but throughout this very successful season – well done!

The team with their runners-up medals after yesterday’s final


Samba Drumming

It has been a fantastic experience for the whole school to learn Samba drumming over the last 10 weeks. Wednesdays have been alive with the sounds of the serdo drums, tambourims, agogo bells and ganzas.

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Football Tournament

Rarely does a week go by when I’m not informing our parents of further sporting success – and this
week is no exception!
Out of the 28 schools in the Tewkesbury District, our Y3/4 football team finished 3rd overall,
following the second round of the competition yesterday. All the boys played their hearts out, which
was just as well because we didn’t have any substitutes!
Here’s the team sporting their bronze medals after the presentation– well done boys! football1


Wow! What a lot of scarves! What a lot of warmth and some super stories! Mr Woolston
demonstrated tremendous resilience by sporting his Luton scarf, whilst Mrs Holt showed us
something she cares about hugely – her university scarf as she was the first person in her family to
go to a university. Mrs Netting talked about the sense of belonging she had felt, showing us her
secondary school scarf whilst Mrs Eliot’s was all about keeping warm, and a reminder of a special
person. The children themselves all looked fabulous in Assembly – we weren’t able to hear every story
then – but we have listened to many as the morning has passed.
Thank you for supporting Children’s Mental Health Week.


The value of a scarf...
 SAFETY - some scarves will be warm and comforting, helping to keep someone snug and safe in very
cold weather!
 CARING - some scarves might have been a present from a special person; they'll help make
someone feel cared for. Wearing a scarf as part of religious faith can also help someone to feel
cared for.
 ACHIEVEMENT - some scarves might be part of a club, perhaps a sports team. These are waved
when a club achieves (e.g. when a football team scores a goal!) They also show when someone
belongs to something.
 RESILIENCE - a football team's scarf can also help someone to remember that they can still
support a team even if it's not doing well; they can show resilience when bouncing back from
defeat or disappointment.
 FRIENDSHIP - maybe some scarves were a gift from a friend and this makes them extra special.