Amelia in Y4 took on the 'Walk in her shoes' challenge just before the Easter holidays to support women and girls in developing countries, who from as young as 3 years have to spend their days walking to fetch water for their family. Amelia managed to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) over the week. She raised a tremendous £260.65 for the charity, CARE International which helps to provide safe water nearer to families who currently have to trek for miles every day to fetch water. What an achievement Amelia, we are very proud of you!
The hockey club took part in a friendly match against Callowell primary this afternoon, to round off their weekly club sessions. Horsley played two teams of four and won some well-earned goals. The star of the match was Felix Kelly who managed to dribble down the field to score several goals; this was despite having quite a nasty fall but making an early decision to keeping going with a good deal of resilience and determination. Well done!
Even though we lost both games, the children played enthusiastically as a team and improved their stick skills throughout. They all agreed they had enjoyed hockey club this term, especially being able to try out a new sport and the opportunity to compete against other schools. Isn't that what primary sport is all about?
The Y3/4 team played well again on Thursday, with everyone enjoying themselves and winning 3:1 against Chalford Hill. So after a slightly shaky start at Minchinhampton that takes them to a fantastic four wins in a row (out of a possible seven). Congratulations to the Y3/4 Horsley team - a brilliant effort!
Josephine, Woody, Yasmin, Eden, Felix R and Pearl took part in a gymnastics competition held at Thomas Keble on Monday 16th March. It was a serious event with a set routine to learn and two vaults each. Judges were looking for pointed toes, good posture, excellent body control as well as core strength. The children put 100% effort in and performed well. Many had practised the moves over the weekend to give it their very best shot. They couldn't resist showing off their gymnastics skills for the camera!
I had the pleasure of taking six eager children along to the Quick Sticks hockey event at Inside Football, Brimscombe on Tuesday. Playing 4-aside, and sporting their new hoodies, the children showed off their newly learnt skills in tackling, defending, attacking and stick work. They also demonstrated great perseverance, commitment and trust and worked superbly as a team. The Horsley team played five other local schools on large artificial grass pitches to eventually come second in their group, after winning two, drawing two and losing one. A brilliant result, the children involved should be congratulated.