Through their commitment in training the Year 7 Rugby Squad were able to field 2 full teams of 12 in a recent Central Ventue Event at Bishop Fox’s.
The teams played against the other schools in the area and showed bags of enthusiasum and commitment. Both teams should be proud of what they have achieved. For many of the students this was their first experience of playing competivtive rugby. Definitely some boys to watch out for in the future.
In their first match of the academic year, Court Fields School under 16’s came away with an emphatic 52-0 victory over Preston School (Yeovil). Noticeable performances from Finley Pocock with 5 tries and Jai-Leigh Sears who was outstanding in defence.
Left to Right (Back): Ryan Henwood, Jackson Wilkinson, Will Hodgeson, Cristian Satu, Finley Pocock, Rowan Blazeby, James Blackmore, Rohan Poulsom, Harry Roberts, Josh Thorne.
(Front):- Jai-Leigh Sears, Jayden Bowerman-King, Corey Perry-Jones, Freddie Coles, Harry Hanaford (captian) Ethan Osbon, Travis Baker-Way, Jack Payne
On Friday 20th March our Ten Tors teams went to Dartmoor for their first taste of overnight camping and carrying a large rucksack. The group set off at 3pm and arrived at their wild country campsite at 6.30. Tents were quickly put up and cookers were soon on and producing a variety of tasty meals. As the sun set the temperatures dropped quickly and cooking had to be finished by torch light.
After a cold night the group were up early but still had to cook breakfast, pack up all their equipment before setting off to do another 20km. The weather on the Saturday was excellent and both groups demonstrated some good navigation skills and are looking forward to the next camp in April.
A group of thirty-five year eight, nine and ten students from Court Fields were fortunate enough to be able travel to Austria last week to go and enjoy the fabulous skiing and mountain scenery that it had to offer. We set off in our coach on Friday evening with a long journey ahead and the excitement and anticipation aboard was amazing. No one could wait to get going! By midnight on Friday we had made it to the ferry and began our ‘voyage’ across the channel towards France. From there we would go through Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland before finally making it to Austria. The amount of snow and mountains visible from the coach windows grew and grew as the journey went on and a steady supply of films and food kept all on-board entertained and happy.
By Saturday evening, we pulled into the drive of the Aktivhotel Ederleiten in the town of Bruck in the Ziller valley. The hotel and view were masked by the night and as we made our way inside we were greeted with a much needed hot meal before going to find our rooms. It was all very welcoming and friendly and we were delighted to get to bed and get some real rest!
On Saturday 31st January the Ten Tors group went for a practice walk on the northern part of Dartmoor. The group had to cope with a variety of weather conditions including sun, rain, sleet and even snow flurries! All the students demonstrated improvements in their navigation skills and were able to walk for the whole day in testing conditions without complaint.
The next part of the training programme will involve students walking longer distances and wild camping for two days whilst carrying all their food and equipment.
On November 14th Court Fields students enjoyed wearing spotty clothes and Pudsey ears to raise money for Children in Need. The school raised an impressive £901.83 with some monies still coming in. Students Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart and Jenna Martin raised money through a sponsored silence which they all found incredibly hard! Georgia McGrath and Shaella Power spent the day tied together hobbling around in their three legged effort to raise much needed cash. As always students and staff put on a fabulous cake stall full of cup cakes and brownies which were cleared with gusto at break time!
Picture: Jenna Martin, Georgia McGrath, Shaella Power, Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart
Court Fields School held the inaugural inter-house team maths challenge on Friday 27th June. There were four rounds in the competition culminating in the relay round. This was a speed competition with teams working in pairs to answer alternate questions and running to return correct answers and provide the next questions for their team mates.
Each team was made up of one student from each year group and 48 students took part.
Organiser Mr Kilshaw, said “he was delighted with the success of the event and that it would definitely become an annual fixture in the Court Fields calendar”
Our Sports Leaders have been very busy hosting and helping to run a variety of sports activities. They have shown excellent leadership skills and have been reliable and enthusiastic in their work with Primary School children. On Wednesday 11th June 16 Leaders from Yr 8,9 and 10 helped run the Central Venue League Primary Rounders at Court Fields, giving up their own time after school. On Thursday 12th 15 Leaders went to Beech Grove Primary School to help run their sports day. Continue reading
Last week 25 Yr. 9 and 10 girls represented Court Fields in the Central Venue League Rounders Tournaments. All teams played some fantastic Rounders, with both Year 9 teams securing lots of wins. All teams fielded with excellent tactical awareness and teamwork. Particular mention goes to Yr. 10 students Olivia Salter and Jess Gould, and Yr. 9 students Tori Lowman, Gemma Shire and Alessandra Sears for excellent fielding. Year 9 students Megan Beale, Bethany Channon and Karolina Thomas demonstrated some excellent batting skills. The Year 9 A Team finished 2nd overall.
Pictured are the Year 9 Rounders Teams.