Y5 PE at the Hub

On Tuesday Year 5 had their first PE session at Hebburn Hub. The children practised their throwing and catching skills before Miss Barrett’s class took on Mrs Gatens’ class in a dodgeball competition!

Showcase Relays 2017

In order to finish the sports day events we all took part in the Showcase Relays yesterday.  The sun was shining so we all put our caps and suncream on and headed for the field.  Following the 6 races our Sports Day winners were announced.  The winners were the YELLOW team.  Chloe and Tony, the team captains, collected the trophy and took it on a lap of honour.  Well done everyone!

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Sports Day 2017

On Friday last week we all took part in Sports Day.  In the morning we took part in standing long jump, target throw, welly toss (infants), howler throw and speed bounce (juniors).  After lunch we all went with our friends to the junior school field for some fun relays.  Unfortunately the long track was too wet for our showcase relays so we had to postpone them until the weather is better.  We all had lots of fun!

Nursery B Sports Day

Nursery B have had such an exciting day! First we had some special visitors who were very cute, lovely to hold and made us laugh lots.  Then we had our sports day races in the afternoon.  We were very good at the sack race, worked together on the three legged race and were super speedy during the egg and spoon race.  It was so much fun and we were so fast during our races that we all won medals and trophies.

Nursery A Sports Day

Nursery A enjoyed a fantastic morning of races on Tuesday. All the children tried their best, cheered on their friends and most importantly, had lots of fun!  Everyone received a trophy for their efforts and enjoyed an ice lolly to cool off afterwards. Well done!

Girls Kwik Cricket Festival

Report from Mr Rushton

Last Friday (16th June), 9 of our girls from years 5 and 6 made the journey to Whitburn Cricket Club to take part in a Quick Cricket tournament; this was the first time we have taken part in this all girls event for many years. It was also the first time many of these girls have played the sport properly, having only getting a little taste for it in PE lessons.

Out of the 6 teams, we came 4th after two excellent victories in our final two games after lunch. Against St Bede’s (C team) we scored 226-5 and managed to limit the opposition to 215-1. We defeated St Bede’s (B team) much more convincingly, restricting the opposition to 204-8 and scoring 236-4 ourselves. I was very impressed with some of the batting and running between the wickets from Sophie, Grace, Keavy and Lucy. I was also delighted by some of the bowling, particularly from Emily, Gracie, Emily and Armour. Brooke also took a sensational catch!

Well done to all the girls who took part. It was a lovely way to spend a sunny day, enjoyed by all!

(photos to follow)

Year 6 Basketball

On Friday, some of our Year 6 children took part in the Hoops 4 Health Basketball competition at Sports Central, Northumbria University. They won three of their five matches, worked excellently as a team and showed great sportsmanship! Well done for a fantastic day!

Y4 Skipping Festival 2017

Following on from their 2nd place in the South Tyneside schoosl skipping competition the Y4 skip team travelled to Walker Dome to compete in the Tyne & Wear finals.  They did very well, winning several of the individual or group dances.

School kits in Africa

A few weeks ago we sent more of our old school sports kit to Kenya, Africa.  Today we received the following messages from the school we sent them to:

We write to acknowledge receipt of sports jackets and sports uniform for our children with intellectual challenges.  We are so happy that you thought of supporting us. Our children love sports and last term they were able to beat a neighbouring school called Emanani 1-0 in football. We have been able to take some of our learners to special Olympics in Shanghai China and South Carolina USA in April we were the best in National Championships for learners with intellectual challenges.  Your support is a great booster and we look forward to greater partnership. This Monday we shall be distributing the sports wear as learners play during games time. We will take some photos shall sent them over to you. We also thank Martin Nafukho for coordinating all these and please pass our regards to the Headteacher  of St. Aloysius Nick Conway and all that played one role or another. We shall keep in touch.

Ali A.Mbwana, Headteacher.
Matungu SDA Special School

Hello St Aloysius School, on my behalf and the Community of Mumias EARC for special needs, Western Kenya wish to extent our heart felt appreciation for donation of the sporting gear from you which we decided Matungu Special school would be the bonafide beneficiary as these learners have a unique sporting talent having sent some of their kids to international special olympic sport.  We thank The Head teacher Mr Nick Conway for agreeing to share this wonderful gift, we thank Anne-Marie Whyte for organising the process and not least Angela Wear and her family of Molly and Angus for a friendship lasting so many years. We recognize this undying friendship from St Aloysius School who in years past also through Molly Wear funded some corrective surgery for some of our children with special needs.
Today without so many words ,the big broad smiles transformed this small community of children with learning difficulties into a happy sporting arena admired by the children who wish they would have been part of the pupils in this compound .  Soon the ‘St Aloysius’ were beating the olympic team in all aspects; football, racing and they even out ran the occupational and physio students from Amsterdam university on global health attachment with us.  The racing and peaceful nature was evident in the late afternoon sports ,and their teachers in coaches gear were not to be left behind except for being last in events as the St Aloysius spirit took over in the children.  There was so much joy in this day so please kindly accept these photos as true representation of the joy we had, how we wish we could upload step by step the joy of the day.
Pass our love to entire school community of St Aloysius, especially the kids who wore these strips before; another set of children will be shining in them again for many years with so much with fond memories.
Be you all blessed .
Best Regards,
Martin W Nafukho, Occupational therapist , Mumias educational assessment and Resource centre.
This is a video of the children in our kits: