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his-master-voiceHeadmaster’s Voice

 

What a glorious week it has been at Stoneygate…there are few schools that look as impressive as ours in the sunshine.  John Ball, I know, would have been very proud to see our fields looking so good.  Congratulations to the many teams and individuals that have represented us this week.  In an age of technology and obesity, I’m thrilled that at Stoneygate, sport is still an important part of our education.

Could I thank all the parents who helped make last Friday evening such a wonderful occasion.  The food was first-class, unlike the fathers’ bowling and batting!  The 1st team deservedly defeated the fathers…the highlight for me being the reaction of the boys following the dismissal of Mr Murray.

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Our U11’s team…

On Wednesday this week our U11 A & B teams played Grace Dieu at cricket.  Both teams were victorious- the A’s  won by 45 runs and the B’s by 59 runs.  On Thursday Mr Hackney and myself took two U9 teams to play at Laxton.  Again, two games, two victories: The B team, thanks to some great batting from Oliver and Oscar, won by 43 runs.  The A match looked as if it would be a close finish, until Henry decided to smash 20 in one over (including three 4s and a 6)- the most important aspects in all these fixtures were that the boys were enjoying playing the sport, working as a team and learning how to improve.

Mrs Fielding’s philosophy of having maximum numbers participating in sport has been apparent this week in our sports days.  We don’t want pupils watching; we want pupils taking part- hence the change in format.

Pre-Prep & Y3 Pupils on Tuesday…

As a school we often talk about the importance of determination and perseverance.  As a staff we have been delighted with what we have seen this week from our youngest pupils to our eldest.

Bradley launching…

Year 5 boys sprint & Y6 boys hurdle…

I would like to thank all staff (PE, catering and ground) who have helped with sport this week, but in particular Mrs Fielding.  Thanks must also go to the team below for helping some of our younger pupils.

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Congratulations to Josh (Y2) for being awarded best footballer on his camp, Omar and Henry for their success with Aylsetone Park FC and to Louis Brown for winning a bronze medal in a regional judo meet.

Finally, well done to all the parents who finished the Harborough 10k last weekend.

We are a sporty lot!

Mr Dobson