Senior School Sports Day 2014

On a gloriously sunny Friday, the senior school got together to demonstrate their sporting prowess in front of a packed stand of spectators at Rockingham Triangle. Although it may have been Friday the 13th, the day was very lucky for some!

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Seahorses claimed the top spot, scoring 436 points; while Tadpoles beat out the Minnows to sneak second place – their total of 408 just edging them past the Minnows’ respectable 384. The Sticklebacks brought up the rear with 326 points scored.

Year 6 Champion Girl was a joint affair this year, with Antonia V and Eleanor B sharing the honour. Finley F’s wins in the 80m, 150m, and the High Jump secured his place as Year 6 Champion Boy.

Victrix Ludorem went to Jemima P for her stellar performances in the 100m, Long Jump, High Jump, and 200m. Victor Ludorem went to an unsurprised Harry M, who won all five of his events: 100m, 200m, Long Jump, High Jump, and Javelin.

It was a fantastic and thrilling day, with records falling left right and centre.

  • Archie Gi set a new record of 43.47m in the Year 6 Boys Howler Throw
  • Edward B beat Archie’s old record with a throw of 39.97m in the Year 5 Boys Howler Throw
  • Jasmine M-C set a new time of 12.63 seconds in the Year 5 Girls 80m
  • Thomas B crushed Pip J’s previous record, scoring a whopping 7.61m in the Year 6 Shot Putt
  • Harry M beat Charlie Walker’s record with a jump of 4.5m in the Year 7&8 Boys Long Jump – do we see Premiership rugby in his future, too?
  • Eleanor B set a new winning distance of 3.56m in the Year 6 Girls Long Jump
  • Emma B christened a brand new event with a winning time of 33.27 seconds in the Year 7&8 Girls B 200m
  • Eleanor B also set a new record in the Year 6 Girls A 150m, crossing the line in 23.59 seconds
  • Ella I beat her own record in the Year 7&8 Girls 800m with a time of 2 minutes 42 seconds
  • Antonia V shaved a second off Kirsty F’s previous record in the Year 6 Girls 600m, coming home in a time of 2 minutes 4 seconds
  • Edward B set a new record of 2 minutes 1 second in the Year 5 Boys 600m

Year 5/6 Boys & Girls Tennis

Year 5/6 Boys & Girls Tennis v Leicester Grammar – Away
On Monday 9th June

Sixteen children from Years 5 and 6 went to play tennis against Leicester Grammar. They played some singles and doubles matches. They all played for a certain length of time until the whistle blew to end the match and then the score was recorded.

Leicester Grammar had a very competent Year 6 girl who was quite highly ranked. Our Number 1, Archie Gi played her. It was an extremely close, entertaining match, of the highest standard. Archie kept his cool and worked at her weaknesses (not that there were many). The final score was 6-3 to Archie. A great performance!

The only other singles match was Arche Go, who had a thrilling match, eventually coming through 7-6.

The remaining players all played doubles. The girls were unbeaten in all their matches. Eleanor B and Clemmy P had a great match with their opponents, winning 6-4 but the other were, unfortunately, not so well matched and we won comfortably.

I was most impressed with Alfie W, who was the only Year 5 boy, and his partner Patrick Bairstow. They played some lovely tennis and won their match 7-4.

The full results were as follows:

Boys Team:
Archie Gi – won 6-3
Dom A & Finley F – lost 4-7
Oliver M & Jamie B – lost 3-8
Alfie W & Patrick B – won 7-4
Archie Go – won 7-6

Girls Team:
Gracie F & Molly J – won 8-1
Eleanor B & Clemmy P – won 6-4
Pippa N & Georgina T – won 5-0
Bea R & Rebecca M – won 5-0

Congratulations to all our players for their excellent performances.

C. Abbott

Equestrian Team

On Thursday 29th May the Stoneygate School Equestrian Team represented the school in a show jumping competition organised by Wellingborough School.  The team were Charlotte, on her pony ‘Mr Fudge Brown’, Louise, on ‘Percy’, Phillip on ‘Zorro’ and Jasmine riding ‘Pudsey Bear’. The riders had to get their ponies ready and looking smart for the first class that they entered, which was to jump fences with a height of between 70-75 centimetres.   The children have to remember the correct order of the jumps and also part of the course is timed so they have to ride as fast as they can whilst being very careful not to knock any fences down.  All the children rode brilliantly with a clear round.  There were about eight schools jumping plus about another twenty children who had entered as individuals.  Stoneygate team came second overall and Louise also came second as an individual, which were both brilliant results.  It also means that they qualify for the National Finals.  The next class the children competed in was the 80-85cm jumps.  The pressure was on for this class and again the whole team rode well but this time they managed to accumulate some time faults and they finished seventh overall.  I would like to congratulate the children on their fantastic achievement and for representing the school so well.
If any other children are interested in joining the equestrian team next year please come and talk to me.
Mrs Sillett.

Colts B Cricket v Maidwell Hall

On Wednesday the Colts B cricket team travelled away to Maidwell Hall to play their first match of the season. The team was Archie Go, Ed B, Oliver H, Henry, Patrick, Karan, Will, Henry, Tom, Oliver M and Kai.
In near perfect conditions, the boys produced a most entertaining game, with both sides having periods where they dominated the play.
Maidwell batted first and scored 91-8 in their 20 overs. Our top bowlers were Oliver H and Archie Go with two wickets each and Harry B who only conceded seven runs in his three overs, with one wicket. Accurate bowling kept the extras to an acceptable level and as we went to tea we felt we had a good chance of winning.
The first over of our innings was the most eventful of the match. Archie Go hit six runs off the bat, but with the final two balls we managed to contrive to lose two batsman to run outs! However, we settled and some good batting from Archie (16 runs), Oliver H (6 runs) and Harry (9 runs) put us ahead of the required rate. We lost a few more wickets, but with eleven balls to spare we passed the Maidwell total to record a victory.
The ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Harry for his fine batting and bowling and the ‘Champagne Moment’ award went to Kai for his important wicket in the final over.
This was a most pleasing start to the season, with the whole team making a contribution.
DP

Colts Soccer v Fairfield and end of season awards

On Wednesday the Colts played their final game of the soccer season, at home, against the traditionally strong opponents of Fairfield. They are fortunate enough to have around 130 boys in their Colts squad, compared to our 36.

Hence, we expected the A match to be tough and it was!  Fairfield scored within two minutes and looked very confident of getting more. However, after this early shock we settled and defended well. We looked dangerous on the break and to our delight we stole an equaliser. A powerful shot from Archie Go was parried away, but Fin pounced to smash a shot home. For a while we hoped it might be a replay of the Manchester United v Bayern Munich match, but it wasn’t to be. Fairfield got a lucky deflection to take the lead and in the last minute, as we gambled on getting an equaliser, they scored again to win 3-1.  When we discovered after the game that Fairfield were the IAPS County Champions we realised we had done well to stay in the match for so long.

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In the B match it was widely acknowledged that our boys were the better team. We passed the ball beautifully and scored three goals, two from Alfie and one from Kian. Unfortunately, Fairfield also scored three to snatch a draw.

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In the C match the boys produced one of their best performances of the term, but sadly they were defeated 0-2.

After tea the boys, parents and staff moved to the foyer for our end of season awards, in front of our new ‘Sport’ pop up display.

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For the A team Fin won Player of the Season and Hotshot (for his 20 goals), Dom won Defender of the Season and Arjun won the Most Improved Player award.

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For the B team Alfie was the Player of the Season, Matthew was Hotshot, Jack was Defender of the Season and Hugo was the Most Improved Player.

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For the C team Kian won Player of the Season, Harry was Defender of the Season and Henry won Most Improved Player.

Earlier in the week Alex B was awarded D team Player of the Season and Henry T won E team Player of the Season.

Many thanks go to all the parents who have supported the boys throughout a very successful soccer season.

Boys/girls squash v Uppingham

Boys/Girls Squash v Uppingham – Away

On Sunday 2nd March we played our twice yearly fixture against Uppingham which, as usual was a very friendly, closely fought match. Uppingham managed to raise three girls (two of whom were old Stoneygate pupils). All the Uppingham players were Year 9, which meant that they were at least a year older than our players, but most ranged from two to five years older. Two girls making their debuts for the team were Caitlin G and Gracie F and both acquitted themselves very well. Miles, as usual, went right to the wire in both of his matches as did Edward And Kipp. They all had particularly exciting games. Archie showed great maturity winning quite easily at No.3 Overall, everyone from both teams thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and thank you particularly to all the parents who came and supported.

The results were as follows:

Boys:

1. Sam A – W3-0 & W3-0

2. Sam N – L1-2 & L 0-3

3. Archie G – W3-0 & W3-0

4. Miles J – L1-2 & L1-2

5. Edward G – L1-2 & L1-2

6. Max W – W3-0 & W3-0

7. Kipp A – W2-1 & W2-1

8. Matt B – L1-2 & W3-0

Girls:

1. Charlotte W – W3-0 & W3-0

2. Caitlin G – W3-0 & W2-1

3. Gracie F – L 0-3 & L0-3

Overall result: Stoneygate won 13 – 9

C. Abbott