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SPORT 2013 -2014

 

Netball League and Tournament

 

 

We enjoyed taking part in the Netball League this year. Our skills and ability to work together as a team really improved. We ended up finishing joint 3rd in pool 3 which was brilliant.

 

  

 

Ashford Netball Tournament – 2nd Place

Year 3 Young Leaders

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During National Sports Week, Year 3 class organised activities for the children in Class R.

“We planned to teach Year R different skills to help them get better. We gave them lots of stickers, it was really good fun.”

Year 6 Girls Football

 

 

“It was the first time we entered a girls’ team and we were keen to take part. We were able to work together and improve with each match. We didn’t make it to the next stage, but we still enjoyed it.”

Year 4 and 5 Girls and Boys Football

 

 

 

 

“We entered girl’s football team for the first time and it was a great experience. We got to the semi-finals so we were proud of our performance”

“The boys team got to the semi-finals and unfortunately got knocked out by penalties - Well done to the other team.”

 

Year R and 1 Multisports Champions

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We entered 2 teams into the Year 1 & 2 football competition at the North. 
“It was great fun and we had to work together as a team.”

Year 1/2 Football

 

We entered 2 teams into the Year 1 & 2 football competition at the North. 
“It was great fun and we had to work together as a team.”

 

Year 1/2 Multiskills 7th out of 21

 

“I felt really happy because we got to do fun things at the Kent School Games. I felt really nervous at first because it was such a big event, but in the end I enjoyed being able to take part. I would definitely like to go again!”

Year 5/6 Team Building Competition

 

 

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“I really liked it because we had to do lots of different activities which meant we had to work together as a team. We were learning how to listen and communicate. ”

Year 3&4 Kwik Cricket

 

 

Year 3 & 4 Kwik Cricket Champions 2014

District Sports

District Sports Lower Middle School Champions 2014!
“Our whole team tried their best and we succeeded in winning the shield!”

Tri Golf

 

 

 

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“I felt amazing when we came 3rd out of the whole of Kent! It made me want to carry on and take part in more events when I get older. The best event was the cross- bar challenge and we scored so many points.”

Young Leaders

 

The whole of Year 5 became young leaders for the afternoon and ran the activities for the Year 1 & 2 children from East Ashford Rural Schools (EARS)
”It was fun because you get to demonstrate the activities. We gave the children lots of encouragement to help them do their best.”

 

Boccia and New Age Curling

 

“It was so much fun to try something new and I got better at it. We ended up winning overall!”

Yr 3/4 Kent Hockey Champions 2014!

 

 

Mersham Primary returned home victorious from the Kent School Games Quicksticks Hockey Finals. We triumphed in all of the matches in our pool against District winners from Canterbury, Canterbury Coastal, Dover and Thanet.
St Peters (Canterbury District) 7-1, Boughton Under Blean and Dunkirk School (Canterbury Coastal District) 5-2, River (Dover District) 6-1, Upton (Thanet District) 7-2.

Propelling us through to the semi-final we beat Claremont (Tunbridge Wells District) 3-1.
The final was against Upton (Thanet District) and we were crowned Kent Champions 2014 with 4 -1 victory!

 

EARS Tag Rugby Tournament – 2nd Place

 

                                                                

 

Netball Tournament 2014 – 2nd place

 

Years 3/4 Quick Sticks

 

Year 3/4 Quick sticks champions out of 26 schools

 

Year 3/4 Quick Sticks champions

 

 

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Years 3/4 Quicksticks Match Report
Our first game was against Charing Tigers. We ended up winning 8-0. It was an easy game, but the worst was not behind us. In our second game we played Godinton Hawks. We beat them 6-0. It was a very successful game. Our third game was against Smeeth Panthers. We won 6-0 again. We were very happy since we had won all of our games so far. On our last game in our group we played Wittersham Flames. We beat them 8-0. We were all very glad to win all of our games in our group.

We had a break for a while because we needed lunch and rest so we had enough energy for the Championship. We were all very nervous because we knew that this round would be hard.
Our first game in the championship was against River. We won 4-1 and were delighted to win. We caught up massively since we were 1-0 down at the start. Our second game was against St.Mary’s Seahawks and we beat them 3-1.

We were all very surprised because we had won every single game we played so far even in the championships. We thought we were going to be thrashed, but we haven’t yet.
Our third game was against Smeeth Bears. They were a lot easier than we expected and we beat them 3-1.

On our last game we played Furley Park Blues. We beat them 6-1. Were over the moon because we had won! We got a massive trophy and we were all very proud of ourselves. 
We would like to thank the parents, teachers and the organisers for the opportunity. We are looking forward to representing Ashford in the Kent School Games Finals.

By GW and LE

Football

                                                 

Yr 5/6 Middle Schools Football Tournament Champions
The Mersham Primary School football team travelled to St. Theresa’s School for a football tournament. Our first match was against St. Simons, we beat them 1-0 and had a 1 match break to discuss our formation and subs. The second match was against Challock, unfortunately we had a 2-0 defeat, we had a team discussion and decided to have JS back in left-back and CY-C on the left-wing. The third game was against a team called John Wesley our score was a positive 2-1 victory. 
After a two match rest, we went out to play St, Teresa’s team, after playing them last, we knew they were a good team, we played really well, but we conceded only 1 goal, to have a final score of 1-0 to Teresa’s. With no time to wait we went straight on to play East Stour, we played our best and won an amazing 4-0. We came on to play Victoria Road, we drew 0-0, we had lots of opportunities to score, but we couldn’t get a goal. 
Our final match in the group, was Hamstreet, we conceded the first goal, but came back and scored a fortunate goal, to end the match 1-1 and go into the semi-final. We played the Challock team again, JY-C took all the team on and scored a goal in seconds, this time we scored and won 2-0. The final was tense and both teams were desperate to win. It was half-time and still 0-0. In the last minutes AP hit the ball on the volley and scored the crucial goal. We were so proud of how far we came and working together as years 5 and 6. This was a great experience to learn how each other play and work as a team.

Written by JS and JD

 

Years 5&6 Quicksticks Teams

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Yr 6 Quicksticks Competition out of 30 schools - 2nd Place

Yr 6 Tournament Match Report

Despite cold weather, the hockey tournament that Mersham Primary School took part in was a great deal of fun and we should definitely be proud of what we achieved. The tournament was held at the Ashford Hockey Club, Kennington on Tuesday 25th March 2014. There were 30 teams representing their schools and they were from Year 5 and 6. Our 2 teams – Mersham Magnums (Year 5) and Mersham Masters (Year 6) played very well and we were happy and proud of our achievement. Year 5 came 3rd and Year 6 came 2nd. Mersham Masters played against Furley Park in the final and the game went into overtime, but unfortunately they beat us with a golden goal 1-0.

It was an all-day tournament and consequently we felt tired afterwards. We would like to thank Mrs Massie and Claudia for supporting us, coaching us, practising with us and helping to arrange an enjoyable day. We all had a fantastic time!

By D M-P

 

 

Yr 5 Team - Quicksticks Competition out of 30 schools - 3rd Place

 

Yr 5 Tournament Match Report

 

On Tuesday we travelled to Ashford hockey club and we got put in a pool with, Challock, Smeeth, Charing and Kingsnorth. We won all of our games and didn’t concede a single goal, winning the group overall.

Next we played Godinton and won 5-2 and then we had to play Mersham Masters in the semi-final. We lost 3-1 to year 6 and it was a great battle -well done to Year 6.

 

Kent Schools Swimming Finals

 

On Saturday 22nd March Aimee, James, Megan Fletcher, Yasmin Sadler-Reeves and Lottie all went to Gillingham to compete in the Kent Schools Swimming Finals. Aimee and James were in the 50m Backstroke and Aimee, Yasmin, Megan and Lottie were in both the Medley and Freestyle Relays. This time the competition was against the 12 finalists from all the schools in Kent. In the Girls 50m backstroke Aimee came 1st in the semi-finals then came an excellent 2nd overall. In the boys 50m Backstroke in the semi-finals James came 8th and was a 2nd reserve for the finals. Overall James came 8th. In the girls relays we came 9th and 12th. Well done to all the swimmers and a special thank you to Miss Brown, Neil Strange and Tracy Strange for organising it and encouraging us. Thank you to the supporters from the swimmers. Well done everyone.

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Sport Stacking

 

 

Yr 5/6 Sport Stacking – 3rd place out of 28 teams

Yr 3/ 4 Sport stacking – 9th place out of 30 teams

 

Swimming Recount

 

A team from Mersham went to the Black Lion Swimming Pool in Gillingham for the Kent Schools Swimming Gala. There were 21 schools from South Kent taking part and we entered 11 events.

The whole team did their very best and we are delighted to have qualified for the finals in 4 events - Aimee and James in the 50m backstroke and the girls relay team (made up of Aimee, Megan, Lottie and Yasmin) in the 4x25m freestyle relay and the 4x25m medley.

I would just like to say well done to all the swimmers and a big thank you to especially Miss Brown and Mrs Strange for organising it. Also, on behalf of all the swimmers we would all like to say thank you to the supporters cheering us on.

 

We are looking forward to the finals!

By A. Strange

 

                                                          

 

Karate

 

                                                   

Well done girls for a great karate success and raising money for charity too!

 

Inspire

 

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We are excited to be part of Kent Schools’ Education Olympics Legacy Programme.

INSPIRE – ‘Leading through Culture’ which aims to develop leadership skills in children and enable them to inspire others in their learning.

Feedback from children:

“It was extremely enjoyable, creative and really inspiring for me. I love art and found the different techniques very interesting. I learnt lots about inspiring others.”

“It was fun to learn a new skill and pass this knowledge to others. I have continued to teach others at home and classmates.”

We are looking forward to the Big Arts Day!

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Year 5&6 Handball

                  

 

 

Congratulations to all 3 of our handball teams who has great fun taking part in a very well orgainsed handball competition at the North School. 18 teams took part in total. Two of our teams qualified for the Championship group, one team of which won the competition overall!

 

Sportshall Athletics

 

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics – Pupils enjoyed an action packed afternoon including relays, speed bounce and triple jump to name a few events!Some excellent performances, particularly in the girls relay and standing triple jump. 7 th out of 20 teams.

 

 

Volleyball

A huge congratulations to our two Year 5/6 Volleyball teams who came 1st and 2nd overall out of 19 teams!

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP (1st):

 

1st

Mersham United

2nd

Mersham Athletic

3rd

Furley Park Greens

4th

Furley Park Blues

 

 

 

 

Basketball

Congratulations to our two basketball teams who played in an exciting competition at the North School on Thursday 16 th January. The Mersham Knights came 1st overall and the Mersham Cavaliers came a respectable joint 3rd out of 10 teams. Well done all!

 

 

Cross Country Years 3&4

Well done to everyone who took part in Cross Country this term. A special commendation to the Years 3 and 4 boys' team who came 2nd against 17 other schools. Also congratulations to the individual boys who came 2 nd and 4 th out of 91 and the individual girl who came 3 rd out of 56.

 

 

 

Year 4/5 Handball Tournament Champions!

 

When we arrived at the North School for the Ashford District Handball Tournament, we were placed in a group with: John Wesley, Edgerton and Kingsnorth.

In our group we won all our matches with scores of 3-0, 9-0 and 2-0.

As we progressed we played Furley Park Yellows and beat them 4-2.

Next, we played St Mary’s and won 3-2.

In the final game we had to beat Furley Park Blue to win the tournament and with a great team performance, we won 4-0.

Match Report by H.C

 

Cross Country Years 5 & 6

 

 

 

We started off the year with a Cross Country event at Godinton House. Despite the rain we had fun! We all tried our hardest and we are really proud o

 

 

 

 

 

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