News - Competitions and Events

Y3/4 Kho Kho

On Friday 2nd December, Y3/4 pupils from Foley Park, Birchen Coppice, Hartlebury, Burlish Park, Chaddesley, Franche, Lickhill, St John’s, Upper Arley, Heathfield, Stourport, St Bart’s Hagley, Cookley, St Anne’s and Bewdley Primary Schools took part in a Kho Kho Festival - an Indian Tag game.

Targeting pupils that don’t usually represent their school or have low activity levels, teams played each other in mini-leagues.

Supported by Young Leaders from King Charles, Baxter College, Stourport and Bewdley High Schools, the Y3/4 pupils developed their communication and teamwork skills, as well as tactics for playing the game.

 

KS3 and KS4 Badminton

Students from Haybridge, Stourport and King Charles High Schools took part in the KS3 and KS4 Badminton competition on Wednesday 30th November. Students played singles and doubles matches against each other in a round-robin competition.

Stourport won both the KS3 girls and KS4 boys events and Haybridge won both the KS3 boys and KS4 girls events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             All of the winning teams will now progress to the county finals representing the Wyre Forest.

 

Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey

On 16th November, over 250 pupils from Cookley, Franche, Holy Trinity, Burlish Park, St Anne’s, Bewdley, Hagley, St John’s, Stourport, Comberton, The Knoll, Foley Park, Birchen Coppice, Hartlebury and Wolverley Primary Schools took part in the Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Festival.

Supported by Leaders from The Bewdley School and Stourport Hockey Club, a competition took place for both large and small schools.

Teams were put into mini-leagues, with play-offs to decide the overall winners.

Comberton won the large schools competition and Wolverley won the small schools competition.

 

Cross Country

On Friday 11th and 18th November, Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership’s annual Cross Country events took place.

On 11th, over 600 pupils from a record 27 Primary Schools took part in the KS2 event, which took place at St Anne’s Primary School. Races took place for Y5 girls, Y5 boys, Y6 girls and Y6 boys, with the top 5 place runners from each school, earning points for their team. The competition was split into small and large schools.

Hagley won the large schools competition, with Burlish Park in 2nd and Holy Trinity in 3rd.

Chaddesley Corbett won the small schools competition, with Hartlebury in 2nd and St Oswald’s in 3d.

The following week, in the Wyre Forest, the KS3/4 Cross Country took place. There were races for girls and boys in Y7, Y8/9 and Y10/11, with runners covering increasing longer distances.

Y7 girls: Winterfold (1st), Holy Trinity, Haybridge

Y7 boys: Stourport (1st), Baxter, Wolverley

Y8/9 girls: Haybridge (1st), Wolverley, Stourport

Y8/9 boys: Baxter (1st), King Charles, Bewdley

Y10/11 girls: King Charles (1st) Bewdley, Baxter

Y10/11 boys: King Charles (1st), Baxter, Bewdley

Overall winners: Baxter College.

The top placed athletes will now progress to their respective County Finals as Wyre Forest representatives.

 

Indoor Athletics

On 18th October, over 500 Y5/6 pupils from Hartlebury, Sutton Park, St John’s, Franche, Stourport, Heronswood, Holy Trinity, Birchen Coppice, Far Forest, Hagley, Burlish Park, Foley Park, Clent, Bewdley, St Anne’s Primary Schools attended the annual U11s Indoor Athletics Festival.

Leaders from Stourport High School led a mass warm up and supported the event, along with Wyre Forest District Council.

During the Festival, pupils completed a range of track and field events, such as relay and individual running races, speed bounce, vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and chest push. Pupils scored points for their team no matter where they finished, which were added together over the course of the event.

Burlish Park won both the U11 girls and U11 boys events.

After the U11 event, students from Baxter College, The Bewdley School, King Charles, Stourport and Haybridge High Schools took part in the Y7 and Y8 competition using the same scoring system.

The Bewdley School won the Y8 girls competition and Haybridge won the Y7 girls, Y7 boys and Y8 boys competitions.

All of the winning teams will now represent the Wyre Forest at the Winter School Games in March.

 

Football round-up

123 girls from Sutton Park, Heronswood, Hartlebury, St John’s, Comberton, Lickhill, Hagley, Far Forest, Burlish Park and Franche Primary Schools along with girls from King Charles, Stourport High and The Bewdley School took part in a Football Festival, at King Charles 1 School on 13th October, as part of Worcestershire’s Girls Football Week.

Supported by Young Leaders from King Charles, the girls completed a range of drills which focused on passing, dribbling, tackling and shooting before applying their skills in a series of mixed school games.

Hartlebury, Cookley, Sutton Park, Stourport, Comberton, St Anne’s, St John’s, Offmore, Bewdley, Holy Trinity, Foley Park, The Knoll, Burlish Park, Hagley, Wilden, Chaddesley Corbett, Heronswood, Clent, Lickhill, Franche and Birchen Coppice, Primary Schools all took part in the Y5/6 Football League this half term. Over 200 pupils took part in the League, which ran over 4 consecutive weeks at Stourport High School.

Congratulations to Hagley Primary School who finished up as overall winners.

 

KS2 and KS3 Leadership day

On Friday 30th September, 75 KS3 students took part in a training day where they developed their leadership, planning and delivery skills.

After receiving their training, the KS3 pupils delivered a carousel of activities to a small group of Y5/6 pupils. The 160 Y5/6 pupils then completed their Jumping Jaxx Playleader training, before delivering an activity to Y2 pupils.

The 15 Primary Schools who attended, now have a fully trained workforce to deliver activities at lunchtimes.

 

KS2 Pupil Premium Dodgeball

On Friday 10th June, over 200 KS2 Pupil Premium pupils competed in a Dodgeball Festival, which took place in the Dome at Stourport High School.

Supported by Young Leaders from Stourport High School and The Bewdley School, teams from the Wyre Forest School, Far Forest, Bewdley, Sutton Park, St Bartholomew’s, Burlish Park, Holy Trinity, Cookley, St George’s, Heronswood, Chaddesley Corbett, Comberton, Offmore, Birchen Coppice and Foley Park Primary Schools competed in 4 mini-leagues, all playing each other in a round robin competition.

The games were fast and frantic, with some teams achieving ‘wipe outs’ before the game was over!

WFSSP wristbands were awarded to the team winning each mini-league; Far Forest 1, Far Forest 2, St Bartholomew’s 1 and St George’s 1 and 'Demon' players from each court were announced. Special recognition went to individual players from Burlish Park and Bewdley Primary School who kindly played for other teams, who were short.

 

Y3/4 and Y5/6 Swimming Gala

Wyre Forest Swimming Club ran its ever popular School’s Gala on Saturday 11th June at Stourport Leisure Centre. This was the last ever Gala to be held at the Centre as the Club will be moving to its new home in July.

This year pupils from Franche, Hagley, Hartlebury, St Anne’s, Lickhill, St. Bartholomew’s, Bewdley, Holy Trinity, Far Forest, St John’s and Chaddesley Corbett Primary Schools all took part.

The schools were randomly split into three galas and over the space of 3 hours, over 200 swimmers took part in 25m individual races and 4 X 25m relays. The competition ran in two age groups, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6, with the overall winners of the Year 5/6 galas going on to represent the Wyre Forest at the Worcestershire School Games in July.

Gala 1 was won by Hagley, Gala 2 was won by Bewdley and Gala 3 by Holy Trinity. Holy Trinity won the Year 5/6 Gala overall and therefore go on to represent the district at the School Games.

Medals and trophies were awarded to all swimmers by Carolyn Goddard of the Wyre Forest Schools Sports Partnership, Wyre Forest’s Head Coach Lucy Walters and Wyre Forest’s Club Captains Emma Elwell and Matthew Newey.

 

Y3/4 and Y5/6 Tennis Festival

On Tuesday 17th May, 120 Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 pupils from Burlish Park, Cookley, Hartlebury, Holy Trinity, The Knoll, Bewdley, Stourport, Hagley, Franche and Far Forest Primary Schools took part in the SSP’s Tennis Festival, held at Bewdley Tennis Club. The event was supported by Head Coach, Geoff Barrie and 20 Young Leaders from Bewdley and Stourport High Schools.

Teams played in 3 leagues, with the winners of each league playing-off to determine an overall winner. The teams from Franche, Holy Trinity and Hagley all won their leagues in both competitions, with Holy Trinity winning the Y3/4 and Y5/6 finals.

The pupils from Holy Trinity will now represent the Wyre Forest at the Summer School Games.

 

Athletics events

On 13th May, students from King Charles, Haybridge, Stourport and Wolverley competed in the Super 6 Athletics competition.

All students had to take part in one track (sprint, middle and long distance), one field (javelin, long jump, shot) and one relay (4x100m, mixed medley) event, scoring points for their team.

Haybridge won the Y7/8 event and Stourport won Y9 event.

The same afternoon, KS2 SEND pupils from The Wyre Forest School, St Anne’s, Burlish Park, St George’s, Franche and St John’s took part in a QuadKids Athletics competition.

All pupils took part in 75m, 400m, howler throw and long jump. Medals were presented to the individual winners of each event and to the top scoring individual boy and girl.

 

Golf Festivals

Y3/4 pupils from across the Wyre Forest have taken part in Tri-Golf Festivals this half term.

Prior to the Festival, students from Bewdley, Wolverley and Stourport High Schools received training that enabled them to support the Festival and offer coaching to the teams, which were made up of 5 boys and 5 girls.

Pupils rotated round 8 activity stations, scoring points for their team. After all the Festivals had taken place, the team from The Knoll had scored the most points.

Y7 pupils from The Bewdley School and Stourport High School also took part in a Golf competition on Friday 29th April. The Y7 pupils completed 3 different activities; a 6 hole course, won by Tom Reading (Stourport), Dan Houghton (Stourport) won ‘nearest the pin’ and Byron Hignell Halford (Bewdley) won the ‘longest drive’ competitions.

 

Orienteering Festival

Y5/6 pupils from Franche, Comberton, Burlish Park, Hartlebury, Stourport, Foley Park, The Knoll, St George’s, Bewdley, Lickhill, St Anne’s, Cookley, Hartlebury, Holy Trinity, Birchen Coppice and Offmore Primary Schools took part in this year’s Orienteering Festival at Wolverley CE Secondary School on Friday 22nd April.

During the Festival, pupils worked in teams to complete the courses, trying to find the 20 control points in the quickest possible time, whilst developing their map reading, communication and problem solving skills.

In the afternoon, Y7/8 pupils from Wolverley, Stourport and King Charles High Schools attended the Festival to develop their orienteering skills.

The teams from The Knoll and St George’s (small schools), Burlish Park (large schools) and Stourport High School (Y7/8) will all go on to represent the Wyre Forest at the School Games L3 event.

 

Y5/6 Netball League

A record number of 20 teams entered this year’s Y5/6 Netball League.

Taking place over 4 weeks at the Netball Dome, teams played games in mini-leagues.

Despite one rained effected week, teams from Burlish Park, Sutton Park, Lickhill, St Anne’s, Foley Park, Stourport, Holy Trinity, St Bartholomew’s, Franche, Cookley, Offmore, Hagley, Heronswood, Comberton, St John’s, Bewdley, Birchen Coppice and Hartlebury, St George’s all played 9 matches against different schools over the course of the league.

Young Leaders from Bewdley, King Charles and Stourport High Schools all supported the league, officiating matches.

Franche Primary School ended up as overall winners, narrowly beating St Bartholomew’s into 2nd place on goal difference!


Netball Leaders training

Students from Baxter College, Wolverley, King Charles, Bewdley and Stourport High Schools took part in a Netball Leaders course on 26th February.

Delivered by England Netball, the selected students learnt how to officiate Netball games and gained a better understanding of the rules of the game. The Netball Leaders now have to practice their officiating skills and undertake a written test before being observed umpiring a match.

Once qualified, the Netball Leaders can then umpire matches for their school and local Netball clubs.

 

Worcestershire's Winter School Games

On Tuesday 1st March, over 800 pupils from schools across the county, competed in Worcestershire’s Winter School Games at the University of Worcester.

As part of the Opening Ceremony, which took place in the Arena, pupils from The Knoll School performed their School Games anthem, which won one of the curriculum competitions and pupils from Upper Arley were presented with a special recognition award for their efforts in creating some fantastic School Games Oaths.

The Games were officially opened by Chloe Rogers, former England Women’s Hockey Player, who spoke about her experiences and journey as an international athlete.

Competitors from each Worcestershire District wore different coloured t-shirts which represented the School Games values. The pupils from the Wyre Forest wore blue, representing the value ‘Honesty’.

Young Leaders from King Charles, Bewdley and Stourport High Schools supported the Games, officiating competitions and undertaking team support roles at the different sports.

Competing for the Wyre Forest team were Bewdley Primary School, The Knoll, Haybridge High School, Stourport High School and The Bewdley School.

Notable performances from Wyre Forest schools included; The Knoll - 1st in the Y3/4 Hockey, The Bewdley School - 1st in the KS3 PAN Football, 2nd in the Wheelchair Basketball and 3rd in the KS5 Girls Futsal, Haybridge High School - 3rd in the Y7 Netball and 3rd in the Y8 Boys Sportshall Athletics.


KS2 Cross Country

On Friday 12th February, Wyre Forest School Sport Partnership’s annual KS2 Cross Country took place.

23 schools entered the event, held at St Anne’s Primary School, competing in the large and small schools competitions. Races took place for girls and boys in Years 5 and 6, with the top 5 runners earning points for their team.

When the points from all the runners were totalled, Hagley Primary won the large schools competition followed by Burlish Park (2nd) and St Anne’s (3rd).

Hartlebury Primary won the small schools competition followed by Lickhill (2nd) and Chaddesley Corbett (3rd).

The top 6 placed athletes will now progress to the County Finals, representing the Wyre Forest.

 

Celebration of Inclusive Sport

On Friday 22nd January, over 130 pupils from across the Wyre Forest, took part in this year’s ‘Celebration of Inclusive Sport.

KS2 and KS3 pupils with physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities from St George’s, St Anne’s, Burlish Park, Franche, Comberton, Cookley, Bewdley, Stourport and St John’s Primary Schools, along with students from Baxter College, King Charles, The Bewdley School, Stourport High School and The Wyre Forest School attended the event, supported by Young Leaders from Stourport and King Charles.

During the morning of the Festival, KS2 pupils took part in an Arrows Festival, a modified version of Archery. This competition was won by Burlish Park Primary School.

In the afternoon, KS2 and KS3 pupils played Boccia and New Age Kurling.

 

Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey

On a very wet and windy 17th November, 180 pupils from Far Forest, Burlish Park, Cookley, The Knoll, Franche, Hartlebury, Bewdley, Birchen Coppice, Foley Park, Stourport, Comberton, Hagley and St John’s Primary Schools took part in the Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Festival.

Supported by Leaders from Stourport High School and coaches from Stourport Hockey Club, a competition took place for both large and small schools. Teams were put into mini-leagues, with play-offs taking place between the league winners.

Bewdley Primary School won the large schools competition and The Knoll won the small schools competition, after an exciting play-off against Far Forest which went to extra-time and then penalties!

Both schools will now progress to Worcestershire’s Winter School Games, representing the Wyre Forest.

 

Sportshall Athletics

On 14th October, nearly 500 Y5/6 pupils from Burlish Park, Hagley, Stourport, The Knoll, Sutton Park, Birchen Coppice, Foley Park, Holy Trinity, St John’s, Franche, Hartlebury, St Catherine’s, Bewdley, Far Forest, St Anne’s, Chaddesley Corbett and Bewdley Primary Schools attended the annual U11s Indoor Athletics Festival. Leaders from Stourport High School led a mass warm up and supported the event, along with Wyre Forest District Council.

During the Festival, pupils completed a range of track and field events, such as relay and individual running races, vertical jump, speed bounce, standing long jump, standing triple jump and chest push.

Pupils scored points for their team no matter where they finished, which were added together over the course of the event. St Catherine’s won the event, with Burlish Park in 2nd and Sutton Park in 3rd.

After the U11 event, 250 pupils from King Charles, Stourport, Bewdley and Haybridge High Schools took part in the Y7 and Y8 competition using the same scoring system.

Stourport won the Y7 girls competition, Bewdley won the Y8 girls competition, whilst Haybridge won both the Y7 boys and Y8 boys competitions.

All of the winning teams will now represent the Wyre Forest at the Winter School Games in March.

 

U11 Girls Football

Pupils from The Knoll, St John’s, Sutton Park, Hagley, Stourport, Comberton, Cookley, Burlish Park, Hartlebury and Franche Primary Schools took part in an U11 Girls Football competition at King Charles 1 Secondary School on 30th September.

Refereed by King Charles students, teams played each other in two mini-leagues which were won by Hagley and Franche respectively. At full-time, the score was 0-0, so penalties decided the result, which Franche won 2-1.


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