We have a had a fantastic year of sports for the academic year 2018 -2019 and not only have we acheived some excellent rewards but also took part in a range of events for all year groups. We are so excited to share the news that we have acheived the Silver school sports mark for school games!


Summer Term 2018

We’ve had an action packed end to a brilliant term of sports and PE at Collingtree, with more children than ever taking part in extracurricular activities and representing our school in a number of different sporting capacities.

For the second year running, we took a squad of our strongest swimmers to represent the school in the Level 2 School Games Swimming Gala at Daventry Leisure Centre. It is clear that the virtues of Community and Hope are embedded in our children as they encouraged and cheered on one another throughout each event. A success in itself, many of our children also managed to achieve personal bests and clocked times that were among the highest of the day.

Determination, stamina and sportsmanship was shown in abundance as the year 3/4 Hockey squad took part in the Level 2 School Games Quicksticks tournament at Moulton Collage. With only 2 defeats, 4 wins and a single draw, we celebrated the fact that on our first attempt at this competition, we reached the final rounds and did it with a smile!

Both our year 3/4 and 5/6 Football squads entered into the NTSSF tournaments, following our successes in the leagues. Although a very strong 5/6 squad, they narrowly missed out on progressing into the final rounds but showed incredible desire and skill and potential for the future. The year 3/4 team however, even with a depleted team, managed to reach the finals and came home with a Runners-up medal to show for their efforts. Both teams have shown huge progress since bringing them together.

The final PLT cluster competition, Year 6 Rounders, was one of great success for Collingtree, winning our first tournament of the year! For many children, this was their first time at representing the school in a competitive nature. After showing our school virtues of Wisdom and Community through great communication and gamesmanship, our children convincingly beat all teams involved and quite rightly deserved the title of champions – with their gold medals to show!

Just like last year, our competitions have come to a close with one final sporting celebration – PDET ‘Going for gold.’ After achieving 3rd place last year and receiving such a marvellous trophy for our hard work, we aim to hopefully replicate or even improve on last year’s performance. Although it is a competitive sports day, we will be celebrating their sporting success through the virtues they show and we as a school hold so dearly.

Our hall display proudly enshrines the sporting successes that the children have had over the year. Children across the school however have also been able to receive excellent sporting opportunities which range from ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket and dance tasters to circuit clubs and athletics after school. As a collective, we have progressed in our provision of sports and PE and have successfully been awarded the School Games Mark. This is testimony to the hard work the children, teachers, providers and parents have in supporting this school. Congratulations everyone - thank you!

It is clear to see just how much fun and opportunity the children have had this year in their sport and PE and how proud they are in representing our school. Proud children – even prouder teachers.


Spring Term 2018

Not even the grotty weather could stop Collingtree from being involved in yet another busy term of sport and PE.

Since the start of the term, we have enjoyed participating in a number of sporting activities which have encouraged and motivated our children to be more active.  Our Year 4 pupils enjoyed a visit to Franklins Garden (home of the Northampton Saints rugby team), whilst our Phase 3 pupils took part in an Indian/Bollywood dance workshop.  Whist our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 football teams played competitive matches against a wide range of schools as part of the Northampton Town School Sports Federation, which we recently joined.  We improved in every match even when playing against children who had more match experience than ours.

The ‘Mufti-Marathon-Mile’ was a huge success! Each child helped to raise money for Sports Relief by participating in a ‘Banana-Meatball’ dance and a by travelling a whole mile around the school grounds. Well done to everyone involved, from the Reception and year 1 children, who sang a mile, right up to year 6, who tried to run a mile without stopping. A special mention to our new Sports Leaders who helped run and organise the event and did so fantastically well!

We also took part in a Year 5/6 tag-rugby tournament at Daventry Rugby Football Club, where, if you followed the pictures on Twitter, you can see just how much fun they had. The icing on the cake was beating our local ‘friendly rivals’ during a sudden death match where Collingtree scrambled the ball over the try line.

More recently, we took part in our first Cross Country event at Elizabeth Woodville, taking 27 children from years 4,5 and 6 to compete against other schools in the cluster group. School values and virtues really shone through here as every child did their very best and encouraged each other throughout. A real ‘proud teacher’ moment!

Again - I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to provide our children with the very best opportunities in sport.

Mr Brown

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