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Sport and Fitness

Autumn 2018

Lunch - gym

Lunch - MUGA

After School 3 – 4pm

Mon

Monday Mile

KK

Year 5

Football LM/CD

Skipping FH

 

Tues

 

Year 6 & 7

 

Yoga LS

 

Weds

Gymnastics FH Year 7 Basketball LM

Rugby Worcester Warriors

Thurs

Table Tennis

(See LM for letter)

 

 

Netball FH

Fri

Multiskills Dragons FH

Dodgeball LM

Fencing 

Fitness LM

District Cross Country

Well done to all of the children that represented our school at the District Cross Country. A special congratulations to Alex in Year 5 and Natasha and Aaron in Year 6 who qualified for the next stage of the competition!

Bowbrook House Football Competition

 

Year 5 Results

  GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Holy Redeemer 5 4 1 0 12 2 10 13
Westacre 5 3 2 0 10 1 9 11
Witton 5 3 1 1 6 3 3 10
St Barnabas 5 1 1 3 3 6 -3 4
Abbey Park 5 1 1 3 3 8 -5 4
Bowbrook  5 0 0 5 0 14 -14 0

 

 

Year 6 Results

  GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Bowbrook  5 5 0 0 12 0 12 15
Abbey Park 5 2 2 1 3 2 1 8
St Barnabas 5 2 1 2 5 3 2 7
Westacre 5 2 0 3 4 8 -4 6
Witton 5 1 1 3 6 10 -4 4
Holy Redeemer 5 0 2 3 2 9 -7 2​

Sports Leaders

Year 7 have been developing their leadership skills by developing a fitness activity. Year 5 were invited to take part in these activities where the year 7s coached them. A successful afternoon.

National Fitness Day

The children had the opportunity to be as active as they could during their lessons. This involved things like times tables workouts in Maths and acting with actions in Guided Reading. Year 5 were taught a pirate work out by 5FH during their assembly and reflected on what fitness meant to them. 

 

For the last half hour of the day, the whole school got to enjoy the sunshine whilst taking the chance t try out many activities. See the photos below.

What an amazing day! It was an honour to take the Sports Leaders and Media Team to the Worcestershire Summer Games at Bromsgrove School. 

 

First, we dropped off the Media Team so that they could have their briefing with Andrea and Lee and to set up their equipment. These guys spent the day working with children from St John's Middle School and Walkwood Middle School, taking photos, controlling the video camera and speaker as well as interviewing important guest. Louie said that it was fun to watch all the kids competing in the different events but it was hard work reporting in the sun all day. When I caught up with them later in the day, Leah was interviewing Marc from Jump Rope UK with confidence. At the end of the day, it was great to hear how brilliant they had been. Sarah had been especially helpful with setting up equipment and really taking on board what she had to do. Well done Media Team.

 

Once we had dropped the media team off, we were escorted to the Ryland Centre with the Sports Leaders. The group were given the task to organise and record the results for Long Jump as part of the KS3 Super 6 Athletics competition. They were given their instructions and shown what to do. It was great to see them grow in confidence as they practised their skills. Will was a great leader, collecting names and ensuring his team worked effectively. Lymara, Jamie and Johnny stepped in as extras to help rake the sand. Again, the group were commended on their excellent behaviour and amazing effort considering it was such a hot day and they had to organise older competitors.

 

At the end of the day, we all got to try the different activities at the cultural village. Most children opted to show off their skipping skills and some played football with some boys from another school showing what excellent sports ambassadors they are.

 

Many thanks to all the children involved. I am sure they have gained a lot from this experience and hopefully we will be invited to attend again next year.

KS2 District Athletics Thursday 28th June

With the forecast due to be the hottest day on Thursday, please could those involved in the KS2 district athletics ensure they bring plenty of drinks, a sun hat and sun cream. I would recommend freezing a water bottle the night before so that it is still cool by the afternoon. 

Media Team Training 2

The Media Team had their second session where they were given their objectives for the event, sorted out their groups with St John's Middle School and had further training on how to capture live sports. They also had the opportunity to compete against each other in an archery challenge to enable each group to practise their video skills on the move. 

Media Team Training with Hursty from Free Radio

6 children from across the school have been chosen to become part of the Media Team at the upcoming Worcestershire Summer School Games. This is a huge event where school from around the region come together to celebrate and compete in sports. This session was a master class in how to give interviews in preparation for taking on their role. Hursty gave them some top tips and the groups had the chance to put their skills into practise. 

School Games Super 6 Athletics Competition

A group of year 5 children were selected to take part in an athletics event at Bowbrook House. They all represented the school well and had a lovely time competing against 5 other schools from the area. 
Year 5 teams were chosen to take part in an orienteering competition at the lovely Lakeside Campus. The children worked together to follow a map to find the markers within the time given. 

Sailing Club - Aztec Upton Warren

Droitwich and Worcester City Primary School Games Swimming Gala

Fantastic results today from many of our Year 5 and 6 swimmers. Special mention to Jacob and Tom in Year 6 and Harry and Louie in Year 5 who won 1st place in the boys front crawl 25m relay!

Ultimate Frisbee 

Children thoroughly enjoyed their new summer topic - Ultimate Frisbee. This was a new sport for many of the Year 7's but they were quick to pick up the skills required to play!

Droitwich and Worcester City School Swimming Gala 

Well done to Will, Izzy and Jacob for representing Droitwich in the Droitwich and Worcester City School Swimming Gala held at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. They put on a great performance throughout the competition, both in the individual races and the relay races. This resulted in Droitwich finishing 2nd in the competition!

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Westacre Middle School are proud to be the lead school for the Worcs Girls Can campaign during the week starting Monday 19th March. Throughout the week the girls will all have an exciting session for just girls to try new sports and have fun with friends.

 

“Worcs Girls Can encourages and inspires women and girls to be active and most importantly have fun whilst doing it!”

 

Every day, there will be lunchtime clubs where each girl will be entered into a prize draw. I hope this will inspire the girls to take part in more activities and will continue this into the summer term and next year.

 

If you have any suggestions for clubs please let Mrs Hennessey know.

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Fitness Friday

As the weather has finally decided to get better, we let the boys join in with fitness Friday. 
Mrs Hennessey (and Mr Barber) finally got the chance to join a session with the girls! Year 5 worked with Emma focusing on working as a team and playing mini football matches. Many of the girls have been inspired to try out a Wildcats session out of school.

Netball Mums

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It was great to have a packed out netball club with many Mums joining in. I think the Mums got more competitive than the girls and had an amazing time!
Year 7 Girls
The main focus for this week has been to try and get older girls to stay physically active and to have fun while trying out new sports. It has been great to see so many girls from year 7 coming to many clubs this week. On Thursday afternoon, they got to choose from a variety of activities: Zumba, Pilates, Acro and Clubbercise. We also had the pleasure of having Blessed Edwards join us as well. 

Pilates

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Clubbercise

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Acro with Lauren

Girls Hockey

Mrs Jackson took the girls for hockey on the MUGA. Hopefully this will inspire them to visit the MUGA every lunch time.

Active lunchtimes

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Skipping has become very popular at lunchtimes and is a great way to keep fit.

Gymnastics club

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Every Wednesday, we have had loads of girls come along to gymnastics club to show off their moves. It is great to have a mixture of club gymnasts (who are very bendy) and girls who wan to try out ideas from their PE lessons. This club will continue next term.

Running with Droitwich Spa Athletics Club

All year 6 girls took part in a running session with Droitwich Spa Athletics Club. They all came back in full of enthusiasm and saying how much fun it was. Athletics club will be starting in the summer term if you would like to join.

Judo with Droitwich Spa Judo Kan

Year 5 girls had the opportunity to learn some Judo. Tamzin, who has won medals, also joined them from year 6. The girls worked in pairs to learn some moves to try to pin each other to the floor. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time.
5JR and 5LW girls had the opportunity to learn some new skipping tricks with Rachael from Jump Rope UK. Hopefully they will now go and teach others during lunchtimes. 
It was great to see so many girls join in with Monday's dance club. We started with a fun warm up to build up confidence. Mrs Hennessey then taught a shirt dance routine to This Is Me - a great message to show that it doesn't matter who we are, we are all glorious warriors and amazing! 

Assembly with Rebecca Redfern

Many thanks go out to Rebecca Redfern for coming to our whole school assembly. It was great to hear about her achievements and I'm sure all the children will agree that she is inspirational. We wish her luck in future competitions.
WESTACRE GIRLS CAN!
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Jnr NBA fixture against William Brookes School

It was our third fixture of the Jnr NBA league yesterday against William Brookes School who travelled all the way from Much Wenlock to play us at Droitwich Leisure Centre. We played two games and both were as equally as exciting. All of the boys are thoroughly enjoying having a first hand experience of what it is like to represent the school as the Chicago Bulls in the NBA format. Great effort boys!

 

Jnr NBA Basketball Fixture against Holy Trinity

 

Our first match of the Jnr NBA League was played last night against Holy Trinity at the Droitwich Leisure Centre. The Year 7's were buzzing with excitement and definitely looked the part with their Chicago Bulls jerseys provided by Basketball England!

It was a very close game with end to end action. There were some fantastic lay ups from Matty Nestorowski that allowed us to get ahead in the game but unfortunately Holy Trinity were able to get just three points ahead of us in the last quarter. Fantastic effort boys, well done!

 

Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament

Well done to our year 5/6 football team that came third place in the group stages of the tournament held at Worcester University! Everyone gave 100% and we were very close to making it through to the finals of the competition. Special mentions to Callum Jenkinson for scoring some world-class goals and to Thomas Allen for solid tackles throughout the tournament. Fantastic performance boys!

Bowbrook House Netball Tournament

Year 6 girls had the opportunity to get back into netball by playing in a tournament against other schools. As the matches progressed, the girls developed their netball skills and teamwork to successfully score a goal. Hopefully, after Christmas, the girls will work extra hard in training ready for future matches.

Welcome back. We are looking forward to starting all or sports clubs and PE lessons. Soon we will have our MUGA to use - it is still in the process of being built. Watch this space for its grand opening. There are some exciting opportunities being planned already for this year, including a new girls football club and a national skipping competition/festival. I hope many of you decide to take up the opportunities available.

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2016 -2017

It has been a sport packed second half to the term and below are some of the sporting events which the children have been involved with .

 

Worcestershire School Sailing and Canoeing Association Competition - 8th and 9th July 2017

 

Archie from Year 6 and Izzy from Year 5 represented our school at the WSSCA competition this weekend. Archie came 1st place for the PICO regatta, 1st place for the long distance canoeing event and 3rd place for the slalom canoeing event. Izzy also sailed well earning her 2nd place for the PICO regatta.

 

As a result of their hard work and dedication, they managed to win the school sailing cup! Well done Archie and Izzy!

 

WSSCA Sailing Competition

Super 6 Athletics Competition, Droitwich High School - 19th May

 

This athletics competition was made up of 6 girls and 6 boys who had to perform a track, throws and relay events. The competition was open to Year 8's but this did not stop the Westacre Athletics team from giving their maximum effort! This resulted in some noteworthy placings which included Macey Perrings coming 1st in her race! Well done, Westacre! Great Effort!

Year 7 Sportshall Athletics Finals, University of Worcester - 7th March

 

With the Year 7 boys successfully making it through to the Worcestershire Sportshall Athletics regional finals, the boys were ready to give it their all to achieve a medal. The young athletes trained hard leading up to the competition which involved events such as the 2 lap race, relay race, shot put and triple jump, to name a few.

 

Pulling up to the venue, held at the University of Worcester, the boys were filled with both excitement and nervousness. They understood the enormous task that lay ahead of them.

 

As each boy was called upon to go to their event, the boys were at the sideline cheering for their teammate to perform at their best. It was evident that all of the hard work had paid off when it was announced that our school had come 3rd place! Well done boys for getting bronze medals!

 

 

 

Year 7 Sportshall Indoor Athletics  - Christopher Whitehead Language College , Worcester  Friday 9th December 

 

Teams of boys and girls from year 7 travelled to CWLC to compete in the preliminary round of sportshall athletics .

 

This event requires the athletes to compete in both track and field events ranging from shot and Standing triple jumps to 4x2 lap relays and 8 lap parlauf . 

The competition was very close all the way through the afternoon but nobody could have predicted how close it was actually going to be when all results were counted up.

 

Girls   5th Tudor Grange 99pts    4th Westacre 116 pts   2nd = Blessed Edward / Christopher Whitehead 122pts  1st Bishop Perowne  133pts

 

In the boys event , when totalled up Westacre and Christopher Whitehead were equal , this meant looking at second place finishes , we were still equal , third place finishes , still equal . They had to count back as far as the number of fourth place finishes to seperate the 2 schools and thankfully we were announced winners .

 

Boys​  5th Tudor Grange 99pts    4th Blessed Edward  104     3rd  Bishop Perowne  122      2nd Christopher Whitehead   136 

           1st   Westacre 136pts. 

 

The boys will now go forward to represent Droitwich and Worcester City at the Worcestershire Winter Games to be held at University of Worcester on 5th March 2017.

 

A big well done to all the athletes who took part , you were a credit to yourselves and the school .

 

 

Year 7 Boys Indoor '5 a side' Football   -  South Bromsgrove High School  Tuesday 6th December 

 

The team played exceptionally well during the tournament and didn't lose a single game . Unfortunately they missed out on becoming overall winners by 1 point . This was due to drawing 2 matches and the eventual winners Aston Fields winning 4 of their games which gave them 12 points to our 11 .

 

Results   Alvechurch won 2-0         Aston Fields  won 4-1    Witton  drew 0-0      St Johns  won 3-0      Parkside  drew 0-0 

 

The boys should be really proud of their performance throughout the tournament and look forward to the next competition with the will to go one better .

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District X/Country - Sanders Park , Bromsgrove  Thursday 1st December 

 

Following on from a  successful school event 50+ children were selected to represent the school at the District event held at sanders Park in Bromsgrove .

 

All pupils gave a good account of themselves on the day and some notable individual results are as follows -

 

Year 5 girls                          Isabel Rollit  3rd   /   Hannah Eccleston 11th  / Sacha Hart  21st           Team result  5th 

Year 5 boys                         Jack Osbaldiston   7th  /  Sonny Priestley  24th              Team result   8th 

Year 6 girls                          Chloe Hart  4th  /  Jasmine Day   9th     /   Georgia Andrews  17th     Team result   5th 

Year 6 boys                         Mattie Nestorowski  19th  /   Joseph Fisher   27th                Team result    9th 

Year 7 girls                          Shannon Hall  17th   / Daisy Mae Owens  22nd  /  Macey Perrins    23 rd         Team result    4th 

Year 7 boys                         James Rushton  6th  / James Gregory   10th  /  Will Hughes  12th               Team result  3rd 

 

As a result of finishing in the top 6 we now have Isabel , Chloe and James going forward to represent North Worcestershire at the next round of competition. We wish them all the luck in that event. 

 

 

House x/country    Tuesday - Thursday 22-24th November 

 

The first major house sports event of the year took place over the 3 days . Pupils were involved in running for the houses as well as for a place to represent their school at the District X/c ountry event the following week . 

Rivalries were renewed from previous years and the standard of running was good overall . 

 

Year 5 results 

 

Girls      1st - Isabel Rollit       Attenborough          2nd - Hannah Ecclestone       Bannister       3rd - Beatrice Rusby    Turing 

Boys      1st - Jack Osbaldiston  Attenborough      2nd - Charlie Burgess    Bannister      3rd Barnaby Simpson    Bannister  

 

Overall year 5 house result    1st Bannister  2nd Attenborough   3rd Bronte   4th Turing 

 

Year 6 results 

 

 Girls     1st -Chloe Hart   Bronte        2nd - Jasmine Day    Attenborough          3rd - Georgia Andrews    Bronte 

Boys      1st- Jack Millwood   Bronte     2nd- Mattie Nestorowski    Turing      3rd - Sam Elsdon  Turing 

 

Overall year 6 house results    1st Attenborough    2nd  Bronte    3rd   Bannister    4th  Turing  

 

Year 7 results 

 

Girls    1st- Lily Mai Ince Cox   Bannister      2nd - Holly Cale   Attenborough     3rd - Shannon Hall   Attenborough 

Boys    1st - James Gregory    Bronte     2nd - james Rushton  Attenborough     3rd  Will Hughes     Attenborough 

 

Overall year 7 house results  1st  Attenborough   2nd Bronte     3rd Bannister      4th  Turing 

 

Results of all year groups combined      1st Attenborough    2nd Bronte    3rd Bannister   4th Turing 

 

A big well done to all runners and to the Year 7 house and sports captains for helping with marshalling and results sheets .

 

 

 

Year 6 Football versus Catshill Middle   17th November . 

 

This was a very closely contested match with both sides playing expansive football and eager to attack at every opportunity . Westacre had a number of chances in the first half and only good goalkeeping kept Catshill from going behind . 

The second half continued in the same vein with both teams having numerous shots on goal , with both goalkeepers in excellent form . Unfortunately our luck ran out and Catshill managed to sneak the vital first goal . Westacre continued to press the opposition goal but with no reward . This pressure allowed Catshill to counter attack and take the game beyond our reach with their second . 

A great team performance and man of the match goes to Mattie for an excellent display in goal .

Year ​5

It has been an exciting time in PE for year 5 this half term. They have taken part in: Zumba, creating some great battle dances; hockey, learning how to dribble and pass with control; fitness, building their stamina; dance, creating a pirate dance ready to showcase. Videos and pictures to follow shortly.

Year 7 District Athletics Championships - Abbey Stadium 

 

A huge well done to all the members of the Year 7 Athletics team who competed at the above championships where there were a number of excellent performances during the afternoon . 

Athletes achieving medals included - Isabel Oxborough (Silver - 75m Hurdles) ,

Luke Payne (Silver - !00m) ,Harry Wilesmith (Silver - 1500m / Bronze - Long Jump) ,

Maddie Rollit  (Silver - 1500m / Gold - High Jump) and a special mention to Will Allen ( Double Gold Medal in 200m / High Jump ) 

All the athletes representing the school did so with distinction and they can all feel proud of their achievments. 

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Sports Day

 

A massive well done to all pupils who took part in the school sports day Thursday 7th July. All of your efforts whether in running, throwing or jumping scored points towards your house. It was fantastic to see a lot of competitive performances during the day as well as the fun events which provided a lot of humour and laughs.

 

Results were as follows - 4 th place 11,884 points – Water 3 rd place 15,022 points – Air 2 nd place 15,258 points – Fire 1 st place 16,341 points – Earth Also a big thank you to all parents, grandparents and other relatives who came to support, I know the children really appreciated you cheering them on. 

Bell Boating

 

Well done to all the pupils from both years 5 and 6 who survived their bell boating sessions. Despite the weather which ranged from torrential rain to brilliant sunshine they all appeared to enjoy the experience. Many thanks to teachers and support staff for making this event happen and to the children for being so enthusiastic. 

Street Dance

 

Congratulations to the Yr 6 and 7 pupils who represented Westacre at the Droitwich Schools Pyramid Dance Festival held at Droitwich Spa High School on Thursday 30th June They have been attending rehearsals on Wednesdays with Star Dance and performed a street dance entitiled ‘One Dance’. On the day they performed their routine to other first schools from the Pyramid and also watched a soloist and group dance by students from the High School. Well done to all those who took part. 

Sailing

 

Our Sailing team have been a real credit to themselves and our school over the last couple of months. They have spent time after school every week over at Upton Warren practising their skills. This culminated in the annual Worcestershire Schools' Sailing and Canoeing Association Regatta. Of course, we are proud of the entire team for representing school so well, but we give a special mention to Archie in Year 5, whose performance earned him the Pico Shield!

Click the link below to see a report in the local press about this event:

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SPORT RELIEF 

 

A massive thank you and well done to all those pupils who came to school on Friday in sports kit and contributed to this extremely worthwhile fund raising cause.

An extra special thank you goes to to Isla and her mum for baking the wonderful football themed cake which raised £18.50 in the raffle which was won by Annie. This money together with the rest of the days activities managed to raise a whooping £450.00 . A fantastic result .

It was so good to see you all enjoying the lunchtime activities which were being run by the year 7 House captains , sports captains , playground leaders and a number of extra volunteers. Thank you to all of you for manning the events so well.

In the afternoon we held our fun run and again it was so nice to see all the school take part including a number of the teachers who dare I say it were looking a little red in the face by the end !!

Below are just a few of the photos taken during the day , look carefully and you may just find yourself in them .

Again a very big thank you to everyone for taking part and congratulations on the amount of money raised which will be divided between Sport Relief and our own Astro Turf project in school. 

  • Worcestershire Winter School Games 

    CHAMPIONS ! CHAMPIONS ! CHAMPIONS ! CHAMPIONS !

    As mentioned earlier in the term our boys' sportshall athletics team were due to represent Worcester City and Droitwich at the above games finals . These games bring together all the winning teams from around Herfordshire and Worcestershire in a fantastic day of competition .

    Despite the disruption of having to make a late replacement with Will Allen coming in to the team the boys performed magnificently all afternoon , putting in a huge amount of energy and commitment to all their events .

    Notable results included Harry Wilesmith and Will Allen both achieving 1st place in their respective 4 lap race and the 4 x 2 lap relay team of Harry Wilesmith , Luke Winsper , Luke Payne and Will Allen again achieving 1st place . 

    In this type of competition you really don't know where you are placed until the very end as there are field events going on as well as the track events and all the scores are collated together.

    Our excellent results on the track combined with high placings in the numerous field events gave us a final score of 156 points which meant we had won the competiton by a margin of 4 points from Woodrush High School in second place and Bredon Hill Middle School in third place .

    A massive well done to each member of the team whose behaviour was excellent all afternoon , were a credit to themselves and the school, were a pleasure to be with and who are now county champions.

    Team consisted of Harry Wilesmith, Brad Eversham , Callum Dunn , Jake Clews , Luke Payne , Luke Winsper , James Hemer and Will Allen . 

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Bromsgrove School Invitational Swimming Relays 

Congratulations to the U11 boys swimming relay squad who represented our school at the championships held at Sansome Walk Swimming Pool on Monday 29th February .

The team consisted of Rowan Dennett , James Rushton , William Hughes and Harvey Bastock.

 

They competed in two relay formats ; a medley relay where each member swims a different stroke and a freestyle relay where each member swims front crawl . The team successfully reached both 'A' finals where they were up against very strong opposition from schools such as Kings St Albans  Worcester , Monkton School , Bromsgrove School , Dragon School  Oxford , Warwick School and Nottingham High School.

 

In the medley relay final the team secured a very credible 4th place in a time of 1.17.88 which was just 7 secs off the record held by Bromsgrove School and in the freestyle relay the team finished in 6th place in a time of 1.08.56 which was just 6 secs off the record again held by Bromsgrove School .

The boys were a credit to themselves and school and should be very proud of what they achieved .

 

 

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