Half term 3 Article

Welcome back to Half Term 3. We hope everyone had the most magical Christmas and fun filled New Year.

We are really excited to welcome you back to your new sports and up and coming competitive festivals. As our new half term begins, our PE topics will be changing throughout, and clubs will be introducing new sports too. We will also be preparing our holiday camps for the February Half Term, so please look out for our updates. We would love to see you there.

Mr Mimms – My sporting icon is Mark Cavendish. Cavendish is a professional cyclist. He has been involved in two disciplines within the sport. He has rode on the track where he has won 3 Olympic gold medals and a silver. He is now involved in road racing for the cycling team Dimension Data. He has won 30 Tour De France stage races which puts him in second of all-time list. In 2011 he won the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2012, he became the first person to win the final Champs-Élysées stage in the Tour de France in four consecutive years.

Miss Fretwell – My sporting icon is Anthony Joshua. Joshua came to boxing at a later age of 18, where he joined Finchley ABC (2007).  In only a few years he won the Haringey Boxing Cup two years running 2009/2010, leading on to his victory winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. To this day, he is still fighting to gain at many titles as possible, with the WBA Super Heavyweight safely under his belt along with the IBF and many more. Showing that it doesn’t matter what age you are or when you find your love for a sport, but when you do, fight hard and be successful.

Mr Chadburn – My sporting icon is Steve Yzerman. He played ice hockey for the Detroit Redwings from the start of the 1983/84 season and retired after the 2005/06 season. The Canadian born forward had a lengthy 23-year career in the NHL racking up a total of 1755 points for the redwings putting him at #2 in the all-time goals/assist’s scorer for the Detroit redwings. During the season of 1988/89 he scored a career high 65 goals and 90 assists for the Redwings.

Mr Heald – My sporting hero is the one and only David Beckham. What a legend! Known to many as ‘Becks’ he is among the greats of English football. He played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and PSG. He also made 115 appearances for his country scoring 17 goals along the way. Famously, he scored a perfectly placed last minute free kick against Greece to win the game and secure England’s qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan. He demonstrated many brilliant qualities throughout his career such as hard work, determination and discipline.

Half term two saw some amazing competitive festivals, both on a Monday morning and a Thursday afternoon. All competitors worked extremely hard and made the festivals very enjoyable for all.

Our winning schools for our Half term two festivals are as follows:

Sportshall Athletics (Y2) – Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Matball (Y2) – Coleridge Primary School

Hockey (Y5-6) – Wickersley Northfield Primary School

We would like to congratulate all our winning schools on being victorious, and all our runner up schools for their continued efforts.

Our up and coming festivals in half term three are:

 Hockey (Y2)

 Gymnastics (Y3-4) (Y5-6)

Athletics (Y5-6)

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