Sports, Activities and Events

Summary 2016-17

This year has been an amazing year for sports for Lingham! Year 2 kicked off the year in style progressing to the finals of their football tournament eventually finishing 2nd overall. We also enjoyed some very successful friendlies against Orrets Meadow and Castleway before the children continued their success into the cross country. With a 27th place finish for one of our boys and a 3rd place finish for one of our girls it proved a very successful event for us. The New Year saw continuing success with our girls football team reaching Lingham’s first ever level 3 tournament – they first topped their group, then finished 3rd in Wirral and finally went on to represent Wirral in a county tournament at Halton Stadium where they competed against schools from several other boroughs. Here the girls won the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’. Our year 5 boys were extremely unlucky as they narrowly missed out on the finals on goal difference. More recently our athletes enjoyed a successful competition finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the vortex throw at the athletics and our footgolf team got best overall team score and best individual score winning the whole tournament. To finish the year off, 8 of our year 6 children took part in a charity football tournament where they performed very well and raised £271!!

The children have been a credit to themselves and to Lingham and should be extremely proud of their achievements this year. We could not be any prouder of the children and the way in which they have portrayed themselves and represented our wonderful school. The continuing support of the parents has been invaluable and we cannot thank you enough for all of your support throughout the year.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

Summer 2017

The summer term has continued to see the children in Lingham attend a wide variety of sports clubs including football, rugby, running and cricket. As well as this the children have had opportunities to take their skills and compete against other schools. The children continue to represent Lingham in an excellent manner, showing off their abilities, teamwork and versatility.

8 children from year 5 and 6 (4 boys and 4 girls) enjoyed a successful visit to The Oval where they competed in short and long distance running, throwing and jumping events. All of the children from Lingham managed to complete the long distance run and should be extremely proud of their overall performances especially in the vortex throw in which they finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd! The support they showed to each other as well as to those competing around them was a credit to both themselves and to Lingham.

Our girl’s football team had another opportunity to go and show off their skills in a tournament at Ladymount Catholic Primary School. The girls enjoyed a fun, friendly and well organised event where they competed against 6 other schools. The girls had an amazing start, winning 3-0 and 2-0 then competing in a 0-0 draw. They managed to bounce back with another 2-0 win before very unluckily losing their last two games 1-0. The girls finished 3rd overall and should be extremely proud of their performances, team work and the manner in which they represented themselves and Lingham.

Several of our year 6 children have had the opportunity to coach our year 3s and 4s this year. The children have shown great leadership qualities and have ran a lot of fun, safe and demanding sessions which they made suitable for the groups they were working with and which they progressed when necessary. Their behaviour and individual man management was also extremely impressive.

This year we entered both the mixed and the girls’ cricket tournaments. Both days were extremely entertaining. First of all we saw our year 5/6 boys win Lingham’s first ever cricket match. The boys provided us with lots to cheer about straight from the go hitting lots of boundaries (4s and 6s). Their fielding was also very impressive as they bowled very well and backed it up with great communication and some phenomenal catches. One week on and our girls were able to replicate the boys success also winning a match – a big step up from them asking, “What’s cricket?” only a couple of weeks earlier. The girls also gave us lots to cheer about with some good bowling and batting, excellent teamwork and superb catches.

We enjoyed a very successful afternoon at this year’s footgolf tournament were our team of two boys and two girls from year 5/6 not only won the overall best score, but also best individual score and closest to flag. One of the girls said, “I thought I was going to be bored, but it was really fun and I want to do it again – I even got a hole in one!”

Finally, 8 of our year 6 children took part in the Cole Cup (a charity football tournament to remember a boy who sadly passed away in February 2014). Our children played the tournament in a great manner, understanding what they were playing for. They lost 2 games 1-0 before winning 3-0 and 1-0. Despite not progressing to the quarter finals, the children had lots of fun and as a team raised £271!!

In our penultimate training session we organised an interschool match which saw our year 5 team (with 2 year 6 children) take on our year 6 team. The match was entertaining to watch and was played in a good manner. After two hard fought 25 minute halves the year 5 team achieved a 4-1 victory. After the match eleven of the children's relatives took part in a parent vs staff penalty shootout which saw Mr Simcox, Mr Maddock, Miss Murphy, Mrs Wallis, Mr Williams and Mr Chesworth step up to take penalties. The parents elected their children to be their teams goalkeepers which surely would assure a staff victory however the staff had to come from 4-1 down to eventually draw 7-7. We would like to thank all of the children for their effort and attitude this year and for putting on a good display for all of the spectators and the parents for their support and for taking part in the penalty shootout.

 

2017 so far…

Our children are still enjoying plenty of opportunities to engage in sports clubs and tournaments. The continuing success we are having is a credit to the effort and commitment that the children are putting in along with their phenomenal teamwork and enthusiasm.

February

Lingham hosted Orrets Meadow for another football friendly. The children all showed great spirit and sportsmanship and enjoyed a well battled first half ending 1-1. Lingham eventually prevailed 3-1 in a match that was played very well by both teams.

March

Our year 5/6 girls played in this year’s 7 aside TRFC tournament at Weatherhead High School. Just one year on from their last tournament - the girls showed an immense improvement, finishing top of their group and progressing to the Wirral Finals. They all played with beaming smiles on their faces and showed great teamwork, determination and sportsmanship.

The following week the girls took part in the Wirral Finals along with Somerville, Liscard and Our Lady and St Edwards. The girls again put in some amazing performances and managed to secure a 3rd place finish with a 1-0 win vs Liscard. The girls now get to represent the Wirral at Halton Stadium against other local boroughs.

When representing Wirral at the Halton Stadium the girls showed off all their skills wonderfully by playing some good football on the pitch against some really talented female footballers from St.Helens, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Liverpool and Halton. Our Girls also got to meet professional footballers who played for Everton and Liverpool in a press conference where our girls got to ask them questions about their career and their favourite harry potter characters. The girls come away from the tournament winning the Merseyside spirit of the games award. Everybody at Lingham would like to congratulate our girls for their achievement this year, they have played some lovely football and showed a great togetherness as a team throughout the 3 events.

Also during March, our year 4, 5 and 6 teams all got to take part in the EFC Tournament.

First up were the year 4s, who played with immense pride and determination. We didn’t win any of our matches in our group but we didn’t gave up and scored plenty of goals and almost won our last game but sadly near the end we conceded and it finished 2-2.

Next were the year 5s, we played some beautiful football during the tournament but sadly for the second year we missed out on progressing to the knockout rounds on goal difference. We started the event with a 2-2 draw against a really well organised team who managed to get an important goal towards the end to make it 2-2. We won our next matches 6-0 and 10-1. Although the results didn’t see us progress the boys should be really proud of the way they played and presented themselves during the tournament. We were respectful, organised and exciting to watch this is everything we wanted from our players when representing Lingham and we’re really looking forward to the future with our current year 5 players.

 

Lastly the year 6s went to represent Lingham at Woodchurch high school. The boys got off to a slow start but they started to grow as the tournament progressed, playing some good football in the last group match against a very good team but sadly the boys weren’t rewarded for their efforts and lost 1-0 to a really good goal. We finished 3rd overall in our group and didn’t progress to the knockout rounds.

Our Year 6 team also played a Cup match against Irby Primary school. The team sadly didn’t win the match and ended up losing 8-0. Irby were a very strong team who played well together and it was hard for us to get any chances during the match. However the players showed a real determination to not give up, we played until the very end of the match in hard weather conditions too.

During the Spring 2 half term, not only have running club and tennis club started up again but new clubs have been made available for the children such as netball and basketball.

Again, all of the staff at Lingham would like to say well done to all of the children who are continuing to represent our school. You’re doing Lingham proud and we hope to continue to provide you with sporting opportunities. Finally, we would again like to say a big thank you to the parents for their continuous support. We can’t iterate enough how important your help is in ensuring the children attend these tournaments and your support during these events pushes the children to continually improve.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

 

During the Autumn term we have had many sporting successes.

To start the year off, 8 of our year 5 and 6 boys travelled to Orrets Meadow for a football friendly. The match was played in a very sporting manner and resulted in Lingham coming away with a 3-0 win.

In October a group of year 2 children went to represent Lingham at The Oval in Bebington. They showed some lovely football, which was played with a smile on their faces. Their ability to work as a team really showed during the tournament and they went on to win all of their matches, progressing into the finals in December.

Also in October we welcomed Castleway to Lingham for a 5/6 girls football match. It was a lovely game of football both to watch and play, were both teams played in the correct manner, showing huge respect for each other. The girls went onto win the match 6-1, not only scoring their first ever goal but also achieving their first win. The girls that had already been a part of the team showed great improvement in their abilities and said, “It was a really good game with lots of teamwork and we are happy winning our first game.” We also had a few girls playing in their first competitive game who said, “We enjoyed playing our first game and can’t wait to play again.” The girls also said that Castleway were a really nice and friendly group, who made the effort to talk to them and played fairly.

We later hosted Orrets Meadow in a football match for years 5/6 students. A lot of the children were playing their first competitive match and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great football match with high quality football played by both teams. Lingham won the match 6-2 and the team came away in high spirits.

Our year 5/6 sports leaders received 6 weeks of training during the start of the year which has enabled them to run their own football training sessions this term during one of their after school football clubs. The leaders done a marvellous job running their sessions with great care, showing real leadership and organisation along with excellent communication. The sessions were extremely successful with the leaders motivating the other children and adapting their sessions to best suit their groups. These skills have also been encouraged and developed further during curriculum PE.

Another first was Lingham participating in the Corgi Cup this year. This competition is a straight knock-out and played by year 4/5 children in a number of schools across the Wirral. Lingham hosted Heygarth in the first round in October. It was really close for most of the match but once Heygarth took the lead it was hard for us to get back into it and they went on to score another 2 goals late on to win 3-0. We would like to say well done to Heygarth and best of luck in the next round.

As the winter weather approached we started to get stuck indoors for some training sessions. Due to this, we decided to bring the year to an end in style and model our new kit by taking part in the ‘mannequin challenge’. The ‘mannequin challenge’ is a trend that involves one or more people freezing in place as someone records it. The participants strike a pose and hold the position making them look like mannequins. The children thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, showing great organisation and discipline to get it done as well as some great camera work by one of our year 6 boys.

In December our year 2 football team looked to carry on their success from the tournament they won in October. Reaching the finals, we were aiming high and the boys were extremely excited. They again showed great skill and team work and managed to win the first of two games, but unfortunately went on to lose their second game, finishing 2nd overall.

Lingham running club, which started last year, has again been extremely popular. A number of children have had the opportunity to attend running competitions at Arrowe Park during the Autumn Term. The children represented Lingham very well with one of our boys finishing 27th place and one of our girls finishing in an astounding 3rd place!

Other clubs the children have had the opportunity to attend this year have been: family karate (before school), sports club (where we had a big focus on tag rugby), athletics and gymnastics. We endeavour to keep up with numerous extra-curricular clubs in the New Year.

The staff would like to say well done to all of the children who have represented Lingham so far this year. You have done Lingham proud and we hope to provide you with many more opportunities in the New Year. Finally, we would also like to say a big thank you to the parents for their continuous support. Successful sporting success is achieved when school, parents and children work in partnership. Therefore, parental support is invaluable.

“Our greatest strengths are not only the quality of our players individually, it’s the belief and ability to work as a team!”

Curriculum PE

In November 2016 four of our of our year 5/6 children were chosen to attend ‘Dare to Aspire’, an hour long motivational presentation delivered by George Fouche, which challenges students to look at the qualities needed to become successful, how to overcome hardships and to follow their dreams. The presentation by George Fouche, a former premiership and international rugby player, was extremely inspirational. The children that attended said, “We are going to push ourselves as far as we can and no matter what happens in life we will keep trying.” The two boys also enjoyed it because they are both keen rugby players. After returning to school we looked at the qualities that are needed to achieve our full potential and also carried out a team building exercise in which the children had to work together to build a tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Each child took on a role, looking at emotions within the group, the best things, the negative things and things that could be improved. After the activity the children said that they started off well working as a team, but when things started to go wrong they stopped working as a team and got frustrated with each other. Despite some problems, the children persevered, eventually completing their tower successfully.

 

2015/16

On Tuesday 9th February 2016, a group of five Year 4 children travelled to Bebington High Sports College for the WSG: Key Steps Gymnastics Competition. Here, they had to perform a floor routine, a body management routine and a vault in front of gymnastics judges. The children, along with Miss McIntosh, had a fantastic day and worked incredibly hard. The team placed an amazing fifth out of nineteen schools, a great achievement for both themselves and Lingham Primary!

On Tuesday 1st March 2016, a team of year 5 and 6 children went to Woodchurch High School to take part in the year 6 E.F.C football tournament. They played extremely well as a team and fell just 1 point short from progressing into the Semi-finals. They won 1 match with a lovely goal from Luke Hyland (Year 5). Kyle Pitts (Year 6) also scored a volley late on to save the draw for Lingham in a close match. Lewis Dutton (Year 6) said, “It went well. It was great fun and I really enjoyed myself.”

Mr Williams and Mr Chesworth were immensely proud of the children for their effort on and off the pitch and for representing Lingham. Huge thanks also goes to all of the parents who transported the children to the competition and for their support throughout the competition.

In February 2016, a group of year 5 and 6 pupils went to Bebington High School to take part in the Tranmere Rovers Girls football competition. The girls were playing in their first tournament together and showed great teamwork and played as a strong unit. The girls performances were outstanding and they really done themselves and Lingham Proud!

We would like to say a big thank you for everybody that took part and for representing the school in a lovely matter. We would also like to say a huge thanks to all the parents for their help with transportation, if it wasn’t for them it wouldn’t have been possible.

 

 

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