Sports, Activities and Events

April-July 2018

The summer term has continued to see the children in Lingham attend a wide variety of sports clubs including athletics, netball, dance, 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 throwing and jumping! The support they showed to each other as well as to those competing around them was a credit to both themselves and to Lingham.

After a cagey start, where we lost to Raeburn, in this years mixed cricket tournament, the boys went on to produce an excellent display of batting, bowling and fielding to beat Sandbrook in their 2nd game. The girls also giving us lots to cheer about with some good bowling and batting, excellent teamwork and superb catches. Unfortunaetely, even with some extremely high scores they were unable to win their games. Despite this, the girls wanted to keep playing more and more games, showing how much they're enjoying the challenge. Well done the boys team and both of the the girls teams!

Our girls football team had an entertaining friendly against Fender. Despite suffering a heavy loss, the game was played fairly and in an extremely fun manner, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed. We also hosted Irby for a year 3 friendly, which saw a lot of our year 3s representing Lingham for the first time. It was a very close and exciting game, which saw Irby come away as 5-3 winners. Both Irby and Lingham year 3s are looking forward to a rematch at Irby!

Jan-April 2018

After our success in the table cricket tournament in the Autumn Term, our year 6 team got to go to Liverpool and compete again against different schools. All of the children were immaculately behaved and respectful to the other schools, showing great sportsmanship and making sure they shook each other’s hands. We reached the final scoring on average 120 points per game and sadly lost to Clare Mount in the final, who were accomplished in batting and fielding. Overall a good day, which the 6 children enjoyed! The children said that it was an exciting, fun and interesting day and it was nice to interact with people from other schools. One of the girls also added that it was a nice experience and it was wonderful to see so many children been able to take part in inclusive sport.

Our year 5/6 girls attended the Tranmere Rovers 6 aside Tournament at Woodchurch High School. Despite 9 of our 11 players playing in their first competitive football match they drew their first game 0-0 and had several chances to win it. They then went on to lose their next two games however their smiles and enjoyment never faltered. All of the girls were extremely nervous and excited going into the competition but went on to thoroughly enjoy themselves and kept asking if they could go back on. All 3 of their matches were very entertaining and offered moments of brilliance as well as moments that were very amusing. Well done to all of the girls.

Through Hi-Impact, we took part in the Tranmere Rovers Spotlight Experience in February. First, our year 6’s got to meet and talk to one of Tranmere’s players (who came into school) before going on to test their fitness and try out heart rate monitors. Then on Saturday 17th February our year 5/6 children had the opportunity to attend Tranmere vs Bromley at Prenton Park. 34 children from Lingham attended the game. It was a fun filled afternoon where the children got to sit in the dugout, meet Rover (Tranmere’s Mascot) and meet and get autographs of the players. Before taking our seats for kick off, the children all got to be flag bearers, making a tunnel to cheer the players onto the pitch. We all thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, sang along to ‘Super White Army’ and cheered Tranmere to a 1-0 win.

A number of our key stage two children took part in a cross country event at Arrowe Park. For some of the children it was their first ever running event. They all gave it their all, finishing the run aching and exhausted.

Three of our year 5 girls attended a sports leaders course, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They have since, given a presentation on the importance of taking part in sporting activities and encouraging more girls to take part in sports. They have also started their own lunchtime club, which is proving extremely popular throughout the school.

Finally in the Spring Term, 16 of our year 3/4s and 17 of our year 5/6s took part in a mini football tournament at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College. We entered 6 teams in total, giving a lot of the children an opportunity to represent Lingham for the first time. The children all performed well on the pitch with 1 of our year 3/4 teams winning their tournament. 1 of our year 5/6 teams also reached the final, however after going 3-0 up they eventually drew the game 3-3 sharing 1st place in their tournament.

We hope to provide the children with lots more opportunities in the Summer Term! We would also like to thank the parents for their support, for attending these events and providing transport for the children.

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

Sept - Dec 17

So far this year Lingham’s year 5 and 6 have taken part in several sports events including indoor athletics, table cricket and a number of football matches whilst our year 3s and 4s have taken part in a futsal competition at Prenton Park.

Despite only having a very small team of 6 children (5 girls and 1 boy) taking part in the indoor athletics tournament, they represented Lingham in good fashion and said, “It was really fun, but very tiring!”. The girls had some stand out individual events with one of them coming first in the speed bounce and another in the javelin whilst the only boy in the team came first in the vertical jump, triple jump and javelin!

We took two teams to the table cricket tournament at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College. The children not only represented Lingham very well, but also had a lot of success in the tournament with our year 6 team winning and our year 5 team coming 3rd. The children said, “It was nice to experience a new sport!”

In the Corgi Cup (a year 4/5 football competition) we were up against a very talented Pensby side. After a disappointing first half, which saw us several goals down and completely disheartened, the children bounced back, showing some real perseverance, grit and determination to put on a very entertaining 2nd half.

We also entered the year 5/6 TRFC tournament. We were up against some really strong oppositions and despite winning our first game, we narrowly lost our 2nd and 3rd games, finishing 3rd in our group. Although the children were left a little disappointed, the football they played was exceptional at times and the whole team should be extremely proud of themselves.

More recently we took 10 of our year 3 and 4 children to a futsal competition at Prenton Park. The quality of play and level of ability was very high. The children all played some very good and entertaining football, but eventually got knocked out in the semi-final after a hard fought 3-1 defeat.

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.

Gold Award 2016-17

Lingham Primary School have recently been awarded the 'School Games Gold award' for the 2016-17 year for our services to sports. We would like to thank all our parents, children and staff for their hard work throughout the year to help us achieve this fantastic award. We are looking forward to working even harder this year to try and achieve the Gold award for 2017-18.

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!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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