Each week the school works with Mr Curcio from JB Sports, who coaches each class in a variety of different sports in one of their PE lessons of the week. He also runs an after-school sports club for children on Wednesdays and works with the staff to develop their knowledge and confidence in teaching PE. There are also other sports after school and lunchtime clubs on offer for the children to participate in.
Working with JB Sports, and other local schools, we enter a variety of different sport tournaments throughout the school year. You can see what we have been up to below!
JB Sports Tag Rugby Competition
Last Tuesday (20th November), 9 children from Year 5 and 6 competed in the JB Sports Tag Rugby competition at Horncastle Football Club.
It was a freezing cold and wet morning for the competition, but the children were all layered up and raring to go.
In the group stages the children played 5 matches against Wragby (Won 4 - 2), Scamblesby (Won 2 - 0), Toynton All Saints (Drew 2 -2), Horncastle C (Won 2 - 1) and Horncastle B (Drew 1 -1).
Unbeaten in the league stages, winning 3 and drawing 2, the children finished second in the group stage and winning a place in the 3rd v 4th place match.
In that game they played Donnington on Bain and came out victorious, winning 6 - 4 in a very entertaining game.
The children were an absolute credit to themselves and the school. They showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the competition in very difficult conditions.
Kyra Ignite Games
What a brilliant day we have had at Spilsby Primary for this year's Kyra Ignite Games. There were 2 children from each year group for 7 different schools there.
The children went around the different activities in their year groups which meant there was lots of opportunities to make news friends while practising and learning new skills.
Some of the activities included Tri-Golf, Football, Basketball, Obstacle Course. Tennis and Target Time. It was great to see the children enjoying themselves, making new friends and showing great sportsmanship!
Boston United FC
We were extremely lucky to have Lee and Holly from Boston United come in to work with KS2 today.
Lee is the Ladies team manager at Boston United and has travelled all over the world coaching football while Holly is a coach at Boston United and also plays herself.
Lee and Holly told all about the many different employment opportunities with the game of football and we couldn't believe just how many there were! No matter what your skills and interest, there is almost certainly a job for you within football!
They then went onto share with us what makes an effective coach and how all of the different coaches out there will all have their own coaching style. We also learnt the differences between a coach and a manger and heard about what each job normally consists of.
Everyone really enjoyed it and it definitely sparked an interest in a lot of people for the future!
Multisports with JB
Year 1 and 2 children went to a multiskills tournament at Horncastle Football Club that was organised by JB Sports Coaching.
We all had great fun and did a carousel of sports including, football dribbling, hockey, golf, long throw, jump to it, long jump, throw and aim, obstacle race and crazy catch. It was great fun and the children were able to practice their skills and try and beat their previous best efforts.
Everyone from GBA showed great sportsmanship, super team work skills and represented the school brilliantly, Well Done!
16 members of ks2 went to Barnes Wallis Academy to compete in a Tag Rugby and Hockey tournament.
For the first time, Gipsey Bridge Hockey team went to compete in a tournament at Barnes Wallis Academy. The 6 members of the team had a great time and played every game with massive smiles on their faces.
As the tournament progressed, it was clear to see the team starting to communicate with each other a lot more and understanding how to play the game and in the team.
After some very close frought matches and with Mrs Smart cheering them on, team GBA came 5th.
At the same time as the Hockey tournament was taking place, there was a Tag Rugby tournament happening on the field.
Team GBA took to the field on Pitch two against Tattershall, St Andrews and Mareham Le Fen, while on pitch two there were 4 other teams competing.
The team have been looking forward to this tournament since we were invited and it was clear to see how much they enjoyed playing throughout the tournament! They showed great teamwork and communication skills and super sportsmanship!
After watching the first game of the tournament, Team GBA were up! With tries from 4 different players, we won the first game 8-1! Game 2 was full of excitement right down to the last play of the game when a try was ruled out by the linesman. The game ended in a 4-4 draw!
The last game of the group stages kicked off with both teams knowing that whoever won would go through to the 1st/2nd play offs so the excitement grew even more. Some great individual and team tries were scored by both teams and, again, the game was played in a great spirit! The game ended with Team GBA winning 5-3 which saw us progress through to the play offs for 1st place.
The smiles on the team's faces were the biggest I have ever seen as they ran off the pitch after shaking hands with the opposition! 'We could come first or second now, thats amazing!'
So the final started against the winners of the other group. Again Team GBA played with a great attitude and showed super sportsmanship! After our first try was rulled out, the half ended with the scores at 1-1. The game couldn't have been any closer and the deciding moment came from one player who managed to dance his way throught the whole of the opposition team and scored to put Team GBA 2-1 ahead and thanks to a whole team defensive effort that's how the game finished, Team GBA won 2-1. Again, their sportsmanship skills shone as they shook hands with the opposition and started three cheers for them, it was great to see!
Well done to everyone who represented the school for Tag Rugby and Hockey you all did a great job! We are all very proud of your attitudes and teamwork!
On Tuesday 23rd January 2018, a team of children from years 3 and 4 went to compete at a Dodgeball tournament. The tournament was held at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Horncastle and was organised by JB coaching. In total there were 18 teams competing.
Our first match saw us playing against Spilsby and we won by eliminating all of their players. There was some super Dodgeball played by everyone in the team.
In total we played 5 games, winning 4 and losing just 1. After all of the games we ended in a three way tie for 1st!
So after a quick meeting of the JB coaches, it was decided that we would play 3 more 1 minute matches. After this we ended the tournament in 3rd place!
It was great to see the whole team working together, using all of the skills that they have learnt, smiling and thoroughly enjoying themselves! Alongside this, the team showed great sportsmanship throughout the tournament and represented the school brilliantly. Well done to the whole team!
On Tuesday 14th November the KS2 Tag Rugby team went to Horncastle to take part in the JB Sports Coaching Tag Rugby tournament. There were 11 different school teams there each made up of year 4, 5 and 6 pupils.
Things were looking very positive during our first game as we were camped on the opponents try line for the majority of the game. Despite this, we only managed to break down their well organised defence once after conceding a break away try. The game ended in a draw, little did we know that this would be how our tournament continued. We drew our first three games of the tournament 1-1, 0-0 and 2-2, including our game against Spilsby.
Everyone played brilliantly as part of the team throughout the whole tournament and, as always, the children all showed great sportsmanship and played with a smile on their faces.
It was a very enjoyable morning and I am very proud of the whole team!
Today we went to Barnes Wallis to compete in a Football and a Netball tournament. We both competed against 4 other teams.
Both the Football and the Netball teams showed great sportsmanship and truly played in the spirit of the game. It was great to see how happy the players were and how well they were playing as a team using the skills and techniques we have been practicing during our training sessions.
GBA made a slow start to the football tournament, losing our first two matches, but once we scored our first goal of the tournament it was like a weight had been lifted. We then played with confidence to pass the ball around and to try and dribble past the players in front of us. We started working well as a team, using our communication and spacial awareness.
During our third game our goal keeper made some brilliant saves, very little made it past our defenders and our attackers were playing free flowing passing football which was brilliant to see. We had chances to win the match which ended as a 3-3 draw. Our super team play carried on into the final game of the group stages which saw us win 3-2.
After a tense wait at the end of the group stage, we found out that we had made it through to the 3rd/4th place play off against Tattershall Primary making it a repeat of last year's 3rd/4th place play off.
Again we played super free flowing passing football and the team worked really hard in both attack and defence. Despite good chances for each team to win,the game, which should have been on Sky Sports, finished 1-1 thanks to two brilliant pieces of goalkeeping from GBA's goalkeeper. This saw us heading into 5 minutes of extra time. It was very tight with Tattershall ending the game 2-1 winners.
It was brilliant to see the team's confidence grow through the tournament and the way that they played as a team.
As with the Football team, the Netballers made a slow start to the tournament losing their first two matches. After the shock of how hight the hoops were had worn off, GBA won their third match 1-0. During the match it was clear to see the team's confidence growing and, with the words from practice still ringing in their ears, their footwork was perfect. Game 3 against Scamblesby ended in a 1-1 draw. Again, it was clear to see the girls enjoying themselves and beginning to think tactically about their movement and where they were going to pass to.
GBA ended the group stage with 1W 1D 2L leaving them with 3 points. The Netballers then joined the Footballers in the tense wait to see if they had progresses to the finals and... they had. The GBA Netballers had also made it through to the 3rd/4th play off. Despite the team's best efforts, GBA lost the game 0-3 to Scamblesby.
It was super to see how the girl's teamwork developed over the tournament and how they were communication as a group.
At Gipsey Bridge we have started a scheme called Play Leaders which will be run by 12 children from Class 3. The idea of Play Leaders is to try and make play times more fun by the Play Leaders organising and running different games.
Today we started the first day of our Play Leaders course with Mr Cook from JB Sports, Mr Lee and Mrs Smart. We learnt what it takes to be a good leader, how to organise our area, the participants and to make sure everybody is safe.
Today we completed the final day of the Play Makers Course. During the last day of training we created our own games and delivered them to the rest of the class. We then critically analysed our games and leadership to see where we can improve. Mr Cook said that we were the most confident and natural Play Leaders that he has ever had on a course.
We are really looking forward to getting started and leading lots of different games for the children at GBA during lunctimes!
Today we went to Spilsby to participate in the Kyra east school games. There were lots of other schools there and we tried sports such as Goalball, Tennis, Obstacle Course, Football, Target Practice and Golf.
We all had a great time playing the sports and making friends from other schools.
Tuesday 14th March
Tag Rugby Tournament at Spilsby
Today our Tag Rugby team went to a tournament at Spilsby school. We played against three other brilliant teams, drawing two of our matches.
Everyone in the team put in a great performance and tried their best in every game. It was great to see all of the players playing as a team and with a smile on their faces throughout all of the games.
Saturday 11th March
JB Sports Football Tournament at St Hugh's School, Woodhall Spa
Our school football team took part in a football tournament at Woodhall Spa. We all really enjoyed it and it was a great morning! It was really great to see the whole team working so well together and thoroughly enjoying playing football.
After some really tough matches we came third in our group.
Our Team Photo
Tuesday 29th November Football and Netball Tournament at Barnes Wallis Academy.
Today our Netball and Football teams went to Barnes Wallis to take part in a tournament against some other local schools.
Football came away with a Bronze medal each after a tense 3rd and 4th play off. It was 0-0 at half time and minutes into the second half GBA scored, taking the lead! But Tattershall Primary quickly equalised and the game finished 1-1 and went to penalties! GBA scored all three penalties and our goalkeeper made some great saves meaning we won 3-0!
Netball also came away with a Bronze medal after a round of hard fought matches. As the tournament advanced the team chemistry increased and we were playing some really good netball, well done girls!
Everybody tried their hardest in every game and showed great sportsmanship, this was noticed by the tournament organisers who awarded one of our footballers the sportsmanship award!
Gipsey Bridge Academy will be taking part in inter-school events and competitions in the year 2015-16. This year we will be competing in:
- Tag Rugby,
Each of these events will be played against Mareham Le Fen Primary School and Spilsby Primary School, so that a leaderboard can be built up. There will be an overall winner at the end of the academic year.
Monday 7th December 2015
Some members of Y6 attended a fantastic football tournament at Spilsby Primary School. Excellent teamwork meant that we finished at the top of the table, which is very exciting!
We would like to say a massive "Thank you!" to Mr. Woods for getting us ready at the after school club, to Spilsby school for hosting and making sure we had high-quality games, along with Mareham Le Fen Primary, and to JB Sports for organising the event and making sure we all had a really great time.
Friskney Football Tournament
27th June 2015
Ten of our Y5/6 pupils went to Friskney on Saturday 27th June to compete in the annual Friskney Football Tournament. They played brilliantly and made it all the way to the semi-final! A real team effort, with fantastic support from parents. Thank you also to Mr. Mason and Mr. Woods for coaching the team in the weeks leading up to the tournament!
Sports for Schools
On Friday 5th June, Paralympic Triathlete Clare Cunningham visited school with the charity 'Sports For Schools' to put the children through their paces with various exercises and challenges. She also gave an inspirational assembly, telling the children how she became so successful and answering their questions.
It was a very inspiring, motivating and energetic afternoon!
On Wednesday 4th June, members of Year 5 and 6 took part in a hockey tournament at Kirton Middlecott School. It was the first time they had played hockey competitively, which made their achievements even more fantastic! Not only did they improve with every match they played, discussing tactics and areas for development, but they also won the Fair Play trophy! This is wonderful recognition of their sporting attitude and desire to play according to the rules of the game.
You should all be very proud of yourselves; you were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Mini Tennis Competition
On Thursday 1st April, 4 members of Year 3/4 participated in the Boston Mini Tennis Competition at Boston Tennis Club. They played exceptionally well, applying all of the knowledge and skills that they gained from the development day a few weeks previously.
The team reached the Semi-Finals, and then played in the 3rd/4th place play off, which ended in a draw. This meant that they achieved joint 3rd place out of 13 schools!
An amazing achievement; Miss Walsh is really proud of them all!
Basketball Development Day
Friday 28th March
Seven members of Years 5 and 6 went to Kirton Middlecott School to develop their basketball skills. They were taught how to pass, dribble, shoot and showboat! Check out their skills on the photos and videos below!
Tennis Development Day
Thursday 20th March 2014.
Six Year 3/4 pupils attended the tennis development day at Boston Tennis Club. We we shown some warm up exercises and control skills, before building up our confidence hitting and throwing over the net. By the end of the session we were playing doubles matches!
On Saturday 15th March, 10 KS2 children took part in the Boston Schools' Swimming Gala at The Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre in Boston. There were several races, and we demonstrated great resilience and determination in each and every one of them! We even participated against children who were much older than us to make up our team numbers! Miss Walsh was very proud to see such excellent team spirit encouragement between members of our team! Well done to everyone who participated; it was a wonderful evening and hopefully we will be able to get a team together again next year!
On Wednesday 12th February, some members of KS2 were involved in a netball tournament at Kirton Middlecott School. We played against some very experienced teams and went from strength to strength in terms of our tactics and control of the ball. It was an excellent opportunity to develop the skills that we have been learning in our lunch time and after school clubs with Mrs. Smart and Mr. Melson and, as ever, we impressed Miss Walsh with our team work and communication on the court.
High 5 Netball Development Afternoon
On Thursday 31st October, eight Year 3 and 4 pupils took part in the High 5 Netball Development session at Boston High School. They were shown how to pass, shoot, use the correct foot work and where they were allowed to go in each position. They then had a mini tournament against the other local schools, where they had a chance to play in the different positions they had been shown. The children all played really well! They remembered everything their Year 9 trainers had told them and used the skills they had learnt.
Photographs to follow.