A huge well done to the Year 5 & 6 Girls Cricket team who competed at the Surrey County Final yesterday. The girls started the day incredibly, winning all their morning matches and therefore winning their group. In the afternoon they then went into the trophy round where they were up against the 5 other best schools in Surrey. Unfortunately the other teams had a lot more experience and they didn’t make it into the final. The walked away at the end of the tournament as the 5th best girls cricket team in Surrey – an achievement they should be very proud of! Two Surrey cricket coaches commented on the raw talent and skill of the girls as well as their positive and encouraging attitudes.
On Friday Miss Riches and Miss Connell took a team of 15 children to compete in the higher seeded swimming gala for Sutton. The children were excellent role models for the school and demonstrated a high level of sportsmanship throughout the evening. All of the children did brilliantly in their individual events. We were awarded 9 medals for individual events – including 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals! Then came the team relays. Again, the children swam their best and had high spirits going into the final stages of the gala. The girls’ team won both of their relays (medley and freestyle) and the boys’ team came 3rd in both of their relays. Then we had to wait for the final results! Overall the boys’ team came 4th and the girls’ team came 1st. Then they announced the overall winners. With an outstanding 11 point lead, it was announced that Avenue were the overall winners! Well done to everyone who swam in the gala as points from every event were included in the final result. Mia did a great job of being the swimming captain – thank you for supporting the team so well! Thank you to all of the parents who stayed and watched and cheered us on.
Micky W- 2nd Y6 Boys Freestyle
Mia D – 1st Y6 Girls Freestyle
Max D – 3rd Y5 Boys Freestyle (swam up as he is in Y4)
Emily C – 1st Y6 Girls Breaststroke
Alexandre – 1st Y5 Boys Breaststroke
Dharshni – 3rd Y5 Girls Breaststroke
Donna – 1st Y6 Girls Backstroke
Gracie – 1st Y5 Girls Backstroke
Mia D – 2nd Girls Butterfly
Boys Open Medley – 3rd
Girls Open Medley – 1st
Boys Open Freestyle – 3rd
Girls Open Freestyle – 1st
Miss Connell and Miss Riches
On Friday, Avenue took part in an exciting dance festival, where they were able to showcase their talents. There were lots of different schools performing and watching. The girls did an amazing job and we were very proud to see them confidently perform a fabulous routine in front of hundreds of children and adults. Thank you to Miss Austin for her great choreography and a big well done to all involved!
As our attention turns to summer sports, we share with you Cheam Cricket Club. Located in the heart of Cheam, this club offers training and matches for all ages and are hosting an open morning to allow you to have a taste of what they have to offer. If you are interested in cricket in anyway, this would be a great opportunity to see if this is the cricket club for you.
On Friday, the whole school took part in a range of activities to raise the profile of the importance of sport as well as raise some money for an incredible charity. Firstly. the pupils and staff shared their experiences of sport by explaining the tops they were wearing and what local clubs and sport they represent. After that, the children took part in a range of events from dodgeball and rollball to obstacle course to a ship-a-thon. The energy, effort and perseverance was fantastic from everyone who took part and it was brilliant to see smiley faces from everyone within the school. Well done to everyone that took part and a massive congratulations for raising over £600 for Sports Relief!
On Friday 16th March we took part in a swimming gala at Westcroft Leisure Centre. Miss Riches and Miss Connell took a group of 16 pupils to the gala. The children entered for their individual events so some ending up competing against each other! For some children it was their first experience of a gala and they all did really well. They behaved impeccably on the poolside for the duration of the gala (which ended up finishing very late) and cheered on the other children from Avenue. The results were split into A, B and C grades based on the times they achieved in their heats. The top three times in each category won medals. Well done to all of the swimmers who took part and represented the school!
Lucila – 3rd Y4/5 Breastroke (A grade)
Darshni – 1st Y4/5 Breaststroke (B grade)
Sophie – 1st Y4/5 Breaststroke (C grade)
Gracie – 3rd Y4/5 Backstroke (A grade)
Emily – 1st Y6 Breaststroke (B grade)
Mia – 2nd Y6 Freestyle (A grade)
Mia – 2nd Y6 Backstroke (B grade)
Mia – 2nd Y6 Breaststroke (A grade)
On March 14th we played a match against Cheam Common at home. The girls played well – they have really developed their team work since the Autumn term. The green team played first. Cheam Common were strong in their attack but our GD and GK did extremely well to defend our goal. They didn’t give up even though it was a tough match. Emily managed to score 1 goal but the final score was 1-9 to Cheam Common. The blue team played next – for some team members it was their first match of the year. They played really well and the final score was 1-0 to Avenue.
On March 7th we played a game against Robin Hood Juniors. After a delayed start we were able to play the green team whilst the blue team cheered us on from the side lines. The girls worked well and have made improvements to their skills since we last played Robin Hood Juniors in the autumn term. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the green team lost there match 4-2. The blue team then played their match and the final score was 5-2.
The Avenue Swimming Team would like to say a massive thank you to Mrs Schmitz and her family who have kindly bought some swimming hats for us to use in all future swimming events. We look forward to using them at the first swimming gala of the year on Friday. The result of the gala will be on the sports blog next week.
It’s Sutton United’s 120th Birthday Celebrations on Saturday 10th March and to mark the occasion kids (under16) will be admitted free to the game against Solihull Moors, as United seek to maintain their push for the Championship and promotion into League Two