We are very pleased and proud to announce that Avenue has achieved the Gold Level Mark for the year 15/16.
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme that reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. This is something that we have worked hard to achieve and we are really proud. Well done to all the staff and children for their hard work and effort in PE and Sport across the whole school!
We will receive a gold plaque and will show this to all the children in an assembly when it arrives.
The Year 6 boys had their first tournament of the season yesterday afternoon. In the same group was Rushy Meadow, St Cecilia’s and Cheam Park Farm. The winners of the group would progress to the final stage in a couple of weeks.
Avenue started slowly against Rushy Meadow but as the game went on we grew in confidence and won 2 – 0. Our next match was against St Cecilia’s and the boys began passing the ball around much more and played some nice football. We ended up winning the game 4 – 1. Well done to Bradley for scoring a hat-trick. That meant we were on 6 points and top of the table going into the final game against Cheam Park Farm who were in second place on 4 points. A win or a draw was enough to put us through to the next stage. The team went down 1 – 0 but fought back and started to gain control of the game and scored a well deserved equaliser. Cheam Park Farm took their chances well in the game and won 3 – 1. Avenue came second overall. Well done to all the boys who took part, a great start to the season!
Anyone who was interested in being selected for the Year 5 and 6 football squad training after school for both boys and girls attended trials either on Wednesday last week or yesterday. It was excellent to see so many children interested and enjoying football. Also the improvement from individuals, where they have clearly being practicing to develop their skills.
This year has been very difficult to select squads because of the high standard on show. Therefore, most letters have been handed out to children who have gained a place in the after school club training for both the girls and boys squad. However, there are still some places available and anyone interested will need to go to B team football training with Mr Simmons and Mr Brown on Friday where another trial will take place for the remaining places.
Trials for the Year 5 and 6 boys’ football club and Year 6 girls’ football club will take place tomorrow afternoon (14.09).
All children from Year 4 , 5 and 6 are welcome to come and attend trials and will be called when ready. You just need your PE kit and trainers. There will be another trial on Friday lunchtime if you cannot attend tomorrow afternoon because of cycling, exams or swimming.
Both clubs will train after school and have a limited amount of places. However, anyone who doesn’t get a place in the after school clubs has the opportunity to attend a lunch time B Team Football Club. This club is always well attended and there is still the opportunity to train with the after school clubs if players show good improvement and commitment.
A letter will be sent out to confirm if you have a place.
Tomorrow Year 4 – 6 will take part in a cross country race for the first Inter-House sports competition this term. Please bring in your house coloured t-shirt and a bottle of water.
What an incredible summer of sport in Rio. GB won a total of 67 medals, with 27 golds, putting Team GB second in the medal table – above China for the first time since the latter returned to the Games in 1984. Amazingly, they won gold medals across more sports than any other nation – 15 – and improved on their medal haul for the fifth consecutive Olympics.
Yesterday, the opening ceremony of the Paralympics took place in Rio. How many medals will Team GB be taking home?
To find out more visit the Rio Paralympics website – https://www.rio2016.com/en