After a long delay in finding out where we finished in the Year 6 cricket tournament, it was with great excitement that Avenue had been selected to represent the borough of Sutton in the London Youth Games. A long journey to Old Actionians cricket club meant an early start for all of the boys taking part but they arrived very excited for the day ahead. After a strong warm up lead by Curran it was unfortunate that our first opponents did not turn up and we were awarded the win. This meant it gave us a chance to watch the other teams in our group and pick up on their strengths and weaknesses. In the second game, we won the toss and as always decided to bat first. The children set a very good target with Salaar’s batting standing out with his many fours and sixes. In the field, the children showed great energy and some exceptional bowling from all, with Sai and Tanuj standing out, meant we comfortably won and moved onto our last group game. With the hot day starting to take its toll on the children and spectators, the children went into the game (against another school called Avenue) with great hopes of making the next round. After a slow start, the batting picked up with some fantastic performance against a very strong opposition. Unfortunately, with back to back games by the time we fielded, it was clear our energy levels had dropped and despite the brilliant effort and intensity we lacked some accuracy meaning we lost the game but showed great sportsmanship throughout!
After all the results came in it was declared that we finished joint 9th for the whole of London, which is an incredible achievement. All the boys should be very proud of themselves and all that that have accomplished this year! Well Done!
Wow! What a start to National School Sport Week. We were so lucky to have the actual Premier League Trophy visit Avenue today!
As we have signed up to Premier League Primary Stars, we were able to be entered into a competition by one our parents. Thanks to Ben’s and Oliver’s Dad, we won and our school was chosen to spend the day with the trophy.
The day kicked off with two exciting assemblies. There was even a very special VIP… Stamford the Lion! During the rest of the morning, each class took part in different engaging activities with coaches from Chelsea FC Foundation and, were able to have a class photo with the Premier League Trophy!
It was a fantastic morning and the buzz around the school was incredible. Thanks to the Premier League and Chelsea FC Foundation for helping to organise an amazing morning that we all will remember for a very long time.
From 26th – 30th June, it is National School Sport Week is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport!
Whether through traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or in alternative activities such as parkour, dance or treasure hunts, there is something out there for everyone to enjoy and be active.
This week in school we will be doing even more sporting activities. We start NSSW on Monday with the Premier League Trophy visiting Avenue and some activities with Chelsea FC Foundation.
On Monday 26th June, the beginning of National Sport Week, the Barclays Premier League Football Trophy is visiting Avenue. A kind parent entered the school into a Premier League Primary Stars competition and we won! The whole school will get to see the trophy and each class will have a photo with it. Coaches from Chelsea FC are also coming into school on the day to run some activities with children in Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Yesterday, a group of Year 3 and 4 girls traveled to Wallington High School for Girls to take part in a ‘Diamond Cricket Tournament’. The girls were involved in lots of mini-games and activities and each received a certificate for their enthusiasm. Well done to all those involved!
As I am sure you all know, the Year 6 boys football team came runners-up representing Crystal Palace FC at the National Premier League Schools Tournament at Stamford Bridge.
On Saturday morning, 3rd June, the whole event was shown on CBBC – MOTD:Kickabout. Did you see it? Don’t worry if you missed it, you can access this on BBC Iplayer now. The boys are in at various points. How many times can you spot a Crystal Palace shirt? Amazingly, they showed highlights of the final with match commentary and player profiles. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, it is well worth a watch! It is an incredible achievement for the boys and the school. The link is below –