WOW! WHAT A YEAR!
This year has been phenomenal from start to finish and that is down to those who have attended all of our clubs and represented the school at competitions. But not only that, for everyone who has taken part in PE lessons the effort and enthusiasm this year has been different to any other and those who have taken part in intra-school competitions which were introduced this year for the first time as a school.
This year has been busier than any other, we have offered more clubs, competed in more competitions and finished it with an amazing presentation evening. Our clubs this year have been: football, netball, cross country, lacrosse, tag rugby, Year 3/4 football, KS1 sports club, fitness circuit club, cricket, rounders, table tennis and cheerleading. On the topic of cheerleading, this year also saw us build up our connection with LCA (Lincolnshire Cheerleading Academy) with them taking a cheerleading afterschool club and we hope this relationship will blossom even more next year as we see some f our pupils perform at events at school to show their talents.
Inspire+ have also continued to be a big part of what we have done this year. We have still had visits from the inspiring Ambassadors, who really have inspired some of our children and helped create the enthusiasm we currently have around PE and sport. We have really taken on the Legacy Challenge this year; one of the biggest highlights was Jonathon Broom-Edward’s challenge, as over 100 of our pupils completed this challenge. We look forward to seeing what the challenges have in store for us next year!
Competitions and sport experiences this year have also played a large part. We have competed in football, table tennis, goal ball, rounders, cross country and netball and then we had experience of cheerleading and tag rugby for Years 3 and 4. On top of this, we managed to play a Year 3/4 football match and we are still very eager to use Mr G’s talents at teaching Lacrosse to build a Lacrosse team into our array of the teams we currently have. As previously mentioned, we have introduced intra-school competitions this year with great success. We have competed in Paralympic sports, Boccia and New Age Kurling, Tag Rugby, Rounders, Bench Ball and netball during the Togher Trials.
This year we attended the Rotary Club Swimarathon and did so brilliantly. We took a large team across to the event and they all represented the school with pride and enjoyed their time, whilst raising a lot of money in the process. We were then very proud to be granted £500 by the Rotary Club which Ebony and Eliza, two of our participants and young ambassadors, were able to receive. Table Tennis saw us award our first ever table Tennis Awards, for hard work, dedicated and improvement in the sport. Evan came runner up as Connor came out on top and won the Table Tennis Shield for the first time.
The Togher Trials made a come back again this year with just as much success. The weather did its best to stop us but we didn't let it beat us! We ran, we overcame obstacles, we took part in cheerleading and finished it all off with a netball tournament. This year also saw the introduction of the my own Togher Trial, where I decided to cycle from Lincoln Cathedral to our school, a 26 mile journey. This raised £1380, half of which was donated to school and added to what the children raised, making a total of around £1400. The other half of my Togher Trial total was donated to Cancer Research. This was a brilliant effort by all, raising money through getting active; it can’t get much better than that!
Our year was rounded off with our first ever Belmont Sports Personality of the Year awards. It was fantastic to see so many people in attendance to celebrate all of those who have represented the school across a range of sports, including, football, netball, rounders, goal ball and cross country. In football, we had a Most Improved Player, Jayden, a Manager’s Player, Evan, and Players Player, Layton. In netball we had a Coach’s Player, Nikita, Most Improved Player, Maisie and Player’s Player, Eliza. We awarded the Walter Cobb Cup, our sporting school trophy to Leon, then it was time for our Sports Personality. The pupils in KS2 were given the opportunity to vote and the winners were: 3rd place Eliza, 2nd place Ebony and our well-deserved winner was Sam.
The final thing to mention about this year is our amazing Young Ambassadors. This year couldn’t have been so good without them. They have organised, officiated, tracked and planned events throughout the year, as well as giving up their own time to do all of this. They have also held assemblies about healthy lifestyle, visited other schools to pass on this message, led sports clubs themselves and even helped the year 3s at Mini Olympics. They all played a massive role in the presentation night and really made the night what it was.
Our school this year went for the School Games Mark, a government-led assessment of school PE. We achieved a Silver Award, a fantastic achievement in our first year of applying. This couldn’t have been achieved without the hard work of the Young Ambassadors, they really have made a difference this year and should be proud of the year they have had. So Sam, Eliza, Ebony, Daniel, Littia, Olly, Laurie-Leigh and Charlie, it’s a big well done and a massive thank you for all your hard work this year. A special mention to Sam and Eliza who have taken on much of a leading role this year as they move on to secondary school and leave us a huge gap to fill!
I cannot wait for our next year in sport already as we look to make it even better next year!
Thank you everyone for your continued support and have a great break!