Jackie Coleman the School Games organiser for uttlesford would like to extend huge congratulations to Henham and Ugley school our first ever School to receive the new Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Platinum Award was launched earlier this year as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision. As part of the extended application the eligible candidates, who had achieved five successive gold awards, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their School Games Organiser (SGO).
In the country there were 104 winning schools .Henham received a special plaque to commemorate their achievement and will be entered into a draw to win a surprise presentation visit from a celebrity guest.
Nearly 200 children from six of our primary schools took part in this year’s striking and fielding skills session. They participated in a variety of different activities led by year 9 students from Forest Hall School.
Our KS1 dance festival took place recently with children from eight reception, year 1 and year 2 classes performing their fantastic dances. These included dinosaurs, builders, cats, planets, Mexican and salsa dancers, and round the world travellers!
This years gymnastics was extremely exciting with very close results. The competition took place at Great Dunmow school. The competition was judged by three very strong gymnastic judges.
The results were as follows:
Key stage 1 1st place Great Dunmow, 2nd place Great Dunmow school.
Key stage 2 7 th place Henham and Ugley, 6 th place Howe Green, 4th place – Great Dunmow red and Dunmow St Mary’s red, 3 rd place Henham and Ugley yellow 109.2 points2 nd place Dunmow St Mary’s 112.2points and 1st place Great Dunmow with 113.7points. As you can see from the results the scores are really very close.
For the second year the USSP organised the primary school partnership competition at Joyce frankland academy Newport. The event had an increased number of teams in the event. There were 10 teams in the morning and 10 primary schools in the afternoon. The competition in the morning finished with two very close semi final competitions. The final result were Friends school second and RAButler finishing winners of the morning tournament.
In the afternoon there were another 10 primary school teams. There were many goals scored in the matches resulting with St Thomas More finishing second to Dame Bradbury winning the competition.
The level 3 Essex event is going to be run this Wednesday to see which school in Essex will be the top year 6 team.