On Monday 30th October 2017 the Harleston Cluster Swimming Gala took place at Archbishop Sancroft High School Swimming Pool. Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 participated in the competition from four schools including Alburgh with Denton, Harleston, Pulham and Foncett St Peter Primary Schools.
Teams took to the water to compete in 4 events over the 25m distance; the events included Individual Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly with swimmers displaying amazing ability and technique throughout. These events were then followed by Freestyle Relays, Medley Relays and a spectacular Cannon Relay to finish the competition.
During the Gala, the School Games Value- determination was a focus area and the young swimmers strove to succeed, enthusiastically cheering on their team mates. A girl and a boy from each school were presented with a special certificate to recognise the high level of determination/ encouragement they had shown throughout the morning’s competition.
Thanks must go to Tim Millet who helped run the competition along with four sports leaders from Archbishop Sancroft High School who recorded times and had a tough job on the finish line with some very close races.
Congratulations to all competitors, teachers, teaching assistants, who all contributed to an enjoyable and exciting Swimming Gala. 18 children have now qualified to represent the Harleston Cluster at the South Norfolk School Sport Competition at the UEA on Thursday 22nd February.
On Thursday 13th July, over 150 children from Year 1 and Year 2 took part in the Sancroft Church Schools annual sports festival. The afternoon started with a carousel of 8 challenging activities which focused on agility, balance and coordination. A quick lunch break allowed the children to enjoy their picnic with their friends and prepare for the final 7 activities. These activities used a variety of different sports equipment and had children playing team games and completing challenges together.
It was absolutely fantastic to see so many children enjoying different activities. Thanks go to the Archbishop Sancroft Sports Leaders and the newly trained up Young Sports Leaders from our school who demonstrated their brilliant leadership skills throughout the day. Their enthusiasm really added to a hugely positive experience for the children.
Five teams from across the Sancroft Church Schools Trust went to Archbishop Sancroft High School on Monday 26th June for a Primary Rounders festival. Batting, fielding, team work and decision-making skills improved hugely during the afternoon. Teams played four games each and the overall standard of play was impressive.
The battle for first place was very tight with Harleston B just narrowly beating Alburgh A to the title. Full results were as follows:
It was an extremely enjoyable afternoon for all and a big thank you to the teams that supported this event and the Sports Leaders from ASHS who helped to run the afternoon.
On Wednesday 14th June, Year 2 pupils were given the opportunity to attend the Sancroft Church School Trust swimming festival. The swimming festival was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in an inclusive swimming event designed for all levels of swimmers. Participants took part in a variety of activities based on various swimming disciplines including lifesaving skills. The emphasis of the festival was on participation rather than competition and to provide pupils with an opportunity to swim in the pool where they will begin lessons in Year 3. Well done to all pupils from Harleston who demonstrated their excellent swimming skills throughout the afternoon and received a certificate for their attendance. Thanks must also go to the helpers on the day.
On 25th May, the Harleston B Netball team boarded the bus with great excitement, as they made their way to the University of East Anglia Sportspark, to compete in the South Norfolk Netball Competition. With the sun shining, the children worked extremely well as a team making their opponents work hard to get the ball. Despite all of their efforts and excellent goals, the children finished fifth overall. Well done to all who took part and we look forward to competing again next year.
On Monday 15th May 2017 the Sancroft Church School Cluster hosted the Year 4/5/6 Netball High 5 competition. The competition saw mixed teams battling it out in a dual league format. Matches were officiated by the sports leaders from Archbishop Sancroft High School. The competition proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon for the children. Excellent netball skills were demonstrated and the matches were very closely contested. The final standings from the competition were:
- Alburgh A
- Harleston B
- Harleston C
- Harleston D
- Harleston A
- Alburgh B
The top placed large and small school teams progressed onto the South Norfolk SSP competition on Thursday 25th May. Good Luck to all teams.