The school takes part in inter school festivals, hosted by the local secondary school. These are a great opportunity for children to try a range of different sporting activities and all of our children attend.
There are excellent local inter school competitions organised by SASP and our children have the opportunity to compete in a range of sports, including: Football, Gymnastics, Netball, Cricket and Rounders throughout the school year.
Key Steps Gymnastics Competition
On Thursday 10th March, a group of Year 4 pupils went to Somerset College to participate in a gymnastics competition. They had been working hard in the run up to the event, learning and practising a floor routine and vault. Their hard work paid off as they came in third place! Well done to everyone that participated.
On Monday 18th January the Saints of St. John’s travelled to Heathfield School to play four football matches against Kingston St. Mary, Hatch Beauchamp, Priorswood and Churchstanton.
We played really well in our first game against Kingston and Dylan scored after some neat passing between Callum and Ethan; the latter putting a great ball into the box for Dylan to smash home! Josh had to be at his best in goal and at one point made a great save down to his left; however the Kingston strikers were powerful and managed two goals in quick succession to finish the game 2-1 to them.
Next came Hatch Beauchamp, who were a strong side. Jake and Theo worked well down the wings, yet the final ball never came due to expert defending by the Hatch players. Bailey worked tirelessly in the centre-back position and Josh put his body on the line a number of times, even injuring himself in the process! We lost by two goals to nil; the result not in any way a reflection of the Saints’ performance.
Our third game brought our first win; a 1-0 victory against Priorswood! Jeremiah made his debut in goal in place of the injured Josh and he moved himself around the goalmouth well, dispatching some neat goal kicks and keeping a clean sheet, which is no easy task on a tough surface. Dylan was once again the scorer after Connor and Callum worked the ball up the pitch for Dylan to fire past the opposition ‘keeper.
Our last game was by far the most difficult as we came up against a very good Churchstanton side. Josh tried his best to fill the gloves once more; however after making some braves saves, he sadly succumbed to injury once more. Dylan took up position between the sticks and if not for him 0-5 may have been 0-10!
All the boys played fantastically well and we are all looking forward to our next fixtures!
By Mr Rickard.
On Thursday 28th January 2016 the Netball team went to Courtfields to compete against different schools. The first school we played against was Kingston St Mary scoring 1-1 with a variety of passes, including bounce-pass and chest-pass, playing for a total of 15 minutes. After drawing against them we had a break and then competed with Stawley winning with a total of 3 to 1 . Every time the match ended we had to shake hands and cheer 3 times. All players were put in different positions.
Sampford Arundal, who were outstanding, won a total of 3-0. Last but not least, we played Norton Fitzwarren having a winning score of 3-0 we all were very happy that we won the last match.
Written by Sports Representative (Lilly -Anne Cooper.)
On Wednesday the 10th of February 2016 .
St Johns netball team competed in a netball match at Courtfields School we played 3 matches altogether and won all of them! The first School we played was Stawley winning with a total of 2 points from Zach and Ethan, both scoring one each. After a water break we competed against Oak, Bradford and Nynehead, scoring of total of 4-0, 2 from Fran and 2 from Ethan. At the last match we played Crowcombe and Stogumber. WINNING an amazing total of 10 -0 . Everybody was happy and smiling. We all played our best!
Six children from St. John's were selected to take part in a Dogdeball competition at the Summer games at Millfield. The morning started with a procession of all the athletes taking part in all of the events parading around the track, just as they do in the Olympic games. The excitement was really mounting as we listened to a speech from a former Olympic athlete. Then we set off to the sportshall to play some dodgeball. We played schools from all over Somerset. We threw, ducked, dived and dodged many balls and finished in third place, narrowly missing out on a medal position. We all had a fantastic morning and really enjoyed the competition.