Spring Term Sports Report

This term we have had lots of sporting events including swimming, rugby, football and gymnastics.

On the 20th of January,  6 children from Leckhampton: James Estelrich, Percy Hortop, Sam Cotton, Joe Devlin, Libby Lavender and Lily Townsend went to a swimming gala at Tewksbury, competing against 7 other schools. After 6 events Leckhampton were tied for the lead, and after incredibly close final race we were just beaten to the line, resulting in 6 impressive silver medals for our talented boys and girls!

On 2nd of February, Mr Robinson took 6 year 4 and 5 children to a gymnastics competition at Rowan Gymnastics Club, to compete against several other Cheltenham and Tewksbury schools and bid to qualify for the county finals! Lola Hunton, Kitty Ellis, Tilly Coley, Evie Priddle, Renee Hugh and Tom Honeyford all competed ending, up with second place, just 0.4 points away from gold.

Now for football! Our first match was against Holy Apostles on Wednesday 8th February. The A team won 4-1, which included an impressive hatrick from Benjamin Grice. The B team, meanwhile, played out an astonishing 5-5 draw!

On the 31 of January we had a surprise visit from England’s cerebral palsy football team captain, Jack Rutter! At the start of this inspirational day, each class came into the hall to perform a circuit training activity with Jack, which was both tiring and great fun!

After lunch, the whole school went into the hall to listen to Jack’s inspirational assembly.  During the assembly, he explained how he had got to this point in his career and became captain. The whole assembly was very inspirational and we all got to try on his hat and shirt from playing for England!

Before the day all pupils had a chance to raise money for sports for schools, and Paralympic athletes in the UK. The day was amazing and we all realised how hard Jack had worked. We all promised to support him and watch him hopefully win in the Olympics! Not only that, but Leckhampton raised over £3000 pounds for this worthy cause!

Mr Robinson and Mr Seeley took 10 children to Charlton king’s junior school to cIn this term’s last event, Leckhamopton competed in a rugby tournament against several other schools in the area. Leckhampton played with immense skill and determination, resulting in four amazing victories from four matches for Leckhampton!

This term has been full of amazing victories and it has shown how skilled and dedicated Leckhampton is when it comes to sport!

Nathalie Bond, Sports Captain