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Middlewich Sports Partnership Cross-country Competition
On Tuesday 2nd October we had our first event of the year which was our annual cross-country competition at Cledford Primary School. It was really well supported by nearly 200 runners from our six Partnership Primary schools and many spectators cheering them on. A large team of Year 10/11 Sports Leaders helped make sure the whole event ran smoothly and efficiently. Two Middlewich High School pupils, Beth Latham and Sam Ellison, were the hares for the course and had the runners hot on their heels.
The top three athletes in each race were recognised with a certificate and the winning school, which was made up of the three fastest runners, received a trophy. This year we were also able to award the top placed small school with a new trophy.
Year 3/4 girls: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – Middlewich.
Small schools’ champs - Byley
Year 3/4 boys: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – Middlewich
Small schools’ champs - Byley
Year 5/6 girls: Runners-up – Cledford, Winners – St. Mary’s
Small schools’ champs - Warmingham
Year 5/6 boys: Runners-up – St. Mary’s, Winners – Middlewich
Small schools’ champs - Wimboldsley
Well done to all the runners who took part and represented their school!
Olympic Festival 2018
The big event of the year for our primaries is the Year 3/4 Olympics festival. The planning for this started a few weeks ago when Year 5/6 leaders from the primaries met with some of our sports leaders to plan the event and start making flags for their respective countries. It was decided that a small school would pair up with a big school, where possible, to represent one country:
Warmingham & Cledford – Iceland
Byley & St. Mary’s – Germany
Middlewich - Spain
120 students took part in the event with 45 leaders involved. The afternoon began with an opening ceremony where all countries proudly waved their flags during the flag parade and there were a number of dance and musical performances from MHS pupils. The primary pupils then took part in a number of events including: tug of war, tennis, boccia, handball and athletics. The Tug of war was particularly close and a very exciting end to the afternoon. Our sport leaders ran this fun event with the support of Yr. 5/6 leaders who acted as team managers. We had champions of each activity and also overall champions of combined results of all events.
Tennis Champions – Spain
Boccia Champions – Iceland
Handball Champions – Iceland
Athletics Champions – Spain
Tug of war winners – Iceland
Over all Champions:
Bronze – Iceland (216 points)
Silver – Germany (223 points)
Gold – Spain (263 points)
Well done to all involved!
MSP Rounders Competition 2018
The rounders tournament at Middlewich Primary was a well-supported event with eight teams involved. 17 matches were played with some superb skills being displayed. The Yr. 9 rounders team helped officiate and keep track of all half and full rounders being scored. The night was dominated by Middlewich with Middlewich A playing Middlewich B in the final. As this finished a draw, all 22 Middlewich students shared the victory as Champions. This is the 5th year Middlewich have won the trophy. The small schools final was equally exciting with Warmingham and Byley drawing their final 8-all. The overall winners were then the team with the least players out which was Byley, who had an impressive squad of 22 players. Well done to all involved. It was lovely to see Mrs Booth and Oscar the dog supporting the event too!
Annual Primary Schools Swimming Gala
This was another great event with 5 out of our 6 cluster Primary Schools from the Middlewich Sports Partnership taking part. The excitement levels on poolside were deafening with superb team spirit. All race winners were awarded with a medal and certificate. After 24 races the points’ totals were amazingly close. Our winners this year were Middlewich, and our runners-up were Wimboldsley, who also picked up the small schools’ trophy. Well done to all involved; there were some superb displays of individual talent.
Middlewich Sports Partnership Netball league 2018
The netball league was supposed to be played over 2 nights but the snowy weather prevented us from playing on the first date. We managed to play all our matches on one evening instead. The netball experience was really varied from club players to those playing a match for their first time; it was great to see the players grow in confidence and ability as the games progressed. The year 9 & 10 netball squad officiated the games.
Our champions were Middlewich who retain the trophy, with Cledford as the runners-up. Wimboldsley were small schools’ champions, who also retain the trophy.
Congratulations to all pupils involved.
The Primary Sports Hall Athletics was yet again an exciting event with a superb atmosphere. The students took part in a variety of track and field events to the noisy cheers of all the spectators. A large team of 22 Sports Leaders helped ensure that the event ran smoothly.
Middlewich were our Champions and will represent the Middlewich Sports Partnership at the next round. St. Mary’s were our well-deserved runners-up, just a few points behind. Byley were our highest placed small school and received the small schools’ trophy. Well done to all involved and good luck to Middlewich in the next round.
The girls’ football competition finally took place after torrential rain stopped play on the initial day.
The 3 big schools had a tournament and our small schools and ‘B’ teams from St, Mary’s and Middlewich also had their own tournament. The Byley team needed to supplement their team with extra players and all schools at some point lent them players. This great sportsmanship from all players was fantastic to see with players being shared and goal keeper gloves being lent to other schools; it created a friendly and positive environment for all.
Winners of the ‘A’ tournament – Cledford, with Middlewich as runners-up
Winners of the ‘B’ tournament – The Byley squad, with Wimboldsley as runners-up. Wimboldsley also picked up the trophy for ‘Small School Champions’.
Well done to all involved.
The primary football league was run over 3 weeks on our 3G with each of our 6 primary schools playing each other once. The final round of games were the play-offs for 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th & 5th and 6th placings.
The final between Middlewich and St. Mary’s was very closely contested. On the lead up to the final, both schools had won all their games except when they played each other and drew. There was nothing to separate them and the final itself was equally close as it ended 2-2 after the final whistle. The team managers decided not to share the trophy but go for the very exciting finish of penalties. Middlewich won 5-4 on penalties. Well done to Middlewich who retained the Champions trophy for a 2nd year and congratulations to St. Mary’s for being runners-up.
Champions of the small schools was Wimboldsley, who also gave great games to the big schools too and managed to score an impressive amount of goals. Warmingham were the runners-up. Well done to all involved and special thanks to the Sports Prefects and leaders who officiated and volunteered on these nights; they were great ambassadors for the PE department.
Middlewich Squad - Champions