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Mendip News 2017/2018

Watch this space for all the latest news on competitions and festivals in Mendip.

Large Schools Football - September 26th 2017

The 'south section' of the Mendip Area Large Schools Football competition was played at St Dunstans School, Glastonbury on Tuesday 26th September.

7 teams from 6 schools; Brookside, Elmhurst, St Benedicts, Fairlands, Hugh Sexey and West Pennard played in a league structure tournament.

Some superb games of football were well refereed by year 10 and 11 students from St Dunstans.

Congratulations to the winners, Fairlands and they will now go through to the next round.

Cyclo cross, October 10th 2017

Elmhurst Junior School, Street hosted a British Cycling 'cyclo cross' event for the Mendip area on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

British Cycling set up the course, provided bikes and helmets and ran a series of graded races for the participants.

Six teams from Elmhurst, Brookside and West Pennard took part meaning 48 children enjoyed an afternoon of competitive action.

The eventual winners on the day, after finishing places were added up from the 4 races, were West Pennard.

Girls Football, 17th October 2017

The 'south section' of the Mendip Area Girls Football competition was played at Strode College, Street on Tuesday 17th October.

5 teams from 4 schools; Brookside, Elmhurst, Hugh Sexey and West Pennard played in a league structure tournament.

Some superb games of football were well refereed by L3 BTec students from Strode.

Congratulations to the winners, Hugh Sexey and they will now go through to the next round.

Primary Sportshall Athletics, 2nd November 2017.

A great afternoon was had with 8 teams competing at Wells Cathedral School.

Participating schools were: Brookside, Catcott, Hugh Sexey, Oakfield, Selwood, Walton and West Pennard.

The events were efficiently officiated by Wells Cathedral students.

A close competition with only 2 points separating the top 2 teams Hugh Sexey and Oakfield.

KS4 Badminton, 16/11/17.

St Dunstan's School hosted the Mendip area National Schools Badminton competitions for KS4 girls and boys on 16/11/17.

The girls competition included St Dunstan's, The Kings of Wessex, Crispin and Millfield - with Millfield running out winners.

The boys competition included St Dunstan's, Crispin and Millfield - with Crispin running out winners.

Millfield and Crispin will now represent Mendip in the County finals on 16th January.

KS3 Badminton, 21/11/17.

The Kings of Wessex School hosted the Mendip area National Schools Badminton competitions for KS3 girls and boys on 21/11/17.

The final of the girls competition was played out between The Kings of Wessex and Millfield - with Millfield running out winners.

The final of the boys competition was played out betweenThe Kings of Wessex and Millfield - a closer game you couldn't get, with the score at 2 games each, the deciding game finished 15-14 - with Millfield running out winners.

Millfield will now represent Mendip in the County finals on 16th January.

Secondary Girls Hockey

The Mendip area girls hockey qualifying tournaments were all held at The Blue School over the Autumn Term.

Year 7; Oakfield, Hugh Sexey, Fairlands, Selwood, St Dunstans, Blue, Crispin.

Winners= Fairlands

Year 8; Oakfield, Hugh Sexey, Fairlands, Selwood, St Dunstans, Blue, Crispin.

Winners= Hugh Sexey

Year 9; Kings of Wessex, St Dunstans, Frome, Blue

Winners= Blue

Year 10; Kings of Wessex, Frome, Blue

Winners= Kings of Wessex

Year 11; Kings of Wessex, Blue

Winners= Blue

All area winners will now represent Mendip at the County Finals on December12th at Millfield.

Good Luck!

'Can do' Football, 30/11/17

After a couple of late withdrawals, Brookside and St Benedicts played in the first 'can do' football event held on Strode Colleges' new astro on 30th November 2017.

This event was planned to include all those pupils who had not had an opportunity previously to represent their school in an inter school fixture.

20 pupils enjoyed an entertaining game that ended 1-1.

The game was ably officiated by Strode College students.

Gymnastics at Elmhurst, 23/1/18

Thank you to Elmhurst Junior School for hosting one of the Mendip area gymnastics competitions this week.

The Elmhurst year3/4 and year5/6 teams will now go through to represent Mendip in the County finals later this year.

2 Elmhurst girls will also compete in the individual event at the Finals.

The all girls teams performed a set floor routine and a vault, over-coming nerves to show a high level of skill.

Well done!

Gymnastics, 23/1/18

The Street area gymnastics competition was held at Elmhurst Junior School on 23/1/18.

The event consisted of a years 3/4 competition, a years 5/6 competition and a competition for individual gymnasts.

The set routines in floor and vault follow the key steps programme.

winners for each category were Elmhurst.

'Can do' Football, 25/1/18

After a couple of late withdrawals, Selwood and St Louis played in the first 'can do' football event held on Frome Colleges' new astro on 25th January 2018.

This event was planned to include all those pupils who had not had an opportunity previously to represent their school in an inter school fixture.

20 pupils enjoyed 3 entertaining mini sided games.

The games were ably officiated by Frome College students.

Gymnastics, Liberty Gym, 1/2/18

The Frome area gymnastics competition was held at Liberty Gym Club on 1/2/18.

The event consisted of a years 3/4 competition, a years 5/6 competition and a competition for individual gymnasts.

The set routines in floor and vault follow the key steps programme.

Winners were;

Years 1&2 = Beckington

Years 3&4 = Beckington

Years 5&6 = Springmead

Individuals: Beckington and Springmead.

Futsal, 6/2/18

The Mendip area secondary schools futsal competition was hosted at Strode College on 6/2/18.

The u12 had 5 teams entered with Crispin finishing as winners.

The u14 had 5 teams entered with Crispin finishing as winners.

Participating schools; Elmhurst, Oakfield, St Dunstans, Shapwick, Crispin, Frome College.

Primary Hockey, 23/2/18

On a beautifully sunny morning, Wells Cathedral School hosted the Mendip area primary hockey qualifying tournament for the School Games County Finals.

The final was played out between Fairlands and Selwood, with Fairlands running out winners, 5-3.

The final was ably officiated by 2 young leaders from WCS.

Quicksticks hockey, 23/2/18.

Wells Cathedral School hosted a very successful quicksticks hockey event for the Mendip area on 23/2/18.

On a beautiful morning 4 schools; Catcott, West Pennard, Mells and Baltonsborough brought 49 pupils for a morning of skills and games delivered by staff and coaches from Wells ably assisted by young leaders.

High 5 Netball, 8/3/18

7 teams competed in the High 5 Primary Netball qualifying event held at Strode College on 8/3/18.

Teams from Chewton Mendip, Catcott and West Pennard competed in the 'small schools' competition whilst Elmhurst and Hugh Sexey battled it out in the 'large schools' event.

Winners and Mendip area qualifiers for the School Games Finals were Chewton Mendip and Hugh Sexey/ Elmhurst.

Tag Rugby, Oakfield, 15/3/18.

Oakfield Academy hosted a year 3/4 tag rugby festival on 15/3/18.

4 local schools; Rode&Norton, Mells, St Louis and Springmead entered 5 teams to play in the 'round robin' festival.

Over 50 participants played 4 games over the afternoon; having fun, improving their skills and getting in their 60 minutes a day activity time.

High 5 Netball, Oakfield Academy, 15/3/18.

Oakfield Academy hosted the Frome area High 5 Netball competition on 15/3/18.

5 teams competed in the tournament with Oakfield A and Selwood A qualifying for the Large Schools finals at the Spring Games in April.

Springmead A won the Small Schools event and will also go to the Spring Games County Finals.

Good luck all!

Tri Golf, 24/4/18

Elmhurst Junior School, Street hosted a tri-golf festival on 24/4/18.

With 70 year 4's and 70 year 6's experiencing the 8 station circuit of golf skills.

The groups were ably supported by year 6 leaders from Elmhurst, these leaders nominated a number of year 4's at the end of the festival whom had either listened well, behaved impeccably or shown an improvement in their skill level.

Pictured are all the participants, with the nominated pupils holding their certificates.

Tri Golf, Frome.

The Frome area tri-golf 'school-games' event was hosted at Christchurch Primary on 3/5/18.

30 pupils from Christchurch and St Johns enjoyed an afternoon of golf challenges, on a beautiful afternoon.

Tri-golf is an event at the Summer School Games held at Millfield on 5th and 6th July, with schools able to enter this event to test their skills against other schools from across Somerset.

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