School Games

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Gold_Logo_JPG.jpgWE GOT GOLD!

We are delighted to announce that John Wilkinson School has been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for 2017/2018 - our second year running! This reflects the high levels of participation of our children in extra curricular sporting activities each week, our involvement in inter school competitions and sports leadership programmes within school.  A HUGE thank you to all the sports coaches and children who made this amazing achievement possible.  Well done to you all!

KS2 Cross Country Tournaments:


On 7th and 21st November, 17 of our children took part in the William Brookes primary cross country tournaments.  Braving the drizzling rain and cold, our year 3/4 and 5/6 girls and boys did us proud with some amazing results.  

Well done to all the children for their effort and attitude on the day and a particular well done to following children who managed to place in the races:

Results from 7th November:

Year 3/4 girls:   1st - Pippa Insley

Year 3/4 boys:   1st - Alfie Wood                          

Year 5/6 girls:   3rd - Isla Gibb

Year 3/4 girls team - 1st

Year 5/6 girls team - 1st

Results from 21st November:

Year 3/4 girls:  2nd - Pippa Insley
Year 3/4 boys: 2nd - Alfie Wood

Year 5/6 girls:  3rd - Isla Gibb

Year 3/4 girls team - 1st

Year 5/6 girls team - 1st

Read this report by some of our young runners about their experience of representing the school in the cross country tournaments:
Cross country pupil report
(docx file)

Bronze ambassador training:

Our 4 year 6 bronze ambassadors, Elinor Willis, Sienna Turner, Jason Bristow and Charlie Brennan recently undertook sports leadership training at William Brookes School.  Working with other bronze ambassadors, they learned and led various Paralympic games in order to plan their own Paralympic tournaments in the new year for Ms Black's class.  Well done to them all!

Active leaders training:
Four of our year 5 children recently completed Active Leader sports training at Brockton primary school.  Ethan Worthington, Darcey Phillips, Hollie Lewis-Dowell and Isla Gibb worked in groups with children from other schools to develop games and activities to help encourage less active children to become more active.  
Since their training, they have been running a Friday break-time club with an average of 45 children!  Well done active leaders!

Healthy schools day:
At the end of January, John Wilkinson ran a healthy schools day to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.  We had generous donations of healthy foods from Co-op Broseley, Downes greengrocers and Sainsbury's Bridgnorth.  Lots of the children tried new foods including houmous with crudites and greek yoghurt, blueberries and granola.  We hope this will promote more healthy snacks for tuck and lunchtimes.

Harry Potter World Book Day Celebrations

For World Book Day this year all the children at John Wilkinson celebrated by taking part in lots of Harry Potter themed activities. Throughout their PE lessons they learnt how to play Quidditch and even got to ride their very own broomstick. They were placed in one of the four houses from the books and had to compete against each other.

At break and lunchtime the rain did not stop us as they also had the opportunity to take part in orienteering for book characters, map building of Hogwarts, spell potion building and Quidditch matches against other children within the school. They all looked like they had lots fun and we even had music to go with it.

Finally the year 5 and 6 children got to compete against each other in a World Cup style Quidditch Match. They competed to win points for their house and these were combined over the two year groups to have an overall winner.

Thank you for all the hard work from the staff and the children for making it such an enjoyable day.


William Brookes Football Development League

John Wilkinson took two boys teams and a girls team to the recent William Brookes Football Development League.  Our teams faced opposition from Brockton, Much Wenlock, Barrow, Church Preen and Broseley C of E.  We are delighted to say that we either drew or won all of our matches across the three weeks with the teams doing a fantastic job of representing the school.  Special congratulations to Jason Bristow and Ethan Arch who won awards for teamwork and co-operation!

Primary Dance Festival

39 pupils took part in the 'Stepping Up' primary dance festival at William Brookes on 19th and 20th March at William Brookes School.  The only school to perform on both evenings, our children danced their hearts out to 'Smooth Criminal' and 'Make your own kind of music'.  They did a fantastic job and we are very proud of them all.

New Age Kurling tournament

On Thursday 4th April, our year 6 Bronze Ambassadors participated in the New Age Kurling tournament at William Brookes School.  24 teams from schools all over East Shropshire took part to win the chance to represent East Shropshire at the Summer School Games.  Elinor Willis, Sienna Turner, Charlie Brennan and Jason Bristow performed brilliantly and made it through to the quarter final play-offs narrowly being beaten by Shifnal who came second overall!  A huge well done to the year 6's for their fantastic effort and teamwork.


'Go Ride' Cycling Tournament

‘Go Ride’ Cycling tournament

On Monday 20th May, John Wilkinson hosted the East Shropshire ‘Go Ride’ cycling tournament.  46 children from 6 schools participated in sprint, skills, slalom and relay bike races.  The children worked in teams of 4 with the year 6 Bronze Ambassadors and year 5 Active Leaders helping to organise and time events. 

This was a School Games qualifying event and we are delighted to report that John Wilkinson came 1st and 2nd with both teams now selected to represent East Shropshire in cycling at the School Games in Shrewsbury on 2nd July – a fantastic result!  Well done to all the John Wilkinson children for their contribution on the day.