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We are delighted to announce that John Wilkinson School has been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for 2016/2017. This reflects the high levels of participation of our children in extra curricular sporting activities each week (an amazing 61% of KS2 children!), 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 9th and 23rd November, 22 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.  They even had to cope with a brand new course at Broseley C of E School for the second tournament after conditions proved unsafe on the Gaskell Field in Much Wenlock. 

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 9th November:

Year 3/4 girls:   1st - Isla Gibb
                          3rd - Louisa Evans

Year 5/6 girls:   3rd Eleanor Gibb

Year 3/4 boys team - 3rd

Year 5/6 girls team - 3rd

Results from 23rd November:

Year 3/4 girls:  1st - Isla Gibb
                         3rd - Louisa Evans

Year 5/6 girls:  3rd - Eleanor Gibb

Year 3/4 girls team - 3rd

Year 5/6 girls team - 1st

High 5 League:

In September and October, John Wilkinson took 2 teams to William Brookes school for an after-school High 5 league with other schools from the area.  This friendly league is designed to help the children develop their skills in a supportive environment with Mrs Smith and her umpires coaching the children as they played.  Our year 6 children showed a tremendous improvement in their skills and many of them have continued to play at Wenlock Lightning Netball Club on a Friday evening from 4-5pm.
If you are interested in playing High 5, see Claire Mansfield who can give you the relevant forms and information to join Wenlock Lightning.

William Brookes Primary Dance Festival:

Rehearsals are well under way for the annual William Brookes primary dance festival on January 16th and 17th, 2018.  An amazing 43 children have signed up to participate in our two dances - "You should be dancing" - Bee Gees and "Greased Lightning".  This year for the first time, we will participate on both nights in order to ensure that as many of our parents as possible have the opportunity to see the dances.  Tickets will be available to purchase through school and a letter confirming details and prices will be sent our before Christmas.

Bronze ambassador training:

Our 4 year 6 bronze ambassadors, Lilly Brookes, Eleanor Gibb, Riley Hatton and Oliver Whittingham, undertook their leadership training in September at Barrow 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.  
They have already put their skills to practice organising a Healthy body PE lesson for Mrs Morgans' class.  Well done to you all!