During the week beginning 23rd April twenty year 5 pupils took part in a bikeability course, either obtaining a level 1, or a level 1 and 2.
The course involved aspects of bike maintenance, cycling ability and for level 2 predominantly road cycling and awareness.
The bikeability instructors were full of praise for the pupils.
Quoting an email response when we thanked them: Hi Mr Mountford, you’re welcome anytime and it was a pleasure. The kids listening skills were very good, they were well behaved and did really well. Kind regards Nadeem.
On Friday 20th April Matthew Tew from Billesley Tennis Centre came to deliver tennis sessions to our year 3 children in accordance with the LTAs (lawn Tennis Association) mini Tennis roadshow. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we would like to say thankyou to Matt for coming and in and sharing his expertise.
On Wednesday our year 5/6 boys football team beat Colmore Primary School 2-1 in a close fought semi-final. This win earnt the boys the right to play at Aston Villa’s training ground (Bodymoor Heath) next Tuesday evening at 5.30pm.
This is the first time in the history of the school that we have reached this final so we see it as a great achievement by the boys and we are very proud and excited for Tuesday.
Last day of the spring term the year 5/6 team took on The Meadows primary school in the HMS shield quarter finals. It was really close and could have gone either way at 1-1 with some great saves by Max and good defending from the team. They went on to win 2-1 and book a place in the semi finals against Colmores.
Friday 23rd March saw Billesley school support sport relief. The pupils raised money by having the privilege of wearing their own sports gear on the day.
During the day all year groups took part in a run of different distances. Key stage 1 loved the run around the whole of school playground with the two exercise stations, 10 star jumps and 5 squats. This was brilliantly supported by our year 5 playleaders.
Key stage 2 had the same exercise stations but ran a mile starting at school and running to the end of Trittiford road and back again accompanied by our fit and athletic staff and cheered on by the local community.
The spirit of sport relief was evident throughout the day, children and staff smiling and laughing while exercising .
Wednesday 21st March 2018 twelve year 5/6 pupils took part in the megafest tag rugby competition at Camp Hill rugby club. It was a whole day event in which the players were coached in the morning and then took part in a competition format in the afternoon.
Billesley acquitted themselves brilliantly finishing in 3rd place overall. Our children were a credit to the school and played with enthusiasm and respect throughout the day.
Thursday 1st March 2018 we were given a brilliant opportunity to take a group year 1 and 2 girls to participate in one of Judy Murray’s tennis she rallies. This is a program that focuses on getting girls engaged in sport through tennis.
We took 29 girls to Edgbaston Priory Tennis club where they did 2 hours of different tennis and coordination based activities. A variety of equipment meant that all the girls could access the skills in many different ways.
The girls were a credit to the school and enjoyed the whole afternoon immensely.
Our year 5&6 boys have become the first team to win the football Premier League Division in the history of Billesley Primary School! We won our area league from September-November which qualified us to play in the Premier League Division. Since January up until June we have been competing against some very tough schools who also won their area league so the standard was exceptionally high for school level football. The league was very tight with 3 schools that could potentially win the league if they won their last game, results went our way which meant if we beat Holy Souls in our last match we would be crowned champions!
We got off to a nervous start due to the importance of the match, after 10 minutes we began to get into our stride passing the ball around nicely and creating excellent opportunities to score. We hit the crossbar and was dominating the match when we got hit on the counter attack which lead to a corner being taken quickly, Holy Souls capitalised and scored from making it 1-0. We lifted ourselves back up and again started dominating, we managed to get a goal back before half time which set us up for a nervy second half. Both teams came out strong with Holy Souls having the better of the play hitting the post and creating ample opportunities to take the lead. We started to fight back and dictate the play again and with a few minutes to go we scored making in 2-1, a league winning result if it stayed that way. They guys were awesome, Mr Deakin on the side was a nervous wreck whilst the lads were cool, calm and collective. The final whistle went meaning we were CHAMPIONS for the very first time, words cannot describe how proud we are of the boys at Billesley for achievement such fantastic success. Well done guys, very well deserved!