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!
For a second year running some of our amazing footballers have managed to qualify to play and represent South Birmingham district for the upcoming 2017/18 season. This year we had two boys representing the district, they had great success winning many county trophies and making it to the finals of the national championships. Unfortunately they lost to Middlesbrough in the final which would of allowed them to represent England at the New York games in the summer. This year we will have 5 boys representing both the district A and B team’s respectively. Great achievement, well done guys!
This term, as part of our mountains topic the Base took a trip to Clent Hills. The children had a choice of the simple walk up the hill or the adventure trail to get to the top. The children chose the adventure trail.
There were balance beams,
and tall ladders.
Once we had walked through the adventure trail we found ourselves in a wide open space with beautiful views that everybody could appreciate.
After a long walk, everybody was feeling tired and hungry so we decided it was time for lunch so we found a perfect spot where everybody could relax.
After we had some food we decided to have a bit of fun so we did some hill rolling and exploring.
We even took the time to look out into the distance and rest for a while with Henry, our PAT dog.
We had a very long day with lots of adventures but we were very tired. It was time to take a slow walk back to the cars and drive back to school.
Yesterday we went to our annual Megafest tag rugby tournament day. Its a day we always look forward too as its jam packed full of fun, lots of brilliant coaching by professional coaches followed up by a jam packed afternoon full of tournaments and matches. The children loved the day, learning new skills and trying a new sport for the first time, they all worked really hard and represented our school amazingly well! We even got a mention off a professional Wasps rugby coach on how well behaved and our attitude to learning was, which is always great to here.
We entered the Maypole FC schools football tournament this year for the very first time, the standard was exceptionally high with 11 schools entering the competition from all different regions of Birmingham. We were split into groups with only 1st and 2nd place making their way into the semi-finals. We managed to win every game in our group which qualified us for the semi-finals, we went into the semi-finals very confident and played some amazing football at times creating over 10 good opportunities to score but the ball wouldn’t hit the back of the net. After the full time whistle had blown the score was still tied at 0-0 so we went straight into penalties, we lost the toss and had to shoot second. The scores were tied at 3 scored and one miss each, they scored making it 4-3 so we needed to score! Unfortunately we missed meaning we got knocked out in the semi-finals. The guys were gutted because we played so well not losing a match all tournament, losing on penalties felt so cruel, but thats sport! Nevertheless well done guys great effort!