Congratulations to Fin W, Meadow and Freddie who all received the school’s top ranking of a 5 star athletic award in assembly today.
Also well done to Louis and Maddie are now fully trained on the SAFE Internet course and were awarded their certificates.
Freddie has also received a certificate from Hertfordshire County Council for 100% attendance over the whole year.
Well done everybody.
Anyone else feel inspired by Andy Murray today? Mr Heritage’s sister knitted this version of our new Wimbledon champion.
Who enjoyed raft building at Croft Farm?
Well done to everyone who completed the 6km Fun Run this afternoon. We hope to raise lots of money for Comic Relief. Here’s a picture of Amelia’s flamingos Larry and Barry recuperating in Mounts after the race:
The Berkhamsted games were amazing! Just before ten o’clock we made our way down to the field. It was already buzzing with many other schools. It was a beautiful day! At ten o’clock on the dot the opening ceremony began. Different schools paraded up and down the school field showing off their different countries. When all the schools had showed off their beautiful costumes and props the Head began her leg of the torch relay. The crowd went wild! Soon after the Mrs Swaffield had finished all her announcements, we made our way to the place we would meet after all our events. I was then called to run my 800 metres. My nerves were bubbling inside me. I had to do well, I just had to. I stood on the start line, ready for the whistle to blow. It went, I powered off the start line.Unfortunately I was left at the back, but I didn’t worry as I ended up in 2nd place. I stood triumphantly on the winners’ podium, beaming like mad.
If you visit the Berkhamsted Games page, the eleven finalists for the logo competition have been announced.
You have until midnight on Friday 27th April to place your vote: http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/?page_id=130
Here are the rules on the website about the internet vote:
Take your time to look through all of the designs and then follow the link on the gallery page to submit your vote. To vote, simply give us the number of your favourite design, your name and the email address you are using (it is fine to use a parent’s email address if you don’t have one of your own, but you must ask their permission first).
Don’t forget to order your Olympic values wristbands by 18th April: http://berkhamstedgames2012.co.uk/?page_id=743
Bridgewater fielded two teams in the Dacorum Year 5/6 Tag Rugby festival that took place at Hemel Hempstead RFC on Wednesday 28th March.
The ‘Blues’ ran six tries past Gaddesdon Row, with Alex C. going over 4 times; William and Callum also got on the score board. There was a close match against St Cuthbert Mayne School, which they won 4 tries to 2 (William and Nicholas scored for us). Thomas Coram’s experienced Year 6s beat us 4 tries to one, with Alex J. scoring a consolation try. Another close match pitted us against Hoblett Manor Junior which we went down fighting in a real end to end battle. Bridgewater 2s bowed out of the competition and St Cuthbert Mayne progressed to the semi-finals.
The ‘Reds’ were drawn in a difficult Pool with South Hill 1sts, St Pauls 1sts and Chaulden Junior. They defeated the defending champions from South Hill with tries from Oscar, Thomas F. and Thomas R. We then beat Chaulden Hill before coming up against a very fast and well organised St Pauls team for a place in the semi-final. The Reds were a good match for them, but eventually squeezed out Bridgewater before going on to win the tournament trophy.
Bridgewater Reds also played a friendly fixture against Thomas Coram using seven tag turnover rules. Thomas Coram ran out winners 3 tries to 1 with Oscar Dale scoring our try.
A huge thank you to Mr Huhn and Mrs Evans for helping manage the Red team at the tournament, plus a number of parents who came down to support their children.
With 18 of the 20 players still in Year 5 and playing against teams with older players, Bridgewater is in a good place to mount a title challenge next year using the experience we have gained.
Unfortunately we didn't win this trophy: Bridgewater Tag Rugby Club with the Aviva Premiership Trophy won by Saracens last season.