Monday, 29 February 2016

Sportshall Athletics 2016

On Tuesday 23rd February, a squad of 23 Athletes represented Redbridge at UEL Sportsdock, in the first heat of the Sportshall Athletics qualifiers competition. 

The competition was of a different calibre involving teams from Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Bexley, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Newham and  Greenwich. 
Although the team tried their very best, on this occasion, they had to settle for 6th place. We particularly excelled in the following events:
Girls:    Obstacle 3rd, Under/over 1st, vertical jump 2nd
Boys:    Under/over 2nd

A big thank you to those parents, who supported the team at this event.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

'Go Run for Fun!'...

When the organised fun run around the lake at Fairlop Waters was cancelled because of the heat, it didn't stop Fairlop Children from running.
The event was transferred to the school field in a cooler part of the day. 

149 children from years 1 - 6 took part, all dressed in bright pink T-shirts, sponsored by INEOS.  Many of the children completed 4 laps of the field. This distance is equivalent to a mile! 
Parents cheered them on and music played as they completed their laps. 

Read some of the comments made by parents and children:
Annette Bailey - "Everyone worked really hard and looked like they had great fun!"
Joanne Kine - "The kids loved it! Great Fun! Let's do it again!"
Mrs Wiffen - "A great event!"
S Baryah - "Great idea! The kids all loved running!"
T Brooks - "Great fun! Lovely to see children enjoying the event and so keen!"
Kerry Tremayne - "Great fun for the children! Well done!"

Boniface - "The race made me feel good and want to carry on"
Holly - "It's hard, but I'm determined to finish"!
George - "I'm proud of myself"
Nicholas & Kian - "Epic!"
Charlotte - "It was so fun and I really enjoyed it"
Maryam - "I really want to run some more! I've done 4 laps so far"
Hasan - "The fun run was great! I liked it because there were so many people watching and they cheered for me!"
Iqra - "It was great and lots of fun. There were water stops"

Archery Taster Sessions

On Wednesday 24th June all of KS2 children attended archery taster sessions led by "Sports Xtra"

The Children really enjoyed these sessions- here are their comments:

Emily "Really good, got lots turns, the intructors explained what to do clearly"
Ibrahim: "It was amazing, I want to join a club"
Nawsin: "I really liked it"
Hailey: "It was hard to pull"
Bence: "It was Epic! I am going to join an archery club"
Melissa: "I found it hard to being with but I got better with practice"
Naomi: "I was determined to hit the target"
Neddy: "I give the activity 5 stars!"
Hasna: "It was brilliant!"
Ashley: "It was hard at first, but got easier"

Reading these comments, Everyone had a great time!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Quad Kids...

On Wednesday 3rd June at Cricklefields Athletics Track we had 2 teams representing Fairlop.
All children had to compete in 4 events:
Standing Long Jump

Vortex Howler throwing
600m Run
75m Sprint

Well done to all the competitors:
Charlie-George 1st in 600m

Callum G  3rd in sprint
Chidozie 3rd in sprint
Seyon very good throw, 3rd in sprint
Hannah 2nd in 600m
Charlotte 2nd in 600m
Poppy very good throw
Gobithan 1st in sprint
David C 2nd in sprint
Tommy 2nd in sprint
Remi 1st in sprint
Nicole very good long jump
Kira 3rd in sprint

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cricket Masterclass...

On Wednesday 1st April, there was a cricket masterclass at Fairlop led by Darren Ironside (ECB Cricket Coach).

The session consisted of warm up skills followed by a very exciting game!

Cricket Club:
Wednesday morning from 8.15 - 9.00am for boys and
Girls Cricket Club is on Friday from 8.15 - 9.00am

Monday, 30 March 2015

Athletics Finals at Crystal Palace....

On Tuesday 24th March, 25 Fairlop Athletes traveled to Crystal Palace, to compete in the London Youth Games Sportsthall Athletics Final.
This was a competition of a different caliber and we would have to raise our game if we were to win any medals.

The athletes were well prepared and produced some very good performances. 
In Particular; the boys were 3rd in the chest push and 3rd in the 1+1 sprint, whereas, the girls were 3rd in the vertical jump, 2nd in the speed bounce and 1st in the over/under relay.

At the end of the competition, the results were announced and we were in 7th position. 7th out of 33 London Boroughs, what an achievement and what a fantastic experience for all the pupils who represented Redbridge at this outstanding competition.

A special thank you to the parents who supported this event!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Athletics at the Copperbox...

On the 6th March 2015 Fairlop took part in an athletics competition at the CopperBox Arena in the Olympic Park. The hard work and teamwork  paid off for Fairlop in the first round on the road to Crystal Palace in the London Mini Games.
Fairlop had won the first round by over 20 points which sent them comfortably into the round of the CopperBox. In the first round a few weeks earlier 16 schools had competed in the Rebridge heats and Fairlop took the title of the best athletic team in Redbridge. After 2 hard, long months it came to the day to represent Redbridge at the CopperBox.

Everyone at school was ready to go and fight for that place at Crystal Palace in training that morning. 
At 11am the whole squad met up and headed towards the tube station, where we would get on the train to Stratford and then walk to the CopperBox. After getting a lot of encouragement from Mrs Jones and Ms Brannan, it was finally time to battle to try and win that spot at Crystal Palace. Only the top 2 would get through. It all started with the obstacle race, and we kicked off with a bang. Both our boys and girls team won their heat! We also won the boys and girls under over race. They all did very well! In the 1+1 Girls we came second in our heat, same as boys. We also came second in the 2+2 boys and girls, it was very tight! But then the 6 lap parlouff went very well for Fairlop! Representing the boys was Charlie George and Callum G, they won their heat and they won it proud. Representing the girls was Hannah and Sapphire, who repeated what the boys had done and won. The field events went well for Fairlop too with Charlie George winning the triple jump and coming second in the long jump. Hannah getting overall best score in speed bounce, Lukas winning his heat in Javelin, and a lot more who done very well too.
After a very long, tiring day, the events were finally over and the results were in. Everyone was nervous, even the teachers! But then . . . Fairlop were announced winners of the CopperBox, and best in East London! We were all over the moon and off to Crystal Palace. One more step to being the best in London, and winning in Crystal Palace. 
Tired we made our way back to the tube and got home safely, after a solid win of over 20 points. WELL DONE FAIRLOP
Thank you to Mrs Tremayne. Mr Freeman, Mrs Glanville, Ms Brannan and Mrs Jones for helping transport back from the venue.

By Callum Class 6B