Great Missenden hosted a General Knowledge Quiz competition on Wednesday. 6 teams from four different schools entered. They were tested on: moons of different planets, famous monarchs, bordering countries and even chemical elements. Both teams were very knowledge in all areas with Great Missenden Team 2 going on to win the quiz therefore progressing to the semi finals. Well done to both teams. You made your school very proud.
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During Sports week, the children have participated in some truly memorable activities. They have learned how skipping can be fun, tried new sports and listened to two inspirational speakers.
Our first activity was a Skip2Bfit session. In this session children were taught how to skip. They then completed the skip to be fit challenge where they recorded how many skips they could complete in 2 minutes. The children then repeated the challenge where they were encouraged to show a Growth Mindset and beat their personal score from the previous attempt. The children and staff were fantastic and showed real enthusiasm! Special mention should go to Caia Stockdale in 4S. She completed 270 skips in two minutes!
The second activity was a Kin Ball session. In this session children learnt about a new sport called Kin Ball which originates from Canada. The idea of the sport is to work as a team to catch and balance a large inflatable ball so it does not touch the ground. This was a fantastic experience for children to experience and enjoy.
On Wednesday we were lucky to welcome Olympian and Britain’s greatest (in our opinion) gymnast Beth Tweddle. She came and spoke to the school in assembly about her achievements, importance of physical activity and never giving up. After the assembly some very lucky children were randomly selected to participate in a coaching session with Beth, in the coaching session she shared her top tips and trade secrets.
Tony Harris assembly
On the following Tuesday we had Anthony Harris speaking to the children in assembly about his participation in the 2014 Invictus games, where he won a gold medal in the Sitting Volley ball. He spoke about how sport had a positive impact on his life.
What a fantastic week. We cannot wait for next year!
On Friday, we took our Girl’s football team and the Year 3/4 tennis team to the annual School Games competition at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. TheSchoolGamesinvolves 1500 young people, representing theirschooland competing against other Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynesschoolsin 13 different sports.
The girl’s football qualified as they won their League in the Spring term, scoring over 10 gals in the three matches. The tennis team qualified as they won a Misbourne tournament, winning almost every match.
On the day, the girl’s football team went unbeaten. However, due to the short length of matches, we found it difficult to break defences down. We only conceded 1 goal all day but unfortunately missed out on the semi-finals by one point. Just before we were about to leave, the organisers came to find the girl’s and explain we could not leave the day unbeaten and without a trophy. We were therefore awarded the ‘School Games Fairplay Award.’ An amazing achievement to cap an amazing two years’ worth of hard work.
The tennis team qualified as they won their competition earlier this term at the Misbourne tournament, winning almost every match.
On the day, the team were fantastic winning majority of their games. This then allowed us to progress to the final where we played Portsfield Primary School. The final was exhilarating with Oscar and Caia both winning their games and John narrowly missing out by 1 point, this left the responsibility to Ruby.
In her final game Ruby showed a true Growth Mindset as she came back from 14 – 9 points behind to level the game at 16 -16 points each. The game was won by Ruby in a nerve-wracking last rally, which lasted 2 minutes! This resulted in Great Missenden winning the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes School games Tennis event, a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations to all those involved it was a truly amazing day.
Yr 3/4 competed in a Tennis festival on Wednesday. They played against 7 other schools and won every game. The children represented their school perfectly, winning graciously and even making some friends along the way. Well done team. Future Wimbledon champions I believe... Check out the pictures here