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On Sunday 20th May the ski race squad, Mrs Berkin, Miss Keats and myself travelled up to Leeds for the National Schools Indoor Open Championships.

We arrived in Leeds at 3pm all very excited and ready for our training session on the slope from 4pm-6pm. Getting ourselves prepared and carrying out lots of practice runs of the race course. After a very tiring 2 hours and long drive we enjoyed a very yummy super and then headed off to bed.

Race day.

The children got themselves suited and booted and onto the slope for some pre-race training. At 10.30am the first race began.

All the children got to carry out 3 runs of the race course, with their fastest time putting them onto the results table. We also had 2 teams an A team and a B team.

A Team

Sophy Pearce

U12 Girls

2nd

22.30s

Alice Alder

U12 Girls

3rd

23.97s

Sophie Hartley-Wiley

U10 Girls

6th

24.79s

Daniel Jemeljanenko

U12 Boys

11th

21.07s

The A team was entered into the mixed team competition, coming in at 2nd Place.

B Team

Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio

U10 Boys

4th

22.87s

Isaac Okwuadigbo

U10 Boys

9th

26.27s

Kyle Dissanayake

U10 Boys

10th

27.77s

A very well done to all the children that took part in the race and an extra special well done to our children here at The Grove, who all came home with 1, if not 2 medals. Well done and I’m very proud of each and every one of you.The B team were entered into the U10’s Boys Team competition, also coming in at 2nd place.

I would just like to say a very big thank you to all the parents that made it up to Leeds and for all your support.

Miss Archer

Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:03

The Grove Colts Cricket vs Ashfold School

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The boys were in good spirits travelling to Ashfold, keen for their first cricket fixture of the term. Wilfred Clark was captaining the team and was called straight over where we lost the toss and Ashfold chose to bat first.

Ashfold got of to a good start with some fantastic fours to begin with, however the boys managed to get a wicket in the second over, a promising start. The boys continued to field well but bowled a few too many bowls wide, allowing Ashfold to increase their score by ten every over. Once the end of the eleventh over was reached by Ashfold they'd scored eighty six runs and only lost one wicket. A combination of wide bowls and some superb hits led to this early score.

The boys went into their innings with a high score to level. In the first over the boys were struggling to match the pace and skill of Ashfold's bowling loosing three wickets in quick succession. This was the trend that was set for the rest of the overs. The boys struggled to do more than stop the balls from Ashfold and all agreed that their bowling was superb.

The boys look forward to improving on this in their next fixture and are throwing themselves into training for it.

The Grove: 6/9
Ashfold School: 49/1

Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:59

The Grove U8 & U9 Rounders vs Swanbourne House

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Under 8's

A beautiful day for our fixture against Swanbourne and the girls were very excited for our second game of the season. The first innings was a mixture of some excellent fielding but with a number of silly errors batting. Oluwadabira battled with her hay fever as bowler but her determination was admirable and she played a key role with some consistent bowling and speed to the ball when retrieving. Special praise must go to Emily Pugsley who took a fantastic catch and looked to stump her post as well. Our batting in the first innings unfortunately lacked concentration and many players were stumped out because of poor decision making. This is something to work on going forwards to the next game. The second innings fared better and although our batting was disappointing, our fielding remained consistent with very few half rounders given away. The final score finished as a loss for The Grove 16 and a half to 11 and a half.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove: 11½
Swanbourne House: 16½
Players of the Match: Emily Pugsley & Oluwadabira Filani

IMG 3174This was the first game of the season against Beachborough and the girls started well in the first innings. The bowling switched between Chloe Cave and Maya Shah and both girls bowled well and were sensible to swop places when they started to lapse in concentration. The girls understanding of the game was good and they worked hard to stop half rounders being scored at second post. When batting the girls were a little slow to get going and we scored most of the rounders from the bowlers no-balls. Emily Ying-Clifton and Emily Garwood both scored full rounders with some excellent running and tactical judgement. We were ahead going into the second innings and once again the fielding was solid with only a few errors when making quick decisions. Amaya Saiz-Arthur performed very well in bat for the second innings scoring 2 excellent rounders off 2 balls and both Emily Ying-Clifton and Emily Garwood worked hard for another full rounder each. The final ball ended in a victory for The Grove. Well done girls. A great start.

Mrs. Hoppe

The Grove: 19½
Beachborough School: 16
Player of the Match: Amaya Saiz-Arthur & Esther Williams

Friday, 11 May 2018 13:05

The Grove U8 & U9 Rounders vs Ashfold School

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IMG 3025Under 8's

The first rounders fixture of the season for the Under 8 team and the girls were very excited and nervous. We had a little bit of time to practice before Ashfold arrived and to go over some of the many rules of the game. Unfortunately, we lost the coin toss and Ashfold chose to field first for the first innings so the girls had to settle quickly into the batting order. Ashfold fielded very well and because The Grove didn’t really make much contact with the ball in bat they found it really hard to score. We scored a few half rounders from mis-fields and no-balls so ended the first innings with 3 and a half rounders. Ashfold were very confident in batting alongside a lack of concentration from The Grove leading to a good score of 6 and a half rounders after the first innings. The Grove improved into the second innings and actually scored more than Ashfold but with the gap created after the first innings the score ended with a very close 8-7 defeat.
A good start to the season. Well done.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove: 7
Ashfold School: 8
Player of the Match: Oluwadabira Filani

IMG 3089Under 9's

The Under 9 Girls had their first Rounders Fixture of the season against Ashfold School at home. The girls were a little nervous as they had had very little practice of a full match due to the amount of rain we had in the previous weeks. They were also very excited also, as Rounders is an all around favourite with these girls. The girls started in the field, this was good as it got them used to the catching and they could see how good the other teams hitting was. There was some very accurate bowling from Alexa O'kane and some quick catching from Hannah Siddall on Backstop. It took a little while for the girls to get in their stride, but they soon were catching and making good decisions with the ball. Their batting was consistent, and the girls were very good at watching the ball, however, they did not take enough risks to take the half rounders we needed if we hit the ball. We relaxed more in the second innings, and we had some lovely accurate catching from Harini Sivavakesar on 4th to stop some rounders being scored. We were also more confident in our batting overall, with some better risk making from Hannah, who scored a rounder.
Altogether, the girls had a successful first match, and really enjoyed the afternoon.

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 4
Ashfold School: 8½
Player of the Match: Alexa O'Kane

Friday, 11 May 2018 13:05

The Grove U8 & U9 Cricket vs Ashfold School

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The Grove U8's

It was a hot and sunny afternoon as we made our way to the field for our first cricket match of the Summer season.

Due to the very wet weather we have experienced recently, practice has been boggy to say the least. However, we were all in good spirits and ready for the match. Toby Coles was the team captain for the game and went forward for the toss of the coin, or in this case, guess which hand the grass was in. Ashfold won and decided to put us into bat. With some outstanding batting from all the team we totalled 52 runs. Our turn to field and Toby led the bowling for the first over, followed by the rest of the team, with everybody rotating round all the positions on the field. With only eight in the team, Toby bowled for the second time and made a great catch off his third ball.

Everyone played extremely well and after a close ten-over game, Ashfold pipped us by 10 runs.

The Grove: 52
Ashfold School: 62
Man of the Match: Oliver Whittam

The Grove U9's

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The boys cricket season started well, with the boys in great spirits for their first fixture. The boys faced Ashfold School, for a home

fixture. The boys very kindly let Ashfold bat first. The boys started bowling well with some fantastic bowls. Particular mention needs to go to our cricket captain Advik and Gauthum, who bowled some terrific overs. The boys fielded well keeping Ashfold's score at 80 runs in total. 

The boys then had the opportunity to bat which they had been looking forward to with avid anticipation. The boys started well scoring a few fours and doing well of some of the wide bowls as well. Throughout the first few overs the boys were level pegging or slightly behind on the score in comparison to Ashfold. With two overs to go, the boys were trailing by five runs. Everyone's heart was in their mouths as the boys came to three runs behind with one over to go. In the final over a wide ball and a desperate run by Keith enabled the boys to level the score before the game ended. 

The final score was a tie with eighty runs scored by each team. The boys thanked Ashfold for a great match. Most of them then went straight to cricket club which was fantastic to see the level of enthusiasm the boys have for the sport. They cannot wait for their next match next week vs Quinton House.

The Grove: 80/0
Ashfold School 80/0
Man of the Match: Gautham Parthiban

On Monday 30th April some of the ski race team and myself arrived at school at 6:30am to go take part in The ISA National Open Indoor Ski Championships.

Once we arrived at Hemel snow centre the children got themselves suited and booted and onto the slope to warm themselves up, and to do a test run of the course.  At 10am the first race began.

All the children got to carry out 2 runs of the race course, with their fastest time putting them onto the results table.

Name Age ISA position Overall Position 1st race 2nd race
Sophie Hartley-Wiley U10 5th 10th 21.85 23.31
Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio U10 7th 11th 19.67 20.65
Sophy Pearce U12 2nd 13th 20.11 19.89
Daniel Jemeljanenko U12 6th 16th 17.55 19.66
Alice Alder U12 5th 17th 20.76 21.02
Kyle Dissanayake U10 19th 29th 24.24 24.39

 

I would just like to say a big thank you to the parents that made it, and for all your support. The children were great, well done to everyone that took part.

Miss Archer

Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:49

MISGA Gymnastics Competition, Stamford

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The children have been working very hard over the Easter Holidays for this competition, and we had a large number of children competing, many of them, this was their first competition.

On Saturday, we had the Under 9 Girls Novice Competition in the morning and the Under 9 Boys Novice Competition in the afternoon. In all competitions over the weekend, the children got to perform a Set Floor Routine and Two Vaults.

The Under 9 Girls were very prepared for the competition, and being in the first round, did not have to wait to long to compete. All the girls were composed and ready after the warm up. All girls performed well, and nerves did not show, both during the floor and the vault. And the hard work paid off, Alexa O'Kane received a medal for 6th Place and the Team received a Bronze Medal for 3rd Place!

The Under 9 Boys had an excellent competition also, especially as 4 of our boys were only 7 years old!! The boys were very nervous, but they held their nerves and performed to the best of their ability. They finished in 4th place overall.

On Sunday, the Under 7 Novice Girls were competing in the morning. For all of these girls, it was their first competition. Nerves were high, but the girls were also very excited and smiley and happy!! The children had done lots of practicing the routines in gymnastics sessions, and knew exactly what to do. Every single girl performed both their floor and vault without showing their nerves and they were very happy when they finished. Their hard work paid off also, Summer O'kane came home with a Bronze Medal in 3rd Place and the team won SILVER medal!!

In the afternoon, our more experienced Under 11 Girls were competing in the Novice Competition. The girls all knew what they were doing, and looked very professional and tight in their routines. Again, hard work and determination from the team payed off. The children all won a Silver Team Medal, and Eve Bailey placed 4th Place and Hana Iguchi 6th.

All of the children this weekend should be so proud of all their performances. They have all worked very hard for this competition and those that won medals really deserved them. We are also very proud of them. Well Done Boys and Girls!

Mrs Paris & Mrs Allsopp

Under 9 Novice Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Thea-Donya Kassaei 7.10 6.70 13.80 21
Chloe Chan 7.40 8.00 15.40 11
Emily Pugsley 7.00 6.10 13.10 24
Alice Alder 6.80 6.40 13.20 23
Oluwadabira Filani 8.10 7.90 16.00 7
Alexa O'Kane 8.40 8.10 16.50 6
Team Total 31.00 30.70  61.70 3

 

Under 9 Boys

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Daniel Nunez Montanola 6.40 5.90 12.30 25
Jacob Okwuadigbo 5.60 6.70 12.30 25
Arjun Chawla 6.00 7.10 13.10 22
Sathvik Bingi 6.30 7.60 13.90 19
Zayne Quinton 6.60 6.90 13.50 21
Gabriel Alvarez-Custodio 7.30 6.60 13.90 19
Team Total 26.60 28.30 54.90 4

 

Under 7 Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Tabitha Simpkins 7.20 6.00 13.20 24
Naserian Fakhi 6.50 5.80 12.30 33
Autumn Pim 8.00 6.45 14.45 8
Emily Foster 7.30 6.40 13.70 15
Summer O'Kane 8.70 7.00 15.70 3
Ruesha Kaur 7.10 6.20 13.30 21
Team Total 31.20 26.05  57.25 2

 

Under 11 Girls

Name Floor Vault Total Pos
Chloe Cave 8.95 8.00 16.95 9
Iman Komane 8.60 8.00 16.60 14
Sophie Hartley-Wiley 8.95 8.10 17.05 8
Sophy Pearce 8.85 7.90 16.75 11
Hana Iguchi 9.20 7.95 17.15 6
Eve Bailey 8.95 8.30 17.25 4
Team Total 36.05 32.40  68.45 2
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:29

The Grove U8 Netball vs Beachborough School

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Beachborough arrived at The Grove for the final fixture of the term and what a great game it turned out to be. With a lovely atmosphere between the two teams the game began. The first quarter started well for the girls and they straight away dominated the play with some lovely passes through the centre third to our attacking players. Schekinah Okosieme scored with her first attempt making the score 1-0 into the second quarter. The game became more competitive as Beachborough started to settle and put together some good passes. Despite some tight marking from The Grove, Beachborough scored with a super attempt a fair distance from the goal. The Grove responded and Emily Pugsley managed a second goal under pressure just before half-time. The third quarter was dominated by The Grove with the majority of possession in our attacking third. Schekinah Okosieme managed a third goal but we did have a number of chances that unfortunately we didn’t capitalise on. The final quarter was exciting and Beachborough fought back admirably. Ewa Adekanmbi and Oyindamola Omotosho worked extremely hard as Goal Keeper and Goal Defence intercepting and marking well preventing Beachborough from scoring. The final score finished at 3-2. What a great way to finish the season.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove: 3
S Okosieme (2), E Pugsley
Beachborough School: 2
Players of the Match: Ewa Adekanmbi, Ife Adekanmbi, Oluwadabira Filani

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:29

The Grove U8 Football vs Beachborough School

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The boys were in great spirits starting the match after their win last week against Bedford and Akeley. They battled well pushing the ball up to Beachbrough's end of the pitch repeatedly but being denied the goal due to some brilliant defending and keeping by the opposition. The boys continued trading shots till half time with no goals being scored by either team. 

The second half started well but an early mistake led to a goal being scored by Beachbrough. The boys determinedly fought back with so many near misses, before finally Toby Coles managed to level the score to one all. The boys continued to push the ball up to Beachbrough's goal but were denied again and again. A mistake in the last five minutes allowed Beachbrough to score the match winner. The boys played really well with Seth Okesola showing so much progression in his skills and gaining man of the match. 

Mr Thorne

 

The Grove: 1
T Coles
Beachborough School: 2
Man of the Match: Seth Okesola



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