Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:28

The Grove U9 Cricket vs Maidwell Hall

The boys started of today fielding and bowling. During the first overs the boys bowled well with some good stops but very minimal scoring as a result of some excellent scoring. Towards the sixth over Maidwell hit repeated 4s over and over and successfully brought their tally up to 281 runs. The boys had tried really hard fielding and bowling. The boys were optimistic going into the batting. Some excellent shots were played against Maidwell's superb bowls to the boys. The boys managed to get a few runs throughout however they were beaten by some superb fielding with the final score being 204 to the boys. The boys were disapointed but showed some great spirit in congratulating the opposition on their superb cricket.

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 204/3
Maidwell Hall: 281/1
Man of the Match: Ethan Ireland

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:28

ISA National Athletics, Alexandra Stadium

It was just before 9.00am when we set off for the ISA National Athletics Finals at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Having qualified in the regional event at Bedford in May, Keith Adeleye, Esther Williams and Chloe Cave had already proved their worth to make these finals. All three were excited and ready to compete against children from the best independent schools in the country. After a couple of hours drive we arrived at the stadium and made our way to the London North area in the main grandstand. We made ourselves known to the area co-ordinator, picked up our race vests and settled down to watch some of the other events as we had a fair bit of time before our races started. It was all very professional, and they had everything there - AAA officials, electronic timing, a phone app for the results and an Olympic finalist/Commonwealth Games medallist (Martyn Bernard) and World Indoor Bronze medallist (Jo Marsh) handing out the medals. The events started with a bang – literally! The gun went off to start the first track event and we all jumped out of our skin as it was so loud. After watching some amazing performances, it was time for Chloe to do her best, and that’s exactly what she did finishing seventh. Keith was next on the track with the explosive 60m sprint. Unfortunately, a bash/collision with the boy in the lane next to him meant he was put off his stride, but that didn’t stop him and with only half a second covering first to last place it was a very close race with Keith finishing in fourth place. Esther was up next in the slightly longer 80m sprint. Another extremely fast race saw Esther finish less than a second off of the pace in seventh place. To reach these finals is an achievement in itself and all three did London North and The Grove proud. Well done to you all!

Mr Bay

Year 4 Boys 60m Sprint
Keith Adeleye – 4th Place (9.58s)

Year 6 Girls 80m Sprint
Esther Williams – 7th Place (12.68s)

Year 6 Girls High Jump
Chloe Cave  – 7th Place (1.10m)

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:23

The Grove Gymnastics Festival 2018

On Wednesday 13th June, all of the Gymnastics Club had a very exciting day showcasing all their hard work from over the past year. Since April, all our club gymnasts have been focusing on the Grove Independent School Awards Scheme. This scheme has challenged our children to attempt new skills and perfect already learned skills to perform and gain an award depending on their level. All children worked really hard in their sessions and also during the two assessment weeks we had before the actual event. Considering the amount of time the gymnasts had to practice, especially our two lunchtime clubs who only get half an hour a week to perfect routines. The gymnasts were ready for their showcase of their gymnastics routines and parents were very proud of what their children had achieved. Overall, the gymnasts all performed to the best of their abilities, and were very proud of their achievements. Well Done

Mrs Paris

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The girls were on high spirits at the start of their home match against Akeley Wood. We could see right from the start, the girls were well practiced and had some tactical advantage. We had some great hits from Esther, Iman and Emily, and the girls took risks and put the Akeley Wood players under pressure. We were winning 9 ½ to 7 ½ in the first innings. During the second innings, we were confident and consistent and I could tell they were really enjoying the match, as were the Akeley Girls. It was a lovely friendly match which all the girls enjoyed. Well Done!

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 8
Akeley Wood School: 6

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:22

U9 Girls Rounders vs Beachborough School

The Under 9 Girls were looking forward to their final fixture of the Rounders Season against Beachborough. They were very nervous as they knew the Beachborough team was very strong, however, they were looking forward to the challenge. It took a little while for the girls to get into their strides, and in the first innings 4 girls were out. Beachborough had a well trained backstop to 1st post throw, so the girls had to be really quck. However, when it came to us fielding, Beachborough also had some poor hits, so we managed to get into our stride, until Beachborough warmed up a little more. In the first innings we were losing 8 ½ - 2 ½. We were still in high spirits though and now we knew who the big hitters were and Beachboroughs tactics we were ready for the second innings. Hannah and Chibugom both had good hits and we took risks which worked to our advantage. Chibugom managed to score 2 ½ rounders herself in the second innings! We also fielded better. The girls should be proud of their performance.

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 7½
Beachborough School: 17½

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The first innings saw the girls taking some good risks in the batting. Emily, Oyin and Regan all scored rounders. It was an excellent start to the match. We had a little less confidence in the fielding and we struggled to get some accuracy in our throws, however, we picked it up in the second half of the innings and communicated better. The first innings it was a draw 7-7. Our batting in the second innings was much better, and we were gaining so much confidence. A few hit the ball well, but the fielding was too good and we only managed to score half rounders in the second innings. On the other hand, our fielding was much better too and we only allowed one Beachborough girl score a rounder. The second innings was 4-3 to Beachborough. Well Done Girls for a good match.

Mrs Paris

The Grove: 10
Beachborough School: 11

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Yet another nice day as we headed off for our third fixture of the season at Beachborough school. We made our way to the field with high hopes following a good practice session the week before, despite being one man down and Toby Cole with and injured hand. Patrick was the team captain for the game, Beachborough won the toss and decided to bat first. Gabrial Alvarez-Custodio got us off to a good start bowling the first over of the ten over match. Following some good bowling from the whole team Beachborough managed to score 80 runs. We took the field to bat knowing we had to score big, unfortunately that left us open and we gave away three wickets therefore loosing us fifteen runs. We all batted well especially Seth Okesola, but after our ten overs we notched up 53 runs.

Mr Bay

The Grove: 52
Beachborough School: 80
Man of the Match: Seth Okesola

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Under 8's

It was our second match of the season and another very hot day.

We made our way to the field with high hopes following a good practice session the week before despite being one man down and Toby Cole with an injured hand. Kyle Dissanayake was the team captain for the game, Swanbourne won the toss and decided to bat first. We all bowled well but from the start it was obvious we were up against a very good opposition. Despite our best efforts with some excellent fielding by everyone Swanbourne finished up with an amazing 103 runs. So we went into bat knowing it was going to be a tall order to match Swanbourne’s total but we gave it our best shot but unfortunately for us their bowling was as good as their batting.  

Everyone gave it their best.

Mr Bay

The Grove: 42
Swanbourne House: 103
Man of the Match: Oliver Whittam

Under 9's

The boys were up against Swanbourne house school this week. After their tie against Ashfold they were really keen to win. They started as the batting team with our cricket captain Advik starting of facing some excellent bowls. The pairs worked together and only lost one wicket within their ten overs. The score for the boys stood at a respectable fifty two runs at the end of their overs.

They then moved onto fielding where there were some superb near misses on catching and a close miss to get the Swanbourne's wicket. Arnav and Gauthum did some superb fielding get the ball back to the bowler so fast to stop the other team from scoring any runs. A few wide balls and a couple of amazing fours from Swambourne just edged them ahead to fifty five runs.

The boys were understandably a bit disapointed to have only just lost but are determined to improve on this next term.

Mr Thorne

The Grove: 52/1
Swanbourne House: 55/0
Man of the Match: Gautham Parthiban

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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

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Quite a contrast to the last fixture, as it was cold and windy and not a particularly nice afternoon for a rounders fixture. Despite the challenging weather, the girls were excited for the game and after a quick warm-up the first innings began. Eve Bailey had a solid performance as bowler and after a few no-balls started to show some consistency in delivery. Fielding took a little more time to settle and we made a few mistakes under pressure. Our batting in both innings was a little disappointing and this is something we need to work on in lessons. Few balls were hit and the girls seemed hesitant to swing at the ball. Nevertheless, after the first innings there was not much between the 2 teams so the 2nd innings was all to play for. Unfortunately, our fielding was not as tight and we allowed Winchester House to score on our mistakes and this allowed them to secure a solid lead. Our batting did not improve and we then relied on some half rounders from no-balls and some mis-fields which was not enough. The final score was a loss for The Grove 12 and a half to 5 and a half.

Mrs Hoppe

The Grove: 
Winchester House School: 12½
Player if the Match: Sophy Pearce & Iraa Kulkarni

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