On Tuesday, 13 members of Year 6 took part in Sports Hall Athletics at Goole Academy. The competition was spilt into two areas: track events and field events. Each child took part in at least one track and one field event. Track events included: obstacle relay, over and under relay, 1 + 1 relay and 6 lap relay. Field events included: standing triple jump, vertical jump, chest push, javelin and speed bounce. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came 4th - narrowly missing out on 3rd place by 4 points. Well done to Kingsway School for winning the event and progressing to the next round.
Year 6 children each wrote and delivered a speech to the rest of their house team explaining why they thought they would make a good house captain. Each member of the house team then voted for the girl and boy they believed would represent and support them best. Well done to all the Year 6 children; it took great courage to deliver their speeches. Results will be announced shortly!
The wind and the rain subsided to enable all children in Key Stage 2 to enjoy the first intra-school competition of the academic year - cross country! This was the first chance the children had to mix in their new house teams. 4 races took place: 3/4 girls, 3/4 boys, 5/6 girls and 5/6 boys. A massive well done to all the children that took part and demonstrated fantastic stamina to complete the course as well as brilliant teamwork skills to encourage their house companions. The scores were added up to give each house a combined total; the winning house was AIRE who were presented with the intra-school cross country trophy.
This year, we took 29 children to Goole Cluster Inter-School Cross Country competition - a fantastic reflection of the children's enthusiasm and willingness to participate and compete. This meant that we had a 3/4 Girls A Team, a 3/4 Boys A & B Team, a 5/6 Girls A Team and a 5/6 Boys A, B & C team. The competition, which took place at Goole Academy, started with the 3/4 girls race. Lexi led the majority of the way round and won the race. The winning continued as Rio took on the 3/4 boys race and came out as the winner. Next up was the 5/6 girls race, in which Tenesha came third. Finally, it was the turn of the 5/6 boys. A fantastic team effort saw the boys take 3rd, 4th and 5th place and go through to the next round as the winning team. Well done to all the children that took part and completed the course and a big thank you to all the parents that came to support the event. All the staff went home bursting with pride and we hope the children did too!
The winners will progress to the East Riding Primary Cross Country Finals at Cottingham High School on Tuesday 24th October.
This week, it was the turn of the girls to take part in the 7-a-side football tournament at Goole Academy. 6 schools took part and the girls participated in 5 matches. The first game was against Kingsway and ended in a 0-0 draw. The next match was against Boothferry and although coming very close to scoring the game also finished 0-0. The third game, against Airmyn, also finished 0-0. Next up was Hook and despite their best defensive effort the team went down 1-0. The final game of the tournament also ended in a scoreless draw. Overall, the team finished 4th in the competition. The girls all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and represented the school well. Well done to everyone involved!
This week, our Year 5/6 boys football team kicked off our inter-school competition calendar with the 7-a-side tournament at Goole Academy. 8 teams took part and the boys competed in 7 games. They drew 0-0 in their first game against St Josephs and this score line was repeated in their second and third games against Kingsway and Hook. In their fourth game the team came out on top, winning 1-0. Dylan scored the winning goal. The next two matches also ended in 0-0 draws with the team putting in a fantastic defensive effort and the goal keeper making some brilliant saves. The team then suffered their only defeat of the tournament - losing 2-0 against Airmyn. Overall, the team finished 4th in the competition. Well done to all the children involved - a fantastic effort!
12 children from Years 5 and 6 from Marshlands travelled to Parkside Primary School to take part in their annual inter-school orienteering competition. The children worked in pairs to navigate their way around the field and buildings aiming to complete the course quickly and accurately. Well done to all the children that took part as they all completed the course! :) A special mention to Year 5 boys Terrell and Derry who completed the course correctly in just under 13 minutes; a fantastic achievement!
Children from Year 4 travelled to Goole Academy to take part in an Inter-School Benchball Competition. The team faced 4 other local schools that included Boothferry, Kingsway, Hook and Parkside. The squad played a total of 8 games that each lasted 5 minutes. They got off to a winning start with a 5-4 victory over Boothferry. The team finished the competition with 4 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw and finished in 3rd place, a fantastic achievement! The children demonstrated great communication skills and played their hearts out in every game! Well done Year 4!
Indoor Football Plate Winners!
A massive well done to our 5 a-side Boys Indoor Football Team who were undefeated as they won the Plate Indoor Football Competition at Goole Academy. The school have not won this competition for 6 years! The team were interviewed by the Goole Times following their victory!
Well done to Ouse House for winning our Intra School Cross Country competition!
Plate Netball Tournament
Our Netball team took part in the Plate Netball tournament after school at Goole High School. Four other schools attended so the team took part in 3 matches which lasted for 10 minutes each. Marshlands got off to a flying start with a 1-0 victory over Boothferry. Our next match was against Reedness in which we drew. Our final match was against Parkside Primary where unfortunately we lost 2-0. The team put 100% effort into every game and were supportive of each other throughout. Their efforts were rewarded as they came 2nd in the tournament! A massive well done!
If you are interested in joining the Netball team, the club takes place after school on a Monday and is run by Miss Buttle.
Well done to all the children that took part in the Cross Country competition. All the children completed the course in good time and many were competing for those top places! A special mention for Tenesha who came third in the Year 3/4 girls race and now qualifies to go through to next round at Beverly.
An Olympic Visitor!
Olympic swimmer James Kirton, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been to visit our school and told us about his sporting journey. The children took part in a sponsored fitness circuit to raise money for school equipment.