Sports news

The school’s latest (fourth) cross country fixture was held in the stunning grounds of Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall. The course for this event was one lap of the huge, undulating grounds, taking in some challenging features with woods and tracks to cross.

Again, the weather was kind and the sun shone down. The children were eager to blow away the cobwebs from the Christmas holidays. We are lucky our sports kit is red, so the parents and staff spectating can spot our team race around the field in pursuit of the high school student ‘hare’. The girls raced first, to great success. The first four runners for each team count, with their position converting to points. The least points, the better.

After a slight blip at the start with a few teams jumping the gun, the boys’ team followed. Most of the children in the Cringleford team have competed in several of the fixtures now and so are keen to see if they can beat their previous personal best. A great mix of individual achievement and team effort.

The scores came through later in the day, the girls came 4th and the boys 1st, two fixtures to go!

Norwich School Sports Partnership Dance show

We are very lucky that in our partnership we get opportunities such as the dance show. This year the 28 Y6 children who were selected to take part in the dance show finally got a chance to perform. The children were originally selected when they were in Y4 but lockdowns and Covid got in the way. Finally February 9th 2022 came around. Sadly this time Mrs Easter was forced to miss the performance.

The show was held at The Halls in Norwich city centre and after a quick stage run through the children performed their dance to their parents and other spectators. The children had a long wait while all the stage checks were put in place and spent the time getting their hair and makeup done by students from City College. At 4pm the show started and when their turn came they took to the stage for their first performance. The moves, choreographed by Lisa from the Norwich SSP were tricky to learn and the children had to learn to listen carefully to the music.

We had lots of fun backstage and even had our tea from the local chip shop. By the time the 7pm show came round we had a few tired children but they picked themselves up and performed brilliantly. Thank you to all the parents who bought tickets to support the show.

Cross Country League

The final cross country of the season was held in Old Catton Park. The boys went into the event in a very strong position and the girls had to run their best to get into the top 3 teams. The girls started and the race was one lap of the park. It seemed a long way in the distance as the spectators watched them attack the course. They had a great run on a tough undulating track. The boys followed and again had a great run. After the event we waited for the results of the six fixtures that had started back in October. The girls came a very close 4th place. The individual results were given first: Isaac (Y6) had secured 3rd place in the individual event. Well done to him and great achievement. The boys team were 1st and actually achieved the maximum possible number of points over the season. A fantastic performance over all 6 events. Thanks to all the parents who helped with transport.