Congratulations to the five children who took part in the Welsh Rotary Gymnastic competition on Friday 17th March. Jenson won the floor competition. In the ribbon, ball and hoop competitions Yasmine came second to Heba in each of these. This also meant that Yasmine was awarded the silver medal overall and Heba the Gold medal, winniers trophy and title of Rotary Disability Welsh Gymnast for Primary Schools 2017.
Well done to all the children, and a big thank you to the parents who came to support.
Yet More Sporting Success
Our Year 5 and Year 6's went to the annual Rotary Gymnastic Competition on 3rd February and competed against other schools in the South Wales area. All had been practicing their routines over the previous few weeks and were ready for action. In the Rhythm Competition Heba came first in all three disciplines, hoop, ribbon and ball, narrowly beating Yasmine into second place. Both will now progress into the all Wales final on March 17th.
In the Apparatus section all were praised by the judges for their effort and control in all three disciplines, vault, bench and floor. However the judges decided that by the narrowest of margins, Jenson was bronze medalist, Jack silver medalist and Aaron Gold medalist and South Wales Champion. All three medalist will be able to join Heba and Yasmine in the All Wales final on March 17th.
On 16th February our Yr 3 and year 5 children together with Lauren and Ryan took part in Sport Cardiff multi sport competition and came back with another 11 medals between them. They had to compete in Tennis, badminton, throwing , jumping as well as racing in wheelchairs.
Well done to all who took part and adding to our list of sporting success.
On Monday 12th Dec., Year 5 and 6 went to Cardiff Town Center. We went to St John’s Church we saw Santa Claus and he told us a story about how he helped three poor girls by throwing money down a chimney. His coat was red but he also wears a blue coat in Russia and he also has a green one.
Then we went to the tabernacle where we did some bell ringing and played the Christmas carol Noel Noel. We then listened to a man playing the church organ using only his feet. Then he played more carols. It was really really good.
Finally it was time to watch the Nativity. There were people acting, a baby crying, and a ghost. Outside there was a camel and two real donkeys. Which we could stroke. Mrs Gadd took lots of pictures.
Written by Neve, Jenson and Aaron
Boccia Champions Again!
We took three teams of 3 players to the local Boccia Championships. There were many other teams there from several different schools. We also met some passed pupils who were playing for Whitchurch High school. Each team was given a colour and we had to play each team in a hectic session, we did not even have time to have our snacks! At the end we had to wait whilst the scores we counted. The results came through. The runners up were announced it was the yellow team (Llanishen Fach). Finally the winners were the Red team ( Llanishen Fach). This meant we went one better than last year where we were just the winners. Well done all those who went.
Sampling Different Sports
The first week back and we are already off on our trips.
The first one was the annual Wheelchair Sports Spectacular where the children could experience over 20 different sporting activities. We did not manage to try all of the sports on offer but the children did manage to play 10 of them :- hockey, curling, boccia, basketball, cricket, archery, javelin, judokwai ( we had to wear white jackets) and goalball( we all had to wear blindfolds). We all enjoyed playing these sports and sometimes we got quite competitiv. Our final activity were the bikes, trikes and go-karts. This was so much fun we did not want to get off.
Mr Bleach is hoping to organise regular trips to Cwm Cycling in the New Year.