Morfa Bay June 2015
For the first time this year we took pupils from Year 5 and 6 to Morfa Bay. An Adventurous Activities weekend. We left school on the Friday morning and arrived at Morfa Bay at dinner time. The children were quickly organised into their dormitories and then attended a Welcome Meeting to explain what the weekend entailed. After the meeting it was apparent that the children were going to be extremely busy for three days experiencing activities that they have never attempted before. The activities they were going to try were archery, bike racing, zip wire, assault course, body boarding, caving, orienteering, climbing high ropes, climbing wall and woodland scramble walking and an evening at the beach, and of course a disco.
The staff at the centre were very experienced and encourage everybody to go that little bit further. The weekend was a great success and the staff who accompanied the children all expressed how well the children behaved and what they all personally achieved.
On the Monday after the children had packed away and cleaned their rooms we attended our goodbye meeting and given some awards. The top archer for the week-end was Joe Burton the banana man was Peppino Kemble and banana girl was Mary Atunes, These children were selected for their contribution to all the activities and to other children in the groups.
We will hopefully be returning next year so start saving !!!!!!!!! An fantastic experince for the children.
A few pictures to show you all what a selection of activities and very happy faces.
Tuesday 3rd June. Key Stage 2 Sports Day
Another exciting morning of athletics arranged at NIACC, Cyncoed for the Key Stage 2 Sports Day. The pupils had the opportunity to compete in 6 different events; high jump, long jump, javelin, sprint, obstacle and 200 metres. The facilities at the centre are outstanding. The pupils were able to compete in activities that are not possible at school due to our limited facilities. All children had a good go at all activities and benefited from this experience. The day concluded with a whole school shuttle relay event in which all children participated and thoroughly enjoyed.
The team for the National Catholic Sports Athletics Championships which will take place on Saturday, 20th June, was selected from the fastest children in the sprint races. Well done to those children who have been selected to represent the school.
Monday 1st June
We started the Summer term with our Foundation Sports Day at NIAC, Cyncoed. All the pupils fully participated and wore their representative house colours. The children were all extremely excited when they arrived and saw the outstanding facilities which they would be using. The children had the opportunity to compete in 6 activities; high jump, long jump, javelin, sprint, obstacle race and throwing bean bags at a target. The final event was a shuttle relay race in which all children participated to the best of their abilities.
The activities were undertaken with a balance of fun and enjoyment whilst those children who have a real competitive streak had the opportunity to excel ! All children tried their best. Who knows, this opportunity may produce a future star pupil in athletics for St. Joseph's School..........or even a future Olympiad ! Well done to all concerned.