Gotherington Primary School

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2017-18 Sporting Highlights

March 2018

Tag-Rugby Festival – Pupils from Year 5 and 6 attended a Tag-Rugby tournament at Newlands Rugby Club. The teams played brilliantly, and they even enjoyed some sunshine during the morning.


March 2018

Sports Relief – Pupils came to school in non-school uniform with a sporting theme in exchange for a donation towards the Sports Relief charity. Throughout the day pupils took part in sporting events, including an obstacle race and mile run. The Year 6 Sport Leaders organised many of the events so should feel really proud of what they have achieved.





March 2018

Feet First Dance Festival – Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Dance Festival. They impressed the audience with their contemporary dance routine which was set to music from the film ‘The Greatest Showman”

February 2018

The girls’ football team took part in a football tournament on the AstroTurf pitch at Kayte Lane. The team played very well in the cold conditions and came third overall.





February 2018

Paralympic Footballer – The pupils enjoyed a visit from Jack Rutter with Sports for Schools. All pupils took part in a circuit style exercise showing the importance keeping fit plays on keeping a healthy mind. Jack was then able to answer a wide range of questions from the children about this career and the way that he has overcome the challenges that he has faced.



February 2018

Fine Steps Gymnastics – 6 pupils from Year 3 took part in a gymnastics event at Rowen Gymnastics Club. The pupils were required to perform a set routine which they performed to judges. The pupils all performed very well and enjoyed the event.


January 2018

12 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a number of individual and team races to score points in a swimming gala at Tewkesbury School. Both teams did fantastically well with one of the Gotherington teams placing 2nd overall.


November 2017

The pupils took part in a number of exciting activities with a different focus each day as part of the ‘Health and Well-being’ week. This included ‘Be Active’ which stressed the importance of keeping fit and made full use of the new all-weather running track.



September 2017

Y3 enjoyed an afternoon at Cleeve School taking part in a dodge ball festival run by the school's Young Leaders. Well done to all the pupils who took part.



September 2017

To bring back that feeling of summer, Year 4 showed great team work with their Maypole Dancing.



Lego Club – Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 have benefitted from ‘Lego Club’. Some of the creations have been amazing to see.


EYFS Welly Walks – Throughout the year Reception have completed regular welly-walks. They have really enjoyed getting outside.


Highlights from 2016-17 - Success at the Prince of Wales Athletics 23rd June 2017

Competing against much bigger schools, our athletes did us proud! Special mentions to the Year 4 Boys' Relay team who won bronze; Olivia H from Year 6 for individual silver in the sprint & the Year 6 Girls' relay who won gold!!!

Olympic Torch Athletics 9th June 2016

Children from Year 4 & 5 participated in an athletics event at St Edward's Junior school. They showed great enthusiasm during each event. The Year 5 girls performed particularly well, winning a bronze medal in their relay!

QuadKids Event 18th May 2016

Children from Year 3 took part in a QuadKids competition. They had to do six different events including a sprint and a throw. They got quite wet due to the poor weather conditions but represented the school really well!

Rounders Festival 19th May 2016

The children played a selection of other small school teams. They showed great sportsmanship and came 2nd in their group event!

Archery Festival 20th May 2016

Children from Year 5 & 6 took part in an archery festival where they learnt lots of new skills and then played in a team competition.

Tag Rugby Newlands Park 19th April 2016

Children in Year 6 took part in a tag rugby festival with lots of other local schools. The teams played very well and showed excellent sportsmanship. Team A came 5th overall and Team B came 3rd overall, winning a bronze medal.