Archive | PE & Sports

Parkham Mini Marathon

Today all the pupils braved the cold and the wind as they took on the mini marathon challenge. Before Easter, all the classes practised running 12 laps of the playground culminating in today’s challenge to run 2.6 miles, a tenth of a marathon. Everyone showed superb determination and challenged themselves to go as far as […]

Buckland Brewer Mini Marathon

Today, we took part in the London mini marathon. Before Easter all the classes had been improving their fitness trying to run 12 laps a day of the playground which is equivalent to 2.6 miles a week, the equivalent of a mini marathon (a tenth of the distance of a full marathon).  The children were […]

Woolsery Mini marathon

Today, we just about managed to dodge the wind and rain to take part in the London mini marathon. Before Easter all the classes were improving their fitness trying to run 12 laps a day which is equivalent to 2.6 miles a week, the equivalent of a mini marathon (a tenth of the distance of […]

Virtual Gymnastics County finalists

A huge well done to all our gymnasts who took part in the county final today. The judges stated the standard was extremely high. Ben, Raife, Ada, Connie, Lyla, Scarlett, Evie and Seren qualified for the final and represented the Village Schools Partnership. You all performed brilliantly and we are really proud of you all. […]


A huge well done to all the year 5s and 6s who took part and completed the Bikeability course over the last couple of days. Starting on the playground demonstrating your skills before progressing onto the roads to learn about how to ride on the roads safely using the correct hand signals and where to […]

More football ⚽️, more rain ☔️

Well done to all the players after school tonight in the rain. The first match saw Woolsery boys win against Village Schools boys in a hotly contested game. Congratulations to Woolsery who won 7-0 with 5 goals from Cobain and one from Jamie and one from Aaron. The scoreline doesn’t reflect how close it was, […]

Gymnastics in a different hall with different equipment

On Tuesday afternoon, we went over to Parkham and used Allardice Hall for a final gymnastics lesson of the topic. Using the skills learnt in out floor work, we transferred these skills onto wall bars and challenged ourselves to try new things. We thought about the 5 gymnastic shapes and tried to use them on […]

Football ⚽️ away to Hartland

After school, the Village Schools sent two teams to play at Hartland, a year 3/4 and a year 5/6. Sadly, we lost both games, but we had many players playing and representing the school for the first time and gained good experience ready for their next match. There were heroic saves from goalkeepers Kobe, Charlie, […]

Football vs Hartland in the pouring rain ☔️

Yesterday after school, we played two football matches against Hartland in the pouring rain. In the first match, the boys gave a fantastic team performance, all playing really well and working hard for each other. With two goals from Cobain, one from Aaron and another from Alfie, Woolsery ended up winning 4-2.   In the […]

Mr Davies’ challenge and passing skills

Yesterday, Ashmansworthy dodged the rain and went into the hall working together to try and run as teams to achieve the equivalent of twenty laps of the playground (Mr Davies’ marathon challenge). Well done to all of you showing incredible determination along with super support for one another. Following the challenge we practised our passing […]

Multisports at Atlantic Academy

Today, all the children from the Village Schools Partnership in years 4, 5 and 6 came together for a Multisports event at Atlantic Academy.  We were split into year groups working alongside children from the other schools, taking part in a range of fun activities.  These included tennis, basketball, cricket, agility, dodgeball, hockey and tag. […]

Sports Festival at Atlantic Academy

Goldworthy Class went to Atlantic Academy this morning to take part in Sports Festival ran by the youth sport leaders there. We thank them and Mr Davies for organising this great event. Everyone enjoyed it and we loved meeting up with the children from the other schools.

Year 3/4 ARC tennis 🎾 competition

Well done to all our players at the ARC tennis competition today. Mrs Barnes took 12 players from our schools (4 from each) to enter 3 teams in the tournament. There was some excellent play by all of you and super sportsmanship demonstrated too. A huge thank you to ARC for organising the fantastic event.

Girls Year 5/6 football tournament

This morning, we took two teams to the Year 5/6 football tournament hosted by Kingsley. There were seven teams playing in a league with the top two qualifying for the North Devon Final. It was a wonderful event and all the girls played some excellent football, showing great togetherness and wonderful skill. The Village Schools […]

Archery Club Buckland Brewer

We had two more archers join this week to test out and improve their archery skills. Well done to all of you. You will be ready for the upcoming family group archery competition when it starts. There are more places available for any pupils who want to join us Tuesday mornings at the village hall, […]

Archery Club

Another fantastic turn out for morning archery club. Well done to the girls group who won for the second week running. All good practice for the upcoming family group archery competition.

Lunchtime Fitness Club

Despite the cold yesterday lunchtime, we had a good turnout for some children and staff who wanted to improve their fitness. They were tasked with a range of exercises including press ups, squat thrusts, shuttle run, step ups, star jumps and tricep dips. Well done for all you hard work. See you next week.

Football ⚽️ friendly

After school, the VSP had two friendly matches against St Helens. The first saw Woolsery year 6 boys narrowly losing a close game 5-3 after a great performance.  Well done to all the players who showed excellent team spirit, determination and amazing skill including two goals from Cobain and one from Alfie. In the second […]

Real Gym

In Foxdown this week, we have been developing our physical skills and learning how to take off and land with control and thinking about our body position during flight.

Sports hall Athletics

Well done to our year 6 athletes who competed in the Sports Hall athletics at Kingsley School. They demonstrated excellent determination, teamwork and support for each other and their competitors throughout the morning. All 12 children showed great athletic ability in the long jump, vertical jump, chest push, speed bounce and relay runs and performed […]

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