Now the dust has settled on such an eventful year a huge well done to all of you for the way you’ve set about all the challenges we’ve faced – you have a lot to be proud of and have been a pleasure to teach throughout.
I have so many great memories of this year and I hope you do too. All the best for your final year; you’ve all shown you’re more than ready for the next step and we’re all looking forward to seeing you grow even further in year 6. Have a great summer !
England – Denmark?! The real action was taking place at Stratford Court yesterday as Goshawks represented us across 2 Gastrells teams at the Stroud Football Festival. Gastrells 1 ran out eventual winners, but not before a final game thriller against Gastrells 2 which was decided by a spotkick in the dying seconds! Congratulations to Corey, Mateo and Louis of Goshawks and all the other pupils for competing hard and representing us brilliantly throughout.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our play over last week, we really enjoyed being able to put on our first outside show. It was a true team effort; everything from set design, props lyrics, dialogue and acting was a collaboration. Congratulations to everyone in Goshawks for your great ideas, acting and a brilliant final set of performances.
11 pupils Goshawks enjoyed a great afternoon of mountain biking in classic British summertime conditions (!) on Friday. We took part in a team relays and a time trial competition on a technical course through open fields, a tree section and some challenging climbs and descents. No victory this time out but a huge well done to Ilan, Seren, Keesha, Isaac, Mackenzie, Jasper, Joey, Tadek, Freddy, Owen and Nathan who took on our opposition and the weather with a brilliant positive spirit.
Well done to all Goshawks (and a few Sparrowhawks) who took part in the handball festival on Wednesday; the event was run by Atlas sports and Handball UK with each team receiving some coaching followed by a round robin of games against other schools. It will have been the first experience of competitive handball for many and they competed hard in some closely fought contests under the sun!
We had a great morning on Friday orienteering on Rodborough Common – Goshawks covered a good few miles and had the chance to practise their compass skills which we’ve been learning in maths – and they were very good at it too. We hope to see you all up on a fell in the mist very soon!
Well done everyone who walked, pedalled or scooted in over the last 2 weeks. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast on Friday (thank you Salt Bakehouse!) followed by a great afternoon on 2 wheels. The weather threw up a few surprises but here are all the skids, slides and sweeping corners…
Thank you Goshawks for a great week and lots of hard work. It’s been great to have you all back in and an even better time of year to get started once again. Our wildlife area project is really taking shape now and continues to grow with everyone’s ideas and features. Don’t forget wellies and spare clothes all next week as there is more to do!