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Indoor athletics county champions

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U11 mixed netball County final

Kylah, Yazmin, Becky, Daisy, Ella, Harry, Tom and Kajeai 
 
This was our toughest competition by a long shot! Schools attended from all over Suffolk; we really weren’t sure  what competition we would face. 
We had a tough match against Dale Hall Primary conceding an early goal. However the true Britannia resolve, grit and determination shone through and we came away with a win of 3-2!
 
In all we played 8 games to get to the final against Westleigh Middle School. 
 
This match saw Kajeai and Yaz doing a sterling job in defence; Daisy was our centre for this match and Tom and Kylah were the shooters.  After a lot of play, back and forth up and down the court, Tom was able to shoot and scored the winning goal 1-0! 
 
We are thrilled to say that we came away undefeated and the County Champions!

 

Another win!

 

Well what an exciting journey we are on with our Netball A team.  We had the pleasure on taking 7 of our budding netballers to Copleston on Monday, to play in the Cup Final against Cedarwood.
 
We were sorry to hear that Eleanor had hurt herself at the weekend and therefore could not participate in the final.  This was a huge blow to all of us, as she has played in all of the cup matches only to find was unable to play on Monday. It was so good to see her on the side lines cheering our team on – true team spirit!  A big thank you goes to Harry, who took up the challenge and stepped into her shoes at a moments notice.
 
It was an exciting match, but the team held their nerve and we are pleased to say that we won comfortably 13-4! 
 
We now look forward to Tuesday when we get to play in the U11 Netball County Final! 
 

 

 

 

 

Champions!!

On Wednesday 15th June, 10 pupils from Britannia took part in the Ipswich Quadkids competition at Northgate Sports Centre, competing against 63 other local schools. The team looked very smart in their Tshirts kindly provided by Yourshirts.co.uk; each team had to represent a country and we were given the USA. During the competition, all 10 pupils had to run 600m, do a standing long jump, sprint 75m and throw a vortex howler as far as possible. We saw some excellent performances by all of our athletes and, when the results came in, we had finished first out of 64 teams – an amazing achievement! Harry finished as 2nd best boy overall and Yamzin scored the most points out of any girl in the competition! Well done to all involved, now we head to the county finals on the 8th July, looking to retain our title.  


 

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The netball team have made it to the Cup Final!

 

We are so pleased to let you all know that we have made it into the Cup Final!! 
 
This is to be played at Copleston on Monday 20th June – straight after school.  They are an absolutely awesome team and as yet, undefeated.  We will be playing against Cedarwood, which has been our closest game so far (we have come up against them in the league).

Come on team Britannia!  Come and support the girls - they are incredible.

 

Well what a season!

Well what a season we have had!  At the start of the season, we didn’t even know if we would be able to fit in all our matches, but we are pleased to say we did.  The girls have gone from strength to strength and it has been a delight to watch them grow in confidence, sportsmanship and as a team.  They really are an amazing team.
We started the league playing against St Helens.  We went into this game unsure of how we would perform but that was all very quickly diminished as we watched the score line grow further and further apart.  We had a convincing win 11 – 2.  From then on in have grown stronger with each match and are delighted that we were confirmed winners of the league at the beginning of May! 
Through all of this the girls have learnt how to win graciously – so much so, that they were asked, and were willing to coach an inexperienced team, as they played against them. We are so proud of the girls.  They never forget to shake their opponents hands and applaud them.  Also, they have just recently taken on choosing player of the match from the opponents team, and have pleasure in congratulating that player  (something they picked up from playing against Yr7 at Copleston). They show true Britannia spirit!
Well done to all the girls that helped get us there: Yazmin , Becky , Eleanor , Daisy , Demi , Keira , Ella , Kylah  and Eleanor (who played against Springfield).

Mrs Pope and Miss Campbell

Results:
Britannia
Tues 19th April
Broke Hall
21 – 1
Springfield
Wed 10th Feb
Britannia
0-19
St Helens
Tues 2nd February
Britannia
2-11
Britannia
Weds 2nd March
Cedarwood
8 – 3
Rushmere
Pulled out of the league
Britannia
 
Britannia
Tues 9th February
Sidegate
11 - 0
Gusford
Pulled out of the league
Britannia
 
 
Britannia
Thurs 14th April
Gorseland
19-0
Heath
Wed 27th April
Britannia
2-10
Britannia
Wed 3rd Feb
Castle Hill
20-0
Britannia
Thurs 21st April
Hillside
32 - 0
St Matthews
Pulled out of the league
Britannia
 
Clifford Rd
Tues 22nd  March
Britannia
1-27
Britannia
 
Whitehouse
20-0
 

Ipswich Champions

This morning, I had the privilege of taking our football team to the home of the Premiership champions, Leicester City. They had got to this point by being Ipswich champions, then Suffolk county champions, then being the best Primary School in the South East of England. Ultimately, they had reached the final 8 of 25,000 different primary schools in England. There were two groups of 4, with the top 2 progressing to the semi finals. Here’s how we got on:
 
Match 1: Drew 2-2 with the eventual national champions – a team from the Channel Islands. They scored the equaliser with literally the final touch of the game. Although we were disappointed about drawing the game with the final touch, they were a great team and it would have been an injustice if we’d won!
 
Match 2: Drew 0-0. This was against the team who would end up being national runners up as they lost in the final.
 
Match 3: A win in this game, against the weakest team, would have seen us progress to the semi finals but unfortunately we lost 1-0.

 

 
Although the boys were disappointed, it was a fair reflection of the quality of teams. I stayed to watch the final and the best two teams, who were both in our group, made it to the last match. I was also happy to see the best team win it. As ever,  the boys did us really proud, and although they looked very tired and sluggish after their week away at the Isle of Wight they still gave it their all.
 
If you see them, please pass on your congratulations. They’ve still got Wembley to look forward to which will hopefully be one of the greatest days of their lives!

Mr Williamson

Your school football team needs you!

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Copleston Pyramid High Five Netball Competition

Yesterday, we took two netball teams (A and B) to visit Copleston High School to play in the Level 1 Netball Competition against schools in our cluster. We went not knowing what to expect as there were boys in the teams too!!  They all played brilliantly. 
 
B team played brilliantly.  They had fun and learned a lot about how to play the game. It was a great experience for them and it has helped the gel as a team ready for next year (year 6).  We were proud to watch them play and cheer them on.  They showed true Britannia spirit as although they didn’t win their games they persevered wonderfully.  
 
During the first game against St Mary’s our boys learned the rules of netball: where they can and can’t go on the court; not to be closer than a meter from their opponent; not to move your feet once you’ve caught the ball and no contact!  Saying all of that we won 4-1.  The second game we improved no end and won convincingly against Clifford Road A 11-0. It was then into the final game against a worthy opponent Broke Hall A. Despite being this far into the competition, we were fortunate enough that our training and commitment shone through and our team won, without a sweat, 13-1!  Again Team A didn’t let this go to their heads and again showed true Britannia spirit by making sure they shook everyone’s hand of the opposing team that they had played.  It was truly a proud moment to see this as they did this off their own backs!
 
This all means that we have another trophy to display in our trophy cabinet and we are now into the level 2 round.  If we win this we will be through County level.
 
If you see any of the team A or B, please pass on your congratulations – they really did represent our school in a good light.
 
A Team: Becky, Yaz , Eleanore, Daisy, Kylah , Harry, Tyler and Kajeai.
B Team: Nicole , Elise , Bronwen, Eve, Amiee, Elle, Genevieve and Tyler.

 

Mrs Pope

Football Champions

 

Today, the football team visited Thamesmead to play in the South Eastern regional finals. They reached this stage, as we had won the Ipswich competition and had also been crowned as Suffolk county champions. In effect, we were now playing against the best primary schools in the South East of the country, playing against county champions from Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey, Kent, Norfolk, Inner London and Sussex.

 

After some very gritty performances, we managed to win the competition beating the Cambridgeshire county champions in the final! This now means that we go on to meet teams from the South West region, the midlands region and the north. With two teams going from each region there will be 8 teams there in total. So, in effect, our boys are in the top 8 Primary schools in England when it comes to football!

 

Although it’s not been 100% confirmed, the National finals are likely to take place on Sunday 22nd May on the main pitch at Leicester City’s ground, the King Power stadium.

 

I genuinely believe that we’ll never see this level of success again, so please pass on your congratulations to our 9 young superstars!

 

Mr Williamson

 

Highlights of Kids Cup Win at Reading FC

Highlights from Kinder +Sport Football League Kids Cup hosted by Reading FC Community Trust. This is the tournament we won to get the chance to go to Wembley. Well worth a watch.

Whatever will be will be, we’re going to Wembley…Que sera, sera!!!

Yesterday, 9 young men from Year 5 and 6, along with Mr Rooke, Mr Topple, myself and many family members set off at 6am in the morning to go and play a football competition in Reading. We had recently won a competition which had taken place at Portman Road, and this meant that we then went on to represent ITFC in the Southern championship finals. The opposition were very strong and we now found ourselves up against the best Primary schools from places such as Cardiff, Fulham, QPR, Brentford, Birmingham, Wolves, Bristol City etc. After scraping through our group, in which we finished second on goal difference, we then played Fulham in the semi-final. They had won their group, but we played very well and were the slightly the better team. It was 0-0 at full time and 0-0 after extra time, so it went to penalties. We scored all our 3 and Jamie then saved their third to take us through. We then faced MK Dons in the final. Again, I’d say we just slightly edged it apart from the last two minutes when it was backs against the wall! We managed to win the game 1-0 with Elliot  scoring the winner. The boys now get the chance to play at Wembley on May 28th before the Championship play off final against the winners of the northern section.

 

As I said to Mr Hart & Mr Booth, seeing the dreams of 9 fantastic young people LITERALLY come true before my eyes, was probably the greatest moment of my teaching career. It’s way beyond the wildest dreams of many, many young children to play at Wembley and it’s also a dream that many professional footballers don’t get the chance to fulfil. Now, on 28th May, 9 boys from our great school will represent us and live their dream. Yet, what makes this so, so much more heart warming is that the 9 boys who I’ve been lucky to work with this year are an absolute delight in every way. Footballers are sometimes rightly labelled as arrogant and unsportsmanlike…our 9 are the complete opposite. They play the game in the right way, respect officials, support one another and congratulate the opposition. The show resilience and desire and always make sure they play fairly. In one of our group games, we beat Wolves 2-0 and their boys refused to shake our hands as they had lost. In the return fixture, Wolves beat us 1-0 and our boys showed no animosity despite what had gone before and ensured that every one of their team was congratulated on ther victory. In another game, we got deservedly beaten 3-0 by a team who in this game completely outplayed us and were very worthy of victory. I purposely watched our response, and to a man, ALL our players went over to them, shook their hands and congratlulated them on their victory. If our team had acted in any other way than this, my joy and pride would have been a hundredth of what it is now. They really are a credit to our school.

 

Other stories made me even happier on our return. Harry , who’s on crutches at the moment, came to support his colleagues every step of their way. Even though he knew he wasn’t taking part, he joined us at 5:45am (well done Harry's Mum!), put his Britannia top on and hobbled around in pain all day to make sure that he was part of it. This solidarity epitomises many of our children. Mr Birch also told me that when he told 6B about the victory, that his children went ballistic and that Yazmin ran around the room punching the air as if she were there. They were so proud of their peers. And Mr Booth said that his class were exactly the same…although one child did say, ‘What’s Wembley?!?’.

 

So when you’re up till 11 o’clock at night marking writing, preparing Parents’ Evening or planning the next day’s lessons, think about our amazing and talented children and what many, many of them stand for. We do make a difference, and at times, like yesterday, you do occasionally get to see lifelong dreams come true. I’m sure that you’ll join me in congratulating these 9 fantastic young men and I’m sure you’ll be proud of the efforts of the children, the way they conduct themselves, the way they show great sportsmanship and their passion, inspiration and determination that shines through when they wear the Britannia colours. I certainly am.

Mr Williamson

 

 

 

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