Sainsbury’s School Games—Bronze Award:

Sainsburys School Games Sainsburys Bronze Award

We are pleased to announce that we have just received our Bronze Kitemark Award from the Sainsbury's School Games. The mark rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition. We have worked hard in order to achieve this reward and below is a summary of some of what we have done over the last year:

Level 1 Competitions (Intra-School Competition): Within school, we offer opportunities for children to compete within and across year groups. Examples of this are our annual competitive and fun sports days. Children also have opportunities to compete against each other within their weekly PE lessons. For example, upper school children have just spent the first half of the Autumn term practicing their hockey skills and we have just started our upper school hockey tournament.

Level 2 Competitions (Inter-School Competition): These are competitions against other schools in the Fareham area. Previous newsletters have documented our participation in the recent Tag Rugby and Cross Country competitions that have taken place. We will be competing in more of these competitions after Christmas. This year, we have also signed up for a 'High Fives' netball league and a Football Cup competition.

Level 3 Competitions: Schools who are successful at the level 2 games go on to represent Fareham at the Hampshire School Games that are held at the end of the academic year in Aldershot. Last year, we were fortunate enough to reach the Hampshire School Games with our upper school basketball team.

We now have our sights set on the Silver Award and have already started to put things in place to make sure that we are in a position to apply for this at the end of the 2015/16 academic year.


Football Cup: Following on from their victory against Red Barn Primary School, the Upper School football team took part in the next round of the local Football Cup. This was an exciting away game where the team once again demonstrated great character and determination. Although they did not win on this occasion, the team should feel incredibly proud of another superb performance.

Football Cup 2

Football Cup: On Thursday 14th January 2016, eight Upper School children took part in a football cup match against Red Barn Primary School. The team were 1-0 up in the first ten minutes, which gave the team a real boost of confidence. We were behind by two goals towards the end of the match, but great teamwork and a positive attitude meant that we were able to equalise in the closing minutes of the game, with a fantastic result of 4-4. The children demonstrated great sportsmanship throughout the game and it was a real pleasure to watch them play. They really did do a superb job of representing the school! We are now looking forward to a re-match very soon and hope to qualify for the next round of games.

Football Cup 1

High Five Netball: After weeks of rearranging matches, Wallisdean Upper School Netball Team played their first competitive match on Tuesday 1st December 2015, against Locks Heath. The league we have entered is High Fives, which follows slightly different rules from regular 7-a-side games. Each quarter, every player has to take on a new position and quickly adapt their play. As such, the team were a little nervous at first but their confidence grew very quickly and they all thoroughly enjoyed the match. Although we lost, the girls made some superb passes and a fantastic goal was scored for the team. In total, we will play 7 league matches and we are already looking forward to our next match, which will take place in the New Year.


Cross Country: On Wednesday 21st October 2015, twelve Upper School children competed in a cross country competition at Boundary Oak School. Approximately 300 children competed in this event (across years 3 to 6) and the Wallisdean team did a fantastic job of representing our school. The course they ran was 2400m which demanded great determination; all the children should feel incredibly proud of themselves for the effort they put in to this event. There were definitely some achy legs the next day but fun was had by all.

Cross Country

Tag Rugby: On Wednesday 7th October 2015, ten Upper School children took part in a Tag Rugby competition as part of the Sainsbury's School Games initiative. The children worked well as a team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of taking part in a competition against other schools.

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