Athletics @ The Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford...
The school took a record breaking 32 pupils to our latest sporting event, on Monday 24th June, at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.
Headcorn gave a great performance against schools from the Weald of Kent that included; Sandhurst, Benenden, Colliers Green, Sissinghurst and Goudhurst.
Children participated in events on the track and in the field, trying their skills at long jump, javelin, hurdles and the 100 metre sprint. The races were very close between Headcorn and Goudhurst throughout the whole event.
When the final scores were announced Headcorn's two teams finished in 2nd and 3rd place overall. The winners of the whole event were Goudhurst.
Thank you to all the parents who stayed and supported the teams. Your cheering was definitely the loudest!
(More photographs can be viewed on our Twitter feed.)
We have enjoyed a fantastic Science week! We have had a Science teacher in from Cornwallis leading an interactive assembly on a variety of experimental tasks, bunnies and other small critters visiting classes, activities involving testing liquids for alkalis and acids with purple cabbages, explosive Alka Seltzers in film canisters and the grand finale of Rocket Day!
A big Thank You to you all for the many, many plastic bottles (which will now be suitably recycled,) to Ms Woodgate for organising the special events and for all the staff involved in creating activities and learning opportunities throughout this week.
It has been fun.
Kwik Cricket Festival @ Mote Ground, Maidstone.
Headcorn took part in a regional cricket festival on Monday 17th June hosted at the Mote Ground in Maidstone along with 12 other schools from the local area.
This year we were again able to take two teams to the event, which totalled 20 pupils from years 5&6. The children represented the school marvellously and played a lot of good cricket throughout the day.
When all the matches had been played both teams finished a very respectable 3rd in their respective groups, this unfortunately placed the teams just outside of the qualification zone for the semi-finals of the competition. The final was played between Brunswick House and Loose and was eventually won by Loose Primary School.
Well done to all those who took part and to all the parents who stayed and supported in the June sunshine. Below is a list of results for both teams that took part.
More photographs from today can be seen on our Twitter feed...
Swimming Pool 20th Anniversary...
This year, on Tuesday 11th June, saw our 20 year anniversary of the school pool being reopened.
20 years ago, 20 people linked to the school were sponsored to cycle to France to raise at least £1000 each (£20,000 in total) towards significant renovations to re-open the pool that had not been used in a long time.
The use of the pool to this day is their legacy and shows the impact that fundraising like this can mean not only for your child but for future generations.
Football Tournament @ Greenfields Community School...
Wow! What an amazing performance from our football team on Friday 14th June as they took part in a tournament organised and hosted by Greenfields Community School.
Headcorn were placed in Group B and played matches against West Borough, Park Way and Egerton. The team started against Egerton and played some excellent football eventually winning 3-0. They then beat Park Way 2-0 and finally drew 0-0 with West Borough to finish winners of Group B. During the group stages Headcorn played some scintillating football scoring some fantastic team crafted goals.
The quarter finals saw us play Hunton Primary School and although Headcorn dominated most of the match and took an early lead, Hunton scored a late equaliser to take the game to extra time. This led to a tense golden goal period whereby both teams came close to getting a winning goal.
With the end of extra team finishing without a goal the game went to penalties. Headcorn won convincingly with Theo in Yr. 5 saving three of the Hunton penalties to give the team a convincing 3-1 win and see them through to the semi-final.
Our semi-final was against the tournament hosts Greenfields. Again, Headcorn played a calm and efficient game brushing away the opposition with some incredibly skilful play and a brilliant hat-trick scored by James in Yr. 6.
This led us to the final where we faced West Borough again. By this time Headcorn had started to run out of steam and found the final hard going, eventually losing out 2-0. When everything was finished the team had finished as runners-up of the whole tournament which consisted of 18 schools from around the Maidstone area.
I am so proud of everyone who took part and represented our school so fantastically well! (Action from today can be seen on our Twitter feed.)
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM HEADCORN!!
Sports Day Arrangements...
Please make a note in your diaries: our Sports Day will be on Monday 15th July.
Our ‘rain off’ dates are Tuesday 16th or Monday 22nd July depending on the weather! This year we wish to enable events and races to be more tailored for the year groups and also more varied opportunities to be offered.
Therefore we will be holding the YR/KS1 sports events and races in the morning and KS2 sports events and races in the afternoon. As usual we are inviting our school families to join us in a whole school family picnic on the school field in between these sessions.
More information about this will follow nearer the time.