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Our year 3 / 4’s played the last game of a difficult inaugural football league campaign. We have had difficulties all season putting together a team, coupled with the impossibility of getting everyone in the same place for training.
However, I cannot fault the effort put in by those who represented the Exmoor Link Federation over the season and last night was no exception.
We visited North Molton in our newly acquired green premier league kit but took some time getting into our stride. 4 – 0 down at half time made it a difficult task to get back into the game.
But they fought brilliantly in the second half with a much improved performance bagging 3 goals. However, a strong North Molton side completed their victory 8 – 3.
Our players continue to improve with every game and always show a great desire and passion to play. Their season is still not over as we have a friendly at Dulverton and a cup competition to play in.
The winning momentum continued for our year 5 / 6’s, this time against Dulverton All Saints School. For our final footballing outing of the season we wore our newly acquired Green football kit.
The kit, donated by the premier league is now our official Exmoor Link Federation football kit. Made of lightweight, breathable material the players commented on it’s comfort.
And comfortable they were with yet another impressive and dominant display. A settled defensive unit kept another clean sheet, our midfield and forward players showed brilliant attacking flair with good link up play and a good eye for goal, all resulting in a 6 – 0 victory.
This group of players have improved tremendously this year. Individually very competent but our strengths lie within the strong togetherness of the team. The desire to succeed for each other is a joy to watch and has made coaching them a real pleasure.
Since coming back from half-term we have been continuing to learn about ‘Under the Sea’. The children have enjoyed learning about different types of sea creatures, what they eat and where different types of sea creatures live. The children have made textured fish and paper star fish which are on display around Pre-school. As some parents may have heard we have loved learning a new song called ‘Under the water, Under the sea’!
GTS Aquathon 2018
An exciting new sporting opportunity was grabbed with both hands by a select group of Exmoor Link Federation pupils. The aquathon (a biathalon) is a stand alone event organised by Torrington School sports science students.
This was an excellent opportunity to celebrate those pupils who demonstrate a high quality swimming and cross country running ability in a very difficult event.
Pupils were asked to swim a designated number of lengths in the swimming pool, throw their running gear on and set off, dripping wet, on a long distance run. All of which is against the clock, trying to determine the elite athletes amongst them.
Our 6 boys set off into the unkown across the Torrington Commons having already swam 8 lengths of the pool. This gruelling test of endurance did not hinder our courageous boys as they met the challenge head on and put in a stunning performance.
Number of runners: 73
Winning time: 8.59
Daniel Williams: 9.18 3rd Place
Morgan Curtler: 12.24 30th Place
Yi Lin: 13.40 49th Place
Charlotte thorn flew the Exmoor Link flag for the year 6 girls, She was thrown into a difficult swim with some clearly very talented other swimmers. She held her own and knew that it was the clock who she was really running against.
Number of runners: 60
Winning time: 9.16
Charlotte Thorn: 15.59 41st Place
6 lengths of the pool before out on to the commons for Harry Holland and Matilda Selley in year 5.
Year 5 boys Year 5 Girls
Number of runners: 76 69
Winning time: 7.58 8.01
Harry: 11.53 Matilda: 13.28
54th Place 45th Place
Our year 3’s had a long wait as they had endured the excitement of watching everyone else race. James thorn, Erin Williams, Coco Lin and Evie Thompson proudly made that wait well worth it as the determination they showed was clear to see. One length of the pool followed by a run was a frantic but energy sapping task but they dug in and performed brilliantly.
Year 3 boys Year 3 Girls
Number of runners: 70 70
Winning time: 2.12 2.15
James: 11.53 Erin: 2.40 10th Place
30th Place Evie.T:3.43 50th Place
Co co:3.53 52nd Place
We are so proud of you all.
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Our year 6’s enjoyed today’s visit to Barnstable rugby club were they took part in the Life Skills event. An event designed to give them the skills set and understanding of various topics which may become useful to them as they move forward towards secondary school.
The fire brigade were on hand to demonstrate the dangers of kitchen fires and the appropriate action to be taken, followed by a quiz to test the children’s fire in the home knowledge.
The Community police officers were on hand to discuss the dangers of alcohol and it’s effects it has on our bodies. We all had a go at walking home from the pub wearing the beer goggles!
The excitement was all too much for Liam who collapsed to the floor! Luckily the paramedics were there to teach everyone how to keep Liam safe and put him in the recovery position.
Well done to all of our year 6 Exmoor Link pupils who, as ever, listened well and showed great respect to all the services provided.
We embarked on a new sporting journey on Tuesday evening with our first foray into competitive rounders. A sport usually used as an in school game to promote physical exercise and team work but never before looked at as a competitive sport.
Our players quickly picked up the complicated scoring system in a team meeting and discussed how to utilise our individual players strengths before setting off to Dulverton for our first ever inter school rounders competition.
We proved dominant from the get go with a more organised approach to the game, coupled with individual prowess and the usual dose of Bishops Nympton determination we were able to win the game comfortably. 86 points to 50.