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We had a fun filled Wednesday morning this week as we welcomed GB Paralympian, Dan James, to our school. Dan is the goal keeper for the GB blind football team, competing around the world including the London 2012 Paralympic games.
He helped to inspire and motivate a physical fitness session participated by all children and staff. Four separate exercises to be continually endured for a minute was the challenge set out. (Believe me, it was harder than it sounds.)
Despite the dripping sweat, the burning muscles and gasping for air, with the encouragement of the whole school, everybody completed the challenge which was a monumental effort by all.
Once recovered, we learnt about Dan James’ journey to his success’s and learned what it takes to achieve your dreams and ambitions. We were even lucky enough to see one of Dan James World Silver Medals.
This event was part of our sports for school program, designed to inspire young people to get active and learn the importance of working hard to achieve your goals in all aspects of life.
Through the children’s hard work, we are able to raise money for sports equipment for our school to continue on our journey to achieve sporting excellence.
We now kindly ask that all sponsorship money is to be collected and brought into the school by Wednesday 8th February. Have a look on the sponsorship forms at the great prizes that can be earned through raising funds.
I thank you in advance for all the support for this fantastic sporting opportunity. I hope that every body had as much fun as I did
Despite the appalling weather conditions, Bishops Nympton football team performed magnificently in this seasons SMCC Football tournament. A display of grit and determination alongside excellent footballing skills earned us a 3rd place finish out of 10 other local learning community teams.
Our opening encounter, with federated friends East Anstey, put us in good stead for the rest of the tournament with a 2 – 0 victory. This was backed up with another 2 – 0 win, this time against South Molton C of E school.
A fantastic game then ensued between ourselves and North Molton. Both sides having chances but North Molton just nicked the game away from us 1 – 0.
We bounced back with a 2 – 0 ( must win) victory over Brayford. We then endured a difficult wait, watching and hoping that other results went our way. To the clear delight of our travelling supporters it was revealed that we had made it into the knockout semi finals of the competition.
Our opponents, South Molton, had blown away their opposition in the group games and were clearly a very talented side. Our players dug deep and fought bravely, creating numerous chances. Unfortunately, South Molton were too strong and 2 first half goals sealed our fate. Despite a fantastic second half effort we could not reduce the deficit and lost the game to the overall tournament winners.
The third place play off saw us reunited with North Molton again. Determined not to be on the loosing end this time, our players really showed how to keep trying and never give up. It was a terrific game, goal line scrambles, hitting the wood work, counter attacks, end to end football worthy of a place on Match of the Day.
However neither side could edge ahead and a 0 – 0 draw was a very fair result earning both teams a joint 3rd place finish. Well done to all the players and our supporters who endured the weather but were rewarded with a fantastic result.