Sport

We were joined by Oblivion All Stars cheerleading squad who performed a workshop to the pupils.  The pupils then had a great time in trying out some moves.

Here are the children receiving their awards in the End of Year Sports Assembly.

We have been involved in lots of sport this year, please find attached a video!

The school took part in the annual District Athletic Competition (District Sports) against schools in Uttlesford.  Seventy-five pupils represented the pupils in a variety of events with fantastic personal achievements made by many.  The whole school finished as runners up to R. A. Butler.  

Great Dunmow Primary School entered two mixed year 3 and 4 teams into the Uttlesford district Key Steps Gymnastics competition, which was recently hosted at the school.  Both teams performed consistently well, showing poise and precision while executing their routines and vaults. They had to show flexibility, strength and balance as well as a range of different skills.  The two teams of gymnasts were thrilled to gain the top two places, gold and silver, in their age group, with the judge complimenting them on their outstanding performance.  The top placed team will now go on to represent Uttlesford in the Essex Summer Games, which is to be held at the Basildon Sporting Village, in June.

On Monday, our school competed in the USSP Swimming Gala finals at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre in Saffron Walden after coming in first place in the last round.  The competition standard was very high but we still managed to achieve an amazing 3rd place with our Year 5/6 team and 4th for the Year 3/4 team.  We are extremely proud of how well the children performed and represented us on the day.  A huge thank you to all of the adults who helped on the day and to all the parents and family members who came to support the children. 

The school netball team took part in a large netball tournament with 28 school participating.  The team played extremely well and demonstrated confidence and good team spirit.  They played several matches and improved with every match.  They should be very proud of themselves.  

On Wednesday we took two teams to a football tournament.  There were 5 teams in total.  Team A came second in the group stages and went on to the final which they won on penalties after a tense shoot out.  Team B came 3rd overall.  All the boys made a great effort and played excellently with a great team spirit. 

The school netball team took part in a high five netball competition against other local schools today, the team came 5th out of 12 teams. The team played extremely well against tough competition – well done!

Our boy’s football team celebrated last week when they brought home their first silverware of the season, when they won the Dunmow family cup.  This is a tournament involving all of the local schools and involved group games and a final.  The team won their group and qualified for the final where they ended up winning on penalties 2-1 to claim the cup.

Our super gymnasts put on a great show on Wednesday to the rest of the school and again on Wednesday night to parents as part of our Creative Arts Week. It was great to see so many children taking part in this event and how confident they were.  

Our team of gymnasts competed in the British Schools Gymnastics Association Floor and Vault competition Plate Final on Wednesday afternoon. Attached is a picture of the Gym Team.

Members of the School's Gymnastics squad took part in the Uttlesford Annual Gymnastics and Dance Festival. They performed 3 routines, including 2 with hand held apparatus, in front of a huge audience.  The gymnasts performed their routines brilliantly and were a real credit to the school.

They were complimented on their superb performances and their excellent timing. Well done gymnasts!

On Wednesday Miss Mace too the Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Team to the USSP final 16 tournament at Carver Barracks.  The team played 6 games in total, only losing to the team who went on to win the whole competition. In total the team won 3, drew 2 and lost 1 game which placed us 6th place out of 16 teams.  The team should be extremely proud of themselves and what they have achieved this year whilst competing against other schools.  Miss Mace is so pleased with the team’s passion, determination and hard work over the year. 

Last Friday, Mr Brown took a group of Year 4 pupils to compete in a Tag Rugby competition at Dunmow St Mary’s.  Considering lots of the children had never played this sport before, they gave it their best and managed to finish in 4th place.  They really enjoyed themselves and the experience. 

Pupils took part in a swimming gala this afternoon.  Year groups 3/4 and Years 5/6 both came first in the their groups and Great Dunmow Primary School came 1st overall.  Therefore we are bringing the shield back to Great Dunmow Primary School for another year - well done team!

Members of the gymnastics squad competed in the Eastern Region Schools Floor and Vault competition on Thursday. Our girls performed brilliantly and were a credit to the school, supporting each other and showing a lot of team spirit. We gained some excellent scores with Neve M almost achieving a perfect score on the floor and Evie E scoring a massive 13.9 for her vault. The girls finished third and now go through to the 'Plate' final, which is to be held in March.

“Flexistair” based in Dunmow are very proud to sponsor Great Dunmow Primary School with their brand new tag rugby kits. When the school were looking for a new kit Flexistair Manager Craig Clarkson jumped at the chance to get the Tag Rugby team looking smart and ready for the field.

Mr Clarkson proudly stated, “As a company, we wholly support and hope to encourage the participation of young people in sport. The Great Dunmow Primary TAG Rugby team look very smart and we wish them every success with their school sporting activities.”

The school dodgeball team took part in a local tournament and came 5th our of 11 schools..

Today the Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team took part in a Tournament.  They came third meaning they have qualified for the next round!

Cross Country runners representing the school ...

The Football Team getting extremely wet during their tournament in Billericay...

Some photographs from our recent Gym Competition ...

Miss Smith presenting our Year 6 sports ambassadors with the Gold Sports Mark.

Our successful gymnastic team.

Our Dodgeball Team

The gymnastics team performing at Great Dunmow carnival 2015

School football team win Uttlesford Partnership Football Tournament