July Update

9.6 – KS2 Cricket tournament at Ponteland

A young group of players headed to Ponteland for the KS2 cricket tournament with only a few training sessions under their belts.
They quickly picked up the rules of the game but found it difficult as they were mainly made up of year 5s, competing against some experienced Year 6 teams. This will stand them in good stead for next year though.
I think that they all developed throughout the day and really enjoyed the experience. I hope they take the lessons learned today and head back next year all the better for the experience.

15.6 – Area athletics event at Jarrow

Well done to all our athletes that took part in this fantastic event at Monkton Stadium. It was attended by the most amount of schools this year and as a school we potentially had the highest number of qualifiers for the County event on the 24th. The weather was perfect for all of our runners, jumpers and throwers form Y6, 7 and 8. A superb effort by all and congratulations to all County qualifiers:

6F James Ash 6F Lottie Jones 7B Tom Wales 7B Bella Deacon 8B Theo Brown 8B Rebecca Bradley
6F Aidan Jones 6F Ava Nevins 7J Danny O’Shea 7J Lucy McConnell 8C Fergus Barclay 8B Fay Smith
6F Charlie Spedding 7J Sam Parker 7R Eadie Barakat 8C Charlie Lane 8SW Eloise Walker-Barras
6F Dylan Walker 6M Sophia Cunningham 7J Matty Walton 7R Orla Callaghan 8C Dan Lloyd
6F Ollie Mason 6M Lucy Denham 7R Ollie Bruce 7R Emma Gerrard 8C Ben Waterfield
6M Kate Richmond 7R Harvey Gillie 8U Danny Dowd
6M Harry Brown 7R James McConnell 8U Dylan Gooding
6P Tanneh Freeman 7W Ollie Crooks 8U Ben Walker
6P Olivia Gent 7W Noah Ions
6P Molly Waddington

20.6 / 6.7 – School Sports Days

On the 20th June we had our Field Events, and the main Track Events Sports Day took place on the 6th July. All our pupils were invited to take part over these two days. It was fantastic to watch the effort and determination that went into all competitions. Well done to Dacre house who won both the Track and Field events.

24.6 – County Athletics at Gateshead

A fantastic venue for a fantastic event. Firstly can I congratulate all our pupils who qualified for this event and made the effort to get there on the day. Our pupils were in competition against the best athletes in our county. Well done to all that took part. This is a complete list of those athletes that took part and their finishing positions if they finished in the top 8:
8C Ben Waterfield 1+2
8B Theo Brown 1+6
8C Charlie Lane 2+10
7W Ollie Crooks 2+3
8C Dan Lloyd 2+5
8U Danny Dowd 2+5
7J Danny O’Shea 3
8SW Eloise Walker-Barras 4+6
6F James Ash 4
7J Matty Walton 5+7
6P Olivia Gent 5
7R Eadie Barakat 6
6M Kate Richmond 7
7W Noah Ions 8
7J Lucy McConnell 8
7R Ollie Bruce
7B Bella Deacon
8U Dylan Gooding
6M Sophia Cunningham
6M Lucy Denham
7R Harvey Gillie
7R James McConnell
7J Sam Parker
8B Fay Smith
6F Charlie Spedding
6M Harry Brown
6F Aidan Jones
6F Ollie Mason
6F Dylan Walker

26.6 – Girls beach rugby event at Tynemouth

The girls’ unbelievable rugby season finally came to an end with this fun festival on the beach. The girls, as always, represented themselves with great enthusiasm and ability and were a fantastic credit to our school. Well done to all and I wish them well next year when I really hope they all continue in this sport.
Full squads:
7B Ruby Holton 8B Rebecca Bradley
7B Maisie Nelson 8B Rhianna Brennan Davies
7J Hannah Bishop 8B Fay Smith
7J Ellisse Borley 8C Ava Da Costa
7J Ellie Chirnside 8C Olivia Jarvis
7J Libby Dyer 8C Ama Mason
7J Louise Hardy 8C Maddy Smith
7J Alice Heaton 8C Marley Swinhoe
7J Lucy McConnell 8SW Holly McHugh
7J Francesca Takher 8SW Maia Smith
7R Eadie Barakat 8SW Laura Stevenson
7R Orla Callaghan 8U Ella Joyce
7R Emma Gerrard 8U Freya Macalister
7R Ruby Gerrard
7R Lola Jackson
7R Esme Scott
7W Kacy Conroy

13.7 – Y8 Sports’ Celebration Evening at Ponteland

This was the final chance for our ‘elite’ Y8s to represent the school in a Inter-school event against our local schools. They all played basketball, football, handball and rounders. Both myself and Miss Simpson were hugely impressed and proud of these pupils. We wish them all the very best at KEVI and hope to hear of their future sporting endeavours!
Full squads:
8B Dominic Marshall 8B Rebecca Bradley
8C Fergus Barclay 8B Rhianna Brennan-Davies
8C Charlie Lane 8B Fay Smith
8C Dan Lloyd 8C Ava Da Costa
8C Benjamin Waterfield 8C Ellie Dandie
8SW James Allan 8SW Holly McHugh
8SW Aidan McInally 8SW Maia Smith
8SW Will Wood 8SW Laura Stevenson
8U Danny Dowd 8SW Eloise Walker-Barras
8U Ben Morrison 8U Alysia Donnison

17.7 – Final house events of the year – Cricket, Rounders and Benchball

This will be a fantastic way to end the year of sports with our last Inter-House event. Full credit goes to all pupils who have represented their house so far this year and good luck to everyone for this.
Final scores will be announced to our pupils in the final week.


Clara Scott (Y5) started her competitive trampolining this year with 2 rounds each of 2 compulsory routines. Her scores qualified her to represent the region at the NDP (National Development Plan) Regional team and NDP Semi-Final at Birmingham. In this event Clara finished 1st in the region and in the top 8 in the country which meant she then qualified for the NDP National Final at Telford. Clara competed at the Telford International Centre and finished 1st in the country! Therefore she is now ranked number 1 in the country at NDP for her age group. An unbelievable achievement for Clara. We wish her continued success in the future and hope to hear of her further magnificent feats.

U13 Newminster Girls Netball Team

The U13 Newminster Girls Netball Team displayed great skill and teamwork throughout the season to achieve a 4th place finish in a highly competitive league of 12 Northumberland teams. Having played 11 fixtures, the girls won 7, drew 1 and only lost during 3 very close matches. The girls have continued to develop their netball ability and knowledge throughout the season meaning that all of the team had an opportunity to trial for the county, Laura Stevenson, Freya Lawrence and Maia Smith all being successful, well done. I’m sure all the girls involved in the team and the wider squad will continue to enjoy and achieve in their netball ventures. We wish them much success in the future.