Three students from St Mary’s were selected to represent their karate association at the English Karate National KYU Grade Championships. This took place on Sunday 13th January at Leicester Arena.
This event is the biggest event in the country with over 900 competitors registered and an English National Title as the prize.
Jenson Ward competed in the boys under 7 category, he is our youngest ever competitor to compete at this level and this was his first competition competing against fighters across the country. Jenson fought really well, he came up against a taller and larger fighter, who eventually won the bout however Jenson did brilliant for his first ever attempt.
Aaron Johnson-Campbell took part in the boys 8-9 category for purple to brown belts. He was winning his fight superbly 4-1 but unfortunately stepped out the area 4 times which lead to a win for the other competitor. Aaron fought very well but was unlucky. He has a very bright future in the sport of karate. Aaron is now selecting to compete in the Amsterdam karate cup in April 2019.
Jamie Ward was our competitor of the day for JHKA and Association. Jamie competed in the boys 8-9 category for blue belts and below. In his first fight he won comfortably 4-1 scoring a head kick which awarded him 3 points. Jamie was full of confidence and continued to battle through 3 more rounds to make the final round of the National Championships. During his fifth and final fight, Jamie exceeded expectations even after going one point down, he attacked throughout, he caught the fighter with at least 4 body kicks however the referee did not award them. He fought brilliant and is now England’s National Silver MEDALLIST in the boys 8-9 category. It’s important to note that Jamie lost 8-0 in the first round last year at the same championships, what an achievement in itself.
It’s was a great day for JHKA Karate club and a great achievement for the students of St Mary’s.
Waltham Forest Schools Cross Country
On Saturday 8th of December we had 35 children take part in the Waltham Forest Schools Cross country race at Chingford Plains. Luckily, the rain stayed away for the two races but underfoot conditions were extremely muddy. All of our athletes showed great determination and resilience to finish the mile-long race. Well done to our girls’ team who finished 10th overall? and our boys' team who finished 9th. There were 233 runners in the girls’ race and 241 in the boys. There were 62 teams who competed in all. We should be very proud of our excellent performance in such a competitive race against much larger schools. Well done to all. ?
Our top 5 finishers in the girls’ race were Isla Ladbury (12th), Roisin Bermingham (46th), Erin Hanston(72nd), Maja Sadelska (78th) and Megan Bevas (99th).
Our top 5 finishers in the boys’ race were Rocco Attard-Montalto (4th), Camren Charles(35th), Harry Hughes (49th), Harry Snedker(103rd) and Teddy Thompson (107th).
Well done everyone!
Waltham Forest girls 7-a-side
On the 23rd of November our Year 6 girls took part in a Waltham Forest 7 a side competition. The girls were accompanied to the competition by Mark Hughes (Parent Helper and coach) who was very impressed with their performance. Some excellent displays saw our girls reach the semi-finals, finishing 3rd overall. This was a magnificent achievement as we were one of the smallest competing schools. Well done to all.
Gabriella Nicolaou - Gymnastics
Gabriella started Gymnastics at st Marys school and after enjoying it so much, joined Casablanca where she has been for around 2 years.
Gabriella competed at her first competition where she had to perform three parts, including a freestyle floor routine, beam and the vault.
Each performance was done in front of an audience and there were approx 30 other children in this age group and ability competing.
Well done Gabriella.
Darcy Fisk - Tennis
Darcy took part in the Inter Country Tennis event, which saw 10 counties in the East of England play each other. Darcy was part of a team of 6 for Essex and played really well. Essex made it through to the final against Hertfordshire where the teams drew 3-3. Essex came 2nd on points and it was a great day. Well done Darcy.
Inter-schools cross country
On Saturday the 28th of April 2018 we took part in the Waltham Forest inter-schools cross-country race at Chingford Plains. We were one of the best represented schools with 44 athletes competing! Everyone did extremely well to finish the mile-long race in difficult conditions. There were approximately 250 athletes in both the girls and boy’s races. We had some wonderful results but a special mention must go to two Year 5 athletes, Isla, who finished in 12th and Rocco who finished in 6th! Congratulations to everyone who took part and thank you to parents for coming out in such great numbers to support.
Year 3 Football Tournament - April 2018
Our squad of 10 players from Year 3 attended the Girl's and Women Football Festival. The event was held on the astro-turf pitches at White Hart Lane. Over 20 schools participated fro around North and East London and our girls acquitted themselves very well. They were inspired by some of the players and the team manager of Spurs Ladies team who were in attendance as well as Chirpy!
Collapsed Curriculum Day
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation visited St Mary's for a collapsed curriculum day.
THF coaches came into the school and took overfor the day, starting with a v=welcoming assembly.
During the day, three topics were covered including English, where the classes wrote poems about ten things they might hear at a football match. After break the children looked at spending money to build a fantasty football team and then played some games to earn points. A good maths lesson!
The final session of the day was PSHE. During this game, the children spoke about Resilience and how they could develop their skills in this area. The Premier League Primary Stars programme shows the the great work that is carried out by the foundation.
Waltham Forest Quicksticks Hockey Competition 2018
This years competition was held at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The team played well and was lucky enough to meet Emily Defroand who is an English international field hockey player. Emily plays as a midfielder for England and Great Britain.
St Mary's Sports Day 2017