June 2016

9th June 2016

A week of Sports Successes!

 This week has been an incredibly busy one for Coton’s children.

Tuesday afternoon saw 11 children disappear to Histon Recreation Ground to compete in the Cambridge Primary School’s Mixed Kwik Cricket competition. Coton’s squad was made up of girls and boys from years 2 through to year 6. Some children were invited for experience in preparation for next year, others to form the backbone of an eight-sided team. Cosmo, the team captain, led by example scoring possibly the highest number of boundaries ever by a Coton player (that’s 4s and 6s to those non cricketers out there!).

Catches were caught….and dropped (!), wickets were stumped, bowled…. and hit (!), runs were scored….and scored again! The team won both their group matches qualifying for the semi-final where they faced local rivals, Caldecote! It was a very tense match to watch with Caldecote putting in some great boundary shots. However, our cricketers played with calm, poise and very intelligently to sneak a victory. In the final they faced very strong opposition and it was Queen Edith who took the title with Coton finishing runners up.The top two teams go on to represent South Cambs in the County Finals later this month. So well done cricketers, another successful day on the sports field and good luck at Clare College in the County Finals!

Thursday was the busiest day of the sporting calendar so far this year. During the afternoon, Ms Hayesmore hot-footed it back to Histon Recreation Ground this time to accompany the girls’ Kwik Cricket team in their County Final. Mrs Osborne’s team talk prior to departure went something along the lines of, ”Enjoy yourselves, play with big smiles on your faces and make your school proud!” And by all accounts that’s exactly what they did. The team finished runners up to The Perse, a fantastic achievement for such a young team of cricketers. A huge well done to Madeline, Olivia, Holly, Eve, Antonia, Jess, Sasha and Seren who now go on to represent Cambridgeshire, in Chelmsford, in the Regional Finals.

Thursday after school and the venue, Wilberforce Road’s athletics track. Mrs Baker and Mrs Osborne, along with an army of supporting parents, accompanied two teams of athletes to compete in the South Cambridgeshire School Sports Partnership’s Quadkids Athletics event. There were 24 teams taking part, that’s a rather daunting 240 children! The organisation was impeccable, the weather was great for spectators, less so for the competitors (!) and the children were, understandably, terrified! Mrs Baker and Mrs Osborne ran every race, jumped every jump and threw every howler with each of the children.

Due to the enormity of the event the results will be sent out early next week but….. there was yet more good news for Coton school! The event organisers announced that six awards were to be presented to individual children who had demonstrated the Spirit of the Games values of respect, passion, determination, teamwork, self-belief and honesty. The recipient of each award was chosen by officials leading the event. Of the 240 children taking part, 3 of the 6 values were awarded to children from Coton school. With immense pride, we can reveal that Emerson (Year 4), Sophie (Year 5) and Cosmo (Year 6) were awarded the values of respect, determination and teamwork. Whatever the outcome of the event, we are so, so proud of these awards and of all 20 of our athletes who showed great courage and determination throughout the competition.

 So all in all, a busy, but extremely rewarding, week for our cricketers and our athletes.

UPDATE!!

Coton B team came a credible 5th place.Well done!

Coton A team won the small schools competition! They also came 3rd out of the all school (large and small schools). Sasha Osborne was 3rd in the girls competition. Congratulations!

This means that the A team go forward to represent South Cambs on the 30th June in St Ives. Good luck!