Talent and Competitions
We have so many talented individuals at our school and we're always trying to tap into their potential. We have Teaching Assistants who are qualified sports instructors, an art instructor and many other members of staff that really push the children to be the best they can be. We want to share these achievements.
Sports Competitions 2016-2017
You can see below the mass amount of opportunities that our talented children are able to take part in. At every event the children are respectful and show fantastic sportsmanship which is something that's embedded into their practice. We are so proud of the children at every competition they enter and they're forever coming back with medal after medal, especially in dance and gymnastics where our children train tirelessly in their lunch times and after school.
Year 3 and 4 squad took part in the Level 2 Birmingham School Games. They were competing against 14 other teams from schools all around Birmingham. In total there were 90 children there. Our children did outstanding performances and were even used to do examples to other schools to show them how to compete. They came first overall.
They then went to the level 3 Birmingham Gymnastics finals which was held at the Futsal Arena. They competed against 11 different schools and our amazing children won 1st place!
The Year 6 squad went to Edgbaston High School for Girls for the Birmingham Schools Novice Competition. They were up against 11 different teams who were all from secondary schools. They competed on the floor and the vault. One child came 4th on the floor and 3rd overall. Another child came 1st on the floor, 1st on the vault and came 1st overall! Overall we came second as a team which is fantastic!
The squad competed in Birmingham School Key Steps Gymnastics Competition. We had a KS1 and a KS2 team who both did really well competing on both the vault and the floor. For some of the
children it was their first ever competition! The KS1 team came 4th
overall and our KS2 team came 1st out of 19 teams! One KS2 boy came first place out of all the boys and and another girl came 3rd. The whole KS2 team were awarded with a medal and the KS1 team got certificates!
The KS2 dancers took part in the Level 2 School Games Dance Competition. They trained really hard every lunch time and overall came 1st place!
The KS2 dancers then went on to competed in the Level 3 Birmingham School Games Dance Finals. It took place at the Hippodrome with all the lights so they got to experience the real deal! Overall there were 10 school there and they came 1st place!
Gymnastics and Dance Winter Celebrations
It was a delightful evening at the Tally Ho where we celebrated the achievements of winning the Level 3 Birmingham Dance Games and the Level 3 Birmingham Gymnastic’s Games. They performed their dance in front of the crowd and received a trophy for coming first in both competitions. Miss O’Keeffe and the rest of the school are very proud of them.
The Year 5 and 6 hockey team went to the School Games
Level 2 Hockey Competition. The team played to the best of their
ability and overall came 3rd place. The umpire was so pleased with St George’s that they rewarded them with both passion and respect.
Our netball team took part in the Level 2 School Games Netball Competition. There were 15 teams competing at Hamstead Hall Academy. Overall the came 3rd place and even won the self-belief award. All their hard training paid off and we’re really proud of them.
Other Awards 2016-2017
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. Along the way they are supported by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.
This year all of our Year 6 children and 3 of our Year 5 children achieved their explorer award and we're very proud of them.
The children had homework over half term to learn a poem. They were given a selection from school but had the opportunity to write or find their own. Every child had the opportunity to perform their poem in class and then the winner from each house was chosen to represent that class. The children worked incredibly hard to learn their poems off by heart and showed resilience in their performances.The finalists performed in front of the whole school and parents. We had Mrs Piddock (Drama Teacher), Dr R Weeks (Head at EHS), Mrs Atkar and Miss Palmer judging and the results were very close!
Everyone worked really hard and every performance was captivating.
The turnout from parents was really high and we appreciate the support. The children were so brave and talented and kept the whole school engaged through the event. Every finalist received a badge for taking part. Hopefully this is just the start of performance poetry sweeping through our school.
The overall outstanding winner was BLUE HOUSE who received a trophy. Congratulations.