Brookmans Park School
Sports Blog 2022- 2023
Netball Fixtures (Netball Club) 22nd September 3.15pm, Stanborough
Athletics (Year 6 selected) 23rd September 1.15pm, Gosling
Boys Football Fixtures (Year 5) 27th September 3.30pm, Monks Walk
Boys Football Competition (team) 28th September 9.45am, Wroxham
Multi Sports (Year 3) 28th September 1pm, Welwyn St Mary
Girls Football Competition (team) 28th September 1.45pm, Wroxham
Boys Football Competition (Year 3 and 4) 3rd October 9.45am, Wroxham
Girls Football Competition (Year 3 and 4) 3rd October 1.45pm, Wroxham
Running finals (selected) 5th October 3.45pm, Stanborough Lakes
Year 5 Tag Rugby Festival 6th October 9.30am, Stanborough Lakes
Year 6 Girls Sports Festival (all Year 6 girls) 7th October 12.30pm, Monks Walk
Year 4 Indoor Athletics 10th October time tbc, Stanborough
Football fixtures (Year 6) 11th October 3.30pm, Monks Walk
Rugby World Cup (Selected Year 5 and 6) 13th October, Welwyn Rugby Club
Netball Fixtures (Netball club) 19th October 3.15pm, Stanborough
Table Tennis (Year 5 and 6 selected) 20th October 1.30pm, Monks Walk
Tag Rugby Competiton (Year 5) 2nd November, 1pm, Welwyn Rugby Club
House Cross Country Competition (all year groups) see parentmail for details 10/11/22
Basketball Competition (Year 5/6) 9th November, 3.30pm , Stanborough
District Netball Competition (Netball Club)16th November, 3.15pm, Stanborough
District Basketball (Repeat Year 5/6 team) 16th November, 1.15pm, Ridgeway
Football Fixtures (B Team) 22nd November, 3.30pm, Monks Walk
Curling Competition (Year 3 try-outs) 23rd November, 1.30pm, Monks Walk
Girls District Football (Year 5/6) 24th November, 9.30am, Monks Walk
Boys District Football (Year 5/6) 24th November, 12.45pm, Monks Walk
Year 5 Indoor Athletics, 25th November, 12.30, Stanborough
Archery Competition (Year 6) 1st December, 1.30pm, Ridgeway
Sports Leaders ( Repeat group Year 6) 7th December, 1pm, Monks Walk
Indoor Athletics Training (Year 6), 25th January, Stanborough Sports Hall
House Table Tennis Try-out, 26th January, Earth Heats and YR3 AIR Heats
House Table Tennis Heats, 27th January, Water Heats and YR3 Fire Heats
Netball League Game v Cuffley, 31st January, BP School
Football League Game v Cuffley, 31st January, BP School
Rapid Fire Cricket (Year 4), 1st February, Partnership workshops at school
House Table Tennis Heats, 2nd February, Fire Heats
House Table Tennis Heats, 3rd February, Air Heats
Hertfordshire County Athletics Competition (Year 5 and 6 Selected), 4th February, Verulamium Park, St Albans
Watford FC Girls Competition (Year 5 and 6 Selected), 7th February, Watford FC
Saracens Tag Rugby Festival (Year 6, 2 teams following try outs), 8th February, WGCRC
House Table Tennis Finals, 9th February
Rapid Fire Cricket Competition, (Year 4 selected), 10th February, Ridgeway School
Six Nations Tag Rugby (Year 4 Try-outs to be held), 22nd February, WGCRC
Indoor Athletics Competition (Year 6), 24th February, Stanborough Sports Hall
District Football (Year 5/6 team), 7th March, TBC
This Girl Can Play Rugby (all Year 6 girls), 8th March, WGCRC
Dance Festival, (Dance Troupe), 20th March, Campus West, WGC
G and T Netball, (3 girls), 22nd March, Monks Walk School
End of Season Netball Tournament (Netball Team), 28th March, Stanborough School
Multi-sports (Year 3/4), 21st April, Monks Walk
District Handball (Year 5 team ), 26th April, Monks Walk
This Girls Can Rugby (Year 6 Girls) 17th May, WGC Rugby Club
Tri - Golf (Year 4 team), 22nd May, Mill Green Golf Club
District Hockey (Year 5 team), 23rd May, Monks Walk
Swim Gala (Years 3-6 team ), 23rd May, Monks Walk Pool
Sports Leader Training (Year 5), 7th June, Monks Walk
District Cricket (Year 4-6 team), 8th June, WGC Cricket Club
This Girl Can Golfing (Year 5 girls), 12th June, Mill Green Golf Club
Rounders (Year 5/6), 21st June, Ridgeway
Girls Football Festival, 22nd June (Year 5/6 team), Monks Walk
Mallon Challenge (Year 6 team ), 29th June, Monks Walk
Paris Olympics Event (Year 5), 12th July, Gosling Athletics Track
Brookmans Park School
Sports Events 2022-2023
On Thursday, a group of Year 5 children took part in the Superstars Challenge. They joined children from other schools in the partnership and made up some SUPER teams who then played each other.
The children played netball, football or tag rugby and were given the opportunity to work as a team with children against whom they usually complete. They had been split into either a blue team or red team.
It was a great morning with a very high standard of sport being played by all the children. The children in the blue teams just managed to take victory from the red teams, but it was very close indeed!
Year 5 and 6 Girls Football A Team WINNERS of the Welwyn and Hatfield School Sports Partnership Tournament - Thursday 22nd June
In the midst of a scorching summer's day, our eight talented UKS2 A players made the journey to The Ridgeway to compete in the end of season district tournament. Upon arrival, we were placed into Pool B, and given the match details of our six group games. The overall winner of Pool B would then face the winner of Pool A in the grand final, with gold medals up for grabs!
With all to play for, our first group game saw us pitted against a strong Watchlytes side. Some fantastic wing play from Ellie and excellent midfield work from Hannah led to many a successful ball finding Evie's feet. Fresh from her Wembley winning escapades, Evie was hungry for more and scored not one, not two, but THREE goals in a scintillating 3-0 win! After this super start, we were even more fired up for our second game, which was against St Michael's. This time, Jasmine took the match ball with a mighty fine hattrick, whilst Evie scored a brace and Mila added to the tally with a superb finish from the edge of the box. Final score 6-0.
In the third game, we faced our toughest test yet against Oaklands. Bella was called into action in goal and made an excellent save to keep the score level. With time running out, Evie's mazy run and tricky turns allowed for a 1 v 1 with the goalkeeper and a tidy finish to seal a 1-0 victory. Despite us having the majority of the possession in our fourth game - against Harwood Hill - their goalkeeper proved unbeatable as we ran out a 0-0 draw. This meant that only two wins would seal a top of the group finish...and two wins we did! The first of these was a 3-0 victory against Homerswood thanks to two goals from Evie and a marvellous volley from Jasmine, following a pinpoint pass from our defensive rock Francesca. In the final group game, we beat Applecroft 5-0 thanks to a hattrick from Evie and singles from Mila and Tegan, who scored Miss Kropman's favourite goal of the day after beating three defenders and finishing with an accurate shot into the bottom left hand corner.
In our final, we faced Springmead, who were the winners of Pool A. They were incredibly defensive and it were very hard to break down. Whilst we were also solid at the back thanks to Bella, Ellie, Hannah and Francesca's hard work, it was left to midfielder Mila to win the ball on the half way line. Some beautiful link up play then followed between Tegan and Jasmine before the ball dropped kindly to Evie in the middle of the box. A WONDERFUL finish enabled us to win 1-0 and to take home the gold medals. Well done, girls; you were absolute superstars today and Miss Kropman couldn't be prouder of you all. What a way for our Year 6s to sign off their BP football career and, for Ellie and Hannah, what a super incentive to win it again next year!
On the 15th June, our fantastic UKS2 Cricket teams took part in the District Cricket Competition at Welwyn Cricket Club. We entered a girls team and a boys team and both won their events!
They all played excellently producing some smashing runs, bowls and wickets. They children worked hard in the heat to outplay the other teams and qualify for the County Championships in Ware.
Well done for demonstrating, as always, great teamwork, ball skills and wonderfully sporting behaviour.
Year 6 Girls Golf at Mill Green Golf Club - Wednesday 14th June
This afternoon, our Year 6 girls had the fantastic opportunity to use the driving range at Mill Green Golf Club. They used a variety of irons to hit the ball and worked hard to develop their swing, ably assisted by Mr Williams and Sean (from the Welwyn and Hatfield Sports Partnership). Mrs Fisher also got the chance to try out a new sport! The girls all loved their afternoon in the sun and many have said they are going to play again in the future. Well done to all of our budding golfers and congratulations to Evie, Lexi, Mabel and Serafina who were awarded with Star Performer prizes! The final highlight of the afternoon, as you can see from the pictures, was everyone being given an ice lolly to help them cool down!
On 8th June, a group of Year 5 children were selected to take part in Young Leaders sports Training at Monks Walk School. They learned different skills such as teamwork, the organisation of games and how to properly communicate and demonstrate the rules of a game. They also devised and played their own games.
This gave them some great experience and we are very much looking forward to seeing how they will use their new knowledge to be fantastic Young Leaders next year. We are also hoping to see them possibly running some lunchtime clubs of their own!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! What an incredible day for Brookmans Park School and our eight marvellous Year 6 A team members! After taking part in the Utilita Cup along with 19,000(!) children and then winning the regionals and South of England tournaments, we were already so proud of having reached the national final at Wembley…but then the team went one step further!
Last term, Brookmans Park had been invited to represent Watford FC after being victorious at a tournament held at their training ground for twelve of the district’s strongest schools. We then took on each of the Championship’s representative teams from the south of the country - and won again! Today’s national final saw us pitted against Concord Junior School, who were presenting Sheffield United. Prior to the big game, our eight superstars had experienced a wonderful send-off from school and a fantastic overnight stay at the Novotel, Wembley, courtesy of the EFL. This morning also featured the unique experience of a guided tour of the stadium, including visiting the dressing rooms, the pitch, the press rooms and the trophy presentation stand (where we would be visiting once again later in the day!). The team were also fortunate to bump into pundit Dion Dublin, who took time to speak to us all - including Miss Kropman, who shared a dugout chat with him! Just moments later, ex-England goalkeeper David James kindly visited our changing room to give some advice to the team and wish us good luck. Before we knew it, kick off was upon us!
Taking to the hallowed Wembley turf, all of the team members truly played to the best of their ability from the first kick of the ball. Marshalling the back line, Captain Fantastic Harry T played with great confidence and authority, delivering exceptional passes time and time again. Ryan was solid as ever, not allowing anyone to run past him and timing his tackles beautifully
and Luke played magnificently as a CDM. Stanley and Harvey were excellent at causing havoc for the Concord defence, but sadly found no way through. As the first half came to an end, Finlay was required to make a fine diving save to his left, whilst wingers Jake and Evie covered every blade of grass to ensure we retained maximum possession of the ball.
After a short half-time interval, we were back out and eager to attack every ball! A very even period then ensued, with both sides pressing for a winner. Just as time looked to be running out, Stanley expertly won us a corner. This was floated in beautifully by Jake, and Luke’s superb header flew into the bottom corner of the goal. The celebrations by the watching fans, family members, Mrs Davies, Mr Fennell and myself could reportedly be heard back in Brookmans Park when the final whistle blew just moments later. We had won the cup and got to lift it on the famous Wembley platform! As if this wasn’t enough, we then had multiple professional photographs taken before enjoying the Luton v Coventry playoff final.
What. A. Day! I’m honestly the happiest and proudest Year 6 teacher in the world tonight and have just had such a perfect experience. Thank you to all of the team for producing this once in a lifetime (and once in a career!) moment. I will never forget this, and am sure this will go down in history! Miss Kropman x
Year 4 Tri-Golf at Mill Green Golf Club
Some of our Year 4 children had a great morning at Mill Green Golf Club this half term. They were in competition against 7 other schools from our sports partnership and had to complete 8 golf based challenges, scoring points each time. The challenges included using their putting, chipping and aiming skills.
The children all played brilliantly and demonstrated excellent teamwork and sporting behaviour. They scored over 700 points and came second overall. Well done, Year 4!
Year 5 and 6 swimming gala
Congratulations to our team of 8 Year 5 and 6 children for not only winning the gala, but also breaking the record for winning the most races in the event!
Every child worked their absolute hardest to win their races and support each other from the side lines. They demonstrated exemplary sportspersonship and thoroughly deserved to win.
Very well done to all of them!
Our Year 5 Handball team had a fantastic afternoon at Monks Walk playing in the School Sports District Competition this afternoon. They played brilliantly and displayed excellent teamwork and sporting behaviour towards the other schools.
They won every match and scored 19 goals.
Great fun was had by all and they claimed a well deserved 1st place.
Our Netball A team took part in the District Competition this half term and played brilliantly. They won 5 out of 6 of their games, narrowly losing the other 3-2. They demonstrated excellent teamwork and communication skills and found space, making good tactical passes. The girls came in 2nd place. Well done!
Year 3 and 4 multi-sports - Friday 21st April
On Friday 21st April, a team of year 3 and 4 children went to Stanborough school to join with children from other local schools and sample a range of sporting activities: basketball, athletics, golf, curling, archery and bowling. All of our children had a fantastic time working in teams with members of other schools, and they all enjoyed each activity. A child from each school was nominated to win a pineapple for outstanding sportsmanship, which was a very hard choice as each child represented Brookmans Park admirably!
Our football A team were treated to a special lunchtime visit from local footballer Henri Lansbury at lunchtime today. Currently playing for Luton Town (and in a Premier League play-off position), we are hopeful that Henri and his team can make the play-off final in May, where our talented team will be representing Watford FC for their final versus Sheffield United.
Henri kindly took the time to speak to us about what it is like to play at Wembley and the pressures of playing in a cup final. Most importantly, he talked about the importance of remaining calm and not allowing nerves to take over; Henri believes the most crucial part of playing in a final is to just enjoy the experience! Mr Fennell and Miss Kropman were very grateful to Henri for his visit and for his words of wisdom to our young players. This was such an inspirational few minutes and we are now even more excited for May 29th!
A team of mighty Year 5s (ably assisted by a Year 6 goalkeeper!) took on Oakmere's A team this afternoon as Coach Kropman opted to show her belief in the youth whilst forward planning for next year. As she predicted, this fine group of footballers did not let her down, and the girls' 100% league record remains intact after a thrilling encounter!
The first half saw many of our initial efforts on goal thwarted, with Josie, Savannah, Emily and Georgia all having shots saved by the 'keeper. Ellie, meanwhile, commanded the backline and set up the vast majority of our attacking play. Despite experiencing a quiet start, Bella was called upon after the tallest of the Oakmere strikers honed in on the goal. A strong save to her right seemed to fire up our outfield players and, just moments later, an Oakmere handball in our box led us to being awarded a penalty. Sadly, Josie could not convert this, with her effort sailing just over the crossbar. At this point, Josie became DETERMINED to score and it came as no surprise that, the next time the ball came to her feet, she unleashed a fierce strike across the goal which the 'keeper could only parry out for Josie to then tap home. 1-0! With new found added momentum, our midfield drove forward time and time again. In a moment of individual finesse, Savannah stole the show as she ripped the Oakmere defence apart with a devastating, mazy run before then almost ripping the net apart with the most superb strike into the top left hand corner to give us a deserved 2-0 lead. Full credit must go to Oakmere, however, who never let their heads drop and, following a goalmouth scramble, managed to pull a goal back on the stroke of half time.
After the interval, Team Brookmans Park again looked the livelier, with Josie coming close to adding to her tally. Although she suffered a nasty kick to the ankle, Ellie once more controlled the game from the back as the game came to a close. There was to be one more moment of sheer joy, however, as Captain Hannah scored a fine goal from the edge of the box after a lovely run down the right wing. The final score was 3-1 to the girls in blue, and Miss Kropman is delighted to report that the future is looking very bright for our up and coming superstars!
Well done to all of the team for a great win today, and special congratulations to Savannah, who was our player of the match for her excellent goal and all-round confident play. Thank you to Mr Rahman for refereeing the game.
WELL DONE TO JOHNNY (YEAR 5) AND LUKE (YEAR 6), WHO COMPETED FOR THE HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY TEAM IN THE NATIONAL FINALS ON SATURDAY 25TH MARCH. BOTH BOYS CAME IN THE TOP 100!
County Sportshall Athletics Competition
Congratulations to our Athletics team who qualified to represent the districts of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield after winning two rounds of competitions. The entire team have put great effort into training for these events on Friday mornings before school. On Tuesday 21st March, the team travelled to Ware to compete once again at the County finals. They all competed with fierce determination and won the majority of their races. Overall, they took 6th position out of 12 other fantastic teams. The whole team should be extremely proud of their achievements and the great team spirit and sportsmanship they brought to every competition. I hope that many of them take up the offer to go to Gosling on Tuesday evenings to train with the Hertfordshire Athletics Team.
In a torrential, tsunami-like downpour, some very brave and eager Year 5&6 girls arrived at The Wroxham School this afternoon, keen to maintain their unbeaten record against schools in our district this season. Sadly, the weather resulted in the B team fixture (with a scheduled later kick off) having to be postponed. The A team, however, went ahead despite the rain!
A tight first half saw all of our attacking efforts thwarted, with Jasmine, Evie, Tegan and Francesca all coming close to breaking the deadlock. Ellie and Mila, meanwhile, were busy marshalling the defence so superbly that the opposition barely had a sniff at goal themselves. As the half time whistle beckoned, however, The Wroxham’s long distance shot had to be brilliantly stopped by Bella in goal, who made a wonderful leap to her right.
From the moment the second half kicked off, the sheer determination of talented winger Hannah saw her first win the ball, then distribute a fine diagonal pass through to Jasmine. Her pinpoint cross allowed Evie to tap the ball home from short range, giving us a deserved lead. Just moments later, a flash of individual prowess was witnessed as Evie beat two players to then unleash a deadly strike from distance to put us 2-0 ahead. As the clock ticked down, coaches Kropman and Fennell asked defender Mila to explore a striker role…which she did with amazing effect! A super long ball from Bella cut through the defence, allowing Mila a straight run on goal with only the goalkeeper to beat. Did she disappoint? Of course not! Seconds later, the final whistle blew and we were celebrating a magnificent 3-0 victory.
Well done to all of the girls, who shared the player of the match honours today in truly horrendous weather conditions. Miss Kropman couldn’t be prouder of them all!
Our A team netball players took part in a festival at Monks Walk this week. They were split up and teamed up with other A team players from the other schools in our partnership. They played excellent, high quality netball, making some impressive tactical decisions, passing well and finding space.
Mrs Pitfield even joined in, along with staff members from the other schools, and her team came in first place. Well done to all the girls and Mrs Pitfield for amazing play!
Our A and B teams played Oakmere Primary this week. It was an excellent opportunity for the Year 5s to play and experience a game against another school, and for our Year 6 children to enjoy another game situation. Although we lost the matches, the girls worked hard and made some excellent passes. I am really looking forward to our season next year!
Netball v Little Heath
The girls continued their challenge for the Potters Bar Primary League this week with a match at Little Heath School. They played brilliantly as a team, passing and moving around the court and defending the ball well. They found space and outplayed Little Heath, winning 13-2. The girls displayed fantastic sporting behaviour towards each other and the Little Heath team.
Last month, our Year 6 Football A Team took part in a competition held by Watford FC for local schools, which they won. They then went on to represent not only the school, but also the Watford FC Foundation, at the Utilita Cup held in Bedfordshire. This was a competition where all of the southern Championship clubs were represented. After topping their group in an undefeated run of games, they progressed to the semi-final against QPR. Facing a physical challenge, our team held firm and won 5-2 thanks to some incredible football! Up next, was the final, where we faced Reading FC. Throughout this game, the team played magnificently to turn around a 1-0 deficit into a 4-2 victory.
Representatives from Watford FC and Mr Fennell cheered them on as they lifted the trophy! Well done to everyone involved. The team will now go on to the final stage of the competition, where they will represent Watford FC against the winners of the North prior to the Championship final at Wembley Stadium in May. We can't wait!
Our Netball A and B Teams played at Ladbrooke School last week as part of the Potters Bar League. The girls played really well and worked hard as a team to produce a good result. Both teams narrowly missed out on a win, losing their matches by just one goal each.
The A team lost their game in the last minute of play, with Ladbrooke scoring the winner almost on the whistle. Final scores: A team 6-7, B team 4-5
Twenty talented athletes from Year 6 (and one exceptionally talented injured athlete) went to Stanborough School this morning to take part in an indoor athletics competition along with seven of the strongest schools in the district. Mrs Davies has been hosting athletics training before school this term, and all of the children have worked very hard to improve their performances across a range of events, as was evident today!
Miss Kropman had the pleasure of witnessing a multitude of successful field and track events throughout the course of the morning. In the field, all of our speed bounce children scored between 39 and 50 bounces (wow!), whilst James, David and Evie excelled in the long jump. Mila and Luke's triple jumps were unbeatable, whilst George C threw the furthest distance in the javelin competition. In the girls track events, meanwhile, our team consistently came second or third, with the crowning glory coming in the 4x1 lap relay as Evie, Tegan, Tiana and Mila stormed to victory! Saving the best results to last, the boys track events were truly remarkable. Second place finishes in the 2 + 2 lap relay and 6 lap paarlauf were secured and not one, not two, not three, but FOUR victories were recorded in the remaining events! First up was the obstacle relay won by Jake, David, Freddie and George C, and the same team were also victorious in the over/under relay. Our third gold medal position was claimed by James and Harry T in the 1 + 1 lap relay and, finally, our 4 x 1 lap relay team of Luke, Stanley, James and Harry T raced to first place in the last event of the day!
As a result of the boys team's phenomenal performances, they placed 1st overall and will therefore go forward to the area finals on Thursday! The girls sadly did not qualify this time, but were very close to doing so.
Well done to all of the children for representing Brookmans Park so brilliantly this morning. You have a very proud phase leader! Miss Kropman x
Boys: David, Freddie, George C, Harry T, Harvey, Jake, James, Luke, Ryan, Stanley
Girls: Bella, Eliza, Evie, Francesca, Gloria, Jasmine, Mabel, Mila, Serafina, Tegan, Tiana
The girls A team played their first Potters Bar Schools League match this week. They worked hard and played with great enthusiasm, passing and moving well and making some excellent attempts on target. However, Cuffley were a very strong, tall team who played brilliantly and won the match 12-1.
The girls were not put off and (after biscuits and a round of three cheers) they are looking forward to their next match!
Eliza was crowned our player of the match.
On an early, misty February Saturday morning, nine of our strongest Year 5&6 long distance runners took on Hertfordshire’s finest at the primary cross country trials. Each of the four races (Year 6 boys, Year 6 girls, Year 5 boys and Year 5 girls) comprised of a gruelling 1.6km course, with over 150 runners who had been selected by their schools taking part. The prize for the top ten finishers in each race was a place in the Hertfordshire squad for next month’s national finals, competing against all of the counties from across the country.
This reporter is thrilled to announce that all of our nine runners competed brilliantly, with all of them finishing in at least the top 30%! Notable successes included Ellie coming in 17th place in the Year 5 girls and Stanley coming in 14th in the Year 6 boys race. Most excitingly, however, we had not one, but two of our boys make the Hertfordshire squad! Congratulations to Luke, who came 6th in the Year 6 boys race and to Johnny, who came 9th in the Year 5 boys competition. I was exceptionally proud of all of our athletes this morning for representing the school so brilliantly. It was a real joy for myself, Mrs Johnson, Mr Fennell and Mrs Davies to support them, and I can’t wait for the finals in March!
Miss Kropman x
A team of our talented Year 6 footballers travelled to Watford FC to take part in a training session with a competition at the end.
Our team played magnificently and stole the show, winning the whole tournament and having a thoroughly enjoyable day at WFC.
In November, we were lucky enough to be visited by Courtney Tulloch. He is a young, up and coming Team GB gymnast, who has had much success in his first years of competing.
Coutney has won medals in the Commonwealth Games, National Games and World Championships, both individually and as part of the GB gymnastics team. His individual event is the rings.
During his assembly, he told the children all about his journey in gymnastics and how he got started. He was incredibly inspiring and the children watched his demonstration with great enthusiasm. Courtney even performed some stunts on the stage, and did a front flip over Mrs Zerny, Miss Kropman and Mr Neiman!
The children were able to look closely at his medals and ask him questions about his training and competitions.
During his visit, each class carried out a range of fitness exercises with Courtney, and the children collected sponsorship money to take part in the exercises. Great fun was had by all!
(Please see below for sponsorship details.)
£4500 has been raised by our amazing children!
An enormous thank you to all the parents and children of BP for the amazing amount raised during Courtney Tulluch's visit in November.
40% of the money raised goes towards training for young gymnasts in Team GB, whilst 60% goes towards sporting equipment for the school.
We intend to purchase some new gymnastics equipment to update the existing resources we have and be able to enhance the experience of gymnastics in school for our children.
Thank you all again for this amazing effort!
Last week, our Year 5 and football teams took part in the season opening District Football competition.
Both the girls and boys teams played very well, scoring some excellent goals and making some brilliant passes. They worked well as a team and communicated fantastically. Neither team conceded a game in the group stages and both made it into the final.
The girls played brilliantly. Their final was very close. Unfortunately, they missed out on first place, but were rewarded with the silver medal!
The boys successfully won their final and took home the first place medal. They will now move on to the South Herts Finals.
Well done to all the children who took part!
On Wednesday 16th November, the netball team took part in this year’s season opening District competition. The played a round robin set of matches against some really tricky teams. We came away with 2 wins (4-1 and 8-0) and then one very closely fought loss 0-2.
The girls communicated, passed and worked brilliantly as a team and every member was invaluable.
Well done, girls, for coming in 2nd place and claiming SILVER!
Two Year 5 teams took part in a tag rugby competition at Welwyn Garden City Rugby Club this week. They displayed some excellent skills, teamwork and determination. Year 5 and 6 learned yag rugby last half term as part of their PE lessons, and their knowledge and understanding of the game really showed.
They worked well together and played in two separate teams securing some fantastic points and wins.
We were awarded 3rd place overall. Well done!
The Year 5's from our netball club took part in a fixtures afternoon at Stanborough School. It was their first match and they played brilliantly. They put in so much effort and made some excellent passes. Well done girls I can't wait to see how you progress over the next few months!
Some of the Year 6 children from our Tag Rugby Club took part in a Welwyn Hatfield competition on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Trying out our new rugby kits they played excellently. Coming second overall and narrowly missing out in a nail biting final to St Michaels.
We are looking forward to the next competition, in November, where the rest of the Tag Rugby Club will also be able to showcase all the fantastic tactics and gameplay they have been learning.
Last week, all the Year 6 girls went to Monks Walk to celebrate 'Girls in Sport' as part of the This Girl Can initiative. They were the given the opportunity to play a variety of games and try new challenges. The girls had a great day and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
On Tuesday 11th October, some of our Year 5 and 6 boys attended the latest Monks Walk Football Fixtures afternoon.
They played really well as a team and made every effort to gain positive results. Unfortunately, on this occasion, they lost 0-1, 0-1 and 1-2. The outcome was always close and the boys were unlucky with the results, as each match could have gone either way.
Well played, boys. We are proud of your fantastic teamwork and resilience!
Some of our Year 3 and 4 children took part in an Indoor Athletics Festival at Stanborough School this week. The carried out different track and field events and performed brilliantly under the noise and pressure of the sports hall.
We won many of the track races in both the boys and girls events and did a fantastic job representing our school in the field events, too.
Well done to our Star Performers, Jack and Amelia, who won every event they took part in and scored the highest for the speed bounce and static jump of the day out of 150 children.
Well done to all the children who took part - what a fantastic team effort!
Today, Year 5 travelled to Monks Walk School and took part in a Tag Rugby Festival. They all had the opportunity to play in lots of matches against other schools from the area. They supported each other, cheered each other on and worked hard to make good tactical choices to help their team. There were a mixture of wins, losses and draws and a good time was had by all. Well done to everyone for representing the school so fantastically.
After successfully competing in a running competition at Monks Walk a few weeks ago, a group of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the district cross country finals at Stanborough on Wednesday.
Year 5 formed part of the Monks Walk team, working together to bring the team to victory against three other strong teams! Special mention to Johnny for coming first in the boys race and to Ellie, who came third in the girls race.
The Year 6 races were of a more individual nature. Well done to Francesca and Tegan who ran very well on a difficult course. Luke came second against some strong competition and will be invited to the next county stage.
All the runners deserve praise for taking part and representing Brookmans Park so admirably.
Well done to our Year 3 and 4 boys and girls football teams who took part in the Wroxham Football Competition this week. You all played fantastically. The boys made it to the semi-finals, working together fantastically as a team and just missing out on the finals. The girls played with such enthusiasm and showed amazing resilience in every game. Well to done all!
The girls football A team travelled to The Wroxham in Potters Bar this afternoon to take on their fellow strongest A teams from across the district. This fine elite included: Cranborne, Cuffley, Ladbrooke, Little Heath, Oakmere and The Wroxham.
Despite being in the 'group of death'(!), our plucky girls topped this (after a particularly tough 0-0 draw with Cuffley thanks to Bella's goalkeeping prowess and an incredible 6-0 victory against Cranborne with 5 (yes, FIVE!) goals from super striker Jasmine and a single from Evie. In a superb display of football, our semi-final was brilliantly battled against Little Heath. Wonderful midfield teamwork from Ellie, Mila and Tegan contributed greatly to our 2-0 win, with both goals scored by our Captain Fantastic, Evie.
In the final, we were pitted against The Wroxham, who were keen to win as tournament hosts. Despite them throwing everything against us, wonderful defensive work from Fran and Hannah retained our clean sheet. Meanwhile, in what can only be described as a 'wonder goal', we took the lead thanks to the exceptional combination of Evie's pinpoint pass and Jasmine's intelligent run to finish with aplomb. A further two goals soon followed courtesy of Evie, and Bella ONCE AGAIN kept a clean sheet in goal to ensure our 3-0 score line upon the final whistle.
With no goals conceded, a draw and all the other games resulting in wins, we joyously held the trophy aloft. What a fine start to the competitive season, girls!
Year 5 Fixtures Afternoon
Our Year 5 boys took part in the first football fixtures afternoon at Monks Walk School this week. They played brilliantly and worked really well as a team, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 1. A great start, boys!
This week, a group of our Year 6 children took part in the Athletics Competition at Gosling Sports Centre. They competed in sprint heats, sprint finals and relays.
The children worked really hard and put in every effort to get great results in their races. Their teamwork was amazing and they supported each other brilliantly.
The girls did really well, but unfortunately just missed out on a medal place. The boys, however, won 1st place overall with Harry and James both placing in medal positions in their individual races.
Well done, everyone!
The Netball Club took part in the first netball fixtures event of the year this afternoon and made a fabulous start to the season. In their first games against other schools in 12 months, the girls worked really hard, co-operated as a team and supported each other brilliantly. They played 3 matches, winning 2 and losing 1. The results were as follows:
St Johns Digswell 3-0 Brookmans Park
Commons Wood 0-3 Brookmans Park
St Johns 0- 2 Brookmans Park
Well done, girls!
Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon at Monks Walk Running Festival.
All the children ran in either the competitive race or the Fun Run and put in an amazing effort. We came 1st overall, and all of the children contributed to our winning result. Excitingly, Ellie, Johnny, Hunter, Pantelis and Archie and have also qualified to continue to the Welwyn Hatfield running finals next week!
Eliza came 3rd in the Fun Run event and smiled all the way.
We also took 3 elite Year 6 runners - Luke, Francesca and Tegan - who all qualified for the next stage of the finals.
Well done to Olivia for her Best Effort Award and to Finley for his Star Performer award.
Well done to everyone in Year 5. What an amazing way to start the year!