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Girls under 10's Futsal

Girls from Year 4 and 5 represented Broadclyst in the Under 10’s futsal competition as part of the Exeter and Mid-Devon school games at St Luke’s school on Tuesday 23rd January.

Upon arriving the girls were excited to learn that they were to play 8 fixtures over the course of the event against all the other schools in attendance.  Each fixture was only to last six minutes, however there was only a two minute break between fixtures and to increase the intensity still further there was only one break allocated for the team over the 8 fixtures! 

After starting their fixtures with a 0-0 draw against Wynstream, which included an excellent performance from Jessie, they then won their next 3 fixtures in a row including a highly impressive 4-0 victory against Wilcombe. This included a hat trick from Tegan to take her total for the competition to 4 goals.  The team then drew two of their remaining fixtures 0-0, with impressive performance from Lucy and Bronwyn in defence and Emily in goal. After losing to a very strong Wynstream team, the team ensured that they finished on a high note beating Montgomery in their final game thanks to Isabelle scoring her third goal of the competition with the last kick of the game.

The team were soon to find out how valuable that last minute winning goal would turn out to be, discovering that they had finished in an excellent 3rd place; not only winning bronze medals but also the opportunity to go through to the county finals later on in the term. Every one of the six players involved were hugely proud of this superb achievement and were proudly displaying their medals, accompanied by loud cheers of ‘bronze medallists!’ 

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Multiskills years 3 & 4

A group of pupils from Year 3 and 4 participated in a Multi-Sports event at Clyst Vale on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

The pupils, along with those from two other local schools were placed into mixed groups and took part in a carousel of four activities.  These included; Benchball, Football dribbling, Athletics hurdles and ladders and a shooting activity at a range of cones, targets and basketball hoops. 

Every pupil really enjoyed the activities with Billy’s favourite being the Football activity, while Arsene really enjoyed the shooting activity.  

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Exeter Football League

A football team from Year 5 and 6 represented the school in the latest set of Exeter Primary Football League fixtures at St Peter’s school on Monday 22nd January.

In the first fixture against St Nicholas the team started well and dominated possession throughout, although Fraser, Maddie and Joel in defence were required to make timely interceptions to ensure the score remained 0-0 at half time.  During the second half the team’s patience was rewarded through a goal by Harry and they added a second goal through an own goal just before the final whistle to achieve a 2-0 win.

By kick-off for the second match against Newton St Cyres the team had warmed up to the chilly conditions and moved the ball quickly throughout as a team, going into the second half leading 4-0 thanks to two goals from Harry, with Ben and Fraser also scoring.  Fraser’s goal was a driven shot from the half-way line, which he celebrated by asking if he could now be the team’s main striker!  In the second half the team added 2 further goals with Nathan scoring a well-earnt finish before Harry sealed his hat-trick with an excellent strike into the top corner leaving the goalkeeper no chance.  In the final minute Max ensured his clean sheet for the afternoon making an excellent fingertip save to ensure the final score was a comprehensive 6-0 victory. 

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Sports hall Athletics Year 5 & 6

A team of 12 pupils from Year 5 and 6 participated in Sports hall athletics at St Luke’s school as part of the School Games series on Wednesday 10th January.

The morning comprised of an carousel of both track and field events with points from each event being compiled to find the winning school.  The track events included both a 1-lap individual race and a 2-lap relay, while the field events comprised of; speed bounce, vertical jump, standing long jump and chest push testing the competitors jumping and throwing ability.

Every pupil performed admirably both individually and as a team, with particular highlights including the girls’ team winning their relay in an extremely impressive time, and Joaquim, Ben, Daniel and Harriet all achieving the superb feat of over 55 speed jumps in just 20 seconds!  All of these performances combined resulted in the team from Broadclyst achieving 1st place in the competition and a place in the County finals.  The cheer from the team when they discovered the result could be heard by all throughout the Year 5 and 6 classrooms and all involved were rightfully proud of their achievement.

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500 Words Competition 2018

The 500 Words competition has now officially launched in school! Children from all classes will be writing stories of any length, up to 500 Words. These will be submitted to the Radio 2 competition, in the hope of winning a prize at the Grand Final, which is being held this year at Hampton Court Palace. The stories are judged on originality, plot, characterization, language and most importantly, enjoyment. The children have been given tips on how to write a great story this week in assembly and are now all ready to get writing.

As part of the school’s World Book Day celebrations, we will also be hosting our very own 500 words competition in school. This proved so successful in KS2 last year, it has now been opened up to all ages in the school. We will be selecting a Bronze, Silver and Gold in two categories, KS1 and KS2. The judging panel this year will include our school librarians and members of the school leadership team, and we are very lucky this year to have a special guest judge – the popular children’s author Tanya Landman!

The winners will be announced on World Book Day, when the winning stories will be read out by the class teachers during assembly. More information on 500 words can be found here. Good luck everyone!


Table Tennis Tournament

The table tennis squad took part in a tournament in Plymouth on Sunday 14th January.

This was an important match for the school – we had won the previous round and had made it through to the zone finals. In these more challenging matches, we were facing a school from each of the neighbouring counties – Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall. Our first matches were against Dorset, who were excellent. They won most of their matches against us, and the BCPS pupils quickly realised that this was going to be more tricky than our previous round. Charlie said: “It was very fun, but hard at the same time.”

Our next matches were against a school from Somerset. The pupils from Broadclyst began to get into their stride, and we went on to draw against them four matches to four. Finally, we played the team from Cornwall and all of the BCPS squad played exceptionally. Overall, we beat the Cornish team five matches to three. This was crucial as it meant that we came second in the competition overall, coming just behind the Dorset team. As runners up, we qualified for the regional finals which will take place at the start of February in Bristol. Could the Broadclyst team make it to the nationals?

Our four members had a great day. Freddie said: “It was an enjoyable challenge” and Ben, who hadn’t been to this type of event before said: “Today was my first tournament and the people I played were a lot better than I expected. It was very fun.” 

Marlon had a particularly good tournament as he won all of his games. Reflecting on his toughest match, he said they were a challenge because they were “really good at top spin” – though he managed to win by the end. It was a shame that Fraser wasn’t able to make this game as he was poorly, but we are looking forward to going to Bristol as a team once again next month. Wish us luck!


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Futsal Year 5 Competition

A team of seven Year 5 boys represented the school in a futsal competition at St Luke’s as part of the Exeter and Mid-Devon school games on Tuesday 10th January.

They initially played four matches within the group stage of the competition, aiming to get through to the medal matches.  In the first game they beat Montgomery 1-0 thanks to a goal from Ben, before playing their next match against Whipton Barton, where they drew 0-0 with both Nathan and Ethan unlucky not to score.  The entire competition was played at a fast pace, with each match lasting just six minutes and only a two minute break between games.  To finish the group stage they faced Wynstream, where Ethan scored to salvage a 1-1 draw before putting together their best team performance in the last game against Wilcombe where both Nathan and Charlie scored to secure a 2-0 victory.

As a result of this Broadclyst finished second in their group and went through to a semi-final against Landscore. Landscore started quickly and soon raced into a 3-0 lead despite the valiant defensive efforts from Max and Jack throughout the entire tournament. Otto pulled one goal back but despite creating a number of other chances the score remained 3-1.  In the final game they faced Montgomery again, in a repeat of the first game and were unfortunately defeated in a tight game by the only goal from Montgomery.

All the boys worked extremely hard, despite the wet and wintry conditions and were highly unfortunate to finish fourth overall but have some excellent team performances and goals to look back on with pride. 

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Fundraising for Ethiopia


Three Broadclyst KS1 teachers have set themselves a big challenge. Miss Laura Fox, Miss Charlotte Clark and Miss Rachel Smith hope to travel to our partner school in Bekumsa Biya, Ethiopia over the Easter holidays where they are planning on teaching classes and passing on their knowledge, as well as bringing back valuable cultural experience and a project to share with the children here and to enrich our curriculum. Whilst they are over there, they will also be visiting another school to establish a new partnership for Westclyst School. They will then plan a new project with the Ethiopian teachers and work on it together when back in Broadclyst.

Broadclyst School has maintained a successful partnership with Bekumsa Biya for the past eight years, with support from the British Council. However, due to new restrictions surrounding the British Council’s funding agreements, this year we need to raise a total of £3500 for the three to be able to travel and spend a week working with the teachers at Bekumsa Biya.
We are therefore asking for parents’ support this year to sustain this valuable partnership, and will be will be hosting some fundraising events.

• In the upcoming weeks there will be a Bake Off fundraiser that promises to be an exciting and fun event. You may wish to donate cakes for a bake sale or enter your fancy creations to be judged by our very own Broadclyst Bake Off team. All profits made will go directly to the Broadclyst – Ethiopia fund. The winners of the each Bake Off will see themselves entered into the final where the overall winner will be rewarded with the golden Bake Off apron and some goodies to inspire future baking. For all year groups to have a chance to enter we have designated a week to each. More information will be coming out soon.

• Did you know the average child in Ethiopia walks 2.8km to school every morning? That’s why the children will be participating in a sponsored walk of 2.8km within the school day on Friday 9th February and we will be asking them to collect sponsorship to help raise funds for the trip.

• Finally, we are hosting a traditional family games night. So, if you are amazing at Articulate, go crazy for Bingo or love a game of Uno, come along on 15th March with the whole family for lots of fun playing against fellow families and friends - we will provide chips and a raffle to keep you entertained throughout the night.

Alongside this, staff at Broadclyst are committing themselves to a 24-hour run! Yes, that’s right… 24 hours! Staff are staying overnight at school and tag teaming, running all day and night on 8th/9th February to raise money.
We hope that you will support our teachers and school with this project and appreciate the importance it will make to the school in Ethiopia, as well as our own.

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