Wilson Stuart School won the prestigious Lord’s Taverner’s National Table Cricket Competition on Friday 9th June, to complete a remarkable quadruple without losing match during the 2016/17 Table Cricket Season. In total, the team played 22 matches during the season and finished up winning every single one of them taking the following titles along the way.
- CP Sport – National Table Cricket Winner December 2016
- Warwickshire Table Cricket Winners March 2017
- West Midlands Table Cricket Winners May 2017
- Lord’s Taverners National Table Cricket Champions June 2017
The biggest achievement of the 4 titles being victorious at the Lord’s Taverners 2017 National Table Cricket Finals at the home of cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, on 9th June.
Hosted at the Nursery Pavilion, it was Wilson Stuart School who claimed the championship having won their regional heat in the West Midlands before making their way to the national finals where they won their three group matches after losing the toss and being put into bat in each game by posting scores of 268, 312 and 309 to reach the final where they were again put into bat first and successfully defended a score of 258 and winning by 10 runs. Which was an amazing turn around for a team which had finished 9th at last year’s National Finals an experience which taught them a lot going into this year’s event. Four players in the winning team this year were present last year and were able to pass their experience onto the three new comers, with a special mention for Georgia Child who finished the competition with the player of the tournament along with a winners medal a remarkable achievement for someone who had only just started playing the game in September 2016.
In the 2017 competition, now in its 19th year, more than 300 schools have taken part and after county and regional heats, the final nine teams made it to the final after winning their own regional competition:
• Thomas Wolsey School
• Samuel Laycock School
• Ulverston Victoria School
• Angmering School
• Wilson Stuart School
• Beech Academy
• Woodlands School
• Victoria Education Centre
• The Glebe School
Click here to read an article in the Telegraph.
Thank you to the many parents who came to our Workshop on Handwriting, held here at Wilson Stuart on June 7th. We showed lots of ways to improve pupils’ fine motor skills by using everyday items already in the home so avoiding the need to buy expensive equipment.
After a presentation that outlined ways to support hand function, parents from Hedgehogs, Meerkats, Monkeys, 3.3 and 3.4 were able to work with their children on a wide range of fun activities from dressing the teddy and sand play to finger painting, threading and handwriting.
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In September 2017 we will be opening our new mainstream nursery. It will run from 8 till 6, every day all year round! While we work on getting it ready we welcome enquiries if you are interested in registering your child.
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Pupils in 3.3, 4.3, 5.3 were involved in a workshop with a focus on money. Parents had the opportunity to join in with their children in a maths lesson. Parents were able to see how their children work in the classroom and how money resources are used. Parents were also shown how money is taught throughout school and how progression is made. Furthermore, strategies on how parents can help support their children at home were discussed. A big thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop.
At the start of this term we held our Primary Residential! 12 children and 10 staff visited the Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer. We took part in lots of fantastic activities, beginning with bowling at Hollywood Bowl on our way there. At the centre we took part in Rock Climbing and Abseiling. We climbed to the top of the 10 metre tower, and some of us were brave enough to abseil back down to the ground. We also did some wheelchair abseiling and assisted climbing. We jumped, climbed and fell over on our Big Bounce session, which is a giant inflatable obstacle course. We had a fantastic campfire, singing silly songs and toasting marshmallows. We visited West Midland Safari park and fed the giraffes, saw the lions, tigers and elephants, watched the sealion perform, dodged the bats flying at us in the bat cave, and got to meet and handle a giant snail, a pygmy hedgehog and a very smelly ferret called Brian. For many of us it was our first time away from home, but we were well looked after with comfy beds and delicious food (and lots of it!) On our way home we took a walk through the Wyre Forest and went hunting for Gruffalo! All in all it was a fantastic week, and we had a great time. Looking forward to next year’s residential already!
The Table Cricket Team continued their remarkable year of being unbeaten all of this Academic Year with three comprehensive victories over Victoria School, Chadsgrove School and Wightwick School in their group games before beating Pen Hall School in the final to become the West Midlands Lord’s Taverners Champions for the second year in a row and qualify for the National Finals at the home of English Cricket Lord’s on the 9th June. The team will hope to add to their three titles already won this year, CP Sport National Champions, Warwickshire Champions and West Midlands Regional Champions by being crowned Lord’s Tavewrners National Champions!!!
On Tuesday 21st March the Giraffes class went to the level 2 School Games Boccia and Kurling Competition at Sutton College. Josh, Chenai and Weronika made up the Kurling team and went on to win every match during the day to take the gold medal and qualify for the Level 3 School Games Birmingham Finals in July.
Jah Jah, Abdulla and Billy took part in the boccia and won every match until the final where they were narrowly beaten by Timberley School into second place and Holly, Firoz and Daniel again only lost one match on their way to winning the bronze medal and finishing third overall. Both teams should now also qualify for the Level 3 School Games Birmingham Finals in July.
On the Wednesday 23rd March all KS3 pupils worked together on activities based around the Battle of Hastings. Pupils participated in a group quiz, coloured in pictures to build a group picture of the Bayeux Tapestry and took part in an archery competition with the help of Mrs Ladkin and Mrs Fowler. The pupils then organised themselves into 2 teams, a Norman (blue) team and the English (red) team and re-enacted what happened in the battle of Hastings with King Harold (Mr Perrens) being shot in the eye with an arrow and killed. William (Mr Jackson) was then crowned “William the Conqueror”. With drinks and cookies to finish, the pupils from 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 had an enjoyable afternoon.