GOLD Sainsbury’s School Games

Go Gomer! We were awarded a Gold Mark in acknowledgement of all our super sporting events and successes in 2015/2016. We are maintaining the gold standard. 

Sainsburys Mark

Sainsbury’s School Games Mark: 2016 – 2017

Gomer Junior School is proud to announce that it was, for the second year running, awarded the ‘Sainsbury’s Schools GOLD Award’ for providing wide ranging and high quality sporting opportunities for its pupils.

We will be striving to achieve the GOLD award at the end of 2016/2017 and are already underway with both in school and inter-school clubs, training and competitions.

Deputy Head Teacher Mr Potter and PE and Inclusion Leader Miss Holden   are making full use the school’s involvement with the Gosport Schools Sports Partnership, Chelsea FC and Alverstoke Tennis Club in order to provide sporting opportunities to all pupils within the school. Miss Holden is leading the ‘Change for Life’ programme in school. Gomer will continue to offer a  ‘Gomer Mile’/Gomer Dance break time activity slot to encourage participation in sport and to improve levels of pupil fitness. Additionally, Head Teacher Mrs Mulhall continues to promote the sporting prowess of the school through her a Sports Ambassador role within the Youth Sport Trust.

Pupils from across the school are scheduled to be involved in activities which will contribute to our application for a third successive Gold Mark Award.
The following activities are planned/already running:

  • Gomer Football Club – Year 5 and 6 girls and boys
  • Gomer Netball Club – Year 4,5 and 6 girls and boys
  • Chelsea Football Training – All year groups girls and boys
  • Year 6 boys football tournament – September 2017
  • Year 5/6 mixed table tennis festival/tournament –October 2017
  • Year 6 girls football tournament – November 2017
  • Years 5/6 swimming festival/gala – November/December 2017
  • Years 5/6 dance festival – December 2017

Further activities involving all year groups will be arranged for the spring and summer terms.

Quotes:

Year 5 Pupil: “It was great fun taking part in the table tennis tournament as it is not something usually done at junior school.”
Year 6 pupil: “It was good to have runners in the area cross-country final even though they did not win.”

We have enjoyed another energetic and highly successful year of sport. The pupils from all year groups have competed in a number of intra-school and interschool events and competitions, with many victories and special performances along the way.

Deputy Head Teacher  Mr Potter has made full use the school’s involvement with the Gosport Schools Sports Partnership in order to provide sporting opportunities to all pupils within the school. Miss Holden, PE Leader has been approached for Gomer to be local mentors for the C4L Programme due to our many successes. Additionally, Mrs Mulhall is a Sports Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust due to our sporting offer.

Year 3 pupils were involved in a cluster gymnastics festival, held at a local secondary school. One of the teams entered was successful in reaching the final.

The whole of the lower school, Years 3 and 4 took part in a tennis festival at Alverstoke Tennis club, where again, success was found.

Year 5 took 8 teams to a Futsal competition. This is a quick fire version of indoor soccer and is great for fitness and skill. All the top places were awarded to Gomer teams.

Cricket has come to the fore this year. Year 4 was involved in the Autumn term which they thoroughly enjoyed. In June, Year 6 took a girls team and a mixed team to two separate tournaments at Privett Park, Gosport. Both teams were successful and will be participating in the Hampshire finals at The Ageas Bowl towards the end of June.

Tag Rugby, Year 5/6 Tennis, Girls Football and Basketball, saw victories at cluster and area level. Each of these sports was represented by a Gomer team at the Sainsburys Hampshire Games, Aldershot on Friday 19 June 2015.

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A list of sporting achievements, so far, during 2014/2015 is included below.

Tag rugby – Winners of Y5/6 cluster and area competitions

Girls football – Winners of cluster and area competitions

Gosport Girls School Cup Winners

Basketball – Winners of cluster and area competitions

Tennis – Winners of Y/5/6 cluster competition

Tennis – Winners of y3/4 festival

Cricket – Winners of girls Kwik Cricket

Cricket – Winners of Mixed Cricket

Futsal – First 8 places in Y5 cluster comp

Gymnastics – Cluster winners Year 3

Year 5 mixed football – Finals of Chelsea FC 7-a-side competition. Chelsea training ground.

Quotes:

Year 6 Cricket: “We played really well and learnt a lot. We were very pleased to win!” – Cassie Clark age 11

Girls Football: “The games are always good to play in and everyone shows good sportsmanship” Holly Gladding age 11

Tag Rugby: “ At the Hampshire Games we really pulled together and got some good results. There was amazing sportsmanship at the end of the games” Adam Adcock age 11

Tennis: “ I like the fun and the competitive parts of tennis. At the Hampshire Games we got some good results!” Joe Bell Age 11