SWIMMING - 17 MAY 2019
The Lady Boswell’s Boys’ Freestyle team made up of George L, Callum LR, James H and Vince R-W took part in the South East Region Swimming Championships in Guildford last Saturday.
The boys swam a personal best time of 1.1175 beating their time in the Kent Championships of 1.1357 and finishing 5th in their heat. The top three from the final would go to the next stage taking place in Sheffield, and the boys had a nail-biting wait to hear whether they had earned a place in that final. The boys were eventually placed 9th overall on the night and swam amazingly. Well done boys, we take our hats off to you all!
Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for all that she has done for the squad and for being with the team on the night, and thanks too go to Mark Holmes and Mark Horne for all their support in training the squad over recent years.
TENNIS - 17 MAY 2019
On Wednesday of this week, four girls represented Lady Bowell's at the Kent Schools Girls Red Team Tennis Event at Bromley Tennis Centre. The girls competed against other schools from across Kent.
The team of Jessica vK, Maya H-B Charlotte E and Issy dW faced tough opposition but all played really well. They all showed great determination and finished as the unbeaten overall winners of the event!
Well done to all of them!
TENNIS - 17 MAY 2019
On Wednesday 4 of our Year 2 boys, Stefan vdM,Teddy A, Aiden V and Jack C took part in the Kent Tennis Primary Schools Competition. They all had great fun, played brilliantly and won second place in their group!
HOCKEY - 3 MAY 2019
On Thursday afternoon, two Lady Boswell’s hockey teams went to the Hollybush astroturf to compete in a hockey festival. Each team competed against 7 other teams resulting in a very energetic afternoon for all. Both teams played some excellent hockey and the children represented the school impeccably.
One team won their group without conceding a single goal! The other team also competed well and came 4th in their group. Our group winning team played St John's in the final but sadly lost to a stronger team. Our thanks to Mrs Barrett for leading this event with our teams.
CROSS COUNTRY - 3 MAY 2019
On Friday of last week, nine children from Years 5 and 6 represented Lady Boswell’s at a cross country event in Hildenborough. The children competed against other state and prep schools from the local area.
The course was dry but challenging, winding through uneven woods, bluebell trails, fallen logs and a small stream, with a small hill near to the end of the finish line. All the children who competed did exceptionally well finishing in the top 12 runners. On the day Emily T won silver and Lucy C won gold in a super battle for the finish line. Well done to Nathan S, Henry B, Chris O, JJ S, George L, Nine E, Lily E, Emily T and Lucy C. and thank you to Mrs Johnson for being the adult in charge on the day.
LEXI - OFF TO THE NATIONALS - 26 APRIL 2019
Lexi W (Year 6) is going from strength-to-strength and has now been selected for the Nationals!
At the beginning of April, Lexi won an overall silver medal at the South East Championships and, as a result, has earned a spot competing at her first National Championships. She is one of 4 girls at Level 4 (ages 10+) selected to represent the England South East region (the only one from Kent!). The competition takes place Stoke-Upon-Trent on 25 May. This is the culmination of years of training and we all wish her every success.
JUDO SUCCESS - 26 APRIL 2019
We were delighted to hear from our Activities Extra Judo Instructor, Vic Court, that George C and William B (both in Year 2) won Bronze Medals in the Spring Master Class Competition which took place at the beginning of April. Well done to them both.
SWIMMING GALA - 26 APRIL 2019
This week, our KS2 children took part in our annual Swimming Gala at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre.
The children were all very excited and vociferous in their support of their houses. The children took part in races of lengths, 2 widths, freestyle relays and mixed medley relays. This year there was also a distance race over 2 lengths. During the event, Year 6 were timed resulting in Ruth G breaking both the front crawl and fly School record. Callum LR broke the backstroke School record.
Ruth G and Will G also set the record for the new distance race, and then Year 6 ended the Gala with a fun race ‘Surf’s Up’. The overall Gala winners were McKinley, but every competitor represented their house with determination and pride.
Our thanks to the many parents to came along to the support the children, and to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for organising the event.
CHANCE 2 DANCE/LOVE 2 DANCE - 2 APRIL 2019
During the last 2 weeks, a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in the 2019 Chance2Dance Schools Special and also in the Love2Dance event. At these shows they performed amongst other dances, a contemporary piece, choreographed by Victoria Johnson.
They have all worked extremely hard in Dance Club during the last few terms and their enthusiasm and excellent performance at the recent shows was commented on by many, including a Royal Ballet instructor who commented that the standard of dance was extremely high for their age group. Miss Johnson has been thrilled to teach them and would like to thank them all for their determination and hard work. A former Lady Boswell’s pupil, Miss Johnson is a professional dancer and currently touring around the country with The Tina Turner Experience. Despite a busy schedule, we are delighted that she finds time to return to the School and work with our Dance Club.
Our thanks to the parents who supported the Dance Club at these events, and Mrs Johnson who escorted the girls for both performances.
HOCKEY CONGRATULATIONS TO MISHA - 22 MARCH 2019
Many congratulations to Misha G from Hawthorn Class, who took part in the Kent County U10s Hockey Championships with Sevenoaks Hockey Club. After five gruelling hours of hockey, Misha scored in a penalty shoot-out, and the team went on to win the cup.
INFANT AGILITY - 22 MARCH 2019
Wednesday of this week saw 19 children from both Year 1 and Year 2 taking part in the Kent School Games at Knole Academy.
With over 200 children taking part from schools from across the district, the teams took part in lots of different sporting events. They got to show off their skills in throwing foam javelins, bowling, speed bouncing, long jump, running and chest pushing. Putting new athletic-linked skills into practice certainly fired them up, and they all took part with great enthusiasm. The overall winners will go through to the next stage and represent the Sevenoaks District.
TENNIS - 15 MARCH 2019
A couple of weeks ago, Jago G, Aaron P, Christopher O, Callum LR, George L and Will G from Year 6 represented Lady Boswell’s in the Sevenoaks School’s Green Boys Doubles Tennis Tournament. Each pair played really well and held their own in some tough matches. The boys enjoyed the tournament and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout.
KENT SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 15 MARCH 2019
Four Year 6 children and four Year 5 children took part in the Kent Swimming Championships last weekend in Margate, competing in both individual races and relays.
Ruth G from Year 6 swam the 50m butterfly taking the silver medal and achieving a personal best time. Megumi W from Year 6 swam in the 50m breaststroke heat, finishing first and achieving a personal best time. Zofia S, also from Year 6 swam in the 50m backstroke heat, finishing 2nd and achieving a personal best. Both Megumi and Zofia just missed out on medals.
Ruth and Zofia then swam in a head-to-head 50m freestyle, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively. Ruth finished as the 4th best freestyler in Kent—an amazing achievement.
A boys freestyle relay team made up of Callum LR, James H, Vince RW and Nathan S finished 3rd in their heat and 5th overall in Kent, just missing out on medals. An awesome performance from them all.
The girls freestyle relay team made up of Ruth G, Megumi W, Zofia S and Emily T finished 4th in their heat and 7th overall in Kent. The same Lady Boswell’s team then took part in the final race of the day, the girls mixed medley relay, taking the bronze medal. They now wait to see if they qualify for the regional championships in Surrey.
Well done to all of our swimmers, who competed against other talented children from all over Kent, from both the State and Independent School system.
Our thanks to Mrs Johnson for being there on the day and for all her hard work and encouragement with the Swim Squad.
GYMNASTICS SUCCESS - 8 MARCH 2019
After to a tough selection process, Lexi W from Year 6 is one of 8 girls at her level to be selected for the 2019 Southeast Regional women’s artistic gymnastics squad. In addition to her normal club sessions, this squad supplements her training with different coaches across the four counties; a tremendous opportunity.
On the 6th April she will take part in the Southeast regional grades and we hope that she will then qualify for the nationals! Go Lexi!
RAPID FIRE CRICKET FESTIVAL - 8 MARCH 2019
Eight Year 2 children took part this week in a Rapid Fire Cricket Festival at Knole Academy. The Lady Boswell’s team were in a group with Anthony Roper and Seal Primary School. The children got to work on their batting, fielding and team work skills, playing Chevening and Sevenoaks Country Primary in the next group. As the games progressed the children became more confident and worked more cohesively.
The competition was great fun, with the Lady Boswell’s Team taking a very respectable 5th place overall and with St. John’s Primary School being the winners.
Well done to all of the children that took part and our thanks to Mrs Johnson for attending this event with them.
JUDO SUCCESS - 8 MARCH 2019
Vic Court, our Activities Extra Judo instructor has updated us with the latest Judo news ...
Congratulations to William B from Maple Class who won a Gold Medal at Saturday’s Rose Hill School Judo Competition. George C, also from Maple Class, won a Silver medal in his group at the same event. Well done to both boys.
INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - 1 MARCH 2019
There was great excitement in School on Wednesday of this week when the Inter-house Hockey Tournament took place.
With the sun shining, the house teams produced fast-paced and exciting play. Each house played one another and the rest of the School were on the side lines to cheer them on.
The overall winners were Everest. Thank you to Mrs Barrett for umpiring the games.
INTER-HOUSE RAPID FIRE CRICKET - 1 MARCH 2019
Last week, a number of KS1 children took part in an inter-house Rapid Fire Cricket Tournament. This sport is an adaption of the game of kwick cricket but it is one which is more suitable for younger pupils. It forms a new Lady Boswell’s annual competitive inter-house event allowing our KS1 pupils more of an opportunity to take part in competitive sport with a whole school impact.
This competition was keenly contested, with McKinley taking the silverware, closely followed by Everest. All of the competitors were well supported by their fellow house-mates.
NETBALL TOURNAMENT - 1 MARCH 2019
Just before the ‘half term’ holiday, the Lady Boswell’s Netball Team played in a tournament at Knole Academy against St. John’s CE Primary School and Sevenoaks County Primary School.
The game against Sevenoaks Primary was an end-to-end game with the opposition scoring first. This didn’t stop Lady Boswell’s who then took control of the game, and went on to win 12-7.
Our second game was against St. John’s School, who have only just joined the Netball League. Again, there was some very exciting play, but Lady Boswell’s experience, skill and determination led to them to a 9-1 win. Well done to our team and our thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the team on the day.
TENNIS - 15 FEBRUARY 2019
Well done to our Boys Orange Tennis Doubles teams, who competed against 18 other pairs recently in a tournament at Sevenoaks School. All of the boys played exceptionally well, with Nicolaj H-B (Year 5) and Thomas S (Year 4) taking 4th place.
Well done to all of the competitors.
SWIMMING - 15 FEBRUARY 2019
We are proud to tell you that last week, Ruth G, from Oak Class won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly race at the Kent Swimming Championships. Racing took place at Crystal Palace and with this win, Ruth also successfully smashed her personal best. Well done Ruth!
NETBALL - 8 FEBRUARY 2019
Our Netball team, comprised of girls and boys from Year 6, took part in a rescheduled league match earlier this week. The game took place on home territory against a visiting team from Amherst. It was a fantastic and hard fought match, with the score at 5-5 until the last minute of the match, when the visitors scored a final goal! Thank you to many of The Orchard children and Mrs Harman for their support from the side lines. Thank you too to Mrs Johnson for supervising proceedings.
BASKET BALL - 8 FEBRUARY 2019
Last Friday, braving the snow and ice, eight Year 6 children took part in the Kent Schools’ Games Basketball competition at Medway Park, Gillingham.
Our team were in Group A with 6 other schools from all over Kent. Lady Boswell’s were representing the Sevenoaks and Malling region. After a shaky start, Lady Boswell’s got into a rhythm, eventually winning 3 games on the trot and finishing in 4th place in their group. They then went on to place the 4th placed team from Group B, Maidstone, and were finally placed 8th overall in Kent.
The overall winners of the tournament were Ashford, who Lady Boswell’s had beaten in the group competition (10-8) in what was a very physical and exciting game. The children played some excellent basketball and great sportsmanship was shown throughout the day.
An enormous thank you to the parents for enabling the children to take part, and to Mrs Johnson for leading the team.
TENNIS - 8 FEBRUARY 2019
Lady Boswell’s School was represented by 5 girls (Ania, Lillie, Bea, Katie and Nina) in the Sevenoaks Schools Doubles Orange Tournament. The competition was very tough and all of the girls did extremely well. Well done to Ania and Katie who beat the pair from Amherst School.
ALTERNATIVE SPORTS - 1 FEBRUARY 2019
Wednesday evening of this week saw 9 children taking part in an Alternative Sports Festival at Knole Academy. The children had the opportunity to participate in 4 half-hour sessions of sport including Parcours, Karate, ‘Little Muskateers’ and Boxing. These sessions certainly inspired them all, with the participants sharing some of their experiences with the rest of the School in the Golden Book Assembly yesterday. Again, our thanks go to Mrs Johnson for leading the group.
NETBALL - 1 FEBRUARY 2019
On Monday, the Netball Team went to Knole Academy to play 2 league games against other local primary schools. The first match was against Anthony Roper, who beat us 6-0. The score did not reflect the fantastic netball produced by our team, and despite this loss, the Lady Boswell’s team picked themselves up and went on to beat Otford Primary School 4-0. Thank you to Mrs Johnson for attending this event.
KS2 CROSS COUNTRY - 25 JANUARY 2019
Last Friday, all of our KS2 children took part in the annual KS2 Inter-house Cross Country Tournament. We were extremely proud of the tenacity and team spirit that all of the children showed, but, McKinley continued their sporting success by winning this event quite convincingly. Our thanks to the Staff who marshalled this event
BASKETBALL - 25 JANUARY 2019
Our Basketball team took part in a semi-final at Aylesford Secondary School last week. They played against St. Katherine’s Primary School, with our team winning 40-18! This victory means that they go forward shortly to represent Kent—what an amazing achievement, well done to them all. We look forward to letting you know how they get on.
Well done, to our amazing team, thank you to the parents who supported them, and thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the team.
NETBALL - 18 JANUARY 2019
The Primary Netball League competitions started on Monday night at Knole Academy. Lady Boswell’s fielded 2 teams of mixed Year 6 girls and boys, they had convincing wins over both Sevenoaks County Primary and Edenbridge Primary School, and are looking forward to the next round. Well done to both teams, thanks to the parents for their support and thanks to Mrs Johnson for leading the teams.
BASKETBALL - 7 DECEMBER 2018
Last night Alex, Fin, George, Samuel, Harry, Neve T, Neve E, and Lexi G from Year 6, took part in a Basketball Tournament at Knole Academy.
Lady Boswell’s were in Group B, alongside St. Thomas’ School, 2 teams from Anthony Roper School, an ‘all star’s’ team and Seal St. Lawrence School.
The matches, often ending with very close scores, were exciting with some super skill and teamwork on display.
Lady Boswell’s won their Group contest and went forwad to a playoff against winners of Group A, Dunton Green School.
With an exciting game in which the score was extremely close, it ended with a 10-9 win for our team. The Lady Boswell’s Basketball Team now goes forward to the Kent Games which will take place in Aylesford.
Well done to all of the children and thanks to Mrs Johnson for managing the team on the day.
CROSS COUNTRY - 7 DECEMBER 2018
Last week , runners from Years 2, 3 and 4 took part in the New Beacon Cross Country Cup.
It was heavy-going under foot, but all of the runners performed extremely well and showed great tenacity. Particular congratulations go to Lola S and Isla S from Year 2 for taking Gold and 2nd places respectively in their age group. In the Year 4 competition, Jessica T took 4th place and Anna L took the Gold!
Well done to all concerned and thanks to Mrs Barrett for managing the team on the day.
FOOTBALL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018
Well done to our footballers who took part in a football tournament at Knole Academy on Monday. Despite losing both games, against Churchill Primary and St Thomas’ Primary School, the players made a cohesive team and showed great sportsmanship
CROSS COUNTRY - 23 NOVEMBER 2018
10 children from Lady Boswell’s took part in the Kent Cross Country Championships last Saturday at The Detling Showground.
The children all performed extremely well against a very strong field, with Schools from all over Kent. Our runners from Years 3, 4 and 5 were all placed in the top 25 runners for their age group, with three Year 4 girls just missing out on a team medal, finishing in 4th place overall.
A huge thank you to Mrs Johnson and Mrs Barrett for being with the children on the day.
TAG RUGBY - 23RD NOVEMBER 2018
Thursday afternoon saw the keenly contested Inter-house Tag Rugby Competition.
Following closely on the heels of the KS1 Cross Country success, McKinley were the victors, with children from all houses showing great tenacity and good sportsmanship.
Well done to all of the supporters from around the School who cheered their teams on in the face of both success and defeat.
CROSS COUNTRY - 2 NOVEMBER 2018
Congratulations to our KS2 Cross Country Runners who took part in the District Cross Country competition this week at Radnor House School.
Our Year 3/4 girls team won the Team Shield for their age group, with Maisie H being placed 3rd overall. Pedri VdM performed outstandingly, coming 6th in the boys Year 3/4 age group. All our runners performed outstandingly and should be commended for their determination and good sportsmanship.
CROSS COUNTRY - 2 NOVEMBER 2018
With the sun shining and leaves fluttering to the ground, our KS1 children took part in the KS1 Interhouse Cross Country competition.
This popular and hard-fought race certainly brought out the best in the children. With every child taking part, they put in great effort and good sportsmanship was shown by all.
For the first time ever, McKinley were the winners of this event—well done the yellows!
CROSS COUNTRY - 19 OCTOBER 2018
On Friday, 12th October, a large group of children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a cross country event at Somerhill School. The children ran in races in their year groups and competed against schools from all over Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
Years 3 and 4 ran 1,100m and Years 5 and 6 ran 1,500m with a horrendously long steep hill to finish each of the courses! The children all performed exceptionally well with Maisie H in Year 4 taking a Bronze Medal and Lucy C in Year 5 just missing out on a medal. Well done to them all, but particular congratulations to those children who were competing for the first time. Our thanks to Miss Chivers and Mrs Johnson for giving their time to lead this event.
FOOTBALL - 19 OCTOBER 2018
This week, our Football Team played 2 matches against Edenbridge and Antony Roper School. In the first match they had a tough start but the boys scored their first goal. This put them into a good rhythm and, after some good passing play, they scored a second goal. They finished well with a 3-0 victory. An outstanding performance by Chris from year 5. In their second match against Antony Roper, the team were buoyant. With an outstanding performance from JJ, this meant that Antony Roper struggled to get any shooting opportunities. The first half ended 3-0 to LB. After a mix up of communication, Antony Roper got a goal back, however, the team stayed strong, not allowing them back into the game. The final tally was 5-1 to Lady Boswell’s. Well done to all, and our thanks to Mr Saunders for coaching the team.
NETBALL AND FOOTBALL - 12 OCTOBER 2018
Always a rousing event, the Interhouse Netball and Football tournaments took place last week. All competitors took part with determination and good sportsmanship, and all house supporters cheered with enthusiasm. Congratulations to K2 for taking the netball prize and to Mont Blanc for taking the football prize.
FOOTBALL - 12 OCTOBER 2018
On Monday, JJ, George, Fin, Callum, Will, Alex and Christopher from Year 6 and Georgia and Charlotte from Year 5 competed in a football tournament at St Michael’s School. The team played exceptionally well, working hard in the group stage to secure a couple of wins, coming third overall in their group. They then secured a place in the Plate final match against St. John’s School; the Lady Boswell’s players kept focused and pressed for an early goal. They communicated well with each other and demonstrated superb teamwork, staying strong in defence and passing the ball quickly up the field to secure another three goals. With a final score of 4-0, Lady Boswell’s won the Plate. Well done to the football team and thank you to Mrs Barrett for coaching and supporting the team throughout the tournament.
FOOTBALL - 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
On Monday, Christopher, George, Fin, Alex and Callum from Year 6, and Georgia and Charlotte from Year 5 competed in the Somerhill U11 football tournament. 12 teams played 4 matches each, with the winners from each group going through to the Cup Final. Lady Boswell’s stormed through their group winning every match and not conceding a single goal. In a hard fought final that ended 0-0, the game went to penalties; our team kept calm, and with a combination of accurate shots on goal and highly skilled goalkeeping, our team were victorious. Excellent teamwork and some really impressive football. Well done!
Our Year 3 and 4 team made up of Paul, Curtis, Harry, Thomas, Alex and Pedri played in the U9s tournament, playing 6 matches in total. The main aim for this age group was for them to focus on their passing, team work and development of their understanding of the rules. Despite not having taken part in a tournament before, the boys played incredibly well with some outstanding goalkeeping and passing.
Both the U9s and U11s teams were exceptionally well behaved and a real credit to the School. A huge thank you to Mrs Oldfield and Mr Robinson for supervising the older team, and to Mrs Johnson and Mr Black for supervising the younger team.
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