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
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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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