Clubs and Sport
We encourage our children to adopt a healthy lifestyle and staff members volunteer to run clubs on a termly basis. This half-term, we will be running football, judo, tennis and netball clubs.
Please have a look at our newsletters page (in the Parents' Area) if you'd like to read about our sporting year 2016/17 in the Saint John's Sports Gazette.
Please click on the link above for football match reports.
Sainsbury's School Games Day 23rd May 2017
St John’s enjoyed a wonderfully successful Sports Day on the above date, many parents commenting on what a lovely morning it was, with so many enjoyable events taking place. There was an excellent turn out of spectators, which created an exciting and lively atmosphere, so a big thank you to all those that were able to make it. As well as excellent sporting talents, fantastic sportsmanship and encouragement was also on display by our children with all competitors being cheered along equally, no matter where they finished. Well done, St John’s!
Many congratulations to Dowty for winning the Sports Day Cup - their first victory of the century! Well done also to our Y6 Long Distance winners: Isobel in the girls' race, and Lleyton in the boys'.
Thank you to the PTFA for all their help in setting up at the Cheltenham Cricket Ground (we are very grateful to Cheltenham Cricket Club for allowing us to make use of their wonderful grounds) and providing refreshments to competitors and spectators alike.
Congratulations to our Panathlon team, who won team gold medals at a competition held at All Saints' - the children have qualified for the County finals to be held at Hartpury College in June. Primary Panathlon sports include parachute popcorn, polybat, precision bean bag, new age kurling, boccia blast, flight path, Messi football skills and table cricket.
The St John's Netball Team
Holy Trinity 7 St John's 6
The school netball team enjoyed a thrilling game against our neighbours, Holy Trinity. Trailing 6-1, the team (inspired by our netball captains: Rosa, Seren and Zia) almost pulled off an amazing comeback, fighting back to lose by only a single goal. After very even first two quarters, Trinity stormed into the lead during the third, only for St John's to respond in kind in the fourth - congratulations to both teams for a super game.
St Gregory's 1 St John's 6
St John's netball team pulled off a stunning victory against St Gregory's, winning 6-1 on a bitterly cold winter's night. The team fell behind in the very first minute but Seren equalised and the teams remained deadlocked after two quarters. The momentum swung St John's way in the third quarter when Seren scored three times and the goal machine added two more in the final quarter to complete a stunning double hat-trick. Lois, Ardra and Lucille competed well throughout the game and Charles was tenacious in defence, but Rosa's outstanding passing and movement earned her a well-deserved share (with Seren) of the Player of The Match award.
The St John's Athletics Team
The St John’s Athletics Team joined eight other schools in an organised competition at All Saint’s Academy on 30th January as part of the Sportshall Primary Programme. The Sportshall Primary Programme provides an exciting and highly popular introduction to athletics competition. Providing competition for smaller / rural schools allows far more children to access the Sportshall Pathway and develop vital skills.
The St John’s Team competed in a variety of indoor events including relays, jumping and throwing disciplines. The highlight of the afternoon was the girls winning the 4 x 1 relay.