5th October 2017
On the 5th October a group of children from year’s 5 and 6 attended ‘XJump’ in Gloucester to compete against other local schools at a Gloucestershire Schools Partnership event. We arrived by mini bus at the venue at 12noon and sat there patiently awaiting all the other schools arrival. Soon we were followed by Tuffley, The Grange, Hempsted, Coney Hill and Norton Primary Schools. Calton was split in 2 teams – the year 6’s took the form of ‘Calton Pink’ and had to wear pink wrist bands and the year 5’s were ‘Calton Green’ with green wrist bands. We were all buzzing to get started and after a short safety talk and reminder of the rules we were off!
The day was fantastically organised on a rota system which ensured we got to play all schools at dodgeball, had a go at busting some moves in to the sponge pit, free time around the rest of the trampoline park and an allotted time for a rest to stock up our energy with food and drink!
The year 5’s started brilliantly and won their first 3 matches until they met Grange who had also won all their matches. It was a close game with lots of great moves being pulled by Katie to dodge those balls and Adam working hard to catch them to ensure some of his team members rejoined the game. but Grange pipped them to the win just within 2 and a half minutes. After one more defeat ‘Calton Green’ got back in to winning ways and even managed to beat ‘Calton Pink’ when they came up against each other. Finishing on a win they placed themselves a well-deserved joint 4th place overall.
Year 6’s had a bit of a slower start and although the games were close they kept missing out in the final seconds. After many team discussions and organisation of tactics ‘Calton Pink’ won their first game later on in the afternoon meaning they finished 7th overall.
At the end we had some very tired children but all had had a fantastic day and even Miss Burkett was allowed to bounce!
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