Cheshire and Warrington Summer Games
Blacon High represented Chester at the Chehsire and Warrington Summer games in Table Tennis at Northwich with Charlie Cottis, Kyle John, Katie Rigby and Kia Piggott representing the Under 13’s team. The team lost one, drew one and won two matches meaning they finished 3rd in an eventful competition. We were awarded with the Spirit of the Games award for our sportsmanship and fair play shown during the tournament.
The Blacon High School Sports Day was held for the 5th time at the Queensway Stadium with boys and girls students from year 7, 8, 9 and 10 all taking part in at least one event and the maximum of two track and two field events. The rain held off and an incredible 23 Blacon High School Sports Day Records were broken with eleven being girls and twelve being boys. In year 7,Peter Boddy broke 3 records in the 100m, 200m and Discus. Hannah Tushingham broke two throwing records, one in Shot Putt and she threw a massive 26.55m in Discus. Ellie May Rawlinson broke the 400m record with an impressive run. In year 8, Kyle John broke two records, 26.30 seconds in the 200m and he also broke the 800m record. Liam Davies jumped an impressive 1.37m in the High Jump. Hollie Burrows broke the girls 200m record and Katie Lea Rigby threw 7.40m in the Shot Putt. Abigale Hatch beat the odds to win the 400m and make a new school record time of 1 minute 32 seconds. In year 9, Archie Tushingham threw 32.10m in the Discus and Lewis Faulder broke two records, he ran an impressive 12.50s in the 100m and jumped 4 metres 70 cm to win the Long Jump. Rebecca Burgess set a new 400m record and new on roll Mille May Cuncliffe broke the Long Jump record. Shannon Watson threw over 20 metres to win the Javelin despite having no run up due to a wet track. In year 10, Courtney Holland broke the 400m record and Kayleigh Spencer on the Shot Putt competition. Tom Dalton set the Schools fastest 100m time with an excellent 12.12’s and Josh Parry won the Discus throwing event.
A lot of pleasing performances at the Chester and District Schools Athletics with all of our teams doing well but our year 10/11 boys team coming 4th out of 9 schools which was a great achievement. Stand out performers: Christoph Aziamale won the 100m, Billy Fennell won the High Jump with a massive 1.60m, Josh Parry and Peter Boddy came 2nd in the Discus, Peter Boddy also came 3rd in the 100m Final. Mason Cree came 3rd in the Javelin and Abbie Scott came 4th with the Shot Putt. Hannah Tushingham won the Discus by 10 metres and Shannon Watson came 3rd in the Javelin. The year 10/11 Boys relay team of Christoph, Shaun, Billy and Tom Dalton came 2nd by 1 second in a great relay race.
Archie Tushingham came 2nd representing Chester in the Cheshire Schools Athletics competition but Hannah Tushingham followed up her win at District Athletics, by winning the Cheshire Schools and Northern Schools event representing Chester, which is a fantastic achievement for the year 7 student who is one of the top three Discus throwers in the country! Well done Hannah!
The year 7 team finished 4th in the Chester & District Cricket tournament at Upton County Offices. We lost matches to Catholic High and Bishops Heber with captain Mason Cree impressive in bat and when bowling. Joe Thompson made two great catches and hit a few sixes and Bradley Broadbent did well in his first bowling appearance for the team.
The Crash ‘N’ Bash Cricket season finished for our under 13 and under 15 cricket teams against Bihops Bluecoat. We lost both games but both teams shown an improvement in their cricket ability. The under 13’s lost by 31 runs, Charlie Cottis and Jack Lockley did well with the bat and in the field. The under 15’s lost by 22 runs despite Jake Sconce hitting a few boundaries and Scott Dixon taking a few wickets.
The girls Rounders teams have practiced hard and performed well to beat Queens Park High School year 7, 8 and 0 team with Shannon Watson and Hannah Sconce excellent in bat. Year 9 and year 10 went on to beat the Kings School in entertaining friendly games. The year 7 and 8 teams had their District Rounders tournament with both teams unable to get out of the group stage due to losing some close matches. The year 9 lost their round robin tournament on Rounders scored after winning the same amount of games as the Queens School. The tournament was re arranged three times so the format was changed and the girls were unlucky not to win it again.
Star Rounders Players:
Year 7 – Hannah Sconce
Year 8 – Ellie May Challinor
Year 9 – Shannon Watson
Year 10 – Kayleigh Spencer
Since securing funding from Sport Cheshire for a Community Rounders Club and girls Rounders League, 16 girls completed the Rounders Leader qualification and 12 girls became Level 1 umpires. During May Half term, 8 girls became Level 1 qualified Rounders Coaches to ensure Rounders becomes a summer sport for girls to access in Blacon outside of school. The community club has been a huge success with school workers, ex pupils and mums playing friendly games weekly. The girls welcomed Adam Norris from Sports Cheshire to observe the club on its final night and he was pleased with the amount of girls accessing Rounders outside school time.
Mr Forbes played friendly Tennis matches against Tarporley High School for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys. The year 7 and 8 boys lost out in close singles and doubles matches with Joe Thompson and Charlie Cottis the stand out players but they year 9 team won their matches with Jake Dean, Layton Ashford and Jake Sconce performing well. The year 7 team played Queens Park High School in competitive singles and doubles games with Harry Whitehouse, Bradley Broadbent, Joe Thompson and Mason Cree showing a lot of potential in their games
Mr Cairns has taken year 9 students for 8 weeks to the Mollington Golf Club for expertise coaching by Alan Beattie, who was keen to coach and educate our students about Golf with 2 hour sessions on the short and long game. Jake Dean, Scott Dixon, Harley Bennion, Tobias Sephton, Jake Sconce, Calyn Barlow and Tyler Dalton all made progress and learnt a lot about the game and we hope to play more Golf next year.
The 4th BEV Blacon Sports Day was another huge success at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham with year 3,4,5 and 6 boys and girls all taking part in track and field events. Mr Sabri and Mrs Carr with the support of the PE department and our year 9/ex student leaders organised another fantastic Sports Day which all of our feeder primary schools enjoyed with Highfield being crowned overall winners for the first ever time.
Within the BEV PE, the PE department hosted the Year 5 and Year 6 girls and boys Rounders competition which was a huge success with the aim of boys and girls playing proper Rounders to showcase their fielding, batting and bowling skills. Our year 8 and year 9 leaders helped umpire and collate results of games with over 90 students playing Rounders on Blacon High School fields. It was enjoyed by all schools, staff and pupils and the boy’s competition was won by JH Godwin and the girl’s competition was won by Highfield.
The BEV PE teaching team hosted a Mini Red Tennis tournament for our year 3 and year 4 pupils with the aim of giving younger pupils the chance to experience a singles racket sport competition which was umpired by our year 8 leaders. Highfield were the winners year 3 and year 4 girls winners and Dee Point were joint winners with Highfield year 3 boys and Highfield also won the year 4 boys tournament in another excellent competition held by the BEV PE teaching team.
International Youth Games July 2014
Blacon High School students represent Chester in the International Youth Games hosted by Chester International Links Association. Mixed teams of boys and girls from Lorrach (Germany), Sens (France) and Senigallia (Italy), together with students from Blacon High School, representing Chester, descended on the University of Chester campus and took part in three days of sporting and cultural exchanges.
The students were divided into mixed teams so that they could interact with other nationalities, and spent the first evening in a bonding session of discussion and team building activities.
The games were officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Bob Rudd, and the Lady Mayoress Sandra Rudd. Showing great competitive spirit, the students then engaged in several sports including, football, indoor rowing, rounders, dodgeball, touch rugby and swimming.
At the farewell dinner on Sunday evening, Lord Mayor of Chester Councillor Bob Rudd, and Chairman of Chester International Links Association, Eric Plenderleath awarded certificates to all competitors, and medals to the winning team and also outstanding competitors. Shannon Watson was awarded outstanding sports girl for her team and the students enjoyed the weekend of sport along with Mr Cairns, Mr Forbes, Miss Flynn, Miss Wright, Miss Perry, Miss Dean, Mr Sabri and Mr Halstead who all supported the event.