Saturday 16th September saw the first date in our new season's football fixtures. We were drawn in a group against Abbey Road, Cotgrave CofE, Lantern Lane, Ruddington St Peter's, and long-standing rivals, West Bridgford Juniors.
Our boys got off to a slow, but decent start managing a 0-0 draw against Abbey Road.
We soon followed this with a 0-0 draw against hosts Ruddington. We soon realised that we would need to score some goals if we were to stand any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. With this in mind and a reward per goal offered by their teacher, the boys rallied to produce a 3-0 win over Cotgrave CofE. We followed this up with a 1-1 draw against West Bridgford B team.
The staff were then dared to 'dab' if the boys scored again. After a cracking goal from Sam, yes the whole team and staff performed the dab, jubilant in the knowledge that we had won the group and were ready to play in the semi-final.
After a tense wait, we were drawn out of a hat to play Brookside (East Leake). Our boys played brilliantly, as they had for most of their games and pulled out a 1-0 win with Finn scoring the winning goal. That meant we faced West Bridgford A in the final game.
Unfortunately we succumbed to a well-rehearsed free kick. Despite fierce determination and many close shots on goal it was not to be and our time was up. West Bridgford were winners and Candleby Lane - runners up!
Our boys played brilliantly as a team, each playing a vital part in its success. Alfie 'safe hands' stopped many shots on goal and kept us in contention throughout.
Well done boys - you are amazing!
On the 13th September girls throughout Nottinghamshire were invited to take part in a football skills festival organised by the Notts FA.
Some of our girls had played a little bit before, but most were complete novices. The festival gave them the opportunity to learn the skills needed to play in the friendly tournament at the end of the afternoon, whilst having fun.
The girls played well and as a result of their amazing growth in confidence, some of them have been selected to represent the school in the upcoming Rushcliffe tournament.
Well done girls!
Following the biathlon event held on Thursday 29th September, the combined times for the run and swim have been e-mailed across to all schools that took part.
The girls ‘A’ Team have finished 2nd out of 20 teams.
Amazing effort – well done girls!
For more information about the event, read Olivia & Olivia’s event report below.
On the 29th of September 2016, 2 teams from Candleby Lane took part in the biathlon at West Bridgford school. Everyone felt quite excited for this event, as it was the first sports event for most children. It all started with the 25m swim; everyone swam confidently and quickly. Once everyone had finished in the pool, we were rewarded with a little break. Then, the 400m run around the field was ready to begin - the race was on! Everyone enjoyed the event, showing huge pride and perseverance throughout the whole evening. Many thanks to Jake for being a last minute stand in!
Our team has won the Rushcliffe are basketball finals!
A big thank-you to Mrs Wright and Mrs Davies for all their hard work in coaching our fantastic team!
Well one everyone!
September 2015 - St. Peter's Ruddington
The girls unfortunately lost the first match 0-3, whilst they were establishing a rhythm. Following intervention from Mr Turner, they won the second game 2-0. This was thanks to Flo who scored both and could have had a hat trick.
Thanks to Jess, the third game was 0-0. She kept us in it with 2 brilliant saves.
The last match the girls lost again 0-1. We could have won it. Flo had a free kick from 15 yards out which was heading for the top corner until their keeper tipped it onto the bar.
The girls played brilliantly and showed such team spirit, which is fantastic considering this was the first time they had all played together.
Just hours fater returning from a 3 day residential, our Year 6 boys represented the school with pride.
After letting in a quick goal, they found their feet (or Tom's feet - he scored a hat trick!) and won 3-1.
Unfortunately, they lost the next 2 games, although the scorelines didn't do them justice.
The next game was won 2-0, and the last drawn 2-2, giving them a total of 7 points in the group.
Carnarvon proved to be the team to be beat as they won all the games in our group.
If it's any consolation boys, it was Carnarvon who then went on to win the entire competition.
Well done lads!
Our perseverance has paid off!
Well done everyone who took part in the Quad Kids competition on Monday 15th June at West Bridgford School. We had some amazing performances with the quote of the night being from Ellie, "I was actually quite fast then!" Well done Solomon for winning your 400m race and to Luke who came a close 2nd in yours.
Final results - Red team 3rd, Green team 17th and Blue team 23rd out of 29 teams. Well done!!
Our Year 3 and 4 athletes attended the Sports Hall Athletics competition. We entered 2 Year 4 teams and 1 Year 3 team - that's 30 children!
All teams performed well, coming 4th, 5th and 7th. Next year top 3!
Here are our playleaders.
We believe that working hard to practise a skill encourages high aspirations and promotes confidence. When confident you are able to set yourself more challenging goals leading to a great feeling of accomplishment. If you do this enough, you will achieve mastery which again leads to more self confidence.
Think what leaving playtime with high self-confidence can do for your learning...
For all these benefits and more - take on the weekly challenge.
Bronze Ambassadors are children that have received training in how to develop sport in school.
Their role is to lead a School Sport Organising Crew who join together to organise, co-ordinate and advertise school sports clubs and competitions in their school.
We are proud to announce that we have our first ever Bronze Ambassadors in school. They worked hard for amorning on how to plan and deliver sporting activities in school.
Watch this space for exciting new clubs and challenges...
This time it was the turn of our Year 3s and 4s. There was a great team spirit and many children showed our core value of perseverance in abundance!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
First ever Biathlon event.
Teams from Years 5 and 6 entered the Rushcliffe Schools first ever Biathlon event. They did us proud and there were some fantastic results.
Our boys teams came 1st, 3rd and 4th. Our girls teams came 2nd and 3rd.
Well done everybody!