On the 1st of July Tubbenden took part in a triathlon at Warren Road school.
A triathlon has a swim,a cycle and a run which was quite tiring but it was still really fun. Our superstar runners did really well,they came 1st in most of the challenging races. In one race there was 3-4 people in every race,we swam 40 meters of a pool,600 meters cycling and 600 meters running. But overall it was a great time to be there.
On Friday 24th March, the Tubbenden football team played two difficult and astonishing games; the first one being a league game and the second being the semi-finals of the cup. With only half an hour a game, shorter than usual, some fantastic football was played and constant balls were played over the top. Skills, performed to perfection, were beating the opposition, Oaklodge, and leaving them hanging in shame. Pace was beating them and we were just sprinting through the small gaps that emerged. Over all, the first match ended 1-1. The second match was the most important. If we’d won, we had a chance of winning the cup for our school but when the final whistle blew, 2-1 was the score. Our first match we had lost in 3 years. We were all disappointed but our coach boosted our confidence saying, “The better teams win the league and so far, we are top! Although we lost, we played some outstanding football!” We were left contented by his loyal words. 😀⚽️
On Saturday 11th march, after nearly 2 terms of training at ‘run a mile’ club, Tubbenden took a strong and enthusiastic team to Crystal Palace Park to part in the cross country event. The races were divided into Year 3 girls and Year 3 boys, followed by Year 4 girls and Year 4 boys, finishing with combined Year 5/6 girls and Year 5/6 boys race. There were over 1500 children running in the six races including about 50 of our own.
The Mayor of Bromley stood in the middle of the field and honorably started the crowded races. Mrs Brash’s runners fought throughout the 1800 metre race: sprinting at the start to avoid too much of a squeeze in to the bottle neck; tackling overgrown greenery; battling against other strong runners and just doing their best! A handful of triumph runners tumbled to the ground but everyone got up and soldiered on to the finish line.
Everyone involved did Tubbenden proud – all competitors viciously battled as fast as they could to get to the finish line. The top 6 in each race, determined where their school came overall. Special mentions must go to Charlotte in Year 3 who came 9th in her race and William who came 2nd in the Year 5/6 race. He was as surprised as us all for scooping this prized win – his efforts were recognised with a medal presentation. Well done you two – quite an achievement!
A big thank you to Mrs Brash and Mr Lundy for allowing us this fantastic opportunity and to all the teachers and parents that gave up their Saturday morning to cheer us on.
Lewis, Rhain and James
On Thursday this week, Year 6 and Year 4 participated in an inter-house cross country. Everyone did amazingly well: Mrs Brash reported how incredible our behaviour, attitude and support to others was. This was linked to the cross country run at Crystal Palace to help those competing to train. We wish those runners good luck this weekend!
On Friday the 3rd of March, Tubbenden’s unbeaten run continued as they played the Hayes primary school team. The first half was arduous but we persevered through with a stunning goal by Josh L, which put us in the lead. No other goals were scored later in the first half but we had many chances. The second half was most challenging, but Alfie H scored another fabulous goal. Our opponents then went ultra attacking, but were unable to get past our impenetrable defence.
Every player performed very well and spread the importance of team spirit amongst the field. We hope for the best in the next match.⚽️👍🤞
By Dylan and Oliver
The successful Tubbenden football team face one of their hardest rivals, Hawes Down. They travelled to their opponents pitch and the whistle blew! Their confidence and team work has developed throughout the season and has paid off. The first couple of minutes the struggled to gain possession but the eventually scored the first goal, just before half time. When the half time whistle was blown, Ben, our great coach, called us over to have a brief talk reflecting our performance. We knew Hawes Down would come out strong and bold so all our effort had to go into this tough half. With Louie-who scored the opening goal-charging forward with all his effort looked for the pass to reach him, and just about poked one in. Soon after, Louie’s goal, Ben Cossar hammered a curler into the bottom right corner. That made the final score 3-0 to Tubbenden. Victorious again!
James and Benjamin
On Tuesday the 7th of February the eager boys and girls of Year 6 contested the netball team from Farnborough. They played skilfully, impressing the bustling crowd on the sideline and especially our coach Mrs Brash. Our defence was impenetrable and our attack was swift and precise with passes and shots. We oozed teamwork and we’re able to zoom pass their defenders. We defeated our opposition 10-5 as a result of our continuous practice and hardships; this added another win to our seemingly endless streak. Congratulations Tubbenden!
On the 13th of January a pupil by the name of Ekansh Singh was acknowledged in an assembly for his outstanding wisdom and skill in the internationally loved game of cricket. Ekansh was not only picked out of the top players in Bromley to trial for the incredible Kent county team and qualified for the Winter squad. Good luck to Ekansh for the future!
Our Year 3 student, Shlok, continues his success in the chess world by winning the Under 8 section of the London Junior Chess Championships* (LJCC).
LJCC is a historic tournament that began in 1924 and players qualify to play the final through regional competitions. This year’s final was played on 29th and 30th December at Westminster University with 80 players from all over the country participating. Shlok secured the first slot with a perfect score, that is, by winning all his seven games. He also won a trophy for best under 8 player in the country, best London player and won a £110 cash prize. Shlok had previously secured a medal for fifth slot in the European School Championship in 2016 and is looking forward to more international conquests in 2017.
After missing 1 hour and 10 minutes of school time, a new menacing team strode to victory, after a different set up. Tubbenden were split into two 7-aside teams to play Farnborough. There were 4 sections and the minutes went 15, 15, 10, 10. The match ended 5-1. The goals were scored by Di Marco (striking two for the blues!), Dwight, Bristow and Hattley. Unfortunately, coach Ben wasn’t there but Greg, his saviour, helped us – Thank you. As it was just a friendly match, a friendly penalty shootout was won by Farnborough. Unlucky for Josh, he ended his Vardy streak of scoring in four games in a row. Let’s not forget though – another good win for TUBBENDEN!!!!
James and Ben