Sports and Well Being
Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball Competition 30.11.23
After School Club Autumn 2 - Archery
The children who have attended afterschool club for Autumn 2 have had the chance to play archery.
This is due to the Chance to Shine Program which Worcester Cricket Club run happening for another half-term.
We want to thank Worcester Cricket Club and everybody involved.
Children In Need - 'Bearpees' Challenge
Throughout the week of 13th November, the children had joined in with Joe Wicks to see how many burpees we can do each day. As a school we needed to do over 1000 burpees, and we succeed!
We raised money for children in need, while also boosting confidence and promoting active living.
Well done everybody!
After School Cricket Club
Worcestershire Cricket Club have offered us their 'Chance to Shine' programme which offers the children cricket for their education lessons, but also after school.
Chance to Shine Street is focussed in areas with a lack of accessible clubs and green spaces; it aims to make cricket accessible to young people throughout the country.
Chance to Shine offer cricket because...
"We feel that every child, no matter where they live, should have the opportunity to play cricket."
West Bromwich Albion Soccer Festival at the
West Bromwich Albion Soccer Dome
18th October 2023
On Wednesday 24th October 2023, eight of our children from Years 4 and 5 had the opportunity to play football at the West Bromwich Albion Soccer Dome.
The children played 4 x 12 minute matches, winning 1 and losing 3. This was a great opportunity for our children and they all had a great morning.
Well done everyone!
Martial Arts Club
Believe2Achieve have given our children a fantastic opportunity to learn Martial Arts.
By practicing martial arts, you can master your mind and your emotions. This can help you develop greater emotional stability, assertiveness, self-confidence and lessen aggressive feelings. Increased self-esteem, just like exercise strengthens your body and challenges your mind.
Worcestershire's fast bowler
Adam Finch visits Hawbush
20th October 2023
Medium spin bowler Adam Finch, visited the children at Hawbush to talk about our school values and why they are important. He shared his experiences and showed us how to bowl.
Adam William Finch (born 28 May 2000) is an English cricketer.
He made his 'first-class' debut on 10th June 2019, for Worcestershire in the 2019 County Championship. Prior to his debut, he was named in England's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his 'Twenty20' debut on 3rd September 2020, for Worcestershire in the 2020 t20 Blast and his 'List A' debut on 25th July 2021, for Worcestershire in the 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup.
Some key questions that the children asked -
- Where do you train in the winter?
- How do you persevere after defeat?
- Do you get medals?
- What is your diet like?
During his visit, Adam gifted some of the children a Worcestershire Cricket shirt.
Thank you Adam!
Walk to School Challenge
Since May, our school has been competing in the 'Walk to School Challenge'. We have seen a massive increase in children walking to school and they love collecting the badges. Thank you to our School Council for collecting the information every single day.
6th July 2023
Sports Day was a massive success this year. It was the first time parents were able to come in to spectate in 4 years! It was a pleasure to have so many supporters there. We would also like to thank the PTA for serving refreshments.
We had a morning session for the Lower School (Years 1, 2 & 3) and an afternoon session for our Upper School (Years 4, 5 & 6).
We split each class into two groups with equal numbers of Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin children. Each child was encouraged to wear the colour of their house and each child competed against another person from another house.
The scoring consisted of:
- 3 points for 1st place
- 2 points for 2nd place
- 1 point for 3rd place
- 0 points for 4th place (however, each child received a 'Well Done' sticker)
We had 6 different activities that the children competed in:
Activity 1 - Tug of war
Activity 2 - Long Jump
Activity 3 - Nerf Missile throwing
Activity 4 - Obstacle Course
Activity 5 - 100m Sprint
Following on, we had a relay for each year, where all the other children watched and cheered on their house.
After this it became real fun!
We had a parent and child 3 legged race,
And the children took on the parents in a Tug of War!
The scores for Lower School were:
1st place - Hufflepuff (167 points)
2nd place - Gryfindor (163 points)
3rd place - Slytherin (124 points)
4th place - Ravenclaw (116 points)
The scores for Upper School were:
1st place - Gryfindor (190 points)
2nd place - Ravenclaw (170 points)
3rd place - Hufflepuff (164 points)
4th place Slytherin (130 points)
1st place - Gryfindor (353 points)
2nd place - Hufflepuff ( 331 points)
3rd place - Ravenclaw (286 points)
4th place - Slytherin (254 points)
WELL DONE GRYFINDOR!
Cricket tournament at Netherton CC
3rd July 2023
Our Year 3 and 4 children travelled to Netherton Cricket Club
for a tournament against 9 other schools taking part.
We won the tournament
We played 6 games, winning 5 and losing 1. We even won one game 68 runs to 18!
All the children who took part were a credit to the school.
First time travelling away!
School Football Team
29th June 2023
The children travelled to another school to compete against two other teams, winning 1 and losing 3.
We only lost by 1 goal in all 3 matches. and had a team of 4 Year 4 children who had stepped up to the occasion brilliantly!
Sports For Champions UK with Callum Deboys
Over the last three years, we had an athlete come into school to do activities with the children and help us raise money which benefits the athlete and the school.
Children received rewards for how much they raised and by raising over £35, they had a picture with the athlete to take home.
In Callum's own words:
HOW I STARTED
I started Para-Nordic skiing, Cross Country and Biathlon after a motorcycle accident left me with life-changing injuries. I broke both my legs including a femur, which is the largest bone in the body. After the accident, I was placed in a coma at the roadside and rushed into the hospital for emergency surgery five days later and unfortunately my leg was amputated. Once I had recovered in the hospital I began to dream about spinning this situation into something incredible. Immediately I started to train in sports at which point I began rowing, and from my coach, I was introduced to Scott Meenagh who then introduced me to Para-Nordic Skiing and I just fell in love with the sport from there.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement was qualifying in the Paralympics. Selection for the Paralympics starts the year before the actual event and you are assessed on your disability. You have to score under 100 points to qualify for the games, meaning that it’s harder to qualify as a British athlete than it is for anyone else! When I was selected I felt a massive wave of relief and proceeded to call everyone I knew to let them know.
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
Four months away from the Paralympics, I was involved in another bike accident, but this time I was training on my bicycle. I broke my nose and tore a tricep tendon off the bone, which was quite devastating in such close proximity to the Paralympics. To recover from this, I completed three months of excruciatingly painful physio in order to get my elbow moving again and to restore strength in the tendon in preparation for the Games.
In my free time, I enjoy cycling, fishing, kayaking and generally being outdoors. In terms of nutrition, as a Nordic Skier, I have a high carb and high protein diet. I enjoy cooking and as my previous profession was a chef, I like to mix up my diet and make meals exciting!
MY FUTURE GOALS
In the future, I am looking to be selected for the 2024 Milan Winter Paralympics and hopefully win a medal.
What a great day
We linked this event into our Year 1 and Year 6 transition days, whereby the children had to create something relating to Callum's sport.
During Callum's visit, we had some brilliant creations...
Year 1 designed ski goggles and Year 2 made Paralympic ski figures.
Year 4 printed t-shirts for when Callum went to Beijing
Year 5 - ski mask/snoods. Some children even sewed!
Year 6 made flags with quotes, all related to the Paralympics
The hall looked brilliant!
The children then had an assembly from Callum. Discussing how he persevered and the set- backs he faced. This is an important message we tried to help the children understand through the transition days and continue to do so throughout school on a day to day basis.
We then got to do some exercises
Thank you Callum for being great with the children and sharing your story.
All together we raised a whopping £893!
Adidas Event @ Store Twenty Two with Jude Bellingham!
3 lucky children from our school who show a love for football had the chance to attend an event at The Mailbox and meet a local football superstar.
Jude Bellingham, just aged 20 has signed for global football club Real Madrid. He was born here in the Black Country and had an event with local children in the area, even offering them free signed kit.
The children really enjoyed themselves and we want to thank Jude and his team for letting us be a part of the event.
Furthermore, a thank you to Ryan and Believe2Achieve for giving these children the opportunity to meet such a fantastic sports person.
Thank you Jude and good luck!
Representatives from year 6 were invited to a rounders tournament again other schools. 12 fantastic atheletes embarked on the occasion. Hawbush had there first challenge against Netherton CofE Primary School team A. They narrowly beat their opponents 7 - 6 and a half. The second test was against Netherbrook Primary. Nothing could split the teams as both finished on 6 and a half rounders. The final test was the most important by far. They had the opportunity to go down in folklore - they just had to win. The final score was 7 - 3 and a half to Hawbush. With two wins and a draw Hawbush Primary School go down in history.
Dudley Gymnastics Competition for Year 1,2 3 and 4 - 8.6.23
Our children went to Dudley Gymnastics Club to perform a set routine in front of other schools. This is the first time these children have ever done anything like this! Some children had been in a gymnastics club previously, some had done dance classes and some were complete beginners who just had a love for gymnastics!
Dudley Gymnastics Club were absolutely brilliant with supporting the children and as a reward, the children even got to play on the school gymnastics set.
Well done all!
Dynamo Cricket Competition - Year 5/6
Our children from Hawbush competed against 16 other schools at Stourbridge Cricket Club. They did excellent, winning the last game and really improving their cricket skills along the way.
Thank you Worcester Cricket Club for organising.
Inspirational videos for the Football team
Mr Pratt has been working extremely hard with the football team to inspire them and show the importance of being respectful and working a team.
The first video was of Chris Kirkland
Christopher Edmund Kirkland is an English football coach and former professional goalkeeper who is now the head goalkeeping coach at Colne. As a player, he made 321 league and cup appearances in an 18-year professional career from 1998 to 2016, and won one cap for the English national team in 2006.
The next video is of Mark Halsey
Mark Halsey was a Premier League referee. His first Premier League appointment was a fixture between Wimbledon and Coventry City in August 1999 and over the course of his professional career he refereed a number of notable matches, including the FA Community Shield in 2007 and the 2008 final of the Football League Cup.
World Cup Day - Monday 21st November
For World Cup Day, all of the classes had a different group from the World Cup and looked at those countries, including where they are, what they are known for and any physical or human Geography.
Year 1 looked at Group F, which included Morocco. The children smelt and looked at different spices.
Year 2 had looked at Group H which included Ghana. We had done some African Art which included painting using colours to represent heat and cutting silhouettes of animals we may find in Africa/Ghana.
Year 3 had Group G, which included Switzerland. Year 3 created their own chocolate bar! Also, they planned a holiday to Brazil.
Year 4 had drawn Group C, where they had researched a specific country and shown them on a map. They had also done a short PE lesson, linking moves to the countries.
Year 5 had completed research on a chosen country in Group D which included the flag, key facts and what their kit looked like!
Year 6 had drawn Group A and linked it to English. They created a brilliant acrostic poem about all 4 countries.
We then had an intra-school football tournament. We split ourselves into our houses and had a round robin tournament to see who would be victorious!
Well done to all children, however our overall winners of the tournament were Hufflepuff. Well done!
Sports for Champions UK - 22/6/22
We had a visit from a British Tumbling Champion, who did some sporting activities with the children. All together as a school we raised £433! Well done!
HOW I STARTED
I first tried Gymnastics at the age of 12. This was after my mum saw an advert for our local gym on Facebook and asked if I was interested in attending since I was such an energetic child. After attending for a while, I was approached by one of the coaches who asked if they could record some of my skills to show to a GBR tumbling coach. I was then invited by my current coach; Josh Hunter to trial a week later. I found out I had made the tumbling squad and thus began my journey through the world of tumbling.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement is competing in the 2021 World Age Group Championships. It was a really unique feeling, competing at such a high level was energising and nerve-racking all at the same time! I remember stepping out in front of everyone, ready to compete, with all these thoughts running through my head, but when the time came, I locked in and gave it my all. I had worked so hard to get to this point, I wasn’t going out without every single ounce of effort I had in me being displayed in my performance!
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
The greatest challenge I have faced in my career was undoubtedly the global pandemic. At the time, I wasn’t in the GBR Tumbling squad, which meant that I was not legally allowed to train under the pandemic procedures at the time. This was especially gutting as I saw my friends returning to the gym and getting workouts in throughout lockdown whereas I was stuck at home without the tools to do so. In the end, this only drove me when I got back into the gym to train even harder than I ever had before.
My favourite way to spend my free time is with friends exploring new places, going out for food and just enjoying their company as being a full-time athlete takes away a lot of my free time as I am training, preparing meals or recovering! I also love coaching gymnastics, this is because with the support of my own coaches, I got to where I am today, and I know that if I provide the same sort of support to my students, they will one day take their passion as far as I have.
MY FUTURE GOALS
My future goals are not just to make it to Senior World Championships, but also to win at the Senior World Championships. I would also like to elevate Tumbling to new heights and see it become an Olympic discipline on the world stage.
Year 5/6 Girls Football Competition - 26/5/22
Our Year 5 and 6 girls took part in a football tournament again 11 other schools. This was some of out girls first time playing for a football team and they did excellently. We are hoping that our girls can thrive further in the future when it comes to football!
Year 5 and 6 Cross Country Competition - 17.2.22
6 children from Year 5 and 6 children from Year 6 competed in the Dudley Sports Cross Country Competition against 22 other schools. The children had never competed in a competition like this before and did excellently.
There was a girls team:
And a boys team:
But one Team Hawbush!
The girls all had to run together and competed again 140 other girls. The boys all ran together and competed against 160 other boys!
Our fastest girl finished 93rd.
Our fastest boy finished 83rd.
We, as a school, are so proud of all of them and we are hoping to compete in a lot more competitions this year.
Year 1 and 2 Multi-Skills Competition - 31.1.22
Unfortunately, our Multi-Skills Competition at another school was cancelled... however, we still ensured that the children took part in some physical activity inside of school.
These 10 children (5 in Year 1 and 5 in Year 2) were chosen to take part in the competition. Every activity was one minute. We had 6 activities for the children to do:
Children had one minute to see how many times they could get the ball into the goal.
Children try and put the golf ball to hit the cone to earn a point.
3. Wall Ball
Children throw the ball, hitting the wall, followed by catching it again.
4. Bench Bounce
Children kick the ball against the bench as many times as they can.
5. Hoop Challenge
Jump inside the hoops and get to the other side.
6. Relay Race
Children pass the baton to each other using their teamwork skills.
Every child was successful and won at least one event, whether it was a team event or individual. Well done to all of you!
Thorns Year 5 Football Tournament - 3/12/21
On the 3rd December, some Year 5 children had to chance to play against other schools in a Year 5 football tournament. It was to celebrate the opening of the new sports hall at Thorns Secondary School. The children loved it and we are hoping to be able to play more football in the upcoming year!
KS2 Sports Day
Due to classes having to isolate, Year 1 and 2 did not participate in Sports Day. However, the Year 3 - 6 classes were able to and they were great! We had 5 activities:
- standing long jump
- obstacle course
- 100 metre sprint
We had them in their classes and the 4 houses (Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff).
School Games #BattleOfTheBlackCountry - Skipping
Some of the children in KS2 have joined a skipping competition between schools all over the Black Country, attempting different skipping techniques in order to lead Hawbush to victory! Some of the techniques include:
- Single jumps
- boxer skips
When done to everyone involved. More virtual activities coming soon!
Girls Football Competition - Year 3/4
7 of the Year 3/4 girls at Hawbush took part in the Girls Football Competition . This was the first time some of these girls had played football but they were excellent!
We hope that you learnt something new and you carry on building your football skills.
To raise money for Sports Relief at Hawbush, we had a Active Sports Morning. This is where children could donate 50p to wear their own clothes and participate in sporting activities in the morning that they enjoy or might have never had the chance to play. This included football, gold, hockey and tag-rugby.
Year 6 - 9:00 till 9:30
Year 4 - 9:30 till 10:00
Year 3 - 10:00 till 10:30
Year 1 - 10:45 till 11:10
Year 2 - 11:10 till 11:35
Year 5 - 11:35 till 12:00
Furthermore, at lunchtime we had out Soak The Teacher activity. This was 10p a go, where teachers kindly offered to get soaked for donations.
All together we made £170.80. Thank you to all the children and parents for this amazing total.
Worcestershire Cricket Club
Due to our school entering a cricket competition last year, we have been lucky enough to receive professional cricket coaching from Worcestershire Cricket Club. Year 5 and 6 have been working really hard, working on their batting, bowling and fielding while increasing their technical and practical skills along the way.
The football team have been practising hard for the games with have in the upcoming year. Come on your Harriers!
Multi Skills Competition - 22nd November 2019
Some lucky children from Years 1 and 2 had the chance to play in a multi-skills competition that they have been working extra hard for. They had to had brilliant skills in coordination, agility, accuracy and balance for many of these activities!
Overall, our children finished 5th out of 17 and 1st out of the one form entry schools!
Well done to all the children on the day.
Year 3/4 Dodgeball Tournament - Thursday 24th October 2019
Towards the end of the first Autumn half term, some of our Year 3 and 4 children who have been working extra hard attended the Dodgeball tournament. These children have been coming consistently to after school to ensure their place in the team!
Because dodgeball was such high demand this year, we took two teams of 8 to the competition which is a first for our school!
We want to say how proud we are of the children and want them to carry on practising their amazing dodgeball skills in our after school club this half term.
Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Competition - Thursday 3rd October
13 of our amazing Year 5 and 6 children competed in a Tag Rugby Competition at Stourbridge Rugby Club with the schools from around Dudley South.
The children have been taking their own time out to consistently attend Tag Rugby training at lunchtimes on Wednesdays. We had only had 3 training sessions up until the event and the children did excellently. We will continue to practice and enter the next tournament and continue to make our school proud!
Year 1 and 2 Multi Skills
Year 1 and 2 children have been practising extra hard for the chance to go on their first out of school competition in December!
So we are training extra hard so we can show our amazing skills and wow everybody.
Hawbush After School Club 2019
After School Dodgeball - Years 3 and 4
Hawbush After School Club has been a massive success this year. We have taken the numbers from single figure digits from 2018 to 38 children being signed up by the end of September!
There has been a huge focus on school competitons this year for Hawbus, to give children the chance to join in competitive games with other school. It will give the children the chance to take part in something they may have never had the chance to take part in before!
As there is a offsite extra curricula competition around dodgeball on Thursday 24th October, we have made that our main focus for the clubs on a Tuesday afternoon after school so we can build our skills and our sporting knowledge around the game.
The children have been showing off their awesome dodgeball skills to persevere and make their way into the Hawbush Team! Good luck!
After School Football - Years 5 and 6
This year is the first year in 3 years that we have entered a football team into the school league as Hawbush Harriers F.C.!
This has been a big motivation for our children to get involved in sport and try something new. Furthermore, children are building their confidence and self esteem and it is showing every week.
It is great to see the amount of girls getting involved in our Football After School Club and showing their skills and individual talent.
We are looking forward to our first match at the end of October. Come on you Harriers!