Panathlon - Robinswood clinch National Primary glory

Robinswood Primary Academy pupils were crowned Panathlon National Primary champions at the Copper Box Arena on Thursday after edging out highly experienced rivals Barr View who were last year's inaugural winners and Drapers’ Brookside from London.

Robinswood pupils comfortably won Group 1 to secure the title, they edged defending champions Barr View from Birmingham into second, Barr View had won Group 3 and the Group 2 winners Drapers’ Brookside, our reigning London champions came in third.

With 136 competitors from 18 schools from all four corners of the country descending on the London 2012 venue, competition was fierce. That made Robinswood’s victory all the sweeter – especially for one pupil, Panathlon debutante Alisha Lee, 10.

“It’s awesome being a newcomer int the school team and coming to a place like this. It’s so cool. I don’t get to be in the school teams and I’ve never won first place in anything. My only other medal was for a house team competition and I only came fourth place – this is my first ever gold and I’m a national champion!”

“It’s been phenomenal,” said Stewart Radcliffe, a teacher at Robinswood, whose pupils won Group One by a mammoth 11 points ahead of nearest challengers Albert Pye from Suffolk.

Mr Radcliffe added: “To represent the school at this huge arena is excellent for our children who don’t tend to participate in any other sporting events. It helps them concentrate and boosts their self-esteem massively. They’ve been talking about it ever since they found out we had qualified.”

Such was Robinswood pupils’ excitement at coming to the Copper Box Arena, they invited two pupils – Jerry Powell and Kieran Lewellyn-Everett – who had helped them qualify but had since moved on to secondary school. “We felt they couldn’t miss out so contacted the high school and they were desperate to be part of it,” said Mr Radcliffe.





We are very pleased to see the recent publication of this action plan which builds on the success of the PE/Sport Premium and School Games. Once the funding has been announced which will support its implementation we can start to move forward with our own Gloucester City Action Plan.

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TPB 106C

Working in partnership with Panathlon we ran our first SEND bowling events over the past two weeks. In total 22 local schools, 132 pupils, came to the Barnwood Ten Pin Bowling venue and played a series of games that made up a match.

 This proved to be a fantastic opportunity for our SEND pupils who really raised to the challenge of what was for many the first time at this activity.

Event 1 Winner Longlevens Infants - Runner up Tuffley
Event 2 Winner Churchdown Village Infants - Runner up Dinglewell Juniors.

Congratulation to all the schools who took part in what will be an annual event for the GSSN!

Gloucester City Primary School Cross Country Championships 2018

A glorious day in November saw the coming together of 32 local Primary schools, totalling 1267 competitors taking part in our GSSN cross country championships. And what an event it was!

Hosted for the second year by Beaufort Community School and supported by their Sports Leaders the event was a resounding success. Not only for the outstanding athletes who graced this turf but more importantly for the comradery and togetherness of the staff, parents and supporters on the day.

A group of 70 pupils, from years 4-6, have been selected to be part of the City County training squad, they will meet at Ribston Hall on Friday afternoons for preparation training ahead of the County Championships.

The results are:

Year 2 Category

1st Dinglewell Infants
2nd Upton St Leonards Primary
3rd Robinswood Primary

Year 3 Category
1st Meadowside Primary
2nd Longlevens Junior
3rd Dingelwell Juniors

Year 4 Category
1st Longlevens Junior
2nd Upton St Leonards Primary
3rd Dingelwell Junior

Year 5 Category
1st Elmbridge Primary
2nd Churchdown Village Junior
3rd Longlevens Junior

Year 6 Category
1st Longlevens Junior
2nd Kings
3rd Hempsted Primary