Sports Events 2014/15
SUMMER TERM 2015
Greenwich Schools Swimming Gala
Small School Winners – Third overall
What a fantastic night of swimming for Our Lady of Grace; 20 races and 16 Greenwich borough schools competing. Nine OLOG children from Years 4 to 6 made it through to the finals of 13 of the races, and every one of them came home with a medal, some with two or even three. The school as a whole also came third – an amazing feat given we were up against multiple form entry schools with much larger teams. The kids all gave everything they had to every race, and fully deserved their excellent achievement – a real night for parents to be proud – Sarah Pearce, Parent
Year 4 took part in a Sportathon at Sutcliffe Park with 16 other schools. We played netball, basketball, hockey, handball, athletics, Big Dance and wheelchair relay. The wheelchair relay was the hardest.
Children in Year 6 took part in the Greenwich inter-schools cricket tournament at Charlton Park on Friday 19th June but it wasn’t an unlucky day for them! 32 schools took part and were divided into 8 groups of 4. Each team played 3 matches in a league format. The children won their league came back triumphant as the Bowl winners! Well done team!
Children from Years 5 & 6 represented the school at Gaelic Football tournaments held at St Paul’s Academy. The standard of play was high and some of the football skills and scores were excellent.
Girls from Our Lady of Grace, St Peter’s, St Mary’s, St Thomas A Becket and Alex McLeod took part and all played with great athleticism and skill.
The Boys played against St Thomas A Beckett, St Patricks, Alex McLeod, St Peter’s and St Mary’s. Well done to them all.
SPRING TERM 2015:
We are the Champions!
As the team entered the playing fields of St Paul’s, dark clouds hovered over us but the children were looking great in the new kits ready for action. The team were entered for the tag rugby competition – we kicked off with our first game against St Peter’s looking well organised with plenty of the ball and control of the game. The second game for us was against St Patrick’s – lots of good running down the line by Owen and the twinkle toes of Tadi through the middle of the pitch gave us a good win. We played each other twice more and that led us to the final looking like the favourites for the cup. It was a great team effort from the 10 players who controlled the game from start to finish with us gaining the winners’ cup and so raising a smile from all players as we left for the journey home.
Chantelle, Year 5 – Yesterday we went to St Paul’s Academy to play tag rugby, there were three other schools including ours. 8 children from Year 6 and 2 from Year 5 represented the School. We drew one game, lost one and won one. In the final, we beat St Paul’s Primary by 8-6, which meant we were the overall winners! It was a fantastic experience and I hope there are more tournaments to come.
Boys from Year 6 and Year 5 participated in the St Paul’s basketball tournament in January 2015. OLOG performed excellently in the qualifying rounds moving confidently through to the final. They were up against local rivals St Peters School, from Woolwich, who once again managed to beat us by one point – the second time this year! Congratulations must go to St Peters, but also to Our Lady of Grace team, who achieved another second place for this year. Well done boys!
Our Lady of Grace Football Team went to St Paul’s Academy on a cold but dry day to enter a tournament consisting of 12 school teams. The first game was a loss with some neat play by our boys – all six players were involved with Owen coming on for Rory half way through. The second game was a win with our team dominating with great flair and hard work. For the next game we needed a win to go through to the semi-final but despite some good play, they didn’t get the goals needed – well done to all the boys for their efforts.
AUTUMN TERM 2015:
21 children from Years 5 & 6 had a fantastic day competing against 11 other Greenwich Primary Schools in a Sportshall Athletics event at St Paul’s Academy. They took part in a variety of events that included Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Speed Bounce, Chest Push, Vertical Jump and Foam Javelin. They did really well and enjoyed trying out all the activities – here is what some of them said:
It was amazing! St Paul’s looked after us and gave everybody support - Adeoluwa
The staff and children were friendly and they explained everything to us - Jack
“We were all friendly – we know that we must not be bad losers. It teaches us to be good sports.” - Tom