The St Philips winning streak continues with our Year 4 tennis players doing exceptionally well at the Littlehampton Academy Tournament! The children who took part wrote an account of the event as follows:
‘On the 22nd May 2013 Jamie, Dillon, Jago, Joe, Maddie, Grace, Jazz and Enya from year 4 went to TLA to play a tennis tournament. There were 8 schools and 32 people taking part. Suddenly the tournament started and they all went in their division groups. Jamie for St Philips played against Summerlea and St Philips won 5-2. The other children had just as much success. St Philips came first out of all the boys group and the girls tied fourth and overall St Philips came second place. After all games we went in the pracice area to do serving, rallying, passes, balancing the ball and catching. The whole team were very proud and we had a great exciting afternoon!’
Year 5 commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Dam buster raids by creating a wonderful display.
Many thanks to everyone who filled their blue bags and brought them into school on Wednesday – the money raised from this collection will be used by the Friends to provide extra resources for the children -the money raised from last year’s bag collection paid for our recent KS1 Pirate Day.
St Philips had a truly amazing day at Banjo Road last weekend. For the first time we were able to run two cars and we emerged victorious in both the slalom and the individual sprint (well done Will). We also gained trophies for Best Bodywork and Best Presented Team – this led to us winning the Best Team trophy as well! We had lots of parent support on the day and one told us ‘St Philips team did their school proud and we were amazed at the dedication and skill of the whole race crew. They looked fabulous in their race gear and their professionalism and team spirit led to an outstanding performance!’
The teams are now looking forward to the big Goblin meeting at Goodwood at the end of June.
It’s walk to school week 20-25 May 2013. Please take part and walk or park and stride for as many days as possible.
The whole school donned pyjamas and onesies in order to raise money for St Richards Hospital. Although we haven’t had notification of the final amount raised it was, we believe, around the £200 mark – so thank you everyone who took part and donated.