s w e N e g e l l o C Sports Hurstmere Foundation School supported by the Youth Sport Trust
TOP GCSE RESULTS BRING A SUCCESSFUL YEAR TO AN END! The summer holidays saw the boys who took their GCSE in Physical Education and their BTEC in Sport, receiving their grades which turned out to be the best set of PE results the school has ever had. In GCSE PE 92% of the group that took PE achieved A* -C grades with 9 boys gaining the top A* award. In BTEC Sport the school gained 100% pass rate with 10 boys achieving Distinctions. Mr Wadsworth (Head of PE) was delighted and would like to congratulate all the boys with their results which had surpassed the predicted grades that the boys had been set. 47 boys from Year 11 also completed their Sports Leaders Award while a group of year 10 boys have also nearly completed their award. This brought an end to a very successful year for Hurstmere as a Sports College in which we were able to match the www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk
success on the playing field (see reports in this edition) with success in the classroom. We wish the boys who have left the school every success and hope they continue to work and play with continued enthusiasm.
KENT U13 COUNTY CHAMPIONS SUMMER 2010 Edition Hurstmere Foundation School Tel: 0208 300 5665 Web: www.hurstmere.org.uk
The Junior Boys Doubles Competition (years 7 & 8) was held at Ravensbourne school with over 50 pairs entering. Alex Juniper (team Captain!) and Lucas Percy, both in year 7, started the day in a ‘Box’ competition with 3 other pairs (the top two schools progressing to the Cup and the bottom two the ‘Plate’). After winning their first two games Alex and Lucas lost to a particularly strong pairing from Ravensbourne School and consequently finished second in the group but still progressed to the latter stages of the Cup. The next 3 games witnessed the Hurstmere pair play some exhilarating and compelling tennis before triumphing in the last game, in an epic match against Severnoaks School, to progress to the final. The final saw Alex and Lucas again pit their wits against the Ravensbourne pairing that had beat them earlier in the day. The match began in a stalemate with both schools holding serve before the Hurstmere pair stepped up a gear and after some scintillating rallies triumphed 6 -1 to become for the first time in Hurstmere’s history, Kent Doubles Junior Champions! Well done to Alex and Lucas and team manager Mr Wright.
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GO GO--KARTING SUCCESS This is only the second year that the school has entered into the British Schools Karting Championship. There were close to 100 pupils from the School who attended sessions at Lakeside Karting Circuit, to compete for the 30 places available in this year’s competition. Pupils had 2 x 15 minute sessions at Lakeside and those who were successful then progressed to the semi‐final stage which was held at Brentwood Karting Circuit. Three teams of three pupils were successful from the event at Brentwood. These pupils attended the South East Regional Final at Buckmore Park in Kent. Team 1 –Tom Grainger, Tom Langford, Nick Evans Team 2 – Reece Bissonette, Lewis Foster, Jacob Weal Team 3 – Craig Hilder, Joe Baldwin, Joe Thompson Team 1 were successful in qualifying for the National Finals held at Daytona Milton Keynes Circuit and fin‐ ished 2nd nationally from over 700 teams.
Year 7 football at Hurstmere has been a huge success this year. Going back to September we ran several trials in order to select a squad of players for the forthcoming season. These players have since gone on to win the North Kent Cup beating Erith School 5 - 1 and the Kent Cup beating Howard School 3 - 2, something that has not been done for a number of years. An excellent team spirit combined with a very talented group of players has been the key to our success with all the boys contributing throughout the season. Having remained unbeaten in Kent last season it is time to think about the new season. Trials are being held to hopefully strengthen the squad further and build on our success for this season.
YEAR 8’S WIN NORTH KENT CUP ASWELL
Year 8 also reached the North Kent Cup Final and played against Beths in a highly competitive game which was always going to be a close game. Despite missing a penalty early on the Hurstmere team fought hard and were rewarded with a goal from George “Supersub” Gann. We managed to hold on to end up as 1-0 winners and were presented with the North Kent Trophy by Mr Stringer who was there with lots of staff and parents supporting the team.
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LEADERSHIP CONTINUES TO FLOURISH Hurstmere has continued to provide pupils with various Leadership courses and events throughout the year. Ten year 9 boys were invited to take part in a new Leadership Academy and then were part of the thirty strong group that went to Ty’n y Berth in Snowdonia during activity week to further develop their leadership skills. These boys will soon be invited to run an after school festival for some of our neighbouring primary schools. 47 year 11 boys completed their Sports Leader Awards and a similar group in year 10 are currently working towards their awards. One group of the year 10 Sports Leaders went to Royal Park Primary School and delivered Tag Rugby lessons to various year groups of varying abilities. Unfortunately the rain curtailed the day slightly but everyone had a great day. Our year 10 BTEC group also ran a miniOlympics festival at Hurstmere for a variety of year 5/6 primary schools and again everyone had a great afternoon and the boys did the school proud.
HURSTMERE BOYS EXPERIENCE GOLF IN NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK During National School Sports week Hurstmere boys in years 7 and 8 were able to visit World of Golf at Sidcup as part of our Sports College work. The boys were given a brief introduction to golf on the driving range by one of the professionals on site and then tried out their skills on the range. The boys were also allowed to play on the two recently opened “Lost Islands Adventure” golf courses, and great fun was had negotiating the waterfalls and tricky terrain. We hope to continue our link and work with the World of Golf in the near future.
YEAR 9 WIN MET KENT RUGBY TROPHY Hurstmere got to the Met Kent Cup finals in Year 7 and 9 which were played on Blackheath’s 4G pitch at Well Hall in Eltham. Both year groups played against Charles Darwin School. The year seven team played a very hard fought game only to narrowly miss out on a win losing 25-20. As they physically mature they will be a match for any team. The year 9 team finally won their first cup final after having narrowly missed out on the two previous years. Once again Hurstmere played a much more open game of rugby moving the ball about with exceptional skill. This time however the team was able to compete far more effectively on a physical level. The final result of 34-25 reflected a very exciting game of rugby. Well done to all the boys.
2ND AWARDS EVENING A GREAT SUCCESS Our second Sports presentation evening was a great success with a number of boys receiving their junior and senior sports colours. The awards were presented by Micky Bennett who is an ex-professional footballer and who now works for the PFA. The year 7 football team were also re–presented with their Kent Cup medals having completed the “double “ this year. Our two Sports Ambassadors, Jonathon Page and Nick Truscott also made speeches about their work at Hurstmere and neighbouring schools.
The Sports College facilit ies are available for hire by local groups, with discou nted rates available to community and youth groups , & regular hirers. Initial enquiries regarding the all-weather sports pitch, and Hurstmere’s Spo rts Hall & Traditional Gymnasium should be made to; Ms Deborah Bakewell 0208 300 5665 ext 191
A HAT-TRICK OF CRICKET SUCCESSES Hurstmere had another successful cricket season winning 3 out of the 4 North Kent Cups that were on offer. The Year 7 team won their cup by default as the opposition were unable to field a team on the day of the final. The Year 8 team beat Beths in their final to follow on their success in year 7, with Josh Beekman taking 4 wickets and Aidan Griggs scoring 40 runs. Unfortunately Beths were unable to field their full-strength team and we look forward to facing them again next year. The year 10 team won their 4th North Kent Trophy in a row beating Beths in their final. Most of the runs were scored by Casey Jerrom and Michael Maietta, with Harry Scott taking 3 wickets. Congratulations to all the teams. CONTACT US
Hurstmere Foundation School Phone: 0208 300 5665 Web: www.hurstmere.org.uk Director of Sport: Mr I. Simpson Sports Partnership Manager: Ms. S.Allsop Head of Physical Education Mr K Wadsworth
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Hurstmere: Ms D.Bakewell D.bakewell. Year 8 cricket team with their Head of Year Ms Mackler who left the school in July Newsletter Production: I. Simpson