Monthly Archives: April 2017

This week’s SPOTS. ..

Pupil Pipeline for Water Aid

Yesterday year 5 raised awareness for the Water Aid charity and were challenged to transport water from one side of the playground to the other without spilling too much. After a couple of attempts the children realised they needed to work as a solid team to achieve the best results.

Year 4 off on adventures!

Year 4 set off this week to Cober Hill. We’re looking forward to hearing all about their adventures when they all return next week. 

Penyghent conquered! 

Year 6 Tag Rugby Tournament

On Thursday, Hothfield took part in a tag rugby competition at South Craven School. We entered 2 teams into the competition and had 18 players participate altogether.

Our B team unfortunately lost their 3 group matches but they played some good tag rugby and visibly grew in confidence with each match they played.

Our A team won 2 and lost 1 of their group games. They finished 2nd in their group and qualified for the semi-finals. We eventually lost the semi-final.

All the players really enjoyed themselves and displayed superb sportsmanship throughout the competition. 

Year 5 Tag Rugby Tournament

12 children from Year 5 today represented Hothfield in a tag rugby tournament at Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars. An impressive 14 local schools were taking part and we were drawn in what turned out to be the so-called ‘Group of Death’ alongside Long Lee, Glusburn and Worth Valley.

We dominated our first match against Worth Valley and were unlucky to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw (Rio scored the 2 tries). The second match vs. Glusburn was a more one-sided affair which we won by an impressive 4 tries to 1 (Alfie 3, Mitchell 1). That left a winner-takes-all match against high-flying Long Lee, who had won their opening 2 matches. It was a fast-paced, high quality contest with tries galore that was richly enjoyed by our onlooking support from the stands. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the final 5-4 scoreline (tries from Sulaiman, Mitchell, Archie and Alfie).

All members of the squad contributed superbly to a valiant effort and it says a lot that Long Lee went on to win the whole tournament. It has been great to see so many of the Y5 children enthused by the tag-rugby sessions this term and a pleasure to share the trip to Cougar Park with them today.

Squad: Alfie, Archie, Edward BC, Elouise, Holly, James I, Katelyn, Mitchell, Natalia, Rio, Sam B, Sulaiman

School Council Supporting Shelterbox

Skipton Rotary Club thanked local schools for supporting the Shelterbox charity by holding a tea party on Monday evening.  Hothfield were represented by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the School Council – Lucie and Harvey – who collected a special plaque for Hothfield in recognition of the School Council’s fundraising for Shelterbox.  They were also able to step inside one of the Shelterbox tents which are sent to parts of the world where people have lost their homes and need shelter.