Marathon Kids – Final Update

Congratulations to all of our children who have taken up the Marathon Kids Challenge. We have now finished the official challenge period and the data has all been collated.

The children have now achieved an astonishing combined distance of 7,292 Km or the equivalent of 172 full marathons.

Of the 427 runners in the school 99% have taken up the marathon challenge running an average distance of 17Km. We have 282 runners 66% who have achieved 10Km, 111 runners 26% have achieved a half marathon, 55 runners 13% have achieved 30Km and 27 runners 6% have achieved the full marathon distance to date.

The most successful Year Group were Year Five who have run a combined total of 1,687 Km at an average of 21.1 Km each.

Individual best runners in each year group are YR 1 Chandler R 45,400 M, YR 2 Manvik R 61,600 M,YR 3 Leo B 61,200 M, YR 5 Kai S 75,100 M and YR 6 Kyle T 40,700 M.

These are truly amazing statistics when you consider we have only been running for eight weeks and only five days a week weather permitting. Even more amazing when you think this has been completely voluntary by the children to take part in their lunch times. They have really stepped up to the challenge and many have reached or exceeded their own personal goals.

I am also pleased to hear of children inspired by Marathon kids who are taking up the challenge to improve their fitness by running outside of school. Some are also getting their family involved which is great to hear.

Keep up the hard work and remember we are also running this as a sponsored event so your children’s superb effort can also help raise money for their school. Please keep collecting and return the sponsor form and money to the office on Monday 17th July 2017.

Thank you for all the support you have been giving to the children.

www.marathonkids.co.uk

Oxfordshire Year Five Kwik Cricket Competition

On Wednesday 12th July 2017 Team Hill View attended the Oxfordshire Year Five Kwik Cricket Finals at Kidlington Cricket Ground, Stratfield Brake, Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

Our Year Five Girls team had qualified for the competition but it was to be against Year Five boy’s teams so we were permitted to add some boys to our squad.

On our arrival the scene was set for a series of pool competitions leading to a final between the top two teams. It looked like competition was going to be tough and several teams were all decked out in cricket whites.

In this format we were to play two other schools, twice.

As predicted the standard of play was high and we lost both of our opening matches. However the team played very well and improved with each game they played. As confidence grew, our batting and shot selection improved and as a team our fielding was very good.

We then had to play the same two schools again knowing that they were probably stronger at cricket than we were.

Despite this we played with great spirit and determination and though we again came out on the wrong side of both results we could not have played better and the scores were much closer as we had learned from our experience in the earlier games. Our girls were the only ones in the competition and supported and encouraged by the boys they did themselves and Hill View proud with their performances.

I could not have been more pleased with the team’s achievement’s against tough opposition.

Congratulations to Jack F, Nathan W, Nicole C, Iris D, Alizar R, Louisa T, Lucy E, Charlie C and Zahrah K.

Thank you to Mrs. Cooke for helping out on the day.

 

Mr Davies

Football Association Girls Football Festival

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On Tuesday 11th July 2017 ten girls from Year Three and Four were treated to a morning out at the Oxfordshire Football Association girl’s football festival at Oxford City Football Club in Marsh Lane, Oxford.

The festival was aimed specifically at girls and to try and get more playing football in Oxfordshire.

We started the day with some friendly games against the other Oxfordshire schools. All of the girls played well and their individual skills and team play improved with each game played.

Following the games we had several other activities. Our first was a refereeing master class from local female referees. The girls enjoyed blowing their whistles and brandishing the yellow and red cards sending Mr Davies and Mrs Thomas to the stands!!

We then had a coaching workshop with FA coaches which we are hoping will also be visiting school in the future. This was followed by a session with Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers who demonstrated her amazing football tricks and skills and gave the girls a few tips.

Next up was a quick reactions zone with hand and foot skills and reaction times tested.

Our final zone, as they are young ladies after all, was a bit of hair braiding and face painting.

The girls really enjoyed the day and were outstanding ambassadors for Hill View School. Well done to Teegan H, Scarlett F, Ruby J, Keeley M, Lucie W, Alice H, Miley G, Imogen M, Evie W and Lucie B.

I am hoping that some of them enthused by what they saw will start playing football for local girl’s football teams.

Thank you to Oxfordshire Football Association for an excellent day and to Mrs. Thomas for her assistance on the day.

Marathon Kids Update 3

With only one week to go until the end of our Marathon Challenge we have now achieved an astonishing combined distance of 6,807Km.

Of the 427 runners in the school 99% have taken up the marathon challenge running an average distance of 16Km. We have 273 runners 64% who have achieved 10Km, 100 runners 23% have achieved a half marathon, 46 runners 11% have achieved 30Km and 17 runners 4% have achieved the full marathon distance to date. I expect many will add to this total in the final week.

These are truly amazing statistics when you consider we have only been running for seven weeks and only five days a week. Even more amazing when you think this has been completely voluntary by the children to take part in their lunch times. They have really stepped up to the challenge and many have reached or exceeded their own personal goals.

I am also pleased to hear of children inspired by Marathon kids who are taking up the challenge to improve their fitness by running outside of school.

Keep up the hard work and remember we are also running this as a sponsored event so your children’s superb effort can also help raise money for their school. Please keep collecting and return the sponsor form and money to the office on Monday 17th July 2017.

Thank you for all the support you have been giving to the children.

www.marathonkids.co.uk

Change 4 Life and Active Sports Festival

On Thursday 6th July 2http://hillview-school.co.uk/wp-admin/post-new.php017 the children who have been participating in our successful Change 4 Life club at Hill View and our Year Three active sports children attended a Change 4 Life Festival at Banbury Academy.

Eight Banbury Schools attended with one hundred and thirty seven children taking part in total and we took thirty five children along.

Our children split into three groups and played a series of friendly games against the other schools. The games included dodgeball, capture the flag and not in my back yard to mention a few.

The day was all about leading an active lifestyle and increasing physical activity. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the games and made new friends along the way.

We are hoping to run our successful Change 4 Life Club again next year. If you would like to know more about Change 4 Life and the positive impacts it can have on you and your family visit

www.nhs.uk/change4life

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