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Last week our Year 1 & Year 6 children were lucky enough to receive hockey coaching from Ross Gilham-Jones, a professional hockey player who has represented Great Britain in the Youth Olympics as vice captain in addition to many other high profile roles in the sport.

He taught the children passing, dribbling the ball and shooting during their coaching hour. We saw some excellent skills from our children - maybe they'll be representing GB in a few years time!

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DON'T FORGET, YOU CAN GET 3 FREE COACHING SESSIONS FROM FOLKESTONE OPTIMISTS HOCKEY CLUB ON SATURDAY MORNINGS, 8.45-10AM USING YOUR SHEPWAY SPORTS TRUST DISCOUNT CARD!

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Next week, our Year 5 children will also recieve coaching from Ross.

Last week we took 30 children from across Year 1 & 2 to the Marsh Academy to compete in the Sainsury's School Games Mini Athletics tournament.

The three teams had to work together to build up a high score on each of the stations which tested their agility, strength, speed, power and balance.

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Our teams worked incredibly hard and came in 3rd, 5th and 6th out of 12 teams.

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At the end of January we took 22 children from Y4, 5 & 6 to Pent Valley to take part in the Kent School Games Basketball Qualifiers.

Each of our teams put in fantastic performances and gave it their all. Dymchurch 2 even had one of the best results of the tournament with a 23-2 win against St Augustines.

Our teams finished 3rd in each of their groups and left the tournament with their heads held high after meeting some tough competition!

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Good luck to our teams who will be competing again in February!

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Over the last two weeks we have taken 15 children to compete in the SST netball leagues in Folkestone. This was the first time that netball had been played competitively by our pupils in several years and it proved to be a fantastic experience for all involved.

Out of the 15, 4 had never played sport competitively and so this was a new experience for them. After the first week of fixtures, the children were buzzing to play again, despite the 9ft netball posts!

The second week proved to be just as exciting and saw our teams taking 2nd Place in league 2 out of 8 teams, and 4th place in league 1 out of 8 teams.

Not only did the children finish in excellent positions, they have also signed up for the next competitive sports fixture in our Dymchurch diary. This has also given our girls a real boost, as we usually find it difficult to recruit girls to represent our school - go girls!

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Well done to Roxie, Tia, Sophie, Kacy, Max P, Zac, Jack, Max F, Ben, Billy P, Billy H, Tom, Kalina, Zoe & Lilly.

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On Wednesday we travelled to Strood to take part in the Gillingham FC 'Kids Cup Tournament'. Freddie &  Zac have written a match report for the tournament below:

Once we arrived, we were training, most of the other teams were working their socks off in the games. Finally, the whistle was blown and it was our turn to play. We played St Thomas, but they scored in the first minute. After, we were annoyed, but we weren't going to give up because we were determined to win. Unluckily, we walked off the pitch with a loss, but we all know we tried our hardest. (1-0)

The next game was against Churchill, we all knew it was going to be a tough match , we all tried out hardest. Soon in the game Ben scored from a distance , and what a goal it was too! We pulled out a fantastic win. (3-2)

Next up we had St Helens, we had an outstanding performance but unluckily they scored the first goal. During the match, Zac pulled back a stunning goal for a draw. (1-1)

Our forth match was against West Borough and saw us successfully securing another victory. We won 3-2 with goals scored by Max and Zac (2).

Our final match was against Featherby, and unfortunately we lost, but to an incrediby good team. To show good sportsmanship we shook hands after every match, overall in our group we came 3rd. We also thank Miss Lloyd-Prest for taking us!

By Zac & Freddie - Year 5

 

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Congratulations to Billy H, Max, Ben, Billy P, Freddie, Zac, Jack and Thomas for great teamwork and sportsmanship.

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This week we took 2 teams from Year 5 & 6 to take part in the Shepway Sports Trust Netball Elite & Development Leagues at the Three Hills Sports Park.

Both teams played 4 games and will play the remaining 3 games next Tuesday in the final week. Every player worked extremely hard but found it tricky to shoot in the 9ft goals! The Elite team drew all of their games and the Development team won 1 game and drew 3, putting them in 2nd Place!

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A huge congratulations to both teams who played so well in the wind and rain & never moaned at all!

Well done to Roxie, Sophie, Tia, Kacy, Zac, Jack, Max P, Lilly, Kalina, Zoe, Billy H, Max F, Thomas & Billy P for your determination and teamwork!

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After our success at the first handball league of the year, we decided to enter two teams in to the second Year 5 & 6 handball league at the Marsh Academy.

The teams played Hythe Bay and Dymchurch A & B twice to determine their overall positions in the league. It was a close call between our two teams, with the first game ending in a 4-4 draw. Dymchurch A & B won their games against Hythe Bay and were evenly matched in terms of skill and determination, but Dymchurch A emerged victorious after beating Dymchurch B 5-4 in their second match.

Well done to our teams who took 1st & 2nd Place at the handball league.

It has been great to see our pupils take on a brand new sport in their PE lessons and at lunch times & not only enjoy it but also use their skills to win in competitive leagues!

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It is with great pleasure that we have awarded one of our Year 5 pupils with the award for excellent respect and teamwork in sport.

Thomas in Year 5 has entered many inter-house tournaments in school in addition to representing our school in a huge range of sports teams against other schools.

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It is so important to show great respect for your teammates, referees and teachers who all help you to be successful in sport, and Thomas always shows superb respect and teamwork. 

Congratulations Thomas!

We will be looking to award more prizes for children who demonstrate the 'School Games Values' in PE lessons, inter-house tournaments and inter-school competitions which are not only important in sport, but in all aspects of life.

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Today we took a team of 10 Year 5 & 6 children to the Marsh Academy to compete in a handball league. We've been practising our skills in our school Inter-House Handball League and were keen to show off our talent!

The boys and girls practised defending, passing, moving with the ball and shooting with the help of our local sports leaders before taking on Hythe Bay in a 40 minute match.

After a long match, plenty of passing, defending and shooting, Dymchurch emerged victorious with a win of 28 - 2 and 1st place!

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Well done to Lilly, Kalina, Kacy, Jack, Max P, Zac, Max F, Marley, Tommy & Ben!

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Next week we play the league again and hope to retain our title as champions.

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