First Federation Trust
School Dance Festival
At the beginning of the summer term, each class learnt a dance routine in our school hall with Becky Mason from South Dartmoor Secondary School. Just before going home for the day, all the children in the school came together to perform the dance routine on the playground. It was fantastic to see our whole school family performing side by side in the sunshine. Well done to everyone involved!
After the year 6 Football team's success at the county National League Trust Under 11s Cup finals cup finals in November, we have finally found out where the next stage of the competition is going to be held. On Tuesday 25th February, the team will be travelling up to Bath to play against other champions from the South West. If we win this, we then go to London in April where we will be one round away from a final at Wembley Stadium. This is an amazing opportunity for the players to test their skills and celebrate the fantastic achievements they've collected so far over the past few years.
Year 3/4 & 5/6 Netball Results
A huge well done to all of the children who played in the Year 3/4 and 5/6 netball teams against Wolborough School on Thursday 30th Jan. The Year 3/4 team unfortunately lost 2-1 however it was a very close match and all of the players showed great determination and enthusiasm. The Year 5/6 B team won their match 8-0 and the great result was down to the team work, communication and determination from every single player. The Year 5/6 A team won 4-1 again showing great team work and sportsmanship. It was an absolute pleasure taking the children to the match and I was so proud of all of the children. They have been working really hard in training and the hard work is definitely paying off.
Year 5/6 Football Results
Well done to the Year 5/6 team who placed 3rd in their match at Paignton Community and Sports Academy on Monday 13th January. Thank you to Mr Forbes for accompanying them to this match.
Competitive Sports - December 2020
In the week commencing 16th December all of the pupils in KS1 and KS2 took part in inter-house competitive sports this week. The children applied a range of skills from their PE lessons, and an emphasis was placed on working alongside and competing with other pupils in their year group. We will be having our next inter-house competition at the end of the Spring term.
Netball - Thursday 7th November 2020
The Year 3/4 and 5/6 netball teams were invited to a tournament at Stover on Thursday 7th November. All the children played really well and showed great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Thank you to Mrs Collings, Miss O’Mealy and Mrs Lapham for escorting them to the tournament.
2020 AMAZING WIN RESULT FOR OUR YEAR 6 FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE NLT CUP U11
Well done to our Year 6 football team on winning the National Devon League Cup. The team went to Paignton to compete against school teams from around the county. The team went through the tournament unbeaten, winning in the final against Canada Hill. As a result the team have brought home two
trophies and have qualified for the next stage. The next stage will be playing schools from over the south of England and Wales in a completion in the new year. It is important to note that there are only 20 teams left in this completion so this is a real achievement for the team to get this far. Details of the location of the next tournament will be to follow.
Thank you also to Mr Fuller
New Premier Sport Activities - Summer Term
Premier Sports Gymnastics Club - Starts w/commencing 25th February.
SDCC Football Tournament - Monday 28th January 2019
On Monday 28th January, Mr Forbes and Mr Findlay took the Year 3/4 and 5/6 girls football teams, to SDCC to participate in a football tournament.
After some very exciting matches and nail biting moments, we are pleased to tell you that the Year 3/4 team placed second and the Year 5/6 team were eighth.
Well done girls!!!!
South West Rotary Youth Games Skipathon
On the 25th January 2018, all of the children at Blackpool School took part in a Skipathon to raise money for the South West Youth Games. Children were sponsored to complete as many skips as possible over 3 1-minute periods, with their scores being accumulated to give their complete number of skips. The children enjoyed the challenge with a record score of over 350 skips by Lucy in Unit 3!
Congratulations to all those who took part.
South Dartmoor Festival
8 children from Year 2 took park in a festival at South Dartmoor this week. The festival was led by the Year 10 PE coordinators and included Gymnastics, dance and stretches. The children had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the opportunity to take part.
YEAR 2 AESTHETICS FESTIVAL
Year 3 and 4 Netball Tournament
Year 5 and 6 Netball Tournament
On Thursday 19th October the Year 5 and 6 Netball team competed in the South Dartmoor Learning Community Tournament at Stover and came first. They won every match and now progress onto the next tournament. Well done team!
Year 1 and 2 Friendly Football Match
Autumn Term Clubs List
Year 3/4 Football
Cross-Country Mountain Bike Competition
Well done to the Blackpool Mountain Bike Club for their superb effort and achievement in the cross-country competition at Stover School.
The Year 5 and 6 teams performed incredibly well, on a very challenging course. Every team member placed in the top 40, out of over 100 racers in each category. Well done to Katie Southcott, who won a gold medal for her first place in the Year 5/6 girls race.
Thank you also to all of the parents and club coaches for transporting and supporting their children at the race.
We are looking forward to a great term of mountain bike club.
Blackpool Cross Country back at Stover!
On Tuesday 21st March, Blackpool went to Stover to take part in the Cross Country competition. As usual, Blackpool’s perseverance and team spirit shone through and all the team were amazing!
The weather wasn’t kind to us and there was plenty of mud along the way, but that didn’t stop us!!! We had some great individual placing’s in the race. A special well done to Gabriel Manlow who came 2nd in the year 3 / 4 boys race and to Jamie Rickhuss, Jaden Fletcher and Izzy Wharf who finished with a top 10 place too. There were approximately 100 children taking part in each of the races from other local primary schools in the area and so all the children at Blackpool did extremely well. Well done to everybody who took part, your enthusiasm and determination made us very proud.
Mrs Bargewell and Mrs Boyden
Indoor Cricket Tournament
On Wednesday 16th November, our cricket squad were in action. The team played in an indoor cricket tournament at Torbay leisure centre. During a fast paced and exciting afternoon's cricket, the team won all their matches. They displayed great teamwork, fantastic sportsmanship and were a credit to Blackpool school.
Stover Cross Country
On Wednesday 21st September, some children from years 3/4 and years 5/6 attended Stover’s Cross Country competition. Over 400 children took part in the event and Blackpool rose to the occasion! All the children who took part in the race were amazing and we had some fantastic personal best placings. Well done to Anya Manlow, Izzy Wharf and Jaden Fletcher who came in the top 10 of their individual races! The Blackpool spirit shone through as all the children worked as a team, sharing good race tips and encouraging each other to keep going when they were feeling tired. A brilliant team spirit! Thank you to all the children for such enthusiasm, you made us very proud! Mrs Bargewell and Miss Baines
Blackpool School athletes attend Stover School Cross Country competition
On Wednesday 4th May well over 400 children took part in the Year 3-6 cross country on a sunny evening at Stover School. There were 4 races throughout the evening (Year 3/4 girls, Year 3/4 boys, Year 5/6 girls and Year 5/6 boys). The races were hotly contested with many ‘photo finishes’. It was excellent to see not only the effort the runners were putting in, but also the support and encouragement they were receiving from the school mates who weren’t racing at the time; a real team effort by all. By the end of the evening Bovey Tracey were crowned Year 3/4 Champions and Bradley Barton Year 5/6 Champions. Blackpool finished in a very impressive 3rd and 4th position across the two competitions showing the strength in running across the school. Well done to the whole team!
Blackpool Cross Country Team
Doel Cup Runners up!
Members of the school ‘A’ Football team capped off their season by finishing as runners up in the annual Doel Cup competition held at South Dartmoor Community College.
The team competed against 8 other schools from the surrounding area in a round robin styled tournament. After a tricky start consisting of two narrow losses to Bradley Barton and St Michaels, the team rallied and won the next six games showing great character and team spirt along the way.
The Blackpool team ended up in runners up position, receiving their Doel Cup silver medals behind winners St Michaels who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.
Well done to the team on this fantastic achievement!
Senior ‘B’ League Football Final
The Senior ‘B’ Football Team played against Rydon Primary School last Friday after reaching the final of the South Devon Inter School Football League. Blackpool competed exceptionally well during the first half but found themselves 2-0 down after two great strikes from the opposition. The team showed great character, coming out for the second half determined to fight back, showing fantastic team spirit. The team managed to claw back a goal and continued to place huge pressure on the Rydon goal right up until the final whistle. The game ended in a well-deserved 2-1 victory to Rydon who showed great sportsmanship. All boys should hold their heads extremely high for what they have achieved throughout this season. Well done!
First Federation Football Tournament
First Federation Football Tournament
The year 5/6 and year 3/4 school football teams participated in the annual First Federation football tournament against visiting schools last week. A total of 10 schools participated in the competition this year and fine weather provided fantastic playing conditions with a number of highly competitive matches taking place during both the morning and afternoon sessions. All Blackpool teams showed impressive commitment and teamwork against tough oppositions, securing a number of victories during the competition. This year the Senior tournament was won by a very impressive Buckfastleigh team and the Colts tournament was won by an equally talented St Michaels Primary.
The Tournament Winners!
The weather kindly held out on Thursday 26th November as Blackpool Primary School entered the South Dartmoor Netball Tournament held at Stover School. There were teams from neighbouring primary schools, all battling to compete to be the winners.
Blackpool Primary entered 2 teams across 5 pools of the day. Both teams played with skill, accuracy, perseverance and determination. After 4 matches each it was announced that one of the Blackpool teams had qualified to play in the quarter finals against Bovey Tracey Primary, it was a competitive game resulting in Blackpool winning 4 - 1. Next, Blackpool faced Stover School again a well matched game, but the consistency of the Blackpool shooters secured a 2 - 1 win. Finally, Blackpool competed against Ilsington Primary School in a really sporting and physically challenging game, Blackpool rose to the challenge and were victorious 2 - 1. Therefore, becoming the South Dartmoor Learning Community Winners!
Well done to all the children who took part and played with skill and accuracy and most importantly a great sporting attitude!
On Thursday 12th of November a group of Year 5/6 children from All Saints Marsh Primary School came to play both Blackpool A and B teams in a game of netball. The A team showed team work, skill and determination throughout the match and won 8-4. The B team then played and persevered in order to secure a draw of 2-2. Well done to Harrison Osborn and Abi Jones for being named Players of the Match by the opposing team. Congratulations everybody for all your hard work throughout!