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The Girls March On

Another sporting performance, another success. This time the SEC girls were in action in the Rushcliffe Cup, away at Radcliffe Juniors. Honours even with the slope in the first half with Radcliffe fancying their chance on the restart. A terrific battling and attacking performance from the Campion girls saw it finish goalless at full time. With a raft of year 5s queuing up for their debut and Mr Tuckwell already late for the nursery run, penalties were decided upon. Captain Clark lost the toss and it was Campion to take first. Clark slotted powerfully before Setchfield saved the first Radcliffe effort. Felicello then blasted an unstoppable effort into the roof of the net (ignoring all comments to hit it low and into the corner…) Setchfield was then the hero saving the second Radcliffe kick and sending the Campion girls ecstatically into the next round. Anything the boys can do…

3 experienced heads and 6 keen Year 5 debutants proved that the Campion (and Holy Spirit)  football production line is in good hands. a thoroughly entertaining 1-1 draw was played out to warm the spectators in the gathering gloom. Well done to all and thanks once again for transport.

Welcome the Stranger

A superbly organised day, for the Year of Mercy. After being addressed by Bishop Patrick, the 7 corporal acts of mercy were reflected across the school to deepen the children’s understanding. Each group consisted of 4 children from each class, who would take part in an activity to reflect each act.

The act in year 6 was to, ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and what better way than for a bit of ‘speed dating!’ (Cilla would have been proud) The older children sat opposite the younger children and had 30 seconds (complete with countdown clock) to tell the ‘stranger’ before them a little bit about themselves before the roles were reversed. After the timer had stopped a new stranger was found and the process repeated. It was incredible to watch the unity between the children and the care and support for one another, young and old, girls and boys.

After welcoming the stranger, the children reflected upon times they have shown mercy, people who show them mercy and ways we can show mercy.

A wonderfully powerful activity and very proud to be part of it.

Year 6 team.

KS2 Cross Country Stars

Last Wednesday, 40 brave children from KS2 braved the elements for the annual Rushcliffe Relay Challenge, at Rushcliffe Country Park. It involved a girl and a boy from year group in the juniors (Y3-6) and running for about 8-10 minutes each – a good test! As always, ‘Why take one team, when you can take 5’ With that, a special thanks to the parents and staff who made it possible with transportation and proving that real sense of community – especially with Mr Tuckwell’s even later than usual notification…

Impressive performances throughout (and no tears or children scarred for life) saw, out of 35 teams, the Campion contingent finish 8th, 13th, 15th, 24th and 26th. I very impressive showing. Well done to all involved.

SEC Footballers Back with a Bang

A visit to Ruddington St Peters’ is always highlight of the sporting calendar. Last night saw the SEC footballers back in action after the winter break. With 4 quarter finals coming up, it was a chance to get back into the groove. A confident 9-0 and 3-2 win for the girls was good practice for next weeks’ visit to Radcliffe. While the boys recorded a 5-2 and 6-0 win and a 4-0 reverse. All very impressive for the big derby with Abbey Road on Monday  – in the Rushcliffe Cup. As always, immensely proud of the conduct of all the children who wore the badge with pride.