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Sainsburys School Games Success

This year has seen a number of sporting successes. At level 2 competitions (Slough only) a number of runner up and first places were achieved in Boccia, Athletics and Hockey.  At the Berkshire Finals Winter Games (Level 3 Berkshire region) a gold in Boccia along with a 4th place finish in Hockey were achieved earlier this year.  This term has seen even more success! 

The year 5/6 football team had qualified for the Slough football finals.  Having won this 2 of the previous 3 years the pressure was on!  Some fantastic performances and great determination and teamwork saw the team sail through the group stages unbeaten and without conceding a goal.  These performances were then taken through to the semi-final and final where the team beat Lynch Hill 1-0.  A total of nine games were played on the day and not a single goal conceded.  Mr White and Mr Otero were extremely proud of the team as they were crowned champions and earned a shiny gold medal.

A week prior to this Cippenham Primary entered three teams into the Sainsbury School Games Quad Kids athletics team.  Some fabulous performances saw all three teams finish in the top 10 (from 18) with a second place (to Lynch Hill) for one of the teams meaning they had qualified for the regional event - Berkshire Summer Games.

The team were determined to do well as this was the final event the Year 6 children (and Mr White) would be representing Cippenham Primary in.  Training was taking place every lunch time for the two weeks prior (with a bit of grumbling about the 600m) and it really paid off.  The team showed so much enthusiasm, determination and desire with both the girls and boys performing well in all 4 events.  With the scores being announced in reverse order from 18th it got closer and closer to the medal places.  Top 5 and CPS still hadn’t been mentioned, with teams from Windsor, Reading Slough and Bracknell remaining Mr White and Mr Otero were biting their nails in anticipation (or stress!) It got to the final two teams, the two Slough teams Lynch Hill and CPS.  The winners were……CPS. 

A gold medal in the regional finals was an amazing achievement, the hard work had paid off and huge smiles were evident.  Well done to all the children and adults involved.  What a great way to end the year.