Football match report vs Grassmoor

On Thursday 11th October Stretton Handley faced their second home match of the season at home against a good Grassmoor team.

Stretton started the game with a fast pace. Some quick foot work from MH created a chance which was blocked by the defender. Once again, LH continued to impress in her central midfield role and her long throw in created the first goal. The throw caused a scramble in the box which led to LR laying the ball off for MH to tap home, 1-0. From kick-off, a good tackle by GH and pass from GT left LR with the ball. He played a good ball through the middle which MH ran onto and passed the ball into the bottom corner, 2-0. Just before half tim,e the Grassmoor defence played a hopeful ball up the field and with the wind swirling round, TH in goal misjudged the ball and unfortunately it landed in the back of the net. Half time 2-1.

The second half began and Stretton Handley now had the extra wind on their side. They played a fantastic second half. A solid midfield performance from LR and LH meant that Grassmoor struggled to create any chances and when they did, the excellent defence by KH, GT, RJ and GH proved too strong for the attackers.

KH made a good tackle and passed to LR who then played a good low ball to MH who scored his hat trick, 3-1. Two minutes later and LH passed to MH who again proved to fast and skillful for Grassmoor and scored his 4th goal! 4-1. Grassmoor did create one good chance and a fantastic double save from TH  kept the score at 4-1.

With 2 minutes left LR found himself 1 on 1 with the keeper and he shot well but the keeper closed down the angle and managed to save it.

Finally, RJ, with a tackle / shot saw the ball perfectly fly into the top corner. What a goal! 5-1 to Stretton Handley.

A fantastic performance all round with a stand out performance by MH (4 goals) and LR who were voted joint star players by the Grassmoor manager. An excellent win by an improving team!

Football match report vs Tupton

On Monday 1st October, Stretton Handley started their league campaign in a home match against Tupton. After a thorough warm up led by captain LR the team were ready and it showed, as Stretton took early control in the game, with LH, LR and MH dominating possession in Tupton’s half. However, Tupton defended well and Stretton couldn’t find the goal they deserved. After 14 minutes, a brilliant long throw by LH put MH one-on-one with the keeper and he made no mistake. slotting the ball into the bottom corner, 1-0 Stretton.

The goal filled the Stretton team with confidence and 2 minutes later, after a good tackle by KH, LR got the ball and passed to LH. who then passed to MH, who again skillfully wrong footed the keeper and smashed the ball into the net. 2-0. A brilliant first half performance!

The second half started and Tupton started to pile on the pressure. Stretton were deep in their own half and defending well. RJ made a crucial header and TH made 2 brilliant saves in the goal. From a Tupton corner, GT calmly cleared the ball down the line which MH chased and with excellent skill dribbled down the wing, cut into the box and was fouled in order to win a penalty! Chance for his hat trick maybe? Not! Captain LR decided to step up for the penalty and dilled low and hard only for the keeper to make a good save.

Tupton then started to dominate possession and a mistake in defence led to a one-on-one, but up stepped goalkeeper, TH, to make a fantastic low save. However, from the resulting corner, Tupton managed to create a shooting chance from outside the box and it curled right into the top corner 2-1. Tupton grew in confidence now and again had 2 good chances with GT clearing one of the line and KH making a strong tackle to deny another.

However with 4 minutes left TH made a good safe and the ball fell to LR who mistakenly hand balled it to give Tupton a penalty and chance to equalise. The Tupton striker smashed the ball home to make it 2-2.

In the final 2 minutes LH had a brilliant shot cleared off the line and MH, with fantastic skill, smashed the ball like a rocket, which somehow the Tupton keeper managed to save. 2-2 the game finished and a point each to the two teams.

Star player of the match was voted by the Tupton manager and was given to LH with MH a very close second. Also a stand out league debut for KH.

An excellent game played well by both teams!

Next game at home vs Grassmoor on Thursday 11th October 2018.

Bronze Ambassador Event!

On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the young Bronze Ambassadors ran a whole school multi sports event. All the children joined in fantastically and listened to the Year 5 Bronze Ambassadors carefully.

After explanations and demonstrations, the children competed in teams to complete a number of races and events. Firstly they did the relay. Next they did the shot putt and then they completed a longer distance run. The children had a short drinks break and then finally competed in traditional races such as a sack and bean bag race.

The event went very smoothly with all Bronze ambassadors contributing well. LR and LH took a lead in explanations, LP took photos and wrote this report, GH and TH started races and organised teams and KH and RJ encouraged and motivated children throughout the events.

Well done to all the children especially the Bronze Ambassadors!

Completed by LP.

Cross Country

On Thursday 12th October, the year 4, 5 and 6 cross country runners went up to Tupton Hall School for North East Derbyshire cross country event. A team of 9 children attended from Stretton Handley with over 150 children at the event!

The year 4 course was 1500m, the year 5 course, 2000m and the year 6 course 2500m, all across fields and up and down steep slopes.

Stretton Handley had their best ever results at this event and they were as follows:

Year 4 boys race – GT 2nd out of 26 (silver medal!!)

Year 4 girls race – BP 5th, FT 6th, LK 7th out of 28.

Year 5 boys race – RJ 17th out of 27.

Year 5 girls race – LH 1st out of 24 (gold medal!!!) 

Year 6 boys race – LM 1st out of 25 (gold medal!!!)

Year 6 girls race – IT 5th, MT 15th out of 24.

The children did a fantastic job representing the school and shocked and surprised many with their incredible results showing great determination and fitness!

Well done Stretton Handley!

Bronze Ambassador Event

Bronze Ambassador Event Report!!!

On Tuesday 20th June 2017 the whole school took part in our Quad kids athletics event. The 4 events the children did were: long run (2 laps of the field), short run (50m sprint), standing long jump and howler javelin throw.

First of all the infants came out. We split them into 4 groups and sent them off to their first event. The children completed all 4 events with us running them and LS taking lovely photos.

Next the juniors came out and did the same.

Both groups really listened to us and made it fun for us and for them.

We have worked out the results and we have decided on a boy winner and a girl winner for each class.

The results sheets are here for people to see

The winners are …

Woodpecker class – HW and LH

Peregrine class – LH and LR

Kingfisher class – MK and RL

written by LJ (Media Bronze Ambassador)

Swimming – We are the Champions!

Five Stretton Handley children took part in the swimming gala on Thursday 6th April at Sharley Park Leisure Centre, competing in swimming events against approx. 20 other schools. Look at all those certificates! Well done all of you; another great result for Stretton Handley. Thank you Mr Cooke for coordinating our swimming lessons and supporting the team!

Bronze Ambassador Event

On Tuesday the 21st of June 2016 Stretton Handley primary school held a quad-kids event run by the four bronze ambassadors (HR, MK, RL, TB). The four activities the children took part in were howler javelin, long run, short run and long jump.

The winners in class 1 were GT and BP. The winners in class 2 were LR and GH. And the winners in class 3 were TM and ER.

Photos and results tables from the event are on display in the school hall.

Everyone enjoyed the event and performed really well.

Written by HR

Easter Celebrations and Open Morning

Easter service and Easter Egg Hunt

Easter scene competition

Rugby Megafest Champions!

On Thursday 10th March 2016 the year 5 and 6 children went to Tupton Hall for the afternoon to participate in the ‘Rugby Megafest’. The children participated in 8 different skills based events including: rugby rounders, catch the tag and rugby scarecrow. 16 different schools were at the event and although it was fun, skills based and non competitive, there was a winner.

Unbeknown to the schools the leaders running each event were marking the schools out of 10 for there engagement, sportsmanship, effort and ability. Once all 8 stations had been completed the schools were given an overall mark out of 80 and Stretton Handley received the highest mark making us champions of the Rugby Megafest!

The children had a fantastic time and now have a big trophy on display at the entrance of our school. Well done to all the year 5 and 6 children that took part.

NACE photography competition – highly commended

Nace Competition - Highly commended

NACE Photography Competition 2015 results – Congratulations GF at Stretton Handley Primary School for a ‘highly’ commended’ entry to the competition. 

 We were overwhelmed with the response to the photography competition this year, receiving over 1600 entries – three times the number from last year – so many beautiful and quirky images, it was such a difficult task to select the winners. It was an absolute delight to see how the young photographers had interpreted ‘I Spy’, so much imagination went into the entries revealing some very talented photographers. Thank you to all the teachers who inspired their pupils to enter and parents who supported the entries sent through to us this year. Watch out for next year’s competition opening in November 2015.

Mary Fitzpatrick NACE Trustee and Judge

All winners and highly commended certificates and letters will be sent out from the NACE office this week.