Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success

Nothing has ever been achieved in life without hard work, determination and learning through a process of trial and error.
We encourage our children to develop a Growth Mindset, so that they can work through moments of challenge so that once they achieve, the success is all the sweeter.

Y5 & Y6 Cross Country Event

On Tuesday 5th November 2019, Miss Brierley and Miss Freebairn took two boys’ Cross Country teams to an event at Marple Hall School. The boys ran a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres and were ranked individually and as teams.

Out of 11 schools, our Thorn Grove ‘A’ team came 3rd and our Thorn Grove ‘B’ team came 9th. Two of our boys also finished within the top 10 of over 40 runners. Well done to the boys for putting in a fantastic effort!

Cheer Squad continue to lead the way…

On Saturday our amazing Key Stage Two Cheerleading Team attended the UK National Schools Competition held at the Velodrome in Manchester.

The Squad, who were looking to retain the title two years in a row, arrived at the venue in very good spirits and, even though there were some last minute adjustments to the routine, felt confident about performing well.  The children were joined by their amazing Team Spirit coaches Hannah and Lindsey as well as Mr Wilson and Miss Nuttall.

The competition is fiercely contested with teams travelling from as far as Bath to take part and the crowd, who were amazing (and very loud) supported the teams with passion and added to the amazing atmosphere at the venue. The teams only have one chance to perform their routine and because of this the margins for error are very slim; the squads have to be completely in sync and ready to perform when their slot arrives.

The team performed at 10:30am and had to start the preparation an hour prior to this as they made their way through grueling warm-up stations, uniform checks and team photos.

The routine, which contains complicated stunts, tumbles and dancing was delivered with precision, superb timing and fantastic synchronicity  and the children, coaches and supporters knew they had a chance to retain their title.

However, the awards ceremony was some time away and the judges decisions were kept secret until that time; this meant an agonising wait for the results…

During this time the squad members, coaches and staff busied themselves watching the other squads and soaking up the atmosphere of the huge event.

Finally the wait was over, and it was worth it.

Team Spirit at Thorn Grove were announced UK National Champions for the second year in a row.

A huge thank you must go to the parents who helped and supported on the day and of course to the brilliant coaches at Team Spirit, Hannah and Lindsey, who work tirelessly to help the team.

We have a hugely successful cheerleading programme developing at Thorn Grove and we would welcome any children to the sessions, so if any pupils would like to join the squad, please see Mr Wilson in school.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.

Netting a good result.

On Tuesday the Thorn Grove Netball team played in the Stockport Legacy Games Netball final at Bramhall High School.

The competition, a gathering of the top teams from across Stockport, saw the local heat winners battling it out to see who would represent the borough at the Greater Manchester Games.

Our year five and six team, had done brilliantly to reach the finals and, despite their lack of experience, approached the tournament with determination and a huge amount of skill.

They performed magnificently in the sweltering conditions and managed to finish fifth out of the ten finalists.

It was a superb performance from players who had only just begun to develop their Netball skills.

As part of the opening ceremony the children were able to meet Olympic, commonwealth and world 4x400m medalist Kelly Massey, who opened the games with an inspiring speech.

 

 

 

 

Great golf teams perform above par!

On Thursday evening our two brilliant golf teams (Year 5/6 and Year 3/4) took part in the Stockport Finals.

Both teams performed superbly, but a very special mention must go to our Year 3/4 team who were runners up.

Reece and Mia also deserve special recognition as they were chosen as ‘Spirit of the Games’ winners for their wonderful performances.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD