Gallery of Recent Events and Educational Visits

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.

Gymnastics team take a giant leap forwards

Yesterday our talented Year 3 & 4 gymnastics team competed in the Greater Manchester Games. The games happen twice a year and the best teams in each of the nine Greater Manchester boroughs take part; we were representing Stockport after winning the borough competition.

At 8:30am yesterday morning, our excited and slightly nervous gymnasts boarded the minibus ready to travel to the opening ceremony, which was held at the Sport City Stadium in Manchester.

When we arrived, we were seated with all the other competitors, VIPs and supporters in the stadium and watched an amazing opening ceremony. Members of our team took part in the dancing and singing and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The final act of the opening ceremony was to ‘cut the ribbon’ to officially open the games. This was done by Kelly Massey an Olympic Bronze medalist and 400m Athlete.

The team then travelled to the gymnastics venue to begin their competition alongside Beth Tweddle (former GB Olympic medalist) and her team of coaches.

This is the first time the school has represented at this level and the standard was incredibly high with a huge number of very strong gymnasts and teams in every age group. The squad, although very nervous, remembered their routines brilliantly and performed with dynamism, poise and bravery (especially on the vault).

The team finished in 5th place, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal (there was only a very small difference in overall points scores separating the first five teams) which means they are are officially the 5th best them in the whole of Greater Manchester.

In addition to this, Alys in Year 3 was awarded the 3rd best gymnast overall in the whole competition.

They team represented the school magnificently and showed how dedicated and focused they were throughout the day. We are very very proud of them and special mention must go to Mrs Mansfield, for her help during the day and the parents who came to support.

Here are some pictures of our amazing squad

Basketball team press forward

On Wednesday evening our highest ranking basketball team competed in the Stockport Basketball finals at Reddish Vale high School.

The team started very well, narrowly missing out to the eventual finalists, pressing them with a high tempo offence and dynamic defence. Unfortunately, as the tournament developed Thorn Grove  couldn’t turn pocession in to baskets and even though they played some magnificent basketball missed out out making the semi finals.

The team should be incredibly proud of themselves as they have developed hugely and were able to compete admirably against some very tough and experienced opponents. Sometimes it is the smallest of margins that decide games, but these tiny differences also show us how far we have come.

A special mention must go to Ruby T, who stepped up to join the squad and performed superbly – she was our spirit of the games winner.

Here is our team

 

Golf squads go a fair way to improving their performances

On Wednesday evening our golf squad, which includes pupils from years 3,4, 5 and 6. Attended Stockport Academy for the heats of the Stockport primary schools Tri-Golf competition.

The event always draws a large number of teams and the contest is always tough. However, our squad performed magnificently with our 5/6 team finishing runners up and our 3/4 team winning the event.

Both teams will move through to the finals and should be extremely proud of how they performed and how they represented the school.

The Golf Squad

Hockey teams ‘stick’ with it in near freezing temperatures

Yesterday evening our two valiant hockey teams  braved freezing cold temperatures to take part in the heats of the hockey tournament.

The team still performed excellently and were competitive throughout the competition, showing a grit, determination and skill level which made every contest close.

After six challenging games both teams looked tired, but happy with their performances and congratulations must go to all members of the squad for representing the school magnificently.

A special mention must, however, be given to the ‘B’ team who managed to finish third and qualify for the Stockport finals.

Here is our squad:

Fantastic Football Results

Yesterday evening, our amazing year three and four footballers took part in their first competition. Eight girls and boys stepped on to the astroturf ready to represent the school and they did this magnificently.

The boys team, who faced very tough opposition, battled hard and worked amazingly as a team to finish in 6th place. The girls team, who started slowly, grew in confidence and won four straight game sin a row to finish third and secure their place in the next round of the competition.

On a cold night, the children all performed excellently and we are very proud of their efforts.

Here is a picture of our girls team

Thorn Grove Cheer lead the way

Last Saturday (23rd June) our amazing Team Spirit at Thorn Grove KS2 Cheerleading squad took part in the UK Schools Competition held at the Velodrome in Manchester.

The Squad, many of them competing for the very first time, were joined by their Team Spirit coaches Hannah and Lindsey as well as Mr Wilson and parents at the venue.

The team were incredible and following a grueling warm-up, uniform check and photos, took to the stage to perform.

The routine was delivered brilliantly and the children (from our year 3,4,5 and 6 classes) worked fantastically together to wow the huge crowd.

Then the wait arrived….

The awards ceremony was at the end of the day and 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, appearing in their first competitive event as a school squad, were announced as winners in the large group category and are now UK Champions.

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

We are hoping to keep this success going and develop even more, so if you would like to join the squad, please see Mr Wilson in school.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.

 

Basketball Team ‘net’ a great result

Yesterday evening, the Thorn Grove Basketball Team went to compete in the District finals. They battled hard and did extremely well, facing stiff competition from five other superb teams. After winning three games and losing two they finished third – one point off second place. The squad and coaches would like to say a huge well done to Charlotte for achieving the Spirit of the Games award for her determination.

Sports Reporter: Sam K

Here is our brilliant squad.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD