Primary Cup A Team – runners up (7 March)
The primary cup A team travelled to Copthorne for a very long and competitive afternoon of chess. With Sussex Players in all the teams it was always going to be close. The children played amazingly and had to cope with out chess clocks and due to lack of time a number of games were unfinished. When the results were announced as game points Broadwater was announced winners with 9 points , Windlesham 8, London Mead 5 ½ and Copthorne 1 ½. However, having been announced the winners it followed that the rules state it is match points that count and this meant that in match points Windlesham came out the overall winners and qualifiers for the final with 2 wins and 1 draw. Broadwater had 2 wins and with the unfinished game against Windlesham 1 loss. Well done to Stevie for getting 3/3 on board 3 and stepping in at the last moment for a child who was unwell, and to Callum, Samuel and Theo who played exceptionally careful games scoring 2/3.
Year 6 Football v Durrington (9th March)
Despite a horrible afternoon of relentless wind and rain, the team travelled to Durrington for a league match and will be very glad they braved the conditions. It was a very one-sided game as the team were ruthless in front of goal and took a rather emphatic 13-1 victory. Well done to the boys for the brilliant win, but also the nature of their performance as the boys’ humility and respect for the opponents throughout the game was commented on. Excellent feedback to receive.
Year 5 Football v Vale (11th March)
The year 5 team had their final game of the season and were determined to finish on a positive note with confidence still high from the recent performance at the tournament. They put in an excellent display and goals courtesy of an own goal and a George F strike earned the boys an exciting draw. Good finish to the season for the boys who ended up 6th in the league and actually finished the season with a win, a draw and the runners-up medals in the tournament.
Primary Cup B Team – pool winners (11th March)
Broadwater hosted the 2nd round of the primary cup and welcomed Windlesham B, All Saints A and Ashurst School for an afternoon of chess. All the boys played brilliantly and all achieved at least 2 points out of a possible 3. This led our team of 2 sets of brothers to an overall tally of 9.5 game points out of 12 and they won all 3 matches to win the pool. Well done to Isaac and Cameron C, and Joseph and James Z. They will move into the next round later this year.
Year 6 Basketball Tournament (14th March)
Yellow team – Champions! Blue team – 5th
Monday saw two year 6 teams compete in a very closely-matched and competitive basketball tournament at Worthing High school. Despite having only a short time to prepare before the competition (though it is clearly quality over quantity when it comes to Mrs Pulling’s expert coaching), both teams played brilliantly - with the Yellow team bringing home winners medals and the Blue team finishing a respectable fifth.
The teamwork was outstanding, with baskets being scored by almost all players. Defending was fierce and attacking consisted of both great dribbling and accurate passes- a couple of impressive long-range shots topped off a brilliant competition too!
Yellow team (Bailey, Matthew, Laura, Tia, Aaron, Noah, Henry Sh): Winners- P 5, W 4, D 1, L 0
Blue team (Tom S, Eros, Katie S, Megan T, Sam, Sennen, Flynn): 5th place- P 5, W 2, D 1, L 2
Year 1 Boccia intra-competition (15th March)
Over the past few weeks, the children in year 1 have been learning the game of boccia as part of their PE topic. This week the children then competed in a tournament that involved the entire year group. They were split into 20 random teams and played 3 matches against other teams with all of their points being added up to give them a final team total. The tournament was split into 3 parts with 6 teams, then 6 more teams, then the final 8 teams competing. The points of all 20 teams could then be compared to see which team were the overall champions.
In the 3 competitions the winning teams were team 6 – Abi, Bluebell & Charlie. Team 10 – Finley, Florence P & Jasmyn. Then there were joint winners, teams 17 – Jazmyn, Joshua & Elliot, and team 20 – Phoebe, Michael & Zoe. The winning team overall were team 10 as they accumulated 6 points from their 3 matches. Well done to everyone in year 1 who competed so well and with great enthusiasm!
Year 6 Football v English Martyrs (16th March)
The boys ended the season with another excellent performance as they rattled in 4 goals in a comfortable win at EM. Bailey 2, Henry S and Tom S were on the scoresheet as the boys signed off from the league season with a 3rd consecutive win which saw them finish a very respectable 5th out of 9 teams in the league table.
Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics competitions (16th March)
Year 3 girls - Gold. Year 3 boys - Gold. Year 4 girls - Gold. Year 4 boys - Gold. Year 3 overall winners. Year 4 overall winners.
29 children from years 3 and 4 went to Durrington High School for what turned out to be a stunning afternoon of athletics. It was a very busy event with the children competing in no less than 44 events over the course of the afternoon. Though it wasn’t easy to know exactly how the children were getting on as the running events were run in heats and the throwing and jumping events were run simultaneously, it did feel as though the children seemed to be doing extremely well in virtually every single race and event so hopes were very high as the presentation began. It turned out to be an afternoon of perfection for the BW children as they took a clean sweep of every set of gold medals and both of the team trophies!
It was all extremely well deserved for the Broadwater teams as despite having a fairly small amount of practice opportunity, they made the most of the time they did have and went to the competition feeling very confident and prepared. Their hard work really shone through as the margins of victory were fairly substantial. Well done to all the children for their magnificent displays. The full list of results are below showing the 41 top 3 finishes out of the 44 events with every single child’s name appearing at least once!
Year 3 Girls
1st – 2x1 hurdles – Sarah & Amelie, 2x2 relay – Tia & Sasha, 4x1 relay – Symone, Leila, Isobel & Sasha, Long jump – Tia, Vertical Jump – Sasha, Speed bounce – Leila.
2nd – Obstacle relay – Isobel, Sarah, Symone & Leila, 2x1 relay – Amelie & Tia.
3rd – Chest push – Sarah, 5 strides – Amelie.
Year 3 Boys
1st – Obstacle relay – Haydon, Henry, Jake & Rocco, 2x1 hurdles – Riley & Kian, 2x2 relay – Kian & Jake, Shuttle throw – Haydon, Vertical jump – Riley, Speed bounce – Rocco.
2nd – 2x1 relay – Haydon & Rocco, 4x1 relay – Riley, Henry, Jeffrey & Sam, Long jump – Kian, 5 strides – Kian.
3rd – Chest push – Haydon.
Year 4 girls
1st – Obstacle relay – Amelia, Inka, Lily & Grace, 2x1 hurdles – Hallie & Rachel, Chest push – Rachel, Shuttle throw – Grace, Vertical jump – Inka, Speed bounce – Rachel, 5 strides – Hallie.
2nd – 2x2 relay – Rachel & Lottie, 4x1 relay – Inka, Grace, Hallie & Amelia, Long jump – Hallie.
3rd – 2x1 relay – Lily & Lottie.
Year 4 boys
1st – Long jump – Ollie
2nd – Obstacle relay – Callum, Sam, Stevie & Archie, 2x2 relay – Ollie & Cal, 4x1 relay – Mario, Sam, Archie & Stevie, Chest push – Cal, Shuttle throw – Callum, Vertical jump – Sam, Speed bounce – Cal.
3rd – 2x1 relay – Ollie & Cal.
Year 6 netball partnership finals (17th March)
4th in group of 7
Having qualified for the partnership finals following their recent wonderful display, the team went to Worthing College for an afternoon of very high standard netball.
They got off to a decent start with a 1-1 draw with Holmbush thanks to Megan’s goal. A tough 4-0 loss against eventual winners Shoreham beach followed before the team then found top gear as they strung together some wonderful performances. Matthew 2 and Katie found the net as BW beat St Phillips 3-1. An excellent attacking display saw the team to an emphatic 6-0 win over Arundel with goals for Laura 3, Eros 2 and Daisy. Then a last second Katie goal saw the team defeat St Peters 2-1 after Matthew’s early goal.
Unfortunately the tournament ended with a 2-0 loss to the Vale but the team were satisfied with the way they had performed in the competition and should be very proud of their 20 points resulting in a 4th place finish.
Don’t forget that we are currently recognised as a Gold Mark sports school! This is the highest award you can achieve to reward the quantity of quality competition and participation levels across the school and into the community, underlining our outstanding commitment to school sport. Follow the link to find out what was required for us to achieve this award with the help and dedication of every child in the school!