Weekly Sports Bulletin 15.05.15

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This week 8 year 7 students had the pleasure of receiving Jade Etherington's Sochi race vest that she won her first silver medal in at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jade kindly offered to donate her vest to the School to be displayed in the fitness suite.

MISs N Johnson – Head of Department



The Deepings School entered a year 7 girls and boys and year 8 girls team into the Oakham relays competition this year. This competition was the first track meet for many in the squad. Oakham School entered two squads alongside teams from Stamford High, Wellingborough, Loughborough Grammar and Thomas Deacon Academy – the competition was tough!

The relay events were an exciting mix and our students were keen to succeed. Starting with the 4 x 300m relay, the year 7 girls were in the lead all the way but were pipped on the line by Oakham A.  A great start to the evenings’ events! The year 8 girls team were depleted with only four students; Rebecca Groves, Hannah Donaldson, Chloe Jones and Sammy Pinder. The girls had to run in all four of the relay events and were absolutely shattered by the end of it!!

The second race of the evening was the 1500m with 5 runners (each runner runs 300m in total but in 100m bursts). The year 7 Boys team consisted of Oskar Storti, Tom Welch, Oli Welch, Shay Burd and Ethan Russell (competing for the year 7 team as we did not have a year 8 team). The team worked hard for each other, placing 5th.

The third relay to take place was the medley (100m, 200m, 200m, 300m 800m). All three of our teams ran a fantastic race but were beginning to tire. The final race was the traditional 4 x 100m relay. At the end of the day all students were absolutely shattered but had enjoyed every moment of the competition.

The year 7 girls’ team finished in 4th place over all. Well done to Hannah Knight, Faith Horner, Penny Woods, Eden Oldfield, Hattie Ironside and Ellie Partner. The year 8 girls team also finished in 4th place over all.

The year 7 boys’ team finished in a respectable 5th position. Well done to Oskar Storti, Oli Welch, Tom Welch, Sam Ogden, Shay Burd and Ethan Russell.

Mrs Donaldson – Team Manager


Year 8 Cricket Fixture

The Deeping School Vs Bourne Academy

Bourne Academy 50/9 off 16 overs.

Deeping 51/5 off 11.4 overs.

The second cricket fixture of the season for the year 8 team saw them wanting to get their first win under their belt.  Ben Pateman (C) won the toss and decided to put the Bourne side into bat.  A varied bowling attack of Dan Malcolmson, Ben Brittain, George Cushen, Henry Staig, Ben Pateman saw the Bourne side struggle to find the boundary with wickets falling at regular intervals. 

A mention must be said for the Deeping effort in the field, all catches were taken and some nifty work by Matt Holland saw him run someone out with only one wicket to aim at.  A reshuffle in the batting order allowed some students to have a go at opening the batting.  Some good opening bowling saw us making runs, however, losing wickets as well.  Matt Holland and Ben Pateman restored order and knocked off the winning runs.  A great result for the team, well done!

Mr Cotton – Team Manager



This year saw The Deepings School enter the ESAA Track and Field Cup for the first time. A team of 52 students in years 7 - 10 took part in the Junior boys, Junior girls, Inter boys and Inter girls competitions. Each competitor had to enter two events; one track and one field, one track and one relay or one field and one relay.  It is a team competition - distances and times have a respective score. Each athlete’s totals are added together to create a team total.

The Junior Girls (year 7 and 8) team finished in a respectable third place, with some fantastic individual performances. The Inter Girls (year 9 and 10) with a depleted team managed to secure 4th place – a brilliant result for them. The Junior Boys ended the competition in 7th with the Inter Boys finishing in 6th. Again, some great individual performances and for some students, an invaluable experience.

Well done to all those that took part!!

Mrs Donaldson – Team Manager

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