Various children from our class got chosen to enter a swimming competition in Hambleton leisure centre. Many other schools came to the event; they were: Appleton Wiske, Kirkby Fleetham, Ainderby Steeple, East Cowton and South Otterington (us!). The first race was freestyle then breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly, medley relay last but not least the freestyle relay. We did a cannon relay but that was for fun and didn’t affect the scores. We won the back stroke, came second in freestyle, third in breast stroke, second in butterfly, first in the medley and second in the freestyle overall we came second and that’s the best we have ever done!
On Wednesday 10th February 2016 we went to the netball small schools tournament. We took two teams one south Otterington blacks and one south Otterington reds. We went in with a high spirit and put 101% effort in to winning. There were two pitches one pitch A another pitch B. the first matches were:
South Otterington blacks vs East Cowton
South Otterington reds vs Appleton wiske
The next games were,
South Otterington blacks vs South Otterington reds
South Otterington blacks vs Ainderby Steeple
South Otterington reds vs East Cowton
South Otterington reds vs Ainderby Steeple
South Otterington reds vs Appleton Wiske
We left the tournament with South Otterington blacks winning the tournament to collect gold and South Otterington reds coming in 3rd to receive the bronze medal and South Otterington blacks go to the finals…..
By Alex and Joe Tart
On the 29th of January 2016, 31 pupils from the school visited Easingwold to compete in sports hall athletics final. Everyone was in high spirits as the tension passed through their brains. The time had come every one was ready to sprint through the race, the whistle blew and the games had begun the boys started on the field events and did amazing the girls sprinted into actions with three wins in a row. Everyone was ready for lunch so we went upstairs to get some. After that we had all come own and ready to do it again. The races were the same but the boys were doing track events when the girls were doing field events. Great inspiration grew from the crowd of the South Otterington bench. The boys had great start winning almost all of the races. The time had come the medal unfortunately we only came fourth but that was not the end of us.
On 4th November 2015 a team of 10 football players travelled to Northallerton a School to compete in the small schools football tournament. They played 3 games in all. They won their first game 3.0, they won their second game 4.0 and drew their third game 1.1. The boys won the competition and brought back a trophy to the school and secured the chance to play in the Hambleton finals. Well done boys. You played extremely well and your team work and good sportsmanship really stood out. You were a credit to your school.
On 20th May 2015, 36 children represented South Otterington School in the Quad kids competition – Small Schools. There was a yr 1/2 team, yr 3/4 team and yr 5/6 team all comprising of 6 girls and 6 boys. It was an amazing day, the children showed great athleticism and sportsmanship resulting in a 1st for yrs 1/2, 1st for yrs 3/4, 2nd for yrs 5/6 and all 3 teams going through to the Hambleton Final. A massive WELL DONE to all!!
On 4th June the 3 teams went to represent our school in the Hambleton Area finals. The children were amazing again. Their fitness levels in long distance running, their sprinting, throwing and jumping ability had continued to be built upon as showed in the results. The yr 1/2 children came 1st, the yr 3/4 children came 2nd and the yr 5/6 children came 4th. The yr 1/2 and 3/4 teams were then through to the North Yorkshire finals. A massive WELL DONE again to all children.
On 22nd June the yr 1/2 and yr 3/4 teams went to York to represent our school in the North Yorkshire finals. The children were obviously unstoppable by this point because even though they come from a small school (especially when compared to some of the schools in the York and Harrogate area), this wasn’t going to offer any problems to our young athletes who were yet again fantastic, not only in their ability but in their attitude and sportsmanship. The yr 1/2 won the Gold medal in their age group and the yr 3/4 won Silver, these are the best results we have ever had in our school. Well Done All !!!
Well done to the following athletes who took part: Yr 1/2 – Isabel Doran, Megan Edwards, Tilly Matten, Anna Thornton, Mae Kempster, Jessica Flanagan, Baxter Cartman, Callum Beadle, Zeb Hill-Walker, Charles Fearn, Ethan Lemon, Lawrence Mason-Smith. Yr 3/4 – Coco Huby, Olivia Kielloh, Elena Edwards, Lwle Preston-Yates, Emilia Reeves, Harli Stokes, Cody Holmes, Tom Doran, Caleb Allerton, Richard Mason-Smith, Jack Disbury, Matthew Vincent, Thomas Norton. Yr 5/6 – Joe Tart, Joe Tosh, Owen Reed, Oscar Taylor, Alex Brigginshaw, Charlie Pickersgill, Daisy Forrest, Leah Holmes, Hannah Bennison, Eva Foggin, Louisa Tann, Anna Kingston.
On Wednesday 21st October 70 key stage 2 children from South Otterington School took part in the cross country competition at Northallerton School. The children had been working hard on improving their fitness and stamina and went with a positive attitude and a great deal of excitement. We were extremely proud of All of the children, as their individual running performances have improved substantially in the last year. Of the 70 South Otterington Children who attended, 44 came in the top 12 of their group and subsequently have secured places in the Hambleton Cross Country finals. The individual results can be found on the school sports board. Well done to all!!
On Tuesday 29th May 2014, a team of yr 5/6 girls and boys took part in the Cluster Tag rugby tournament at Knayton HRAP. The children had a fantastic afternoon and played incredibly well as a team. Both their attacking and defensive skills showed that they had learnt well during after school rugby sessions. Every game was very close and although they didn’t qualify for the finals, they can be very proud of how they played in a very tough competition. Well done team!!
On 20th March 2014 a team of nine netball players including five year 5 girls and four year 6 girls took part in the cluster Hi 5 netball tournament. There were 5 teams who took part from our cluster group. The girls played really well on an extremely windy day and although they came fifth out of five they never gave up trying and it didn’t reflect the effort that they put in. Well played girls!!
On Thursday 13th February 2014 all of the yr 3/4 boys and girls and yr 5/6 boys and girls took part in the KS2 Cross Country Competition at the Allertonshire School. There was a great turn out and our children really got stuck into the spirit of it, cheering each other on. Every child that took part from the school made sure that they finished the race putting every last bit of effort into crossing the finish line. Well done children!!