Welcome to our sports page. Here you will find details of a vast range of physical activities in which we are involved. Scroll down to view our latest Sports page, which details many activities carried out during this year. Our sport and PE is also celebrated on individual class pages: please take some time to share these with your children by following the 'Classes' link above.
We are pleased to announce that we will be competing in the School Games Programme again this year with many competitions organised for us by our local SGO (Sara Galliers). These Level 2 competitions are in addition to the many sporting opportunities and occasions which take place on a daily basis both in and out of lessons. All of our pupils take part in two hours of curriculum PE and Sport and many choose to attend lunchtime and after school clubs. Our current challenge is for every pupil to continue to participate in the 'Golden Mile' initiative. Currently, the Play Leaders and House Captains are busy setting up the database to record the participation rate and all the classes are polishing their golden shoes! So far, we have jogged all the way to Lapland and the Gold Coast, earning our bronze wristbands on the way!
STOP PRESS NEWS!!!!
We have just heard that Langrish School is the first primary school in Hampshire to reach the Gold Coast!! As our reward, we are awaiting a visit from a county athlete. We will keep you updated with more news in the new academic year.
Our annual 'Walk to School' week was a success (21st - 25th May 2018) with families being encouraged to either walk or 'park and stride' to school. This helped all of our families to start their day feeling refreshed from an early morning stroll and ready to learn. Our recent School Travel Plan is at the bottom of this page for reference.
In every lesson, our pupils are encouraged to observe the following values. These help the children to understand that although winning is a positive experience, it is how a team communicates and works together which will ultimately make them successful. Pupils are also encouraged to believe in themselves and always give 100 % at all times.
We actively encourage all of our pupils to pursue their sporting passions outside of school and we celebrate any achievements in our school newsletter 'The Nutshell'. Click on the 'Newsletters' link above to find out what our pupils have been getting up to outside of school. Our talented youngsters regularly participate in diving, dancing, swimming and gymnastics to name but a few!
If you are looking for a local sports club to help foster your child's interest in sport, then you may like to try one of the following links. Alternatively, the local sports centre, The Taro Leisure Centre, is our nearest leisure provider and also includes a swimming pool.
Farnham Rugby Club : www.farnhamrugby.org
Petersfield Rugby Club: www.petersfieldrfc.com
Petersfield Town Junior Football Club: www.petersfieldtownjuniors.co.uk
Steep Cricket Club: www.steepcc.co.uk
Steep Lawn Tennis Club: www.steepltc.org.uk/
Taro Leisure Centre: www.everyoneactive.com/centre/taro-leisure-centre/
Autumn Term 2017
We have been awarded the Gold Level for the Sainsbury's School Games Mark. It has now arrived and has pride of place in the front entrance hall. This reflects our outstanding provision for Sport and PE throughout the school, both in curriculum time and outside of school. Thank you to all members of our community who help with coaching, supporting and participating in the wide variety of sports on offer. We look forward to another successful year of sport for the 2017 - 18 season.
Ten new playmakers from Year 5 have had a super introduction into leadership through taking part in the PlayMaker Award training at Bohunt School. Having completed a day's training, these children can now organise small games and activities for other children.
Our playmakers are now part of our School Parliament which meets regularly every week.
The football season kicks off at Langrish!
This week was the first round of the Hampshire Cup which is open to schools from across the county. After many lunchtime practices, our two teams were ready to face the opposition. The boys started the week with their first round match against Morelands Junior School. The opposition was very tough, but our team worked together although we were down 4-0 at half time. During the second half, the boys showed real resiliance and didn't give up. We battled back to a 7-4 defeat, but were very proud of our performance. We are now looking forward to our next football competition.
The girls played their match on Thursday 5th October against Castle Primary School from Portchester. Again, our team worked together well and didn't give up even though we were down at half time. Goals from Evie brought the score to 3-2 and for a brief spell we were on the winning foot. However, the final score of 4-3 did not go our way, but we have been invited to Castle School for a return match as the game was so even. Despite a loss, everyone finished the game with beaming smiles!
In February, the girls were again in action, this time against Herne Juniors. It was a cold but clear day and the team were very excited to again be playing together against new opponents. Izzy made her debut in goal and Alice was a strong addition to the team. The girls worked very hard and never gave up, despite the grass being incredibly long which made the going very tough! The final score was 4-2 to Langrish - well played everyone!
East Hampshire Girls Football Tournament
In April, the girls once again dusted off their boots to compete in the East Hampshire Games. Ms. Fiers accompanied the team as the team coach and was extremely proud of how well they worked together. The girls won one match, drew two and lost one, resulting in fourth place overall, a highly commendable result. Well done ladies!
And Finally for the Girls...
The last girls football match of this season saw ten ladies from Years 5 and 6 (including two making their debut) competing against the SSG team in a match hosted at Langrish. Unfortunately, the scoreline wasn't in our favour, but all competed with true sportsmanship and remained positive until the end. Izzy and Belle shared the goalkeeper position and both made some excellent saves, never giving up against some very strong forward play. You are all a true credit to the school!
The Petersfield Schools Year 5 and 6 Mixed Football Tournament
On Thursday 12th October, Langrish hosted the Petersfield Schools mixed football tournament. Teams came from Froxfield, West Meon, Buriton and Langrish to compete in the friendly matches. Everyone played well, and the goals went flying in from all directions (despite two balls being lost over the fence!) The team captains managed their team substitutions fairly and showed great leadership qualities in this role, supporting their teams in defeat and success and reminding them of the rules of sportsmanship. The Langrish Blue team were the most successful, but all players are to be commended on their match play. Well done everyone!
The Petersfield Schools Year 3 and 4 Mixed Football Tournament
Congratulations to all of the local teams who competed in the Petersfield Schools football tournament. The weather was very kind to us and our three teams showed some excellent team work as Langrish participants from Years 3 and 4 competed against
Buriton, Steep and Froxfield schools for the title. Langrish were the eventual victors after a closely fought final against Buriton with the final score line being 1-0 to Langrish. Thank you to all the supporters who came to cheer us on and to George and Evie from Year 6 who were the referees for the afternoon.
The Les Petter Football Tournament (Years 5 and 6)
On Friday 8th June, a mixed team of Year 5 and 6 football players represented Langrish School at this local football tournament run in conjunction with Petersfield Town Football Club. Mrs. Langan was the coach and manager for the day and she sent this message at the end of the tournament:
'I just wanted to say that the Year 5 and 6 pupils who were with me at the Les Petter tournament today were a real credit to our school. They all behaved impeccably and although we didn't make the semi-finals this year, they all played some great football. I was so proud of all of them.'
The team lost one match, drew one match and won two. Well done!
The SSG (Small Schools Group) Football Team
We were delighted to host the Small Schools Group football trials here on Monday 16th October. Players from our local six schools arrived and were put through a rigourous training morning led by Nigel and Chris. We have heard this morning that all of our players were successful and have been selected for the SSG squad. There will be matches arranged for them during the season and we will keep you updated with their results.
Well done to Leonie, Evie, George, Riley, Albert, Jacob and Toby on being selected.
But it's not just football...Netball Club is extremely well attended with players from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 training weekly.
Under the watchful eye of Ms. Fiers and Mrs. Wright, the players are preparing for their first matches against other local schools. Take a look at the All England website for further information about High Five netball which prepares our players for the full seven a-side game at secondary school.
Our school netball team, comprising of Year 5 and 6 girls, played against Herne Junior School in February. It was really good to play against another school team, having practised all term. It was really pleasing to see the team putting all their coaching into match play and although they were defeated 7-3, the future certainly looks promising with some very strong individual performances. We are looking forward to our next friendly match against Froxfield Primary School soon.
Froxfield netball squad joined the Langrish teams in May for a joint training session followed by some friendly games. It was great to see all of the players interacting and supporting each other and also for the teachers to be sharing some good practice drills and skills. The supporting groups of parents from both schools commented on the friendly atmosphere and we are looking to repeat this type of festival again next year.
On 6th October, the boys tag rugby team travelled to Farnham Rugby Club to compete in a friendly festival against other junior school teams. Their matchplay developed incredibly during the tournament and Bryn was our top try scorer. Coach Dave praised the boys for meeting their personal targets of running straight for the try line rather than moving in a lateral manner and for passing accurately. We are looking forward to our next outing to Farnham in November.
Swimming- East Hampshire Games
Langrish School entered two teams into the 'AquaSplash' competition held in March at Alton Sports Centre. The teams from Years 3 and 4 had to complete various challenges against other local schools including star floats, mushroom floats, float races and relays. Both teams competed very successfully, finishing in second and fourth place respectively. Well done teams!
SSG Athletics Festival
'Just before May half term, 18 pupils from Years 5 and 6 were selected to represent our school in an athletics tournament alongside four other schools including Froxfield and East Meon. We took part in the speed bounce, chest push, long distance and standing long jump. Sadly, the sprint races were called off due to heavy rain. However, we still did incredibly well. Langrish School came second overall behind a victorious Froxfield.'
By Jessica and Eliza, Year 6
Petersfield Schools Rounders Tournaments (Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6)
Year 3 and 4 were raring to go for their rounders tournament on Thursday 7th June. Fortunately, the intermittent rain had stopped by the end of the afternoon and the competition could start. Langrish entered two teams of players and everyone fielded and batted extremely well. A special mention goes to Jacob who scored rather a lot of rounders! After some very close matches, Froxfield and Buriton played in the third / fourth place match and Langrish team one and two were in the final, guaranteeing a victory! It was great to see so many pupils enjoying this sport and we look forward to hosting the Year 5 and 6 tournament next week. Thank you to Miss Jones and Miss Coston for organising and umpiring.
Years 5 and 6
'At the start of the tournament, Langrish pupils were split into two teams, red team and non-bibs. Joining us as opponents was Froxfield School. We competed against each other and in the end, red team won, Froxfield came second and non-bibs came third. Everyone left with a smile on their face - it was unforgettable!'
Tennis ( East Hampshire Schools Tennis Tournament) Third Place!
On Thursday 8th June, four talented tennis players travelled to Kingsley Tennis Centre to represent Langrish in the East Hampshire Tennis Tournament. The standard of play from the eleven teams was excellent and our team came second in their pool, just ten points behind the pool winner. After the final match against the second placed team in the opposite pool, the Langrish quartet achieved third place. It was a privilege to take them out and they showed true potential for the future - watch out for them!
Year 6 competed in the Petersfield Area schools dodgeball competion in March this year. The team had been practising as part of their curriculum P.E. lessons and so, when it came to the actual day, were confident that they were well prepared. All went exactly to plan and under the helpful eye of Coach Jones, the team came first! Well done - we are very proud of you all.
Cross Country Club
Cross Country is very well attended and Coach Carl is already preparing the teams for races at St. Edmunds School in November and at Perins School in February. All the children are working hard on improving their fitness and we look forward to updating this section with news of their success.