Glenmere Sport

Our Year 3 boys team came 2nd in the Prestwold Hall Cross Country league. Well done!

We are pleased to announce that Glenmere achieved the School Games Mark Gold Award for the second year in a row.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme that was launched in 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.

School Games Mark applications are divided into areas:

Participation – How many young people at your school are engaged in sporting activity?

Competition – How many sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?

Workforce – How many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?

Clubs – How many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

Our runners did fantastic at the County Cross Country Finals in March 2018.

In March 2018, our Gymnastics teams took part in a competition. They both came 2nd within their local area. Well done, girls!

Well done to our basketball team who were South Leicestershire tournament winners for the second year in a row, winning all 5 games. They were also Oadby and Wigston winners, beating the winners of the Oadby tournament for the second year in a row. They will now be competing in the county final, where they will compete against top teams from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Well done to all the children who recently competed at Prestwold Hall in November 2017. The children did amazingly well and many of the children have made a huge improvement in their performances. Congratulations to all the children and well done to the following children:

Matilda H. Yr 4 – 14th place

Phoebe B. Yr 4 – 21st place

Ruby S. Yr 4 – 48th place

Myah S. Yr 5 – 7th place

Anya H. Yr 5 – 51st place

Jacob G. Yr 4 – 33rd place

Joshua H. Yr 4 – 172nd place


Rio L. Yr 4 – 192nd place

Seamus C. Yr 5 2nd place

Alfie D. Yr 5 – 6th place

Adam C. Yr 5 23rd place

Ollie I. Yr 5 – 29th place

Max B. Yr 6 – 11th place

Well done to those children who represented Glenmere in recent football matches. The boys team won the tournament played at Wigston Academy and are now through to the next stage and the girls team came runner up – Brilliant results!

40 KS2 children recently went to Charnwood College, Loughborough to take part in a triathlon event. The event was a great chance for the children to experience triathlon sports. The children also had the opportunity to meet British Triathletes Jonny & Alistair Brownlee.

Well done to all the children who ran at the Prestwold Hall Cross Country Race held on Saturday 30th September, there were some fantastic results! Congratulations to Alfie Dorrington who came in 5 th place in the Year 5 boys race. Well done Alfie, what a fantastic result! Thank you to Miss Hartley for attending the event to support the children.

Congratulations to Lily C, Year 4, who has recently joined Wigston Foxes Football Club and was awarded a trophy for being the most passionate player. Well done Lily!

Well done to Ruby S, Year 4, who has started training over the summer with Leicester City Women Under 10s. Ruby played in her first match away at Coventry during the summer. Brilliant news Ruby!

Well done to Rhys H, Year 2, who has recently gained his 25 metre Swimming Award. Keep up the good work Rhys!

Well done to Ace B, Year 5, who has recently won his first Under 9 tennis tournament. Ace has also been selected to train with the County Tennis Squad at Loughborough University. Well done Ace, what a brilliant achievement!

Congratulations to Seamus C, Year 5, who has recently won tennis tournaments in Derby, Queniborough, Ashby, Sutton Coldfield and Nuneaton. Seamus also came 2nd in the County Tennis Championships final. Well done Seamus, what fantastic results!

In June 2017, our Tag Rugby team came in 3rd place in the Tag Rugby Final held at Oakham Rugby Football Club. Again, the children played against the best teams in the County. Well done to everyone who took part! Thank you to Mr Dixon and Mr Dixon for their hard work.

In June 2017, our Year 3 & 4 A & B team came 1st and 2nd in the Oadby & Wigston Tennis Tournament and then went on to gain 1st and 2nd place in the South Leicester District Final. They also gained 4th place at the School Games Super-Series Final which was held at Uppingham Community College, where they competed against the best teams in the county. Well done to all the children who took part in these matches and a big thank you to Chris Whitmore for all his work with the teams.

In May 2017, the Year 3/4 Tag Rugby team recently played in a tournament at the Vipers Rugby Ground, playing against 12 teams from Oadby & Wigston. The team won their group stage, semi final and the final and they will now go onto the area competition. The team have been undefeated this year. Well done to them all! Thank you to Mr Dixon and Mr Dixon for all their hard work with the team coaching.

In April 2017, Glenmere represented Oadby and Wigston in the Leicestershire and Rutland county finals. They played against the top teams from 8 districts. To get to these finals Glenmere had won the Wigston schools competition, which 12 teams had entered. They then went on to beat Gartree High School, who won the Oadby tournament. They then won the Leicester Sports Partnership tournament. On the day of the County finals they did extremely well and came 2nd. They won their group stage, where they played against Hinckley and Bosworth, West Leicester and Melton. They also won their semi final against Blaby and Harborough and then lost in the final to West Leicester, who they had beat in their group stage. It has been over 10 years since Glenmere made the basketball county finals.

Glenmere’s Basketball Teams took part in a tournament held at Wigston Academy on Thursday 16th March 2017. Both teams did extremely well with our A team being undefeated and the B team being knocked out in the semi-finals. Well done to everyone who took part!

In March 2017, Glenmere’s Hockey teams took part in a tournament at Wigston Academy playing against teams from other local primary schools. All the children played really well and our A team came in second place and B team came 3rd. The A team will now represent Oadby & Wigston playing other successful schools from other areas. Well done to everyone who took part!

Glenmere runners from the Oadby & Wigston Cross Country championships on Saturday 25th March.

On Saturday 25th March many of our children represented the school in the Oadby & Wigston Cross Country championships. Our children competed against the best runners from Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth, East Leake, City of Leicester, Loughborough, Melton & Belvoir, North West Leicester, South Charnwood and Rutland.
Myah S, Year 4, completed her very strong season with an outstanding performance coming 2nd out of 104 runners which was an improvement on her brilliant result last year when she came in 4th place and Seamus C, Year 4, finished his season by also coming in 2nd place improving on his 3rd place finish in last year’s finals. Both Myah and Seamus were presented with their medals by World and European 800m medallist, Jenny Meadows.

The School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sports Trust and Sport England. We are currently working towards our award. We are doing a number of things towards this award. We have entered a variety of competitions, entering A, B and C teams. We have sports leaders running sessions for the younger children, we have a group of year 4 children learning how to officiate hockey and we have links with many external clubs and providers. We are going to be working on developing KS2 children’s ability to officiate KS1 children. We will keep you updated in our newsletters and on this page.

Our Year 3 and 4 children played their first league rugby match in February 2017 and won 110-35. Well done!

Our basketball team won the Wigston school tournament in February 2017 beating 11 other teams. They then played Gartree High school in the final and won to become the overall Oadby and Wigston winners. They played in a tournament where 8 teams had each won their area final. Glenmere won their group stage beating Gartree High school, Badgerbrook Primary and John Wycliffe Primary. In the semi final they played Kibworth Primary school and won and then played Badgerbrook in the final to become the overall Year 5/6 Learning South Leicestershire school partnership basketball tournament winners.

Some children competed in the Ivanhoe Cross Country challenge in February 2017, which is a race that is open to schools and club runners, hosted by Ivanhoe Robins Athletics Club. Congratulations to Seamus and Myah, who both won the year 3/4 race. Jacob came 10th in the year 3/4 race out of 70 runners and was the 2nd year 3 over the line. Matilda came 12th out of 50 runners in the year 3/4 race and was the 4th year 3 girl over the line. Aisling came 9th in the year 5/6 race.

The children were lucky to spend the day with two international athletes for the day on Friday 24th February 2017. The athletes were, Kate Avery, who is one of the fastest women in the world over 10,000m and a Commonwealth games bronze medallist. Kate should be representing team GB at the world championships in London this summer. Kate was accompanied by Sam Stabler who is a 5000m runner, who started running at Prestwold Hall, gained a scholarship to the United States and is competing at a very high level nationally. Sam and Kate did an assembly for the children, put the more able KS2 runners through their paces, worked with the KS1 running club and took some of the junior classes for Javelin. The day was very successful and the children all enjoyed it.

Well done to the Glenmere Cross Country team who did brilliantly in the 2016 Oadby Wigston Schools Cross Country League.

Y3 Girls League Winner: Matilda and Y3 Girls 3rd overall in League: Ruby

Y4 Boys League Winner: Seamus and Y4 Girls League Winner: Myah

Y5 Girls 3rd overall in League: Aimee

Y6 Boys League Winner: Ryan and Y6 Girls 2nd overall in League: Aisling

Y3 Boys and Y3 Girls small school team winners

Y4 Boys and Y4 small school team winners

Y5 Boys small school team winners

Y6 Boys and Y6 small school team winners

Our Basketball team have been busy this month. On Sunday 15th January 2017 they went to the NIA in Birmingham where they took part in a tournament playing against teams from Glasgow, Leeds, Surrey and Cheshire. The team played really well and in their matches especially as they were playing some of the games against children who attend Basketball Academies. They ended the day by watching the British Basketball Trophy Final. It was a great experience for all the children and enjoyed by everyone!

On Wednesday 25th January 2017 the basketball team went to South Wigston High School to play in the Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership Basketball Competition, competing against 12 other local schools. The team played exceptionally well and were the overall competition winners. They won all of their matches and were the only undefeated school in the competition Well done to everyone!

On Thursday 26th January 2017 the basketball team also played in the Wigston Academy Basketball tournament and once again were the overall winners. Congratulations and well done to them all!

Well done to our Year 3 & 4 Football team who took part in the Leicester City Football Club Tournament on Friday 2nd December 2016. The team won their group stage by winning 3 games and drawing 1. They then won the semi final and lost in the final 3-2. The team were amazing!

It was the last event of the Oadby & Wigston Primary School’s Cross Country League on Thursday 9th December 2016 and Conner Washington attended the event to give out the awards. To say that the children of Glenmere did well is an understatement – they were fantastic! Congratulations and well done to all the children who took part and thank you to all the staff and parents for their support and also our PSA for providing refreshments at all the events.

It was the final Prestwold Hall Cross Country race of the season on Saturday 26th November 2016. Glenmere, once again, had some amazing results and some of our children came in the top ten for the first time and others came in the top 20. It was also some of the children’s first time racing at Prestwold Hall. Myah S. from Year 4, finished the season really well and came a fantastic 4th place overall and the Year 3 Girls team, Ruby S. Phoebe B. Matilda H., also claimed the 3rd team prize – what a brilliant achievement. The other results were as follows:- Year 3 Girls – Matilda H. 6 th place, Phoebe B. 18th place, Ruby S. 23rd place, Year 3 Boys – Jacob G. 9th Place, Freddie P. 61st place, Rio Leach, 62nd place, Joshua H. 144th place, Year 4 Girls – Myah S. 4th place, Year 6 Girls – Aisling S. 13th place, Year 6 Boys – Ryan M. 17th place & Corey L. 84th place. Well done to them all!