Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Sporting Success

Posted on: 15th June 2019


At Hayesdown First School we aim for all our children to be HAPPY and HEALTHY and our sports curriculum is designed to allow children to engage in sporting activities in school as well as participating in local festivals and competitions. We have recently had great success in a range of sporting activities.


On Tuesday 11th June our children took part in QUADKIDS, a local athletics tournament. Despite the unseasonably cold afternoon our two teams – Hayesdown Athletics and Hayesdown Harriers –  competed with ENTHUSIASM and were rewarded with excellent scores. In the end, Hayesdown Harriers topped the leader board with 1158points and have been invited to attend the county finals on 4th July at Millfield School. Well done to everyone involved for your brilliant effort – we are proud of you all and will be cheering you on at Millfield!

On Thursday 5th June we took two teams of Year 3 and 4 pupils to the local First School football tournament hosted by Selwood Academy. Our children competed extremely well and showed their individual flair as well as how to play together as a team. Both the “Yellow” and “Blue” teams had a mix of girls and boys, experienced and novice players and we are pleased to say they both reached their respective finals. Unfortunately, they were beaten in the final matches, however we are still incredibly proud of their achievements and even more so because they displayed “Golden” behaviour throughout, representing the school in the best possible way – showing ENTHUSIASM, AMBITION, CONFIDENCE, sportsmanship, supporting each other and working as a team. Well done everyone! Thanks to Miss Watts and Mrs Paget who were the Hayesdown versions of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, supporting them throughout!

Children from Hayesdown also competed in the local tennis tournament at Victoria Park. Mr Hawkins and Mrs Paget took a group of ENTHUSIASTIC tennis players, with a range of playing experience, to the event. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and smashed and volleyed their way through the competition. What a great experience for all involved – and a great way to keep HAPPY and HEALTHY! Mr Hawkins was very proud of all the children and said they represented the school very well.