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Swimming Gala - 10th June 2015

On the 10th of June 2015, a few of the Year 5 and 6 pupils travelled to Dewsbury sports centre to compete in the 2015 swimming gala. We hope you enjoy reading about our amazing acheivments:  

We took part in lots of different events, including individual breastroke, backcrawl, frontcrawl, medley relay and freestyle relay. Everyone showed brilliant sportsmanship and clapped the other schools as they went up onto the podium and collected their medals. Overall, we came back with a gold, a few silvers and lots of bronze medals!

Out of 8  schools, we did exceptionally well. After racing against super fast swimmers, we were awarded second place overall for the boys, and fourth place  for the girls. A huge thanks to Miss Bedford for helping to make our banner, which we won the competition with. Thanks too to Miss McLeod for organisning everything for our school. Well done also to Luke and Ben in 5A for some sensational cutting out!

Very tired out, we all went home feeling very proud!


Cricket Sensation!

On the 2nd June, 2015, Windmill Church of England Primary School (and 7 other Kirklees schools) took part in a Kwik Cricket tournament –which was held at Cross-bank cricket club, Batley, West Yorkshire. Each school was given the name of a professional national club: Australia, New Zealand, India, England, Pakistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Fortunately, even though severe weather was to be expected, the weather stayed fine all day- apart from a few spits.  The 8 teams were split into 4 per half; therefore, the winner from each half could face each other in a tense final.

We played 5 games (we won 2 of them, and lost 3; however, unfortunately, a mix up with the scores occurred). We played well in most people’s opinions. Our team was made up of: Ben, Matty, Yasin, Charlie, Jacob, Luke, Mohammed, Muhammed and Alistair. Some hit a decent amount of 6s, some did not. Even though not everyone played a perfect game, they tried their absolute best (whether batting or fielding). In our eyes, we all played well, and feel we are all champions.


Mini Tennis Tournament

It was a proud day for Windmill last week as two tennis teams competed in a tournament against other local schools at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre.  The Year 5 team played excellently, improving with every game to come a fantastic 2nd in their competition.  Meanwhile our Year 4 team triumphed by coming 1st in their competition and have qualified for the Mini Red YR 3/4 Kirklees Final in June.

We have also to be proud of the eight Year 6 children who umpired the Mini Red competition.  Having only received training for it days before and having to deal with a last minute entry on the afternoon, they surpassed themselves and represented the school brilliantly.   The children have said how nervous they were but how much they have enjoyed the opportunity they have been given and will take their experience with them to High School.

All children should feel overjoyed in their achievements and we look forward to cheering on our Year 4 team in the next round.  Good luck!

Mr Scargill received the following e-mail about the wonderful Year 6 children who helped to umpire the competition. Well done children, we are very proud of you:


Good afternoon Tim,

I thought I would just put in writing our appreciation and thanks to Windmill Primary School for allowing and supplying the 8 young leaders who umpired at the Mini Red Year 3/4 Tennis competition at Batley Sports Centre yesterday.

I thought they were all outstanding, especially as circumstances prevented me spending more time with them at the start of the event than I normally do and would have liked.. They just "got on with it" without any fuss or drama.

ALL of them took to their tasks and responsibilities with great enthusiasm, competence and maturity beyond their Years.

Although some of them admitted to being nervous in the beginning, you would not have known.

They were excellent ambassadors and full credit to your school. 

Many thanks again.

Best Regards

Mick Troop

School Games Organiser
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy