Last week Year 2 visited the SS Great Britain as part of their History topic. The children really enjoyed exploring the ship and decided they would prefer to travel First Class. They participated with enthusiasm in their educational workshop and learned about ‘hot riveting’ They were commended on their knowledge and understanding and the guide said ‘it was always a joy to have Tockington visit.’
The Colts XII rugby team notched up another impressive win on Wednesday 23rd November, when they defeated Sidcot Under 11s 35-7.
After a very even first ten minutes, Tockington opened the scoring when Max Curtis put Oliver Shutt in at the corner, after a blind-side break. We then promptly let Sidcot straight back into it when their scrum half was allowed far too much space to burst through and score.
Back up the other end of the field, from the kick off, Tockington regained possession and Max’s long, probing kick forced the Sidcot full back to knock-on. From the resulting scrum, Harvey Jones broke down the blind side and dived over to score a proper scrum-half’s try!
It had been a scrappy, mistake-ridden first half but we were glad to go in 14-7 up.
We started the second half with a hunger for more tries. We were slowly wearing our opponents down, winning the majority of set pieces and plenty of ball in the loose.
From a Sidcot scrum inside their own twenty-two, our Colts shunted them off their own ball and Harvey seized the opportunity to pick up and burst away down the blind side once again, to score his second try of the game.
At 21-7 up, we were now in control and it was only a matter of time before we scored again. This time a superb break by Jack Brain, running from deep in his own half and breaking several tackles, set up a another forward thrust, where Larry Williamson worked the ball back to Elliott Orchard, who dived over to score. The conversion made it 28-7.
There was still time for one last try and for Harvey to complete his hat-trick. The ball was moved wide through the hands of the backs. When Oliver was brought to ground, Hamish Gardner and then Jack Brain carried the ball close to the line, making the ball available when brought to ground. Harvey got in there fast and picked up one-handed, diving over in spectacular fashion just before the final whistle.
A very pleasing result and an excellent second half display.
Men of the Match: Harvey Jones and Larry Williamson
Year 3 have been studying the book ‘The Hodgeheg’ by Dick King-Smith in English this term. The story has inspired their work in instruction writing, information texts, report broadcasts and poetry. They scripted, rehearsed and filmed this news broadcast around an event in the book…
A great afternoon, with both the girls and boys teams taking the honours on a testing Beaudesert Park course. Jessie Sanzo was the leading athlete in the girls race, coming home in 2nd place.
Alex Grocott won the boys race with a mature performance. Only 5 of the 14 runners were from Year 4. All of the athletes ran their best and their whole-hearted display was commented on by many of the people watching.
The following children represented the school:
Girls – Ellie Parker, Poppy Carter, Jessie Sanzo, Helena Brain, Adassa Walker, Dalis Jones and Olivia Banks.
Boys – Clement Bentejac, Bennie Sanzo, Oscar Watts, Louis Clevett, Alex Grocott, Ceredig Jones and Vivian Boudon.
The return fixture is in the Spring, hosted by Tockington Manor.