St. Dominic's came away with two County Champions, one runner up and two fourth places after competing last week in the Staffordshire Schools Individual Table Tennis Championships held at Clayton Academy.
There were two round robin sections in the U13 girl's competition. St. Dominic's had three girls qualify for the semi finals. In the end, Caitlyn beat Holly in the final to finish as Staffordshire County Individual Champion and qualify for the All England National Schools Championships at Aldersley Stadium in April.
With 800 competitors and 30 schools, Bedstone is not only a highly competitive Championships, but it is also one of the toughest courses on the cross country calendar. It is an achievement in itself to complete the course around Bedstone, particularly for the younger runners. The sense of satisfaction in completing it is felt by all.
Top finishers were Caitlyn Disley Yr 7/8 (8th), Mary Ellis Yr 10/11 (17th), Isaac Graham Yr 7/8 (18th) and Joyella Yr 5/6 (22nd).
A dark, cold, misty 7am start on a Sunday morning in January greeted the next stage for our U13 and U11 girls table tennis teams that had won their Staffordshire County Team Championships back in November.
Destination, Bradford Grammar School to play against other County winners in the UK.
Sophie Hughes and Mary Ellis anchored the singles matches and Georgia Glassey and Francesca Burda were our nominated doubles partnership.
The girls played teams from Blessed William Howard, King Edward V1 High and Alleynes High.
In finishing in the top ten in the Stafford & District Championships back in October three students from St. Dominic's qualified to represent the Stafford District Team at the Staffordshire Schools County Cross Country Championships. It was held recently on a Saturday at Rodbaston on a bitterly cold, icy morning.
St. Dominic's hosted the second U11 ISA Midlands Table Tennis Tournament in January.
Our Prep boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came away with a two team gold and two individual gold medals.
In the team competitions, we had one boys team competing and one girl's team. Matches consisted of four singles games played in rank order.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Today Pre-School children had lots of Valentine's Day fun,
We hope you did too.
They listened to the story of Saint Valentine and how Valentine's Day came about.
Congratulations to Joe, Barney, Joe and Edward in winning the U11 District Primary Schools Boys Table Tennis Team Championships.
Joe and Barney also contested the boys singles individual final with Joe coming out on top in the final.
Sissy beat Summer in the girls singles individual final.
Star of the Week
For coming out of his shell and impressing Miss Davies with his class contributions, and interactions with his peers.
Wonderful Work of the Week
For creating a wonderful self-portrait using chalks on the playground- view here
Mrs Longmore would like to say a big thank you to all of the students who participated in the RSPB Big Birdwatch.
''It was lovely to read about the different species that you spotted in your garden. You certainly saw lots of birds! Thank you to those of you that provided additional information on birds that you observed that weren’t included in the list and the lovely drawings!''
Primary 5 had a little help from Mrs Kaine, our senior ICT teacher today. They were introduced to ‘ducking’, which is a way of talking through codes to help them de-bug any coding problems on their computers. What fun!
On Tuesday 12th February, our Prep students put on their best party clothes to enjoy an evening of dancing, sweets, treats, pizza and prizes, at their annual Valentines Disco.
Thank you to the PFA for organising and hosting another fantastic event for our students.