Sport at Luston
Welcome to our sports page, please scroll down the page to find out about upcoming fixtures and read the reports from our latest ones!
At Luston Primary School all children are encouraged to participate in as much physical activity as possible whether in the playground during breaks, during PE lessons or as part of an extra curricular club. At Luston Primary School we offer a range of sporting opportunities hoping to provide something for everyone, whatever their interests may be.
At Luston this term we are offering:
Monday – netball
Tuesday – gymnastics, football
Thursday – hockey, Change4Life Bop It!
Friday – cross country running
Our aim is to inspire young people to enjoy physical activity for life.
Every lunchtime the school sports leaders from Redwood devise and lead sporting activities for a designated class. They nominate one pupil each day, who has demonstrated a range of our different school values, to receive a certificate in our Children of the Week assembly.
Leominster District Hockey Tournament
Well done to the two teams that competed in a hockey tournament at EMC.
Pupils in the Change4Life Bop It! club enjoy the weekly challenge of devising games for one another and completing the challenges set . . .
FA skills with Paul Hughes
During the Spring Term each class has enjoyed a half term block of lessons with Paul Hughes who works for FA skills. He has focussed on team work, respect, listening skills and developed each pupil’s awareness of space. Working through from reception to year 6 Paul took each concept and adapted it as necessary. We have all thoroughly benefited from his input of skills and his fantastic approach towards the game of football, creating an entirely inclusive atmosphere. We look forward to working with you again in the future Paul!
Cluster futsal tournament
Futsal is an indoor game of football which uses a smaller ball than traditional football games, which doesn’t bounce. There are 5 members of a team which includes a goalie. The principle of this tournament is to introduce new players to the game, only one member of our team had ever played a football match before, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell! With some fierce tackling and some quick dodging they communicated well and scored numerous goals. Kya was a star in goal saving goals from all angles. It was a very enjoyable evening and they even managed to practice their artistic skills with the camera!
Netball vs Leintwardine Primary School
After a strong start at the Leominster tournament the netball team set off with confidence. Working well as a team they ended the match on a score of 26-0! Well done to Chloe Mills who was playing in her first ever match – a secretly skilled shooter!
Cluster hockey tournament
The hockey team enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hockey at EMC as part of the cluster tournament. It was the first match for many of the team but they worked very hard together to score lots of goals and contest some very close matches. Well done to all the team and a special mention to Paige for her bravery after colliding with a stick – every enthusiastic hockey player at some point has to have at least one true shiner!
Sainsbury’s school games award evening
Due to the levels of participation and enthusiasm towards sport at Luston Primary School we were awarded the Sainsbury’s silver award for sport at the end of the 2014/2015 academic year. We were invited to an awards ceremony at Whitecross Sports Academy to receive our award from a paralympic swimmer, Nyree Kindred. Chloe and Eve, two sports leaders, accompanied Mrs Freeman and Miss Turner and collected the award on behalf of everyone at school. Nyree, with her Olympic gold medal, congratulated Chloe and Eve and told them to keep up the good work and continue to inspire the younger members of the school through their playground games.
Meet Ronnie and Smokie . . .
Tom and Tom have met two four legged friends this term whilst taking riding lessons. They have been learning how to walk, trot, steer and most importantly stop. They have also been concentrating on sitting up straight and always looking in front of them – their tummy muscles must have been feeling used the following days!
Leominster region netball tournament
Luston Primary School netball team set off the year with a flying start! They played a number of successful matches in the first round of the competition, scoring numerous goals, gaining a place in the semi finals of the tournament. Here they played Orleton and fought a close battle just loosing out 4-2 at the final whistle. Well done team.
Cluster indoor athletics
A large team of pupils went to Wigmore High School to take part in the indoor athletics competition. This involved a number of individual activities including jumping, throwing and running, followed by the team relay. Luston did extremely well in all of the events and by the noise levels enjoyed the relays the most! A big thank you and well done has to go to Sam and Chloe Mills, who both volunteered to represent a different school who were short on numbers, demonstrating that it is the taking part and having fun that counts whether you are with your team of friends or not.
Kickboxing with Glenn Parry
During the Autumn term each class worked with Glenn to introduce them to the world of martial arts. A number of our students already work with Glenn in an outside school capacity but for those of us who were trying kickboxing for the first time we realised how flexible some individuals can be, as well as learning the rituals of respect that the sport upholds. A number of moves were learn from jabs to parrying, and I think some of the staff learnt how powerful a 4 year old can be!
Netball and Football vs Stoke Prior
The sun put his hat on today and we were all able to enjoy a lovely evening of sport in the sunshine with two very tense matches.
The netball team excelled themselves scoring a fantastic 13 goals only to be pipped to the post by Stoke Prior who scored 14! It was a very exciting finish to the match with each team desperate to score the final goals.
The football team had the privilege of wearing our new football strip, kindly sponsored by Kingspan, for the very first time. They all looked extremely smart and very professional. A big thank you has to go to Mrs Williams (Paige’s mum) who sealed the deal for us! The team played with pure determination from start to finish scoring 2 memorable goals but couldn’t stop the formidable opposition scoring 5 equally special goals.
Well done to all the players involved and thank you to all the parents who helped with the transport.
Netball report by our sports leaders, Jasmine Tomkins and Lily Fisher:
On Tuesday, 11th March 2014, the netball team travelled to Stoke Prior Primary School to take part in a friendly match. After a team photo at our school we were ready. With 32 minutes of playing (8 minutes a quarter) the score came to a scarily close score of 14:13 to Stoke Prior. Our goals were scored by Paige, Trinity and Lily.
‘It was very enjoyable to play in the sun in my first ever netball match.’ Jasmine
‘It was a great game and I would love to have another one.’ Lily
Herefordshire AAA cross country championships
At the weekend Josh Briggs and Amy and Lily Fisher all took part in a cross country race at Hereford Racecourse. They all did extremely well, completing their races in the worst possible weather. Fingers crossed the next one will be slightly more enjoyable for them and the spectators!
Here is a report of the event from Josh:
“On Sunday 2nd March I took part in my first cross country running event. The weather wasn’t very nice, it was cold, wet and windy. I found running 1km tough but fun. I was really happy when I came third, I even got a medal.”
Congratulations to Josh for his very determined run which resulted in a third place.
On Wednesday the Futsal team went to Wigmore High School to play in the cluster tournament. We played two matches, the first against Shobdon Primary and the second against Wigmore Primary. The team for this tournament was Josh, Ethan, Matthew, Nathan, Alfonso, Lily and Aleisha.
The team got off to a flying start in the first match and at half time the score was 3-0 to Luston, with 3 impressive goals scored by Josh. Shobdon fought back in the second half scoring 3 quick goals creating a very tense match. Our team reacted by demonstrating some brilliant passing skills between e one another leading Alfonso to score 2 fantastic goals, which led Luston to a victory of 5-3.
Our second match was straight after the first and we played a fresh team from Wigmore. Unfortunately they took advantage of our tired players and won the match 7-0.
Everybody had an enjoyable experience and the team came second overall.
That was our last Futsal match of the year and I have enjoyed learning how to play it as it was a new sport that I had never heard of before.