Castle Bromwich Junior School News
- We are delighted to be awarded with the School Games Gold mark for 2017/18.
- The children have enjoyed the first day of well being week and very enthusiastic when learning about how we can keep ourselves healthy both physically and mentally.
- The results of the lunchtime Personal Best challenge are in. Competitors had to accurately throw bean bags from further distances in to a target container to increase their accuracy.
- Hundreds of children across the school took part in a PB Challenge across the last 2 weeks in preparation for Sports Day but also trying to better their own score in a bean bag target challenge.
- Year 3 had the opportunity to take part in a cycling training course with instructors from Bikeability. The course offered them the chance to improve their cycling skills and safety.
CBJS Sporting Events
On Wednesday 11th May, the tennis season started with a 1st place finish at the School Games Level 2 competition at Smiths Wood Sports College. Well done to Jack, Hayden, Jamie, Chay and James and to Mrs Nolan and Mrs Baker for their incredible coaching. Year 3 and Year 4 will compete in a similar competition next week- fingers crossed for them!
The CBJS U12 Futsal team finished in a very impressive 2nd place in the U12 Birmingham Futsal Championships at Birmingham Futsal Centre this evening. Well done to the children involved, some of whom had been promoted from the U10 to the U12 team after their performance at the previous tournament. Morgan put in a standout performance with Charlotte at her imposing best in goal.
The CBJS Biathlon boys team competed in the School Games Level 3 final on 28th January. The boys competed superbly, swimming 30m and running 400m as quickly as possible. The quality at the competition was extremely high and the boys put in a huge amount of effort, despite failing to win a medal. Well done to the team.
Following on from the U10 Futsal performance in November, CBJS fielded a team in an U12 Futsal tournament in Coventry. The Under 12 team competed fantastically and finished 2nd in the tournament, qualifying for the Birmingham FA Finals in April. Well done to the children involved, some of whom had been promoted from the U10 to the U12 team after their performance at the previous tournament.
A team of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils took part in a Boccia and Archery School Games competition in November. Boccia is a form of bowls where competitors need to bowl a ball accurately towards a target. They earned points for the Boccia and Archery parts of the competition and although they didn't win a medal, they represented the school fantastically and cannot be faulted on their efforts. Well done to Faith, Ellissa, Chloe, Hayden and Jack.
Children in Year 5 competed in a School Games Level 1 Cycling competition this afternoon. They were challenged to ride their bikes carefully and skilfully around obstacles under the encouragement and training of Alice from Sustrans. Well done to the teams for all 4 houses. Warwick came out on top on this occasion. Who will be victorious in this year's House Sport Competition?
For the first time, CBJS fielded a team in a Futsal tournament in Coventry. Futsal is a form of football usually played indoors and using a slightly heavier and smaller ball to encourage skill and careful control. The Under 10 team competed fantastically and finished 3rd in the tournament. Well done to the children involved.
The Girls and Boys 4-a-side Football teams started their season at North Solihull Sports Centre. The girls won two games and lost their third. The boys managed one win, won loss and one draw in an entertaining first fixture. They will continue to play fixtures throughout the season and are hopeful of performing well in the league. Well done to the girls and the boys who represented CBJS in the first fixtures of the new season. The boys 7-a-side football team began their season strongly with a 1-0 victory at home to Marston Green, Michael scoring the winning goal in an entertaining contest.
The School Games season also began well with the Inclusive Football tournament, where a talented team of year 6 boys finished an impressive 3rd place in the competition. Inclusive tournaments are designed to allow as many children as possible the chance to represent their school and the boys represented us fantastically. Well done to all involved.