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On the 7th March the Football team competed against Woodmancote school in a friendly school football match. We ventured over to Woodmancote to play at their school where the weather was cold and wet! The children did Winchcombe Abbey proud as they gave it their all and won the game 5-0! They played and worked well as a team and showed their values at all times. Mr Hill was very impressed with the football on show and was so proud of all the children that took part, a real credit to our school.


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On the 4th and 18th of March the Hockey team took part against lots of other children from many schools in Gloucestershire in a school hockey tournament. Both events took place at Pates Grammar School on the astro turf where the weather was sunny but very windy! The children did Winchcombe Abbey proud as they gave it their all. On the 18th March we finished unbeaten in our matches that day and finished top of our group which is a brilliant achievement. Mr Hill was so proud of all the children that took part, a real credit to our school. 

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On the 14th and 28th of February the Cross Country team competed against hundreds of other children from many Schools in Gloucestershire. The first race was at Cheltenham College Prep School where the weather was sunny and the course was flat! We then ventured over to St Edwards for the second race where the course was very different! The weather wasn't as kind and the children were quite nervous about the hills involved, however they did Winchcombe Abbey proud as they gave it their all and even sprinted through to the finish line! Miss Mackenzie and Mr Hill were so proud of all the children that took part, a real credit to our school. 

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On the 25th May a group of pupils from Winchcombe Abbey Primary School went to a tennis tournament at Winchcombe Secondary School. It was an amazing experience and really good fun! We played 5 matches which consisted of doubles and singles. One of our groups came 1st and we got a nice gold medal with a tennis racket on, and the other group came 4th. We did really well and would love to do it again!

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Thursday the 8th March saw the last of the cross country races for the year. Having had to cancel the race the week before due to snow, the competition consisted of 3 races from October to March. Each course varied in terrain and distances were ran up to 1.25miles. Representing Winchcombe Abbey were a collective of 15 children across all 3 races. All children demonstrated a high level of perseverance and admirable determination.


Charlie, from year 5 raced extremely well in the October meet coming in the top 25 out of 200. Alex from year 6 ran a smart race last week coming 33rd out of approximately 200 children. Finally, Islay from year 5 bought it home for the girls coming 52nd out of approximately 200 girls. Miss mackenzie was very proud of all the children who took part. 

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The Winchcombe Abbey Athletics Team joined seven other schools at All Saints Academy on the 30th January as part of the Sportshall Primary Programme. The children competed in a variety of events such as relays, jumping and throwing disciplines. The children represented Winchcombe beautifully by cheering each other on and just missed out on a medal. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and Miss Mackenzie was very proud of their team spirit. 

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The Winchcombe Netball Team have been practising extremely hard every Monday since September.  On Thursday 22nd February they braved the bitter cold to take part in a tournament at Dunalley Primary School. They put all their skills into action and worked exceptionally well as a team to win 3 out of the 4 games. The children's unity was an absolute credit to the school, Miss Mackenzie was jumping up and down with pure delight at how well the children had done. 

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Online Body Coach Session

On Wednesday 14th June Year 3 and 4 had the opportunity to take part in a high intensity interval training (HIIT) online session with thousands of primary schools from all over the world. The Body Coach ran a live session for primary schools which consisted of fast pace exercises for twenty minutes, and year 3 and 4 linked to the session and joined in! The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it - everyone was enthusiastic and sweaty! There were schools from Barbados, Dubai and many other countries participating, and we are glad that Winchcombe Abbey joined in and enjoyed the exercises! 

Mountain Biking Challenge

Four of our children, two from Year 5 and two from Year 6 took part in a mountain biking challenge at Winchcombe School in April.  Organised by the Cheltenham & North Tewkesbury School Sport Network, children from thirteen local schools enjoyed a day of team relay challenges and had a great time.  Our team won the award for 'Self Belief' and were given a wristband each.

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