On Friday 25th January, Salmestone entered a ‘Hand Ball’ tournament. Not only did they win all their groups stage games, they got into the final and won that! The team are now representing Thanet in the Kent Finals.
Breaking News – Our football team beat their noble opontents 9-0 and are through to the FINAL of the LES RIGGS Cup!
Salmestone March onto the Semis!
Salmestone Year 5/6 football team have made it through to the Les Riggs semi finals after defeating Palm Bay 4-0. The players battled really hard for this win against a very resolute Palm Bay.
The first half was very tight with us coming into half time 1-0 up thanks to Harrison tapping in. After a good half time talk, the boys played some eye catching football and deservedly extended their lead thanks to goals from Harrison, Tyler and Riley. Well done boys and now we look onto the semi finals!
Our football team played with so much heart and battled for everything on Saturday at the Kent Schools regional football finals. We proudly finished 3rd in our group, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 1. We played some very physically strong teams but we matched them and in all games we were actually the stronger side!
A great big thank you to all the parents who came and supported the team!
CONGRATULATIONS – Salmestone are the proud winners of the John Curran Cup. The school football team won the final on Friday 5th October. We are SO proud of them!
We had a wonderful evening at the Thanet Sports Passport Awards. Not only did we receive a special award for our commitment and dedication to entering and participating in the sport events throughout last year and this year but we have also received a silver in our school games mark for 2016/2017. That is amazing! Rebecca also received a Medal for being our sports ambassador, she has been truly amazing, she’s attended most of our year 6 events for school and attends lots of after school clubs too. On top of this she has had trials at Charlton Athletic’s Football Club!
At Salmestone we promote the School games, Spirit of the Games Values in all of the sports we do. The values were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around, and focus on personal excellence through competition.
The six values are as follows…
With others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be truthful and promote fairness in every situation.
Treat everyone equally, support each other and work together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success. Be a good friend and a positive team player in school, sport and life.
Treating others politely and with understanding. Accepting life’s ‘ups and downs’ with grace. Respect every day, in everything you do and for everyone around you.
You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.
Giving it 100%, putting your heart and soul into whatever you are doing and never giving up. Care about what you do and the people around you, and approach each opportunity with enthusiasm and positivity.
Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and the self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!
To know more about the School Games go to: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/
At Salmestone we try to enter as many sporting competitions and festivals as possible. We aim to give the children and range of opportunities in school sports, whether that is participating at an after school club or representing the school at a festival or competition.
Dodgeball is a hugely popular sport at Salmestone. It is our most subscribed after school club and is often played on the playground at break and lunch.
In November we took 6 children to represent Salmestone at the Thanet Dodgeball competition. All of their practice during the after school club really showed as they only lost 1 game!
Below is a picture of the children in their starting position ready to start their first competitive game.
Congratulations to all the runners who have taken part in both of the Thanet Primary Cross Country meetings this academic year at Quex Park.
We have had many children entering this year and many of the children for the first time. We have had some great results with 4 children breaking into the top 10 in their related races.