Cross Country Relays 2017

Finally we were treated to some sun at cross country! On Saturday morning the Russell Scott cross country runners assembled at East Cheshire Harriers in Ashton to compete in the Tameside Road Relays. The relays are our favourite cross country event of the year with one person running from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 which makes up a team of four. We were able to enter 3 boys teams and 3 girls teams. The relay itself consisted of each team member having to complete the 1km course and with the weather conditions being quite warm it was going to be a test of stamina for all the teams.

Everyone performed to their very best. We are delighted to announce that Russell Scott came 1st in both the girls and the boys races with our team captains Ben and Miquita collecting the trophies on behalf of our teams.

A massive well done to all of the runners and thanks to all the parents for your support.

Thanks to darkstarphotos for the two professional photos, more can be seen on the website www.darkstarphotos.com.

 

Volleyball

Two teams went to compete in the Tameside Volleyball heats at New Charter Academy. Having only had minimum time to practise, our teams showed great tenacity. They put in great performances against every other team and neither team lost a game in the heats. Both teams qualified for the finals.

The finals were held at Fairfield High School where the nets were higher and the courts were bigger but they didn’t let this bother them. Both teams had some tough matches but showed their impressive skills and played well. A great effort from both teams.

 

Manchester School Games 2017

The Russell Scott Indoor Athletics Team attended this special event as champions of Tameside for the 4th year in a row. They competed against the best of the best from ten boroughs around Greater Manchester. The day started with a very enjoyable opening ceremony which involved lots of dancing, singing and colourful balloons!

After the fun outside it was down to business in the Manchester Indoor Arena. Our team were in great form producing some outstanding results in all their events and after all the hard work everyone sat down and awaited the results. Our team once again surpassed all expectations coming a brilliant 5th place from the 20 teams. That competed a truly remarkable performance and was an outstanding achievement, well done team!

They represented the school well on the day with superb behaviour and attitudes and were treated to visits from the Mayor of Tameside and Nicola White with her gold medal from the Rio Olympics!

 

 

 

The Road to Old Trafford

Manchester United in the Community have been busy coaching the Year 2 children on Friday afternoons. The children all enjoy the sessions and often leave with very rosy cheeks! A team of boys from Y2 and Y3 were invited to a football festival held at The Cliff. The day was fantastic! They played against lots of schools from around Manchester and made us very proud. There were some wonderful goals and saves from the Year 3 team and huge smiles from the Year 2 team. Well done boys!

 

Basketball

Russell Scott took two teams to compete in the Tameside basketball heats at St Thomas More High School. Both teams played with great confidence and teamwork in all the games. They narrowly missed out on a place in the finals by points scored. A superb effort by both teams.

 

Year 2 Get Active Day

30 children from across Year 2 had a wonderful day at Denton Community College. It was a special Get Active Day where they spent lots of time learning about a healthy lifestyle and being active. They learnt about sugar in their food, how to be safe near dogs and how to bounce high on a trampoline. The day was great fun for all the children and the DCC leaders were wonderful.

 

Athletics Champions for the 4th Year!

The best 6 athletics teams in Tameside came together at Denton Community College with Russell Scott defending champions and trying to win this prestigious event for the 4th year in a row. The competition was of the highest quality with all teams producing some exceptional performances in the field events to set up a very tense and competitive round of races on the track.  With the crowds of parents from all schools cheering on each athlete every race became more intense with some very close finishes. It was too hard to call who would be the 2017 champions.

The Russell Scott athletes were dynamic and finished every race in one of the top 3 positions, what a remarkable feat! With the competition at an end everyone nervously awaited the results.

Russell Scott became Tameside Champions for the 4th year in succession…WOW!!!!

Our wonderful team showed grit, determination but most of all the camaraderie. They made everyone at Russell Scott so very proud of them all. A massive well done to each member of the team.

Onto the Manchester Games in March to represent Tameside once again.

 

Yoga

Some Year 6 children have been able to try a brand new activity out at Russell Scott this half term. They arrive at school at 8:15am every Thursday morning for a before school yoga club. They have been learning different postures and routines each week. It is a very calming activity that helps with flexibility, posture, strength and poise. Yoga is designed to allow children to switch off from their thoughts so they can relax and enjoy the exercise. They finish the session with some breakfast so they are ready for the day ahead, I’m sure this isn’t their favourite part! Take a look at how good we are becoming below.

Athletics Club

The indoor athletics season is once again upon us. After the festive break we will once again take up the challenge of defending our title (for the third year running!) Our athletes have been working tirelessly by putting in extra practice at dinnertimes and on a Wednesday after school to make sure they are at their peak when it comes to the competition. Good luck to all our athletes in the forthcoming events, I’m sure you will do us proud.

 

Young Leaders

All our Year 5 children have been given the opportunity to complete a young leaders course which enables them to organise fun activities to play with the Key Stage 1 children at break and dinner times. The course has been running over this half term and led by Mr Schollar who is a PE Teacher from Denton Community College. The children had to come up with different games and ideas making lesson plans and then putting their games into practice. With some excellent games and some very original activities of their own, the Year 5s were able to try out their new found skills on the Year 2 children in the final week of the course. I am pleased to announce that Mr Schollar passed all the Year 5 pupils who took part in the course. A huge well done to all of them and what a bright and exciting time we have ahead of us with our very talented Year 5 children.