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Sports council meeting

On Friday 6th November, we held our first sports council meeting. This was an opportunity for the children to meet and discuss what our purpose is. Each class were given a book and a task to complete before our next meeting. 

As a sports council we want to know:

- What do we like and dislike about PE at John Blandy?

- What sports would we like to do at John Blandy?

Our next meeting will be an opportunity to discuss these important questions and see if we can start to implement what our school community would like to see change.

Sports council

Our sports council is made up of two children from each class across school. Our sports council this year includes:

Alex and Brooke - Willow

Thomas and Oskar - Maple

Allyus and Henry - Sycamore

Juno and Harry - Walnut

Reuben and Molly - Cherry

Nancy and Amira - Horse Chestnut

Arlo and Freddie - Elm

Gloucester rugby session

On 13th October, Year 3 and 4 were very lucky to have a visit from Harry, a community development coach from Gloucester Rugby. He spent the afternoon developing the rugby skills of the children through games and built it up to playing some short rugby matches. 

Below are some pictures of the children in action.

Gloucester rugby

Academy Dance Festival - February 
Well done to all the children who took part in this years Academy Dance Festival at Faringdon Junior School. We are so proud of John Blandy's team for their dedication and commitment towards this. They all performed with enthusiasm and bought the house down with their fantastic Rock 'n' Roll skills!
Boccia - November
Congratulations to John Blandy's Boccia team who were placed 4th in the Vale Tournament and who will be going through to the county finals.

Well-Being Festival - November

The children had a fantastic time at the festival and learnt lots of new skills. They got to experience a range of sports including, trampolining, boccia and yoga as well as many more.

Tag Rugby Tournament November 2019


As winners of the FAS event, Team A qualified for the Vale Rugby Festival held on Tuesday 5 November at Grove Rugby Club. After playing some brilliant rugby, we finished in a fantastic third place out of 18 schools and have now qualified for the County Finals in May. We can’t wait to compete in this and play against the best schools in Oxfordshire!

Vale Badminton Festival 
The badminton festival was really fun. We played lots of team games and learnt some new skills. Our favourite part of the day was when we had to hit a big shuttlecock over the net and it wasn't allowed to touch the floor.
By Beatrix and Jessica
Tag Rugby Tournament  


Well done to all the children who took part in the Tag Rugby Tournament on 17th October. Both teams did amazingly. Out of the 9 teams present, Team B went through and played in the semi-finals taking 4th place overall. Team A went through to the Finals and came 1st! We are very proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to cheering Team A on at the Vale Tournament after half term.
Cross Country Final-9th October 2019


A huge congratulations to Alex for representing John Blandy at the Vale Cross Country Finals on 9th October, after coming 2nd in the Academy Cross Country Competition in September.

FAoS Cross Country - Buscot Park 

27th September

On Friday 27th September, the cross country teams from across Key Stage 2 went to represent our school at Buscot Park. The course was very challenging with lots of hills but we all tried our best. We had a lot of children who were placed very highly in the rankings. Well done to Alex in year 4, who came second in the year 3/4 boys race and will be moving on to represent the school at the Cross Country Finals in October! The year 5/6 boys team also performed very well and were placed third overall. Well done to all the children who took part, you should all very proud of your achievements!


Esme and Lara - Year 6

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