School Games

Gymnastics Y3 & 4 First Steps South Forest Competition

On Thursday 25 January at St John’s on the Hill Dean Close School our Southern Area Primary Schools were invited to take part in the School Games Gymnastics.

We would like to thank Tracey Skirton for judging the competition and St John’s and their students for holding and supporting the running of the event.

In a very close scoring competition Primrose Hill School won the event from St John’s and Yorkley.  

The North festival will take place on 22nd February at Dene Magna.


Sports Hall Athletics

Primrose Hill Primary School sports' leaders Luke Cunliffe and Isabelle Kiely received their Gold Award from the SGO Alan Beard on behalf of their school.    They collected this award for all the hard work they achieve at the school.  The school offer a wide array of sport and physical activity for all their students and have gone above and beyond with a programme of activity within the curriculum and after-school and community to a high level.

They have had a successful year so far making the School Games County Finals in the  Sports Hall Athletics and the First Steps Gymnastics.  

Primary County Cross Country Selection Race

As part of our School Games Programme we organised the Forest of Dean cross country selection race at Newent on Tuesday 30 January.
We had over 25 primary schools from the Forest of Dean taking part with the opportunity for up to 40 students to go through to the County finals.  Students from a mix of Schools qualified for the County Race which will be held in Cheltenham on Saturday 10 March.
All the students who took part were really excited and worked hard to finish the nearly 2 km race.  Alan Beard our School Games Organiser (SGO) would like to thank the volunteers and the support of Steve Edgell, the Head of PE at Newent School.

We'd like to extend our congratulations to Mitcheldean Primary who were the overall winners in this years KS2 North Forest Girl's Indoor Football Tournament.

This was the first tournament of the year, kindly hosted by Newent School. Other schools in the tournament were Forest View school, Highnam School, Mitcheldean School, Tibberton School and Ann Cam School.

We saw some excellent football from all teams with Mitcheldean School the overall winners.  Many thanks to the volunteer leaders from Newent School who helped run the event. 
Mitcheldean will play the winners of the South Forest Schools to see who will become the GPJ Forest of Dean indoor Football champions.  Good luck girls.
            Some of the teams taking part with two of the           In Red - Mitcheldean, Overall North School Winners
                    young volunteers from Newent 



Super Primary Schools' Sports Hall Athletics

Dene Magna had the pleasure of running a 'Super Primary Schools' Sports Hall Athletics Event' on Tuesday 5 December.  All 25 Primary Schools were on great form and it was a brilliant advertisement for activity!  

I would like to thank Adam from Sports Hall Athletics and the superb support from the volunteers from Hartpury College and Dene Magna School, we could not have run this event without them.

 The Results were split into small and large schools as follows:

Small Schools:

1:  Yorkley School
2:  Lydbrook School
3:  Hope Brook School

Large Schools:  

1:  Primrose Hill School
2:  Forest View School
3:  Picklenash School

Well done to all teams and congratulations to Yorkley & Primrose Hill. They will now go on to represent the Forest of Dean in the Winter School Games on 5th February at Cheltenham Ladies College. 

Primrose school winners of large schools (in green). 
Many thanks to all the Dene Magna volunteers, you did a fantastic job!


Quick Hockey Tournament

On Wednesday 15 November the Forest of Dean School Games ran the North Forest area Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament at Newent School, supported by Newent Hockey Club. We experienced some really good games over the evening. 
The semi finals and the final were very gripping with one of our feeder schools, Hopebrook CofE Primary becoming worthy winners.  Our School Games Organiser, Alan Beard, who is hosted at Dene Magna School, thanked all the students who took part noting how proud all the students should be of their sporting efforts and very good behaviour. 
The overall results were:
1st  - Hopebrook
2nd - Tibberton
3rd - Pauntley
Hopebrook now go on to represent the North Forest area in the Spring School Games in Cheltenham next year.