Mortimer Sport Round-up
Only three weeks into the half term and we have had a very busy start.
Y6 Hockey Tournament
Mr. Douglas took a number of our Y6 children to participate in the South Tyneside Schools’ Hockey tournament. This was a very new experience for our pupils as it was the first time they had been given the opportunity to play with wooden sticks as opposed to our usual uni-hockey equipment. Our team quickly adapted and put up a brave fight playing many matches over the afternoon. They finished a strong second in their league but sadly failed to qualify for the next stage of the competition. On a very cold afternoon, our pupils didn’t stop smiling! Well done to them all. Brilliant attitude to a new sport from all which resulted in a brilliant afternoon.
Boys’ Football League

This week saw the return of the boys’ football league after their winter break. Our Coyne League Team (Monday night squad) played two matches and came away victorious with 3-0 and 5-2 wins. 

Sadly due to weather, the children who play in the Snowball League were postponed until this next week. 

Amazing work team! 

International Women’s Day – FA Girls’ in football 

Mortimer Primary proudly joined girls around the country to encourage young female footballers to follow their goals. 

Some of our Y6 girls, who play for our football team, joined Mrs. Stelling and a number of Year 2 girls for a fun ‘ kick around’. 

They played a number of football skill games, chatted about why they love the game and talked about how other sports such as dancing and gymnastics can improve our football skills. 

The Y2 girls all wanted the session to last a little longer and asked if they could do it again soon. 

Big thank you to our Y6 girls for inspiring our future lionesses.

Reception Multi Skills 

Miss Bay’s class took part in the South Tyneside School’s multi-skills sports event at Temple Park. We have heard that all children and staff had a fantastic time and were able to experience lots of new sports and activities. Well done RKB! 

(Photos will be shared through Tapestry.)

Our Y5/6 Swim Team

Eight pupils represented our school at the South of Tyne Swimming finals next week. They sure made a big splash when they finished 4th out of 14 schools on the day. 

They took  home a wide variety of medals: –

Gold – boys’ backstroke 

Silver – girls’ and boys’ freestyle

Bronze -girls’ freestyle, girls’ freestyle relay, boys’ freestyle relay and bronze in the cannon race where the whole team competed together. 

Not only were their swimming skills amazing but their attitude and enthusiasm to the event made the staff present very proud. Great sportsmanship was shared between the team and towards the other competitors. Well done!

Gymnastic National Final Qualifiers! 

We are so proud of three of our Year 6 children, who train with South Tyneside Gymnastic Center. Last weekend all three qualified to represent the North East of England in national finals for acro gymnastics, which will be held in Stoke-on-Trent in May. 

We wish them every success in their next stage of this competition!

Year 4 Indoor Athletics Festival

4VB enjoyed trying a variety of new sports and skills at the South Tyneside Schools Indoor Athletics Festival. The children all tried hard throwing javelins, jumping over very high hurdles, relay races and much more. 

Well done 4VB!