Sporting Achievements


BSP Mini Tennis Tournament

Well done to the pupils who represented Summercroft at the BSP Mini Tennis Tournament last week. They all played extremely well as individuals and demonstrated excellent team sportsmanship. Both teams made it to the final which meant a Summercroft play-off! Before competing against each other, they hugged and wished each other good luck. Both teams won two matches each, so it went down to points. The final score: Team A – 36 points, Team B – 35 points. Team A will represent Summercroft at the County Tournament in July. We wish them good luck and hope they can bring home a trophy.



Kitteridge All Sports Football Festivals

During the week commencing the 22nd April, Summercroft’s Year 4 team, Year 5 and 6 girls’ team and the A and B football teams participated in the K.A.S. football festivals, which were held at Howe Green School.

The Year 4 team were the first to compete. Despite only having a limited amount of practice, the team gave their all and represented themselves and the school brilliantly. Unfortunately, the team did not return with a trophy; however, they did manage to win some of their games and showed great potential for future years. Mrs Hogan, who accompanied the team, was especially impressed with their collaboration and determination levels.

Following the Year 4 team, it was the turn of the Years 5 and 6 girls’ team. After winning every game and comfortably qualifying from their group, the team continued their good form to win their semi-final and reach the final. Overcoming any nerves, the team played with confidence and won by 2 goals to nil to be crowned champions! Their performance was outstanding, as they didn’t concede a single goal during the festival and scored themselves a whopping 17 goals. However, more impressive than this was how well they played as a team. Congratulations to all of the girls for their efforts.

Finally, it was the turn of the A and B teams. In similar fashion to the other two teams, the children gave nothing less than 100% effort and were a credit to the school and their families. Both teams put in great performances to win and draw the majority of their game, playing some entertaining football. The festival ended with the A team finishing in 6th position in their pool and the B team finishing in 3rd position in theirs. Mr Eaton and Mrs Perry were both extremely proud of the children and commented on how far both teams have progressed since their first game in September.


Football Achievements

Last week, both the A and B football teams were in action, competing in their respective Gold and Silver leagues.

On Tuesday 26th March, the A and B teams travelled to Howe Green to play their final KAS league fixtures for the season.

As always, the B team worked hard as a team and after taking a one nil lead at half time, put in a masterful performance in the second half to win by eight goals to none, with Evan Lee scoring his second hat-trick of the season. Whilst the B team did not win the Silver League, they did end up as the top scorers for the season, which is an achievement to be very proud of.

The A team approached their game against Howe Green knowing that if they won they would secure a place in the Gold Cup semi-finals. After a slow start, the A team took the lead through a well-worked move, which was finished off by Alfie. Thankfully, we managed to hold onto our slim lead, consequently qualifying for the Gold Cup semi finals.

Therefore, only a couple of days following their fixture with Howe Green, the A team travelled to Northgate to compete in their semi final. The team worked extremely hard for each other and gave nothing short of one hundred percent effort; however, we fell just short as we lost by three goals to none. Despite the score line seeming quite large, it was not a true reflection on the game as Northgate were only marginally better than us.

Mr Eaton and Mr Carter would like to say a huge well done to the squad for their efforts this season. They have improved greatly, both individually as players and collectively as a team, due to their hard-working, resilient and determined attitudes. In addition, we would like to thank the parents and carers of the squad for their continued support throughout the season.




On Wednesday 13th March, the Summercroft Tigers took part in the cheerleading competition at Birchwood High School. Altogether we had 4 hours to learn and perfect our cheer and dance, which means we only had half an hour each session. There were two groups, with four squads in each one. The team with the most points in each group faced each other head to head to determine the overall winner. Our Tigers performed extremely well, however, sadly, we did not win in our group. Despite the disappointment, we still cheered on the other teams as we were happy for their success. Thankfully, we did not leave empty handed; at every competition Cressy (our coach) awards one lucky cheerleader with the star cheerleader trophy. We are happy to say that this trophy was given to Tilly H, a member of our squad. Overall we all had a great time and are excited for the next competition.

The Summercroft Tigers



Summercroft Football Achievements

On the 28th February, both the A and B football teams travelled to Manor Fields to compete in their most recent round of league fixtures. I am pleased to report that both teams returned victorious, with the A team producing a dominant win by four goals to one and the B team snatching a last minute goal to win by three goals to two. All of the children demonstrated high levels of skill, collaboration and determination.

Thank you once more to the parents of the squad members – your support always encourages the children to play to the best of their ability and without your help transporting the children to and from the games we would not be able to participate.

Mr Carter and Mr Eaton



Year 4 Change4Life event

On Monday 25th, ten Year 4 children were invited to attend a Change4Life event at Birchwood high school. They all had a great morning doing a variety of activities that focused on team building skills, strength, balance, flexibility and of course…fun! The children enjoyed the activities so much that they want to pinch some ideas and share them with the rest of Year 4. Here’s what some of the children had to say:

“The best activity was when we had a circuit to complete but we weren’t allowed to touch the floor.”

“I enjoyed the bouncing and throwing the ball activity the best.”

“I hope to go back again to play more games. I really liked the cones game where we had to compete for our own coloured cone.”

“The obstacle course activity was so much fun; I can’t wait to tell my friends.”


Champions of Bishop’s Stortford!


The Summercroft athletics squad started off the school’s 2019 sports schedule in style by coming first in the town’s indoor athletics competition. A total of 18 schools took part, with the event being split across two days. First up were the field events, which included foam javelin throwing, chest-push, standing long jump and speed bounce. It was incredible to see how well the children did after only a couple of sessions practising.

After this, the scores were announced and the team got a huge confidence boost upon hearing that they were in the lead. They never looked back, winning every race in the running segment of the competition. The points were tallied up and the final standings for the top three were:

1st – Summercroft 316 points

2nd – Reedings     276 points

3rd – St Andrews   270 points

Back at Summercroft, we were incredibly proud of the score the children posted, but even more so with the way in which the squad conducted themselves as winners and in representing the school. They will now go on to represent the town in the County Championships in March, which will be an amazing experience.



Quicksticks Tournament

On Thursday 25th October our hockey squad, consisting of our A and B teams, competed in the Birchwood School Partnership Quicksticks tournament against 26 other teams. The teams were split into two competitions, with our A team competing in the Gold Cup and our B team in the Silver Plate. Throughout the whole tournament, both of our teams were a credit to their school and families, competing with great skill, determination and respect. Both teams won their first three qualifying games and progressed to the semi finals of their cups – where unfortunately they had mixed fortune. Despite playing their best hockey, the B team were narrowly defeated 0-1 and were extremely unlucky not to at least take the game to extra time, whereas the A team won their semi final and then progressed to win the Gold Cup with a hard fought 1-0 over Windhill21 in the final.

We are extremely proud of all of the children’s efforts and attitude and now look forward to our A team representing the Bishop Stortford Partnership in the county finals in July.



Triumphant Year 4s

Summercroft A and B Year 4 football teams were triumphant in the tournament at Birchwood this week, which saw them play against other local primary schools.

Summercroft A Team played 5 games, with 4 wins and 1 draw. Summercroft B Team played 4 games with 4 wins. Every player did so well and they were all very supportive of each other and showed good sportsmanship towards the other teams. Not every member of each team could play each game but not one of the children grumbled or moaned when it wasn’t their turn but instead took to the side-lines to be chief supporter – great attitudes.

At the end of the B Team Tournament each team had to select a ‘Star Player’ from another school and Joseph  was chosen by the High Wych team – well done, Joseph!

In house, Summercroft A Team chose Jessica as their ‘Star Player’ for showing great determination and an increase in confidence throughout all the games she played.

Summercroft B Team chose Isabelle as she was nervous at the start and chose to watch the first game but after that got well and truly ‘stuck in’! Joshua and Theo were noted as being particularly supportive of their team mates – well done, boys.

Thanks to Mrs Zelezinski who stepped in at the last minute to come and support us – we really appreciate your help.

Congratulations to you all – you were all a pleasure! And well done for the win!


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