Rotherham United ½ Time Tournament
On Saturday the 28th October some of our year five and six football players took part in the RUFC ½ time tournament. They got the amazing opportunity to play at the New York Stadium against Eastwood village, as well as watch the Rotherham V Gillingham game. It may not have been a great outcome for the Rotherham United players, however it was a different story for Whiston, as they came away with a 2:1 victory and are therefore through to the semi-finals. Well done boys.
Girls RUFC Football Tournament
The girls also reached victory on Friday the 11th of November at the RUFC girl’s football tournament. The event took place at Parkgate Astro and although the weather was wet and cold it certainly didn’t dampen the girl’s spirits. The girls played 4 games, winning an impressive 3 out of the 4 matches. They then got through to the final, where they played Maltby Redwood and won with an impressive 5:1 score. The girls were ecstatic and showed fantastic skill, support and encouragement. A fantastic result girls!
The skill didn’t stop at football, on the 14th of November 18 children throughout KS2 took part in the Hockey Final at the Aurora. The teams have been training hard at the hockey lunch time club last ½ term and now it was time for the showdown. 23 teams took part in total with high levels of skill shown throughout, both boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed the festival and demonstrated brilliant team work, the girls also managed to achieve a very impressive 2nd place, well done all!
Wednesday the 15th of November saw a slightly different start to the day, when the inspirational Ray Mathews paid a visit to our school. Last year Ray decided that at the age of 75 he would run 75 consecutive marathons, reaching over 2000miles, in order to raise £75,000 for Newman school. Since then he has been on a mission to get Rotherham fit and this time it was Whiston’s turn. Ray started the morning by doing a whole school assembly to officially launch the ‘Daily mile’ with the support of the Mayor. He then took to the playground where the children and staff all participated in a mile of their own. We were also joined by Rotherham Advertiser to capture the moment. Although it may have been tiring the children and staff all thoroughly enjoyed the morning and we hope to keep the ‘daily mile’ in motion throughout school.