Cricket provision expands and plenty of Sports Day triumphs

I must start the review with the hot, sunny sports days, because they were a huge success. Children and parents were all smiles, and as the sun shone down on us, records were broken and great sportsmanship was shown.

Above everything, I was so proud of the effort and attitude of each and every one of the children, from Reception in their first sports day, right through to Year 6 at their final one as a Copthillian. I would also like to thank the staff once again for their roles across both days. It really is such a huge team effort.

Ninety-eight children from Copthill attended the Oundle Triathlon, run by Restless Development, this term. This is a really exciting year for Restless Development, as they have been awarded Aid Match for their #PowerUp Appeal, which means that all donations will be doubled by the UK Government, massively contributing towards putting girls back into education in Sierra Leone.

To then find out that the Copthill children fundraised over £13,240 really made me think about the impact they have made! One Year 4 parent sent a wonderful email saying: “I was so proud of all of the Copthill children today, they were absolutely amazing. They really supported each other and made the school proud.”

Well done to everyone who attended and fundraised for such a wonderful event.

Back in the school grounds, The Copthill Stampede was a colourful burst of excitement and energy! So many current and returning Copthillians took part alongside their families and friends. Last year’s winners came back to hold their speedy number 1 position but the first team involving current Copthill students saw Supersonics take the win with Heston and Thayer the driving force. Well done boys and amazing effort from each and every child and adult that completed the course!

We also now look super-smart in our red and blue 20/20-style cricket kit for both girls and boys in years 4 to 6, and the children have been excited and engaged by it. This trailblazing initiative has set Copthill apart from all our oppositions, and enshrines our spirit of togetherness, which has helped contribute to many fantastic performances during the term.

Leavers' parents' matches finally make a comeback after Covid. We’ve enjoyed netball, hockey and cricket in the final week, with Year 6 children playing against their parents for an enjoyable and competitive finish to their sport at Copthill.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Year 5 and 6 parents who have helped with transport in this very fixture-heavy term. Without your support we would not have been able to fulfil so many different fixtures for the children, so a great big thank-you from myself and the Sports Department.

Mrs Alcoran