Monday, 23 June 2014

Sports day fun!

We all enjoyed our school sports day on Thursday. The weather couldn't have been more perfect with warmth, sun and a kind shelter of cloud.  It was a delight to see everyone busily moving around the events: lots of smiles and a strong team spirit. Well done to all who took part. I was so impressed with the younger children who insisted on a fun run after all their events were over ( I confess to thinking it would be too much for them but they certainly proved me wrong!). A fantastic performance - clearly inspired by the brave key stage 2 children who completed their two laps. We will have to add that one in to next year's sports day.  Well done in equal measures to the winners and the runners up. We have some talented children at Burlington. 
Also, thanks to the PTA for a fantastic catering job  - much appreciated!
Photos to follow.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Girls cricket tournament.

We had a fab day at Dalton cricket ground on Wednesday.  The girls only event consisted of 12 teams split into two groups of 6. Burlington won all 5 of their games in their group (v Ireleth, St George's, Holy Family, St Columbus and South Walney). Unfortunately we lost in the Semi Final despite some excellent bowling.  Overall we finished 4th.  We were the only team to bowl correct overarm from all players and their technique and accuracy was impressive. Well done to Ellie, Sarah, Imogen, Eleanor, Carrie, Merryn, Charlotte and Hattie! (Is their anything you girls can't do?!)

More county finalists

Burlington will be representing the Furness area for tennis and orienteering at the County School Games finals on 1st July. Our year 3 & 4 tennis team have been selected after their fantastic results at Dowdales and Ulverston tennis centre. Having Gary Weatherburn to work with our school has been a real help. Well done to Jacob, Harvey, Lily and Megan!
We therefore now have 16 children going to the games ...we have the largest number of children going and we are the smallest school to qualify in this area!
Thankyou to the PTA who are helping us to top up the school team kit so that we look and feel the part. We will have Burlington across the backs of the team jackets...very smart.
We are nearing the end of our competitions for this year. We have entered more children in more events and had more success than ever before.  We have actually got quite a reputation in the area for our sport ( one teacher asked me what we put in the water in Kirkby!). Though as I always tell the teams...the comments that come in (at every event) about how lovely our children are, makes me more proud than a win ever can ( though wins are up there also!)
Well done everyone!