Sporting Updates – July 2017

Last week, Westfield hosted another successful Sports Week. The weather was kind to us and so everyone got outside to get active, try out new sports, compete in their houses and have fun!

The week tipped off with Wheelchair Basketball in the hall, expertly coached by Paul Reynolds and ex-pupil Pierce. Tuesday saw London Lions Basketball giant, Zak Wells (all 7ft of him!) come to give an inspiring whole school assembly, and then coach the children in passing, ball-handling and shooting skills. Watch out for the basketball breakfast club that will start next school year.














On Wednesday Mike Mullen, the 2016 UK Half-Pipe BMX Champion showed us how he uses growth mindset and mindfulness to help him achieve his best. It culminated with a trick display where he performed a stunt jump over the teachers! Luckily, he didn’t land on them! The lucky Year 5 and 6 classes then had BMX masterclasses with Mike in the playground. After his visit, Mr Mullen contacted us to say what an amazing day he had had and gave us some amazing feedback which I would like to share with you –

“I had such an amazing time at Westfield and have to tell you that I’ve been raving about your school ever since to anybody who will listen.”

“What you’ve created is an amazing learning environment which I’ve not encountered on this level before. We all know how schools can get so target driven or become Ofsted pleasers, sometimes overlooking the well-being of everyone involved. I was so impressed that your staff took the opportunity to take a set of pupils through a mindfulness meditation while they had a few minutes to pass waiting for the assembly to start. Amazing!”













Cricket coach Mr Ahmed was back to further develop the children’s batting, bowling and fielding skills, and all children had the chance to beat the England Veterans hockey goalkeeper Mark Boothroyd!

We also had some fantastic tennis coaching from Challenge Tennis, so watch out for a tennis club that should be starting in September!

Sports Week culminated with another fantastic Sports Day on Friday. Well done to Nursery and Reception children for their sportsmanship and team spirit in the morning and thank you to the Year 6s who helped the event run smoothly. Team Fire were victorious in the Sports Day Carousel morning – well done to everyone for taking part and giving it your best! And the afternoon saw KS2 competing for the coveted Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. The competition for a podium finish was tougher than ever and well done to everyone for winning and losing graciously.




















The overall winner of the inter-house Sports Week competition in KS1 was Air and KS2 was Fire – well done to all the children taking part in sports ranging from Curling to Dodgeball! It was another fantastic Sports Week and we hope the children felt invigorated and inspired (and maybe a little bit tired) and are keen to try out new sports and to keep fit!






Thanks to Mr Bethune and Mr Jones for organising Sports week and for all of the staff for making it another successful week for the children. Thank you also to all the parents and carers, who came to cheer the children on during Sports day.

On Tuesday, Year 5 were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to attend the World Para athletics championships at the Olympic Stadium. During the day they cheered on athletes as they competed in a range of events including discus, long and triple jump, shot put and the 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m races. The children had a fantastic day where they were truly inspired by these amazing athletes.