Schools Athletics Meetings


Following on from some fantastic performances representing Ounsdale at the Schools Athletics Meetings, a number of our talented Y7 and 8 athletes were selected to represent Cannock District Squad at Tamworth Sports Stadium on Wednesday 27th June across a variety of events for their age groups. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year, all the students put in fantastic performances which, when combined, led to the Cannock team being the winning team overall in the points table – fantastic!!
Well done to each and every one of them, they are a credit to themselves and Ounsdale.
Also, a special shout out of thanks must go to to all the parents who transported and supported all our athletes on the day THANK YOU!!!
Mrs Brotherton

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As a result of circumstances beyond our control we have had to consolidate the two nights planned for the Ounsdale’s Greatest Show Event into one and have chosen Tuesday 3rd July as the night for this concert. We are hoping that those who have booked tickets for Wednesday will be available to attend on Tuesday and tickets will be transferred automatically to seats on the same row (as far as possible). However, anyone who has bought tickets for Wednesday and is unable to attend on Tuesday will be eligible for a full refund. If you have booked seats for Wednesday and are unable to attend on Tuesday please contact us and we will arrange a refund jsmith@ounsdale.staffs.sch.uk
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Feeling hot hot hot!


Its set to be a belter of a week with the sun blazing down on Ounsdale, speaking of blazing, students are welcome to leave blazers at home this week (ties must be worn)

Hydrate, motivate, feel great. Bring a bottle of water with you!

Sporting Congratulations


Wow! What a way to start the week! Huge congratulations to Phoebe and Mia two of our Y9 netball players on successfully securing a place in the South Staffordshire County Netball Squad from September. Both girls already represent the school and Libra Lea Netball Club so this is a fantastic step towards them continuing their journey in the netball world. Well done girls.

No Boundaries


So today we have had the Digital Team from the England and Wales Cricket Board to interview our very own Mr Askin. They were here to ask some questions for a series of videos called ‘No Boundaries’, showing the stories behind our international cricketers!

How do we inspire students to be the very best they can be? By having truly inspirational members of staff to help nurture their abilities and talents. Just like our very own Mr Askin, who has just been called up for the England squad for the Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series! Check this article out!

https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/733290

 

Erasmus+ Bake Off


In Spring 2018, all of our Y8 students took part in this wonderful event.
On a rota basis, over several weeks, each class made cakes using a recipe in French or Spanish.
They decorated the cakes then worked out how much they had cost. Then they held a cake sale at break time to see their goodies.
We decided to do this as a competition to see which class could make the most profit.
In the end we made £281.55 which was all donated to the Kingsway food bank which provides emergency food parcels for needy people across South Staffordshire.
The class which made most money was 8G1 and they won a big tub of chocolates to share!

Sporting Results


Thursday 7th June, South Staffordshire Schools  U13, U14 and U15 Athletics at Aldersley Stadium.

 

 

Teams:

U13 girls –Isabelle Abbott, Amy Wooldridge, Poppy Burborough and Olivia Malpass.

U13 boys –Joel Harrison, Corey Bannister, Max Jones, Freddie Murphy and Noah Bradburn.

U14 girls – Ruby Marson, Kaitlan Wildman, Eva Wilkes, Charlotte Walters, Ava Cadman, Bethan Bishop and Poppy Summers.

U14 boys –Thomas Fallon, Jacob Smith, Ethan Causer, Brandon Bell, Taylor Wooldridge, Tom Jones, Noah Sandland and Will Hayes.

U15 girls – Georgia Parry, Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner, Eloise Oakley, Elle Cathcart, Caitlin Fallon and Katie Flavell.

U15 boys – Louis Powell, Jamie Cox, Nathan Walford, Kipp Jones and Jack Cunningham.

 

Congratulations and well done to all the athletes representing Ounsdale at the Athletics Championship competition. It was once again a great afternoon and all students performed to their best.

 

Some of the notable performances included:

 

U13

Joel Harrison – 1st in the high jump

Noah Bradburn – 3rd in the 800m

Freddie Murphy – 3rd in the 1500m

Max Jones – 4th in the shot putt

U13 Relay team – 4th

Corey Bannister – 5th in the 100m

Joel Harrison – 5th in the 200m

 

Olivia Malpass – 1st in the 800m

Olivia Malpass – 2nd in the 200m

 

U14

 

Thomas Fallon – 1st in the 100m

Will Hayes – 1st in the javelin

U13 Relay team – 1st

Thomas Fallon – 2nd in the long jump

Brandon Bell – 2nd in the discus

Noah Sandland – 2nd in the 1500m

Tom Jones – 3rd in the 800m

 

U13 Relay team – 1st

Ava Cadman – 1st in the high jump

Ruby Marson – 3rd in the 100m

Kaitlan Wildman – 3rd in the 200m

Eva Wilkes – 3rd in the 300m

Ava Cadman – 5th in the discus

 

U15

 

Jamie Cox – 3rd in the discus

Jack Cunningham – 3rd in the 1500m

 

Caitlin Fallon – 1st in the 200m

Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner – 3rd in the shot putt

Elle Cathcart – 3rd in the 75m hurdles

Katie Flavell – 3rd in the 800m

Phoebe Bradshaw-Corner – 4th in the 100m

U15 Relay team – 4th

 

Well done to everyone involved!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUNSDALE ARE VICTORIOUS!


Here is the match report from the Dudley Schools FA Cup final!

 

On a gloriously sunny Monday night the boys and I travelled to Dormston School, to face Kingswinford school, for the Dudley Schools FA cup final.

The boys had played extremely well in all of their games leading to this point and expectations were high. After a slightly nervous warm up, and an even more nervous start to the game, the boys settled into their well-rehearsed 2-touch football. As confidence grew, opportunities to take the lead presented themselves more regularly. After a blistering run down the left wing Tyler Newell put in a great, low driven, cross that resulted in one of the Kingswinford players steering the ball into his own net. 1-0 Ounsdale.

The game continued with much of the pressure being applied by Ounsdale. However, a good counterattacking move resulted in Kingswinford drawing level, 1-1. The game, becoming more balanced, needed an injection of inspiration. This came in the form of an exquisite strike by Billy Corns that would have beaten just about any keeper in the premiership. Unfortunately the whistle had already gone and the goal did not stand.

This strike did however act as the catalyst for a renewed belief in the boys. It wasn’t long before Billy was again in a great position and this time his confident strike into the bottom corner counted, 2-1 Ounsdale.

Much of the pressure remained concentrated in the opposition half. This remained until the final whistle and Ounsdale were crowned as the winners.

The boys have remained focused and hard-working throughout their cup campaign and got the rewards that their efforts rightly deserved. I am especially proud of the way that the boys have carried themselves this year and have acted as superb ambassadors for Ounsdale, within the local community.

Good luck for next year boys.

WELCOME BACK!


So here we go! Welcome back to what promises to be an exciting end to the school year!

 

We got competitions, sports events, shows, the list could go on! be sure to check our Facebook/twitter/website to keep yourself up to date with what’s happening through out the coming weeks! Good luck to our year 11 students who will be sitting their exams! Did we forget to mention the house championship? The final race is on to claim the title! Can Fiennes take it once again?