Budding Future Stars
Congratulations to Year 6 pupil Connor Heath who was identified as a potential national swimmer by the Paraolympians we met when we went on the Swimming Heroes Tour to Swansea Swimming Pool in September. He recently passed trials to enter the development programme.
Year 5 pupil Jamie Dean has ambitions to be a professional golfer. He was recently successful in the Wales Junior Mini Masters at the Celtic Manor and has been talent spotted to join the Wales Team. Keep practising Jamie; you can achieve your goal.
This year two of our Year 6 pupils, Leon and Keeley, have been chosen to be the School Bronze Sports Ambassadors. They have a key role in encouraging participation in sport and games throughout the school. Part of there role is to represent our school in meetings with other ambassadors within the county. They have both recently received training in how to be successful within their position and how to help the school achieve. Within their training they were encouraged to develop their leadership and teamwork skills with some activities. Also they were introduced to some new games and warm up activities that they brought back to the school. These games have been used in PE lessons and extracurricular sporting clubs.
The School Football team has recently participated in the URDD football local tournament. It was held in Carmarthen Leisure Centre; the team did very well and were unfortunate to play against some very strong teams on the day. The teams was made up of children from years 4, 5 & 6 so the future is bright for Johnstown Primary school football team.
The School Rugby Union teams recently attended the WRU Rugby Festival, our Year 6 team successfully won all their games and our Year 3/4 team won 2 out of their 3 games. We also have some pupils from Year 6 who are participating in the District training and squad selection process - Good Luck!
This year is very exciting within Johnstown Primary School; due to some fantastic results in sporting competitions in the past 12 months we are proud to announce that the school is planning to purchase new sports kit to match the performances the pupils of Johnstown are achieving in their respective sports. We plan to gain a new football, rugby and netball kit to go alongside the new cricket kit that was purchased at the end of the last academic year. To help us, we are seeking sponsorship from the local community. Smaller donations will be put towards basic kit and larger donations will be used to buy custom made kits, printed with the logos of the sponsors.
20 pupils from year 6 have been trained to become Young Leaders within Johnstown Primary School. They participated in two days training with Mr Jones, in which they enhanced their leadership, communication, teamwork and creative skills. They were shown and lead several amounts of games that could be used on the playground. They are now able to take small groups at lunchtimes and break times on the playground and lead these games and activities themselves. They are brilliant role models for the whole school. Well done!
Our Young Leaders are as follows: Tiger, Jack, Ellie, Phoebe, Frazer, Connor, Sophie, Phoebe, Charisse, Danielle, Alfie, Josh, Amy, Ellie, Kai, Tom, Sam, Isobel, Nicole, Chloe, Kyle and Jack.