Jul 3, 2017 - included a whole host of age ranges and sports from orienteering, mountain ..... National South Asian Dance .... from London, were England B.


Midsummer Supper Run You are all winners …


Temi Mustapha ... 100m runner

Inspirational Speaker

Charlotte Hartley

Sports Day Celebrity Guest

Leah Barrow 800m England & GB Runner ...

Welcome to the third edition of the LGGS Sports Newsletter. This academic year has been jam packed with sporting highlights and it is an absolute pleasure to reflect on the achievements, big and small, that have been accomplished throughout our 2016-2017 journey. Our girls have shown strength in victory and defeat, found friendship, joy and laughter in a huge array of different sporting opportunities and have created fantastic memories of school sport to take into the future. Our LGGS world may only be small on that hill, but our girls have represented their Form, House and School with ambition, pride and spirit. Wider world: listen up, because our LGGS girls may be small, but they are mighty and we come together to roar: ‘LGGS Girls Can’. This term, British weather has been as erratic as Andy Murray’s tennis season, but spirits in lessons haven’t been dampened. All girls in Key Stage 3 have been working tirelessly to achieve athletics records and battled hard against gale force winds on the tennis

courts. More grass has been taken into the changing rooms than remains on the field itself and we have lost count of how many rounders balls we have misplaced in the hedge - the girls are getting too good at slogging that ball! The Midsummer Supper Run saw a whopping 270 entries and Phoebe Hayashi, Year 9, flew past the finish line in a blink of an eye as fastest LGGS female. Sports Day and Sports Presentation have been a fantastic finish to a superb LGGS sporting year. Sport at LGGS is constantly growing and now seems the perfect opportunity to summarise our sporting highlights: Over the past year there have been 20 different sports regularly on offer as an extra-curricular club. There have been over 110 school fixtures with the largest number of girls competing at one fixture being the Year 7 Netball v Ripley, with over 70 girls representing the school. Over 600 girls in years 7 to 11 have represented their House in one or more of the 10 different Inter-house competitions.

It is the first time we have run a high profile Inter-house dance competition. This was a huge success with over 24 group acts entering at all age ranges. The spin off from this was a Dance Showcase evening which included dance styles from all over the world. Another first - over 100 Year 7 girls have represented a sports team during the year. All 105 Year 10 Sports Leaders passed their qualification with flying colours. LGGS have dominated sport in the district, claiming the district champions title in the following competitions: Year 7 Netball, Year 8 A Netball, Year 8 B Netball, U16 Cricket, U13 Touch Rugby, U13 Football, Year 8 Swimming, Year 9 Swimming, Year 10 Swimming, Year 9 Rounders, Year 10 Rounders and KS3 Skiing. To all girls; thank you for inspiring us. To our LGGS parents; thank you for supporting your girls in their sporting journey. Until next time…

Miss Sharples and the PE Department


Reach for the stars … LGGS Sports Award for attendance The PE Department launched an award scheme earlier this year to recognise and reward individuals for attending extra-curricular sports clubs ... Please see below how successful the scheme has been so far this year in encouraging commitment to sport so well done girls you are all amazing! BRONZE 30 clubs SILVER 60 clubs GOLD 90 clubs At the end of the year pupils will receive a badge for their PE hoodie based on how many clubs they have attended during the year. YEAR 7 BRONZE AWARD Olivia Aberra Nabihah Absar Lauren Airey Niamh Callan Aru Chavali Maisie Coates Salewa Fadahunsi Tilda Gebhardt Shailee Ghodke Louisa Glen Anna Eastham Laura Feruzi Daisy Hodges Lucy Hayashi

Grace Ip Scarlett Harper Jasmine Kelvin-Wyatt Mahek Hussain Olivia Hanson Zoe Naylor Lily O’Sullivan Esme Parker Anna Putland Arunima Panikkar Karishma Parmar Aleesha Peck Meri Nayar Poppy Sugden Nancye Roberts Anna Roch YEAR 7 SILVER AWARD Fay Bird Frances Archer Kate Broadbent Eve Clements Caitlin Currie Iliana Fragkiadaki Abi Fisher Amity Jones Olivia Harwood Rozalind Pollard Erica Pollard Katie Wilson Tilly Russell YEAR 7 GOLD AWARD Genevieve Holchaks Kirsty Maher Katie Little Eleanor Helm Jessica Loxam

YEAR 8 BRONZE AWARD Annie Alty Mia Anderton Mya Bragg Mavis Bryan Olivia Bowker Harriet Fraser-Gray Lucy Harrison Alice Hunt Muneebah Ingar Rachel Mokete Connie Race Mia Read YEAR 8 SILVER AWARD Eleanor Halhead Evie Hutchins YEAR 9 BRONZE AWARD Aimee Hodgson Suzanna Anscombe Emma Broadbent Eleanor Rowe YEAR 9 SILVER AWARD Lydia Allan YEAR 10 BRONZE Ishwa Ganesaraja Sarah Guo Jo Hargreaves Abbie Edmondson Katherine Kazakina-Tisdall Lydia McMeeking Meg Nelson Nimisha Noby Eve Quainton Holly Salter

YEAR 10 SILVER Rosie Logue Nicole Pickles Alice Dillon Lucy Dowson Imogen Graham

PE Star Award Mrs Russell has awarded her PE star to Varsha Venkataraghavan in 10M for her commitment to Rounder’s Club, and the excellent attitude she has displayed as Year 10 Rounder’s captain. Miss Sharples has awarded her PE star to Annie Alty in 8J for her positive, enthusiastic attitude in all lessons and her commitment to always try and improve. Miss Wolstenholme has awarded her PE star to Shailee Ghodke in 7.2 for her commitment to improve in lessons and extra-curricular clubs.

LGGS SPORTS Athletics Jo Hargreaves, Aimee Hodgson, Katherine Kazakina-Tisdall, Temi Mustapha, Eleanor Rowe, Holly Satterly, Holly Walsh and Malena Willison-Pirie

Cricket 22.05.17 U13 and U15 District Cricket U13 beat Carnforth 102 to 65 in the opening match meaning they went through to the Final against Morecambe. Unfortunately, they lost in the Final to MCHS by 6 runs and 2 overs meaning they came U13 Runners-up. POM: Aimee Wilkinson POM: Tilly Simpson.

04.05.17 Athletics Year 7-10 Girls Area Match Year 7 3rd Year 8 2nd Year 9 1st Year 10 3rd Winners in their events were: Year 7 1500m Triple Jump Discus

Kirsty Maher Tilly Russell Eve Carroll

Year 8 300m

Izzy Kerfoot

Year 9 Hurdles Hannah Gallacher 100m, Shot Putt and Triple Jump Temi Mustapha 1500m Sasha Oldham

Year 10 Hurdles, Long Jump and Triple Jump Imogen Graham Javelin Katherine K-T 200 and 300m Jo Hargreaves 13.06.17 ESAA Athletics Track and Field Cup The Inter Girls Year 9 and 10 teams went through to the North West Regional ESAA Track and Field Cup, B Final at Stanley park. The girls competed fantastically and a huge shout out must go to Aimee Hodgson who stepped in for two events as a reserve on the day. The team came 3rd overall, a huge achievement. Well done to Lydia Allan, Hannah Eaton, Imogen Graham,

U13 Team: Mavis Bryan, Evie Hutchins, Abi Richards, Tilly Simpson, Ann Thomas, Rosie Thompson, Aimee Wilkinson (Captain) and Emily Wilson.

LGGS SPORTS The U15 team won both of their matches against Heysham and Carnforth to be crowned District Champions. U15 Team: Chai Badhwar, Lucy Bain, Issy Brand, Aimee Hodgson, Katy Lindsay, Amy Townley, Varsha Venkataraghavan and Holly Walsh. 16.06.17 U15 County Cricket Competition at Longridge v Ormskirk Loss 60-29 v King David’s Loss 45-36 v Urmston Grammar Loss 75-40 v Alder Loss 57-48 Team: Chai Badhwar, Lucy Bain, Issy Brand, Aimee Hodgson, Laura Simpson, Amy Townley, Varsha Venkataraghavan and Holly Walsh.

Golf Morecambe Golf Club ran eight coaching taster sessions for over 80 girls and they have teamed with LGGS to offer free Junior Golf lessons this summer: To book tel: 01524 415596.

Dance 25.05.17 The LGGS Dance Showcase The performances celebrated our girls' passion and talent for dance and during the evening the audience experienced a wide variety of dance styles including Lyrical and Classical Indian. We were very pleased that such a wide variety of year groups had chosen to compete and we were so impressed with the quality of all the performances which were an inspiration to us all. A huge thanks must go to Shaphina Bennett Shaw for providing the entertainment on arrival. Victoria Jeffreys and Nina Martin organised the event and throughout the year have led the LGGS Dance Teams so an enormous thank you from everyone at LGGS. Finally, Year 10 students: Kiera Ricmond, Sophie Rowland and Eve Quainton, who all performed fantastically on the night, have also had a huge part to play in developing dance at LGGS by running the Year 7 Junior Dance since September. We will look forward to 2017-2018 performances ...

LGGS SPORTS Rounders 17.05.17 LGGS v Morecambe High (Away) Year 7 A: Lost 6 ½ to 7 POM: Eleanor Helm Year 7 B: Lost 10 to 12½ POM: Caitlin Currie Year 8 A: Won 12½ to 5 POM: Josephine Hunter-Smith Year 8 B: Won 15 - 10½ POM: Evie Hutchins

18.05.17 LGGS v Heysham (Home) Year 7: Lost 6 ½ - 8 POM: Daisy Hodges Year 8: Won 13½ - 10½ POM: Mia Bose-Miller

04.07.17 Rounders and Tag Rugby at Lancashire Youth Games After qualifying as District Champions, both the Year 9 Rounders and the Year 7/8Touch Rugby Teams were selected to represent Lancaster in the Lancashire Youth Games at Stanley Park. The day included a whole host of age ranges and sports from orienteering, mountain biking to golf. The day started off in Olympic festival style with an opening ceremony. Both teams then went on to compete against other Districts all over Lancashire. The Rounders team won their first match convincingly 5 - ½ against Blackpool and the team looked strong. Unfortunately due to the horrendous weather the Rounders tournament had to be cancelled and the girls spent the rest of the day cheering on LRGS in handball and athletics. The Touch Rugby team won three games and lost three games, finishing 7th out of 14 Districts. A fantastic achievement.

24.05.17 LGGS v Ripley St. Thomas Year 9 won 15½ -11½ POM: Grace Vause Year 10 lost 18½ - 11 POM: Katy Lindsay 14.06.17 LGGS v Ripley St. Thomas Year 7A won 141/2-111/2 POM: Genevieve Holchaks Year 7B Lost 17-9 POM: Abi Richards Year 8A Won 10-7 POM: Mia Anderton Year 8B Drew 101/2 -101/2 POM: Ellen Lucas 22.06.17 LGGS v Kirkham Grammar Junior School Rounders Year 7 A team lost 12 - 11 POM Caitlin Currie Year 7 B team won 11.5 - 7 POM: Olivia Hanson Year 7 C team won 21.5 -13 POM: Eve Clement

03.07.17 Year 9 and 10 District Rounder's Tournament Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the tournament. Both teams were crowned district champions. It all came down to the last games against Ripley in which both Year 9 and 10 won by half a rounder. The scores were as follows: Year 9 v Morecambe v Heysham v Ripley B v Carnforth v Ripley A

Won 8.5 -2 Won 7.5 -1 Won 8 -5.5 Won 5.5 -2.5 won 4-3.5

Year 10 v Heysham Won 7 -4 v Morecambe Won 4.5 -2.5 v Ripley St Thomas won 4.5 -4 Year 8 District Rounders The Year 8 B team beat Morecambe 7-3 and Ripley 9-6 to win the B Team tournament, making them champions. The Year 8 A team beat Heysham 4 – 1, Morecambe 5.5-1, Carnforth 7.5-1, and lost to Ripley 6-4, leaving them runners up.



Year 7 District Rounders The Year 7 B team beat Morecambe (11 ½ - 10) to win the B team tournament. The Year 7 A team beat Heysham (9 ½ - 3), Ripley (4-3), Morecambe (7 ½ - 4 ½) and Central (7 ½ - 3 ½) to become District Rounder’s Champions.

Rowing 9M and their Form Tutor, Frau Dower, have rowed the

Rugby 20.06.17 U13 Touch Rugby District Schools Competition 1st in the District going through to the School Games Competition 4th July. Results on the day: v Heysham Draw 0-0 v Morecambe 2 Won 2-0 (Olivia Hanson and Kirsty Maher scoring the tries) v Carnforth 1 Draw 0-0 v Carnforth 2 Won 1-0


Olivia Hanson scoring the try) v Morecambe 1 Won 1-0 (Olivia Harwood scoring the try)

Swimming English Channel there and back, during lunchtimes in the Fitness Suite. The total distance covered by all the girls was 78000 metres which is 2600m each. They have raised nearly £400 for their chosen charity, Cancer Research. Madi Thompson, the fastest rower, in a time of 12minutes and 1 second Their total time was 7 hours 28 minutes and 15 seconds.

24.05.17 District Swimming Gala A selection of Year 7, 8, 9, and 10 girls represented Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School in the annual Inter Schools Swimming Gala at Salt Ayre. This year we introduced the non-club swimmers gala as well, which enabled pupils to represent their school even though they were not and have never been competitive club swimmers. Other schools that took part were Morecambe High School, Ripley St. Thomas, Heysham High School, Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Carnforth. It was an exciting event with records broken and pupils with a wide range of ability representing their school to score points. Overall, Team 1 from Year 7 finished second missing out to Ripley by four points, Year 7 Team 2 finished third and the Years 8, 9 and

LGGS SPORTS 10 teams were crowned champions. The non-club swimmers, made up of Year 7 and 8 pupils finished joint first with Carnforth, and the other year 7/8 team finished 4th. Huge congratulations to all the girls who represented LGGS, you were all fantastic!

Tennis 17.06.17 Tennis v AKS at LGGS Congratulations and well done to all of the girls who represented LGGS in Tennis. Year 7 Caitlin Currie and Eleanor Helm Kate Armer and Katie Little Rozalind Pollard and Erica Pollard Khushi Parikh, Kairavi Kumar and Shailee Ghodke Year 8 Rachel Mokete and Raya McGeer Lucy Harrison and Amelia Anderson Connie Race, Isobel Pringle and Freddie Samuelson Year 9 Neve Mattinson and Aakanksha Tripathi

Lissy Smith and Lydia Allan Hannah Eaton and Pippa Clarke Year 10 Abigail Hughes-Wilkie and Ishwa Ganesaraja Nicole Pickles and

Laura Simpson Alice Ball and Jess Ashcroft. Year 7 and 8 Team Narrowly lost


Year 9 and 10 Team Drew 48-48


All money raised from the event will go straight back into PE at LGGS … all LGGS students are winners!

£2,500 This years’ LGGS Midsummer Supper Run was a huge success with 270 runners, over 100 more entries than last year! A huge congratulations goes to all the people that ran on the night and also a huge thanks to everyone who helped with the organisation of the event. A new record was reached … the event raised a whopping £2,500, an astonishing figure, which will go straight back into PE at LGGS.

1st Female: Phoebe Hayashi LGGS Year 9

1st Teacher: Mr Flory LGGS

1st: Phoebe Hayashi and Lauren Airey

2nd: Imogen Carter

3rd: Alice Hunt

Junior Girls: 1st: Kiera Richmond

2nd: Suzanna Anscombe

3rd: Anna Putland

Best fancy dress:

Ellen Howells and Pal Parikh

Full results: > Sports News > Supper Run Results

Inter House

A fierce battle of the Houses … Tennis … Rounders … Swimmers! July 2017 Year 7 Rounders A 1st Rendsburg 2nd Aalborg 3rd Perpignan 4th Lublin Rounders B 1st Aalborg 2nd Lublin 3rd Rendsburg 4th Perpignan Tennis 1st Aalborg 2nd Rendsburg 3rd Perpignan 4th Lublin Year 10 Rounders 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tennis 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Rendsburg Lublin Perpignan Aalborg Perpignan Rendsburg Aalborg Lublin

26.06.17 Inter-house Swimming Well done to all Year 7/8 girls who took part in Inter House swimming. There was some very close races, with only one point

between the top two houses The results are as follows:

4th 3rd 2nd 1st

Rendsburg 22 points Lublin 29 points Aalborg 35 points Perpignan 36 points

The winning team consisted of Imogen Barker, Eleanor Halhead, Lucy Harrison, Evie Hutchins and Annabel Kaley. A huge congratulations!

The first Inter-house in September will be Hockey and Cross country.

Inter Schools Athletics Inter Schools Athletics Competition The Inter-Schools Athletics competition is the big District Schools competition that rounds off the Athletics Season. This year our Year 8 and 10 teams came 1st Overall and the Year 9 team came 2nd place. 16 girls were crowned District champions, 7 girls came 2nd and 3 were awarded a bronze medal. Congratulations for all your hard work in representing the school. Year 10 District Champions 100m Sophie Rowland 300m Jo Hargreaves 800m Anna Harrison 1500m Kiera Richmond Long Jump Imogen Graham Triple Jump Malita Mbewe Javelin Katherine Kazakina-Tisdall Year 9 District Champions 100m Temi Mustapha 300m Eleanor Rowe (Broke the district record - 45.1. Triple Jump Malena Willison- Pirie Year 8 District Champions 100m Hattie Fraser-Gray 300m Izzy Kerfoot 800m Alice Hunt Long Jump Mia Read High Jump Sarah Patterson Javelin Mia Anderton

Year 10 2nd Place Discus High Jump Year 9 2nd Place 800m 1500m High Jump Shot Putt Year 8 2nd Place Discus

Holly Walsh Josie Howells

Holly Satterly Sasha Oldham Hannah Gallacher Grace Vause

Alvita Rodrigues

Triple Jump Hurdles

Lauren Usher Tess Belshire

Year 10 3rd Place Hurdles

Laura Gresty

Year 9 3rd Place Javelin

Erin Meehan

Year 8 3rd Place 200m

Sophie Barrett

Year 7-9 Athletics In Year 7 - 9 Athletics lessons all girls practice Track and Field events and write down their Personal Best on their Standards Cards. At the end of the unit all the distances and times are converted to points and tallied up to compete for the standards cup. YEAR 8 FORM Total Points 1st 2nd 3rd

7.1 750 Frances Archer 59

7.2 512 Laura Feruzi 32

7.3 576 Kirsty Maher 48

7.4 513 Erica Pollard 47

7.5 525 Beth Winston 33

Eve Carroll 49

Shailee Ghodke 30

Genevieve Holchaks 36

Katherine Lucas 28

Anna Roch 28

Hannah Austin 34 Polly Baxter 34 Livvie Benson 34

Abi Fisher 30

Mahek Hussain 36

Tilly Middlehurst 27

Tilly Russell 27



1st Emily Bodenham 49



Alice Hunt 54

Hattie Fraser-Gray 50

Josephine Hunter-Smith 44



Izzy Kerfoot 48

Sarah Patterson 40

Grace Lloyd 38



Lauren Usher 50

Mia Read 47

Eleni Troughton 36

2nd Lydia Allan 28

3rd Megan Beaumont 25



2nd Arwen Burgess 49

3rd Mavis Bryan 44



1st Hannah Eaton 29



Hannah Gallacher 29

Aimee Hodgson 25 Amber Fearnley 25



Eleanor Rowe 96

Molly Oliver 64



Malena Willison-Pirie 53

Grace Vause 45 Hanna Varughese 45



Temi Mustapha 47

This year, the highest total goes to Eleanor Rowe who blew away her opposition with 96points (see below) ...


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Individual successes It is a pleasure to record and celebrate so many fantastic sporting achievements by our students. If we have missed you out, apologies but please let us know and we will include your news in next term’s newsletter. Or Please send your out of school sporting successes to the PE staff so that we can share and celebrate your achievements with the school community

Acrobatics Easter Half Term Belgium International Acrobatic Competition Saskia Rudge Thompson 12-18 Womens - 7th position. Nalini Ram-Prasad 12-18 Womens - 12th Lucy Ip, Hannah Gallacher and Grace Ip in the 11 to 16 - 25th Other countries represented were Belgium, Israel, America City of Lancaster Club.

800m Javelin Discus

Alice Hunt 6th Katherine Kazakina Tisdall 8th Holly Walsh 1st

Junior Girls: Long Jump Mia Read 800m Alice Hunt 100m Temi Mustapha 200m Eleanor Rowe

6th 1st 4th

Inter Girls: 1500m Eleanor Ward 3rd Discus Holly Walsh 1st Long Jump Imogen Graham 3rd 300m Jo Hargreaves 5th (PB) Javelin Katherine Kazakina Tisdall 8th

Cricket July 2017 Katy Lindsay, Year 10, has been selected to represent the county of Cumbria in cricket. Katy plays regular games for the U16 and U17 age group as well as the Senior Women’s team. She will be travelling on tour to Malvern in the summer with the U16 team to compete against other Counties.

Athletics 10.06.17 Lancashire Schools Athletics at Stanley Park LGGS Girls were chosen to represent Lancaster in the Lancashire Schools Athletics Competition at Stanley Park, Blackpool. 200m Eleanor Rowe 4th 1500m Eleanor Ward 300m Jo Hargreaves 5th Long Jump Imogen Graham 3rd 100m Temi Mustapha 1st

Cycling Megan Howarth, Year 9, Competed in the North West Youth Team.

Dance 28.05.17 Happy Feet Theatre School, performed at The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. Laura Hacking and Katie Greenwood danced at The Grand Theatre with Pasha from Strictly Come Dancing.

They performed a Modern and Hiphop dance routine. 15.07.2017 NAVADAL 2017: 11 - 16 soloists Rithika Ravishankar, Year 10, has been chosen as one of six soloists to perform in the finals of National South Asian Dance Competition (NAVADAL 2017) at Birmingham Hippodrome. Performing Dhanasri Thillana, choreographed by her teacher Abhinandana Kodanda. Rithika was introduced to the divine art of Kuchipudi at the age of seven. Thillana is a fastpaced, vibrant dance which highlights the Nritta (fast rhythmic footwork and hand gestures) and elements of Abhinaya, the expression of emotions.

Lucy Dowson and Laura Gresty, Year 10, had a Dance Masterclass with AJ from Strictly Come Dancing. Karishma Parekh, Year 8, performed in the Swati Dance Company’s ‘Half of Me’ at the Duke’s Theatre.

Dressage Chloe Lane, Year 8, competed in BRYDS North West Dressage Competition Team which came 7th.

Outside LGGS Football 25.05.17 Lancaster Giants Girls U14s won the Burnley and North Valley League Cup- The squad involving Katie Green, Lucy Bain, Gracie Gerrard, Erin Meehan and Amelia Anderson, all LGGS girls got to the final and beat Blackburn and Darwin 3-1. The team are looking to do a league double if results go well! Lancaster Giants always welcome new players and run U14, U12 & U10 girls only teams.

the highest dynamic score out of the whole group. Tess Belshire finished 4th in the Grade 4 Women’s pair. Poppy Sugden, Year 7, recently travelled to Malta for an International Gymnastics competition and did very well as she competed against girls who were following the Olympic pathway. Poppy competed using

Aimee Hodgson, Year 9, signed for Blackburn Rovers U16 Football Team and came 2nd in the whole of the UK with the Lancashire Schools FA girls football team.

Gymnastics 16.05.17 NDP finals (National Development Plan) Saskia Rudge-Thompson and Tess Belshire, Year 8, competed in the International Development Plan (IDP) Women’s Group - in a trio against 10 other groups from the UK and finished 3rd place with

new moves which she had not previously trialed in competition. Hannah Gallacher, Year 9, travelled to Portugal and Belgium, competing Nationally in Gymnastics

Horse Logging 19-20.05.2017 I travelled to Stroud in Gloucestershire with my two Dales horses to compete in the Horse Logging British Championships. Here I entered the Fell and Extract, and the Obstacle course, these consisted of using the horses to pull out timber effectively whilst overcoming added challenges. There were many different styles of logging, and it was great to see such a diverse range of horses, from Shires horses to Fell Ponies. I was nervous competing with the adults as they have been working their horses for years and years, but I was then awarded British Reserve Champion (2nd) with my dad becoming British Champion, and I was over the moon. Saskia Read, Year 12.

Netball Connie Race competed in a Netball tournament.

Rock Climbing Ginny Watson, Year 8, has passed her Level 3 Rock Climbing Award.

Outside LGGS Sailing Isobel Pringle, Year ?, secured 1st Place in a Junior Sailing Tournament.

Ski Freddie Samuelson and Tilly Simpson, Year ?, have passed their Ski Trip Level 4 Award with a Merit.

Swimming 10.06.17 Rachel Mockete, Year 8, completed the half mile Great North Swim in Lake Windermere to raise money for the Charity Sentebale. The Charity helps Children in Lesotho, Southern Africa, who are affected by HIV and AIDS. The charity was set up several years ago by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Prince Harry. My wave was the first of the day at 9.30am, when it was already pouring down with rain! The water temperature was 15.5 degrees, but it could have been so much colder. Despite

the awful weather conditions the atmosphere was really good, with all swimming abilities taking part. The swim was really tiring but fun and I will definitely do it again. U=I came 56th in my wave and my time was 17 minutes 32 seconds. All together I raised over £400, therefore, thank you to everyone who sponsored me! 25.06.17 Emily Wilson, Year 8, was selected to swim in the 200m butterfly for the North Lancashire team. The North Lancs competed against Cumbria, North Midlands, Manchester & District, and Liverpool & District. Emily was the only swimmer from Lancaster Swimming Club to be selected. She got a personal best time of 3.03.76. It is a major achievement to get selected, let alone perform so well.

Table Tennis 23.06.17 Megan and Alice Dillon Megan and I travelled from Liverpool airport with some of our England team to arrive in Jersey

at about 3pm where we met the other half of our England team that flew from Gatwick. We checked into the hotel and then straight to the venue where my first round took place at 7:45pm. Me and my partner Federica , from London, were England B and we first had to play England A, to whom we lost 5-0 but the score doesn't really represent how close the games were. We then had to play Ireland A where we narrowly lost 3-2 which in the end, was the difference between a Silver or Bronze medal. We finished playing about 10pm then went back to the hotel for showers and we were all tired from the day of travelling and tough matches. Up at 6:40on Saturday, and first round of matches at 9am. Federica and I beat Guernsey 5-0, beat Wales 5-0 and finally beat Scotland 4-1, which meant we had secured a Bronze medal in the under 16 Girls’ Team event. We finished playing at about 5pm so went back to the hotel to get freshened up and then came back to the venue for about 7pm to watch some of the close Boys Semifinals and Finals. We cheered

Outside LGGS played so well, I met so many wonderful new friends that I have never had the chance to speak to before and it will be an experience I will never forget. Alice Dillon, Year 10.

Tennis Abigail Hughes-Wilkie, Year 10, was asked to join Lancaster Women's Tennis League team and to play for Bowerham. Abigail had success in matches against Slyne and Heversham.

Yoga Rosie Stephenson: Didn't give up on doing yoga for 2 weeks in a row team England on and matches finished at about 10.30pm. One highlight of my trip was eating KFC at 11:45pm in the lobby of my hotel with about 30 people from all corners of England and just having a good time! We went to bed about 12:30am and then rose at 6:40 am the following day for a day of individuals which started at 10:45am. I beat a Welsh girl 3-1 and an Irish girl 3-0, in my group, which meant I played Jennie Yang from Scotland who I beat 3-0. I was now facing my team mate, Bhavika Mistry, from England and I unfortunately lost 3-0 but it meant I had come away from my first Senior Schools International with a Bronze medal in the singles. I was so happy! We left the venue at about 4 pm and flew from Jersey back to Liverpool at about 6pm. I would have to say this was the favourite weekend of table tennis that I have ever competed in and not only was it amazing to have

Tetrathlon 13-14.05.17 Royal Windsor Tetrathlon Sasha Oldham, Year 9, competed in a team of 3 which represented the North of England at the Royal Windsor Tetrathlon which consists of swimming, running and shooting on the Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday.


Temi Mustapha … this term’s Sports Profile Representing Lancashire in the U15 & U17 Inter-counties Track and Field event

This season I have participated in a lot of athletics in and out of school. The events I like the most are the 100m and hammer throw. The main competitions I have been selected for this season were the inter-counties, in which I came third with a time of 12.95. Soon I will be participating in the athletics youth games. As well as the competitions I do outside of school, I also enjoy school athletics competitions. The school competitions are a more friendly competition which makes it more fun. This season I initially had a PB of 13.4. I later achieved a PB of 13.1 at the Blackpool Winter Warmup. A couple of weeks after, I went to the Youth Development League (YDL) where I achieved a new PB of 12.7. Athletics is my favourite hobby and I am very passionate about it. In the future, I aspire to be a professional athlete one day Temi Mustapha was selected to represent Lancashire in the U15 & U17 Inter-counties Track and Field events. Lancashire was 2nd overall out of 8 counties.

Temi was put in the B string of the U15G 100m event and she came 3rd with a time of 12.95. However, the B race was faster than the A race as the winner of the A race had a time of 12.98. So according to Margaret Crompton, it's the results of the B race that would be used for the points for the team. She was also the anchor leg in the U15G 4 x 100 relay team coming 3rd out of the 8 counties. Temi has competed (and still would continue to do so) in several events representing Lancaster & Morecambe AC at indoor sports hall events earlier on in the year becoming the U15G athlete of the match in the first event. She was then selected to represent Lancashire in the regional indoor sports hall finals. Temi also competes for the club in the ongoing Youth Development League in the 100m, Hammer, Discuss and 4 X 100m events the last match of the league

going to take place on the 15th of July. She has also competed for the club in the Mid-Lancs league in 100m, Hammer Discuss and shot events getting the club record for U15G in the shot with a distance of 8.73 meters gaining Grade 4 standard under the Amateur Athletic Association. Her favourite event though is the 100m and she competes in this discipline at all her events. She won at the Lancashire Schools in this event with a time of 13 secs unfortunately not meeting the 12.8 secs required for English School qualification. However, her personal best this season in the very first Youth Development League event was a time of 12.7 secs gaining Grade 1 standard under the Amateur Athletic Association. This has given her a ranking of 34th in the country but she is determined to beat her PB by the end of the season and thus further improving her ranking.

‘Temi’s favourite event is the 1oom and she competes in this discipline at all events .’

Sports Day 2017 Tuesday 18th July 2017 … Final Results

We were joined by 800m England & GB Runner, Leah Barrow pictured right - who was very impressed by the dedication and achievements of our students. Leah said ‘It is the best Sports Day I have been to as it was so much fun.’ Leah congratulated all the girls on their performances and support of each other. FINAL RESULTS SPORTS DAY 2017

Individual Jumping, Throwing and Running cup

Year 7 Junior Standards Cup

The jumping cup goes to Imogen Graham of Perpignan with a long jump of 5.00m.

3rd to 7.5 with 525 points 2nd to 7.3 with 576 points 1st to 7.1 with 750 points Year 8 and 9 Inter Standards Cup 3rd to Aalborg with 1297 points 2nd to Lublin with 1358 points 1st to Rendsburg with 1373 points

The running cup goes to Hannah Gallacher of Perpignan for a time of 14.48 seconds in the hurdles, and Lauren Airey of Perpignan for a time of 5.33mins in the 1500m.

Individual Standards Cup- This is the highest individual total out of all girls in Year 7-10

3rd to Frances Archer with 59 points 2nd to Molly Oliver with 64 points 1st to Eleanor Rowe with 96 points

A very big thank you to Mr Russell (Mrs Russell’s dad) for donating the stunning podium to LGGS PE Department. The girls thought it was amazing and we will all appreciate it for many years to come.


Sports Day 2017 The throwing shield goes to Temi Mustapha of Rendsburg for a Shot Putt throw of 8.95cm The Athletics Trophies are awarded to winning Junior and Inter Sports Days teams, and the results, in reverse order, as follows:JUNIOR (Years 7/8) 4th Lublin 286 points 3rd Perpignan286 points 2nd Rendsburg 341 points 1st Aalborg 345 points INTER (Years 9/10) 4th Lublin 280 points 3rd Aalborg 286 points 2nd Perpignan 321 points 1st Rendsburg 325 points New school records Imogen Graham in Long Jump with a jump of 5.00m Temi Mustapha in Triple Jump with a jump of 10.16m Izzy Kerfoot in 300m in a time of 54.85 secs


Sports Presentation Evening


Wednesday 19th July 2017

A special night to celebrate exceptional achievements, talent and sporting commitment during 2016-2017

Thank you to or guest speaker Charlotte Hartley of Youth Sports Trust, for her amazing motivational speech which was appreciated by pupils, staff and parents alike. We hope you enjoyed the evening which is our way to thank you for everything you do and also to reward you for your amazing sporting achievements.

Have an amazing summer holiday and bring back lots of sports news ...

England U18 and U21 … England Senior B team … Gold in the KT Cup in Korea for the England Senior Team … youngest members selected to represent England at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games … represented Great Britain

in the Sydney Youth Olympics where her team won Gold.

What next... Yoga …

is coming to LGGS ... physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India … which we believe will benefit all our students.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our a new member of staff within the PE Department ... Miss Chloe Shafford, will be our PE Apprentice, starting in September, and she will be helping us deliver lessons and support students on their learning journey!


Sports Day 2017 … An incredible day !

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