We had the opportunity to participate in the Armley/Farnley Olympic Event. It was great fun and everyone did fantastically. KS1 had some circuits to do in the middle of the track and Cobden came first in lots of those.
The field events were tricky, especially the triple jump. We had some success there though, Maya and Hardy both came first in the long jump. We did really well in some of the track events too. Our year 3/4 relay did well and came 3rd. We also had the 5/6 relay, where Hardy, Maya, Gracie and got us into 3rd place. We also had good performances form Dana and Jackson who came 1st in the shuttle race.
Overall we came 4th. Well done to everyone to came. You did us proud.
We had the opportunity to compete in an orienteering activity. It was great fun and a really hot day. It was tricky to find some the posts but in the end we did really well and came 11th with a time of 27mins 57secs. Well done Gracie, Bello, Ben and Grace.
We had the opportunity to compete in some netball games. We had been doing this as part of our PE curriculum so we were excited to show off what we had learnt. We drew our first game as St Barts had some really tall players that kept blocking our shots. We won the next game 1-0 against Armley Park with a great goal from Jerry. Our last game against Castelton was so close but they managed a last minute goal to beat us. We came third overall. Everyone played fantastically. We passed quickly and Maya's defending was second to none. Well done everyone.
We went to a dodgeball tournament at Dixon's Academy. We had to have 4 children and 4 staff. It was so much fun. We won our first game, drew our second and won our third. That took us through to the semi-finals. We played against Castleton and drew so had to re-play the game. Unfortunately, we lost in that game but came third overall. The children were fantastic! They worked so hard and were so determined. Well done everyone!
We had the chance to participate in a girls football tournament at Goals in Kirkstall. There were 20 schools there in total.
We had group stages first. In our first game we won 2-0 with 2 lovely counter-attacks from Gracie. In the second game we won 3-0 with another 2 from Gracie and a beautiful shot from Dana. The third game was difficult and the team were starting to tire. We had a 0-0 draw but some lovely saves from Amelia and strong defence from Maya. This left us top of our group and we went through the quarter finals.
We drew our quarter final 1-1 , with a goal form Taiye, so it went straight to penalties. This was nerve-wracking but the girls dealt well with it. We both got the first one in then the keepers saved both of the second penalties. It was down to the last penalty. Dana scored for us and Amelia saved theirs! We went through to the semi-final. By this point the cold and tiredness had got to us and unfortunately we conceded early on. The girls' heads dropped and we conceded another 3. However, we still came third out of 20 schools. Everyone played fantastically from Elishia's and Maya's daring tackles, to Taiye's pace in defence, to Princess' determination in midfield. Well done to Gracie, Dana and Taiye on your goals.
Teamwork, determination and enthusiasm shone through and they did themselves and Cobden proud.
House captains 2022 - 2023
St Barts cup- Girls Football 22nd June
We had the chance to enter the St Bart's cup, competing against 41 other schools from Leeds. It was such a hot day and the girls played amazingly. We didn't get much opportunity to practise as a team so the girls did fantastically well. We had 6 qualifiers of which we lost 3, drew 2 and won 1. We had some amazing goals from Dana and Gracie. Also a special mention to Amelia who's safe hands saved us a few times. Soma was solid in defence and made it difficult for their attackers to break through. Maya was so quick and was picking up on any loose balls from the other teams. Casey-Leigh and Princess also helped in various positions and had some great passing. Well done Girls!
We've been lucky with the weather for days at the cricket this year! Another beautiful day and the girls have been superb in the heat. We started with some skills practise in batting, fielding and bowling before playing 2 games. The first game the girls won 90 - 58. The second game was where the girls let their wrists go, smashing home boundary after boundary. We won the final game scoring 146 runs to the opponents 36. A great morning.
We got the opportunity to go to Sports Hall Athletics at John Charles Centre. There were so many events for track and field. We worked really hard and were able to get second place in our group. We had some amazing runners and everyone did really well. We came first in some of our relay races and in the boys javelin.
What a beautiful day for cricket! We attended a tournament at New Farnley CC with a team of nine year 6s. With a new format, following the lead from the 100, overs were 5 balls and it was a hitting frenzy. The team played some incredibly difficult bowlers who obviously play for clubs but were incredibly resilient and played well together. After a few losses, some being incredibly close with two going down to the last ball, heads went down but they picked them back up again and played with great spirit and a sense of fun. Overall we won 3 and lost 4 of the 7 played but we all had a great day in the sun.
Game 1 - Lost 47 - 66
Game 2 - Lost 77 - 81
Game 3 - Won 82 - 59
Game 4 - Lost 65 - 57
Game 5 - Lost 62 - 67
Game 6 - Won 89 - 82
Game 7 - Won 77 - 52
Football at Holy Family January
We had the chance to take some year 6 to Holy Family for a football tournament. The boys did absolutely fantastically and were only beaten by one goal in one game. Well done boys!
We were able to compete against two other schools in a tag rugby competition. Although we hadn't done much rugby at all, the children were fantastic. They showed agility, skill, determination and great teamwork. We drew one game and won our other game. Great work by all there with a special mention for Colby, Ruben and Kaesen for scoring tries.
Ten Pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl- 14th October
We were invited to take part in an inclusive event at Hollywood bowl. We had a fantastic time especially considering some children had never bowled before. We even got a medal at the end. Well don everybody that took part.