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Girls cricket at Pudsey St Lawrence - 24th June

We had a great day at the girls cricket event at Pudsey St Lawrence. The morning was full of coaching drills where we got to practise our fielding, batting and throwing. In the afternoon, we got to play in a competition against 4 other teams. In our first, we started fantastically well with our batting and each of the team scoring at least one boundary. We scored 282 without losing any wickets which saw us winners. In our second, another accomplished batting display from our openers saw a quick start, hitting multiple 6s and 4s. The fielding was the best it had been all day, with some fantastic run-outs from Ruby, stopping the opposing team scoring - we won this game scoring 254 runs. In our third, some mix-ups in communication saw us lose plenty of wickets (each results in -5 on the score), and some tired running. We lost our third game scoring 221 to their 232. Our fourth game in a row saw an excellent opening partnership from Ruby and Ellie hitting about 30 on our first overs. We won our final game scoring 240 runs. Winning 3 out of 4 was a fantastic achievement and the girls played with great attitudes and spirit. 

As a bonus, we got to meet Yorkshire Diamonds and ex-England cricket player Beth Langston who came and spoke with us, cheered us on and gave us some coaching tips. 

Year 5 and 6 Olympic Event- John Charles Center- 14th June

Last Monday we were able to take 20 year 5 and 6 to John Charles Center for the Olympic event. It was so great to be out and competing against other school for the first time in over a year! The children loved the event and put 100% effort into it. We competed in everything from long jump to relay races. Lots of the children did very well and although we didn't place, we reached our goal of competing and having fun. Well done everyone that took part!

Year 6 Hockey- University of Leeds playing fields- Friday 13th March

Year 5 and 6 Netball- Dixon's Academy- Thursday 12th March

Year 5 and 6 Football- Dixon's Academy- Thursday 5th March

On Thursday we took another football team to Dixon's academy. We drew 3 games and won 1 game. The children all played fantastically well and team work and communication was great. We had great goals from Archie, William and Mason. Well done everyone!

Year 4 football- Dixon's Academy- Thursday 27th February

On Thursday we had the opportunity to take a team of 6 to Dixon's for football. We played 4 games. The first game against against Lawns park, we won 2-1 with two goals form Kolan. In the second game we lost 2-3 against Greenhill with a great goal from Ruben and one from Kolan again. We came back strong with 5-0 win against Armley featuring an amazing goal from our keeper, Charlie. Lastly, we played St Barts who defeated us 5-2. Fantastic sportsmanship was a theme throughout with some great teamwork too. Well done to Ruben, Kolan, Kaesen, Coby, Finley and Charlie. 

Cross country finals - Temple Newsam - Wednesday 5th February

Before Christmas, we went to some cross country qualifiers. We had 3 boys and the year 3 girls team qualify for the Leeds Cross Country finals. It was a very cold afternoon but the children did fantastically to run in such horrendous conditions. It was really good to see some family attend to cheer the children on too. Well done everyone!

Panathlon event- 22nd January

This week 7 children from Years 4 & 5 represented Cobden at a Panathlon event at Pudsey Leisure Centre.  

They took part in timed events such as Basketball, Curling, Skittles and lots of other fun games. 

Lots of fun was had and the children were a huge credit to the school. They displayed great teamwork and lots of enthusiasm, which proved successful as they won both relay races!!  

Well done everyone. 

Mrs Hunter and Mrs Kirby 

Girls football tournament- Monday 13th January

On Monday we had the opportunity to take the girls football team to a tournament, run by Leeds United, at Football world. We had three matches at the group stage. Unfortunately we lost our first two 0-4 and 0-5. After changing our formation the girls came back with a 7-0 win. We had some fantastic teamwork and skill from all of them with some great goals from Trixii (2), Jasmine (2) and Laci (3). Well played girls!

Girls football match vs Ryecroft - Thursday 17th October

Great friendly game of football against Ryecroft this afternoon where the girls grew in to the game as the time went on. Trixii scored 4 and Jasmine scored 2 in a 6-3 win for Cobden. Well done girls!

Cross country at Farnley - Thursday 26th September

41 children went to take part in cross country at Farnley Academy today. There were outstanding performances from all the runners for getting round in tricky conditions - especially the muddy hill which was more like a travelator! Gracie came second in the Y3 girls race, winning a silver medal. We had a wide range of places with some finishing in the top 10 and 20 out of groups of forty runner. Well done everyone!

What a day! We were all so excited and ready to go for our first ever colour run! Everyone who took part did so with such enthusiasm and it was a great way to see the week (and summer by the looks of it!) out with a sea of colour. 


We raised a whopping £1407.20 in sponsorship so thank you all for your fantastic support!

Cluster football - Thursday 19th September

Our first tournament of the year was held here at Cobden today. We started with a close game against St Barts, losing 1-0 to a great goal from the opposition. Our second game, against Lower Wortley, saw them score some quick goals to take an early lead before going 4-0 up. A great cross from our attack saw a consolation goal clawed back to a final score of 4-1. Our final game, against Lawnspark, saw a close game end with a 2-0 win for us. Great effort from everyone!

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