Welcome to St. Bartholomew's Sports page.
Here you will be able to view results, pictures and upcoming events.
This year we have joined the Dacorum schools sports partnership in order to offer our children the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports. They also have the opportunity to compete against many other schools, some very different to our own. We feel that as a small village school it is important to give the children opportunities to work with children from other parts of Hertfordshire.
Well done to everyone who represented the school in the cross-country at Tring School. Every single child should be proud of themselves. When they weren't running they did a great job of cheering on their team (and their friends from other schools).
The Golden Mile
We are delighted to announce that our school will be participating in a new exercise initiative called The Golden Mile. The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health initiative aiming to inspire and encourage the school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, raising money and school competition.
Every pupil can choose to run, jog, or simply walk and chat to their friends whilst travelling around the Golden Mile track either during school hours, as part of a break time activity or as an after school club.
We’ve challenged the pupils to complete a total of 50 golden miles by the end of the year.
Certificates for 10 Miles (Bronze), 25 Miles (Silver) and 50 Miles (Gold) are awarded to children as they progress.
“The Golden Mile represents an excellent opportunity for primary school children of all abilities to get fit and be active. The project is simple, effective and accessible to all schools, children and parents. It really is an innovative and interesting project that will be embraced by both children and schools.” The Golden Mile Ambassador, Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE
Individuals can monitor their distances online at school, and are able to print graphs and compare progress with previous weeks, months or even years!
This is a fantastically simple scheme, which has many endorsements by university studies, teachers, parents and pupils themselves! (www.golden-mile.org)
The Premier League Schools Tournament
St Bartholomew's took part in this year's Premier League Schools Tournament at Westfield School in Watford. The tournament winner will progress to the next stage, hosted at Goodison Park (Everton FC home ground) to represent Watford FC.
I was so incredibly proud of what the children accomplished as a team, showing a fantastic positive attitude throughout.
After a strong start in the group stages, St Bart's found themselves top of the group 6, after victories against Little Redding's and St Paul's. The 3rd match saw St Bart's only dropped points in the group, with a loss against Eversley School. The 'Greens' finished the group strongly, with a 2-1 win against Abbots Langley.
The first knockout round saw St Bart's face Laurence Haines School. The match went to penalties, which St Bart's won in dramatic fashion, with all St Bart's penalty takers scoring.
The quarter finals pitted the mighty St Bart's against old foes Eversley again, and the children were looking to improve on the loss during the group stages. Again the match went to penalties, which St Bart's eventually won, sending the 'Greens' into the semi finals!
After a hard fought semi final match, Cranborne School managed to get a last minute winner to progress in a tight and competitive match, that could have gone either way.
The 8 children that took part in the event, exceeded expectations, competing against and defeating much bigger schools in what was a very happy and proud moment for me as Head of PE and Sport at St Bartholomew's. The children proved that they are capable of a great deal and without each other, I am sure that they would not have gone as far.
This was a great opportunity for the children who shared a unique experience that few other children will have the chance to do. Thank you to the parents who supported and shared in the children's success. There is always disappointment when you get this far and don't quite win the whole thing - the children dealt with this in a mature and positive way. I was very glad to be part of something that I am sure the children will remember for years to come.