Plenty of success for Martongate School

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Bridlington Schools Cross

Country Competition

OVER 260 children from schools in the local area took part in the Bridlington Partnership cross country competition.

Martongate Primary School took a squad of 44 children from years three to six, with many of the children experiencing the competition for the first time.

Every runner represented the school well and should be proud of their efforts.

In the year 3/4 boys race Joe Pratley from year three earned a fantastic runners-up spot.

In the girls race Martongate had three runners in the top eight - Olivia Pilling fourth, Lily Voase fifth, and Elisha Walbyoff eighth.

In the year 5/6 competition, runners in the top places go on to represent Bridlington in the East Riding Competition.

Harry Pearson qualified in the boys’ race. Rebekah Pratley (year 5) stormed home in first place in the girls race, and she will be joined by Olivia Kelly, Elizabeth Temple and Emily Asquith, who finished fourth, fifth and sixth.

Bridlington Schools Rugby Competition

TEN teams from seven primary schools in the Bridlington Partnership took part in a tag rugby competition.

Martongate Primary School sent two mixed teams comprising pupils in years five and six.

Martongate One played matches against Burlington, Boynton and Wold Newton A, Hilderthorpe A and Bay Primary.

Martongate Two played matches against Our Lady and St Peter, Boynton and Wold Newton B, Hilderthorpe B and Quay Primary.

Martongate One won all four of their matches gaining a maximum 12 points. Martongate Two won three of their matches and lost against Quay Primary. They won their pool with a total of 10 points.

The winners of each pool go on to represent Bridlington in the East Riding round of the competition.

All the players worked hard, they played with a great deal of enthusiasm and encouraged each other working well as a team.

Some of the children were playing competitive rugby for the very first time.

Squads: Martongate One: Lizzie Temple (captain), Matthew Thomas, Oliver Manson, Diane Jones, Kieran Jordan, Riley Jemison, Frankie Gascoigne, Reece Smithson, Harry Pearson

Martongate Two: Ben Hindson (captain), Miller Haynes-Thomas, Jack Longbottom, Cameron Wilson, Jamie Winn, Niki Muru King, Jack Green, Emily Asquith, Carmen Tindall.

Bridlington School Sports

Partnership Football Tournament

MARTONGATE were placed in a group with Burlington and Quay Primary Schools.

The first match to be played was Martongate v Burlington. This was a close match decided by a well converted penalty by William Webb.

The second match was Martongate v Quay. This again was a close game and yet again decided by a Webb penalty, but only after the Martongate goalkeeper Bailey Chapman saved a Quay penalty.

By winning their group Martongate qualified to play Bay Primary School in the final. Martongate pushed and pushed to find the breakthrough but the game ended up 0-0.

This meant a penalty shoot out to determine the winners. The three Martongate penalty takers, Webb, Cameron Wilson and Sam Flowerdew all scored against Quay, who only scored one penalty.

A NEW system for the assessment of schools’ sport has been launched this year.

Following a review of Martongate’s sports provision and successes, it has been awarded the Gold Kitemark.

Deputy headteacher Di Levitt said: “Out of all the thousands of schools across the UK, only 70 have been awarded gold. I believe that we are the only primary school in the East Riding.

“This is a real achievement and is reward for the hard work of the teachers, teaching assistants, coaches, children and parents.”