At Hillstone Primary school we believe that a child, who is physically active, is a happier child. The early years of a child's life builds the paving blocks to fundamental skills for future activity, developing agility, balance, coordination and sport specific skills. Sport and Physical Education promotes health and exercise and means our children will be more likely to be active adults. Not only does sport have physical benefits but it also develops their social attributes, improving their confidence, teamwork and communication skills. Sport helps to install a 'growth mind set' in children, helping them to deal with failure and mistakes and to understand that these are needed to improve and should be celebrated. Sport gives children a practical way of experiencing this.
Major Summer Success!!!!!
All Birmingham Athletics
On Wednesday 11th July 28 of our children took part in one of the oldest and prestigious sports events in Birmingham. The All Birmingham Athletics took place at Tipton Athletics Stadium, a fantastic venue to showcase some of the best primary athletics Birmingham has to offer. In previous years, it has been deemed a major success to get any athlete on the podium in gold, silver or bronze, due to the standard of the participants taking part in the event. After the event being postponed the last couple of years our children were chomping at the bit to really showcase their talent. This year we had some brilliant achievements. Our U11's boys relay team finished in 1st place. This was the first time in our history we have won a relay event at the All Birmingham Athletics. Our U12's boys relay team finished in 2nd place picking up silver. Our U12's girls relay team did brilliantly finishing in 3rd place picking up bronze. Our U11's girls relay team also did superbly finishing in 2nd place. A special mention goes to Maryam Hadi in 2N who was a vital part of this U11's relay team. This success was mirrored in the sprints in which Markie Meade picked up bronze for the U11's boys. Fabian Graham won silver for the U12's boys and Yumna Afridi picked up silver for the U12's girls. We also had major success in the field events. We had Elizabeth Amune picking up gold in the long jump for the girls. Kian Rolph finished in 3rd place in the same event for the boys. Josh Jeffries picked up gold for the shot put, with Callum Busby and Jessica Brown picking up silver for their throwing events. Bailey Burkett also did amazingly well picking up silver for the boys cricket ball throw.
Overall we were named in second place for the field events, the first time in our history. Combined both track and field we finished second overall in whole of Birmingham. What an amazing day we had and what a tremendous achievement for our children. Well done to our athletics team of 2018.
School Summer Games Finals
On Friday 13th July we had six teams represent the ninestiles partnership in the Summer Games Finals. In itself this is an amazing achievement to event win our local events to qualify for this incredible event. Our handball team did superbly. After losing their first 2 matches by one goal our children showed great resilience to come back and win the next four on the trot. We just missed out on playing for a medal and finished 5th overall in the whole of Birmingham. Our Boccia team did brilliantly and got themselves a bronze medal. Our Kurling team went one better and won silver - 2nd place in the whole of Birmingham! We had two tri golf teams in the finals, yr 3 & 4 team and a year 5 & 6 team. Both teams just missed out on the gold, finishing in 2nd place picking up silver medals. The major success of the day was our year 3 & 4 athletics team in which 10 of our children competed against the best of the best. They were up against 33 other schools who won their local qualifiers. Our children, against all the odds, and for the first time in history, won the event. They finished in 1st place bringing the gold back to Hillstone Primary School. The children who made up our team were ; Izaac Ben Farhat 3K, Kai 3K, Hollie Louise Blakeman 4D, Rylie Walker 4D, Jahkadi 4D, Moziah Tapper 4D, Adnaan Hadi 4B, Ella Caldicott 4B, Millie Wade 4D. A special mention goes to Maryam Hadi in 2N who again part of tournament in which she was more than likely the youngest participant there. Not only did she compete, she was a vital part of the best year 3 & 4 super 4s athletics team in Birmingham. Well done to all of our children. What a brilliant summer we've had with their hard work really coming to fruition.