Friday, 4 October 2013

A visit to Rodney Parade - Newport Dragons

Kelis Davis said “I thought Sam Parry was excellent! I’m now inspired to be a rugby player. I loved every part of the day.”
Miss Lewis said “It was organised brilliantly. I could enjoy my day without worrying about the children’s behaviour as Mr.James and Mr.Sage had great control. I loved every part of the day! I would recommend the day to all other schools too. I think our children need good role models and local welsh people to inspire them.”
Dylan Prendergast said “Mr.Sage was excellent at the running skills and it was good fun.”
Cory Colling said “I had a great day with Mr James because we learnt a lot and he was really really funny. It made my day.”
Lowri said “Sam Parry said lot of thing like exercise, eat a lot and he got me into rugby. Now I might join myself. I had a great time.”
Tyrhys Lewis said “I loved the stadium and I can’t wait to watch the match! Sam Parry was so cool. Some people say he looked like me!”
Harli Green said “My favourite part of the day was seeing the stadium and how polite every one was who worked there.”
Courtney Edwards said “My favourite part of the day was all of it!”
Ewan Hatherall said “It inspired me re-join rugby and try to be a rugby player.”
Kai Morgan said “I like meeting Sam Parry, he was a good player. My favourite part was when Mr Sage showed us the skills that rugby players do when they train”.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hello and Welcome to the new school year. Firstly I would like to say thank you to all the parents of 'The Hawks' for sending all the children in school uniform. It really does make a difference.

Congratulations to our Head boy and Head girl - Jack Wilson and Libby Hubbard and to out Deputy Heads Tyrhys Lewis and Harli Green.

Yesterday 'The Hawks' were lucky enough to visit the Newport Dragons training ground, Rodney Parade, Newport. There we met 2 rugby players, Dan Way and Sam Parry. We interviewed Sam Parry and found out why he loved rugby. We were taken around the ground, and filled with interesting facts by Phil James, the Dragons Educational officer, who was fantastic and made the day very enjoyable. I've never seen the children so mesmerised (well not since Mr Twaite left!). Mike Sage the Dragons Community manager carried out a skills session with the children and talked to us about the fitness of rugby players. We found out that Sam Parry could bench press over 200kg. That was more than me and Miss Whatley at the same time. Wow.
The children have been given free tickets to watch the Dragons on Friday and we cannot wait! This event was sponsored by Tata Steel.
Anyway here's some pictures from our day.