Thursday, 6 November 2014

Football Success

On Tuesday 4th November the school took part in the district round of the ESFA Danone Cup.
Our girls team of Tarne, Sarah, Alex, Holly, Jeniffer, Ava, Amy, Chloe and Ruby were in a league with Friskney and Woodhall Spa. As there were only 3 teams in their competition they had to play each school twice.
In the first game we beat last year's winners Friskney 6 - 0. In our second game we beat Woodhall by a goal to nil. In the rematches we beat Friskney 3 - 0 and Woodhall 5 - 0.
This meant we finished 1st with Friskney 2nd and Woodhall 3rd. 

In the boys' competition we were defending champions and we were up against 4 other schools. 
The team of Archie, Alfie, Ben H, Declan, Harley, Ben P, Freddie, Ethan and Louis began with a game against Alford. We got off to a good start with a 2 - 0 win. Our second game was against Seathorne. The match ended in a 1 - 1 draw. 
Our third match was a 1 - 0 win against Burgh. 
We knew a win in our last game would give us the title and put us through to the county finals with the girls. In a very end to end match we ran out 5 - 3 winners against Skegness Junior Academy. 
The final placings in the boys league: 
Richmond 1st
Seathorne 2nd
Alford 3rd
Skegness JA 4th
Burgh 5th

Overall both teams played very well and are both through to the county finals. The girls will be visiting Sleaford on 24th January with the boys visiting on the 31st January. 

Friday, 17 October 2014


On Wednesday 15th of October the school netball team went to Skegness Academy to play netball against three other school teams. This was our first competitive netball action for some time and most of the team had not played in a match before. The other teams taking part were Seathorne, Great Steeping and St Helena's Willoughby. Each team played very well. The scores for our matches were;
Richmond 7 Seathorne 0
Richmond 0 Great Steeping 6
St Helena's 4 Richmond 3

Report by Aron T & Sophia H

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Autumn Term Events

Girls Football
Tuesday 7th October 13:00 – 15:30, Wainfleet Road Skegness
In association with East Lindsey District Council and Skegness Imps FC

Girls Football
Tuesday 4th November 13:00 – 16:30, Skegness Academy 
(District level competition - Winners go through to County level in January)

Boys Football
Tuesday 4th November 13:00 – 16:30, Skegness Academy
(District level competition - Winners go through to County level in January)

Wednesday 12th November 13:00 – 15:00, Butlins (Project Ability)

Boys Indoor Football
Wednesday 19th November 15:30 – 17:30, Skegness Academy

Girls Indoor Football
Wednesday 26th November 16:00 – 17:30, Skegness Academy

Indoor Rowing
Tuesday 2nd December (13:30-15:30) Skegness Grammar School

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cross Country Success

Wednesday 17th September
A team of 41 children took part in the annual district schools cross country event at Alford Cricket Club, Well.

In the first event of the afternoon the year 3/4 girls race Isabelle got us off to a great start as she led from start to finish to win the race. She was well supported by the rest of the team with Lola (3rd), Scarlet (5th), Maycee Jay (6th), Lexi (7th), Paris (8th), Tia (13th), Kaycee (14th), Cloud (17th), Ella Boo (21st) and Grace (23rd).

In the second race the year 3/4 boys were led home by Billy in 2nd place overall just ahead of Ben in 4th. They were backed up by Dalton (16th), Luke (17th), Finlay (20th), William (21st), Evan (27th) and Cuba (32nd).

The next race was the Y5 girls race where Ava picked up 2nd and Caitlin came 5th.
In the Y5 boys event Freddie was the first of our runners home in 5th with Keelan (6th) and Ethan (7th) close behind. Alfie was next home in 10th with Ben (11th) and Luke (15th).

In the Y6 girls Jeniffer picked up our third second place of the afternoon. Alex produced a strong finish to pick up 4th place with Tarne (7th), Sarah (8th) and Asha (9th). Amy was unfortunately unable to finish.
In the final race, the Y6 Boys, Harley was our first runner home in 5th just ahead of Declan in 6th. Rui (9th) and Rocco (11th) were followed home by Nico (16th) and Lewis (18th) 

When all the individual points were added up it was announced that we had retained the Coastal Partnership Shield for winning team for the 5th year in a row.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Friskney Football Tournament Success

On Saturday 28th June 12 girls and 12 boys represented the school at the Friskney Football Club Tournament for Primary Schools.
Due to a number of injuries and late dropouts  all 4 teams had to manage the whole afternoon without any substitutes.
The girls A and B teams were in the same league together with teams from Seathorne, Halton Holegate, Tower Road, Alford and 2 teams from Friskney. Each team had to play each other with the top 4 going through to the semi-finals. The B team of Alex, Lybi, Summer, Olivia, Melissa and Cydney found the going tough managing 1 win and 2 draws from their 7 games. The A team (Tarne, Holly, Ruby, Jeniffer, Sarah and Amy) hit top form straight away and went through the league stage unbeaten with 6 wins and 1 draw in their 7 games.
Picture courtesy of Tony Jarvis /Merlin Media

The final league table was:
1st Richmond A 19 points
2nd Tower Road 17
3rd Alford 16
4th Friskney A 12
5th Seathorne 7
6th Richmond B 5
7th Halton Holegate 3
8th Friskney B 1
In the semi-finals our girls beat Alford 3 - 0 to go through to a final against Tower Road who had defeated Friskney in their semi-final.
In the final it was the team from Tower Road, Boston who took the lead when the referee awarded them a penalty. It looked for a long time as if it was going to be the only goal of the game but with time running out Richmond won a corner. Everyone was sent forward including goalkeeper Tarne and the pressure paid off as one of their defenders panicked and handled the ball giving us our own penalty. Sarah calmly slotted the penalty away to level the scores. Not content with settling for extra time the girls went forward again and forced another corner. This time there was a huge scramble in the penalty area which ended with Holly stabbing the ball into the net. Seconds later the final whistle went and the girls were able to celebrate their win.
With all 6 girls in the A team being in Year 5 and 5 of the 6 in the B team also being Year 5's it is looking good for a very strong season next year.
In the boys competition the A team (Kieran, Bradley, George, Jamie, Charlie and Declan) won all five of their group games without conceding a goal to safely book their place in the semi-finals as group winners.
1st Richmond A 15 points
2nd Hawthorn Tree 10
3rd St Thomas 9
4th Burgh A 5
5th Old Leake B 2
6th Alford 1
The B team (Archie, Owen, Billy, Aiden, Harley and Rocco) had to play each of their 4 opponents twice. They won 5 and drew 2 of their games. Their only defeat was in the first game against Burgh but this was made up for by a 3-0 win in the second meeting which guaranteed a semi-final spot.
1st Richmond B 17 points
Picture courtesy of Tony Jarvis /Merlin Media
2nd Burgh 15
3rd= Wainfleet 11
3rd= Seathorne 11
5th Old Leake B 0
As group winners the A and B teams avoided each other in the semi-finals. The B team finally ran out of steam against Hawthorn Tree who had played 3 less games and were knocked out, whilst the A team cruised past Burgh by 3 goals to 0.
In the final the A team kept up their record of not conceding a single goal as they outplayed their opponents Hawthorn Tree to win by 4 goals to 0.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Y4 Tri Golf

Year 4 Trigolf festival at Skegness Academy.
We finished in 3rd place, with a total of 9 teams taking part.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Volleyball Success

Having become District volleyball champions earlier this year, the Year 6 volleyball squad travelled to Cherry Willingham, Lincoln to compete in the County Finals on Tuesday 29th April .The team played 7 matches and only lost one 14-12 to Isaac Newton from Grantham.  As the winner was decided on most points scored this fortunately did not affect the final result. Richmond came first having scored 113 points (16 points clear of the school in second place).

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Summer Term Fixtures

29th April, Volleyball, Y6 teams at Cherry Willingham
29th April, Sports Ability Festival, Skegness Academy, 3 - 5pm
Y6 Hockey League at Skegness Grammar School. 4 - 5.30pm 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June, 12th June
21st May, Y4 Tri Golf
7th May, Hockey Quicksticks at Skegness Grammar School, 2 teams of 6 from Y5/6
12th May Y6 Girls Cricket at Skegness Cricket Club 3 - 5pm
19th May Y6 Mixed Cricket at Skegness Cricket Club 3 - 5pm
3rd June Mini Tennis Y3/4 at Skegness Academy
4th June Y5 Hockey Festival at Skegness Grammar School
7th June Rounders Festival Y6 mixed and Y2 mixed at Skegness Academy
10th June Key Stage 1 Multi Sports Festival at Skegness Academy
18th June Y6 Hockey Festival at Skegness Grammar School
28th June Friskney Football Tournament
1st July Y3/4 Multi Sports Festival 3-5pm at Skegness Academy
3rd July Athletics at Well Cricket Club (Alford) 1-3pm

March Review

This month we have taken part in the following events:

ESFA Midlands Football Tournament (Click here for a report and photos)

Volleyball. 3 teams of 4 children took part in a volleyball competition at Skegness Grammar School on the 19th March. The A team won the competition and will be going forward to represent the area at the level 3 games at Cherry Willingham on the 29th April.

Hockey League. We completed our fixtures in the Y5 Hockey League (Results & report) and ran out as league champions.

Dance festival. On the 19th March 20 children from Y1 & 2 took part in a dance festival at Skegness Academy.

Cricket. 8 children form Y5/6 took part in a coaching session run by Alford Cricket Club at John Spendluffe School, Alford

Girls Football. 20 girls from Y5&6 took part in a football tournament at Wainfleet Road Playing Fields on Thursday 27th March. Unfortunately the weather intervened before the competition could be finished. We will hopefully be completing the event later in the year.

Y5 Hockey League

Final League Table
1st Richmond 30 points
2nd Burgh 28
3rd Friskney 26
4th Spilsby 24
5th Willoughby 8
6th= Seathorne, Wainfleet, Skegness Junior all with 5 points.

The team won all their matches apart from the game against Willoughby (who were later penalised for fielding too many boys in this game).

Sunday, 16 March 2014

ESFA Midland Region Football Competition

On Saturday 15th March the school's football team travelled to Nottingham to represent Lincolnshire in the Midland Region round of the ESFA Danone U11 Cup. 
In our group were;
Signhills Academy representing Humberside
Millway Primary  representing Northamptonshire
Westfield Primary representing Staffordshire
Redhill Primary representing Shropshire
Stivichall Primary representing West Midlands

The other group consisted of teams representing; Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

The first part of the competition was run as a league with games consisting of 2 five minute halves.
Our first game saw us taking on Westfield Primary. This was a very tight game with the only goal going to Westfield following a goalmouth scramble from a corner.
In our second game against Redhill our bad luck continued as we dominated most of the match but were unable to get a goal.  To make matters even worse Redhill managed to score with almost the last kick of the game when an attempted clearance hit one of their players and rebounded to their striker who found himself clean through on goal.
With 2 defeats we were now really under pressure and desperately needed a win in our next game against Signhills if we were to have any chance of staying in the competition. We played well and became the first team in our group to manage more than one goal in a game as we ran out winners by 3 goals to 0.
Our fourth game was against Stivichall. We need a win to keep qualification in our own hands but inspite of lots of pressure we were unable to get the breakthrough and the game ended 0-0.
This meant we had to win our last game and then hope other results went our way. Our opponents Millway were unbeaten so far and knew that a win for them would see them top the group and go into the semi-finals. We played our best football of the day and run out winners by 3 goals to 0, making us the top scorers in our group and joint highest scorers of all the teams.
We then had to watch the last game of the group between Signhills and Stivichall knowing that anything other than a draw would see us eliminated. As time began to run out in the second half the game became very end to end with both teams having chances to win but at the final whistle the score was still 0-0 and we were through to the semi-finals, improving on last years achievements.
As runners up in our group we had to play the winners of the other group - Badgerbrook Primary of Leicestershire. At this stage the games were extended to two seven minute periods. We got off to a slow start and were lucky to avoid going behind early on. Just as it looked like we were beginning to get into the game Badgerbrook took the lead midway through the first half. They then defended very physically and proved to be just too strong for us.
Badgerbrook then went on to defeat Westfield Primary in the final.

More photos - Thanks to Tarne and Ruby
Official Photos

February Review

The girls basketball teams competed at Skegness Academy. The Y5 girls finished in 2nd place.

The athletics team finished in 4th place. We won lots of races but unfortunately our heats contained some of the weaker teams, whilst the other heat had 3 strong teams who pushed each other onto quick times.

On the 25th the Y5 hockey team played their first 3 matches in this year's hockey league at Skegness Grammar School. They beat Seathorne 4 - 0 in their first game before going on to defeat Friskney 7 - 2 and Burgh 3 - 0.

The cross country event on the 27th at Horncastle saw us finish second. Declan J won the Y6 boys race.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Tarne's Match Report

Lincolnshire Schools' Football Association
Under 11 Danone Cup
County Competition Finals 2013-14

On Saturday 25th January 2014, The Richmond School took part in the U11 county Competition in Sleaford. The did very well. Here are the results and what happened.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

February Events

5th: Y5 & Y6 teams taking part in girls basketball at Skegness Academy
6th: 24 KS2 children taking part in a swimming gala at Skegness Embassy Pool
11th: 20 children from Y5 & 6 taking part in a Sportshall Athletics Competition at Skegness Academy.
25th: Y5 hockey team taking part in a hockey league at Skegness Grammar School
27th: 4 boys and 4 girls from each year group (Y3-6) taking part in a Cross Country event at Horncastle

Sunday, 26 January 2014

January Review

Sitting Volleyball
Six children from Y5 took part in an introduction to sitting volleyball session at Skegness Academy (find out more about sitting volleyball)

Six children from Y5 took part in an introduction to basketball session at Skegness Grammar School (England Basketball) (Lincolnshire Basketball)

New Age Kurling
Six children from Y5 took part in an introduction to New Age Kurling session at Butlins
(find out more about kurling) (Kurling in Lincolnshire)

Two teams of 5 boys, one from Y5 and one from Y6, took part in a basketball tournament at Skegness Academy. The Y5 boys finished as runners up.
(England Basketball) (Lincolnshire Basketball)

ESFA Danone Under 11 Schools Cup County Finals Day

Having won the district round of this competition in the Autumn Term the school's football team travelled to Sleaford on Saturday 25th January to defend their County Champion's title.

This year the competition was run as a league with all of the 7 teams playing each other once. Everything went well in the first 4 games as we defeated Navenby 1 – 0, Caistor 3 – 0, Bourne Westfield 1 – 0 and Parish Church 1 – 0. Our 5th game saw us lose 1 – 0 to Boston West who had won all their games up to that point. That result left us needing Boston West to lose one of their last two games. To add further drama, play was suspended just after Boston had kicked off against Navenby due to a thunder storm hitting the area. For a while it looked like the storm was going to cause the event to be abandoned. Fortunately, the storm passed quickly and the teachers voted to complete the competition.

Boston and Navenby restarted their match. Navenby were third in the league at this point and needed a win to keep their hopes of winning the competition alive. At half time the score remained 0 – 0 but with time running out in the second half Navenby got the goal which put them top of the table with 13 points from their 6 games.

With Navenby having completed their fixtures it meant we had to win our final game against St Mary’s and score 3 more goals than Boston did against Parish Church. With the matches taking place at the same time on opposite sides of the field all we could do was concentrate on winning our own game and scoring lots of goals. We pinned St Mary’s into their own half for most of the game and ran out 4 – 0 winners. Meanwhile Boston had been unable to get a breakthrough against Parish Church, making us champions for the second year running.

Full Results
       Pitch 1
         Pitch 2
       Pitch 3
Bourne 1 - 0  Caistor
St. Mary’s 0 - 0  Parish
Richmond 1 - 0 Navenby
Boston 1 - 0  Bourne
Caistor 0 - 3 Richmond
Parish 1 - 1 Navenby
Caistor 0 - 3 Boston
Richmond 1 - 0 Bourne
Navenby 2 - 0  St. Mary’s
Navenby 2 - 0  Bourne
St. Mary’s  0 -3 Boston
Parish 0 - 1 Richmond
St. Mary’s 0 - 1 Caistor
Parish 0 - 1 Bourne
Boston 1 - 0 Richmond
Bourne  1 - 1 St. Mary’s
Navenby 1 - 0 Boston
Caistor 0 -2 Parish
Parish 0 - 0 Boston
Caistor 0 - 2 Navenby
St Mary’s 0 - 4 Richmond

Final Table

Goal difference
Boston West
Bourne Westfield
Parish Church
St. Mary’s

So it is on to Nottingham for the Midland Region Finals on Saturday 15th March.

Squad: Morgan, Hanley, Bradley, George, Charlie, Jamie, Billy, Aiden and Declan