2019 has been an amazing year for England at world cups in a variety of sports. the first world cup of the year was the women’s football world cup in France, which saw England’s Lionesses lose the 3rd place-playoff to finish fourth (the same as the men in 2018). A little later in the year, and England hosted the cricket world cup and for the first time ever, England were winner’s after a thrilling final with New Zealand. On to netball, with England again the hosts of the tournament. England again lost the semi-final but did win the 3rd place play-off to win the bronze medals. The final world cup of the year was the Rugby world cup in Japan. England had beaten Australia and New Zealand on route to the final but lost to South Africa. 2019 has by far been England’s most successful year for world cups, so a huge well done to all teams! They have made us proud and inspired the next generation of sporting talent!
On Saturday the 26th of October, the England rugby team booked their place in the final of the world cup by beat current world champions New Zealand 19-7. Th entire England team were phenomenal as they battled their way past the All Blacks, dominating the scrum and line-outs. England’s Maro Itoje was the stand out performer during Saturday’s semi-final, and we hope that he and the rest of the team can put in one more big performance in this Saturday’s final against South Africa. England’s first world cup final since back to back finals in 2003 and 2007 (winning in 2003).
Year 1 started the year with a team building exercise, attempting to build a pyramid from 5 hula hoops. The structure consists of one hoop laid flat on the ground, 3 hoops standing and resting against each other with the final hoop on the top holding all the others in place. All of the children worked so well together as a team and showed such great determination, continuing until they had finished. Well done year 1!
2019 see’s the fourth winner of the OLSJ Sports Person of the Year Award. Each year a child has been chosen based on their efforts and achievements in PE as well as when competing in competitions and fixtures against other schools. This year, it is such a privilege to announce Anaya as our winner. She has been hugely influential during each PE lesson this year as well as a standout player during a basketball match against another school within the borough. Anaya applies herself completely in every single sport but it is clear that basketball is a huge passion of hers and her talent reflects this. I am sure that in future we will see Anaya competing in the Women’s NBA or representing the Harlem Globetrotters. Well done Anaya, you fully deserve this award and I hope you continue to achieve great things in your new school! Good luck!
Well done to England’s cricket team for winning the world cup final at Lord’s on Sunday 14th July in the most thrilling final in the sports history. New Zealand batted first and after their 50 overs had scored a total of 241 runs. England batted next needing 242 to win the game. With only one ball to goal, England needed 2 runs to win, but only scored 1. The game was over and the scores tied. So what happens next? The match is decided by a ‘Super Over’. Each team get to bat for one more over with the highest score winning the match. England batted first scoring 15 runs from 6 balls, a very difficult score to beat. After 5 balls, New Zealand had scored 14 runs. 1 ball remaining, 2 runs needed to win. New Zealand, in the same position as England at the end of their 50 overs, did exactly the same, scoring 1 run which meant the game was tied again! The result was finally decided by the team that had hit the most boundaries during the entire game, which gave England the win!
Well done England! It is the first time England have won the cricket world cup, but I am sure it wont be the last time 🙂
Have you been watching the women’s football world cup? 4 years ago, England’s Lionesses lost 2-1 to Japan in the semi final, before beating Germany 1-0 after extra time in the third place playoff, winning the bronze medals! This year, England’s Lionesses have battled their way back to the semi-finals again and face the USA who won the tournament 4 years ago. Can England go one step further and reach the final?
Year 5 put their creative skills to the test in designing and building sports arenas using materials that can be found in any classroom. Needless to say, year 5 put in a lot of effort and thoroughly enjoyed the activity. The results were fantastic! Don’t believe me? Check out the pictures and make your own judgments 🙂
On Friday 14th June, four children from year 5 and 6 represented OLSJ in the Tower Hamlets swimming gala. The swimming gala is one of the most well attended competitions in the borough every year, and this year being no different as more school and more individuals had taken part than ever before, making it even harder to win a medal. Even with one of the smallest teams on the day, OLSJ were still represented in two of the finals! With Lukas winning a bronze medal in the backstroke final after winning his qualifying heat comfortably.
Well done to everyone who took part and of course, our champion, Lukas!!!
It was fantastic to see so many children running the daily mile today with their crazy, funky and outrageous hair colours and styles! Thank you to the children who helped collect the donations and thank you to everyone who has made a donation today 🙂