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Annual Speech Day

On Tuesday 11th July we held our annual Speech Day. This is the end of year celebration when Gosfield School showcased and reflected on all the achievements our pupils have made over the year and how the school has developed.

We are delighted that our numbers continue to grow and that our young people are flourishing in their academic studies, extra curricular activities and personal development. It is now a year since we opened our nursery, which is doing very well, and at the top end of the school, we have introduced new A Level subjects: Psychology and Sociology.

It is hard to pick out highlights from the year, but in Dr Sarah Welch’s speech she mentions excellent sporting achievements, our athletes having won five medals at the national Independent Schools Association competition held recently at Alexander Stadium, and our Year 7 and 8 girls having won the plate competition at the ISA national football tournament in the Autumn. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Cut Hedge Trophy cross country competition which we host in November. Outdoor learning is something we value highly, and all of our pupils from Reception to Year 9 now take part in Forest School sessions. Many of our pupils go on to join the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and our candidates have successfully completed their bronze and silver awards this year. Our pupils have spearheaded charity fundraising this year, having decided via the Pupil Parliament which local, national and international causes they wanted to support. Some are heading off to Kenya this summer to undertake charity in a rural community. In addition, we have recently, along with forty other ISA schools, pledged to raise funds to set up the first school in the remote community of Pong Tek in Cambodia.

Our Guest of Honour this year was Julie Robinson, General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council. Dr Welch has been working alongside Julie on the ISC Board over the past two years.

Our Chairman of the Board of Governors, Peter Sakal also delivered an inspiring speech about the developments of the school that have taken place over the last 12 months as well as future plans.

To view the Principal’s Address and the Guest of Honour’s Address, please see the below links for downloadable versions.

Speech Day 2017, Principal's Address
 
Speech Day 2017, Guest of Honour's Address
 

ISA National Athletics 2017

 

ISA National Athletics 2017

The pupils all did absolutely amazing and should all be very proud of their achievements. This year’s standard of competition was incredibly high.

Results as follows:

  • Joely Dunn - 6th in the relay
  • Scarlett Williams - 6th in the 1500m
  • Maddie Greenwood - 4th in the hurdles and 4th in the high jump
  • Esther Wilkins - 5th in the high jump and Silver in the discus
  • Madison McCrory - Silver in the high jump
  • Zac Mathews - Bronze in the 80m
  • Leisha Hunt - 4th in the relay, Silver in the 200m and National Champion winning Gold in the Long Jump – jumping an impressive 5.25 metres just 4cm’s behind the National record

Gosfield are so proud of all of you!

Y9&10 Rounders - Gosfield 12 1/2 New Eccles 13 1/2

Tuesday 13th JUNE

Well done to all Year 9 and 10 girls who played a friendly rounders match against New Eccles school. It was a action packed fun afternoon thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was lovely to see everyone involved. A great way to end the rounders season. The final score was 13 ½ rounders to New Eccles and 12 ½ rounders to Gosfield.

Y9&10 Rounders - Finborough 21 Gosfield 11

Tuesday 23rd May

Well done to all Year 9 and 10 girls who played rounders against Finborough. The girls played a very strong team and the score at the end of the first innings was 5 ½ rounders to Gosfield and 10 ½ rounders to Finborough. The girls remained determined and grew in confidence across the innings fielding more strongly preventing a number of full rounders being scored. The final score was 11 rounders to Gosfield and 21 rounders to Finborough. Well done to everyone who played great team effort.

Y7&8 Rounders - Stoke College 8 Gosfield 10 1/2

Thursday 18th May

Well done to Year 7 and 8 girls who played their first rounders match against Stoke College. The girls started the match fielding: their confidence grew throughout the first innings and ended 4 rounders to Gosfield and 3 ½ rounders to Stoke. Stoke started the second innings strongly playing a tactical game. Stoke ended their second innings scoring an impressive 8 rounders, giving Gosfield a target of 4 ½ rounders to win. Gosfield displayed their competitive spirit and showed super determination and hit some fab shots away from the fielders scoring an impressive 6 ½ rounders. The match ended with Stoke on 8 rounders and Gosfield winning the game with a total of 10 ½. A special mention has to go to Roxy and Libby for scoring several rounders with some big hits!

Annual Speech Day

11/07/2017
On Tuesday 11th July we held our annual Speech Day. This is the end of year celebration when Gosfield...

ISA National Athletics 2017

19/06/2017
  The pupils all did absolutely amazing and should all be very proud of their achievements. This year’s standard of...

Y9&10 Rounders - Gosfield 12 1/2 New Eccles 13 1/2

13/06/2017
Tuesday 13th JUNE Well done to all Year 9 and 10 girls who played a friendly rounders match against New...