Year 4 Cricket Success

Year 4 entered Swanage Cricket Club’s Annual school competition determined to bring the trophy back to school for a second time.

Although a little disheartened when they saw the opponents were mainly year 5 and 6 pupils, they battled on and won two of their first three games. This saw them in the final against St Mark’s. We batted first and saw numerous 4s and 6s flying through the boundaries in all directions, reaching an awesome 296 at the end of the innings. Our fielding carried on in a spectacular fashion with many wickets being taken at the stumps. St Mark’s played well but couldn’t reach our total.

Well done to the team for bringing back the trophy!

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Bird Boat Trip

Once again, years 3 & 4 were lucky enough to spend a morning on the bird boat, cruising a very still Poole Harbour. The trip was organized through Birds of Poole Harbour, who pay for everything and provide binoculars and expert guides/birders.

Here is a list of what we saw:

  • kingfisher
  • buzzard
  • cormorant
  • shag
  • shelduck
  • spoonbill
  • little egret
  • great crested grebe
  • red-breasted merganser
  • avocet
  • dunlin
  • golden eye
  • oystercatcher
  • bar-tailed godwit
  • redshank
  • and 2 seals