Our A team meet Pottermus

t-1512-cadssaA0124th November 2015

After a tough Autumn schedule, William Amory have been victorious in taking the CADSSA A league football shield.

Of the 12 matches played the boys let in only two goals to make this the highest recorded score of any school in the league’s history.

Well done team.

World War I Commemoration

2nd & 3rd August 2014

The children have been working on the stories of Albert and Gwen – a fictitious married couple who lived during the war.  We explored their lives through their letters to each other and we worked very hard to understand the sacrifice that they both made.

This was part of a community effort that involved visitors coming into school to talk about the war, other schools coming into school to learn more and all the schools in the area working with the Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook Historical Society to commemorate the start of the great war.

Please note that our work will be on display in time for the commemoration on the 2nd and 3rd August 2014 (in the Methodist Church) and will be available to viewing every Monday during the summer holidays.

Please read Bertie’s letters to Gwen here (big file)

Please read Gwen’s letters to Bertie here

Please read the telegrams and call up papers here.

 

Cross Country Victory

15th October 2013..

The girls come out victorious.

CADSSA Cross Country took place again today and was won by our girls.  The first two places went to William Amory as well as the overall victory for the round. The boys did not fair quite as well but bear in mind they were Year 4 and one Year 5 against excellent schools’ Year 6. I think the boys team is one to watch for next year and especially the year after.

Unfortunately we look unlikely to win the championship this year as half our girls will be away on a school trip for the next round. But I feel we can consider it a moral victory!

Please excuse the fact that the picture is from our event at Northwood – there were too many children from other schools for us to publish our photgraphs on the web.

Rugby – What a Result

12th October 2013…..The William Amory wins tournament.

Memories of last years CADSSA tournament were flooding back, quite literally. The torrential downpours and freezing winds we played through in May looked likely to repeat themselves as we looked out of the window this morning. But luckily the rain eased off and we were able to play on the dry, if windy, Longton Rugby Clubs all weather surface.

This time against the Blythe Bridge School Sports Association, our first match against Meir Heath was a draw. Happily after that we were able to each team to reach the semifinal.

Finding ourselves against Meir Heath again, we were able to get the upper hand. In a thrilling match we eventually struck victorious to win the cup.

Well done to the team. Regretfully Mr Wilken was not able to attend but thanks to Miss Carson for coaching the team and to Mr Edwards of Blythe High for organising such a brilliant event.

This picture is from a previous event. As soon as we get a picture of the team with the cup we shall post it.

 

 

Athletics Tournaments

July 2013. The William Amory take part in not one but two tournaments.

We are very pleased to be part of two school sports associations – CADSSA and BBDSA as this means we get twice the sporting opportunities to most schools.

CADSSA put on it’s usual tournament at the Northwood stadium on the 8th of July. With over 10 schools represented and something like 200 children, the event went brilliantly as it always does. Mr Martin’s (previous headteacher of The William Amory) voice over the tannoy brought back fond memories for many of our pupils – but not too fond we hope!
Our girls, once again, came a very creditable fourth (we won last year – no pressure then girls) with the boys not quite being able to match their success.
We had some individual winners including the distance, shot put, long jump and 100m.

…But then, three days later we took part in the Blythe Bridge tournament at the High School.
I’m pleased to announce that our team did exceptionally well with everyone getting a place in the top three in each of the events and many of the team coming home with golds.
The tournament didn’t have any awards for the outright winning school but we felt confident that it would have been ours for the taking.

Well done girls and boys.

Sports Day

21st June 2013

The William Amory finally managed to get a sports day after quite a few attempts over the last two years. And in the end, the weather was just perfect for the occasion.

The four houses competed neck and neck throughout the afternoon and in the end first and second place were just a few points apart, with third and fourth also fighting each other for bronze.

However, in the end Topaz won the overall cup so a particular well done to them although every child deserves a pat on the back.

And not just children…parents as well. There have been complaints of stiff legs from one or two parents but well done to all of those who took part.