Sports Blog

Autumn 2017

November 2017


Cross Country

What an amazing performance by our cross country team last Friday in our first league run at Great Trethew. Details to follow for our next race after half term.

Football Match

Another great performance against Anthony School. This was an exciting and challenging match, with both sides showing respect and sportsmanship. Well done to the football team.

October 2017

Football Match!

Our first football match of the season against Millbrook was fun and muddy! Although we lost our match, we learnt lots and look forward to our next match. Details to follow shortly. Thank you to the parents who came and cheered Braddock on!


Last night the netball squad had two games against local schools and won them both! The first match we won 5 – 0 and the second 6 – 0. Well done to all the players, we are proud of you all, but particularly Abi H who was awarded overall team player for both games.

Miss Haworth Half Marathon Triumph!

Last weekend Miss Haworth and her running club Bodmin Women’s Running Club travelled up to Cardiff. On the Sunday she completed the Cardiff Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in 2 hours and 31 minutes! I think we all noticed her walking a little funny on Monday but she has recovered well and looking forward to the next one!

Summer 2017

June/July 2017

Oak and Elm Multiskills at Liskeard

On Monday, the sun was shining as Oak Class attended a fun-filled event at Liskeard School. The children had an opportunity to learn how to problem solve and participate in an athletics competition against other local schools. All the children did well, but a special mention must be made to our fantastic year 5/6 girls team, who won first place overall – WELL DONE! On Tuesday Elm Class attended Liskeard School where they completed many different skilled activities. The children had fantastic fun and learnt many new skills. Well done Elm!

Sports Wrap up

This has been another year of growth in sport. The children have participated in a range of festivals and competitions, from netball, hockey, cross-country, swimming galas and athletics to tag-rugby! Braddock School is now a serious contender in our local area and we are a school to beat – well done to all the children who have participated! Our sports premium money has allowed us to buy lots of sporting equipment, including a new purpose built shed to store our equipment, as well as team clothing, so we look professional and smart. It has also funded our swimming and transport to our many festivals and sporting events. We have also employed specialist coaches and teachers to enable the children to learn some really high quality PE, for example, dance, football, bikeability and Plymouth Raiders. Our next development area is to continue with all the above and additionally, enter into gymnastics events, grass cycling and Indoor athletics. We also intend to invest in a range of specialised equipment.

Sports Day

What a wonderful day sports day was! The sun was shining, the children were ready and a wonderful day was had by all. On behalf of the school staff I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support the day. Your cheers and support made for a great atmosphere. Thanks also if you brought a cream tea from the Friends of Braddock – they raised £66 in total. I’d also like to say thank you to all of the staff and Mrs Smith for all of the time and effort that went into organising the events. There will be lots of photos and reports from the day in the newsletter next week.


Well done to all the year 5’s who took part in ‘bikeability’ this week. The instructor was very impressed with the concentration and behaviour of the children. Next week the children will be using all their knowledge and putting this into practise on the roads.

Area Sports

This was a great success with over 20 children taking part in various races. The children received many certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in individual as well as team events. Well done to all the children who took part - we are proud of you all! Thank you also to the parents and staff who came along to support our team.

Multi Skills Sports Festival

Willow Class enjoyed a fun sports-filled afternoon on Monday when they attended a Sports Festival at Liskeard Secondary School. The children enjoyed athletics, cricket as well as a range of problem solving activities.

Wild Tribe

Miss Haworth and Miss Weale attended a Wild Tribe course on Monday to learn how to support children learning in the outdoors. They made fires and learnt how the outside space can be used to create a creative curriculum for the children. They have part 2 on Monday and cannot wait to implement their new skills in school.

May 2017

Swimming Gala

Congratulations to our swimming team who came 2nd in the swimming gala held at the Dragon Centre in Bodmin. We had lots of new children entering this year and took 18 children - this is amazing! Well done to you all


The hockey league has now finished and we are very proud of our hockey team. They have made so much progress from last year. Here they are with their medals

All Stars Cricket

Truro Cricket kindly spent some time talking to the younger children in school about the opportunities available in cricket in their local community. They inspired the children to participate and ‘have a go’.


The children played amazingly this week in their matches against Dobwalls and St Martins. They secured a 2-2 draw against Dobwalls and a 4-0 win against St Martins! Well done to all the children who represented Braddock School; Abi, Riley, Ben, Harry F, Abbie G, Libby and Denzil!

April 2017


What another fantastic performance by our hockey team last night. We are in such a good position in the league and have made amazing progress from last year. Well done to you all! Two more matches left to play.

PE morning

A specialist sports coach visited Braddock School this week and the children had an opportunity to develop their speed, agility and flexibility through indoor athletics. The children and staff learnt lots and had fun! Please can we ask again that all PE kits (see the website for kit lists) are in all week so that the children can join in with these wonderful experiences.


Another fantastic performance from Braddock hockey team last night. They demonstrated great team spirit and determination whilst playing against Menheniot/Trewidland and Hillfort – well done to you all, in particular Abbie G for being voted ‘player of the match’ for both games!