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Cross Country – Beacon Hill School – Monday 25th March 2019

 I took part in a cross country tournament with 20 other students.  We had to run 1.7 miles.  Silloth Primary School’s first race was the Year 3s - they all did well and a few of them got 2nd and 3rd place.  Next was the Year 5s, I personally thought they all did very well.  Moving on to Year 6, this was the race that I was in but unfortunately I did not finish due to my leg injury.  But luckily, Sam and Nicole came 2nd.  It was an all-round good day.

Jake, Year 6

 I had a very great day at cross country.  I came 6th in the Year 5 race and it was really tiring when you finished.  It was really fun with my friends who were very good at it.  Jack came 3rd and the Year 5 race and everybody was cheering for everyone else.  Lots of people were cheering for me.

Layton, Year 5

 I thought it was good because it was fun, it got your body moving and it was good exercise.  It was fun because people that like sprinting can have a good time.  At the tournament we were against other schools.

Jack, Year 5

 I enjoyed cross country because when I got halfway, I started getting really tired but I started pushing myself.  I also enjoyed watching other people run.  We were there for two hours.

Milly, Year 5

 I liked doing cross country because it was different and fun.  I didn’t win but didn’t lose!  I still found it fun and enjoyable.  I wanted to take part in this activity because it sounded exciting!

Jessica, Year 5

 I really enjoyed the tournament but I didn’t like the bit where I got really tired!  I mostly enjoyed it though.  The best part was when we got called out to run down a huge lane but first I was frightened.

Lexie, Year 3

 It was my first time going to a sports competition and I came 9th.  I was very proud of myself because I ran a very long way and I tried my best.  I’d love to do another competition in Year 4.

Sophie, Year 3

 I really enjoyed it and it was lots of fun.  I came 3rd in my race.  I enjoyed being with my friends.

Bridget, Year 3

 On Monday, I went to cross country and I ran with 30 people.  Near the end I dashed quickly.

Kieran, Year 3

 My favourite part was taking part as it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s the taking part that counts.  I had lots of fun and I enjoyed being with my friends.

Joe, Year 3

 Cross country was really fun!  I was very nervous but I came 2nd.  My friends did really well too.

Freya, Year 3

 Cross country was good.  I was tired but it was fun.

David, Year 3

Tennis competition – Silloth Tennis Courts – Monday 18th March 2019

I really enjoyed the tennis tournament even though our team lost, it was still fun.  Our team played really well together and we all tried our best.  All of the other teams tried their best as well and came either first or second place.

Sophie, Year 4

I went to a tennis tournament and we were against West Newton who were hard to beat but we tried!  I really enjoyed it because it was really fun.  My team, Silloth B, came 2nd!  Sophie and I played a match and she won but the scores were 9 to me and 10 to Sophie.  Even though West Newton won, we played well.  Silloth A came 3rd.  Eight of us went and there were 4 of West Newton.  The match was in Silloth at the tennis courts.

Hannah, Year 4

Rugby competition – Aspatria Rugby Club – Monday 1st October 2018

 In the rugby tournament, I scored a try.  I had fun because we worked as a team.  We did well because we won lots of games.  I would definitely go again because I like sport and I like working as a team.

Nathan, Year 4

 I liked the rugby because I scored a few tries and helped the team out a lot.  I enjoyed it because it was really active and competitive.  It also used a lot of teamwork.

Oliver, Year 5

 I enjoyed the tag rugby because we had to learn how to work together in a team.  It was fun as we got to play against other teams.  We did well because we won a few matches.  I would love to do it next year as it was so much fun.

Libby, Year 5

 I enjoyed the rugby match because I am good at sport.  I think we worked as a team and that’s what matters.  Even though we lost, I loved it so much!  The best part was when we got 1 nil.  On the bus on the way back, we got sweets!

Millie, Year 4

 I liked rugby because you have to be quite fast to be good at it and to score points for your team.  Matthew and I scored one point for our team each but so did the other team so that game was a tie.  I enjoyed meeting some of the people because they were very kind to our team.  The year 5s and 6s played really well in the games they played.  Sadly, we lost all the other games for our team but at least we tried our hardest.

Cole, Year 4

I enjoyed tag rugby because it tests your skill of dodging and catching.  I think we played well as a team and it was a nice day to play it on.  We got to meet new people and see how good they were.  Some teams were really good, some teams beat us by a lot of points.

Max, Year 4                   

I had fun because I tried out a new sport and I also got to meet new people.  I scored two points but they didn’t count because I needed to hold the ball onto the ground instead of just putting it on the ground.  The best thing I liked was just having fun, being able to run around and meet new people.  I challenged myself by trying to get two points and I did.

Matthew, Year 4

Cross Country Competition 5th February 2018 at Beacon Hill

 We had fun going to Beacon Hill school and competing against other schools.  When we were running we found it difficult to keep up with the others because it was really muddy!  Eventually we caught up and made it to the end.  The best part was that we had FUN! Even though not many people from our school came 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, we still enjoyed it.

Olivia and Jessica, Year 4

 During the cross country tournament, I had to run one mile and I got very muddy!  I enjoyed it because I had to run very fast if I wanted to win!  I didn’t win but I tried my hardest.

Libby, Year 4

 We set off at ten past twelve and got there about quarter to one.  I didn’t enjoy this tournament because we had to run up a steep hill, it was muddy and we had to run one mile!  Jackson in year six was the quickest boy and he got a trophy.

Keira, Year 4

I enjoyed cross country because I tried my best.  It was my first time doing a competition.  Even when I ran out of breath I didn’t give up no matter what.  Then I saw my friend and asked if she was ok.  She replied she’d ran out of breath and look how much further it was.  Mrs Hillhouse gave us biscuits and a sweet. It was fun.

Lillie-Mae, Year 3

 I enjoyed it and I didn’t enjoy it.  I enjoyed it because we had fun but I didn’t enjoy it because I was wet and that went through my shoes.  We got very muddy and wet especially our shoes, they were soaking wet and muddy.  It was funny because Shannon’s shoe fell off but she put it back on and ran again.  It was hard work but I did it!  I was trying my hardest, we did three quarters of a mile.

Evie, Year 3

I liked it at the cross country because we got to run three quarters of a mile.  There were nearly 100 people from other schools.  It was fun but tiring because I got out of breath.  It was the best trip ever!  The SpongeBob best day ever song inspired me to run and I never gave up.  When the cross country was over the people who came first got a prize. The prizes were jelly babies, a medal, a success letter and a tiny trophy. When we got on the bus mrs Hillhouse gave out some Haribos.  It was the best day ever!

Lucas, Year 3

Yesterday was great, I never thought I would be chosen for cross country.  It was such a surprise when I saw what the letter was for!  But for some reason I got scared.  When we were on the way I told Lucas that I’d stay with him.  I ran down the side of a field and went through a gate that led us into a lane that was closed just for the tournament.  Once I got going I never saw him for the rest of the race.  I was 5th place!

Cody, Year 3

On the 5th February, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to a cross country tournament. The Year 3s went first and they did amazingly well!  After that it was Year 4 and they got good scores too!  Then it was Year 5.  Nicole came first out of the girls and I came fourth.  We both were very proud and especially proud of the Year 3s as they ran a very long way.  Mr Donald came with us as well as Mrs Hillhouse, they were very supportive.

Phoebe, Year 5

We all enjoyed it.  There were 7 different schools.  When it was Year 5’s turn, we had to run down 1 hill then through a gate down another 2 hills and you had to run around the field and get across the finish line. We got very muddy because it was wet.  I had a really good time.

Oliver, Year 5

On 5th February, I entered a cross country tournament at Beacon Hill with some of my friends.  It was really fun.  We got to Beacon Hill and went to the big field. We waited until the other schools came.  When it got to us, we ran up and down a steep hill.  It was really muddy and there were loads of puddles and we had to run through them.

I unfortunately didn’t win but my friend Nicole won first place in the girls’ race and my friend Sam won third place in the boys’ race.  They both won a certificate and a prize.  It wasn’t about winning, it was about taking part, but well done to the winners.  At least we all had a great time and lots of fun.

Elle, Year 5

On 5th February, 7 people went to Beacon Hill for a cross country tournament with 5 other schools.  Every year group went in order starting with Year 1.  The paths were very muddy and everyone’s shoes got muddy.  Some shoes had holes in so they leaked.  At first I was near the back but I kept overtaking people.  I thought I was 2nd but near the end I saw I was 1st!  It was tough and everyone was hot when they were shouting out who won.  Sam came 3rd for the boys and Jackson came first.  I got a medal because I was first.

Nicole, Year 5

On Monday 5th February, lots of people went to a cross country tournament.  We all got a prize if we won.  The prizes were a bag of sweets if you came third or a medal if you came second or first.  However, if you won in Year 6 you would get a trophy.  Jackson won that.  In Year 5, for the girls, Nicole won.

Amy, Year 5

There were a couple of schools so it took some time to start the races.  It was a fun day and it was really muddy as well.  Nicole came first and I came third in the Year 5 girls’ and boys’ races.  Jackson came first in the Year 6 boys’ race and he got a trophy for winning.  There were about 200 people.

Samuel, Year 5

Seven people in Year 5 went to the cross country tournament and we all had a good time.  Samuel came 3rd in the boys’ category and Nicole came 1st in the girls’ category.  We had to run 1.1 miles altogether and I came 23rd and Oliver came 24th out of the boys’ group.  Also Elle and Amy both came 13th and Phoebe came 4th.

Aiden, Year 5

On 5th February, 7 people went to Beacon Hill for a cross country tournament with 5 other schools.  Every year group went in order starting with Year 1.  The paths were very muddy and everyone’s shoes got muddy.  Some shoes had holes in so they leaked.  At first I was near the back but I kept overtaking people.  I thought I was 2nd but near the end I saw I was 1st!  It was tough and everyone was hot when they were shouting out who won.  Sam came 3rd for the boys and Jackson came first.  I got a medal because I was first.

 Nicole – Year 5 girls’ winner

I really enjoyed the cross country tournament even though it was muddy.  In the end, it was even better because I won overall, joined by another girl.  I’m really happy that I won because I got an amazing trophy and I won for the school in my last year.  The Year 6 race was 1 and a half miles (it was really tiring).  Thank you for picking me because it’s something to remember.  As a result, Silloth Primary School came 1st twice and 3rd once.  It was really tiring but I got a bath when I went home!  Well done everybody else!

 Jackson – Year 6 boys’ winner and overall boys’ 1st place

 Year 5 & Year 6 Netball Tournament

On Monday 6th November, I went to the netball tournament – I enjoyed it!  There were loads of pitches and lots of other schools.  All the matches were well played.  We didn’t win but it’s all about taking part and enjoying it.  We played five matches and tried our best.  After that, we had a biscuit from Mrs Hillhouse.

Elle, Year 5

 Year 5 and 6 went to a netball tournament on the 6th November.  My team scored 4 points and came 5th. I played as centre, goal scorer, goal defence and goal keeper.  I really enjoyed it!

Summer, Year 5

 I enjoyed the netball tournament because we tried our best and it was really fun.  When I was centre, I really enjoyed it because I could go everywhere!  While some people were playing in the match, others had a break.

Eva, Year 5

 We enjoyed the netball tournament because we had lots of fun and we were all really tired at the end.  We were playing Westnewton (on the first round) and they beat us 6-0 but we still had lots of fun.  We didn’t score many points in the tournament but we still had a great experience.

Evie, Year 5

 Last week, Year 5 and 6 went on a netball tournament.  It was lots of fun.  Although we came last, I had an amazing experience.  When we were in matches, I was very good at intercepting the ball.

Ellis, Year 5

 A group of Year 5 and Year 6 went to a netball tournament at Beacon Hill, Aspatria.  When we arrived, there were 5 teams including Silloth A and B teams.  Firstly, we played Plumbland.  They were quite good and they had tall players, they beat us 2-1.  We tried our hardest though.

Next up, we played Blennerhasset.  They had the same colour bibs as us, so we had to swap with Silloth B team.  We beat them 2-0, it was a fun match and their defence was very good.

After that, we played St Matthew’s School (Westnewton).  They were very good and we drew 0-0.  Both of the teams almost scored, it was a very close match and it was fun to play.  In this match, both teams accidently went where they weren’t supposed to go, so the referee had to stop the match a lot.

At last we played Silloth B team (the Year 5s). We were very nervous as it was our own team but we beat them 7-0.  It was a great match.  All in all, it was a very fun afternoon.  Plumbland won but we came second!  Our team had loads of fun at the tournament and I’m sure we’d do it again.

Ashleigh and Phoebe, Year 6

Cumbria Football Finals

Last week, Mr Brooks took some people out to play football at Carlisle and there were lots of other teams competing.  When we got there, all of us got a football and passed it around in a circle.  The first team we played were in a white strip and the first score was 2-0 to the whites.  After that, we all had a 10 minute break then that game ended.  Next, we played St. Paul’s School and we won 3-1.

Overall, we won 4 games, drew one and lost one but we came 2nd place in the tournament.  I was nervous about the day at first, but by the end I really enjoyed it.

Jake, Year 5


We really enjoyed the football competition.  We tried our best every game and all the team went home with a smile on their faces.  Amazingly, we won 4, lost 1 and drew 1.  Overall, we came second and the team that came first, beat us by one point!  Furthermore, we all were given a water-bottle because of our great efforts.

In our first game, unfortunately we lost 2-0 against Houghton.  But soon after, we came back with a 3-1 victory against Cummersdale (the last year’s champions).  We happily carried on our winning streak and won 2-1 against St Paul’s. After that, we unluckily conceded a last minute equaliser when we drew 2-2 against Rockcliffe.  But we soon came back with a goal in the first couple of minutes in the next game, to end up winning 1-0 against Hesket.  For our final match, we won 3-0 against Roose with our team netting 3 goals in the back of the net.

We finished with 13 points, coming runners up in the competition.

Jackson and Brandon, Year 6