Year 7 win Rugby festival.

On Wednesday 26th September, Year 7 took part in their first sporting competition since joining Ashton Park school. 13 students travelled to Old Reds RFC and played in 6 games against other Bristol secondary schools.
After five games and five victories, Ashton Park faced Bedminster down in a fixture to decide who would finish as overall winners. After conceding early on, Ashton Park rallied together to fight back and take victory and remain undefeated!
Congratulations to the students involved. Year 7 Rugby training takes place Wednesday’s 3:15pm-4:30pm.

Year 8 Rugby team off to a flyer!

Under blue skies and in perfect conditions at Old Reds rugby club the year 8’s produced some entertaining rugby to kick off their season. Elusive running and powerful rucking were the trademarks of their play in their six matches against South Bristol school opposition.
Once they found their groove their play was more expansive, resulting in some excellent moves across the back-line and some memorable tries. At the end of the afternoon, they remained unbeaten and a hat full of tries but still with plenty to work on to develop their play to the next level.
Well done to all involved!

Bring your autograph book and a camera!

These Olympic athletes will be in school next Wednesday. Winter Olympian – Toby Olubi + the UK number 1 in 2015 and 2018 – Lauren Williams. Google search them! 🙂

Sports Day

We hope everyone enjoyed the two days of sport! The PE teachers were delighted with the performances and the determination shown by everyone. Positive sportsmanship was demonstrated perfectly on both days with handshakes, cheering and respect for competitors. Ashton Park teachers are very proud of our athletes and supporters. Well done! The weather was fantastic, the music playlist helped get the crowd going on the Track day and we had records broken on the Field events day.

This year, Congratulations go to: Lily C for setting the new Y7 Shot putt record with a distance of 8.5m; The record was broken last year, the first time since 1983 by Elif K with a distance of 8.10m. Elif broke another record this year by recording a distance of 8.5m in the Y8 Shot putt. Two records in a row is a fantastic achievement. Evie H Y10 set the new the long jump record @ 4.75m. Well done girls. You should be very proud.​

The trophies for the overall Victor and Victrix Lodorum, (the overall champion in a sports competition) were awarded to : (Victrix) Y7: Lily C; Y8 Domi W; Y9 Lauren G; Y10 Mia R. The Victor Lidorum: Y7 Alvaro R; Y8 Mason B; Y9 Xander P; Y10 Reuben T

The Field events cup was presented to Evie H in Y10 and the George Blackburn Cup, awarded for middle and long distance running was won by Beck H-H in Y9.

After two days of fierce competition, the winners of this year’s sports day, taking over from Red House, with ‘lightning’ speed is ……………… Zeus! Congratulations. A fabulous team effort, from Y7 – 10.

The next round of House competition is rounders and softball in just over a week. Sign up, tell your Captains you want to play.

The Longest Swim

Congratulations to the eight students who raised over £400 for the Raj Soni Legacy fund by participating in the annual endurance swimming event at Portishead Lido. Under sunny skies, Eve led the way with an impressive 56 lengths of the 33m pool and the team amassed over 400 lengths between them.

Special mention goes to Lucy who raised an incredible £166 pounds which will go to local charitable organisations that engage young people in music and sport.

Well done to Isabel, Lily, Elsie, Lulu, Lucy, Eve, Ethan and Kitty. Looking forward to next year’s event already!

Bronze medals for Year 7 Boys!

Congratulations to the Year 7 Boys Team for their Bronze medal winning performance at the Inter County Athletics Finals.  Competing against 7 teams from Bath, Somerset, South Gloucester and Bristol the boys produced some fantastic individual and team performances. With only 5 points separating 1st and 3rd the boys proved they are able to perform at the highest level and can now look forward to the outdoor athletics season during the summer term.
Well done Malith, Finn, Malachi, Fred, Cameron and Alvaro!

Avon Cross Country Championship

Beck from Year 9 is officially the County Cross Country Champion after a convincing victory at Blaise castle at the weekend. Racing in the Junior boys race with conditions wet under foot he ran a well thought out race and pulled away in the latter stages to hold off a strong field for victory.
Alvaro, Fred and Otto also represented Bristol, with Fred coming 7th in tightly packed top ten. He will now wait to see if he has been selected for the South West Champions next month.
Well done all four boys!


Bristol school Super 6 Athletics Champions

The Year 10 boys were crowned Bristol school Super 6 Athletics Champions yesterday and the Year 9 boys were runners-up.

Both will represent Bristol in the Summer Games County Finals on July 5th.
Fantastic individual and team performances.

Festival of Sport 2017

On Tuesday 6th June a selection of Year 7 & 8 Students from Ashton Park School attended the Bristol Festival of Sport held at Coombe Dingle sport complex. The event was hosted by the University of Bristol and their sporting teams and coaches which allowed students to be expertly taught new skills in a vast variety of sports. On arrival at Coombe Dingle, the Ashton students were placed into groups and given their ‘Team Ashton Park’ T-shirts. Following this, they were then mixed with students from other schools as the festival was not only about sport but also about building new friendships and teamwork skills.

There was a wide selection of sports available for our students to take part in including, Lacrosse, American Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Boxing, Rugby amongst many others. The groups would have around an hour on each activity before moving onto the next. The Ashton Students had to brave the elements and the lashings of wind and rain keeping their focus and picking up new skills as well as some new friends along the way. The students had a great experience and had a great insight into the wider variety of sports there are available to them.

For the duration, the 71 Ashton Park pupils were fantastically behaved, fully engaged and a credit to themselves and our school. It was a pleasure to have taken them and see them have so much fun.



Year 10 boys football at the Woodcock Shield final

On Wednesday evening, the Year 10 boys football team participated in the Woodcock Shield final at Ashton Gate stadium, the home of Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby.

The Woodcock shield is one of the oldest school competitions in the country, having been contested annually since 1907. This year saw 38 schools from Bristol and South Gloucestershire participate in the competition, with Ashton Park reaching the final after a 4-1 semifinal victory over Thornbury’s Castle School, setting up a showdown against a strong Mangotsfield school team in the final.

Ashton battled throughout the first half, and despite being 3-1 down at half time, the team took control of the second half, scoring a second goal. At 3-2 the team pushed on for an equaliser, keeping possession of the ball and creating several chances. But with less than ten minutes to go, Mangotsfield scored two goals on the break. The final score Ashton Park 2-5 Mangotsfield.

It may not have been the result that we had hoped for, but a huge congratulations must go to the team on reaching the final, as this in itself was a huge achievement! Many thanks also to the staff, parents and students who came to show their support for the boys in a match that they will never forget!

Well done boys, you have all been fantastic representatives of Ashton Park school this year!

Mr. Poole