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Under 13 Boys Football: Gosfield School 4 - 3 St John's School

 

St John's School turned up looking for a good game, and boy did they get one!  It was end to end stuff from the first minute. Freddie Calvert was a demon on the wing and scored the first straight from a corner. St John's then drew level with a goal from a penalty. Gosfield enjoyed a period of good possession and threatened to score several goals in the process. The pressure paid off as we scored two more goals to make the score 3-1 at half time.

After the break St John’s piled on the pressure playing some good football to expose our defence and get back to 3-2.  As St John's chased the game Charlie Gilfrin scored a breakaway goal as the defence opened up. A late consolation goal made the score 4-3 to Gosfield! A well deserved win for Gosfield, but one where we certainly learned what needs to be worked on in training! Well done, Boys!

Operation Christmas Child

 

Operation Christmas Child 

This year, all pupils at Gosfield have been invited to produce an Operation Christmas Child shoe box as a Christmas present for a disadvantaged child.  The aim of this project is to fill a shoe box with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies.  These are then shipped to communities outside the United Kingdom and given to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease. 

We aim to collect 100 boxes this year as a school and hope that each family at Gosfield can contribute one filled shoe box to our growing collection. For more information about this Christmas project visit https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

ISA National Girls' Football Festival

 

ISA girls football 

On Tuesday 10th October 15 girls from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 went to LVS Ascot to play in the ISA national girls' football festival. It was an action-packed day full of football fun. The U13 team included: Maddie, Roxy, Libby, Scarlett, Charlotte, Abi, Annie  and Ella. The girls were drawn into Pool 2 and had three other teams to play against. The girls' first game was against LVS Ascot Royals. The girls started the game a little on the cautious side and the game ended 0-0. The second game was against King Alfred. The girls grew in confidence and scored an impressive 2 goals with some fabulous passes breaking down the opposition's defence. The game ended 2-0 to Gosfield.  Goals were scored by Abi and Libby. The final game of the Pool was against Hurst Lodge. The girls remained confident supporting and encouraging each other and the final score was 1-0 to Gosfield. Unfortunately the girls ended runners up in their Pool due to the number of goals scored so Gosfield went through to the Plate competition. Our game was against Akeley wood; the opposition were very strong and we lost the game 2-0. Overall Gosfield came 3rd in the Plate competition. Well done to all the Year 7 and 8 girls: you all played brilliantly demonstrating some great football skills.    

 

The U15 team consisted of Jess, Amelia, Lucy, Rhian, Esther, Bella and Claudia. The girls were drawn into Pool 1and faced four other schools. The first game was against LVS Ascot Royals and ended 0-0. The girls were a little wary to start with but as their confidence grew they applied more pressure to the opposition tracking the players down and passing the ball more strongly. The second game was against Meoncross. The final score was 1-0 to the opposition. However in the third game against Hurst Lodge Bella was crossed the ball and went on to score a goal to take the lead 1-0. The game ended 1-1. The final game was against King Alfred and was by far the toughest game. The opposition were physically strong applying pressure straight from the whistle. The girls played incredibly well remaining highly motivated and encouraging all other team members. The game ended 2-0 to King Alfred. The girls went through to the Trophy completion and the game ended 0-0 which meant it went to penalties. A very exciting time! The girls lost the game in the final stages conceding 1 goal. Everyone should be very proud of their achievements. Well done! 

 

All the competitors had a fabulous day raising the profile of girls' football. We are all looking forward to next year’s competition!  

 

 

 

 

Cambridge International School 0 - 0 Gosfield School

 

Well done to all Year 7 and 8 girls who played Cambridge International School on Thursday 12th October. The girls played a mixed team and grew in confidence during the game tackling harder and applying pressure to the opposition. The final score was 0 -0. A special mention has to go to Imogen who worked hard in defence sweeping the ball away and making some impressive tackles. Libby also demonstrated some amazing saves in goal from some very powerful shots on target.

World Mental Health Day 2017

 

Mental health awareness is a very important topic and here at Gosfield we take many steps to ensure our pupils are supported and all staff are trained to highlight any concerns.

Our excellent Pastoral team provides a range of support for pupils, addressing issues whether they occur in or out of school. As well as talking with pupils individually, we offer chat clinics where pupils can discuss issues with their peers. Through advertisements around the school and in pupil planners, children are reminded of charities and organisations they can contact, such as Mental Health Foundation, The Mix, CALM, Childline and NSPCC.

 

We have also recently become a 'Girls on Board' school, taking an accredited pastoral approach to dealing with troubles for girls in all aspects of their development and supporting them as they and their social relationships grow and change.

 

We have arranged for a specialist in eating disorders, Sophia Jacques, to visit the school and advise pastoral and first aid staff on what to look out for, how to deal appropriately with the children involved and their families, and where to get referrals if needed. Sophia works for Rhodes Wood Hospital in Hertfordshire, helping children from 8 to 18 years old, funded by Elysium Healthcare with an aim to educate people so that children do not get to the point of requiring hospital treatment.

 

Under 13 Boys Football: Gosfield School 4 - 3 St John's School

19/10/2017
  St John's School turned up looking for a good game, and boy did they get one!  It was end...

Operation Christmas Child

17/10/2017
    This year, all pupils at Gosfield have been invited to produce an Operation Christmas Child shoe box as a Christmas...

ISA National Girls' Football Festival

13/10/2017
    On Tuesday 10th October 15 girls from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 went to LVS Ascot to play...