Year 1/2 Fun Run
On Thursday 12th May a group of 28 year 1/2 children represented the school in a Consortium Sports Fun Run event at the Northern Gateway in Colchester. The children had to run 500m against about 70 other children of the same age and sex. The children all completed the race and ran absolutely brilliantly, showing great determination, perseverance and sportsmanship.
Well done to them all and a big thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and for their support and encouragement.
Year 3/4 football match vs Stanway
On the 3rd May 2022, the year 3/4 football team went to Stanway Fiveways Primary to play a friendly match. The boys battled hard, and despite only having 7 players available, did not stop working. They played some lovely football along the way (the passing was outstanding, and wowed the parents watching). Unfortunately, they fell to a 4-3 defeat, with Laurie x2 and Bailey scoring the goals. First time goalkeeper Kai was fantastic and pulled off some great saves, and the defence of George and Archie were incredibly strong. Jaxson, Dian, Laurie and Bailey pressed hard and knocked the ball about beautifully in midfield and attack. Well done boys, great effort!
League match against Layer
We had our third league game against Layer Primary School on Wednesday. All the children played absolutely brilliantly and they were incredibly respectful and supportive towards the other team. The final score was 10-0 with goals from Buddy (2), Daniel (2), Danny, Mason (3), Jack and Alfie. It was a great team effort with some beautiful football being played. Well done to everyone.
(P.S sorry that we missed you in the photograph Alfie!!)
County Cross Country Finals
We are incredibly proud of Mia, who made it through to the Essex county cross country finals in Southend, yesterday. Mia ran against 120 other girls who had also made it through to the finals and she came a magnificent 3rd place, overtaking many girls on the way. The course was a very challenging one and much harder than the first round one, but Mia showed great grit and determination. She is not called 'SPEEDY' for nothing!!!!
Year 3/4 football friendly against Stanway Fiveways
Some of the year 3/4 football club enjoyed a friendly match against Stanway Fiveways on Tuesday 26th April. They all worked incredibly hard and although they lost they battled right to the end, showing great determination and sportsmanship. Well done to all those who took part.
Year 3/4 went to Shrub End on the 31st March to play a football tournament against other local schools. The weather wasn't on our side, and the boys did incredibly well to play in rain, snow and sleet. They had some close games to start with, and were unfortunate to lose the first two games 1-0. However, after that, the team were amazing, and stormed through their next three games; winning 2-0, 3-0 and 3-0. Archie, Laurie, Dian x2 and Bailey x4 scored the goals. Bradley, Jaxson, George, Kai and Ailbe also did a great job for the team.
Overall, we came second in the tournament. The boys should be incredibly proud of their achievement!
League match against Mersea
We played a league game against Mersea Primary School today. We won 5-3 with goals from
Danny (3), James (1) and Daniel (1). The boys played brilliantly together and worked very effectively as a team, showing great determination, sportsmanship and dedication. They are a credit to work with and continue do the school proud. Well done to all the boys for a great result.
Thank you also to Mr Berkeley for refereeing for us.
EFL Utilita Kids Cup. League Two South Regional Finals
Today the boy's football team went to play in the EFL Utilita Kids Cup League Two South Regional finals to represent Colchester United. We played five games in our group and won three, lost one and drew one, as follows:
Colchester United 0 Swindon Town 0
Colchester United 2 Northampton Town 1 (James, Mason)
Colchester United 0 Crawley Town 1
Colchester United 1 Exeter City 0 (Daniel)
Colchester United 2 Forest Green Rovers 0 (Ronnie 2)
We got through to the semi-finals, against Bristol Rovers which went into extra time and then penalties. Unfortunately, we lost 3-2 on penalties. The extra sting to the tail was that the team who did win (Exeter City), we beat when we played them in our group. So, we are claiming that we were the best team there and deserved to have got through to Wembley!! We did get bronze medals though!
It was an amazing day and the boys were an absolute credit to the school and Colchester United. I am incredibly proud of them all. Every single one of them were outstanding and the sportsmanship was second to none.
A huge thank you to all the parents who transported their children and supported them. Also a big thank you to Billy and Ewan for coaching the boys at the event, and creating such an amazing team.
Mixed Football Tournament
On Thursday 24th February we took a group of mixed year 5/6 children to a tournament at Shrub End. The children played six matches and won two, lost three and drew one. We had goals from Sam, Rylan and Jack (2). Two of the games they didn't deserve to lose because they were indeed the better team, it was just one of those unlucky goals in the last minute! They played brilliantly together showing great team work and sportsmanship. Sam, Jack, Jacob, Henry and Ethan did some great runs up front and from midfield. Ella, Rylan, Bobby and Jonah were a very solid defence and Casey made some cracking saves. We came fifth overall. A very well done to them all.
A huge thank you to parents for supporting us and helping with transport.
Jim Smith Cup Round 2
We played in the second round of the Jim Smith Cup today, against Northbury School from Barking. The boys took a little while to get started but then played brilliantly, showing some great attacking and defending skills. Mason scored from a penalty and Danny scored another great goal. Scott made some amazing saves but unfortunately we lost 4-2. They never gave up and their determination and dedication should be commended. Northbury did score two fantastic 'lob' goals!!
Thank you to Billy for coaching, Aidan for refereeing and the parents for their support.
Today we took part in a ‘School Games National Santa Dash’ organised by our local School Games Organiser. The children joined thousands of other young people across the County who also took part.
EFL Kid's Cup
We took a group of year 5/6 boys to the Colchester United EFL Kid's Cup tournament today. We were placed in a group with three other teams and played 5 games, with the following results :
Won 1-0 ( Danny)
Won 2-1 ( Ollie, Mason)
Won 2-0 (Buddy, Mason)
Won 3-0 (Danny, Daniel x2)
We came top in our group and made it through to the semi-finals. We played Friar's Grove and
won 5-1 with goals from Daniel (x3), James and Mason, making it through to the finals.
We played Copford in the final and the score was 0-0 and we therefore had to go to penalties. Ollie, Mason and Rayan took the first 3 penalties, after which we won 3-1. We must mention some superb goalkeeping from Scott, and an amazing free kick goal from Buddy!
All the boys were outstanding and an absolute credit to the school, and are now very excited because we have made it through to the next round where we represent Colchester United. An amazing day all round. Thank you for all the parents who helped with transport and supported us all.
Year 3/4 change for life festival
We took a group of year 3/4 pupils to a 'Change 4 Life' festival at Thurstable to learn some new sports and skills. The children had a fantastic time representing St. Luke's.
Cross Country Event at The Northern Gateway Sports Park with years 3, 4, 5 and 6
On Tuesday the 9th Of November we took a group of year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils to a cross country event at the new Northern Gateway Sports Park in Colchester. The children ran in the same gender year groups against other schools, with approximately 70-80 children in each race. The children all ran to the absolute best of their ability and did the school proud. Just a few special mentions; firstly, to Mia who came first (by a long way!) in her year group and will be going forward to compete in the Individual School Games County Finals in April. Secondly to Mason and Rayan who came 6th and 7th in their year group, Imogen who came 10th in her year group, Blaise who came 11th in his year group and Jaxson who came 17th in his year group.
We are very proud of you all. A special thank you must also go to all the staff and parents who helped transport and then support the children, because without you we wouldn't be able to attend these events.
Year 5/6 Mixed Football Tournament FINALS!
On Wednesday the 3rd November a group of year 5/6 children attended the finals of the Colchester-Blackwater SSP mixed football tournament. We were one of the top 8 schools who had qualified from the whole of Tiptree, Maldon and Colchester.
We played 7 games with the following results:
St. Lukes v Copford - drew 2-2
St. Lukes v Hamilton - lost 0-1
St. Lukes v Stanway Fiveways - won 1-0
St. Lukes v Gosbecks - drew 0-0
St. Lukes v Heathlands - won 1-0
St. Lukes v Braiswick - won 2-0
St. Lukes v Lawford - lost 0-1
The children all played brilliantly and we had some great goals from Rayan, Ollie, James, Danny and Mason. Scott made some amazing saves and the rest of the team demonstrated some fantastic football skills and tremendous sportsmanship. They were a credit to the school.
We had to wait anxiously to see where we had come in the competition. We all thought about 3rd or 4th. However. after a tense wait and run down of results from 8th to 1st, we found out that we came 2nd!!! We were all over the moon and Mrs Heard and Mrs Walker were very proud of them all.
Parish U11s Cup First Round
On Tuesday the 12th October the year 5/6 football team played Great Bradfords Primary School in the first round of the U11s Parish Cup. They won 2-0 with cracking goals both from Danny. We also hit the cross bar 3 times!!! The boys played absolutely brilliantly together as a team, led by their captain, Mason and showed great sportsmanship. They were a credit to the school.
Man of the Match: Mason
National Fitness Day 22nd September
Wednesday the 22nd September was National Fitness Day and it is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping lead healthier lifestyles through being physically active. The theme this year was, 'Skip, Hop Hooray' where children across the country had to skip in some form. We all had a go at skipping at some point throughout the day, and had lots of fun.
Year 5/6 Mixed Football Tournament Sept. 21
On Wednesday 29th September we took at team of year 5/6 footballers to a mixed football tournament at Shrub End. We were put in a group with four other teams. We won our first game 3-1 with goals from Danny and James. Our second game we lost 2-0. We fought back in the third, winning 1-0 with a goal from Ollie. The last game was won 1-0 with a goal from Mason. We came second in our group, just missing out on top place by one point, however, we have made it through to the finals in November. All the children played brilliantly and demonstrated great attitude and teamwork. They were a credit to the school, and we look forward to the next round!