PE and Sporting Events at Hope Brook 2023-24

Please scroll down to see photographs of the children's activity in sport.

‘Growing together with God’s love to bring hope to the world’

At Hope Brook C of E Primary School, we want all members of the school community to continually grow in our learning and our understanding of ourselves, each other and the wider world. We seek to do this together as an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, valued and nurtured. As a Church of England School, we are inspired by the message and actions of Jesus as he shared hope and love with all he met and spoke about the Kingdom of God. Following this example, we aim to bring hope by being salt and light in our community and the wider world.  


Our vision is that all pupils at Hope Brook School, regardless of age or ability, want to take part in sport or activity.  Whilst some children may be talented at sports, others may be less confident.  At Hope Brook, we work to make sure everyone can experience the benefits of sport and physical activity and of being part of a team.

Our planning, as well as following the National Curriculum statutory requirements, allows us to teach a variety of sports through PE lessons, cross-curricular sessions and extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year including, gymnastics, dance, athletics, team sports, swimming, as well as promoting outdoor learning in all subjects.

Our aim is to shape each pupil’s character, promote the school’s ethos of fair competition, encourage our values of respect and perseverance, reinforce the benefits of healthy life style choices and nurture the children’s sporting passions.

 We ensure all pupils:

  • Have access to a wide variety of activities – we try to introduce one new activity each year.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in competitive events.
  • Promote fair play and respect.
  • Utilise every opportunity to be active – in lessons, play times and after school clubs.
  • Understand the importance of well-being – both physical and mental.
  • Encourage lifelong participation, enthusiasm and enjoyment.
  • Build on existing skills and experiences, ensuring progression and continuity in children’s learning.
  • Support each other to be the best they can be.
Sports Day
Our vision is that all pupils at Hope Brook, regardless of age or ability, enjoy taking part in sport or activity. Our aim is to shape each child's character, promote the school's ethos of fair competition, encourage our values of respect and perseverance and nurture the children's sporting passions.

Our annual Sports Day is part of that vision and is a culmination of all the effort the children have put into sport over the year.

The photographs below demonstrate the pride the children place on taking part and giving their best on the day. Well done, Hope Brook - we are proud of all your efforts!
GPJ Multi Skills Tournament: Years 6
Our sporting calendar has been jam-packed again this year and there has been lots to celebrate. On Tuesday, 2nd July, the children's perseverance and resilience were put to the test once again at the GPJ Multi Skills Tournament. The tournament includes the following:
- Obstacle and sprint races
- Standing long jump
- Vortex throw
- Tri-golf station
- Non-stop cricket
- Climbing wall
- Team building games.
There were some super stand-out sporting achievements which resulted in Hope Brook achieving 2nd place overall. More importantly, however, for us as a school, our pupils demonstrated our core values of respect for others and perseverance of seeing each task at each station completed successfully. Well done, Hope Brook! 
Quad Kids: Years 3 and 4
We have some proud sporting achievements to share with you. Quad Kids is a tournament for Years 3 and 4 which challenges children on 4 main events: 50m sprint, 400m race, throwing and jumping.

Showing true Hope Brook grit and determination, all our children put in their best effort and achieved some FANTASTIC results, as follows:

Mary-Ann Badham achieved gold medals in the 50m sprint and 400m and a silver medal for the long jump; Emilee Englefield achieved a gold medal for the long jump; Olly Daughtrey achieved a gold medal for the 50m sprint and a bronze medal for the long jump and Harry Wilband achieved a bronze medal for the 400m race.

Many thanks to Mrs Harrington for leading the children at the event, who reported all the children tried their best and, very importantly, set a good example with their behaviour.
Soccer 7's Tournament: Year 5
A team of Year 5 pupils were in action again on the football pitch at the Soccer 7's Tournament. They showed superb resilience on a very hot day. They demonstrated, yet again, that when the going gets tough, they can keep going. We applaud you Year 5s. Well done.

Archery Tournament: Year 5

Four budding archers brought the winning cup home for Hope Brook this week! Following an intense course to learn the basics of this ancient skill, our team entered an archery tournament. 

Our team represented Hope Brook with good manners and respectful behaviours. 

A special congratulations goes to Mr Lennon (Archer) Compton who achieved the highest score in the tournament. 

Many thanks to Mrs Marshall who supervised the children at the event.


PQ Football Tournament: Years 5 & 6
Showing great resilience against some strong teams, the Hope Brook Football Club played at the PQ Football Tournament. Many thanks to Mr Yearley and the other coaches from Prostars who hosted the tournament at The Rec, Longhope on 25th April 2024.
PQ Football Tournament
We are very pleased to announce that the Hope Brook children who took part in the PQ Football Tournament today (18.04.24) came second, missing out on the top spot by 1 point! They won 4 games, drew 3 and lost 0.

Many thanks to Mr Yearley for supervising the children at the event. He reports all the Hope Brookers performed superbly and showed great perseverance.
Hope Brook Netball Final Teams A & B: Years 5 & 6
We are very proud of our Netball Teams A & B who both won GOLD at the Netball 2024 Final. All the Hope Brook children played their best game and were worthy winners on the day. Most importantly, they showed superb sportsmanship, respect and perseverance throughout all the games.
Hope Brook Bs won 5 - 1 to Soudley and Hope Brook As won 11 - 1 to Woolaston.
Many thanks to Mrs Matthews and Mrs James for taking the time to coach the teams to victory.
Thank you to Alan Beard for organising the tournament and final and to Janice and Sandra from Lyndean Netball Club for umpiring. Also, thanks go to Evie (Newent student leader) who also helped with the organisation on the day.
Netball Tournament: Years 5 and 6
After training hard in the Netball Team and showing true Hope Brook grit and determination at the tournament, both teams came first and are through to the final, which is to be held at Newent Community School. Well done teams and the very best of luck in April. Many thanks to Mrs James and Mrs Matthews for coaching the children to victory.
Yoga: Reception
Hope Brook's reception children had great fun creating yoga poses for different animals for the Chinese zodiac. The children's sessions enable them to develop strength, balance, co-ordination and good posture. Super work, Robins.
Dance Lessons: Years 1 and 2
This term, Year 1 and 2 have been having dance lessons with a dance specialist, linked to our topic on China. They have been developing a variety of skills and have been using props such as scarves. They have had a lot of fun so far! Pictures below.
Individual Cross Country Event: Years 5 and 6
We are very proud of our distance runners who represented Hope Brook at the Individual Cross Country event on 24th January. ALL the pupils gave their very best performance. Three pupils are through to the County final: Max Beard, William Noble and Sandy Stead. Many congratulations to them and we wish them all the very best of luck. Well done to Sandy Stead, Jess White, Skye Smith, Gracie Morris, Evelyn Beard, Daisy Jones, Max Beard, William Noble, Zachary James, Charlie Kay, Sam Sherratt and Theo Lawrance for putting in their best effort on the day and demonstrating the school's value of 'perseverance'. Many thanks to Mrs Barnes and Mrs Collis for supervising and to Miss Marks for transporting the children to the event.
New Age Kurling: Year 3 
On Wednesday 10th January our Kurling Team took part in a large interschools tournament; 24 schools competing to be District Kurling Legions. Hope Brook's team did us proud. They worked well as a team, encouraging and praising one another during matches. Every game started with polite introduction and shaking hands with their opponents. We may not have come home with a medal but we certainly impressed the other schools with our manners and behaviour.
Forest of Dean Gymnastics Centre: Years 1 and 2
As part of the PE curriculum for this term, Year 1 and 2 have been attending the Forest of Dean Gymnastics Centre for weekly gymnastics training sessions. They have been taught how to use a wide range of equipment, and have been developing their agility, balance and coordination. It has also provided the opportunity for pupils to demonstrate our value of perseverance.
Gymnastics: Reception
The reception children demonstrate they can co-ordinate themselves over a range of equipment safely during their gymnastic sessions.
GPJ Girls' Indoor Football: Years 5 and 6
We are very proud of our Year 5 and 6 girls who put in a sterling performance at the local GPJ Girls' Indoor Football Tournament. They came 1st overall having won 5 games out of 5, scored 8 goals and conceded none. What a fantastic achievement! Well done to Betsie Matthews, India Foran, Sandy Stead, Isabelle Hysom, Gracie Morris, Daisy Jones, Gwen Stephens and Evelyn Beard. We wish them all the very best for the final on 20th March. Many thanks to Mr Mark Yearley for supervising the children at the event.
Sports Hall Challenge: Years 5 and 6
On 9th November 2023, some Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Sports Hall Athletics tournament. This provides an indoor multi-event competition helping budding athletes to develop athletics based skills. It includes both track and field events. After a tough afternoon of competition, the Hope Brook children achieved SILVER, which is a fantastic result. Well done, team.
Thank you to Mrs Southwell and Mr Yearley who supervised the children at the event.
Quick Sticks Hockey: Years 5 and 6
On Tuesday 17th October, a group of Years 5 and 6 children took part in the Forest of Dean Quick Sticks Hockey tournament at Newent Community School. Well done to Max Beard, Oliver Cruickshank, Charlie Kay, Isabelle Hysom, India Foran and Sam Sherratt on their performance. Thank you to Miss Marks who supervised the team during the event and to Miss Marks and Mrs Sherratt for help with transport to and from the event.
Cross Country Team Event: Years 5 and 6
Having prepped through the Daily Mile, Years 5 and 6 children put in a steely performance at the Cross Country Team Event on 4th October 2023. Even though there were a few unfortunate circumstances surrounding both the boys' and girls' races, ALL the Hope Brook children demonstrated superb sportsmanship and determination. Well done to all those who attended. Many thanks to Mrs Barnes and Mrs Collis for supervising the children at the event.