Sporting News

Staff Charity Run Update

Wow what an amazing first week we’ve had!

Staff have been out in all weathers with family and dogs for company and have run and walked an amazing 212km already! On our virtual running map, we’ve just passed Torquay and are heading swiftly toward Exeter! We’ve also been blown away by everyone’s generosity having already raised a total of £1,050 for Oscar’s and St Leonard’s Hospice.

A massive thank you to everyone who’s donated, your money will make such a difference. If you’d like to find out more about our challenge or donate please visit:

Staff to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats!

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Although it has been a tough year for everyone, two families in our school community have been in our hearts and prayers constantly over the last 12 months as they have faced some incredibly tough circumstances. Many in our community have been touched by the challenges they have faced and have been keen to support them throughout. With this in mind, as a school staff we wanted to play our part in helping them both to raise money for their chosen charities and hopefully to raise a few smiles along the way!

So, we’ve set ourselves a challenge: to collectively run or walk all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats by the end of the school year! We will be tracking our run as part of a virtual Conqueror Challenge (1,083 miles) and keeping you updated with regular newsletter entries about our progress. The charities we will be raising money for, in support of these families, are St Leonard’s Hospice and Oscar’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity. We hope that you enjoy following our progress and ask that you give what you can to support these incredibility worthy causes. The link to our Just Giving page is as follows:

The Big Pedal

A huge thank you and well done to all the children and parents who helped us take part in ‘The Big Pedal’ event. The results are in and Dunnington Primary scored highly in both the National and Regional categories. National data shows we made 2498 walk to school journeys over 10 days! Phenomenal achievement!

78% of pupils walked, scootered or biked to school with 55% of parents accompanying their child to school. We came in position 142 out of 560 small schools in the UK. Regional data shows we came 15th out of 49 schools across Yorkshire and the Humber. On this occasion we didn’t win any prizes, but we did increase our activity levels and help do our little bit to help
protect the environment.

Many thanks,
Mrs Rowntree

Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching

Children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 enjoyed taking part in the ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket coaching sessions with Joe Barr yesterday. This programme runs for four weeks and sessions will always be outside so again, please ensure that your child has a warm outdoor PE kit and rain jacket on 18/3, 25/3 and14/4.

Mr Scoreby Sessions

You will be aware that Mr Scoreby’s session have resumed and at the first session, as expected, it rained! The sessions are scheduled as follows for the next two weeks: Wednesday 17/3 9:10 -10:10 am Year 6 JD 10:55 11:55…

Youth Sport Trust Virtual After School Club

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Due to the very limited extra-curricular provision we can provide as a result of Covid-19, the Youth Sport Trust have launched a virtual after school club. They have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to
the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. The After School Sport Club will then run for five weeks until December 18 and children and young people can take part live by visiting their YouTube channel –

Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club – Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. The YST hope that this will provide support, capacity and inspiration for young people. Enjoy some home based physical fitness and have fun!

Well Done William!

William’s half term challenge – he set himself this challenge to raise money for playground games for school. Some of the ones in our class needed replacing and we spoke to the whole bubble about looking after things. He decided…

Active Girls

Six girls from school took part in a fantastic ‘Girls active day ‘ at Archbishop Holgates School last Friday. The day was organised by Youth Sport Trust whose main aim is to ensure ‘more girls are more active’ and to prolong the amount of time they spend being active in P.E and sport as they get older. The girls listened to a powerful presentation from Jenna Downing, the world inline skating champion, took part in lots of different activities and produced a performance with an inspirational message at the end of the day, to show to the teachers and pupils from all the other schools in attendance. They did so well! The girls will now lead a project in school to raise the profile of girl’s sport and in addition, secured £200 of funding to help with this! Go girls! Our Girls Active Team are these superstars from Year 5.


Leo & Cameron’s Match Report

This is a match report from the 2nd of December for the Osbaldwick School vs Dunnington School football match.

It started with a goal from Jack Wood by chipping the keeper. Then, unfortunately they equalised with a rocket to the top corner and two more goals, so at half time the score was 3-1 to Osbaldwick. It kicked off again with Dunnington trying to find the win or draw. Then there was an outstanding goal by Jack McClean followed by George into the bottom corner. It was down to the next goal scored. Unfortunately, Osbaldwick scored to make it 4-3 to them. Dunnington thought it was over until George scored a lucky deflection. All of a sudden Dunnington scored another one, they thought the game was theirs until Osbaldwick scored a last minute header. So unlucky from Leo Dawson. The end result was 5-5!Leo & Cameron