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St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby
Catholic Primary School

Year 5 MOTD REPORT from MR GRISTOCK

Two Year 5 football teams finish 2nd and 3rd out of 14 schools across Bedford

On Thursday 26th April St. John Rigby footballers proudly represented the school in a Year 5 football tournament; the depth of talent in the year group meant that the school was able to enter two teams in the tournament. The teams showed phenomenal effort throughout the tournament and managed to place 2nd and 3rd out of 14 local schools. Throughout the day our teams shrugged off very capable opponents achieving score lines (that were reminiscent of Liverpool's European ventures but without the defensive frailties!) of 4/5-0. Our teams displayed great resilience and determination within the group stages and met one another in the semifinals, the game was end to end and both goalkeepers put in exemplary, "DeGea-like" performances. Unlike DeGea, our goalies had more sensible hair.

The two SJR teams actually played each other for a slot in the final. Having made the final the team held off the winners until the last couple of minutes of extra time. where a cruel deflected shot unfortunately managed to creep into the bottom corner. It was reminiscent of the kind of heartbreak moment that Gary Mabbutt suffered in 1987 for Spurs in the FA Cup Final against Coventry City. Despite this for the last 2 minutes of extra time the boys piled on the pressure peppering the crossbar and post, but they just failed to secure that all-important equaliser. It was a devastating loss but our players showed the characters they are and congratulated the other team. The teams spirit remained optimistic with the boys saying to their coaches,  "we will return next year and win". Thanks to all of our teaching assistants who came along and supported. Great fun.                                  Mr. A Gristock

@stjohnrig On Twitter

  • Students and staff from @SJSGPrimary, @STMBedford and @StJohnRig represented the Bedford Catholic Schools at the Diocesan Mass in Dunstable on Friday https://t.co/R3yPdjawZZ

  • RT @TonyBishopBCS: Thank you for making us all welcome at churches across Bedford to celebrate My Catholic School week @BedsCatholicEd @SJS...

  • RT @WestfieldSchl: Great final game from the Westfield football team. Amazing effort shown against a very strong @StJohnRig team. Thank you...

  • The harvest is here, well done Year 2! As part of their Yum Yum topic, they harvested over 60 potatoes that they grew in Yr 1. Each child can now take a potato home to cook and enjoy or even plant it to see how many potatoes they can grow #food #schoolallotment #outdoorlearning https://t.co/II43srFhg3

  • RT @STMjobs: ***SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES @STMBedford @BedsCatholicEd *** We are looking for capable and confident Cover Supervisors and an...

  • Wishing all staff, families and friends of St John Rigby a fabulous Summer break. Thank you for a wonderful school year and wishing our leavers all the very best for the future - do keep in touch! Have a great 6 weeks ☀ https://t.co/MGY4vIyuUI

  • Delighted to announce that through the Bedford Arts and Cultural Education (BACE) 'Twinning Programme' our school and @philharmonia have been 'twinned'! We are thrilled to be welcoming members to school next week for a 2 day workshop & performance #music #education #arts #bedford https://t.co/4K7ciH5pQi

  • A perfect start to the week! There was a fantastic turnout to our delicious Father's Day breakfast this morning, thank you to everyone that came along. We are looking forward to more celebrations later with families enjoying pizza and a pint (soft drink ) https://t.co/Ix6ArAiq1f

  • We are really looking forward to our Multicultural Day tomorrow, Friday 14th June. Children are welcome to dress up to represent a country and the whole school will participate in a day of workshops and fun activities. https://t.co/ffxDdJJvU3

  • Unfortunately, our school internet access is currently down. Please click the link for further information. Apologies for any inconvenience and many thanks for your patience. We hope to be up and running again Friday afternoon. https://t.co/EJVNeReVX9 https://t.co/7aYJZwkGW2

  • RT @BedsCatholicEd: Our Trust schools work together to support students on their journey from Primary up to Secondary @STMBedford. This ter...

  • A big thank you to all who so kindly volunteer in our school community, we are very grateful for all that you do #VolunteersWeek https://t.co/6ZpSH0wuIo

  • We could win £5,000 for our school's library but we need your votes please! If your entry is picked you could take home £100 of National Book Tokens just for you https://t.co/GXXJxWRO8u https://t.co/0WyHd9ey3r

  • Well played boys, such determination to go from 2-0 down, equalizing at half time and to then come out winners at 7-2!⚽ Thank you to Goldington Green for a great Year 6 match this week #football #teamwork #Bedford https://t.co/sOX6uA9gym https://t.co/oGgvLVBWtA

  • Our Easter bonnet won first prize in the @Hobbycraft Easter bonnet competition! Here is a picture of some of the pupils involved in making the bonnet with the items purchased with our winning voucher. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. https://t.co/hPFB1hR6Wf

  • RT @ChaplaincySTM1: Thank you to all the forms and classes in the Bedford Catholic Schools who took part in our Lent Prayer buddies activit...

  • Proud to see sports leaders from our Secondary @STMBedford doing a great job running the @YourSchoolGames tag rugby comp at @StJohnRig primary #bcstrust #WorkingTogether #teamwork https://t.co/LhPgHU11IA

  • RT @BedfordSSPs: 16 @STM_Sport Leaders running an intra school tag rugby competition @StJohnRig. 120 yr 3/4 pupils trying to develop their...

  • Look at all these fabulous Easter bonnets! Thank you to everyone who took part in our very colourful Easter bonnet parade in the sunshine last week ☀ https://t.co/maz0SDT7xI

  • RT @BedsCatholicEd: PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! Thursday 25th April - BCS Easter Celebration Evening. All BCS families and friends welcome. In...