On Friday 28th June White Cliffs attended the Kent School Games Squash competition held at Canterbury squash club. Having practiced in the weeks leading up to the event the children were excited to finally compete. The team that consisted of Lilee, Angel, Jack and Simo from Year 3 and Hannah, Paige, Harvey and Prince from Year 4. The children did extremely well and wore smiles on their faces throughout the day and their efforts lead them to a 3rd place finish. This is what the children had to say.
Jack - I liked playing squicket because it was so much fun having to score runs.
Lilee - I loved squicket as I was able to help my team score runs.
Hannah - I enjoyed playing racquet relay because I was really fast and the team came 1st in that event. I felt proud helping the school achieve 3rd place.
This year the White Cliff Girls Football Team have had so many successes and in assembly they were awarded their league and cup winners medals presented by Mr McCarthy president of schools football in Dover. A enormous well done to Lilly, Isobel, Lexie, Amy, Georgia, Poppy, Phoebe and Kady on their superb achievement. Thank you to the parents who have supported the team throughout the year.
Year 2 headed to St Margaret’s cricket club to take part in the Dover School Games rapid fire cricket competition. The team consisted of Paige, Charlie, William, Ella, Ryley, Harley and Caleb. Here are some of the things the children had to say
Ella - I really enjoyed playing cricket against other schools and learning how to be a good fielder.
Charlie - Batting was so fun and being able to play at a cricket club was brilliant.
Paige - Having to get runs was exciting and it was good to help the team.
In Febrauary 3 Girls and 3 Boys travelled by minibus to the leisure centre to compete in the Dover School Games Squash festival. The team of Jack, Paige, Harvey, Prince, Hannah and Lilee displayed fantastic teamwork to think of tactics to ensure they could do their best.
Jack: I loved squicket because it’s something new I learnt and enjoyed working as a team to field.
Lilee: I learnt how to bounce and balance a ball using a racket.
Hannah: Gloria taught me how to play squicket. I really enjoyed batting and watching the ball onto the racket.
Harvey: Squicket was really and I’d love to do it again.
Girls Football 2017-18
On Thursday 23rd November White Cliffs hosted Deal Parochial in a league fixture. It was a close game with both teams having good chances to score. Isobel and Phoebe put were on the scoresheet to give White Cliffs the win. Well done to Kady, Poppy, Lexie, Amy, Georgia, Phoebe, Poppy and Isobel who was playing her first game.
Isobel "I really enjoyed playing but I really enjoyed it and can't wait to play the next game."
Lexie "I found it hard because the other team were good but I learnt that I must look before I pass the ball."
On Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November, White Cliffs Year 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 competed at the Dover School Games Football event. Everyone played really well with the Year 5 & 6 team securing some good results and the Year 3 & 4 team getting to the Quarter Final.
Year 3 & 4 team: Ksawery, Harvey, Frank, Simo, Jack,Phoebe and Prince.
Year 5 & 6 team: Nikita, Harvey, Liam, Lily, Georgia and Maciej.
On Tuesday White Cliffs played Aylesham in a cup game. In a close game Lily went closest to scoring with Harvey and Prince showing their skills in defence. Well done to Lily, Liam, Harvey, Prince, Maciej and Simo.
Prince - "I was excited to play for the first time this year and loved trying out different positions."
A huge well done also goes to our Infant Agility stars that took part in an inter-school tournament on Tuesday. Our team came 5th out of 12, with only a few points between each team! We were very proud that White Cliffs came 1st in the Pitcher event and 2nd in the Speed Bounce and Skipper events! Well done to Lilee, Courtney, Jake, Jack, Simo, Lloyd, Mia, Skye T and Eiyla. Player of the Tournament went to Courtney for her amazing performance in the Skipper, managing an amazing 46 skips in 20 seconds— one of the best performance out of all 120 children at the event! Well done!
Check back soon to hear what the children had to say.
Well done to our fantastic Dodgeball team for their fantastic victory against Wingham Primary School on Monday! A big well done to Liam, Freya-Rose, Taigan, Nadia, Bibhutee and Harvey, whose excellent performances saw them secure a resounding 3-0 win in their latest league match!
Bibhutee managed to dodge her way through all 3 matches without getting out, earning her the covet-ed ‘Man of the Match’ title for the very first time! She said she was very happy and proud of herself! Quite right too! Well done to all of you.
News update to follow.
Another big White Cliffs ‘Well Done' to our girls team for their performances in a cup tournament at Castle Community College in Deal on Tuesday 18th October. Our girls equalled the feat of White Cliffs’ most successful footballing side by reaching the semi-final of the tournament, being beaten only 1-0 in an unlucky last minute goal by the team that went on to win the final 3-0. Tally-May, Scarlett, Lily S, Kelsey, Kady, Jessica, Georgia and Amy. Player of the tournament was awarded to Lily S for her goalscoring and all round play.
On Monday 17th October our Year 5 & 6 Girls were also in action this week, 8 of the White Cliffs finest footballers travelled to St Mary’s in Deal for a league match. They performed admirably and dominated the game, managing a respectable 0-0 draw. Well done to: Kady, Survannah, Lily S. Lily O, Georgia, Jessica, Tally-May and Scar-lett. Player of the match was awarded to Kady for her great performance in goal.
Our Year 5 & 6 Girls were also in action this week, playing in the McCarthy Cup Tournament at St Faith’s school on Thursday 17 October. Mr Uden reported that our players showed excellent organisational skill and that he was very impressed with how they evaluated their own performances really well. Mr Uden also commented on how well the players worked as a team and showed great sportsmanship. Another big White Cliffs ‘Well Done' to Tally-May, Scarlett, Lily S, Lily O, Kady, Jessica, Georgia and Amy. Player of the tournament was awarded to Georgia for listening to the coach, interpreting instruction and putting it into action really well.
"It was really fun! Even though we didn’t win, we all tried our very best" Jessica
"It was fun! Really exciting!" Georgia
Considering this was the first time the teams had played together, our players all did really well and Mr Uden reported that there were real signs of promise as our teams put in some excellent performances showing real courage and determination throughout and true White Cliffs sportsmanship.
On Thursday 10th November both A and B teams had games against Capel Primary School. The teams consisted of Liam, Harvey, Rylee, Dylan, Lily, Jacob, Marlee, Ethan, Maciej, Brandon, Brayden, Leo, Georgia, Freddie and Zack. The A team put in a good performance and were unlucky to concede 3 goals in quick succession early in the second half. They did not give up and were rewarded with a fine team goal finished off by Ethan. Player of the Match went to Liam who produced some magnificent saves to keep White Cliffs in the game. The final score was 3-1. The B team playing their first game together also lost 3-1 with White Cliffs goals scored by Harvey.
With the start of the new football season upon us once again, the boys team prepared themselves for a tough afternoon of football. Our Years 5 and 6 played in a Tournament at River Recreation Ground last Monday 3 October. Mr Uden reported that the players worked hard and managed to keep an impressive 2 clean sheets! A big White Cliffs ‘Well Done' to Michael, Lily, Dylan, Rylee, Braydon, Maciej, Ethan and Marlee. Player of the tournament was awarded to Ethan for his work rate, creating lots of goal scoring opportunities and his excellent passing.
"It was awesome! I loved it! We worked together well." Brayden
"It was great! We lost but we had a really fun day!" Ethan
Our White Cliffs girls put in a wonderful display against Wingham girls on Thursday. In an exciting game our girls went ahead twice, with an amazing hat trick by striker Macey, before a late equaliser from Wingham ended the match 3-3. Well done to: Bryony, Aleisha, Wiktoria, Scarlett, Tally-Mae, Ella, Macey and Taylor-Anne. Player of the Match was awarded to Macey.
Our White Cliffs boys played valiantly against Wingham boys in our final league game of the season. Despite the unflattering (and undeserved) scoreline, we were all very proud of how our boys showed true White Cliffs spirit and never gave up! Our goal was a fabulous effort scored by Rylee. Well done to: Josh, Leo, Brandon, Rylee, Kane, Michael, Brayden and Clayton. Player of the Match was awarded to Rylee and Kane, who both deserve a special mention for staying to support and encourage our girls in their match.
Our years 3 and 4 were in action on Thursday in a tournament at Deal Town Football Club. After some excellent results in the group stage, including winning 2-1 against St. Mary’s and drawing 0-0 with Barton, White Cliffs had to take part in an exciting penalty shoot out against St. Mary’s to clinch 2nd place. Our team showed real composure under pressure with Harvey and Liam both slotting away 2 excellent penalties, and goalkeeper Liam saving an amazing 3 penalties to clinch 2nd spot! Well done to: Lily, Jordan, Maciej, Myleene, Tia, Liam and Harvey, Our team played some fabulous football throughout the tournament and were all deserving of the Player of the Tournament accolade, but it was awarded to Liam for his amazing goalkeeping efforts!
Our year 5 and 6 boys also played a tournament at Deal Town FC on Wednesday. A big well done to: Jacob, Marlee, Rylee, Brandon, Braydon, Michael and Leo
Our Years 1 and 2 footballers were in action again this week (Tuesday 3rd May) when they took part in the annual regional Football Festival at Sandwich Technology School on Tuesday. There were real signs of promise as our team put in some excellent performances to finish just 1 win away from qualifying for the play-offs. Braidy got us off to a great start, scoring a hat trick in our first game against Wingham to secure a 3-0 win, with some excellent defending from Phoebe helping to keep a clean sheet. There was some great running from Harvey and Nishen (who was amazing in learning the rules so quickly!) and some good efforts from Archie and Poppy in our 1-1 draw against River, with Braidy scoring his 4th goal of the tournament to secure us the point.
Player of the tournament was awarded to ‘Flying Frank our Fantastic Keeper’ by Mr Uden for his super saves! Frank was in top form again, showing real courage and determination throughout and true White Cliffs sportsmanship.
A huge well done to: Frank (GK), Phoebe, Harvey, Nishen, Poppy and Braidy. Everyone at White Cliffs is very proud of your fantastic efforts!
On Friday 15th April White Cliffs Girls Football Team visited Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School. Thnak you to Wiktoria for the following match report: 'This week the girls football team went of to play against Kinsgdown, who were amazing. With Bryony as goalie, Aliesha and Wiktoria in defence; Scarlett, Tally-Mae, Jessica and Amy doing brilliantly in midfield, and of course Macey who was fantastic as striker. We sadly lost by 3 goals to 1, with Tally Mae scoring a great goal, assisted by Ella. Everyone played well and had lots of fun, especially the supporters, who cheered all throughout the game.
On Tuesday 22nd March Year 5 participated in a rugby festival held at Crabble. There were many good performances throughout the day, with some members of the team experiencing competitive tag rugby for the first time.
On Friday 10th March 2016 children from bothy KS1 and KS2 participated in a gymnastics competition at Dover Gymnastics Club. Thank you to Jessica for writing the following report on the event: 'We went to the gymnastics club and had to show our routine we had been practicing in school. When we we were there we got to use the springboards and show our great forward rolls. My favourite part was the springboard as I liked it lots and it made me feel good because it was fun.
Well done to everyone that took part, you should all be proud of yourself.
The KS1 team: Jake, Jessica and Jack.
The KS2 team: Lily and Kady
Some of our Key Stage 1 children were in action on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, performing in the Primary Dance Festival at Astor College. After weeks of hard practice, our children performed an outstanding routine, dancing to the Wurzel’s ‘I’ve Got a Brand New Combine Harvester’ and were absolutely amazing!
Well done to Jessica, Marissa, Nishen, Sophia, Lydia, Lilly-Mae, Jake, Keita, Summer-Mai, Skye, Hannah, Frank, Taigan, Milly and Leah! You did White Cliffs proud! A big thank you to Miss Kippen and Miss Pawley who worked extremely hard organising this for our children and put so much effort into helping the children practice for the big event!
Our girls team were in action again on Thursday, with some very impressive debut performances. Thankyou to Ella and Bryony for your match report: "On Thursday we played against Deal Parochial and sadly in the first match we lost 4-0. Even though we didn’t score we caused a lot of trouble for the Deal Parochial defence however their Goalkeeper was in fine form and denied Macie many times. In the second match everyone played well and with a well organised defence consisting of Wictoria and Lily we shut the opposition out and the game ended 0-0. Team: Bryony (GK) Aliesha, Taylor, Macey, Amy, Ella (C), Scarlett, Tally-Mae, Wictoria, Lily and Jessica.
Player of the Match was awarded to Scarlett "Scarlett’s work rate was phenomenal and she did not stop running. With the ball at her feet Scarlett posed a threat to the opposition defenders and on many occasions started the attack. Well done Scarlett. A special mention must also go to Jessica for her fine display in her first game.
On Thursday 3rd March, 8 children from Years 3 and 4 attended a schools’ football tournament at Dover Athletic FC.
The team played against Charlton, Green Park, Aycliffe, Guston, St. Mary’s and St. Richard’s, drawing 3 of their games and losing 3.
Goals were scored by Harvey and Liam , with some excellent saves by goal keeper Mark.
They were lucky enough to meet 2 Dover players, Andy Rafferty and Sean Raggett, as well as the club mascot, Captain Crab.
The team line up was; Harvey, Liam, Mark, Lilly, Freddie, Maciej, Lily and Georgia.
White Cliffs competed for the first time in the girls football league. The girls all played brilliantly and fully deserved their 2-0 victory against very good opposition.
A match report by the captain will be available shortly.
White Cliffs sent two teams to attend a local sportshall athletics event, having competed in last years competition the Year 6 children knew exactly what to expect. Combining this with the enthusiasm of the Year 5 White Cliffs scored strongly throughout the day and finished in a respectable position.
White Cliffs FC took part in what can be described as their best game of the season so far, playing Guston in a thrilling cup quarter final tie. It was really close end-to-end stuff for most of the game, complete with some amazing defending, superb goals and awesome penalty moments! Our goals were scored by Louis, who netted the first after some excellent link up play with Rylee down the left wing; and Rylee scoring the second following a corner and the third a well taken penalty that he slotted home well. We could have had a hatful more if all our chances had found the back of the net. Rylee and Brayden had some wonderful individual efforts, taking on many opposition players and were unlucky not to score. Brayden, Clayton, Leo and Brandon were solid in defence, and Ella’s tackling was superb as always. Goalkeeper Josh pulled off an heroic penalty save at a crucial point, keeping us in the game! With such a brilliant team effort from everyone it was impossible to decide on an individual Player of the Match, so the accolade was awarded to the whole team!
After the game Josh said "I saved a penalty and have not done that before. I just want to play again".
Our team were in action again this week, playing a home match against Hornbeam school. Despite some good passing play between Louis and Rylee, Leo making some timely interceptions, and Ella’s unflinching tackling, we were just not able to create opportunities in front of goal. The result did not go in the favour of White Cliffs with Hornbeam winning 7-0. Player of the Match was awarded to Louis, who thoroughly deserved the accolade for his respectful sportsmanship, generosity and positive attitude throughout the match. Squad: Josh (GK), Rylee (C), Louis, Clayton, Ella, Braydon, Leo and Brandon.
Another well done to Rylee, Clayton, Josh, Ella, Macey, Braydon, Leo and Brandon as White Cliffs FC once again turned out for a league match, playing an away match at Guston Primary school. Despite the difficult pitch conditions, our players showed some huge improvements yet again, showing how well they are developing their passing game. Our team captain Rylee was awarded Player of the Match for his all-round play, defending well and creating some good goal-scoring opportunities. Braydon and Leo are forming a good partnership in defence and have developed a great understanding, showing excellent positioning instincts and some good tackling. Leo made several timely interceptions and clearances, with Brayden on many occasions preventing the opposition players from creating obvious goal-scoring 1 on 1 chances against our ‘keeper. Brandon made a great full first team debut and looks like being a good addition to the team. Our 2 goals came from Clayton, who scored another cracking goal from distance; and Rylee who, after some nifty footwork, shot from inside the area beating the ‘keeper cleanly. Well done to all our players!
White Cliffs FC were in action again, with our team taking part in a league match against Wingham school. Our players showed some great improvements and played with real White Cliffs spirit. Team captain Rylee put in a good all-round performance, leading by example throughout the game, with Ella winning our player-of-the match accolade for her excellent tackling and ability to advance with the ball. Goalie Josh made some super saves coming off his line well, with some excellent communication from Braydon and Leo ensuring the defence was organised and Bryony making some good interceptions to break up play and gain possession. Macey showed some flashes of great skill and real determination, never giving up during the match and Michael displayed great energy, assisting the team by covering a lot of ground. Clayton scored an outstandingly outrageous goal from a distance that beat the keeper cleanly! Well done to all of you!!
Speaking about the game Clayton had this to say "I was really happy to score a goal and playing football is something that interest me and I like we have a chance to play at school."
White Cliffs FC were in action again, with our team taking part in the McCarthy Cup at River Primary school. Well done to Bryony, Rylee, Ella, Clayton, Josh, Michael, Brandon, Braydon and Leo who were playing as a team together for the first time. The staff were very impressed, commenting on how their skills were developing and how they put in a good effort for their first performance together. Our team kept an impressive 2 clean sheets over 4 games, with Rylee displaying excellent leadership skills throughout. Ella made some decisive passes and Clayton showed how well he is developing into a good team player. Well done to you all! Ella was awarded player of the match for White Cliffs.