Well done to our Year 3/4 football team that went undefeated at this mornings Telford & Wrekin tournament. The boys competed in 6 games and they won 3 and drew 3. Unfortunately this meant the boys just missed out on qualifying for the final, finishing 2nd in their group. The boys certainly improved throughout the morning and saved their best performance for their last game where we beat a very strong Muxton team 1-0. We drew 1-1 with our group winners, Meadows Primary School who will now play in the final at the Bucks Head Stadium. This just shows how tough our group was and how well our boys played.
Well done to our Year 5 girls football team that tonight qualified to the County Cup Final for the first time in Grange Park’s history. The girls qualified to the semi final after finishing runners up in their group. The semi final ended 0-0 which meant we had to take part in another dreaded penalty shoot out. The girls showed great mental strength and ability to win the shoot out in sudden death and secured their place in the cup final which will be played at the New Meadow (home to Shrewsbury Town FC) in May. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the finals tonight but Miss Trevor and Mr Green kept me up to date with minute by minute action reports and I couldn’t of been any prouder of the girls when the final result came through. We will play St Georges Shrewsbury in the final, the only team that has beat our Year 5 girls all year, so we know its going to be a tough game. So lots of training coming up to prepare for the final girls. Well done again on breaking another record girls. Mr James #TeamGP
Well done to our Year 5 Archery team that finished 5th out of 24 teams at today’s Year 5/6 Telford & Wrekin competition. The team have now qualified for the Shropshire Summer Games in July. It was great to see the massive improvement from their first few attempts to how well they were shooting at the end. We will borrow an archery kit before the Shropshire Summer Games and get lots of practise in to maximise our chances of getting gold at the finals. Well done #TeamGP
Well done to our Year 3/4 girls football team that today reached the semi finals of the Telford Cup. The girls finished top of their qualifying group winning two matches 3-0 and 9-0 and then drawing the other game 0-0. We were then drawn against St Peters Edgmond for the 3rd time in 2 weeks in various football tournaments and every match we have had against them has been extremely close and this was no different. The game was end to end without either goalkeeper really having a save to make and after 10 minutes the game was still 0-0. The match then had to go to extra time and Grange Park scored a great counter attacking goal and defended solidly for the last few minutes to secure the win. We knew we were now just one win away from another cup final at the Bucks Head Stadium. The girls gave their all but were eventually beaten by the better side St Georges. We couldn’t be any prouder of the effort our girls put in today and you could see in the last game just how tired they all were. Most these girls had never played in a competitive football match 6 months ago and today they reached the semi finals of the cup, a great achievement girl #TeamGP
Massive congratulations to our Year 6 boys indoor athletics team that were today crowned the Shropshire County Team Champions. Just to qualify for the finals was big achievement for the school, but to actually win the finals makes the achievement even higher. The boys were fantastic all afternoon and fully deserved their win putting in some amazing performances on the track and then backing up those performances with some great field results. The boys medals will be delivered later on in the week and will be presented to the boys in assembly. The improvement from the team since the Telford qualifiers proves that hard work and team work pays off. Well done boys, the whole school is extremely proud of your accomplishment today. #TeamGP, the best athletics team in Shropshire.
Well done to our Year 5/6 girls football team that today competed in the Telford & Wrekin girls football tournament at TCAT. The girls put in some great performances and only missed out on reaching the finals by 1 goal difference after finishing joint 2nd in their group. Well done girls
What a performance, what a team. Massive congratulations to our Year 5/6 boys Football Team that tonight won their semi final 3-1 against a great St Peters Edgmond Team. The boys have made history by being the first boys Grange Park team to reach the cup final, hopefully we can extend this history by being the first Grange Park boys team to win the cup. St Peters Edgmond were by far our toughest opponents of the season so far and they controlled the play for the first 5 minutes and nearly scored but our goalkeeper pulled off a great save followed up by an even better rebound save. This sparked the boys to life and we started to keep the ball better and our reward came just before half time with an amazing strike from the half way line. We knew we still had a lot of work to do in the 2nd half and we had to keep the ball more if we were to go on and win the match. Grange Park then scored the goal of the match with the team putting together 6 or 7 passes before our striker calmly slotted the ball in the corner. The game then became stretched with St Peters throwing everyone forward but the boys kept to the plan and again scored a great counter attacking goal. St Peters scored near the end of the match from a free kick that was brilliantly saved by our goalkeeper but their striker was alert to tap in the rebound.
Definitely performance of the season tonight, the boys couldn’t of given anymore and fully deserved their win. Very proud of every single one of you #TeamGP
The final will be played on Thursday 11th May at the New Buck Head Stadium.
Our trophy arrived today from the recent Year 3/4 girls football tournament we won. Well done again girls #TeamGP #GirlsFootball
Well done to our Year 5/6 football team that tonight won 4-0 against a very good Wrockwardine Wood team. The boys used this match as a warm up for their cup semi final tomorrow and thankfully we got through the match without any serious injuries. The boys got off to a very slow start and struggled to get out of their own half for the first 10 minutes but scored from a cracking long range effort that was pushed onto the bar but as always our striker was alert to slide in the rebound. The second half was a different story with our boys playing some beautiful team football and back to their best . For the boys to play to such a high standard of passing football in terrible conditions was a great achievement. Good luck tomorrow boys #TeamGP
Thank you to Mr Lockley from the Shropshire Cricket Board who put on two cricket sessions for our Year 2 classes this morning. Mr Lockley will be visiting Grange Park over the next 3 weeks to deliver more cricket sessions. Hopefully the weather will improve #TeamGP