Sports at Hillstone
Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others.
Our Sporting Values
At Hillstone Primary school we believe that a child, who is physically active, is a happier child. The early years of a child’s life builds the paving blocks to fundamental skills for future activity, developing agility, balance, coordination and sport specific skills. Sport and Physical Education promotes health and exercise and means our children will be more likely to be active adults. Not only does sport have physical benefits but it also develops their social attributes, improving their confidence, teamwork and communication skills. Sport helps to install a ‘growth mind set’ in children, helping them to deal with failure and mistakes and to understand that these are needed to improve and should be celebrated. Sport gives children a practical way of experiencing this.
Girls and Boys Football League Update
On Wednesday 15th November our year 5 & 6 girls football team kicked off their season at Yardley Fives, playing their first four games of the season.
Our girls got off to a fast start against a determined Court Farm, taking an early lead. Our girls remained on top, but we were wasteful in front of goal. We scored again half way through the game to win 2-0. In the second game we played against the Abbey primary, who made it difficult for us – being very well organised. We were more clinical in this game again winning 2-0. Our third game we played against local rivals, Timberley. Against the run of play, Timberley took the lead after an error at the back. However, our girls showed great resilience, equalising just minutes later. The game petered out to a draw which was just about the fair result. For our last game of the evening, we played an impressive SS Peter and Paul. Our girls saved their best performance till last. With a game that ebbed and flowed with realy quality our girls performed brilliantly – winning the game 2-1.
Well done to our girls went unbeaten and sit in 3rd place, but on equal points to top of the league.
Our boys football team played their second and third game of the season, narrowly losing 1-0 to an impressive Mapledene in defensive master class by our boys, and then a 1-0 win against Parkfield – a game in which the score line could have been alot more. For more info on our league see here https://espsfa.pitchero.com/
Sports Blog and News
Latest Updates Below
Ultimate Frisbee Competition
On Thursday 12th October 11 children took part in an Ultimate Frisbee event at ST George’s School. What an afternoon the children had. They really enjoyed themselves and both our A team and B team won all of their games, all bar one, in which both teams drew. Our player of the event was Jenson Mackay was absolutley brilliant in defence and setting up scores. Well done all.
Tag Rugby Competition
On Thursday 5th October 15 year 3 and 4 children took part in a tag rugby competition. All in all there were four teams at the competition. Our A team won 2 games and drew once and our B team won 2 games and drew once. The game they both drew was when they played each other!! Well done to all of our children who took part. Player of the competition was Keegan Hindley Price!!
School Games Gold 2023
Afer a year full of sport, we were awarded a School Games Gold Award for our commitment to sports and PE at Hillstone School. To achieve the Gold Award you must offer children in your school many opportunities to take part in sporting events and also opportunities to lead with sport.
On Tuesday 16th May, children friom year 5/6 took part in a rounders festival. Our children played brilliantly winning 4 and drawing 1 game. It was a great day in the sun for our children who represented the school magnificently.
On Tuesday 21st March, nine girls from year 3 and 4 took part in a gymnastics competition. Our girls vaulted and performed a sequence. We were named winners of the event scoring over 100 points as a team. Well done to all involved.
On Tuesday 7th March four children from year 3/4 and four children from year 5/6 took part in a tennis competition at Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre. Both teams won all but one game for each competition and played some fanstastic tennis against some very good players.
Year 3 Multiskills Festival
On Thursday 19th January, fourteen year 3 children took part in a multiskills festival at Archbishop Ilsley School. The children had great fun trying out new skills in cricket, basketball and athletics just to name a few.
Year 5/6 Girls Football League
On Wednesday 7th December our girls football team competed in their first league fixtures of the season. They played four games, scoring 13 goals, without conceding a goal throughout, winning 3 and drawing 1 game 0-0.
Year 3 and 4 Football
On Tuesday 8th November, thirteen year 3 and 4 children took part in a football event at Archbishop Ilsley Secondary School. Our B team won four games and lost two. Our A team won all their games.
On Tuesday 11th October six KS2 children took part in an indoor bowling event at Acocks Green Bowls. The children had a fantastic morning trying to score as many points as possible. To top it all off they even all came away with a medal.
East Meets East Mela
On Friday 8th July Hillstone Primary School hosted a commonwealth themed festival linked to our partner country- India. We had 26 sporting stations and an outdoor stage with Indian fusion themed dances taking place. The festival was open to the local community and partner schools
Para Sports Hall Athletics
On Thursday 19th May, nine of our children competed in the Para Sports Hall Athletics School Games Finals. Our children had already won our ‘area’ event to qualify for the finals. On the day, our children performed briliiantly and showed fantastic sportsmanship. We were named Bronze medal winners- meaning we are the third best para athletics team in Birmingham!!
On Wednesday 30th March, our girls football team took part in their last three fixtures of the season. To have a chance of winning the title, we would need to win every game and hope for a couple of the other scores went in our favour. We won two of our three games, and drawing our last game 3-3. We finished in 3rd place overall in our league. More info here https://espsfa.pitchero.com/match-info/tables?table_id=d-4251357
Boys Football – Update 29/3/22
On Tuesday 29th March our boys football team took part in their fifth league fixture of the season, playing away against St Barnabas. In a tight, scrappy game we come out 1-0 winners, to remain unbeaten in the league. For more info see here https://espsfa.pitchero.com/match-info/tables
On Wednesday 2nd February our girls football team took part in their first league fixtures. After a slow start, losing our first two league games, our girls picked up their performances and won the next 3 games. With it all still to play for, our girls will need to carry on their form into the next set of league fixtures on Wednesday 16th March. Well done to all of our girls.
On Tuesday 16th November, we took 2 basketball teams to a School Games Event. Our B team played 6 games, winning 4 and losing 2. Our A team played 6 games, winning 5 and drawing 1 game. Well done to all of our children who took part. they had a On Tuesday 12th October our boys played in their first football league game in the best part of 18 months great morning and did themselves proud.
Panathlon Tenpin Bowling
On Tuesday 10th October, four children took part in a tenpin bowling competition against 18 other schools. Our children has a great time, and not only that, they also finished in 3rd place, picking up bronze medals and certificates. Player of the event was Brody Ryley, who scored an incredible 100 points!!!!!
Cross Country Competition
On Thursday 28th September, twelve year 5/6 children took part in a cross country event against 3 other schools. Our boys team (6 runners) finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th place. Our girls team finished in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 8th place. Well done to our team. What a brilliant effort!! Runner of the competition was Bobbie Leigh Brotherson. Well done Bobbie!
Girls Football League
After finishing runners up in our girls league, we went onto the Erdingotn and Saltley District playoffs. After our 3 group games, we drew 1, lost 1 and won 1 game, we just missed out on the semi finals on goal difference. What a great effort this season from our girls.
Tag Rugby Festival
On Monday 24th April, 12 children took part in a tag rugby festival taking place at Archbishop Ilsley. Our A team won 5 matches and lost 1. Our B team won 5 matches and drew 1. What a fantastic performance from our children who deomnstarted some brilliant skills and teamwwork.
On Monday 27th March, eleven children from years 1/2 took part in a mutliskills event in which children had to complete multiple challenges e.g. penalty shootout, keepy uppy ballon challenge and races. They all had a fantastic time and represented the school brilliantly.
Year 5/6 Badminton
On Thursday 9th February four children from year 5/6 took part in a badminton event at Archbishop Ilsley. Our children had great fun, winning four of their five games against other schools. One of our children even went unbeaten throughout the whole event.
Year 3/4 Handball
On Tuesday 31st January, seven children from year 3/4 took part in a handball event at Kings Heath Boys School. The children played brilliantly, and had great fun winning two of their three games.
Year 2 Kurling Competition
On Friday 2nd December 8 children from year 2 took part in their first ever level 2 sports event outside of school. Our children did brilliantly winning most of their kurling matches and ended up finishing in 2nd place overall
Year 6 Basketball
On Tuesday 1st November, four year 6 children competed in basketball competition. We won all of our games and were named winners of our region. This means we will go on to the All-Birmingham School Games Finals next April, representing our local area.
Boys Football League
So far this season, our boys team have played 4 league games against some of the toughest opposition in the league. After losing our first game 4-0 against one of the league title favourites, our team have gone on to play against 3 other very good school teams- losing 1-0 twice, and drawing our last game 0-0 against a very talented Mapledene. Click on boys football league link for more info
Girls Football Festival
On Monday 3rd October Hillstone girls football team took part in a football festival being held at Archbishop Ilsley School. The girls had a great time competing against other teams and managed to win all their games.
On Wednesday 25th May, eleven of our year 5 and 6 children competed in a school games tag rugby competition. There were eight teams that attended the competition which took place at Birmingham Exiles RFC. We won every game and were named overall winners of the competition.
Indoor Athletics Finals
On Wednesday 30th March, twenty three of our children competed in the indoor athletics school games finals. They performed exceptionally- and were just ‘pipped to the post’ by a brilliant Wylde Green Primary team- winning silver medals. Although disappointed to not come out with a gold place finish our children were chuffed with their success.
Year 3 & 4 Football Festival
Thursday 23rd March – Both team played severn matches. Hillstone Blue, won 6 and drew 1 game. Hillstone red, won 5, drew 1 and lost 1. Our children played brilliantly – with a smile on their face, and really seemed to enjoy this opportunity, which many have gone without over the last 18 months due to the pandemic.
Indoor Athletics- Para
On Thursday 10th February, eleven of our children competed in a range of indoor athletics events. They completed field events, such as the standing long jump, javelin, speed bounce and chest push. They also competed in races against other teams. Our team were named overall winners and will now go onto the School Games Finals in the Summer term.
On Tuesday 23rd of November, twenty three of our year 5 and 6 children took part in a sports hall athletics competition at Nechells Leisure Centre. This is a School Games Level 2 event, in which you compete against teams in your local partnership. If you win the event you then get the chance to represent your partnership in a School Games Finals after Christmas.
On Friday 5th November, eight children took part in a Panathlon event. This is where children rotate in their teams around different games trying to score as many points as possible. Our children had a great time and even managed to pick up certificates and medals!!!
Boys Football League
On Tuesday 12th October our boys played in their first football league game in the best part of 18 months. We won the game 2-0 playing against Featherstone. Well done to Charlie and Maryam who both were awarded ‘players of the match’.
Well done to our year 5 cricket team who took part in the first face to face sports event in the best part of 18 months. All children had a great time and performed brilliantly winning 2 out of the 3 games they took part in.
Boys Football League Update
On Monday 9th March our boys football team played against Timberly School in a league fixture. Our children won the game 9-1, maintaining their 100% record in the league.
Girls Football at AVFC
On Monday 3rd February our girls football team took part in 6 aside competition at Aston Villa F.C. Our girls went undefeated, winning 4 and drawing 2 games. Well done to all of our girls who participated.
On Monday 20th January our boys football team took part in the first round of the 9 aside format HMS Cup. Our boys won the game, beating Lyndon Green 4-2. They now qualify for the next round.
On Monday 13th January, nine girls from year 3/4 represented Hillstone in a School Games level 2 event. After performing our vault and floor routine, we were given some fantastic feedback from the judges and were named winners of the event. We now go through to the School Games Finals in March.
ESPSFA Cup Winners
On Monday 2nd December our boys football team won the ESPSFA cup. Click here to read about our great success.
On Wednesday 20th November our girls football team competed in their first four league fixtures of the season. We won all of our games and sit at the top of the table.
On Wednesday 20th November twenty three KS2 children competed in an indoor athletics level 2 competition. Our children performed brilliantly scoring a massive 636 points winning the event and qualifying for the School Games Finals next year.
On Wednesday 13th November 7 children took part in a SEND football competition at Nechells Leisure Centre. They won all but one game. They will now go onto the Winter Games Finals in March to represent our partnership.