PE and Sport
Welcome to the Balgowan Sport Page!
Here you can find out about all the events, leagues, tournaments and competitions we have been competing in. We compete in a huge range of sports and Balgowan has never had as much participation or success – let’s keep it up!
If you are keen to get involved, keep an eye out for our clubs and trials.
Most importantly – Get Active, Stay Active and (most importantly) Enjoy Exercise!
Amazing Athletics! Langley Boys hosted this year’s Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship. 22 schools took part in the competition. Nine boys and 10 girls represented the Balgowan on the day. The events were split into two categories; track and field. The track events consisted of relay races and sprints. The field events consisted of the chest push, long jump, speed bounce and vertical jump. Notably Charlotte Lambert threw 7.5m, which was the biggest of the day in the girls section. Balgowan ended up finishing in a strong 4th position. Another great achievement. The eventual winners were Harris Crystal Palace.
Tag Rugby: On Tuesday 21st February, Balgowan took three teams to the Bromley Schools’ Tag Rugby Competition – alongside 37 other teams. Each team was drawn into a different group and played four games each. Every team played in the qualifier. The ‘C team’ were undefeated. They won two games and drew two games. They played against Crofton, Pickhurst, Valley and Bickley. Their defence line was very effective which helped them a lot. The ‘B team’ won two, drew one and, sadly, lost one game. Their defence line proved helpful; however, it failed on their last game – resulting in loss. On the positive, they did score some very sneaky tries. The ‘A team’ were definitely the most successful. They
On Friday 24th February, Balgowan welcomed the U17 Netherlands World Champion Korfball Team. Balgowan has a strong link with Bromley Korfball, led by Bill Berry and this is the third year that Netherlands have visited. Year 3 and Bill’s Korfball Club were lucky enough to spend a short time being coached by the magnificent Dutch team.
Spring League Game 1 – Victory against Claire House! On a cold and rainy Friday, the Balgowan girls’ football team arrived at Claire House to play on their brand-new astro pitches (so jealous!). However, the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits. Minutes into the game, Emily Taylor scored from outside the box so we were 1-0 up. Balgowan had most of the possession, passing and dribbling quickly and precisely. It wasn’t long until Florence Monks scored another goal in quick succession, leaving us 2-0 up. The other team put up some good defence, with several headers to clear the ball. After some close misses from Zara Driscoll, Emily scored again – taking the score to 3-0 for half time. Claire House
Langley Boys hosted this year’s Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship. 22 schools took part in the competition. Nine boys and ten girls represented the Balgowan on the day. The events were split into two categories; track and field. The track events consisted of relay races and sprints. The field events consisted of the chest push, long jump, speed bounce and vertical jump. Notably Charlotte Lambert threw 7.5m, which was the biggest of the day in the girls section. Balgowan ended up finishing in a strong 4th position. Another great achievement. The eventual winners were Harris Crystal Palace.
Balgowan Vs Raglan On Wednesday 9th November 2016, Balgowan played a football match against Raglan. This was held at The Annex with a 3:45 pm kick off. In the starting eleven were Freddie Fletcher ( C ), Max Farrell, Thomas Adams, Lewis Court, Jaspar Brooks, Arthur Widdowson, Adam Gass, Arthur Starvis, Isiah Royal, Jake Dando, Theo Hillier-Taylor and Alex Hillier-Taylor. After a stressful first half with no goals, Balgowan were disappointed they hadn’t scored but kept their heads up. Even though they didn’t score, they were on top for the entire first half and hoped to continue this into the second half. After a 5-minute half time break, they had a team talk and agreed they would try their best
Balgowan has been awarded to the ‘gold mark’ for our achievement in sport for 2015-16. Well done to all the children and staff at Balgowan for making this possible.
Great Start for the Balgowan Girls’ Football Team The autumn league challenge has started for the girls and they had a resounding 8-1 victory against Southborough Primary School. A hat trick from Bryony, two from Eleanor, and a goal each by Emily and Florence (the other an own goal) saw the team start their campaign with a win. Mr Coulson was very impressed with team’s determination and attacking qualities. The girls took their form into the district preliminary knockouts. After a slow start, they beat Alexandra Junior School 1-0 with a low free kick from Zara. The momentum carried on through the tournament with a 2-0 win over Valley Primary School. Emily’s skills proved too much for the Valley defence. After
Sixteen Bromley schools took part in this year’s annual Year 3 and 4 Quad Kids. Last year Balgowan won silver and this year were hoping to go one better. There are four events; 50m sprint, 400m run, standing long jump and a howler throw. The whole team represented Balgowan with a great attitude and an abundance of talent and passion. Following a tense countdown it was announced that Balgowan had won the event. A special well done for Amelie who was the only year 3 to be selected and she had the quickest 50m sprint out of every girl (in every school) that took part. Her time was an amazing 6.70 seconds! All the team were a credit to Balgowan
Having won the Bromley qualifier we were able to represent Bromley at the London Youth Games for the 2nd year running. The team were in great spirits from the get go and during the opening ceremony two of our own (Isabella and Connor) were chosen to go on stage and give the competitors pledge! Both Isabella and Connor spoke beautifully and were a credit to Balgowan and Bromley. Once that was finished it was off to the event and of the potential 33 London boroughs, 28 were represented. Overall a Trigolf challenge consists of 8 different activities for both chipping and putting and each challenge gains points for the team. You are permitted a 2 minute practice prior to your
KS2 classes headed up to the field in classes and all had a good go at the (another) first-ever ‘Balgowan Army Assault Course’. The course was 150ft long and included 7 different obstacles that the children had to negotiate. We had races, mini-challenges and even the teachers and adults (including Mr Hines!) had a go, all much to the amusement of the children! Everyone managed to complete the entire course and I can tell you (from personal experience!) that the course was particularly tough and physically demanding! Hopefully these events have helped to show children that exercise, while being highly important towards good health, can be really great fun as well! A big thank you needs to go towards the
Earlier in the academic year, we entered a Year 1 & 2 gymnastics team into the Bromley Schools’ Competition. This team of 5 children did amazingly well and they all absolutely loved representing the school. Before this, Balgowan had never entered a team into any gymnastics competitions and having personally seen some of the talent around in KS2, we decided that it was about time that Balgowan showed off it’s superb gymnasts across the year groups. There was separate competitions for both Year 3 & 4 as well as Year 5 & 6 (both on the same day), split into 3 disciplines: Vault, Body Management and Floor. We decided that extra training to learn routines and perfect different techniques were required.
On 16th March a mixed team of year 3/4 girls and boys took part in the Bromley Football Competition held at Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham. The team were undefeated, drawing three and winning one. Goals from Jake, Max and two from Jasper saw Balgowan win their group. Balgowan and Crystal Palace’s U10 star Hannah, shone, yet again. We are really excited about the sheer talent on show in Year 3 & 4. What a future they have!
More silverware has arrived at Balgowan Primary School courtesy of the 2016 Bromley Primary School Cross Country Race. On a much calmer day than the November 2015 event, 1,900 runners poured into Crystal Palace Park. The Year 3 girls ran well – Gabrielle running her first race came 33rd, Amelie 38th and Charlotte 39th. Charlotte improved 40 places from her first run in November. Year 3 boys soon followed and were sparked into life by Jed who ran superbly to finish 2nd. Benji 7th, Oliver 8th, Toby 11th and Alex 42nd rounded off a great performance. However it was down to Alex that the Year 3 boys won the team trophy. Alex’s trainer fell off near the start of the
Having won the Bromley Schools’ Competition (finishing top of over 40 school teams!), Balgowan earned the chance to represent BROMLEY BOROUGH in the LONDON YOUTH GAMES. This is the biggest annual youth event in ALL OF EUROPE! Each London Borough was represented by their own competition winners and the going was tough indeed. Balgowan won the first of 3 group games, suffering their first ever loss in competitive netball in the second. However, they bounced back to win the final game, ensuring qualification for the top 16 groups. In the final group stages, only the top team from each group qualified for the semi-finals. Balgowan played brilliantly and ended up winning one, drawing one and losing one. This wasn’t quite
On the 14th March 2015 Balgowan Primary School took part in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country’s annual event at Crystal Palace Park. It was a freezing cold, but sunny morning at Crystal Palace but the children turned out in their hundreds. After warming up the girls in years 3 and 4 set off at 9:20 for their race. Eleanor Young and Jessica Matthews set the pace, again. Eleanor finished strongest in 48th with Jessica not far behind. Alexia, who keeps getting better and better, also finished well, in 62nd place. Next, the year 3 and 4 boys had their turn. Sam, Theo, Jasper, Matthew, and Jacob performed admirably, again. However, this time it was Arthur who stole the limelight,
Hockey This half term saw the Bromley Primary Schools Hockey Festival take place at Langley Park School. After a huge amount of children training and trialling, we were able to enter three teams (totalling 27 children!) into a very strong tournament consisting of 24 teams. ‘Balgowan Barracudas’ and ‘Balgowan Bulls’ were drawn in the same group – an extremely strong group – and played well throughout. When they played each other, the teams were inseparable, resulting in a 1-1 draw. The ‘Balgowan Bears’ fared better with three wins and two draws. The Bears only conceded one goal in the tournament but failed to qualify to the next round on goal difference (second year running!). Everyone that played did superbly and
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. To see a breakdown of how Balgowan Primary School have used this funding to improve the quality of PE across the school…
On the 5th February 2015 the U11 boys football team took part in the illustrious CPFC U11’s tournament. The winners would have a chance to play at White Hart Lane (home of Tottenham Hotspur). The event was held on brand new astro-turf at Kent County Cricket, Beckenham. The team played great football throughout their three group games, winning two and losing one. Unfortunately the team needed to win all three games to progress into the final so bowed out early. Goals in the first two games came from Freddie Missin in year 5 and Freddie Fletcher in Year 4. Squad: Sam Langford (GK) Louis Pilger, Freddie Fletcher, Freddie Missin, Joe Barnes-Austin, Tom Penlinton and captain Zac McCullogh.
On Thursday 22nd January 2015, Balgowan took 16 children to compete in the Bromley Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Langley Boys School. The events included: 2×1 relay, 2×2 relay, 4×1 relay, ‘parlauf’relay, obstacle relay, vertical jump, standing long jump, speed bounce and chest push. All our athletes competed in a minimum of two events and did exceptionally well. Balgowan really stood out in two specific events – the speed bounce and parlauf relay. We topped the speed bounce in both the boys and girls competitions; all six children scoring over 50 in 20 seconds – none of the scorers could believe it! Both the boys and girls also dominated the parlauf relay – setting extremely quick times with the middle