Science and Technology Competition FInals

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Jun 222017

Today was the final of this year’s Science and Technology competition and, as usual, it was a very exciting afternoon. No one was sure who was going to win! The teams were seeded based on times from qualifying and had to compete in a best of 3, head to head drag, race. Reliability as well as speed came into play and teams found that sometimes being able to complete 3 good runs was better than 1 spectacular one! See below for photos of this year’s winners, both the overall winners and the prizes for ingenuity and artistic merit.

Many thanks to all who took time to make a model and to all at home who helped the children prepare.

This year’s winners:

Second place:

Third place:

Winner of most ingenious entry:

Winner of Artistic Merit:

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Science and Technology Competition Heats

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Jun 192017

Today saw the heats of this year’s Science and Technology Competition. The challenge was all about speed – who could design and make a model that could travel across the hall in the fastest time possible. It was great to see so many children enter – we had over 20 teams competing today. When the heats were finished the top 12 teams qualified for a place in Thursday’s final.

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National Schools Swimming Finals Report

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Jun 192017

After a huge amount of hard work and preparation our Relay Team finally competed at Ponds Forge on Saturday 17th June. It was an incredibly exciting day and a real privilege to accompany the children and parents who have put in so much time and effort into training.

We arrived at Ponds Forge about 10.15am and the children were ready to get in the water at 11.00am to familiarise themselves with the pool, Apparently the water was colder than they are used to, which must have come as a relief from the temperatures outside and inside the pool on one of the hottest days of the year! Once the initial warm up was complete and everything was ready for the races it was time to have lunch and wait for the opening ceremony. A procession of team captains from all the schools who reached the finals opened the afternoon’s event and what an event it was to be!

After doing so well in the heats the children were now swimming against some of the top swimmers in the country. The girls had two great swims in their two events – the mixed stroke and freestyle relays. They knocked a whopping 5 seconds off their qualifying times which showed just how much work they had put in from the regional event. The girls managed to finish in 6th place in one of the B finals and can count themselves as the top girls relay four in the East Midlands – a great achievement.

The boys continued right where they left off in the regionals, winning their heat in the mixed stroke relay to qualify for the A final as third seed – which meant a good lane draw. The final of this event was so exciting with the boys battling for 3rd place until the end. They just missed out on a Bronze medal by 0.8 of a second but what an achievement! To finish as the 4th best team in the National Finals was absolutely brilliant. The boys also qualified for the freestyle A final, and after an exciting race finished in a great 6th place.

This was an wonderful opportunity for the children to compete on a national stage and capped off a great year of swimming for children at RMJS. It is worth noting that RMJS was the only school to qualify for all four events in the Nationals, that is some achievement for our little school here in Bingham! The majority of the schools we were competing against all have their own 25m pools, something we can only dream off, our pond is not quite the same…

All staff and parents were so proud of the way the team conducted themselves on the day and we really could not think the children could have done any more than they did – they swam their hearts out. Many thanks to all staff and parents involved and to the Nottinghamshire Schools Swimming Service and to the Calverton and Bingham Swimming club who have all done so much to help these talented children.


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Good Luck to the Swimming Team!

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Jun 162017

Best of luck to the 8 children competing in the National School Swimming Relay Finals at Ponds Forge Swimming Centre in Sheffield tomorrow. They look very smart in their new kit, sponsored by intu!


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Operation Orphan

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Jun 162017

Many thanks to all those parents/carers who donated unwanted clothes and shoes for this year’s Operation Orphan campaign. Your donations will be put to very good use.


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Local Sports

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May 252017

This week has seen many children of our children in friendly competition with children from Carnarvon Primary School in lots of different sports – cross country, basketball, netball and football. The week before half term is Carnarvon Primary School’s sport week and we always enjoy the invitation to walk over there and compete. So many of the children know each other outside school and at the different sporting clubs Bingham has to offer and the friendly rivalry is always put aside after the competitions whoever wins.

The photo below demonstrates this well – the annual end of season football matches for the boys and girls were played this week. Two exciting matches saw Carnarvon winning both this year, the girls match finished 5-3 and the boys 3-1. It was so nice to see the children of Bingham come together after the games – after all, many of them play in the same teams at the weekend!


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4CM Viking Boats

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May 232017

Class 4CM are very proud of their Viking Boats and so they should be!

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County Swimming Champions!

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May 222017

After an exciting and exhausting morning’s swimming our wonderful swimming team were declared County Champions! After finishing 2nd in last year’s County finals RMJS went one step further and the children were thrilled to collect the trophy for first place. As always the action in the pool was as exciting as the atmosphere and until the final scores came through we had no idea whether or not we would be in line for a top three finish. As the judge read out the score in reverse order without mentioning Robert Miles we realised that we would have another top 3 finish at least but were delighted to find we had won and were County Champions!

Well done to all the children and all those hours of swimming practice certainly paid off today. Here is the proud team:


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35th Notts Mini-Basketball Rally Tips Off at Candleby Lane Cotgrave

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May 162017

Press release from Jimmy ‘Jumpshot’ Smith:

Cotgrave Candleby Lane School was the host of the 35th Notts Lincs Mini-Basketball Rally yesterday, one of 12 venues where over 50 primary school teams will be displaying the skills they have learned throughout the school year.  Taking part along with Candleby Lane were Carnarvon Primary, coached by Mrs. Jo Niebylski and Mrs. Polly Lunn, Robert Miles, Coached by Mrs. Moseley, and Bottesford C of E Primary coached by Mr. Chris Andrews.

Rally Director Jimmy Jumpshot Smith said, “Its an exciting time for all the players.For many of  the Year 6’s it will be their final time playing together before going to secondary school and its a big learning curve for the younger team members.”


Photo:Rally Director with players from L to R Robert Miles, Cotgrave Candleby Lane A +B, Bottesford C of E, and Carnarvon Primary.


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