Bishops' Sporting Success - Summer 2023
Year 9 & 10 Boys and Girls District Athletics
On Monday 22nd May, selected students from years 9 & 10 and on Thursday 8th June, selected students from year 7 & 8, were taken to Deeside track in Connah’s Quay for the day to compete in the Chester & District Athletics Championships. The sun was shining on both days and the students enjoyed wonderful days of athletics, conducting themselves superbly well and representing the best of Bishops.
There where there were some notable achievements at the events:
- Lucy Renshaw won the long jump, with a distance of 3.71m
- Ellen Poulton came 3rd in the high jump, with a height of 1.15m
- Finn Kirby finished 3rd in the 100m, with a time of 13.93 seconds
- George Youd finished 2nd in the high jump, with a height of 1.25m
- Mae Grant won the hurdles in a time of 11.50 seconds
- Mae Grant came 2nd in the high jump, with a height of 1.40m
- Sam Hughes won the shot put, with a distance of 8.37m
- Harry Orchard came 3rd in the 800m, with a time of 2:34.48
- Charlie Buck placed 3rd in the long jump, with a distance of 4.51m
- Jonathan Gordon narrowly finished 2nd (on count back) in the high jump, jumping 1.45m
- Emily Fuller came 2nd in the shot put, with a distance of 8.22m
- Ben Maton finished 3rd in the javelin, throwing 24.25m
- Holly Wilkins came 3rd in the javelin, with a distance of 20.72
- Evalyn Quegan finished 3rd in the triple jump, with a distance of 8.19m
- Kieran Whittingham won the 400m, with a time of 57.58 seconds
- Luke Duffy won the 1500m, in a time of 5:06.10
- The 4x100m relay team (Kieran Whittingham, Luke Duffy, George Caley, Josh Smith) finished 2nd with a time of 50.06 seconds
- K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni won the high jump, with a height of 1.55m
Year 7-10 Boys and Girls
West Cheshire Athletics Club Schools Track & Field Cup
On Wednesday 10th May, 4 boys and 4 girls from years 7-10 were selected to compete in the West Cheshire Athletics Club Schools Cup, held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village athletics track. Competing schools were Bishops, Neston, Ellesmere Port Catholic High, Queens and Whitby. Each student competed in one event out of 100m, 800m, shot put, long jump and then joined to make a relay team.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
|Isabella Abbinante||Dexter Turner||Amelie Mcallister||
|Amelia Hill||Louis Moss||Holly Wilkins|
|800m||Kobi Kyei||Bronwen Edwards||Guto Thomas||Niamh Reay||Ben Smith||Jemima Blackwood||Luke Duffy||Olivia Lindsay|
|Long Jump||Dan Wollridge||Lucy Renshaw||Charlie Buck||Mae Grant||Jake Griffin-Cowap||Erin Preston||K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni||Amelia Trenholm|
|Shot||Michael Pollock||Issy Pilgrim||Sam Hughes||Ella Graham||Hayden Pickering||Sydney Adams||George Caley||Ella Jones|
Bishops' crowned overall champions again!
1 Bishops 67 points 1 Queens 81 points
2 EPCH 56 2 Neston 72
3 Whitby 39 3 Bishops 50
4 Neston 37 4 EPCH 44
5 Whitby 35
Overall Combined Competition
1 Bishops 117 points
2 Neston 109
3 EPCH 100
4 Queens 81
5 Whitby 74
All of the students represented the school fantastically well and there were some notable winners:
- Ella Graham won the Year 8 shot put, with a distance of 6.04m
- Mae Grant won the Year 8 long jump, with a distance of 4.15m
- Year 9 girls won the 4 x 100m relay, in a time of 62.3 seconds
- Charlie Buck won the Year 8 long jump with a distance of 3.79m
- Ben Smith won the Year 9 800m in a time of 2:31.9
- Jake Griffin-Cowap won the Year 9 long jump with a distance of 4.05m
- Year 10 boys won the 4x100m relay in 52.8 seconds
- George Caley won the Year 10 shot put, with a distance of 7.69m
- K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni won the Year 10 Long Jump, with a distance of 4.54m
Kara Stoll’s Athletic Prowess
Year 10 student Kara Stoll continues to show amazing achievements and progress in athletics.
She is currently ranked top in the hammer for her age group in the North West and 12th in the whole of the country.
Last year she won the Cheshire Schools’ Championships, placed 4th in the English Schools’ Championships and 9th in the English Athletics Championships.
Last weekend (10/6/2023) she was once again crowned Cheshire Schools’ Champion with a distance of 44.68m.
Well done Kara with your sporting excellence
Bishops’ boys help Chester Schoolboys win back-to-back
On Wednesday 24th May, 5 students from Bishops’ were part of cup glory when they helped Chester Schoolboys secure their second Cheshire Cup trophy in 2 years, winning U15 Senior Trophy.
The team, led by Head of PE Mr Mitchell, continued on from last year’s success with a reformed squad of players from across the district schools that included 5 of Bishops’ own, Leo Heath (Captain), Adam Parry, Kieran Whittingham, Evan Bartlett and K-Ci Pryde Domdji Ngameni.
Once again Chester beat Wirral Schoolboys in a tense final, this time held on a fantastic playing surface down at Cairns Crescent in Blacon. Arguably this victory was made more impressive by the fact that Chester had been beaten twice already by Wirral this season 5-0 and 5-2 and Wirral had been recently crowned National Champions, so were riding high in confidence coming into this final. This didn’t affect the Chester squad, who fought back from 1-0 down to lead at half time 2-1, with goals from Ben Cutler of Abbeygate College, with a pile driving free kick from 25 yards and Bishops’ very own Kieran Whittingham with a classy finish on the break. The boys showed amazing resilience in the second half, playing the better football as well as creating the better chances but most importantly they played with a discipline and control against some reckless play from Wirral.
The squad has been through a fantastic 2 year journey that has had to come to an end but signed off with a historic victory as Chester SFA have never had both U14 and U15 teams crowned Cheshire champions in the same season until now. WELL DONE CHESTER SFA
Chester Schools Together - Climate Change Symposium at Chester Zoo
Our Year 8 students had a brilliant day as part of the Chester Schools Together partnership with Blacon High School, Catholic High School and The King’s school. The two day interactive Beyond Cop21 symposium was an opportunity for students to meet with experts and build upon their awareness of local and global environmental issues in a fun, engaging way, in the impressive grounds of Chester Zoo. Watch the video to hear the impact these two days had on our students: