March 2023 - Netball Tournament
Our netball teams played brilliantly at the tournament held at St Luke's. Great performances and fantastic teamwork secured them 4th and 7th place out of the 10 teams taking part. A special well done to Jack who was presented with a medal by the organisers for his 'determination' in the matches!
A fantastic experience for these Year 6 children.
March 2023 - ECFC Women's Match
Over 100 Stoke Hill family members watched Exeter City Women’s team beat Portishead Town 6-0 on 12th March at St James Park. A fantastic afternoon out enjoyed by all! Thanks to ECFC for the free tickets for our children.
Exeter Primary Football League
Our school football team continued their League season with games against Wynstream and Trinity in Group A.
A strong first half showing against the current group leaders, Wynstream Blue, saw us go in at half-time 0-0 and unfortunate not to have the lead. Wynstream Blue then showed why they are leading the group in the second half and eventually we were beaten 3-1.
In our second game, against Trinity, we dominated the first half and were unlucky to only be 2-0 up at the break. Trinity came back into the game in the second half and pulled a goal back, before we scored a third to secure a deserved 3-1 win.
We currently sit third in the group after six games with three wins and three losses.
Exeter City Community Trust Football Clubs
Due to the popularity of this club, we now have two running! Years 3 and 4 get to show of their skills on a Wednesday, whilst it is the turn of years 5 and 6 on a Thursday. Although these clubs are full, if your child is interested then please let the school know and you can be added to our waiting lists.
Our Dodgeball club, run by Premier Sports on a Wednesday, continues to be a fun way for children across the school to get some exercise and burn off some energy. Although it remain popular, there are a limited number of spaces available for those interested.
Dance club is now up and running again and has proved very popular.
Around thirty year 5s have signed up for the programme being run by a qualified dance teacher.
Spring Term 2023 - Classroom to 4k
All children at the Junior School are currently undertaking a 10-week training programme for our upcoming 'Classroom to 4k' event. We are seeing fantastic progress and enthusiasm from the children as they clock up their laps round our track each week! Watch this page for more details on this event.
The ever popular Gymnastics club is continuing.
We are delighted to see around thirty children of varying ages taking part in a programme that can lead to a British Gymnastics grading.
November 2022 - Girls' Tag Rugby Event
Some of our Year 5 and 6 girls were lucky enough to meet Abby Middlebrooke from Exeter Chiefs Women's team at a girl's rugby event in Topsham.
October 2022 - ECFC Women's Match
We were lucky enough to be approached by Exeter City Football Club with the opportunity of free tickets for Stoke Hill children to watch the ECFC women’s team play against Bournemouth on Sunday 2nd October.
Over 150 Stoke Hill family members went to watch the match at St James Park. It was a fantastic atmosphere and an exciting match. The final score was 3-1 to Exeter!
23rd June 2022 - Devon Cricket Finals
After their successes in the initial stage, our boys' and girls' cricket teams from year 5 and 6 headed off to the Devon Finals at Exeter University Cricket Ground. The boys were runners up with a very close final score and the girls finished in third place. Some fantastic cricket was played and the whole tournament was enjoyed by all those involved.
May/June 2022 - #skiptothegames challenge
Over the last 7 weeks the Junior School have been skipping, skipping, skipping! We have been taking part in the Devon Virtual Games Event which has involved skipping 340,000 steps - the equivalent of skipping the 170 miles from Devon to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Our final total is just over 400,000 skips!
Stoke Hill at Wembley
28th May 2022 - EFL KIDS Cup Final
After what has been an amazing run, winning two tournaments on the way, the school football team finally got to experience the dream of every footballer by getting the chance to play at Wembley Stadium.
The team travelled up on Friday with Mr McKimm, Mr Sullivan and Callum Shipton from Exeter City, who the school were representing. After checking into the hotel everyone then took the short walk up to Wembley Stadium to take in the surroundings. The team had a walk around the outside of the stadium, had a football quiz under the shadow of the famous Wembley Arch and took the opportunity take lots of pictures and videos. Eventually, after a long day, it was back to the hotel to get ready for the big game the next day.
The following morning, we were met by members of the English Football League who then took the team on the walk to Wembley again. After more photos and videos, everyone got to experience an amazing tour of the Stadium. This began with being shown our own dressing room before seeing the main ones used by England and teams playing in finals. After walking out of the player's tunnel and touring the pitch, we then got the opportunity to make the famous climb up to the Royal Box. A walk through the media area followed before ending up in the press conference room where the team were able to play the role of the media and ask tough questions to the teachers!
It was finally time to return to the dressing room and get ready for the game. The boys were very excited when they saw all their kit laid out for them and their names on the official teamsheets. A visit from ex-England international, Matthew Upson, followed and then it was time for the game.
Whilst hearing the wonderful support from the families who had travelled up, the team walked out to the pitch whilst their names appeared on the huge scoreboards and were read out over the PA system. Once the game started, however, the boys full focus was on the game.
We started well but St. George's Primary, representing Tranmere Rovers, created the better chances in the first half. At half-time it was 0-0 and the game was wide open. Early in the second half though, St. George's took the lead and we knew we needed take more chances to get back into the game. Whilst it was still 1-0, we created our best two chances of the game but were unable to equalise. As we continued to try and push forward it did leave us more open to counter attacks and this resulted in a second goal for St. George's. Two more late goals for them gave them a deserved victory, although the final scoreline of 4-0 was harsh.
Despite the disappointment of the result, it was an incredible experience and has created lifelong memories for all involved. The team can look back on the day and the season they have had with great pride and they will be remembered at the school for a very long time.
The team of Ollie, Jack, Ben K, Luca, Tom, Harley, Ben G and Leo were, once again, a real credit to the school with their attitude and sportsmanship, as much as their play. Everybody within the Federation are extremely proud of the way the team have represented the school this year and for all they have achieved.
Exeter Primary Football League - Champions (The Wembley team along with Callum and Amir)
Exeter City EFL KIDS Cup - Winners
League Two South Region EFL KIDS Cup - Winners
League Two EFL KIDS Cup Grand Final - Runners-up
23rd March 2022 - Devon Netball Finals
Following their success last month, the netball team from Year 6 had the opportunity to play against teams from across Devon at the multi-sports hub in Paignton. The children played brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They came 7th place in their group.
28th-30th March 2022 – Classroom to 3k
Following 10 weeks of training, the whole school took part in this event. Each year group had a set time to complete as many laps as they could around our track; some children ended up running twice the distance! Our Sports Ambassadors did a fantastic job helping each session to run smoothly. The children were very proud to receive a medal on completion. We hope it has given some of our children the ‘running bug’!
25th March 2022 – Killerton Cross Country
32 children from across the school took part in a Cross Country event at Killerton. Both our Year 3 and 4 teams finished 1st The year 5 and 6 boys’ team and girls’ team finished 1st and 2nd respectively. It was a great day with fantastic results!