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Sports News


Please take a look at the slideshow with all the photos from the spring term events and competitions.

March 2020


Yr 6 Boys Football

The year 6 boys had what was unfortunately their last match of the season on Friday 13th March, against fairlands.
Against a team who shouldn’t have been in the same league it ended in a 9-0 defeat.
Player of the match was George, who had his best game of the season.

The team was William, Leo, JB, Kenny, Harry, Koray, MM, George and Jake


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

The Yr 5 Girls Netball Team played Longmeadow Primary School on Thursday 12th March in an evenly played match, ending in 1-1 draw. They played with determination and enjoyment which is always good to see. Player of the match goes to Freya playing goal attack!

Well played Freya, Lacey (Captain), Chashe (goalscorer), Indiana, AM, Olivia, Giulia, Aroosa and Sienna.


Yr 3/4 Tennis Festival

Four children from Yr 3/4 took part in an U9 Mini Red Tennis Competition today at Lister Tennis Club. They came first in their group, which is a fantastic achievement, making it to the medals round where they just missed out on a bronze medal to claim 4th place overall! They’re attitude and enthusiasm throughout was commendable, receiving some valuable coaching from the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team. 

Well done Louie, William, Sophia & Penny.  


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

An unlucky game for our Yr 5/6 football girls against Giles on Tuesday 10th March. Without our goalkeeper, Naomi stepped up into position but in the second half the strong winds weren’t in our favour as tiredness set in, ending in a 4-0 defeat. Giles had a strong defence proving difficult to get any shots on goal. The girls didn’t give up though and kept going till the final whistle!
Players of the match go to Naomi for a fantastic effort in goal & Alicia for her perseverance & determination in her first match!
Well done Georgia (Captain), Naomi, Bella, Florence, Susannah, Alicia, Eleah, AM, Chashe & Jess


Yr 3/4 Mixed Football

The Year 3/4 Football Team played against Shephalbury Park on Friday 6th March in a home match. They played very well and produced a fantastic performance. The game finished 4-0 to Trotts Hill with Jake scoring a hat trick and Charlie also scoring. Well done to all the boys that took part! PM, Charlie T, Charlie S, Jake, Zoraiz, Owen, Jaydon & Louie.


Year 1 Ball Skills

Year 1 had a great time on Wednesday 4th March at a Ball Skills Festival, held at Barclays Academy. They enjoyed trying out their skills at several activities including golf, football, tennis, basketball, American football & bowling! 
Thank you to Stevenage Sporting Futures & Barclays sports leaders for a fun afternoon.

February 2020


U11 Basketball Competition

Eight Year 5 children took part in an U11 Basketball Competition held at Barnwell Sports Centre on Thursday 27th February.
They started with a skills competition, demonstrating their dribbling skills, followed by five matches in which they were encouraged to show the value of ‘respect’ which they did very well. They’re teamwork and determination throughout was fantastic, with two of their matches ending in a draw.
Well done Carlo, Will, BB, Hayden, Anya, Indiana, Olivia & Chashe.


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

A tough game for the Yr 5/6 Girls Football Team against Mossbury School on Tuesday 25th February, ending in a 4-0 defeat. We had chances but their defence was strong, none the less the girls persevered & fought hard. Thank you & well done to our joint players of the match, Georgia & Florence, for stepping up as goalkeepers after Nina became unwell in the first half. Well done to newcomer Jess for her first match too!
Well played Nina (Co-captain), Georgia (Co-captain), Florence, Susannah, Bella, Naomi, Chashe, Jess, AM & Eleah.


Toby Garbett Visit

What a fantastic morning the children had meeting Toby Garbett on Friday14th February and taking part in physical activities with him. Toby is a rowing world champion and Olympian. Thank you to Toby for coming to Trotts Hill to talk about our learning behaviours of perseverance and determination and to Mr Baker and Sporting Futures for arranging the visit. Thank you Toby Garbett for inspiring our children to ‘Dream Big’.


Yr 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics

Twenty -one children from Year 5/6 had a fantastic afternoon  at a Sports Hall Athletics Competition run by Sporting Futures on Thursday 13th February. They took park in many events including running relays, long jump, triple jump, chest push, javelin, vertical jump and speed bounce! The support for each other throughout the events was commendable as was their determination to succeed. 
Overall the girls came 5th and the boys 4th. Well done to BB, Carlo, Chashe, Edward, Freya, Hayden, Lois, Poppy, Will, Alicia, Florence, Georgia, Bella, JB, Kenny, Koray, Leo, MM, Naomi, Nina & Susannah.


Yr 6 Boys Football

The year 6 boys had their 4th league football match on Friday 7th February against Shephalbury. Unfortunately we came away with an 8-0 defeat, we definitely had chances ourselves but just couldn’t convert into goals.
There were some plus points, however, with Jake having his best game and earning player of the match!
The team was Blake, William, Leo, JB, Kenny, Harry, Koray, MM, George and Jake.


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

The Yr 5/6 Girls Football Team played a hard fought match against Martins Wood on Monday 3rd February. We lost 3-0 but the team worked really hard to move the ball up the pitch from defence, we just couldn’t get the goals! ⚽️
The girls must also be commended on their sportsmanship throughout the game.
Well done to player of the match AM for continually staying level with the ball & getting stuck in at every opportunity!
Great effort Susannah (Captain), Georgia, Florence, Nina, Naomi, Bella, Eleah, Chashe & AM

January 2020


Yr 3/4 Mixed Football

One of the Yr 3/4 football teams played against Giles Juniors on Friday 31st January.
It was a very close game finishing 2-2. All the players worked extremely well together with a special mention to Charlie who made some fantastic saves!
Well played Charlie, Jake, Joshua, Thomas, Lacey, Layla, Louie & Liam


Yr 6 Boys Football

The year 6 boys had their 3rd league football match on Friday 31st January gaining their first point of the season against Roebuck in a 3-3 draw. An excellent game and both teams were really competitive with the result being a fair one.
The game had it all with 3 own goals, great saves and 2 brilliant strikes from player of the match Kenny - who even had a hand in an own goal for us from his corner!
The team was Blake, William, Leo, JB, Kenny, Harry, Koray, MM and Jake


KS2 Tri Golf/Rapid Fire Cricket

Six children from Yr 3 and 5 took part in a KS2 Tri Golf & Rapid Fire Cricket Competition on Wednesday 29th January at Nobel School. 
They had a fantastic morning firstly learning tri golf which included dominos, finders keepers & tunnel ball whilst promoting ‘skills for life’ - enthusiasm, being honest & congratulating others.
They then took part in a rapid fire cricket competition & successfully won their group to make it to the final, receiving silver medals overall! A fantastic result, well done to Lennon, Thomas, Jess, SF, KD and MM.


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

A fantastic result for the Yr 5/6 Girls Football Team on Wednesday 22nd January, winning their league match at home against Knebworth 4-0!
Well done Georgia for great defensive work and Chashe for scoring all 4 goals!
Player of the match - Bella, for very good positioning as left midfield up & down the pitch, with some great crosses in front of goal.
Well done Florence (Captain), Georgia, Naomi, Nina, Susannah, Bella, Chashe, AM & Eleah - Excellent teamwork!


KS2 Rapid Fire Cricket

Fifteen Year 3 & 4 children took part in the KS2 Rapid Fire Cricket Competition on Thursday 16th January at Nobel School. They played with enthusiasm and determination to get as many runs as they could as well as returning the tees and balls to the start as quickly as possible when fielding. 
Well done to MM, Summer, Bailey, Elana, William, Jack, Kacey and Jack from Year 3, finishing 5th overall.
Well done to CB, Oliver, Harry, Filip, Lily, Penny and Sophia from Year 4, finishing 6th overall.


KS1 Rapid Fire Cricket

Eight Year 1 children attended a KS1 Rapid Fire Cricket Competition on Wednesday 15th January at Nobel School. They picked up the fast paced game very quickly having not played it before, demonstrating fantastic teamwork!
They came 4th in their group and then won the playoff for 7th place overall.
Well done Scarlet, Jake, Lincoln, Ruby, Lacey, Michael, Emelie and Benson



Please take a look at the slideshow with all the photos from the autumn term events and competitions.

December 2019


Yr 6 Boys Football

The boys had a league match on Friday against the Leys. Unfortunately we lost 6-0 but we were down to the bare minimum of players and thank you to Carlo (Yr 5) for stepping in at the last minute!
In really cold conditions and after a tough first half, the boys battled hard in the second and no more so than player of the match MM.
The team was William, Leo, JB, Carlo, Harry, MM and Jake.


November 2019


Year 5 Girls Netball

Our Year 5 Girls Netball Team played a match against St.Nicholas School on Friday 29th November. We lost 5-1 but fought extremely hard in very cold conditions with rapidly fading light! 
Player of the match - Indiana for some great defending!
Well done Freya (Captain), Chashe, Aroosa, Rizwah, Giulia, Sienna, Olivia, AM and Indiana. 

KS1 Balance Festival

Six Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon participating in a KS1 Balance Festival held at Barnwell School on Thursday 28th November.
They took part in many activities where they tried to beat their previous individual scores. These included stork balance, speed bounce, javelin and standing long jump. They finished off with a girls/boys obstacle relay and a mixed sprint relay, achieving fantastic times.
Well done Luke, Finn, Connor, Layla, Myah and Sophie.

'My favourite events were the relays as I enjoyed working as a team' Layla


Year 4/5 Boys Football

A team of year 4 and 5 boys played their first football game on Friday 22nd November in a friendly against a strong Giles team. It finished in a 6-2 defeat but there were certainly some real positives and the boys put in a real battling display.
Both goals were scored by Carlo and player of the match was Ted, who was excellent in defence.
The team was Charlie, Jake, Finley, Harrison, Ted, Will, Thomas, Carlo and BB.

Year 3/4 Mixed Football

One of our Year 3/4 mixed football teams had a match at Round Diamond School on Thursday 21st November. We lost 3-1 but this doesn’t reflect play as we demonstrated some very good football skills with some great shots on goal. The team fought hard and remained determined throughout whilst showing their potential for the season ahead.
Well played Owen, Jaydon, Joshua, Katy, Oli, PM, Louie (goalscorer) and Alanna.


Year 6 Boys Football

The Year 6 boys had a Cup match on Friday 15th November against Martins Wood.
We lost 3-0 but it was against a team in the league above. The boys should be really proud of their display as they worked so hard and kept their positions well. We just look for them to improve each week with the same amount of effort and the wins will come! 
Player of the match - Koray, excellent in defence - some of his tackling was fantastic!
Well played William, Jake, George, Koray, Leo, MM, JB, Kenny, Blake and Harry.


Year 4 Mini Olympics

Year 4 had a fun afternoon on Thursday 14th November at Stevenage Leisure Centre in the Sporting Futures Mini Olympics! They took part in a variety of sports including volleyball, hockey, rugby, tri-golf, bowls, basketball and cheerleading!


Year 5/6 Girls Football

Another great performance from the Year 5/6 Girls Football Team on Wednesday 13th November in a Cup match against Martins Wood. The girls fought hard throughout showing real determination & teamwork with a 1-1 result at full time. But there had to be a winner to go through to the next round and we narrowly missed out on penalties. 
You should be very proud of your performances today, well done Nina, Georgia, Naomi (Captain), Bella, Florence (goalscorer), Susannah, Chashe, Eleah and AM.
Player of the match - Nina.


Yr 5/6 Girls Football

A fantastic start to the season on Tuesday 12th November for the Year 5/6 Girls Football Team, winning against Lodge Farm 4-3!
It was a hard fought match with the girls upping their game after being 1-0 down at half time. Our defence worked incredibly hard with some great saves from Nina. Well done to our goal scorers Florence & Chashe who scored a hat trick! ⚽️ 
Well played Nina, Naomi, Georgia, Susannah, Florence, Bella (Captain), Chashe, AM & Eleah.
Player of the match - Chashe.


Year 6 Boys Football

The Year 6 Boys Football Team had their first league match of the season on Friday 8th November against Camps Hill. They lost 6-1 but the score in no way reflected play, particularly in the second half when the boys really battled hard, kept their positions well and should have scored more goals. Lots of positives to take into the season!
Goal scorer and parents player of the match - JB.
Well done to William, Jake, George, Koray, Leo, MM, JB, Kenny and Harry.


Year 5 Girls Netball

Thursday 7th November - Congratulations to the Year 5 Netball Team winning their match against Ashtree 3-0!
The teamwork was fantastic and the girls are developing their netball skills with every match.
Well done to Lacey, Freya, Chashe, Aroosa, Giulia, Sienna, AM, Olivia and Indiana.

Player of the match - Chashe.


Primary Table Tennis Competition

Well done to the Year 6 children who took part in a Table Tennis Competition on Thursday 7th November at Barclays Academy. Their enthusiasm and sportsmanship was commendable with the girls coming 5th & the boys 7th overall. Well done to JB, George, Leo, Kenny, Georgia, Bella, Susannah & Florence.

October 2019

Year 5 Girls Netball

Our Year 5 girls netball team played their first match on Friday, against Shephalbury Park School, in the Year 5 Netball Development League. Netball is a new sport to most of the girls having had just 3 training sessions. They may not have won but the girls played with great enthusiasm showing fantastic potential for the year ahead. Congratulations to AM on being named player of the match by Shephalbury!


Year 5 Dodgeball

Six Year 5 children took part in a Dodgeball Competition at Stevenage Leisure Centre. They fought hard winning 7 out of 15 games and drawing 2, placing them 4th overall in their group. Well done to Lacey, Ariana, Aroosa, Carlo, Edward and Alfie.


Primary Cross country

Twelve Year 5 children took part in a Primary Cross Country Competition at Fairlands Valley Park. The course was 800m and the children performed exceptionally well. They didn’t give up, even on the last uphill stretch to the finish line!
Well done to Freya, Sienna, IB, Giulia, Poppy, Chashe, BB, Lucas, Hayden, Will, Harrison & Finley.
Congratulation to Freya for an amazing 6th place in the Yr 5 girls race!


Football: Year 6 vs Martins Wood

Year 6 played a friendly against Martins Wood, which they won 2-0! Their first win of the season. They showed some excellent footballing skills and played with great team spirit. JB and Harry were the scorers and William was named Player of the Match for his clean sheet in goal. The team was William, Blake, Koray, Harry, MM, Kenny, Jake, Leo, George and JB.


Football: Year 3/4 v Codicote

The Year 3 & 4 mixed football team had their first match away at Codicote Primary School. The team showed good sportsmanship, teamwork and communication throughout the match. We were particularly impressed with how the team encouraged each other throughout the whole match. The game finished 3-3 in a tight contest. We would like to congratulate the whole team for their effort during the match and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of the matches throughout the season.

September - Y5/6 Girls Football 

Great effort and start to the season from the Yr 5/6 girls football team in their Autumn Tournament today. They narrowly missed out on the finals by 1 point but demonstrated determination and enthusiasm throughout, even in torrential rain! They won 1 game, drew 2 & lost 1. Excellent teamwork & a fantastic goal by Susannah from the half way line!

13th September 2019

Today we launched our new Trim Trail (thank you to FROTH and the School Community)! The Sports Leaders participated in Health and Safety training this morning and assessed the risks of each piece of equipment, before testing them all out. We are excited for each class to start using the Trim Trail next week and the Sports Leaders will be available each lunch time to assist, help and encourage children with the new equipment. 

2018-19 Sporting Highlights


Boat Racing

Well done to the Yr 6 Dragon Boat semi-finalists! They should be so proud of their achievement, improving their time with every race! Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic time bell-boating at Fairlands today too. 



Year 6 Football

Trotts Hill won the District Cup by beating St Vincent’s 6-1 in the final! Once again the squad performed brilliantly, as they have done all season, to remain unbeaten and clinch the “double” something which hasn’t been achieved before. Goals came from: Riley (3), Ben (2) and Stan.


Year 3/4 Football

Year 3/4 played a tournament at Bedwell school. They played against 4 teams and only lost one match. The team managed to come 3rd overall! Player of the Match was Will for his amazing tackles. An extra special mention to Tinaye for her fabulous cheerleading!


Year 6 Football

Trotts Hill reached the final of the District Cup with a 5-2 semi final win over Round Diamond. After a tight goalless first half, the boys were much improved in the second half and goals from Jaime (2), Riley, Oliver and Ben secured the victory. All the boys can be proud of their performance against a tough team and we are already looking forward to the final!! Well done. Player of the match went to Riley.


Year 5/6 Football

Year 5/6 girls played against Almond Hill. Unfortunately, they lost 2-0, but everyone played extremely well. Player of the match goes to Bella for her all around skills on the pitch.


Year 6 Football - LEAGUE WINNERS

Trotts Hill clinched the championship and maintained their 100% record with a hard fought 3-1 win over Lodge Farm. In front of an expectant bumper crowd, goals from Riley and Oliver, and an own goal, secured the trophy for Trotts Hill for a second consecutive season. Player of the match went to Jack N (in goal) and all the boys can feel very proud of their performances over the season. Thank you to Mr O’Brien for coaching the boys!


Year 5 Football 

The Year 5 boys played a return match against Giles’s Year 6 team. They lost 3-1 after going one nil up with a great goal from Leo. All the boys were excellent – particularly in the first half and played in the best sporting manner. Well done to JB for getting Player of the Match.


Year 3/4 Football 

Year 3/4 played Mossbury school and on 5-1! The goal scorers were Carlo (3 goals) and Chashe (2 goals). Player of the Match went to Jake because of his amazing saves in goal.


Year 4/5 Football Festival

10 children from Years 4 & 5 took part in a football festival at Round Diamond School.They had a fantastic afternoon winning all their matches with some great goals being scored. They showed great teamwork and enthusiasm.


Cross Country Event

Today Y5 and 6 participated in a Cross Country event. Everyone ran fantastically. Year 5’s had to run half a mile and Year 6 had to run 1 mile. Well done to all who took part and to Riley for winning the Year 6 boy’s race. Our Year 5 girls also managed to come 6th out of 15 teams. What an amazing achievement!