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House competitions at Mansel Park have got off to a great start this year! Not only have we been competing in knowledge, sport and charity but the children have also gained house points for attendance and exemplary behaviour.  All of the children have shown a great attitude towards the new competitions and have all demonstrated a great deal of sportsmanship. For those of you who do not know we started in September 2018 with new house names! These names exemplify the qualities we like all children to possess when approaching new challenges in all they do. We have Team Positivity (green), Team Determination (yellow), Team Perseverance (blue) and Team Resilience (red). So what were the results?
Knowledge - Time table competition
The children worked really hard on their Sumdog homework and as such it was difficult to shortlist the children into the finalists who represented each house in the final assembly. The children were extremely quick with their times tables and we even had a teacher round where Mr Miller showed great sportsmanship when he did not win, gaining some extra points for his house. The joint winners of the competition were Resilience and Positivity.
Sport - Bleep test competition
The children competed over the term for the sport competition in their PE lessons. This was hard work but the children continued to persevere. The competition was based on the total number of winning students for each house. It was very close but Resilience just beat Determination to take home the win.
Charity - Shoe box appeal
Firstly a  huge thank you as we know that the children were very well supported by family and friends to create and bring in their shoeboxes. In total the school collected 164 boxes. That means 164 children will have a better Christmas this year. All staff were so proud of our children! There were joint winners for this with 48 shoeboxes each! Team Perseverance and Team Determination
For each competition houses are given relevant points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th position. This is then added to their token totals, awarded for exemplary behaviour, and attendance totals to form an overall winner for the half term. As we have said to the children attendance really does matter. The overall team that won the half term, were in first place for attendance for 5 consecutive weeks. So the team that have won overall for Autumn 1 are.... Team Determination!!


Congratulations to all of the children for working so hard this half term - we look forward to seeing how the next half term unfolds.
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Caring Learning Achieving
Mansel Park Primary School, Culver Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9HZ, 02380 776162