Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church

Sporting Events

This is Marksbury Sports page, which will highlight the numerous sporting activities we participate in for such a small but thriving school:   

Our Pupil Sports Council  


This years council have been hard at work already. They have introduced new sport clubs which they run during lunch time and have allocated different focusses for the pitch area of the playground. These have been hugely popular and the council members of thriving in their leadership roles.

Our Active week

Don't forget every Friday is Walk to School Day - all children should be dropped at the village hall, from 8.40am, to join our walking bus through the village to school - whatever the weather!

Swimming for the whole school continues every Tuesday.  

We are continuing the Tai Chi sessions for year 2 children with Neil Genge.

Alison is continuing her Bikeability course with year 5. 
The next bike to school will be ..........
Please meet at The Wheatsheaf car park at 8.20am to enjoy the route through the countryside, followed by a light breakfast on arrival at school. All are welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult unless they have completed their bikeability training with Alison.

Please take time to read our cycle policy for safer cycling - CLICK HERE    - scroll down for cycling pics...                  

Sporting News


In Term 3 we battled against the cold to stay active. KS2 developed their gymnastics skills especially balance, control and body positioning. As well as mastering tricky Scottish dancing routines which required concentration and a head for spins. In KS1 they continued to work on core movements skills and the year 2's are looking forward to Dance umbrella. 

We had a hockey team represent the school in the Quick sticks tournament held by the SSP and Norton Hill School. As ever it was brilliantly run and despite the freezing temperature and a quarter of the pitch under snow, the team played extremely well. They got through to the Cup play offs but were sadly knocked out. Well done team for some great hockey and team work.

During Term 2 we welcomed two new coaches to the school. Luke will be helping to deliver KS2 P.E alongside the class teachers and will run a Gymnastics Club on Monday afternoons in Term 3. Laura has joined KS1 teachers on a Thursday to deliver P.E session to KS1 and Reception.

The runners who progressed from the Cross country tournament continued to shine. All the runners come within seconds of each other and finished within in the top third of all the competitors. They run against club and county runners and so must be very proud of themselves, as the school is very proud of them. 

Finally, Brownlee class enjoyed a brilliant afternoon of invasion games at Wellsway school despite the cold and rain. 

In Term 1 we had a successful afternoon, at Odd Down sports ground, competing in a cross country tournament.  The event was double the size of last years despite this our boys teams won the team award and four of the boys have qualified to the next round.  




The Local Derby


Following last years strong performance, the Marksbury team played extremely well but we ultimately unlucky in the final execution of scoring. The score of 8-1 to Farmborough does not truly reflect the game played. The team worked well as a unit to distributed the ball and work themselves up to the goal. However Farmborough goalie seemed to everywhere in the goal and stopped each attempt. Farmborough were more clinical in the break and with most opportunities were able to convert a shot on goal to a mark on the score sheet. In saying that our goal keepers saved some exceptional shots and were calm under fire. 

Here are some pictures from our Christmas bike to school, where we had some great Christmas outfits and bike decorations.





    Cycle training in the village.