In the last week of Summer term the PE Department took Year 7 to the World Para Athletics Championships held at the London Stadium in Queens Elizabeth Olympic Park. This was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the atmosphere of an Olympic Stadium and see and cheer on our British Para Athletics team. All staff and students walked to and from the stadium (with Miss Moore’s group winning the quickest time!), which was a fantastic effort and great way to get everyone’s steps up and improve fitness. The sun shone on the day and students positively represented Lister Community School in which we were very proud of. Thank you to all staff involved in helping the day run smoothly. We hope to have inspired some of our Year 7 students be the next champion! If any student would like to find out about Athletics clubs in the borough please see the PE Department.
GB International, Rachel Shaw, got her season off to a great start when taking bronze at the Bristol Under-17 national tournament, held last weekend. This now means that Rachel will move closer to selection for the Under-17 Europeans and Worlds (held next year), where the top four GB ranked fencers attend the Europeans, and the top four attend the Worlds. Well done Rachel!!
“I am so proud of Rachel’s achievement in Bristol. She has a good chance of selection for the Europeans and Worlds, but has to perform well at the next Under-17 tournament held in Manchester next weekend, and at the Gateshead Under-20 national tournament, also held in October” said coach Ms Strachan. Good luck Rachel!!
The year 8 cricket team continued their merry start to the season with 5 wins out of 5. The hard work and commitment has been shown in the field with excellent bowling, batting and fielding displays. Its been a team effort from the boys with Sanzidul Momin leading from the from as the captain. Sanzidul scored the first fifty of the season against Stratford this week. He scored 66 runs from 34 balls, hitting some mighty blows. Sanzidul has stood up and led the team out of difficult situations. Essex cup is the next target for the team. Good luck boys!
A total of seven Lister students were selected for the Newham Squad, which took part in the London Youth Disability Athletics Games. These students not only competed against other students within Newham, but also against athletes from another thirty boroughs within London.
Star of the Newham team was Iverson Castaneda who took Silver in the Mens 100m, his first medal at these Championships. “I am so proud of what Iverson achieved at these Games. His medal is thoroughly deserved, taking into account the hard work he put into the training sessions ahead of this event” said Ms Strachan.
“I am also extremely proud of the other six Lister students who did not get a medal, but worked really hard in their preparation for this event, and proved to be great team members for Newham” continued Ms Strachan.
Well done to Iverson Castaneda, David-Eduard Tanase, Fayej Uddin, Rakeem Murray-Martin, Abbas Mahmood, Channye Sweeney and Luke Pettifer.
Iverson’s and the Lister Fencing Team’s recent results means that Lister students have now gained a total of eight Silver medals and two Gold medals at London Youth Games events.
Photo shows Iverson and the rest of the London Youth Disability Athletics Lister Team.
Seven Lister students represented Newham at the London Youth Games Fencing competition, held at Redbridge Sports Centre last weekend.
In the Senior age group, Alex Simos and Rachel Shaw helped the Newham team take gold for the eighth year in succession! “Winning this event for the last eight years is an astounding achievement which is unlikely to be equalled for a very long time” said team manager and coach Ms Strachan.
The Junior Team which comprised Lister students, Issa Koudou, Alessander Cook, Misha Djemali, Sam Mvemba and Graham Stevenson ended up in fifth place after winning all of their group stage matches before losing to the City of Westminster in the direct elimination stage. “The Junior Team did remarkably well, taking into account that four out of the five Lister students had never competed in a Fencing competition before. I am so proud of them” said Ms Strachan.
The Gold medal received by the Senior Team and the fifth place gained by the Junior Team meant that the Newham Fencing Team took Silver overall. Well done team!
The photo shows the Lister Fencing Team with the London Youth Games mascot and their Gold and Silver medals.
After attending a number of selection trials for the Newham Disability Athletics Team, (which will compete at the London Youth Games Disability Athletics Competition at the end of this month), the following Lister students gained selection for the Newham Team: David-Eduard Tanase, Chennye Sweeny, Luke Pettifer, Fayej Uddin, Iverson Castaneda, Rakeem Murray-Martin and Abbas Mahmood. Well done boys!
Credit must also go to Charmayne Cox, Michal Mrowiec and Ruqiya Murray-Martin who, although not gaining selection this year, worked extremely well in the selection trials. “I am really impressed by what was achieved by the Lister students in the selection trials” said Ms Strachan.
A total of eight Lister students have been selected to represent Newham at the London Youth Games Fencing event, taking place at Redbridge Sports Centre on Sunday. The Newham Fencing Team have now won the fencing event for the last seven years (setting a new London Youth Games record), and hope to make it eight in a row on Sunday.
The Newham Team, led by GB Under-17 international Rachel Shaw, has been training hard for this event at Newham Swords Fencing Club and are looking forward to Sunday. “I am so proud of our fencers making it to the London Youth Games, and of the fact that 80% of the Newham Fencing Team is made up of Lister students” said coach Ms Strachan.
Well done and good luck to: Rachel Shaw, Alex Simos, Ghazzal Mohammed, Issa Koudou, Alessander Cook, Misha Djemali, Sam Mvemba and Graham Stevenson.