Robin Hood Marathon – 28th September 2014


A huge slightly bleary eyed entourage from Cropwell Bishop Primary School arrived at the Race Village early on Sunday morning to take part in the 34th Ikano Robin Hood Half, Full and Mini Marathon. While the parents enviously watched the children burning off additional energy playing dob and doing handstands ahead of the 1,5 mile run along the River Trent, some of the braver parents went to line up at the start line for the 13.1 mile half marathon.
A fabulous run started off at 10am, in the bright sunshine, and by 10.30am , the whole Cropwell Bishop team had run, walked, skipped, and giggled their way to the finish, where a welcome bottle of water, a prestigious medal and joyous hugs were provided to the rather sweaty (and possibly smelly) runners.  Photographs taken by the official Robin Hood photographer are available to view at
An extra special well done to Nina McEachran who completed the whole course despite a broken arm. 10/10 for motivation Nina!
Thanks to all the parents and children who represented the school on the day – hopefully we will be back next year!!
Report by Jacqueline Pearson

Stomp Out Bullying

untitledToday the whole school took part in the Stomp Out Bullying campaign and everybody stamped there feet for 3 minutes.

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However, the children soon became very tired and had to sit down!

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Harvest Festival – 25th September 2014

A fantastic selection of produce was brought into school today for our Harvest Festival. We had some wonderful homemade jams, bread and cakes along with home grown produce. There was also a very wide selection of food from all around the world, the display looked wonderful.

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The produce was then delivered to the Senior Citizens in the village by our Year 6 children.

Crossdale 2.5k Trail Race

On Sunday 14th September the Cropwell Bishop Running Team took part in the Crossdale 2.5k Trail race which is an annual event. This run is off road and is by no means an easy run with a fast downhill start having to avoid rabbit holes followed by a long uphill finish. The route takes the children from Crossdale Primary School in Keyworth out to Plumtree Cricket Club and back, fortunatly the day was sunny as a rainy day would have made the course alot more difficult.

There were five children taking part in the race for Cropwell Bishop with the team coming 3rd, piped at the post by Edward Campion and Keyworth Primary School.

Well done to all of the team and if their efforts have inspired you please contact Mrs Springthorpe in school for more details. It doesn’t matter if you are a good runner or not, its a fun activity to take part in so why not give it a go!

There are alot of children from Cropwell Bishop taking part in the Robin Hood Schools Challenge and we will keep you updated with their results.

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