Bicester area Hockey Festival

The Cooper School hosted the Year 5 & 6 In2Hockey Festival on the 6th March. There were 15 teams in total, 116 children from across both The Cooper and The Bicester Cluster schools. Each school was allocated an area on the hockey pitch to warm up. The team were divided into 2 pools playing each school in their pool, playing 14 games before the semi finals and finals were played.

The results were as follows:


Winners – Fritwell

2nd -           Longfields Blue

3rd –          Charlton-on-Otmoor

4th –          Kings Meadow Blue


Good luck to the 4 teams who go through to the next round which will be held at The Cooper School on the 20th March.

The Games School Value was self-belief, with many children showing this and growing in confidence as the games progressed especially as some were playing hockey for the first time. A team member from each of the 16 teams was nominated for showing the school games value at the end of the tournament and were awarded a certificate. This was also shown by the Sports Leaders, whom for many of them was taking on umpiring for the first time and it was good to see their self-belief and confidence grow. Shaun Foote from Bicester Hockey Club was there to offer support to the umpires as well and also Lorna from Oxford Hockey Club, who had trained the leaders and then supported them on the day. Thanks to both clubs for their support.



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