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Arnold Mill Sporting Talent

Football Victory

Rugby Superstar

Swimming Star

Tennis Talent

Here is Lewis Lowther, a year 3 pupil, very proudly showing his Tennis certificate which he received during the recent school holidays. To achieve the award Lewis had to demonstrate various tennis skills. Lewis is very keen to now achieve his next award

Fantastic Footballer

A big well done to Cameron Wagstaffe (Y5) who is a key player for Gedling Southbank White U10s. They were recently rewarded for their season long hard work by receiving their runenrs up trohpies. The players were presented with their award by Kenny Burns, a former Nottingham Forest and Scotland player.

Ju Jitsu National Championships

A huge well done to Oliver Fisher (year 1) who competed in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National Championships over the past weekend, which was his first ever competition 


Unfortunately for his first fight he was placed with a boy that is graded two belts above Oliver so was caught out with a choke hold; also he has only just moved into this age category by three weeks so was against older boys, with more experience.


Oliver did however really enjoy the experience today and is looking forward to competing in future competitions! 

County Swimming Gala

Two of our school swimming superstars performed extremely well at the recent County Finals Swimming Gala that were held at Mansfield this past weekend (February 6th & 7th). Kyran Cubitt (Y4) and Amaia Steele (Y5) both managed to win a Gold and a Silver medal. Both swimmers will compete in the Schools Swimming Gala on Thursday 12th February.

Sibling Swimmers

Kayan Castillo (F2) and Ryleigh (Y2)  are both making fantastic progress in and out of school. Here they are proudly displaying their recent swimming achievements, Kayan with his 25m swimming badge and Ryleigh with her 200m.  

Climbing To Success

Oliver Fowler is a year 3 pupil that has recently began attendign sessions at The Nottingham Indoor Climbing Centre. He is currently working towards NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme)

Dancing Feet

Eleanor Glover, a Year 4 pupil, is proudly displaying her IDTA Amatuer Award in Freestyle Dance. Eleanor achieved silver in her award and was highly commended.


Keep up the hard work Ellie

All Round Athlete

Natasha Need - year 4



Natasha has been having swimming lessons at David Lloyd, Aspley since she was three. She has attained the following awards in 2015:


  • 12 February 2015 - The Kellogg's ASA Learn to Swim Award - Stage 6 
  • 26 March 2015 - The ASA Rainbow Swimming Award Scheme - 800m distance
  • 10 December 2015 - The ASA Water Skills Award - Grade 5

Natasha has recently joined Carlton Forum Swimming Club which we feel will bring on her swimming.



Natasha has attended Inspire Gymnastics (now at Cinderhill) for two years. She has attained the following awards in 2015:

  • 10 July 2015 - British Gymnastics Proficiency Award - Level 4
  • 20 November 2015 - British Gymnastics Proficiency Award - Level 3


Natasha has been attending The Lorna Leighton School of Dancing at Redhill Leisure Centre for about 4 years. She has attained the following awards in 2015:


  • 28 March 2015 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing Certificate of Merit - Pre Bronze (Highly Commended)


  • 28 March2015 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing Certificate of Merit - Pre Bronze (Highly Commended)

Swimming Success

Pavel Johnson, a year 4 pupil, showed us his swimming potential last year when he competed for school at the schools swimming gala. Pavel now attends Arnold Swimming Club and is progressing really well. He has competed against other members at the club, recording the following times.


25m Butterfly - 29.44secs

50m Breast - 57.73secs

25m Back - 28.89sec

Star In The Making

Amaia recently attended her swimming club awards evening and was certainly, very proud to receive Female Development Swimmer of The Year.

The swimming success continues in school with Amaia Steele,  a year 5 pupil. Amaia competes regularly and has been performing outstanding in her events. Here are Amaia's recent results, these times have been compared to other swimmers regionally and nationally.


50m Free - 40 sec - 7th in Nottinghamshire

200m Free  - 3.18min - 4th in Nottinghamshire

50m Breast - 49 sec - 1st in Nottinghamshire

200m Breast - 3.49m - 2nd in Nottinghamshire

50m Back - 45sec - 8th in Nottinghamshire

200m Back - 3.25min - 3rd in Nottinghamshire

50m Breast - 49sec - 47th in ENGLAND

200m Breast - 3.49min - 27th ENGLAND

200m back - 3.25min - 50th ENGLAND


Swimming Superstar

Kyran Cubitt is a year 4 pupil and a member of Arnold Swimming Club. Kyran made us aware, at school, of his swimming talent last year when he competed in the school swimming team and performed excellently. Since then he has improved even more so and this past weekend competed in a gala. As you can see from the statistics below he has developed immensely and will continue to get even better.


50m Freestyle - 1st place

Last Year Time 58.28 seconds

This Year Time 40.78 seconds


25m Freestyle - 1st place

Last Year Time 24.12

This Year Time 19.65


25m Breaststroke - 1st place

Last Year Time 35.22

This Year Time 28.40


Incredible stats - well done Kyran and keep up the hard work


Emma Porter is a current year 5 pupil who simply loves playing, watching and anything to do with the sport of football. She recently travelled to the home of English football St Georges Park. Emma has also visited Meadow Lane this year and got the opportunity to meet players from Notts County and Man City.


The love of football continues for Emma as she trains and plays weekly for the school football team and Gedling Southbank.


Emma was recently scouted and offered trails at the Nottingham Player Development Centre. She impressed in her trials and now attends weekly sessions developing her goalkeeping skills.


Well done Emma - you have had an amazing year, keep up the heard work.

Future Rugby Star

Tyler Law is a year 5 pupil and the captain of our school rugby team. She plays rugby outside of school for Paviors Rugby Club and last year she received this trophy and medal to recognise her achievement of playing for the season.


Well done Tyler

The Robin Hood Marathon

Above we have 2 very proud individuals who both took part in the annual Robin Hood Kids Marathon on Sunday 27th September.

To the left we have Jack Heywood, an F2 pupil and to he right we have Alfie Jacques an Y3 pupil. Both of these pupils perform excellently in PE and have a very keen interest in a range of sports. We anticipate that they will both be involved in lots of school teams over future years!


Well done boys - a fantastic achievement  

Like a duck to water

Veronika Johnson is a year 1 pupil that is already demonstrating her fantastic swimming ability and the confidence she has in water. Here she is proudly displaying her achievements, including her 100m and stage 4 award.


Well done Veronika - keep up the hard work