Tags, tries and triumphs!

Congratulations to both Tag-Rugby Teams who made it to the final rounds of the Southwark Tournament which was brilliantly run by Bacons Sports Partnership and Southwark Tigers RFC.


Following muddy slides, dashing runs, nimble dodges and brilliant tries, Charles Dickens B secured 5th place in the Borough after a play off against Surrey Square B. Charles Dickens A dominated in the quarter finals, then the semis and faced Surrey Square A in a nail biting finals. The match was dubbed the “best rugby of the season” and the “closest match” and ended 11-10 to Surrey Square, placing Charles Dickens in the Silver Medal position. Medals were distributed and the cup presented by representatives from Morgan Stanley Investment Bank.

Well done and thank you to the children, their coaches (Mrs Taylor and Mr MacKinnon) and to all the parents who came and supported and made it a season to remember!

Gymnasts bag Silver!

Congratulations to the Charles Dickens Gymnastics Team and their Coach, Louise Worley, who won overall Silver in the first inter-school Southwark Gymnastics Competition!


The children competed in three different events; Vault (running up and using a springboard to jump on to and over the vault), Floor Exercise (a routine learnt off by heart including backward rolls and cartwheels) and Body Management (a routine involving splits, bridges and balances). These competition ‘Key Steps’ events (http://www.british-gymnastics.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2190&Itemid=650) were designed by British Gymnastics and the competition was judged by Southwark Gymnastics Club.

The pupils were brilliantly behaved representatives of the school as well as superb gymnasts and came back jangling in well deserved medals – some children had three (for independent events, year group awards and the overall awards)! Year 3 took Silver, Year 4 Bronze, Year 5 Bronze and Year 6 Bronze and when all the individual scores were compiled Charles Dickens took the Silver Award!