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Bronze at the Rounders for Mellis

Congratulations to the Mellis School Rounders team who competed in the competition at Hartismere High School this half term. Both teams played brilliantly and displayed superb sportsmanship skills throughout day! Well done to the ‘A’ team who finished in 3rd place securing the bronze medal. An excellent result, well done to all involved.


Success at the Athletics for our Teams

Congratulations to the Mellis School Athletics team who competed in the Outdoor Athletics competition at Hartismere High School this half term. The teams performed brilliantly!

The year 2 team finished 4th in their group

The year 4 team finished in 2nd place securing the silver medal

The year 6 team finished 3rd securing the bronze medal.

A huge well done to all involved!


Tennis Superstars Lucas and Michael

Congratulations to both Lucas and Michael who have obtained a LTA rating of 2!  They have been playing lots of tennis matches around Suffolk and Norfolk. It is a excellent achievement by both of them. 

Well done boys - a super achievement - we're very proud of you!

Bronze for the Kwik Cricket Team!

Congratulations to the Kwik Cricket team who took part in the competition at Stradbroke this week. Our team put in a sterling performance, finishing in third place and earning themselves a bronze medal! Thanks again to those parents who helped with transport and to Mrs Williamson for attending the event with the children. Well done to all involved!


Fun at the Quadkids!

Well done to all those who were involved at the Quadkids athletics competition at HHS school last week. All 3 teams put in a wonderful performance across a range of events! Well done to all 30 Year 2, 4 and 6 pupils who took part. A great day was truly had by all. Results to be announced by the school sports organisers soon!

Cross Country

Cross Country Finalists Secure Medals

Congratulations to Torin and Annabel who both secured first place and gold medals in the Cross Country finals this week! Congratulations also go to Michael who finished 3rd and won the bronze medal in the year 3/4 race! We are so super proud of you! Well done to all those who competed in the Finals, a super effort all round, we’re so very very proud of each and every one of you!

Mini Tennis

Mini Tennis

Congratulations to the Year 3 & 4 Tennis team who took part in the competition at Stradbroke this week. Both teams put in a sterling performance with one of our teams achieving a silver medal. Thanks to those parents who helped with transport and to

Mrs Soper for attending the event with the children. Well done to all involved!

Congratulations to the Year 3 & 4 Tennis team who took part in the competition at Stradbroke this week. Both teams put in a sterling performance with one of our teams achieving a silver medal. Thanks to those parents who helped with transport and to

Mrs Soper for attending the event with the children. Well done to all involved!


Stradbroke Aquathlon

On Sunday 23rd May, children from Mellis School attended the Stradbroke Aquathlon where by children competed in a swimming and running race. The event tested the children’s stamina and strength across both sports and we are delighted that all our pupils finished the race securing themselves a medal. Huge congratulations to all involved!


A Swimming Success

Well done to the swimming team who took part in the gala at Diss Swimming Pool on Monday 24th April 2017. The team of 4 boys and 4 girls competed in a range of swimming events and secured themselves a bronze medal! A superb result, well done Swim Team!

Gym Team

It's Gym Time Once Again!

A huge congratulation to the year 5/6 gymnastics team who secured the ‘Gold’ medal once again in the Key Steps Gymnastics competition at Hartismere this week. Congratulations also to the year 3/4 team who came 4th in their event. The children work so hard every year, we’re very proud of you all – well done! A huge thank you also to Mr Cattermole, Mrs Mortlock and Jules Grimes who have trained the teams for the event!


Quicksticks Hockey – Silver Success

Congratulations to the Mellis team who won the silver medal at the Quicksticks hockey in the ‘Emerging’ competition on Thursday 2nd February. Also, congratulations to the Mellis team who also finished 3rd in their group in the ‘Development’ competition. Both teams played superbly and demonstrated superb skills and excellent sportsmanship! Well done Team Mellis!

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Super Silver for Sportshall Athletics Team

Congratulations to the Sportshall Athletics Team who came second at the indoor competition on Wednesday 17th January 2017! The team excelled in the track events and demonstrated real talent in many of the races. Pupils from across KS2 participated in the event and their combined scored awarded them a team Silver! Well done to everyone involved.  A special thank you to the wonderful Miss Frost who also helped organise both the athletics training session and club!


Mellis Cross Country – Fantastic Day! Fantastic Results!

Well done to all the Key Stage 2 children who participated in the Pyramid Mellis Cross Country run on Friday 16th October. Over 500 children from schools over the pyramid attended the superb long distance running event. Despite the cold, all the children ran with such grit and determination! Well done everybody! A special shout out to those Mellis children who finished in the top 5 of their race and will go onto to compete in the finals competition which will be held later in the year! Also thanks must go to Mr Ryle, Mr Cattermole, Mrs Clay and Mrs Maclean who help organise the event.


Mellis Karate Taster

On Friday 30th September all the pupils throughout the school experienced a 30 minute taster session of Karate. We were visited by Shaun, a black belt Karate instructor, who gave the children a demonstration and then led a 20 minute group Karate activity. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session as you can see from the photos.

If you would like further information on attending the ESKA Karate club at Diss High School and to book your free taster sessions please use the following contact details.

Shaun: T: 01603 418751 | M: 07860 554235 | E: shaun@eska.co.uk | W: www.eska.co.uk

ESKA Karate

Introducing our new Mellis School Sports Captains

Having completed superb application forms and demonstrating an excellent attitude towards PE both inside and outside school, Iona and Tom have been chosen for the role of our new Mellis School Sports Captains. Both pupils have an excellent attitude towards Sport & PE and also demonstrate excellent leadership and teamwork skills! Congratulations to them both! We look forward to seeing what they have in store for pupils and sport this coming year!


Brilliant Basketball- Gold Victory for Mellis

A HUGE congratulation to the Mellis Basketball team who won gold at the tournament on Tuesday 2nd February at Stradbroke High School. They played brilliantly as a team and thoroughly enjoyed all their matched. A big thank you must go to Mrs Hicks for running the club and accompanying the children too. Well Done Team!

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Year 5 sees red!!!

A big congratulations must go one of Year 5 boys for recieving his red belt in taekwondo. It takes skill and discipline to achieve this so well done you!


Super Swimming

Congratulations to one of our Year 2s on achieving his purple hat in swimming. Plenty of hard work and determination must have gone into this achievment. Well done!


Mellis battle to bronze

On Tuesday 26th January our brilliant athletics team travelled to Framlingham to compete in the 2016 sportshall athletics. Comprised of indoor track and field events, they showed great determination and strength, and won many of their track events. Huge congratulations to all involved and as always to the wonderful parents for helping to transport- we couldn't do it without you!


Fabulous Football!

Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in the Football tournament held at Hartismere High School on Thursday 21st January. They did brilliantly and won all of their games before being knocked out in the semi-finals of the competition by 1 goal! Brillaint sportsmanship was observed as always as the stayed to cheer on the other teams. Well done team!


Mellis' Cross Country Success!

Congratulations to all the pupils who competed in the Mellis Cross Country on Friday 16th October. Once again the event was a huge success with over 450 pupils across Key Stage 2 competing from across the local area! A huge congratulations to Mellis children who finished 2nd in the year 6 girls race,  10th out of the year 6 boys, 2nd in the year 4s race and 1st in the year 5s race! All of who will now compete in the finals which will take place later in the year! Well done to all involved and a huge thank you to those who helped to both organise and run the event!


Top Swimming Success!

Congratulations to one of our Year 6s, who swam a whopping 100m at Stradbroke Swimming Pool last Monday. This was huge achievement for this young man and we couldn’t be prouder! Well done!


Introducing Our New Sports Captains

Congratulations to two of our Year 6s who have been selected for the role of ‘Mellis Sports Captains’ this year. Although both keen footballers, these two pupils are always keen to participate in all types of different sports and represent the school on a regular basis in many different events. They have an excellent attitude towards Sport & PE and also demonstrate excellent leadership and teamwork skills! Well done!

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A medal for Dominic at the Triathlon

Congratulations to Dominic Wilkinson who competed in the Junior Triathlon event in Framlingham in August. The event entailed a 40m swim, 1000m bike ride and a 600m run! Wow! Well done Dominic!

Tizzy Dance

Tizzy dances her way to the top!

Congratulations to Tician and her dance partner, Tia, who came 1st in the pairs section of the 101 Street Dance Comp in Norwich on Sunday 13th August! An excellent Tiz, well done!

Emily Football

Congratulations Emily!

Congratulations to Emily Bates for making the Suffolk FA advanced coaching team for girls.  After various different trials the top 15 of 40 entrants were invited to join the squad! Well done Em, we’re extremely proud of you and your achievement and look forward to hearing all about the upcoming matches and tournaments. Good luck!


Gold at the Suffolk Games

On Friday 10th July the Suffolk Games were held in Bury St Edumnds! We were lucky enough to qualify to take part in 4 of the events, the Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6 Gymnastics and the Year 3&4 Tennis Finals. The children had great fun participating in the opening ceremony and parading around the track with the school flag! The children all performed brilliantly and had lots of un competing. The year 5&6 team even walked away with the Gold medal and are now the top team in Suffolk in Gymnastics! Well done to all involved. We're very proud of you!


Medals Galore for Mellis

Year 5 & 6

Holly – Relay Gold, Speed Bounce Gold, Vortex Gold & 75m Sprint Gold

Jess – Relay Gold

Ellen – Relay Gold & Speed Bounce Silver

Elsie – Relay Gold

Jack – Relay Bronze, Shot Put Silver, 800M Bronze

Albert – Relay Bronze & Vortex Silver

William – Relay Bronze

Oliver – Relay Bronze & Speed Bounce Gold

Luke – Shot Put Gold & Vortex Gold7Emily – Silver 800m

Abi – Vortex Silver, Shot Put Gold


Year 3 & 4

Amelia 50m Sprint Silver, Relay Silver & Long Jump Silver

William – Relay Gold, 50m Sprint Silver

Torin – Gold Relay 400m Sillver

Dominic – Relay Gold

Maxwell – Relay Gold & Bean Bag Throw Bronze

Phoeve – Relay Silver

Alex – Relay Silver

Lily – Relay Silver, Long Jump Gold

George – Vortex Silver


Silver Place Rounders

Congratulations to the rounders team who finished a very respectable second at the Stradbroke tournament on Wednesday! The team played brilliantly and secured the silver medal after a close final against Gislingham! Well done team!


Silver Place Rounders

Congratulations to the rounders team who finished a very respectable second at the Stradbroke tournament on Wednesday! The team played brilliantly and secured the silver medal after a close final against Gislingham! Well done team!

Sports for Schools

Danny Lawrence's Fundraiser raises £1668!

A massive thank you to all those children who collected sponsorship money for the Sports for Schools Fundraiser! We have managed to raise in total £1668, 60% of which, our school can put towards ordering lots of new and exciting playground and PE equipment! Thank you to everyone for your support!


Gymnastics Success for Our Girls

At the weekend Poppy and Ella both competed at the Gymnastics competition in Attleborough. Poppy finished in 3rd place and Ella came 1st. A wonderfl result for both talented girls. Well done, we're very proud of you!


More Medals for Mellis

On Monday 22nd June the year 5 & 6 pupils competed in the Swimming Gala at Diss Pool. All pupils competed brilliantly and the children finished in 2nd place, narrowly missing out on the top spot by just 5 points, Mellis' best ever result in the swimming. In total the team secured 2 gold medals, 1 silver and a bronze! Well done to all involved and thank you to Mrs Scates for organising and taking to the team along to the event!


The Great East Swim

On Saturday 20th June, two year 6 pupils, Imogen and Tom,  competed in the Great East Swim which is an an outdoor swimming event and takes place annually at Alton Reservoir, Holbrook, Suffolk. Imogen finished 3rd overall and 1st in the girls, a real triumph well done Immy! Congratulations to Tom too who also finished 8th out of 50 competitors! Well done to them both, a truly fantastic race!


Well done Cricketers!

On Tuesday the 16th of June Mellis cricket team went to Stradbroke Cricket ground to compete in the heats for the county cricket final. They did superbly well and finished top of their group, narrowly missing out in a place in the final. A huge congratulation to the 10 year fours and fives that came third in the tournament and played brilliantly, showing great team spirit and sportsmanship throughout.


Danny Lawrence Visits Mellis

On Friday 12th June, Mellis was extremely fortunate to have a visit from British Gymnast, Danny Lawrence. Danny was England's Commonwealth Captain in 2010 where he won the mens silver medal for gymnastics! He spent time working with the children completing a fitness circuit, putting all the pupils through their paces completing a series of aerobic challenges. In order to raise money for both the school and future British athletes, the children have been very busy gathering sponsorship money (total to be announced next week). Danny even showed of some off his superb skills to the children including, backwards somersaults (without hands) and walking handstands! Our year 5/6 Gym team in turn then showed off their winning routine, and received some wonderful feedback from a very impressed Danny! A truly remarkable and memorable day for all involved thanks to Danny Lawrence and Sports for Schools!

Tennis Teams

Huge success at the Tennis for both teams

On Wednesday 3rd June 2015 the year 3&4 tennis teams attended the tournament at Framlingham High School. All teams played fantastically well and finished in both 1st and 2nd place, an absolute triumph! Well done to all involved! Bring on the finals in June! Congratulations to all involved!

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A Golden Sweep of Medals at the Gymnastics

Congratulations to all 4 gymnastic teams who competed at Thomas Mills HS on Wednesday 29th April in the Key Steps Gymnastics competition. Mellis secured the ‘Gold’ medal in each of the three events!

Year 1/2  = Gold

Year 3/4 = Gold

Year 5/6 = Gold

A truly astonishing result! Well done to all involved. We’re extremely very proud of you! Once again, county finals, here we come!

A special thank you to Mrs Mortlock, Mr Cattermole and Jules Grimes for helping to organise the event and running practise sessions with the teams!

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Mellis Host Cross Country Final

Now in its fifth year, Mellis School hosted the Annual Inter-Cluster Cross-Country Run, with participation of over 100 children who were fianlists from the earlier Pyramid events. Mellis children took Bronze on both Year 5 Girls' and Year 3 Boys' races, and Gold in Year 4 Boys'. Thanks all for their support and participation.


Katie makes the team!

A huge congratulations to Katie, our fabulous year 6 netball captain, who has been recently training with the 'Thetford 3' Netball team in Norfolk. After only a few short months she has already been picked to play for the under 14s team (3 years older than her actual age!) We are very proud of you Katie! 


Quicksticks Silver Medal!

Congratulations to the Mellis School Quicksticks team who came second in the pyramid Quicksticks tournament! It was the first time Mellis school had ever reached further than the group stages of the competition and Mrs Kaufman (the school PE coordinator) was thrilled that Team A were able to secure the silver medal after a tense final with SRH Framlingham! Well done to all three teams who took part in the competition. Yet again the team work and superb attitudes of the children were outstanding!


Netball Gold......... and silver!

Congratulations to the Mellis School Netball team who secured both the Gold and the Silver medal at the recent High 5s Netball Tournament at Hartismere High School. After both teams won their groups and their semi final the scene was set for a mighty Mellis final! After a very tense and thrilling final, the A team won by just one goal! Mrs Clay (our school netball coach) was extremely proud of all the children who took part! Yet another fantastic win for our school. Well done to all our medallists and a huge thank you to Mrs Clay for once again training the team and accompanying them to the tournament!


Gold Medal Winners - Tag Rugby Tournament at Diss RC

A huge congratulations to both teams who entered the Tag Rugby tournament at Diss RC! After a truly remarkable final Mellis A team finished in first place and sealed the Gold medal! Mellis B team also played extremely well and finished 3rd in their group. An absolutely fantastic result for all involved. Not only did the children demonstrate superb skills but also wonderful sportsmanship! Congratulations 'Team'!


Imogen Strikes Again!

Congratulation Imogen for yet another wonderful medal haul at the recent Diss Otters inter-club competition. Imogen won 9 of her races securing a gold meal and finished second in two, receiving two silver medals. She also won the 'BAGCATS' plaque which goes to the overall winner of points from a selected number of races! Go Imogen!



Basketball Team

Basketball Bronze

Well done to the Basketball team who came 3rd in the tournament held at Stradbroke High School on Friday 6th March. The team played very well and thoroughly enjoyed all their matches. A big thank you to Miss Whymark for both training and accompanying the tem to the tournament.




Another Successful Weekend of Athletics for Holly

Congratulations again to Holly for competing in the ‘Under 13s - Keith Ward Memorial Games’ in Kings Lynn. A keen athlete, Holly is now competing in a number of competitions outside school. Holly performed brilliantly and secured the following medals:


Shot Putt – Gold Medal – 4 metres 49 cm

Long Jump – Silver Medal – 3 metres 84 cm – Ranking 27th in the UK and 5th in East Anglia!

60m sprint – Bronze Medal – 9.2 seconds – Ranking 58th in the UK and 4th in East Anglia.

Well done Holly!




Table TennisBronze for Albert

Well done to Albert who competed in the 2015 Boys Under  11s Schools Table Tennis Championship. He finished in 3rd place out of a staggering 28 children from around Suffolk. Albert is a keen ping-pong player and is currently a member of Stowmarket Table Tennis Club.  Congratulations again Albert, we’re very proud of you!




A Swimming Success

Congratulations to Imogen who competed in the UEA Swimming Gala in Norwich. Imogen received the following medals and awards in 4 of the different events! Congratulations Immy!

Gold – 50 metre fly

Bronze – 50 metre back stroke

4th place – 50 metre back stroke

5th place – 50 metre fly



Gold Medals for Holly

Congratulations to Holly Harrison for competing in the Norfolk Sportshall County Championships, she received medals in the four of the different events. Well done Holly! She will also now go on to compete for Norfolk in the regional finals and we wish her all the luck in the world!


Gold – 2 Lap Sprint

Gold – 2 Lap Hurdles

Silver – Speed Bounce

Bronze – Standing Long Jump


Yet more success for Mellis, this time in the Athletics


Bronze Medal for Athletics Team

Congratulations to the Athletics team who came 3rd in the Sportshall Athletics tournament at Framlingahm on Thursday 3rd December. The event involved competing in lots of different track and field events which the children thoroughly enjoyed! A technicality with team numbers meant we were unable to finish in 2nd place (even though we did secure the second highest number of points and were only 4 points away from 1st place). However, the team of 20 pupils from year 5 & 6 are of course delighted to with their bronze medals. Well done to all involved!

The Champions!

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Mellis Netball Team Crowned Winners!

Well done to the Mellis School Netballers who won the pyramid netball cmpetiton at Stradbrok on Friday 28th Novemebr. The team played extraordinarily well and won all of their matches, A fantatsic result, well done! The 2nd team also played fantatsically well with Mrs Clay commenting on their superb skills and the level of confidence displayed. A huge thank you to Mrs Clay for training the team and accompanying them to the match. Thanks must also go to all the parents who came along to support. We're very proud of you girls, well done! Now bring on the High 5s competiton next term....!

Mellis School's Latest Sports and PE News

Our 3rd place winners!

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Fantastic Result at Stradbroke Football Tournamnet

Congratulations to the Mellis Football team who came 3rd out of 27 teams at Stradbroke!  The team narrowly missed out on a place in the finals but played extraordinarily well in their final match. Well done to the B team as well who also only lost one of their games!. Miss Corke was delighted with their performance and praised both teams for their outstanding sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Well done Mellis, we’re very proud of you! . 

Sainsbury's Games Bronze Award


Mellis Achieves the Sainsbury's Games Bronze Award!

Due to the extensive hardwork of our very Mrs Kaufman, Mellis has achieved the Sainsbury's Games Bronze award!

A fab well done to her! Silver next . . . 

Gymnastics Finals

Mellis Receive Silver Medal at County Finals

After finishing in first place at the Pyramid Gymnastics competition last month, both the KS1 and KS2 Gym Team travelled to Bury St Edmunds on Friday for the Suffolk Games County finals. Twelve teams were entered from all over Suffolk and we are delighted to announce that the KS1 team finished in 2nd place securing a silver medal for the team! A truly wonderful result, well done! The KS2 team also put on a fantastic display and secured 5th place in the finals. A huge well to all the children who competed! The KS1 team will travel to Brentwood in Essex on Tuesday to compete in the regional finals! Wish us luck!


Huge Success at the Pyramid Athletics Tournament

Wow, well what a tournament it was! Congratulations to all those in year 5 & 6 who competed in the Athletics tournament at HHS on Monday 30th June! Mellis enjoyed huge successes in many of the events! Well done to all those involved in the competition! The results were;

Jack – Shot Putt – Bronze

Ellie – Long Jump – Bronze

Connor – Speed Bounce – Bronze

Ellen  – Speed Bounce – Bronze

Holly  – Vortex – Bronze

Maisie - Shot Putt – Bronze

Ben  – 800m – Bronze

Connor – Vortex – Silver

Max – Shot Putt – Silver

Maisie – Long Jump – Silver

Maisie, Ellie, Elsie & Holly – Relay – Silver

Connor, Albert, Jack & Ben – Relay - Silver

Connor – Long Jump – Gold

Holly – Speed Bounce – Gold

Abi – Vortex – Gold

Holly – 800m – Gold

Connor – 800m Gold


Silver Medal for Rounders Team

Congratulations to all those who played in the Rounders tournament at Stradbroke last week! Both teams played extremely well with one of teams finishing second and receiving silver medals! Another superb result for Mellis! Well done!

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Well Done Cricketers

Mellis School Cricket Team secured a fantatsic result at the pyramid competition at Worlinghamworth Cricket Club on Monday. A total of 12 teams took part in the event with Mellis finishing 3rd! Superb, a huge well done to all those involved!

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Fantastic Result at Gym Competition

A huge well done to both the KS1 and KS2 Gymnastics team for competing at the Key Steps Gymnastics competition at Framlingham! Both teams performed extremely well and we're delighted to announce both teams finished in 1st place recieving gold medals! A fantastic result, well done to all the children involved. Next step - the county finals in July!

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