This week has been a busy week for some pupils in Y5 and Y6! In the space of two days, we have participated in a football league and a netball league.
The football team participated in their league first on Monday. It was the second round of their league matches, where we played against three more schools in our league. Our team, comprising of a new member since our last set of matches, had three difficult games against strong teams. We drew one and lost two, the last by an unlucky last minute goal. Nevertheless, we had a thoroughly good time during the competition. It was wonderful to play on the brilliant astroturf at Chesterton High School and their Sports leaders did a brilliant job refereeing. We also had some super supporters in the crowd, particularly Erin who was cheering us on loudly.
Jake R, our team captain and Sports Ambassador, stated: 'We improved our defending, but we need to work on our counter attack, keeping more posession of the ball. Dylan was a great addition to our team because he was full of energy and was brilliant at defending and attacking. I enjoyed the tournament because you can meet lots of different people from other schools. Also it was a lot of fun!'.
The netball team took part in the small school league at Keele University on Tuesday. It was their first set of league games as a newly formed team. The pupils played in three matches, 2 of which they lost (one by a narrow marging - it was a very exciting game) and 1 which they won 3-0. They were great sports and really enjoyed the experience of playing against other schools. During the course of the matches, they showed great improvement (once they were familiar with their new setting) and in two matches scored some fabulous goals.
Amelia, our team captain, stated: Our team played very well. I think we improved our passing and scoring. However, we still need to work on getting into a space to receive the ball. Overall we played very well and I was very proud of them all.'
Well done children - the leagues were thoroughly enjoyable to watch and I was very proud of you all!