This term our netball team, comprising of pupils from Y5/6, have participated in two tournaments in our league. The team have played against 10 other teams from schools in our local area. During the course of the tournaments, the pupils have had the opportunity to develop the characteristics of an athlete as well as to work on their 'Secret of Success' to compete.
Whilst we have not won every match, the team has worked really hard to develop their technique and understanding of tactic in netball. They certainly have improved during their matches, showing some excellent footwork, a range of successful passes and the accuracy of their shooting has been fantastic. I have been so impressed with their enthusiasm for the sport and their love of competition. They have also showed great emotional resilience in the face of defeat, recognising that 'practise makes progress', as we often say at school.
As a result of their hard work and determination to succeed, we have come 4th place out of 10 teams. This is a significant improvement on recent years and a great achievement, particularly since we do not have a netball team that trains throughout the course of the year, unlike many other schools.
Yet again we have been reminded of what brilliant, resilient pupils we have at The Meadows! Well done children. As ever, I have been exceptionally proud to witness your achievements and your spirit of health competition!
Archie: "I thought it was really fun taking part. I liked how we went up against other schools. It was fun."
Daisy: "I thought it was really fun as everyone took part - we rotated positions. My favourite position was goal attack. I liked that we got to know new people from different schools."
Gracie: "We have improved our netball skills and team work skills. Also we had a lot of fun and had the chance to work in a team to score points. I was proud when I was centre because I was able to move quickly around the thirds"
Amelia: "I thought that it was good because we got to compete against a lot of different schools and we improved from last time. I improved on intercepting the ball from the other team."