Sport

Scholars, smiles, sweat and snow

The JS athletes continue to maintain their enthusiasm for fitness and we never expect to hear ‘it’s too cold’ again.

Our students from around the globe have maintained contact with us (Mrs Relf) throughout the term and it was from Russia with love this week that Masha, F5, played football in minus 18 degree temperatures and snow to make our weather look like nothing more than a light dusting!

Masha loves her football and always plays sport with a massive smile and loads of effort. Her efforts were matched by Ruraidh; chorister, skipper and plank specialist, who is now so fit he exercises with a continual smile on his face! Whereas Morgan, as always, drives forward with bundles of effort and determination. Alas, with no smile but we suspect contemplating a Manchester United loss this week.

Sport in the Junior School PE Department for many years now, has earned an excellent reputation locally. We develop an all-inclusive fun, yet disciplined, approach to its teaching sport, whilst creating an avenue of excellence through its sports scholar and on-going gifted and talented programme.

Once again the good word has filtered out and this week we have been fortunate enough to have had 21 sports scholar applications to assess. The young athletes were all of an exceptionally high standard, and from a wide range of schools and clubs. In difficult times, analysing sporting videos has been hard but it has been great to see Mr Penn bring his ex professional sporting skills together in the difficult art of video analysis.

As an end to this, please don’t forget our coaching Friday sessions, where any of your sporting videos can be sent to us for a very friendly critique and suggestions for improvement.

And finally, our ‘end of half term challenge’ will now form part of our No Screen Friday next week and we look forward to seeing how well you are all doing with the exercises.

Mrs Relf, Mr Penn and Mr Buckingham