Lower School Sports’ Day and other sports news
The Friday before Half Term saw a great deal of action at Lower School Sports’ Day.
The children from Form 3 to Form 5 had worked on all of the disciplines in their PE and Games lessons throughout the school year and the carousel of 10 activities replicated these skills in our yearly Inter-House competition. In warm conditions and with a large crowd supporting the event, the children gave their all and with a buzz of excitement the superb event finished with a series of 200m relays and 50m sprints. As our match mathematician, Patrick Sutton, calculated the placings, the anticipation grew as the scoreboards were turned slowly to reveal this year’s winners…..BECKET.
With exams taking place this week, in the main, the PE programme has focused on Lower School Swimming lessons which have been enjoyed by everyone as we utilise this great outdoor sporting facility. Form 5 and 6 girls also made use of the chance to swim as they were without a cricket or rounders match this week. All strokes, racing techniques and water safety are being taught in our programme across the Junior School, and there is much excitement ahead of Inter-House Swimming and the Triathlon.
The Under 13A cricket team won once again, extending their unbeaten run to 4 matches with a comfortable 8 wicket win away to Ashford School. The Under 11A and B unfortunately didn’t have the best of results away at Junior King’s but again 22 boys had a chance to experience match-play.
The girls’ Under 13/12 cricket team continued their series of friendly development matches away also to JKS and it is brilliant to see this fine striking game take shape amongst the girls as the term has progressed.