It has been another frantic but fantastic week of sports for the children this week.
In the pool the noise level has been off the scale as the children have had fun sessions with the large floats, beach balls, noodles and diving sticks. All of the children have truly relished the opportunity to get back in the water and it had been wonderful to see – and hear – their enthusiasm!
In our afternoon games lessons we completed our Inter-House netball and football competitions. Considering how much training the children have missed this term we were pleasantly surprised by the standard of play in both sports. Well done to Wilson who won the Netball overall and to Bailey who won the football.
On Wednesday, 17 pupils chose to take part in the National Prep Schools’ Virtual Cross Country Competition. For our contenders, this took the form of a 3km run along the river footpath. The standard and determination shown by the competitors was truly outstanding. Benedict set a fast pace for the runners and it was close right to the end, with Sophie P in first place with a very impressive time of 13 minutes 14 seconds. Sam K, who was in fifth place coming into the home straight, put on a spectacular sprint finish to finally gain second place. Well done to all who took part. It was great to see you all enjoying competing again and as the race was followed by a thoroughly enjoyable a picnic in the sun afterwards, there really was nothing to beat it!
On Wednesday afternoon it was Year 5’s turn to try their skills at archery. It is great to give the children chance to try something new as it gives different children a chance to shine. The staff couldn’t resist having a go too, even Mr Chapman, but none of us shone at all! Well done to Taylor-Mae, Sidney, Mia G, Ivy and Liv S who were the winning team for the afternoon.
The Sports Department are now busy planning a fun-filled term of summer sports. With cricket, tennis, swimming, and athletics all in the programme, we are looking forward to seeing the children again in April, rested and raring to get involved.