Summer Sports News

posted 8 Jul 2012, 08:10 by Richard France
Y5 and Y6 boys and girls went to King Ecgbert School to play in tournaments against Totley Primary and Totley All Saints. The Y5 boys finished third in their tournament; the Y5/6 girls finished second in their tournament on goal difference; and the Y6 boys won their tournament very convincingly, retaining the trophy they won last year as Y5s.
More than 30 children attended the city heats back in May, with 12 managing to qualify for the City Finals. Aaliyah Sterling and Lindy Davison finished first and third in the long jump, and many other children were close to podium finishes.

The Y5 girls and boys both won their local tournament to reach the City Finals. The boys came up against some very tough opposition in this round, and lost in the semi-finals. The girls also came up against some other very good teams, but managed to win the final, making them city champions – well done girls!

The Y6 girls had waited 12 months for their next cricket match, after winning the City Finals last year. They were due to compete in the Yorkshire Finals last Thursday, but torrential rain in West and North Yorkshire meant that the finals were called off on our way to Harrogate. The girls were obviously really disappointed, especially as they have practised very hard for the competition, but took the cancellation in good spirits.

The Y6 rounders team have also had a very mixed summer. They won their heat to qualify for the City Finals, which was due to be played on one of our INSET days. They decided they would give up the last evening of their Springbank holiday to play, only for this round to be cancelled because of a lack of opposition! They therefore qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals, which have now been postponed twice due to our wonderful summer weather. Again, these children have taken their disappointment very maturely.
As always, at each of these events children behaved brilliantly, and were great ambassadors for our school.