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Gold and Silver for our High 5 Netball Team and Quad Athletics Team

Friday 28 June 2019

Cornwall School Games

Year 4 Athletics: Silver Medallists

Team: Freddy, Barnaby, Maddox, William, Clara, Ayesha, Lilly and Evie N.

Congratulations to our Year 4 quad athletics team, who competed in the county finals last Friday 28 June.

Each member of the team competed in the following four events: 50m sprint, 300m run, vortex throw and standing long jump. Outstanding performances from Freddy (LJ), Barnaby and William (sprint/ vortex throw), Maddox and Clara (300m run), Ayesha and Lilly (sprint) and Evie (vortex throw) helped to score high points for the team.

Special mention must go to Clara for achieving the course record for her age in the 300m.

Finally, a big thank you to Freddy and Ayesha for joining the team at such short notice (as both Felix and Lucy were ill on the day).

 

Sally Luxton


Year 6 High 5 Netball: Gold medallists

Team: Anna B, Alice, Kyla, Sophie, Jack, Jasmine, Ankita, Dexter, Daisy.

On Friday 28th June, the Year 6 High 5 Netball team travelled to Bodmin College to compete for the title of County Champions at the Cornwall School Games.

The game of High 5 netball is similar to that of the full 7-a-side game but with players having to change positions after every half match. It requires a real team effort to win, as everyone has to be able to both shoot and defend.

We faced Mousehole, Millbrook and Pondu in our group matches. Some solid shooting from Ankita and an amazing shot from Jasmine kept our scores high, enabling us to progress to the semi-finals (as second in our group).

Here we met St. Stephen, who had finished top of Pool B. We knew we had to play some good netball to beat them, but a few great passes from Jack and a last-minute goal from Anna meant we had booked ourselves a place in the final.

In the final, we met Threemilestone who we had played before at previous qualifying rounds. The game was fast but some great interceptions from Sophie and Dexter meant Truro Prep kept the ball and control of the game throughout. After what felt like a very long 12 minutes, the final whistle went with Truro Prep being crowned County Champions. A very worthy title for a team who had played so well together throughout the whole tournament, and who had practised every Tuesday lunchtime this term.

And finally, they would all like to say a big thank you to Mrs Gregory – for allowing them to go to the finals, even though it meant they might be a little late to get ready for the play that evening.

 

 Lucie Egford


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