Last weekend saw the Year 2's first Rugby fixture against Dean Close!
On a chilly but dry morning there were high excitement levels from the Year 2 boys (and theirparents), as they arrived for their first tag rugby fixture against Dean Close. Playing in a round robin festival format of four 4-a-side games, all of the boys got fully stuck in and put their training into action. They demonstrated a good understanding of the game and how it was played. There were high numbers of tries scored as players ran with purpose and skill. In defence, the boys madeit hard for the opposition to score by “tagging" the opposition.
The boys all took their turn to rest without a fuss, returning to the fray with renewed vigour and maintaining their focus in front of a large crowd of parents and grandparents who supported good play from both teams. Many of the boys took a large step forward in their levels of performance and confidence on the morning and all left the field via the traditional "tunnel” having enjoyed the experience and looking forward to Match Tea. All players were a credit in the manner of their performance and behaviour throughout. Well done!
The girls got stuck in too - Year 2s also played their first Netball fixture!
Saturday saw our Year 2 girls take part in the annual netball fixture against local rivals, Dean Close. There was a huge buzz of excitement in the Sports Centre, from both the girls and the throng of parents and grandparents showing their support. Both schools brought 3 teams who all played each other, and each match was hard fought and played at a great level for such young players. The skill levels on show were of an exceptionally high standard: the accuracy of passing and catching was such that there were some points scored where the ball never touched the ground, and both sides demonstrated some fantastic interceptions.
Every game was played in such a great spirit, and the girls were on such a high when they came off the court, that they wanted to do it all over again! It was a great experience for all the girls involved, and with every girl in Year 2 taking part, a fantastic demonstration of sport for all.