It has been an incredibly chilly, yet busy start to the spring term matches and this has faced the school teams with the challenges of dressing appropriately and seen the football team have matches cancelled due to frozen and water logged pitches. We look forward to the football team playing some matches in the next few weeks.
Over the last two weeks the netball team have played in the first 2 matches of the season.
Our first match was away at Redbourn and an eager team turned up ready to play. Although we lost both matches the girls played well and learnt a lot about match play.
Last week we were hosts and Crabtree arrived with two very tall Year 6 teams. The girls played really well and although they were nearly all Year 5 playing against experienced Year 6 children they persevered and played well.
On Monday afternoon, we travelled to Woodend to play netball. The two teams were eager and excited to try out new passing skills and wanted to use their confidence against other players.
The afternoon was bitter and this did mean that catching the ball was extra hard for the girls.
Both teams tried extremely hard and it was wonderful to see the girls develop their playing techniques. Although they have now played 3 matches and lost them all, they have really excelled in developing their passing and receiving. Having a predominately Year 5 squad makes this additionally hard as they have been playing against teams who are all Year 6 and who have a years experience behind them.
Although they have all been trying their best, I do not want them to be disheartened; just think, when you get to Year 6, you will have a wealth of experience to help you play even better. Keep going girls, you can do it!
Yesterday afternoon, I took a team of Year 5 and 6 children to take part in the annual Harpenden Schools Tag Rugby tournament. It was a freezing afternoon and the wind was bitter but this didn’t deter the children from having a wonderful time.
The children played 6 matches throughout the afternoon. The matches were 15 minutes with a brief half time and we went from strength to strength.
Having taken some of the same children to the tournament last year meant that they were able to compare their progress and they all kept saying how well they were doing. The matches were fast and furious and the children were fantastic at communicating with each other and passed the ball with increasing confidence.
Although we were not successful at progressing through the play off stage, the children played fairly, confidently and represented the school brilliantly.
Well done to everyone and thank you to the parents who braved a freezing afternoon to come and support the school and team.
Below are the results for each game:
Kimpton v Roundwood – 8:5
Roundwood v St Dominics – 3:4
The Grove v Roundwood – 5:4
Roundwood v St Nicolas – 8:6
High Beeches v Roundwood – 5:7
Roundwood v Crabtree – 4:7