Year 5 and 6 girls football
On Monday 11th July our Y5/6 football team took part in a tournament at Garforth Academy which had been organised in conjunction with Garforth Rangers football club. For a variety of reasons, we had a number players missing from the squad that took part in the St. Bart’s Cup the previous month. At first, it looked like these absences would be telling – our first game ended in a 7-0 defeat to eventual winners Ninelands and it looked like we might be in for a long afternoon!
However, the team rallied impressively. We lost a couple of other games, though we ran our opponents close, and managed to draw one game and win another thanks to a winning goal from Rae Farmer. This meant we finished fourth out of six. Cassidy Woodhead and Isla Pitts were nominated for ‘fair play’ awards by the officials.
Most impressively, coach Mr. Bradley saw genuine improvement from game to game. After a disjointed and nervous performance in the first game the team appeared stronger and stronger from game to game and played more and more like a team. Both for their the way they represented our school in terms of their behaviour, and for the progress they made during the tournament, all the girls in the squad should be proud of themselves!
Squad for Y5/6 girls’ football tournament
31 Key Stage Two children from our school went to Garforth Academy on the morning of Friday 15th July to take part in the annual ‘Inter-School Sports’ tournament against other local schools. Although we won a number of individual races, in the overall competition we came fifth out of five. Our situation was not helped by some confusion over the running of middle distance race and to the credit of themselves and the school, our children accepted the results with complaint. Their behaviour and sportsman(and woman!)ship was commendable, as was the effort they all put in. Well done everybody!