As reported the U11 Quicksticks team won the Dover School Games tournament a couple of weeks ago and qualified for the Kent School Games at Holcombe Hockey Club. On Tuesday they were representing Dover district against all the winners from other districts in Kent. They started quite slowly in the first match against Tonbridge but won 2-1. They then had a close match with Dartford scoring 1-1. They then played extremely well against Sevenoaks and won convincingly 5-1. Their final match in the group stage was against group leaders Gravesham. It was a very close contest closing at 0-0. This was good enough for runners up in the group but also meant the top 3 was out of reach. However, 4th place was still up for grabs and an opportunity to qualify for the regional competition. In a very close playoff match against Shepway, the match could have gone either way. St Faith’s took the lead twice with goals from Freddie and Martin. However, the match score of 0-0 meant a penalty shoot-out where every member of the team would take a shot. St Faith’s were behind all the way through until the final 2 shots. Oliver scored and Shepway missed. Scores were level with 1 shot left. Rose scored and Shepway missed which meant St Faith’s came 4th in the event. A fantastic effort by all of them. It was also mentioned by several schools how polite the children were and what excellent sportsmanship they showed. Well done to all!
On Tuesday the children in year 3 and 4 competed in the House Rapid Fire Cricket contest. With Beech having a good lead in the house points table the other houses were looking to close the gap. On an afternoon of fantastic enthusiasm, sportsmanship and team work, Sycamore came away winners. Oak were in 2nd and Ash 3rd which meant the house leader board closed at the top but Beech still have the lead. Well done to all who took part.
On Thursday 20th we had the excitement of Sports Day. The weather was kind and the children were all super excited to compete in their races and of course for their house. Highlights were once again the long distance races with a tremendous amount of determination from all who competed. The year 6 obstacle race turned into a chaos but was tremendous fun. The sprint races were fast and we look forward to seeing which house has won on Speech Day. A huge thank you must go to the children for all their efforts on the day. Also, the staff who worked hard to make the day a success.
Next week the U11 girls host Kent College for Kwik Cricket matches and we also have the year 6 v Parents/Staff to look forward to at the end of the week.