What a week – in so many ways!!
The main event was Wednesday’s triumph in the Wix Trophy Finals, making our Year 6 boys football team county champions. Our semi-final was against Haberdashes Boys and despite nerves stopping the boys playing to their usual exceptional standard, they controlled the game and were creating numerous chances. Unfortunately the ball just wouldn’t go into the net! Penalties followed extra-time and fortunately we held our nerve and won through to the final. Will E. was superb saving 3 penalties, whilst Luke C., Austin C. and Archie G. So to the final, against St Columbas, after inspiring words from Mr Morgan the boys were ready. An early goal from Noah P. eased the nerves and gave the boys the belief and freedom to play, another quickly followed from Daniel L. as we dominated the match. A breakaway goal early in the second half made the nail biting in the stands and on the touchline return, but these were eased by Dominic G. calmly slotting home to round off a well deserved victory. The rest of the squad – Joe B., Owen M. and Austen G all made huge contributions one way or another – Wix Trophy Champions 2014!!
Both teachers from the other schools said that our team were rightful winners and the best team they had played all season. I was immensely proud not only of the way the boys played football but the way they conducted themselves both on and off the pitch – they are a real credit to the school!! A huge thank you to all the parents, family members, friends and staff who came along to support the team, I know they really appreciated it.
Not to be outdone the Year 6 girls won their first rounders match of the season, beating Duncombe. Sadly the Year 8 boys came second in their district final, losing to Edwinstree.
In school, the Year 8’s extracted DNA in science and competed in the Maths challenge, and the Year 5’s had a very interesting Victorian Day – see the write up in the Year 5 area on the website.
Next week is SATs and we wish all the Year 6’s luck and continued success.