Three children recently competed in a Boccia competition (a paralympic game which is very similar to indoor bowls but played sitting down). The team played consistently well achieving 6 wins out of 7 games, to give them 1st place. All players had a great time and enjoyed competing in a new sport for them.
On Wednesday 12th December boys from Year 3 and 4 took part in a Futsal festival. They competed against 5 other schools in a group competition. There was some excellent football played and we were unbeaten in the group stage. Our points were then compared to the points scored in the other group and we came out as the overall winners by 2 points.
Quicksticks Year 3/4
On a beautifully sunny day our 6 team members took on four different schools in a series of league games. Each match lasting 15 minutes. After the group stages we had won all our matches scoring 25 goals and conceding
only 1. This put us through to the final, out of 14 schools, in which we drew 3-3. We then had to have a penalty shoot out. We finally won 3-2 on penalties. This excellent result sees us through to represent Dartford at the Kent Schools Games in June.
Quicksticks Year 5/6
8 children represented the school in the quicksticks competition against 14 other schools from the Dartford area. After playing a warm-up game we then had four games in our league to play. At the end of this stage we were 2nd in our league. This then put us through to the 3rd/4th place play-off. We played against Westgate in a very tight match which ended 0-0, this gave us a placing of 3rd overall. All the children really enjoyed taking part and are already planning for next years competition.
Early one Saturday morning nine children attended the Gravesham District Early 7’s competition. We played four games against Meopham, St Botolphs, St Johns and Tymberwood. We qualified 2nd in our group. We then faced Shears Green in the semi-finals. Unfortunately we lost the game 4-1. Lewis scoring our only goal with a penalty. All players had a great time despite having to give up their Saturday morning.
Sportshall Athletics Year 3/4
On Tuesday 13th 9 boys and 9 girls represented the school in a sportshall athletics tournament. The children competed in a range of track and field events, we particularly excelled in the field events and finished in 2nd place out of 12 schools.
In the afternoon another 9 boys and 9 girls from year 5 and 6 tried to match the younger years performance. Again, they competed in a range of events including javelin, speed bounce and different running races. Everyone worked fantastically well as a team and displayed excellent team spirit. We finished 6th place out of 11 schools.
Sportshall Athletics Year 3/4
On Wednesday 14th a second team were invited to compete against some of the smaller schools in the Dartford group. 9 girls and 9 boys took part in different running races, winning most of them and performed well within the different field events. This was a great opportunity to be able to take a large number of children to represent our school. This was a huge success and we finished in 1st place.