Jan 07 in Bovington Primary School, Corfe Castle Primary School, Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, News, St George’s Primary School Langton, St Mary and Joseph's Catholic Primary School Wool, St Mary’s Primary School Swanage, Swanage Primary School, Swanage St Mark’s Primary School, The Purbeck School, Wareham St Mary Primary School, Wool Primary School Written by: Nicky Marsh
On the 14th November the following primary schools took part in the 1st heat: St Marks Swanage, St Marys Swanage, Wareham St Mary, Corfe Castle, Bovington Primary and Bere Regis. The second heat on the 28th November was attended by Stoborough Primary, Winfrith/Lulworth Primary, St Marys and St Josephs Primary, Wool Primary, Swanage Primary and St Georges.
The events were attended by over 250 young athletes. They were outstanding competitions with all pupils being an absolute credit to their schools, the sportsmanship was exceptional and every athletes attitude and effort was amazing. The level of support and encouragement they offered each other was fabulous to see, I am surprised that I was still able to hear effectively after the events as the level of noise was unbelievable.
To enable the action to take place, I have to say it would not have been possible if it hadn’t been for a number of our Yr 9 students who volunteered their own time to run the different events. They were outstanding in every way and again were a real credit to The Purbeck School. This event just would not have been possible without them. A new era of Young Ambassadors in the making.
The winning team from each heat will be going through to the final which will take place on the 30th January. They will be competing against two schools from Christchurch to establish who will represent the area at the Winter School Games at Canford in March.
The winning teams were:
Heat 1 – St Marys Swanage
Heat 2 – Stoborough Primary
Good luck to both these teams in the next round, it would be great to see a Purbeck school representing the area at the School Games.
This term a successful netball course has also been run with a number of schools attending to develop or reinforce their knowledge of the game. Its aim was also to develop teachers confidence in delivering Netball to pupils to allow them to receive a positive experience. Hopefully it will also help schools to prepare some students for the Yr 3/4 netball festival later in the year.
Again this course was supported by a number of the year 7 and 9 Netball teams to allow it to be a practical course. So my thanks go out to these students for again volunteering their time for others.
Here’s to another busy term!
School Sports Coordinator