November Sports Update
A total of 12 of our pupils (Yr 4 – 8) took part on a very hard, wet, long course on a bitterly cold day. Everyone did extremely well with an 8th place finish for Emma H. Well done to all that participated.
Netball: U13 girls v Ruthin
The U13 girls has a great competitive match with Ruthin on Wednesday 19th November. In the first quarter, Ruthin School took a big lead however the girls showed great determination and drive to pull back the school albeit eventually overcome 14-6. Ms Byrne and Mrs Kellet were extremely impressed with their sportsmanship and fabulous spirit on the mini bus home.
Independent Preparatory School Swimming Gala
Kingsmead School Junior Swimmers travelled to Castleton Baths in Rochdale last week for the Independent Preparatory School Swimming Gala for an exciting afternoon of swimming. Everybody who took part performed to a great standard and following students were awarded certificates for their performances:
Ava: 1st place Year 6 breaststroke and backstroke
Monty: 1st place Year 4 freestyle
Sophie: 1st place Year 4 freestyle
Lock: 3rd place Year 4 backstroke
Henry, Prithvi, Ava and Emma: 3rd place in the relay.
Sophie, Monty, Will and Elizabeth: 2nd place in the
Thanks you to Miss Jacques for coming along to help out on such a lovely afternoon and Callum for his excellent team management skills making sure all the swimmers were in the right place at the right time!
Football: U13 boys v Beech Hall
A great performance from our U13’s football team yesterday, to produce an away win at Beech Hall. A huge well done to Christian for representing Kingsmead for the first time in goal.
The first half offered both teams chances that they should have put away but a wet, greasy surface meant the boys had to concentrate more on their first touch. Nethertheless, they went in at half time 3-1 up.
The second half required a more focussed effort from the boys due to Beech Hall changing formation, with nothing to lose. Max led his team in attack and played a more open, expansive game with some lovely slick passing through to Mason and Sam S. Ben, Cameron, Sam H and Frankie were solid in defence with Finn S showing a fantastic first touch off a high ball to allow Max a scoring opportunity! I think Finn surprised himself with that one! George was solid and dominated with his strength when on the ball and Josh C and Ewan were reliable in their positions. Spencer was loud and proud in midfield, organising the attacking and defensive lines and Harry could be heard in goal by people taking off at Manchester Airport!!!
So the game finished 6-3 to Kingsmead! Well done boys!