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Parents Newsletter Spring 2017

Once again this has been a busy couple of months in the PE Faculty. Back in the depths of winter, the County Cross Country championships at Sheldon School, saw a number of our students competing and doing really well. Six athletes from school qualified and there were some outstanding achievements including Harry Bradley finishing 4th and Alex Allman finishing 6th. Both Harry and Alex are in Year 7. Their success meant that they represented Wiltshire at the South West Cross Country Championships.

The Year 9 hockey team have again won the Area Championships. This is the third year in a row that the team has won their area tournament and they are matching the current Year 11 team in terms of their success. It is also really nice that a number of the Year 9 girls are using their expertise and experience to coach younger students in their hockey clubs. At the beginning of March the Year 8 netball team were invited to play at the English Netball ‘North South - West Tournament’ at Merchants Academy in Bristol. The team acquitted themselves finishing semi-finalists out of 10 teams.

This term well over 100 students have represented the school at football. This is a fantastic number and, in almost every year group, we could have had at least two teams representing the school. The most successful team has been the Year 7 ‘A’ team, who finished runners–up in their area league. Many thanks to Ellis Jones, in Year 10, for his help in coaching and refereeing Year 7 teams.

In the Primary School Sports Partnership there have been a number of festivals including the Hockey festival, the Year 3 / 4 girls’ and boys’ football festivals and, most recently, the cross country festival for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 students. Well over 400 primary school students have taken part and the success of these festivals is largely due to the invaluable support that we get from our student sports leaders at Malmesbury School.

After Easter we will be running athletics and cricket clubs and practices and anyone is welcome to attend these clubs. Year 8 to 10 athletics club will be on Tuesday evenings after school and Year 7 club on Thursday evening. Years 7 and 8 boys’ cricket and Years 7 to 10 girls’ cricket will be on Wednesday evenings and Year 9 and 10 boys’ cricket will be on Thursday evenings.

Girls Sporting Success:

We have had an amazing run of results on the girls netball and hockey since September. We are current area champions in the following:

Year 7, 8 & 9 netball

Year 10 & 11 hockey

Basically that’s every area tournament that we can enter!