This term our children have again been excelling in sports.
On 15th November, the Year 5/6 Basketball Team took part in the city heats at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, narrowly missing out on a place in the Finals. A fantastic team effort saw us score a massive 48 baskets! The team won 3 matches: 32-0 against Westglade, 26-0 against Rise Park and 26-2 against Burford and lost two matches 14-10 against a very good South Wilford team. Finally we lost 12-2 to the eventual tournament winners, Heathfield Primary. Well done to all the children who took part.
I awarded the MVP award to Adnan Housia, for his excellent shooting and all round play. We look forward to participating in the Basketball mini leagues in February and June next year.
On 22nd November myself and four Year 5 pupils attended the Nottingham City Sports Ambassadors training day at NTU Clifton.
The children got to create their own games to take back to school, to help support our Year 1 and 2 children at break and lunch times. Also the children got to meet two elite level sports stars: Rich Parker who is a multi medal winning Inline Half Pipe skater and Kelsie Campbell who is a swimmer in the Jamaican Developmental Olympic squad. Kelsie will be coming to Glade Hill in January to deliver a Sporting and Inspirational assembly and workshop to our gifted and talented sports stars.
A big thank you to Mrs Leader for transporting us to and from the event.
Yesterday, our Year 5/6 gymnastics teams competed in the Nottingham City Key Steps competition at Ellis Guilford Sports Centre. All the girls gave 100% with the 'A' team winning the Silver medal, missing out on Gold by point one of a point! The 'B' team placed a very credible 7th out of 14 teams competing. This was a massive achievement by all the girls, against much larger schools.
A special mention goes to Leah Hart, who was competing in her first ever sports competition. Also for her enthusiasm and commitment she showed before and during the event.
A big thank you to all the parents and younger siblings who came along and supported.