The first half of term has seen some outstanding achievements in a number of sports. So far this term we have had fixtures against Pipers Corner, York House, Thorpe House, Herries Preparatory School, Westbrook Hay, Gayhurst and St Bernards. It has been fantastic to see the students performing so well in sports such as netball, football and cross country.
One of the undoubted highlights so far this term was last Wednesday when a team of 10 Year 6 students ventured over to Essex to play in the ISA U11 London North Regional Netball Championships. The day started with a group phase with matches against various schools in our region. We managed to win three games and draw one which put us in a great position for the afternoon. After lunch we played twice more in two extremely competitive matches. The students worked so well as a team and displayed some fantastic attacking and defending during all games. We ended up 4th overall in our region, which is a huge achievement! This resulted in us qualifying for the national finals which are being held next month. We are so proud of all the students who played and would like to congratulate them for their achievements.
The other great success of this half term was yesterday, when the U11 Boys football team attended the ISA U11 Boys Football London North Regional Competition. It was a fantastic day and the boys produced some outstanding football, winning all four of their group games before progressing to the quarter finals. In the knockout stages they battled their way through to the final thanks to a penalty shoot out victory in the semi final. They saved their best football for the final winning it 3 - 0 and therefore qualifying for the National finals next month.
Saturday 22 January saw the third race in the Schools Cross Country, the race was held at Lowndes Park in Chesham and it was without doubt the toughest course to date. Gateway had 58 students from Years 3 to 6 competing on the day and it was our most successful cross country event so far this academic year. The students won a total of 12 individual medals which included one student winning the U8 Boys race and in the team events we won four medals including coming in first place in the U11 Girls Team Race.