Whilst the Easter break now seems a distant memory I would just like to look back on the final day of last term which saw students in Years 3 to 6 representing their House in the House Cross Country competition. It was great to see so many of the students embracing the event and giving their very best efforts and every student who successfully completed the course gained points for their House. There were many wonderful individual performances and once all the points had been added up Seacole claimed the overall House Cross Country Cup. We have had some excellent Cross Country performances during this academic year including students qualifying for National Finals and the event was a fantastic end to a very successful cross country season.
The U11 Girls football team began the term with a match against a very good Great Missenden side, it was a hard fought game with Great Missenden coming out on top on this occasion. The match was excellent preparation for the girls as this Wednesday they attended the ISA U11 Regional Qualifier at Saint Nicholas School in Harlow. They performed brilliantly in the group stages winning three and drawing one of their four games which meant that they qualified for the final. In the final they produced another outstanding performance and were deserved winners and they have now qualified for the National Finals which will be held at St George’s Park later in the term. The team was a credit to the school demonstrating outstanding effort and excellent teamwork throughout the competition.
With term now well underway students are busy in PE and Games lessons with a particular focus being put on athletics and cricket as students begin to prepare for matches and the school Sports Days. Our first cricket matches will be taking place next week.
We also have a number of Year 5 and Year 6 students who will be travelling to Ipswich High School next Friday to compete in an ISA Triathlon. Last Wednesday, despite some very heavy rain these students spent time preparing with a former parent of the school and experienced triathlete who very kindly came in to give them some tips and pointers before race day. A big thank must also go to Mrs Grosse who was able to organise this visit which was of great benefit to the students.