It has been an extremely positive start to the term and we have been delighted with the students' efforts in Physical Education lessons and on the sports fields. This term in Physical Education students are participating in activities such as Handball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Problem Based Games, Yoga and Object Control. It has been especially pleasing to see students working together in gymnastics to teach their peers gymnastic shapes and create routines.
Our school fixtures programme has now also begun and it has been hugely encouraging to see students trying to put into practice all the things that they are learning in lessons. Many students have already represented the school this term and a large number will be competing in the Chiltern School Cross Country Race this Saturday morning. As always it is our goal to ensure all students are provided with the opportunity to play sport for the school and we will strive to achieve this goal every term.
This week, a group of Year 4 girls went over to Gayhurst for their first hockey match of the season. Both teams played fantastically well, showing strength and determination in both their attacking and defending. The students should be really proud of themselves! We also had a group of Year 6 students who went over to Pipers Corner for their first hockey matches. There were some outstanding performances across the board and the students should be congratulated on their efforts and commitment during the games.
Yesterday afternoon, eight Year 6 students represented the school at the English Schools Football Association U11 7-a-side tournament. This was the first qualifying round of a National Competition and the team performed brilliantly, qualifying for the next round of the tournament. It is a fantastic achievement as the standard of football was very high and we are looking forward to seeing how they perform in the next round.
I have to finish by mentioning National Fitness Day which took place in the UK on Wednesday. Students all arrived at school in their PE kit that morning and during the assembly Mr Roberts led them all in a fitness workout. It was fantastic to see the students embrace the activity in such a positive way and I would just like to say a big thank you to Mr Roberts for all his efforts and hard work in preparing the assembly.