On Tuesday 12th June 2 Yr 4 teams travelled to Thorpe House to play in a 10-a-side pairs cricket match. Both sides played well, learning as they played. The A team won comfortably and the B team were involved in a thrilling 72 all draw.
Wednesday 13th June
With the ISA Triathlon event being rearranged to the same day the Quadkids Athletics team was slightly depleted but thankfully there were lots of enthusiastic and talented children to fill their places. A team of 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys competed in 4 track and field events to accumulate points against 5 other teams. The 600m and 80m sprints were followed by the standing long jump and the vortex ‘javelin’ throw. The team competed to a high standard against some strong opposition and finished the competition in 3rd place.
Friday 19th June
When the dust settled after ISA regional athletics event at Bedford, Gateway had 10 athletes qualify for the National finals in Birmingham, where they represented London North against 7 other regional teams. The children competed in Yr 4 boys relay, Yr 6 girls and boys relays, Yr 4 girls 600m, Yr 6 girls and boys 600m.
It was a great achievement to have so many of the children qualify for the finals and competing in another International stadium. It was a wonderful experience and although the team couldn’t repeat the successes of the last few years, in the relay events, they certainly gave it their best shot, against some truly first class runners. Some of the performances seen on the day were awe inspiring! The school has been competing at this event for many years and this was certainly the strongest and hardest competition to date. Well done to the squad whose behaviour was exemplary on the day. Even the long mini bus journey passed quickly with poetry and Jungle Book renditions and lots of thought provoking riddles and games! Everyone on the bus it had been a great day out!
Thursday 21st June
Twelve Yr 3 girls made their way over to Piper’s Corner to play and learn more about cricket. They played in mixed teams with girls from both Piper’s and The Beacon in a, non scoring, ‘Diamond’ cricket match. The girls had great fun having to bat and communicate with their team to make the right decisions as to whether to run or stay put. Thanks go to Piper’s staff for running this cricket festival.
On Friday 22nd June it was the turn of the Yr 5 teams to play Thorpe House and this time Thorpe House won the A fixture by the narrowest of margins with Gateway needing 4 to win off the last ball but only managing to score 1. The B team were well organised and focused winning comfortably; batting, bowling and fielding to a good standard.
Here are a few photos.