Monday 14th U8-U11 Swimming Gala
Swimming is a key part of our Physical Education curriculum. It is a form of physical activity that lots of our children will maintain for many years to come but for some it can also be enjoyed as a competition sport. That was the case for the U8-U11 swim team who travelled to Pipers Corner on Monday. For some, this was the first opportunity to represent Gateway and those children took it in their stride and produced some excellent swims. Others a far more experienced and they demonstrated their prowess across the strokes, including Danica F and Charlotte G who kicked off the gala by participating in the impressive 100m individual medley (25m of Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle).
This was a very well organised gala and we were proud of all of the Gateway children for the part they played.
U9 Hockey v Pipers Corner
All of the Year 4 girls participated in hockey matches against Pipers Corner at Sprinters on Tuesday. It was a glorious afternoon and the children appeared to thoroughly enjoy the match experience. The main objectives of the games were to become more familiar with the rules of hockey and to understand how it feels to play against people that you don't know. The girls took the opportunity to pick up new rules and showed good sportsmanship and spirit throughout. There were lots of goals scored which was nice to see and it made for an even more enjoyable afternoon for our children.
U11 Hockey v Pipers Corner
The concluding part of our Pipers Corner trilogy this week was an away trip for two U11 girls teams. In the first game we faced very tough opposition with some talented and experienced players in their ranks. Although Pipers won the match, the Gateway girls made huge improvements by taking on board the other challenges they were set. In the second half of the game we applied pressure to the opposition ball carrier much faster and higher up the pitch which enabled us to win possession more. This allowed us to prevent the opposition from getting into our D and create multiple scoring opportunities of our own. In the second game we made equal progress defensively and the girls worked really hard to reduce their opponents time on the ball. We won this game with two late goals that came about by a combination determined play and neat finishing.