U11 Girls Football Tournament at Southbank International
After battling the central London traffic and arriving at the wrong side of the Linford Christie Sports Complex, we eventually arrived at the tournament in the nick of time. The girls went straight onto the pitch and the first game kicked off against the host school who gave a strong performance to beat us. It was great to see resilience and determination from the team and despite only managing one draw from the first four games, Gateway rallied and won the final two. We eventually finished a credible fourth place in what was a very high standard tournament.
U9 Boys Cricket v Thorpe House
All of the boys travelled to Thorpe House for the second U9 game of the season. The boys showed good tactical sense when batting by exploiting gaps in the field. The Gateway coaches commended accurate bowling which restricted the number of runs scored by the opposition. Both teams were winners in their match and conducted themselves brilliantly.
U11 Boys Cricket v Thorpe House
It was a beautiful afternoon for Cricket on Wednesday and twenty Year 6 boys had the opportunity to test themselves against Thorpe House. Mr Carey and Mr Kerry were particularly impressed by the clean striking of the ball when batting, this resulted in a high number of sixes being hit. Gateway won both the hard ball and wind ball matches and the boys involved played with good sportsmanship in the spirit of cricket.
On Wednesday evening we had our final Music Tea of the year - a lovely way to finish the half term. Nineteen soloists took part in what was a most enjoyable afternoon for the performers and audience alike. It was lovely to hear children from year 1 to year 6 playing so confidently. We were treated to a whole range of instruments and musical styles from Diabelli to more contemporary rock music. For seven of the children, it was the first time that they had played in front of an audience so this was an important milestone in their musical journey. All of the children overcame their initial nerves and played brilliantly to a warm and appreciative audience. As ever, it was a very good opportunity for the children who are beginners to hear more accomplished instrumentalists - a perfect way to encourage and inspire. What a talented bunch of musicians we have here at Gateway. Well done everyone who took part - you were all brilliant!