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Year 5-6 Hockey Tournament - 26th April

Hockey Heroes Impress With Terrific Teamwork!


This week it was the turn of our Yr5-6 pupils to step onto the astro-turf and round up this years PSP Hockey events. All kitted out with gum shields, shin pads and hockey sticks, the squad of 8 players set off full of excitement for the afternoon ahead. Having been rained off last year, the weather was far kinder this year with sunny spells and a fresh breeze.

The afternoon followed a similar format to last week’s event, with 6 a-side games lasting 6 minutes and each team playing each other twice. That meant plenty of hockey was played and everyone got a good amount of time on the pitch.

Mrs Rand was really impressed with the way the team worked together to make sure everyone was included: taking it in turns to play in defence, in goal or be sub. She also noted how well they worked together on tactics, watching how teams won, listening to each other and trying out new tactics in each game.

While they played well all afternoon, they struggled to score goals, which meant that the results were mixed overall with 3 goal-less draws, one win and three losses. This was not enough for them to make it into the medal positions for their play, but if there had been medals given out for attitude and effort, they would definitely have brought home gold.

Well done to the whole team for representing the school so well – both on the pitch and off, but a special mention should go to Freddy and Ellie, who were awarded ‘Sporting Creativity’ wristbands from the Priestlands staff.

Thanks, as ever, to Mrs Rand and to the parents who helped with transporting and supporting.

Next in the competitive sport calendar is a run of ‘Quadkids’ Athletics events, kicking off with KS1 next week.