Sainsbury’s School Games 2013/14

Sainsburys School Games

Year 7 Swimming Gala

Benfield School

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Swimming galaYear 7 boys and girls took part in a swimming gala at Benfield School against other schools from across the city. The students competed in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly at distances of 20 and 40 metres. The morning finished with a 4x20m mixed freestyle relay and 4x20m mixed medly relay. A fantastic morning was had by all with some excellent swimming performances displayed by our students. Well done to all students involved:

Marwa Aada, Courteney Cartwright, Megan Carmichael, Dani Gansore, Anastasia Ivanova, Jordan Light, Ellen Penaluna, Vasilis Qureshi, Georgia Richardson, Rosie Robinson.

School Games Football Competition

St Mary’s attended the Sainsbury’s School Games Year 7 football competition held at Kenton School. The competition was well attended which created a fantastic tournament. The girls played really well, having never played as a team before. I was impressed with their team spirit and supportive attitude. Emilia Keavney and Finola Clarke alternated as the goal keeper, preventing some excellent shots from the opposition.  Lucy Hobbs, Georgia Richardson, Megan Carmichael and Dani Gansore were the backbone of the team, creating superb opportunities. Finola Clarke also received the school games effort award.

Well done to all the girls who attended.

KS3 Girls Badminton Championships

Centre for Sport

Friday 17th January

SSG Badminton GirlsYear 7 and 9 girls competed against other schools from across the city in the Schools Girls Badminton Championships at Centre for Sport. The girls did remarkably well in both the singles and doubles matches, winning some of these games against some testing opposition. Well done to all of the girls involved.

Year 7 Badminton Squad: Courteney Cartwright, Emilia Keavney, Kate Scott, Olivia Angus, Lucy Hobbs.

Year 9 Badminton Squad: Kate Gallagher, Hanna Reid, Olivia Allan, Inez Solomon

KS4 Girls Badminton Championships

Centre for Sport

Thursday 9th January

SSG Senior BadmintonOur Year 10 girls competed against schools from across the city in the Schools Girls Badminton Championships at Centre for Sport. Some of the girls had played very little badminton prior to the competition; however they did remarkably well in the singles and doubles matches, winning some of these games and coming mightily close to winning other matches against some really testing opposition. Well done to all of the Year 10 girls involved.

Year 10 Girls Badminton Squad: Anna Sowerby, Megan Jeffery, Beth Rennie, Issy Glen-Findlay, Mary Balang

Year 7 and 8 Boys Table Tennis Tournament

Tuesday the 19th of November saw St Mary’s host the Sainsbury’s School Games Table Tennis Tournament for Year 7 and 8 boys. The team was an extremely difficult one to pick as so many pupils wanted to play. After final selections were made the pupils eagerly awaited the arrival of the other competing schools. The evening definitely didn’t disappoint, with close fought matches across the board, with a competitive but sporting atmosphere throughout. St Marys were represented by Andrew Taylor, Aiden O’Toole, Joe Boyle, Jake Wilson, Kieran Bates and Rory Restall. The boys were a credit to themselves and the school and I was proud to be involved in such an event. 

A Young Ambassador Reports

Click on the picture to read about Callum Simpson’s role as a Young Ambassador for Sport.

young ambassador report