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YEAR 6 CRICKET TOURNAMENT - 23RD MAY 2019
On May 23rd we went to Ealing Cricket Club to participate in a cricket tournament. There were about 40 teams who took part in different groups. The weather was great which made it a great day for cricket.
In preparation for the tournament we held trials in year 6 and chose a team consisting of; Aminah, Natasza, Ryan, Ashton, Hammodi, Harry, Jagat, Aryan, Mohammed and Jugaad.
We were put into a group with three other schools. Unfortunately we lost all three games. Two games were very close where we were just beaten by less than 10 runs in each. Fielding was a strong point with good communication throughout the team but we could have been better at batting. We did not get to put in a lot of practise due to SATS being held the prior to the tournament.
Even though we lost we still knew that we tried our best and maybe cricket is not our best sport this year! We still had a great day in the sun and everyone was still in spirits regardless of our bad record on the day.
By Natasza and Aminah
YEAR 5 - 6 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 29TH MARCH 2019
On the March 29th we went to Alec Reed Academy to participate in a year 5/6 Basketball tournament. We brought two teams (A and B) and they each competed in their own respective tournaments.
In preparation for the tournament we held trials within year 5 and 6 and once we had chosen teams we then held practises at lunch times.
The A team consisted of: Natasza, Karolina, Ethan, Hammodi and Ryan. The B team was: Ashton, Rico, Amari, Yussra and Ruth.
Both teams played a number of matches with all players acquitting themselves incredibly well. Some of the highlights from both teams were teamwork, sportsmanship and resilience shown throughout even the most challenging of matches.
When all matches had been played both teams found out their finishing positions; both teams came second place in their respective competitions. Everyone felt a good sense of achievement as both felt they performed to the best of their abilities for the most part.
Thank you to Miss Claire for helping coach and bring us to Alec Reed Academy on the day.
By Natasza and Ashton
YEAR 4 - 6 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 29TH NOVEMBER 2018
On the 29th November we went to a ‘B’ and ‘C’ football tournament at Alec Reed Academy. The people chosen for the B team were Natasza, Josiah, Rico, Rayan, Adel, Jugaad, Billy and Caleb. The people chosen for the B team were Aryan, Morolabi, Jagat, Jake Lea, Daniel, Ranveer, Sanjveer, Varo and Shabaan.
At the beginning everyone felt extremely prepared. We had done some trials at school. Everyone was really excited as it was a first tournament for a lot of people. There was only one other school who attended as some other schools couldn’t make it.
The B team played 3 matches and won all three meaning they won gold medals in the B team competition. The C team played 3 games and they beat the C team from the other school meaning they won the C team competition. It was a shame there weren’t more teams to play more matches but everyone still had a great experience
Thank you to Mr Ceilighin and Miss Claire for coaching us and supporting us throughout the competitions and Miss Kelly for escorting us to and from the competition.
By Aryan, Natasza and Mr Devine
YEAR 5&6 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 15TH NOVEMBER 2018
On the 15th November we went to hockey tournament at Alec Reed Academy. The people chosen for the A team were Amari, Yussra, Natasza, Rico, Brooklyn and Sara. The people chosen for the B team were Karolina, Jagat, Olivia, Caleb, Mohammed and Sana.
At the beginning everyone felt extremely prepared. We had done some trials at school. The A team won 4 out of 5 games and we were only beaten by the eventual winners of the A team competition and we ended up winning the bronze medals due to the tournament format. The B team won all games and drew one which meant they won their competition outright to win the gold medal.
Everyone played extremely well and yet again we were delighted that both teams got into the medal positions for their outstanding performances.
Thank you to Mr Whaley and Mr Ceilighin for coaching us and supporting us throughout the competitions.
By Yussra and Mr Devine
YEAR 5&6 NETBALL COMPETITION 1ST NOVEMBER 2018
On the 1st of November we went to a netball tournament at Ellen Wilkinson high school. The people who participated were Amari, Yussra, Natasza, Aminah, Olivia, Hammodi, Jaidyn, Karolina, Ashton, Connie, Ruth, Ethan, Rico and Sara.
At the beginning everyone felt extremely prepared. There were 2 teams of 7 people and the teams were A and B. In the A team there was Amari, Yussra, Natasza, Aminah, Hammodi, Ruth and Rico. At the end the A team lost 1 game and won 4, meaning they came in a fantastic 2nd place in their league.
The people that participated in the B team were Olivia, Jaidyn, Ashton, Connie, Ethan, Karolina and Sara. The B team also did well winning 3 games and losing two. At the end they placed 3rd in their league. They also won the respect the games award and got a certificate and wristbands.
After all everyone came back to school with their heads held high as we were elated with the results!
By Natasza and Jaidyn
Year 5 & 6 Sports Day 5th October 2018
On Friday October 5th we had a whole afternoon dedicated to sports. We were all very excited and on top of that, the weather was perfect- it was hot and sunny. To prepare us for sports day, our teachers brought us out to test who was going to participate in the races.
On Friday afternoon, the first thing that happened is that our teachers split us up into groups which were led by either a teacher or a Year 4 sport leader. Afterwards, we were sent outside where we were told how the day would run. There were 16 different events with a Year 4 sports leader in charge of it. My favourite events were the hurdles and the jumping sacks.
After we had a go at every station, we sat down on the field for the races. It was a competition between the classes where there were three people participating in a race for your class. There was an 80m, 150m, 200m, 400m and a relay race. Everyone tried their best and there were some brilliant performances. We had to do the Year 5 girls relay twice because the first time there was an error. We will receive the results once Mr Devine has added up the scores of which class of each year group has won the most points.
Thank you to all the teacher and staff that helped out in sports day but in particular to the sports leaders who deserve a great thank you for doing an amazing job setting up and running through all the events. We wouldn’t have had the fantastic day without them.
Year 5/6 Cross Country Tournament 4th October 2018
On Thursday October 4th we took part in the Ealing cross country event. To choose the team we had trials during lunch time as well as PE sessions. There were seven girls and boys who were chosen to represent the school. The girls chosen were Lisa, Olivia, Sara, Ruth, Natasza, Kacey and Yussra. The boys were Billy, Wentworth, Harry, Jaidyn, Jugaad, Ashton and Rico.
We felt nervous before the race but when we started we gained confidence and soon got into our running rhythm. There were loads of schools and roughly 150 people in each race so the start was quite chaotic with people jostling for position.
There were some great results, particularly Olivia, Yussra, Rico and Ashton who all finished within the top 25 of their respective races. Everyone felt really proud of their efforts and we all returned to school relieved that we had done so well.
Well done to everyone!
By Olivia, Lisa, Sara and Mr Devine
Year 3/4 Sports Day 27th September 2018
On Thursday afternoon of September 27th we had year 3/4 sports day. We were all very excited and the weather was also great! To prepare us for our races Miss Chadha brought us out to do trials so that we could choose our racers.
The first thing that happened is our teachers split us up into groups and we had an adult or a sports leader to guide us through the events. Then we were sent outside where we were told how the day was going to run. There were 16 different events with sports leaders from year 5/6 who lead the events and showed us what to do. My favourite events were the hurdles and the jumping sacks.
After that we went into races where there where we had boys and girls races separate. It was a competition between classes and there was an 80m, 150m, 200m and relay. Everyone tried their hardest and there were some great performances. The scores from the races will be added up and we will get the results of which class won in year 3 and which class won in year 4 off Mr Devine when the scores have all been added up.
Unfortunately we did not get to do the 400m race due to time constraints but this race will be done for those children in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all the teachers and staff but particularly the sports leaders who done an amazing job setting up and running all the events and without them the day would not be possible.
By Darcy and Mr Devine
Year 1/2 Sports Day 26th September 2018
On Wednesday afternoon of September 26th we had year 1/2 sports day. We were all very excited and the weather was also great!
The first thing that happened is our teachers split us up into groups and we had an adult or a sports leader to guide us through the events. Then we were sent outside where we were told how the day was going to run. There were 15 different events with sports leaders from year 5/6 who lead the events and showed us what to do.
The events included throwing, jumping, running, football skills and balancing and lots of skills which we learn in PE lessons. My favourite events were the races, football skills and beat the goalie. There weren’t proper races where we use the full track but when we get to year 3 we will be in full races using the whole track and running different distances. We all really enjoyed it and it was a great day.
I would also like to thank all the teachers and staff but particularly the sports leaders who done an amazing job setting up and running all the events and without them the day would not be possible.
By Trey and Mr Devine
Athletics Tournament 28th June 2018
On the 28th of June children from Year 4, 5 and 6 went to Perivale Track for an Athletics Tournament. Mr Devine held trials during lunch time and the people who have successfully passed the trials were Mazin, Mostafa, Thuram, Jacob, Hadi, Boris, Brooklyn, Taeshon, Farhan, Rico, Reha, Joanna, Edona, Nissi, Yussra, Sara, Natasha and Ruth.
The first events were the running ones which consisted of the 80, 150 and 400 metres. Thankfully, we managed to secure outstanding places such as Thuram coming first in the 80 metres and Boris coming first in the long jump and in the 150 metre race while Farhan and Jacob both came second place in their races. Also we did the triple jump in which Hadi and Thuram took part in for the boys. For the girls Reha and Ruth did it, they were all proud of their results. The long jump was held at the same time, in that Boris and Rico participated for the boys. For the girls Nissi and Sara participated in it. They all did very well.
Unfortunately an accident occurred to one of our team mates, we were devastated but we carried on with the events. The person was taken to a hospital where they were treated and have since made a good recovery thankfully. The next events were the throwing events, in which Taeshon, Brooklyn, Edona and Yussra took part in the javelin they had three throws each, they did well and threw their hardest. The other throwing event was the shotput in that event Mazin, Jacob, Joanna and Natasha. They got three throws each with the small ball that weighs 3kg. The girls’ ball was slightly lighter than the boys’ ball, but they all did exceptionally well. Sadly one of Mazin’s throws didn’t count as he walked through the front and not the back, leaving him with only two throws that were valid.
Then it went down to the last event which was the relay races. The people competing in the race were Thuram, Jacob, Reha and Nissi. The order in the race was Jacob then Nissi after that were Reha and finally, Thuram. We didn’t come first but we tried our best and came second.
We weren’t given our results on the day but have since found out that we came in 3rd place overall out of 24 schools!
By Hadi and Mazin
Miss Gumbs, Co-Head: As the children said, unfortunately a child hurt themselves in an accident between events. Our first aiders were quick to respond and her parents then took her for further treatment in A&E before she returned home. The event organisers are investigating to ensure all areas of the site are safe to all members of the public.
Year 5 & 6 Football Tournament 15th June 2018
On the 15th of June 2018 we went to a football tournament in Southall at Khalsa primary school. At first we had trials in PE in which Mr Devine decided on who should go to the tournament. The people that were chosen: Iimaan, Hadi, Jacob, Taeshon, Thuram, Ryan, Rayhan, Mazin, Thomas, Ashton, Brooklyn, Jayden, Harry, and Rico. On Friday we had early morning practice on the field we did shooting and passing drills then played a match.
We felt prepared going into this tournament and when we got to the ground we felt a sense of excitement shiver down our spine. We practised there and then went to the opening ceremony and listened to the rules and how to respect the referee’s, then the B team and the A team got the schools we were playing against and the pitches. The A team won 1 and lost the other 2 which was unfortunate but we knew we had a chance to do well in the vase cup instead of the main competition. The B team didn’t play their best football either so they were also in the vase.
We then had a long break and all the schools came to the hut and had a mini session with a beatboxer which was fun, it was also fun when Jacob and Thuram were chosen to beatbox. After this hilarious break we got into the competition and it was knockouts. Unfortunately, if both teams won their round of 16 games the B team and the A team would have to play each other. Both teams won their games meaning we were in the quarter finals but that also meant we had to play against each other. The A team came out on top but the B team tried their best. Since the B team was knocked out, they supported us throughout the rest of the competition. We started the semi- final with confidence. We weren’t off to a great start losing 2-0 with many chances but Brooklyn then got our team back into it with two goals. After that followed two more goals by Hadi and Thuram. We were all happy for the A team to be in the final. The moment was upon us to win the final. We were against Little Ealing who beat us in the group games and we were seeking revenge.
After an incredibly tough game which went to extra time Downe Manor were once again Apna Vase champions following last year’s victory. On the way back we were ecstatic and we very proud of ourselves. We were also very happy for Hadi as he achieved the all-star team and was rewarded with a trophy.
By Jacob, Hadi and Iimaan.
Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Tournament 8th June 2018
On Friday June 8th Lisa, Olivia, Amari, Aahil, Sara, Karolina, Rayan and Caleb participated in a year 3 and 4 tennis tournament.
We took a mini bus to Ealing Tennis Club where we also met the other schools taking part. After we arrived we found out the different skills and games we would be taking part in.
It was then time to play and the first game we played was called mountains and valleys where we had to take the other teams balls to our side and we won!
Then we played some other games before we finally played some doubles matches in the scorching hot dome. We did well and we won a few games and lost a few also.
When we finished the doubles we discovered that we came in 4th place overall out of 12 schools. We just missed out on the medals. We still felt really proud and pleased with our performance.
By Lisa and Olivia
Cricket Tournament 24th May 2018
On the 24th of May, Downe Manor Primary School took part in a cricket tournament which was held at Ealing Cricket club against 32 other schools. The people participating were Mazin, Taeshon, Thomas, Hadi, Husna, Aminah, Hammoudi, Thuram, Dawoud and Jacob.
When we arrived, we started to practice are bowling and batting. After practising we were all called out so that we could be put in groups. Our group included Alec Reed, Saint Gregory’s, Grange Primary school and West Twyford. After a long wait we finally played our first match which went very well as we scored 265 runs to 229.
In our second game we played even better hitting a lot of sixes and fours and ended up winning 265 to 227. In our 3rd game we were beaten by a very good and determined Saint Gregory’s. We did not give up though and in the deciding match to get through to the quarter finals we beat Grange by 40 runs.
This meant we got through to the quarter finals where we were well beaten by a very talented North Ealing team who went on to win it. In the end we were delighted as we had not won a single game at the cricket tournament for the last 2 years and this year we won 3 group games to make the quarter finals! We went home with our heads held high.
By Jacob, Husna and Thomas
Quadkids Athletics Tournament 10th May 2018
On 10th May we participated in the Quadkids Athletics tournament which took place at Perivale athletics track. In the tournament each child had to participate in 4 events – 600m, 80m, javelin throw and standing long jump.
To prepare for the tournament we did trials within school during lunch time and once the team was selected we also did some lunch practises and a practise the morning of the tournament. The children selected were all from year 4 and 5 as the year 6’s had upcoming SATS. Those selected were: Ashton, Brooklyn, Harry, Ryan, Ruth, Natasza, Yussra and Sara.
Everyone had to compete in all events so by the end of the day the team was very tired. There were some great displays in different events by individuals with many of the children breaking their personal bests!
In the end we came 5th out of 12 schools which was a great result considering most schools had their year 6’s with them. Hopefully this experience comes in handy for next year when we can finish even higher! Well done to everyone.
By Mr Devine
Year 3/4 Girls Football Tournament 9 May 2018
On 9th May we went to the girls 3/4 football tournament which took place at Griffin Park which is Brentford FC’s home stadium. We were amazed that we were getting to play at a stadium of that size and it was an exhilarating experience.
To pick the team we carried out 2 trials in school with Mr Devine and the girls who got to go were Sara, Olivia, Karolina, Ruby, Connie, Chloe, Zahraa, Kerisha and Amira. Sadly Maram broke her arm the night before the tournament and couldn’t go but we hope she gets well soon.
We started off slowly losing our first game. However after that we drew the next game and then we really hit our stride to win our last 5 games. Because we lost our first game we couldn’t get to the cup final.
We were all happy with our individual performances with Karolina, Ruby, Kerisha and Connie defending incredibly well to only concede 4 goals over the 6 games. Zahraa was also great in goals. In midfield and attack Karolina, Amira, Sara and top scorer Olivia played excellent attacking football to score 11 goals throughout the tournament.
We felt incredibly proud of ourselves for how we performed and it was a great experience for our first year 3/4 girls football tournament. Also a big thank you to Miss Claire and Miss Lucien who managed and coached us throughout the day at the tournament.
By Olivia, Sara and Mr Devine
Year 3 & 4 Gymnastics Tournament 15 March 2018
On Thursday 15th of March, 4 students were entered into a gymnastics competition. This took place at Ellen Wilkinson High School. They had been practising really hard with Miss Lucien in gymnastics club.
The students who went were Daniel, Mohammed, Lexanne and Chloe. The competition was made up of 3 elements: Body management, Floor routine and Vault. Everyone had a sequence of movements to complete in each.
Miss Lucien was delighted with the way everyone performed and everyone tried their hardest. In the end we came 6th / 7th out of 20 schools which was great as this was the first time for the school to enter into a gymnastics tournament in a long time.
Well done to all the Mohammad, Daniel, Lexanne and Chloe and thank you to Miss Lucien who prepared the team!
By Mr Devine
Year 4-6 Basketball Tournament 8 March 2018
On March 8th 2018 we participated in a basketball tournament at Alec Reed Academy. We walked down as the journey wasn’t too far. We brought packed lunches to eat during the tournament.
To prepare we had done basketball in PE at lunch time leagues and we also done an extra practise the morning of the tournament. The team was made up of all year 5’s and one year 4. Those who went were Natasza, Yussra, Ryan, Hammoudi, Rico, Amari, Amani, Ruth, Ashton and Josiah. We were all quite nervous as we knew we would up against other teams year 6’s.
In the tournament we were split into two teams, A and B. The B team won 2/3 games and were unlucky to miss out on a semi-final place by one point through points difference. The A team won all 3 games and went to the semi-final where they were beaten by the minimum 2 point margin against the eventual winners. This meant that the A team came 3rd place in their competition and the B team ended up in 5th place in theirs.
There was some excellent basketball played by both teams and everyone felt that we played to our potential so this was very pleasing. Everyone was very proud of what they accomplished and Mr Devine was delighted with the effort and sportsmanship displayed by all of our players.
This was a great achievement considering we can all play next year again and hopefully win the whole tournament!
By Natasza and Yussra
Year 3 and 4 Kurling Tournament 22 February 2018
On Thursday 22nd of February, 8 students were entered into a curling competition. This took place at Cardinal Wiseman High School. We left at 9:00 and walked to get the E9 bus to Greenford. We came back to school just before lunch ended by the E9.
The students who went were Daniel, Darcy, Sara, Caleb, Scarlett, Mohammed, Connie and Santiago. The curling discs had little balls underneath them, so they could move towards the target.
There were 2 teams, A and B in team B was, Daniel, Scarlet, Darcy and Santiago. Team A was, Sara, Caleb, Connie and Mouhamid.
In the end team A and B both won gold and Daniel started to cry but it was tears of happiness. On the way back everyone was exited to go back to school and tell everyone the good news. When we got back to school everyone was happy to see us and they were happy that we came first, everyone was delighted by our victory and so was our coach, Mr Devine.
By Sara and Caleb
Sportshall Athletics Tournament 2 February 2018
On Friday February 2nd we participated in the Sportshall Athletics Ealing borough final which took place at Featherstone High School. We got to the final for being one of four competition winners from the Ealing borough schools.
To prepare for the tournament we did trials within school during lunch time and once the team was selected we also did some lunch practises and a practise the morning of the tournament. The children selected were: Reha, Ruth, Natasza, Habiba, Yussra, Sara, Hadi, Thuram, Taeshon, Jacob, Nathan and Mazin.
The competition was incredibly tough with some great athletes on show from all the schools. Everyone concentrated really hard at their individual events and put in immense effort with many of the children achieving their personal bests.
When it came to the races we didn’t do as well as the last competition which was to be expected as this was the borough finals but again everyone tried their best and we did manage to win one race.
When it came to the results we ended up coming fourth, just the minimum 2 points away from third place. After the results there was some disappointment but that quickly disappeared. Even though it was not to be our day all the children tried their best and should be incredibly proud of their efforts in getting to the Ealing borough final and being among the top four schools in the whole of Ealing! Well done to everyone.
By a very proud Mr Devine
B & C Football 25 Jan 2018
On 25th January we participated in the B and C football tournament which took place at Alec Reed Academy. We walked there with our teachers.
To prepare for the tournament we did trials within school during lunch time and once the team was selected we also done an early practise the morning of the tournament. The children selected for the B team were: Reece, Jack, Brooklyn, Mazin, Hammoudi, Farhan, Jaidyn, Iri and Mostafa. On the C team were Bilal, Reece Sharp, Thomas, Dawoud, Ilyas, Mahli, Ashton, Josiah, Rico and Mohammed.
Both teams were competing in the same league but the teams were placed into separate league tables at the end. The B team had a great tournament winning 4, drawing 3 and losing 1 team meaning they finished in third place. The C team won 3 matches which meant they finished in second place in their league.
Both teams had a great day and played some great football. At the end both teams were elated with the results and it was also great fun to play against each other which the B team just came out on top!
By Bilal and Reece W
Sportshall Athletics Tournament 18 Jan 2018
On 18th January we participated in the Sportshall Athletics tournament which took place at Greenford High School. Despite taking public transport for the first time to a tournament everyone was well behaved.
To prepare for the tournament we did trials within school during lunch time and once the team was selected we also did some lunch practises and a practise the morning of the tournament. The children selected were: Reha, Nissi, Natasza, Habiba, Yussra, Sara, Hadi, Thuram, Taeshon, Jacob, Nathan and Mazin.
Everyone had to compete in an individual field event and everyone also had to partake in a relay race with six children going on to do a track race also. Everyone competed really well in their individual events although some felt that there was some room for improvement. In the races everyone ran incredibly well with our finishing positions varying from 1st to 5th place overall.
When the results were being called out we felt hopeful that we would finish quite well but as the final placings were being read out our hopes slightly dipped. However when it came to 1st place we erupted with joy; we felt ecstatic with the result because this means we also go to the borough finals as one of the top 4 schools in all of Ealing.
We are all looking forward to the finals and we will train hard at our events to prepare even further for the tough competition ahead of us.
By Hadi and Reha
Boccia Tournament Report Jan 2018
On Thursday January 11th Downe Manor participated in a Boccia tournament which took place at Ellen Wilkinson High School. To prepare we had a trial and we also practised during Boccia club which took place the Wednesday before the competition.
There were 8 children who went and they were split into 2 teams. Mubashir, Mazin, Jugaad and Devneet were in team 1 and Harun, Wentworth, Tharunish and Savannah were in team 2.
Both teams were in the same competition but in different groups. Team one won three of their games and lost 3 of their games and team two won two and lost four of their games. These results meant that team one came third in their group and team two came 4th in their group which meant both teams were knocked out in the group stages.
Even though we didn’t win we still had a great time and we tried our best. We still left happy and now we can still have plenty of competitions to improve our game during Boccia club.
Year 5 / 6 Hockey Tournament 23rd November 2017
On November 23rd Downe Manor participated in a Hockey tournament at Alec Reed Academy. To prepare we had Hockey in our PE lessons since the midterm break and Mr Devine chose 20 people for a trial. From that there were 12 people chosen to represent the school.
The teams were split into A and B team with Hadi, Thuram, Taeshon, Husna, Natasza and Yussra in the A team and Jacob, Rayhan, Thomas, Hafsah, Sana and Amani in the B team.
Both teams were in the same competition where there were a total of 23 teams. The A team were in group two and won all their 4 group games to top and group. But not to be outdone the B team also won all their games to top group 3. This meant that both teams were through to the quarter final stage after playing some exceptional hockey.
Both teams also won their quarter finals and went on to the Semi-finals. The A team suffered their only defeat of the day and were knocked out in the final four. However the B team continued their winning run and made it to the finals. Unfortunately they were beaten by the team who had beaten the A team after playing a fantastic final.
This meant that after an incredible tournament the A team finished 3rd place and the B team in 2nd place out of 23 teams. Everyone went home happy having represented the school excellently. Well done to all!
By Hadi, Thomas and Jacob
Girls Football Tournament 9th November 2017
On the 9/11/17 we went to the girls 5/6 football tournament at Northolt High School. The people that participated were Natasza, Ruth, Nissi, Adona, Sara, Karolina, Joanna, Olivia and Hafsa. At the tournament there were 9 schools/teams.
In the morning, we got changed for the tournament, and got are belongings. Then, we went on the coach, with Frank the driver, to Northolt High School. It took about 15-20 minutes to get there.
When we arrived Mr Devine talked to us about what to do and who is going in the first match. Natasza was in goal for many the games and she was voted by the team as our best player. Everyone tried their best in every game.
Finally, when we finished all the games we had our results. We came 6th but we got a certificate for good team wor as everyone played well with each other and tried to pass the pass the ball around as a team. When we got back it was 13:35. We really had fun even though we came 6th.
By Natasza and Ruth
Netball Tournament 2nd November 2017
On Thursday 2nd of November, Downe Manor attended a high-five netball tournament. The netball tournament took place at Ellen Wilkinson School. There were 9 teams that participated in the tournament.
The standard at the tournament was very high and there were a lot of strong teams.
As a result, we won 2 games, lost four and drew 1, all of us tried our best and never gave up. Unfortunately, we didn’t achieve the goal we hoped for (top three) but we still reached a decent standard, coming 6th place.
In our opinion, we thought that we done very well and that’s all that matters.
By Thuram and Taeshon
Tag Rugby Report 19th October 2017
On the 19th of October 2017 Downe Manor participated in a tag rugby tournament. The team that went were Jacob, Hadi, Taeshon, Nissi, Yussra, Farhan, Harry, Savannah, Reece and Natasza.
The tournament was held at Trailfinders rugby stadium, near Pitshanger, and there were roughly 30 schools there. Each school was put into a group with 4 other schools and out of our 4 games we achieved 1 win and 3 losses.
Our first game was against Mount Carmel and it was a great game however we unfortunately lost by one try. Our next game was against St Vincent’s and once we conceded a fatal try at the end which put our team in a state of devastation. The next game was a fantastic game against Christ the saviour in which we won 3 to nil and our final game was a very tense game in which we lost by 4 try’s to 3 which made our chances of going through close to none.
In the end we felt a little disappointed however we knew we tried our best and we went home with our heads held high.
By Jacob and Hadi
Netball Tournament Report October 2017
In year 6 this year, we had an amazing opportunity to go to Ellen Wilkinson School to have a netball tournament against 14 schools. The tournament took place on Thursday October 12th.
We all had a fantastic time there. We started off by training and practising our passing, shooting and movement. This helped as it made us sharper and more alert. We learnt loads of skills such as: communication, different types of passing and we developed our tactical awareness as the tournament went on.
We started off excellently winning our first four games and we drew our last two games in the group stage. We worked very hard and eventually got into the semi-finals! In the semi-finals we were beaten by the eventual winners.
We were all very impressed and delighted that we came third. We all represented the school well and made our school proud. In the end we were all tired and overjoyed!
By Husna and Hafsa
Cross Country Tournament Report October 2017
On the 6th of October Downe Manor participated in a cross country tournament. To prepare we done trials as a class during PE and the top runners were invited to a trial at lunchtime. The people that were chosen were: Thuram, Hadi, Jacob, Iimaan, Yussra, Edona, Harry, Ashton, Natasza, Ruth, Jaidyn, Nissi, Joanna and Reha.
On the way there everyone was feeling extremely excited despite the fact that we were also very nervous. When we arrived we had a little bit of our food and then…the races began!
It started off with the year 5 girls who did extremely well in there race and showed a lot of determination and resilience. After that, the year 5 boys went and then the year 6 girls they both did exceptional and did us all proud. Finally, the year 6 boys went and did incredibly well our 3 top positions being 5th, 12th and 63rd out of roughly 150 competitors.
The results have not been sent out yet but will be in the coming week but we felt very proud of ourselves no matter where our final position is and we are very excited for the next tournament.
By Jacob and Hadi