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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