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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