Gallery - Sports
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