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News from PE …

Handball

Year 8

Well done to these Year 8’s who played in a Handball tournament last week at Cambridge University! They played some tough opposition from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, winning 2 games, drawing 2 games and losing 1. Unfortunately they just missed out on a 3rd place at the regional finals, coming joint 3rd on points but 4th overall! You all played brilliantly and improved so much each game!

U15s

The U15 handball team are through to regionals!

On Monday they competed brilliantly against some tough opposition to finish 3rd in a tournament of 12 schools to secure a place in the regional finals in May! Congratulations girls! It was tough to pick a player of the tournament as they were all fab but shout out to Cara Conway-Baker who made some awesome saves as GK!

Netball

Year 8 District Netball Champions!

A massive well done to the Year 8 A and B teams who both won their district netball tournaments on Monday 21st March!

Star players were Ellie Sopala for 8A and Ava Lancaster for 8B.

They all played some amazing netball and didn’t lose a single game between them!

Many of these girls had been involved in a cricket tournament on the Friday, PGL netball tournament all weekend, a handball tournament during the day and then the netball tournament in the evening so winning this tournament at the end of a VERY busy few days is extra impressive!

We are now officially District Netball Champions for Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 AND Year 10!!

Congratulations girls! We are SO proud of you all!

 

Cricket

U13s

Well done to our U13 Cricket team who on Friday 18th March came 3rd in the Cricket Festival star player was Anya Petitt.

U15s

Well done to the U15 Cricket team who came 4th in the Cricket County Finals last week!

The girls were unlucky not to place higher as they suffered some narrow defeats in tight games losing by a couple of runs! There were strong wicket taking performances from Georgiana, Amelie & Eva who all bowled really well alongside excellent teamwork from all of the girls!

Sports Hall Athletics

Well done to our U12 Sports Hall Athletics team who became County Champions last week!!

 

 

 

 

Swimming

Girls LVSSA Swimming Gala Champions!

Well done to all of the girls who competed in the LVSSA Swimming Gala Finals this week! The girls all swam amazingly against some tough competition!

Special shout out to the winners of their events …

Catherine Ryan – Senior 50m Free

Teah Gregory – Y9/10 50m Free

Abi Cannell – Senior 50m Fly

Autumn Shine – Y9/10 50m Fly

Senior girls freestyle & medley relay team

Please see full results on our PE Facebook page.

Football

U16 County Cup Runner’s Up!

A valiant effort by Presdales U16 football team on Wednesday night which ended in a 3-1 defeat in the County Cup Football Final against Ashlyns School. In front of a big crowd and passionate support, the girls put in 100% effort throughout. Despite the girls playing brilliantly, Ashlyns were a strong opposition! Congratulations to Rimini Lowe who scored the penalty (see our PE Facebook page for the video)! Regardless of the result, the girls should feel very proud of themselves finishing runners up in the County and should cherish the experience. Reaching a County Final is a big achievement and hopefully the girls will look back on it with pride. We as a school are extremely proud of their achievements and efforts throughout the whole competition. Well done girls!

Student News

Indoor Athletics

Congratulations to Beth Botheras in Year 9 who recently competed at the Hertfordshire Indoor Athletics County Championships. She came 2nd in the U15 Girls 300m and set a new PB! Well done Beth!

Congratulations to Alice Lynn in Year 9 who also competed at the Hertfordshire Indoor Athletics County Championships. She came 2nd in the U15 Girls 200m and set a new PB! Well done Alice!

Well done to Ellie Bostock in Year 10 who won the Herts County Champs shot with a throw of 13.88m and an amazing new PB!  She also broke the championship record!! This should put her about 5th in the UK! Congratulations Ellie!

 

Netball

This weekend two Presdales students played in their 1st Netball County tournament at Queenswood School representing Hertfordshire. There were 8 teams in total from across Beds, Herts, Essex, Cambs, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Poppy Ward in Year 7 played for the Herts 2nd team who finished as runners up and only lost one game to the Herts 1st team! Rosie Bentley in Year 8 played for the Herts 1st team who won the whole tournament!

Congratulations to both girls – what a fantastic start to your Herts County team, very impressive well done!!

 

Equestrian Vaulting

Congratulations to Summer Hobbs in Year 10 who last weekend competed in an equestrian vaulting competition in the junior 1 star class. She came in first place which means she has now qualified to compete as an international competitor representing GB this June! Well done Summer.  Her routine is available on our Presdales PE Facebook page.

Year 7 and 8 Netball Tournament at PGL

We have had a brilliant sunny weekend at PGL with the Year 7 and 8 netball teams!  The girls have played some excellent netball and competed against 12 schools in each year group. The girls came in the following positions;

Year 7A – Champions

Year 7B – 3rd place

Year 7C – 10th place

Year 8A – runners up

Year 8B – 3rd place

We have selected players of the tournament for each team over the weekend:

Year 7A – Lyra Reason

Year 7B – Kennedy Scott

Year 7C – Alice Redhead

Year 8A – Anya Pettit

Year 8B – Evelyn Pearce

Well done everyone!

The girls have been doing lots of activities when not playing netball, including, zip wire, giant swing, abseiling and climbing!

They have also met Sophie Drakeford-Lewis who plays for Team Bath and England Roses.

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PE Stars of the Month – March

Congratulations to the following students who are our PE Stars of the Month!

Year 7 Super Curriculum

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