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Hockey

The U13 hockey team competed in the County Hockey Finals at Queenswood this evening. They qualified after winning all 4 of their group matches, and continued that good form in this tournament. Their first match was against Queenswood ‘A’ and the girls fought back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2. In their next matches against RMS and Dame Alice Owen, they won 2-0 and 4-0 respectively. Unfortunately, they didn’t reach the final as Queenswood scored 2 more goals, but the girls should be very proud of their achievements. They’ve played 7 County matches, won 6 and drew 1. They’ve scored over 25 goals and conceded only 4. This is a young team of mostly Y7s playing against Y8s so they will be even stronger next season! Well done girls!!

Netball

The Year 10 Netball Team are COUNTY CHAMPIONS!
Last week they played in the final of the Schools Netball County Competition having won all their games so far this season. They won 37-25 against a very good Broxbourne team and played the most outstanding game of netball I’ve seen them play in 4 years! They worked so hard for each other and showed exceptional levels of performance and resilience. So, so proud of you all! Huge congratulations and well done girls!

Athletics

Ellie Bostock (Year 8) was the Jane Branford Scholarship winner with HAWCS Athletics Club. She won the Herts County Championships U15 Girls Shot Putt competition today, with a new championship best performance of 11.88m, which is also the English School National Standard! Well done Ellie, this is brilliant!

Khadijah Hyjazy (Year 9) recently competed and represented HAWCS Athletics Club in the long jump at the Lee Valley – Herts County Indoor Championships. She jumped 4:31m and won a bronze medal! Well done Khadijah this is a brilliant achievement!!

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PE Students of the Month – February

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

Sportshall Athletics

A huge ‘well done’ to the Year 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics teams who both competed in the District Finals last week. They all performed so well!

The Year 7’s came in 1st place and have therefore made it to the County Finals on 17th March.

The Year 8’s came in joint 1st place with Simon Balle but unfortunately there isn’t a County finals competition for the Year 8’s.

Cricket

Well done to the U13 cricket team who came 3rd place last Friday at the county cricket competition – narrowly missing out on 2nd! We lost our first game to Haileybury, beat Beaumont and, after thinking we had a draw against Simon Balle, were told we lost out by 1 point. The girls were brilliant, getting better as each game went on…. well done!

Netball

Year 9

Well done to both the Year 9 Netball teams who participated in the District Tournament on Tuesday! The teams came 4th and 2nd overall. Star players were Brooke Taylor and Juliette James.

Year 10

Well done to the Year 10 Netball team who won 33-30 in the semi-final of the County Cup this week against Chauncy! The County final is next Thursday evening. Star player was Maisy Henn.

Hockey

Well done to the Year 8 hockey team who represented Presdales in the District tournament on Wednesday. The conditions were horrid, but that did not deter our girls! Despite being a player short, Presdales showed great quality and commitment to win all 3 matches and win the tournament overall. Joint star players were Alicia Sharpner and Izzy Stewart who ‘ran the show’ throughout. Great performance girls, well done!

Rugby

Congratulations to Maggie Bristow and Maddie Robb in Year 10 who have been selected for the U15 County Rugby team and to Hannah Emery in Year 13 who has made the U18 County team!

Also well done to the Welwyn U15 rugby team which consists of Presdales students Jess Walker, Charlotte Lawrence, Darcey Lythall, Maggie Bristow and Maddie Robb who have made it to the last 8 teams nationwide in the cup competition.

Tennis

Charlotte Slack was the winner of Harlow Grade 3 Regional 14U Girls Singles Tennis Tournament during half term. She played two comfortable matches winning 4-0 4-1 quarters and 6-1 6-1 in the semi’s and then went onto the final. She played a girl she has not beaten before so it was a challenge. She lost the first set 1-6 but came out to win the second set 6-2. The third set was a 10 point tie break but you need to win by two clear points… Charlotte toughed it out and won 11-9. Hard work pays off! Well done Charlotte!

Cross Country

Bethany Botheras (Year 7) competed in the National Cross-country competition at Nottingham in half term. She was one of the youngest of her 2yr age group and was doing really well at the half way stage, looking strong. Unfortunately, she then lost one of her running spikes in the horrendous conditions and couldn’t get it back so decided to run the last km in just her sock! Beth showed great determination and strength of character. Your resilience is unbelievable, Beth, and we know you’ll be back next year fighting even harder! Well done!

Herts Basketball County Trials 2020

If you are interested, please email Mrs Dann on dannl@presdales.herts.sch.uk to get the registration form.

 

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Cross Country

Well done to Alice, Beth and Martha in Year 7 who recently competed in the Hertfordshire Schools cross country championships. The girls were fantastic and did so well on the tough course! You should be very proud of yourselves!

Beth also had a great time on Wednesday afternoon being the hare for the primary cross-country race at Hertford Rugby Club. She also did some marshalling and handed out the medals and trophies! Well done, Beth, and thank you for representing the school!

Hockey

U13s

Presdales U13s hockey team played a County Cup match against Parmiters School last week. It was a closely contested match, the 1st half ending 1-1. However, Presdales stepped it up in the 2nd half to win 4-1. That’s 3 wins out of 3, with the final group game taking place next week to secure a place in the County semi-finals. Great performance girls, well done! Star player was Martha Ker who scored all 3 second half goals.

The U13 County Cup team then competed again this week and beat RMS in their final game in the round, even after waiting over an hour for the game to start. The score was 6-1 with some amazing goals from Martha Kerr…. making her Star Player from our team and the opposition! Well done girls, you were awesome! Good luck in the finals in March!

Year 9/10

A massive well done to the Year 9/10 hockey team who last week won the District tournament…. and with 8 players, thanks to the Year 9 parents evening! Well done girls… fab matches winning 6-0 and 7-0 against John Warner and Simon Balle schools.

Sportshall Athletics

Huge congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics teams who have both qualified for the District Final on Wed 26th February! Both teams also came out in 1st place, which is amazing! Good luck in the final!

Football

Year 7

The Year 7’s played a mini round-robin 7 a-side football friendly last night at Simon Balle. We fielded two teams who played 2 matches each. The games were closely contested, with Presdales winning 2, drawing 1 and losing one. The scores were 1-0, 3-0, 0-0 and 1-2. The matches were played in a great spirit, competitive with lots of good football. The girls were a great credit to themselves and Presdales. Well done, excellent performances.

Year 8

The Year 8 football team played in the District 6-a side Football tournament last week. The girls played really well, but just couldn’t find the net in the first couple of matches drawing 0-0 against John Warner & St Mary’s. They finished with a great 1-0 win against Goffs to come 2nd overall. Well done girls! Star player was Caitlin Ryan.

U14s

The U14 Girls Football Team played their semi-final match against a strong Goffs team this evening. Unfortunately, Goffs prevailed, winning 3-1, but the score could easily have been the other way around. What a match!
The commitment and effort of our girls was simply outstanding to see! After going 0-2 down in the 1st half, we changed formation to go all-out attack in the second half. This changed the dynamic of the match and the girls were unlucky not to score more goals and change the outcome. Regardless, we should feel incredibly proud of their efforts. The girls literally worked their socks off!
So, so proud of you girls. Getting to the semi-final was a great achievement – next year the final! Eva Cullen was voted POTM by Goffs. Coaches POTM split between Amelie Powis and Hannah Nash but the whole team deserves it!
Missing from the team photo is Amber L, who unfortunately got injured and left just before the end to get treatment.

Cricket

U13s

Well done to the U13 Cricket team who last week won their tournament to get them in to the county finals at the end of the month! Some excellent bowling, batting and fielding. Well done girls! Special mention to captain Eva Cullen who scored a 6 and bowled out 5 people!

U15s

Well done to the U15 cricket team who competed in the Indoor Lady Taverners tournament on Thursday. They won 2 matches against Freman College and Onslow but unfortunately lost by 7 runs to Beamount to just miss out a place in the County finals. Star players were Lotty Hobson and Hannah Stapleton.

Thank you to Mr Hobson for running a training session for the U13 and U15 team and coaching them yesterday.

Netball

Well done to the Year 7 netballers who played against Simon Balle this week! We had 2 games going where the girls were so versatile to mix between both games and positions! We won both games: 17-2 and 5-1. Fantastic play girls! Star players were Ellen and Olive.

Swimming

Well done to all of the girls who competed in the swimming gala this week at John Warner! There were too many medals to count, great job girls!

Presdales Equestrian Team

Brook Farm Equestrian Centre NSEA Competition run by Felsted School, Essex, on 1st February 2020

It was lovely to see Ruby Robinson compete at her first show for Presdales, going clear in her very large class in 80cm, but unfortunately not placed this time. Well done to Lucy French, who also competed and went clear in the 80cm on a reformed Jaffa… good for you! Darcy’s pony was not playing ball this time out, but it will be good to see her bringing him out again.
The next class was the 90cm Windsor qualifier with 15 teams trying to gain the coveted top two qualification placings. Some of the teams had come all the way from Sussex to compete. Our team of Ruby Barrs, Connie Harrington, Freya Naylor Stewart and Lucy French managed to go round landing on zero penalties and with very quick rounds. We had to wait until well after the class had finished to find out how they had done. What a result! 1st place and now on their way to the Royal Windsor Horse Show on 16th May. I am just relieved we don’t have to travel to Cheshire for another qualifier!
To top it all, Ruby Barrs came second as an individual in the 90cm class in an incredibly strong group.
The following class was the 1m Hickstead qualifier and we only had 3 in the team, Freya, Ruby and Connie, but it was not our time in this event.
Well done to everyone that took part. Presdales are very lucky to have you guys in their school, and thank you to the school for supporting us.

By Ms Naylor (Equestrian Team Organiser)

Equestrian Vaulting

Summer Hobbs (Year 8) recently had an equestrian vaulting competition. Vaulting is gymnastics on a moving horse and she came a very impressive 2nd place! Well done Summer, what a brilliant achievement!

Essex County and Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Lee Valley

On Saturday, Jess Downing in Year 9 competed in the Essex County and Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in the 60m hurdles. She got through the heats and then the semi-final. In the final she came 5th (so 5th in the whole of the Eastern Counties!) but she came 3rd in the Essex County Championships and therefore got herself a well-deserved bronze medal! Well done Jess, this is a fantastic achievement.

 

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PE Students of the Month – January

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


Hockey

  • A massive well done to the senior hockey team who have recently been in action. On Monday 13th January, they played Simon Balle school and, in very wet and cold conditions, won 6-0. On Monday 20th, they played Parmiters and drew 1-1 after a very close battle! Well done girls – some great hockey!
  • The Year 7 and 8 hockey teams played Simon Balle last week. The games were played in an excellent spirit with Presdales showing a high level of commitment and lovely skills throughout. Both teams won comfortably with the Year 7 team running out 10-0 winners and the Year 8 team winning 3-0. Well done girls, great performances!

Sportshall Athletics

  • The athletes were in action last week at Lee Valley Athletics Centre for the District Indoor Athletics competition. They were all brilliant and performed so well individually and in the relay. Well done girls!!
    Results –
    Minor girls – 2nd
    Junior girls – 3rd
    Inter girls – 4th
    Overall we came 2nd and only 5 points off 1st so it was very close!
    Special mentions to those who came 1st in their events-
    Martha Ker – minor hurdles
    Jess Downing – junior hurdles
    Maddie Stewart – inter hurdles
    Ellie Bostock – junior shot (new pb of 11.53m!!)
    Seren Miller – junior triple jump
    Alice Lynn – minor 200m
    Beth Botheras – minor 800m
    Roisin Hurley – inter 800m
    Minor girls relay team!
  • Bethany Botheras and Alice Lynn in Year 7 represented Hertfordshire in the East Regional Sportshall Athletics Finals yesterday at Essex University. Unfortunately, the U13 girls’ team were 2 members down on the day and therefore couldn’t score in all events, but both girls thoroughly enjoyed representing the county and did brilliantly in their individual team and field events. Well done girls!

Netball

Year 7

Well played to the Year 7 netballers who also played against John Warner this week. A great close game but unfortunately lost 4-6. Well done girls. Star player was Sophie Wilson.

Year 8

Great efforts from the Year 8 netball team who played against John Warner this week. The girls unfortunately lost 9-3 but they worked really well as a team! Star player was Elspeth Mayers. Also a massive thank you to Evie for amazing umpiring.

Year 9

Well done to the Year 9 B team who won 17-9 against Freman College last week. Awesome play, girls! Star Player was Amelia Kaufman-Cook.

Year 10

Well done to the Year 10 netball team who won 21-9 tonight against Freman College. You were all fantastic! Star Player was Ella Coker.

Year 10/11

Awesome effort from our fantastic regional netball team in their final practice game v Haileybury before Regionals on 25th January. We won 25-22 and Star Player was Mia Hannington.

Year 11

Amazing effort from the Year 11 in the district tournament this week. Showing great team work and resilience the Year 11’s came 3rd overall losing a tight game to Broxbourne 7-6. Star player was Emily Mayes. Well played girls!

Senior Netball Team

Senior team won their district tournament winning both their games 18-4 and 31-0! Star player was Ava Cabbani. Well done all!

U16s – Regionals 25th January

Amazing effort from our fantastic netball team! Outstanding team work and resilience! U16 East Regionals 3rd is a massive achievement, just missing out on going through to the National finals. Well done, girls!


Indoor Cricket Tournament

Any students in Year 7-10 who are interested in playing in an indoor cricket tournament please attend a practice session on Wed 5th February in the Gym from 3:30-4:30pm. You MUST attend this session to have a chance of being in the team!

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Hockey

Presdales U13s hockey team played Sir John Lawes School in a County Cup group match yesterday afternoon. The conditions were tough with rain and wind throughout the 40 minutes of the match, but this did not deter our girls!

The match was closely contested, with the first half ending 1-1. Sir John Lawes started more quickly and scored within the first 90 secs. Presdales equalised with a lovely passing move through midfield. In the second half, again Sir John Lawes started more quickly and went ahead to lead 2-1.

However, our girls then started to dominate the match, making more passing combinations and increasing the number of shots on goal. Presdales has a series of short corners, where the post and a great save from their GK prevented a goal. However, the girls then started to find the net, scoring 4 in relatively quick succession.
Presdales deservedly won the match 5-3. Really good performance from the girls, especially in the second half. Well done!

Players Player Of The Match – Martha Ker
Coaches Player Of The Match – Izzy Stewart

Netball

Well done to the Year 10 Netball team who won 22-3 against John Warner this week. Star player was Maggie Bristow. Brilliant teamwork and adaptability to play different positions … great game girls.

Good effort from the Year 9 Netball team who lost 14-11 against John Warner yesterday. Star player was Olivia Reynolds.

Athletics

Well done to the Sportshall Athletics Team in Year 7 and 8 who this week competed in the first league fixture against 5 other local schools. The league is combined over 2 fixtures so no results as yet but the girls were amazing and came 1st in many of their heats/field events! Good luck for the 29th January.

The HAWCS Athletics club had their annual Awards Evening at the end of last term and many Presdales students were award winners! Ellie and Amelie achieved their scholarship awards, Roisin achieved an award for distance running, Freya for her throwing performances, Khadijah for her jumping performances and Jess Downing for her multi-event performances.

Well done to all of you!

Huge congratulations to Bethany Botheras (Year 7) who won ‘Clubs most promising young female athlete of 2019’ at Herts Phoenix Athletics Club annual Awards Night. She’s also been selected after trials to represent the Hertfordshire team in the Eastern Region sports hall athletics finals later this month. Well done and good luck Beth.

Dance

Jasmine Braddock in Year 8 has taken many dance exams during 2019 with Stagelight School of Dance. She has also been awarded the Stagelight School of Dance Student of The Year 2019! Her exam results are:

Grade 3 Ballet – Distinction
Grade 3 Tap – Distinction
Grade 4 Ballet – Distinction
Grade 4 Modern – Distinction

Congratulations Jasmine, what a fantastic year you’ve had!

 

PE Students of the Month – December

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

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Table Tennis

U13s

Well done to the U13 girls who played in the county table tennis finals last week. The girls came 3rd in their pool so unfortunately didn’t get to the finals, but they played excellently against some tough competition!

U16s

Congratulations to the U16 table tennis team who came 5th in their County Tournament. Star Player was Charlotte Slack!

Netball

A huge well done to the Year 7 netballers who played amazingly last week in freezing conditions! The red team came 3rd out of 7 teams in their tournament and the blue team came 1st out of 7 teams in their tournament – winning all their games. Congratulations girls! Star player for the red team was Darcie Docker and Beth Botheras was star player for the blue team.

Badminton

U14s

Well done to the U14 Badminton team who came 6th at the County Finals. Some tough competition but the girls did amazingly well!

U16s

Congratulations to the U16 Badminton team who came an impressive 3rd at the County Finals last week!

Football

Year 7

Last week we had 2 mixed Year 7 teams playing in a mini Round Robin 8-a-side football tournament at Haileybury.

Presdales won the tournament, with 4 wins and 2 draws. Our girls played some lovely football. The matches were played in a good spirit against competitive Haileybury teams. Well done girls!

The results were as follows:-

Team 1

Drew 0-0
Won 1-0
Won 3-0

Team 2

Won 1-0
Won 1-0
Drew 0-0

Scorers were Eva D, Darcy C, Maia K x 2, Georgiana F x 2.

U14s

This week the U14 football team played Stoke Newington School in Hackney and, unfortunately, they lost 0-1 in the first round of the Sisters in Sport National Cup Competition. However, the girls are to be commended; they never stopped trying, but just couldn’t fashion an equaliser despite dominating most of the second half. Stoke Newington defended very well and made it difficult for our forwards with several good blocks from our shots on goal. At the other end, Eva Cullen played brilliantly throughout and made one particularly outstanding save to keep the score at 0-1!

Defensively, Presdales showed great determination and largely managed to contain the threat of their no9 who was exceptionally good. Hannah and Ella deserve special mention for the way they defended against her. We threw the kitchen sink at Stoke Newington in the last 15 minutes moving Ella from Centre Half to Centre Forward, and it (very nearly) paid dividends…! Unlucky girls – a great overall team performance, however. Star Players were Eva Cullen and Ella Richardson.

Basketball

U12s

Well done to the U12 basketball team who came 3rd in their pool at the County Final. They were all fantastic!!

U14s

Also, well done to the U14 Basketball team who came 3rd in their pool this week at the County Basketball competition. Well played!

Dance

Sienna-Rose White (Year 9) and Lucy Dell (Year 10) have both successfully auditioned and been selected to represent Team England in the Dance World Cup taking place in Rome in 2020. To qualify you have to be in the top 3 in the country in your chosen genre picked via video audition. Sienna and Lucy will be part of a Street Dance Group and are both very excited for this opportunity to represent Team England! Good luck girls, we can’t wait to hear how you get on.

Hockey

Alice Lynn and Martha Ker (both Year 7) recently represented Hertfordshire in their first hockey tournament against Essex/Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire! Well done girls.

Cheer Leading

Phoebe Prentice (Year 7) and Erin Taylor (Year 8) recently competed at The Winter Wonderland Cheer Competition at the Five Lakes Resort, Colchester, for Herts Allstars in the new team ‘Senior Passion’. After performing amazing stunts, they came a fantastic 3rd. Amazing result! Congratulations to you both and your team!

Jasmine Braddock (Year 8) competed for Herts Allstars at Future Cheer Winter Wonderland 2019 with her 2 teams, Herts RE1GN and Herts Intensity, who both came 1st. RE1GN also won Grand Champions and got the highest score of the whole competition. An amazing first competition for Herts Allstars on their road to Summit 2020! Well done, Jasmine.

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PE Students of the Month – November

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