On Sunday 2nd April we left school to head to Barcelona. The coach journey was a little long but the girls were fantastic and we arrived at the hotel Monday midday ready to explore.
The tournaments were great fun with the 2 hockey teams playing 2 fixtures against Spanish opposition with some hard and exciting games. The 3 netball teams all entered and won their tournaments playing some fantastic netball in the process.
The girls were exceptional role models and were a pleasure to have on a trip. This was evident when they were all given free time in the Palamos market.
We enjoyed some fun activities in the evenings too, but I think the best night would have been the karaoke night where all the girls joined in with the singing and had a few giggles.
It was sad to leave our fantastic hotel and the lovely weather but we had an amazing time and will be able to talk about all the memories for years to come regarding sports tour.
Our trip started on a chilly Sunday afternoon in the Easter holidays and saw us arriving twenty hours later in the hot and very beautiful coastal resort of Platja D’Aro.
During the trip we had the opportunity to experience Spanish life with a trip to the local market where we enjoyed delicious churros. We also visited Barcelona and had a chance to sightsee and do some shopping. The best bit though was the hockey! We were nervous as our first match approached, not knowing anything about the team we were playing, but we quickly got into our stride and were thrilled to secure a 2-1 win against a strong Spanish side. Our celebrations were cut short, though, due to a huge thunder storm! We were more confident for our second match and played some great flowing hockey which saw us win 5-0. It was great to have the opportunity to play with the Year 9 team and all four of the Year 8 girls had a brilliant time and were really made to feel part of the team. All too soon, though, it was time for our awards and disco night and then time to board the coach for the long journey home. I had a brilliant time on tour and would love the opportunity to go again!
Issy Gardiner (Year 8)
In the first week of the Easter holidays, we went on a netball tour to Barcelona. It was such an amazing opportunity and it was even better to spend time with our team mates. Over the time we were in Barcelona, we had two netball training sessions where we played games and learned drills and ball skills. On our final day of netball, we played a tournament and won it!
Issy Henn, Year 8