Basketball Results During the last few months we've been staging inter-class/year tournaments for various sports,where each year group has 5/6 people selected for each sport,and they play against each other,finding the best class for each sport.
Year 6 - 9 Pts
Year 5 - 4 Pts
Year 4 - 2 Pts
Year 3 - 1 Pt
Like the Netball,the height adavantage helped the year 6's come out on top.All the year groups shows lots of skill and ability,and the games were very competitive!Special mention must go to the year 3's who despite a height disadvantage,tried really hard,showed lots of skill and competed really well against much bigger opponents.
Netball/Basketball School Tournament During the last week of term, children from classes in years 3, 4 and 6 (year 5s were on a school trip that day) were selected to take part in a netball/basketball competition where two teams were selected from each class and they all played against each other in a round robin format. The sports ambassadors from year 6 helped run the tournament, organising and refereeing the games, showing excellent maturity and organisational skills in doing so.
The games were fast, competitive and showcased the high skill levels that children at our school have at throwing, catching and moving. Special mention must go to the year 3 and 4 teams who tried really hard and competed really well against children 2/3 years older. This is good for their self-esteem and confidence, proving to themselves they can compete and play against older children.
The year 6 team which eventually came out on top in a close competition included : Ciaran, Raymond, Ruby, Theo, Thomas and Sebastian. Throughout the year we will be holding similar tournaments, but at different sports, trying to include as many children as possible. The tournaments are very popular with the children and have many benefits for each individual child involved in them.
On the 10th February ten of the Year 5's went to Wilmslow High School to take part in a basketball tournament. All the children played well as a team, supported and encouraged each other which resulted in some amazing baskets being scored by Alex O'Mahony and Thomas Porter.
Despite not making it through to the semi's of the tournament, they still came away with a trophy - The Spirit of the Game. The children were nominated for the award by the organisers and referees of the matches.
On Thursday 6th march, a couple of boy and a couple of girls, from year 5 went to Wilmslow high school to play basketball against other schools
All the different schools played a couple of games against all the other different schools that were there. Everyone played extremely well, and St Benedict’s did manage to score a lot of hoops. Unfortunately the other opponents managed to score more hoops than us. However, we played the best we could possibly be in all the games, and if we did not score a hoop, we would have never given up.
Everyone played really well but we did not manage to win them all. All the children from St Benedict’s had a great team spirit and they all enjoyed their time at Wilmslow High School.
Report Written by Mia Lasker Crilly (School Games Maker)