After a successful competition in November, we decided to attend another Kurling event at West View Leisure Centre, and it did not disappoint. The sports are becoming ever more popular and this time there were more schools participating, with more children than ever before - a fantastic thing to see for participation in school sport.
The competition concentrated solely on pushing the kurling stones - with a little bit of practice beforehand, the team triumphed in their group and won their quarter-final! Unfotunately, they were beaten in the semi-final by the school that went on to win the tournament, but not only were the childrne happy to get to the semi-final,but they also had lots of fun trying out a new sport!
Mr. Bentham said: "The children were top class. You can tell the impact this sport has had on them as straight away they asked for a school kurling kit. Pupil voive being pupil voice, I went out and ordered one straight away - and now the children want to put on a kurling club for othere children! Absolutely brilliant attitude from all".
Team: D. Ridley, D. Jasim, L. Stafford, G. Syversen.
New Age Kurling and Boccia|
This year saw the first ever competition of the New Age Boccia and Kurling event. We got off to a great start, with the boys scoring a very respectable 54 passes of the kurling stone - with William Purdy taking the plaudits for being absolutely excellent!
In our second activity, we had to reach the target and the boys amassed a great score of 10. This time it was the another william, William Beesley who achieved 4 of our 10 points - he was nicknamed our 'secret weapon' by Mrs. Simpson! A superb effort!
Our final event saw Oliver Cross score 5 out of 6 points when pushing the stone into the scoring zone. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, George stepped up and scored 6 out of 6!
In the boccia, the boys scored excelled greatly with a total score of 27, meaning our overall finish was tenth - a great achievement! The boys enjoyed it that much, that we have now ordered our very own boccia kit for other children to try in PE lessons.
A fantastic afternoon, exellent sportsmanship and behaviour, and most important of all, lots and lots of fun! Well done boys, you did us proud!
Team: Oliver Cross, George Billington, William Beesley and William Purdy.