Tennis Champions in the making!
Brothers, Tom Y6 and Harry Y2 played against Devon and Cornwall tennis players throughout the season, accumulating points for each win. Tom topped the leader board for Devon. The top 10 players from Devon and Cornwall then played in a finals competition on Sunday 31st March 2019 – which Tom won! He got two trophies; one for topping the leader board, and one for winning the event.
In the 8U version of the same event (called Whirlwinds) Harry topped his leader board with a total of 1,500 points out of a possible 1,500. The leader board format has been brilliant for his maths – he has learned loads about averages. He has played really well in all of his tournaments and is really enjoying being part of the 8U squad for Devon Tennis.
The boys have had a great season’s tennis and we are very proud of them at Rockbeare.
Now here’s to the summer with cricket taking over for Tom. We’ll find out mid May if he has got into the Devon U11 team. He has three training sessions with the squad in advance of the decision being made.
Stef Collins from the Ladies GB Basketball Team came into school to talk about her journey into becoming an elite athlete. Stef has 150 caps for GB, the most in the team. She held training workshops with each class and we were privileged to see her 2018 Commonwealth Silver Medal.
Sporting prowess outside of school during the summer break 2018.
Tom won his first tournament in Bude, and got his first trophy! His family are so proud of him. So are we!
Harry played a higher level tournament in Torbay. He was by far the youngest player, with most of the others aged 8. It was a steep learning curve for him but he did brilliantly and came third. He came third at the Bude event and then was second at an event in Bournemouth where he won his first medal.
Harry has been asked to apply for the Devon under 8 squad. He is very young so it is not expected at this stage but a huge achievement to even be considered.
Tom has been playing for East Devon under 10s and also for Exmouth in their under 10s and under 12s teams. He has had a trial for East Devon trial and we are awaiting news.
'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'
KS2 end of year performance July 2018
Athletics at Clyst Vale Community College, Wednesday 27th June 2018
Crazy Hair Day June 2018.
On Friday 8th June representatives from Years 1 and 2 went to Lady Seaward's Primary School for a mini Commonwealth Games 'round robin'. Here is a report by Harry from Year 1 and some photographs of the day.
We did dribleing a football beeween cones and shooting.
We threw beanbags into hoops.
We saw how far we can jump.
We threw javlins and we got points.
So we had a spunge and we dipt it in the water and we ran with the spunge and scweest it.
We balenst a ball on a racket.
By Harry Y1.