"Pupils enjoy participating in sport very much, with more than eight out of 10 attending an out-of-school sports club provided by the school."
We have been fortunate enough to host many of this year's Stevenage Schools Football events and tournaments, and this continued as the season drew to a close. On May 6th we organised and hosted this year's Junior Tournament (for Year 3/4 teams), with over 100 children taking part, and a week later we were the venue for this year's Stevenage Cup Finals and end-of-season presentations, which saw over 300 people packing into our hall.
Our Year 3/4 football team enjoyed a brilliant afternoon of action at this year's Junior Tournament. Twelve teams (and over 100 children) took part in the event, and we were lucky enough to get the chance to enter two teams, giving many of us the chance to represent the School and play in a proper, competitive match for the first time. Over the course of the afternoon, both teams competed in 5 matches, performing brilliantly against some incredibly talented opposition and only losing two games each. Both sides narrowly missed out on making it through to the semi-finals after finishing third in their group, but all 18 children involved were an absolute credit to our school.
With both our Boys and Girls teams having been knocked-out in the semi-finals of this year's Stevenage Schools FA Cups, we were left to watch-on, help-out and start
scouting for next season when we hosted the Cup Finals on May 13th. After watching Giles narrowly beat Martins Wood in a brilliant Boys Final and Camps Hill overcome Giles Girls in an end-to-end Girls Final, we headed inside for this year's end-of-season awards. The Hall was absolutely rammed, with well over 300 children, teachers and parents from across town in attendance, making it a really special event for those collecting medals, trophies and certificates. Fortunately, this included 4 of our own, with Cristiano Joseph, Bobbi Atkinson and Taylor Bennett rewarded with Player of the Season awards for their tireless efforts this year, and Nikki Smith collecting the Division 2 Golden Boot in recognitiion of his 10 league goals this season.