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Netball matches

Posted by Year 4 teacher on 04/11/2016

Netball Gold Kitemark (not year-specific)Yesterday, our netball teams from Year 4 and Year 6 took to the court to play against teams from St Michael’s Junior School. Both teams acquitted themselves as well as they could in the face of stiff opposition but unfortunately succumbed to defeat. Our Year 6 team featured a large number of mild-mannered children of a gentle nature. For some of them this was a first experience of the ruthless nature of competitive sport, where they were slightly outmuscled by strong opposition, eventually going down by a score of 7-0. Our Year 4 team were faced with older opposition, in the face of a mixed Year 5/6 team. Despite this, they put in a highly competitive performance, refusing to be overawed by older and taller opponents. At the final whistle, they trailed only by 7-5, a highly respectable performance. Can you imagine the score in their favour had they played against other Year 4s?

Unbowed by defeat, we are keen to play again, hopefully sometime in the new year. Mr Gardiner is on the lookout for potential opposition, so Chelmsford beware!