This week saw our Hockey and Football teams compete in Tournaments against other local schools.
On Monday, a group of Year 6 and 2 Year 5 students went to Castle Field with Mr Sherman for the Football tournament. We were in a group with just 4 team which saw only the top 2 teams progressing. Much to our disappointment, the pitch we were allocated wasn't conducive to a passing game which our team were used to playing.
The boys put up a brave display despite the lumps and bumps combined with the long grass on the pitch but were unable to make it through the group stages. We stayed and watch the knockout stages and the finals, which Mr Sherman was Merton's very own Howard Webb, refereeing all but the Final.
Thursday evening saw the Year 6 Hockey team play in their final matches of the Winter league at Down Grange. As usual, it was a cold evening but all 14 of the children played magnificently. As the draws had made it so that the 'A' Team and the 'B' Teams were both playing at the same time, it made it tricky for them to support each other. With Mr Sherman taking the 'A' Team and Miss Miles taking the 'B' Team, both of the teams played fantastically. The children put it down to their new hockey sticks!!!
Next week sees the Upper school Girls football team travel with Mr Sherman to a tournament, so watch this space for a full report.