Last week the school cross country teams competed in the Lee Valley Cross Country Relays. Teams of four compete around the perimeter of a golf course, each runner completing approximately 1500m. In the year 7 race our "A" team of Scarlett Rolls, Martha Camm, Eleanor Webb and Holly Freegard finished in 2nd place just behind the "A" team from Coopers Coburn. The "B" team of Ellie Staples, Gabriella Eveleigh, Niamh Blake and Arabella Ladiero finished in 4th place, this time behind Coopers "B" team who were 3rd.
The year 9 "A" stormed home to victory after taking an early lead in the race that nobody was able to close down. Isabelle Bates, Sophie Haines, Ella Findlay and Beth Ashley made up the team. The year 9 "B" team finished in a creditable 4th position.
Joanna Rimmington in year 10 won the inaugural under 16 3000m individual race, Megan Richardson was 7th, Katie Twell 8th and Mia Slesser was 9th.
The year 8 Netball squad played their first match in the Schools' Sports Magazine National Netball Cup competition last week and had a very convincing victory over Barking Abbey school winning the match 28 goals to 2. They will now play the Robert Clack School in the 2nd round of this competition.
The under 14 netball squad had a very tough first round draw against Greensward school in round 1 of the Essex Netball Cup. From the first whistle the match was very closely contended with both teams taking the lead in different points of the game. Going in to the final 10 minutes of play the score was 17-17 but on this occasion Greensward crept into the lead to win the match by just two goals (26-24). The girls should be really pleased with their performance as the game was of the highest of standards. The team will now play in the plate section of the competition.
PE Fixtures week beginning 5th October
Tuesday 6th October
First round of the National Schools' Cross Country Cup @ SHSG; first race is at 10.30am
3 x year 7 netball teams vs Ipswich School at home
Wednesday 7th October
World Marathon Relay challenge at Lee Valley; leaving SHSG at 8.30am back at SHSG by approx. 3pm. The team of 15 girls will be from years 7,8 and 9.
Thursday 8th October
3 x year 7 netball teams vs Shoebury - away (to be confirmed)