It was brilliant to welcome the first schools to Hugh Sexey for the netball festival. It was very well attended by pupils, parents, carers and staff.
Lympsham, Mark, Weare , Wedmore , East Brent and Hugh Sexey year fives all played in a friendly , but competitive tournament.
I was impressed with the standard of play from all the pupils. It was nice for them to experience playing on a full size court and against other schools. It bodes well.
It was a Round Robin competition which means every school plays every school. Hugh Sexey enjoyed this experience but as they are a year older , were only playing friendlies. I particularly enjoyed witnessing the increase in the number of boys who represented their schools.
Some of our year eight sports leaders helped to run the event. All these pupils have a particular interest in netball. Netball is quite a tricky sport to officiate and it was good to see that their understanding and enforcement of the rules has developed. Thank you to Hebe, Ella, Olivia, Orla and Alexa for umpiring so efficiently. Also thanks to Zara, Lucie, Dillon and Noah for the coaching and leading the warm up session.
Wedmore School came first overall , with Weare a very close second.
A very encouraging and happy event.