Report from Mr Pettefer, Miss Tagg and Mrs Wallis:
The sun shone on the King’s Park stadium at this year’s Town Sports sporting extravaganza. Sixteen pupils were selected to represent QPA in five different disciplines.
Every single member of the team wore their new kit with pride (thank you to our two Year 6 pupils for your key-ring creating endeavours!) and took part fully in the day. From competing in their own events, to supporting their peers and celebrating each other’s successes, they were an absolute credit to the school.
Four of the team secured places in the finals and we came away with one bronze and two silver positions.
We are extremely proud of all the children!
Congratulations to our Year 6 netballers who yesterday achieved the feat of becoming the second best team in Bournemouth at the primary league finals.
Although losing to St. Walburga’s Primary in the final, our pupils won their semi-final match against St. James’ Academy and have made huge progress over the last year under the tutorage of Miss Tagg and Mrs Wallis. They showed true grit throughout the competition and represented our school extremely well.
A dreary, damp afternoon did nothing to dampen the spirits of QPA’s High 5 Team Tagg. This, our second league match against Winton Primary, took place on Wednesday 6th February. After a brief warm up and tactical team talk, play began. QPA were spritely from the start, setting a fast pace from the onset, both teams scored in the first quarter. The second quarter was controlled by our excellent play, resulting in two goals from QPA.
Play in the third quarter was dominated by excellent defence from both teams – no goals were score by either team. We were two goals up going into the final quarter, nails were bitten and whistles were tooted. QPA went on to score a further goal with Winton adding one more to their score sheet too. The final score was 4-2 to QPA, another sterling performance from Team Tagg – well done one and all! We are immeasurably proud of your dedication and commitment. The next league game is scheduled for 27th February.
Report from Mrs Wallis
Yesterday it was the turn of the girls to take part in a tournament at Littledown. The team did very well, winning one match, drawing two and losing one. This placed them second in their group. Congratulations to all those who took part.
Our Year Five boys played very well during today’s Predator tournament at the Littledown Centre. Although the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game and drew two games. The children all supported each other throughout and can be proud of their inter-dependence and grit.
Year 6 represented the school with pride during the ‘Predator’ tournament at Littledown. Their teamwork was excellent and resulted in some extremely attractive football. Mr Pettefer was impressed with how the pupils organised themselves, including tactics and substitutions, having learned from the guidance he had previously provided. Although ultimately the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game, drew two and lost one. The leagues begins soon and this was a great reintroduction to competitive sport for the team.
This afternoon we were fortunate to have considerable success at the annual Town Sports event at King’s Park stadium. The children took part in a variety of events which included 60m, 75m, 150m, 600m, long jump and ball throw.
We were incredibly proud of each and every one of our children, who were a real credit to our academy. Of particular note were the successes of Ellie, who achieved a gold medal for the 600m event, and Frankie, who achieved a third place time in the 75m. This achievement means that these two children are now eligible for county events.