Yesterday evening, pupils from Kings’ Park Academy, Manorside Academy and QPA took part in an Ambitions Academies Trust inter-academy competition. The pupils played each other in netball and basketball, with all pupils showing inter-dependence, compassion and optimism within their play.
The Sports Ambassadors started their leadership lunchtime activities today. This included lots of exciting games and activities for Years 3 and 4, that were completely led and run by the sports ambassadors. The children thoroughly enjoyed the games and the ambassadors demonstrated fantastic enthusiasm and outstanding leadership qualities. ‘Leadership lunchtime’ will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime.
Yesterday saw the High Five netball squad A.K.A. ‘Team Tagg’ face their first ever inter-school netball tournament at Bournemouth School for Girls. Over twenty local schools took part in the exciting event on a beautiful, if somewhat chilly, afternoon.
After only a few practice sessions, the committed team of Year Six girls secured their first victory in their opening match! As the afternoon unfolded the team demonstrated their strength of character: grit whilst facing Arctic like temperatures; adaptability when continuously changing pitches and rotating team positions; optimism as they constantly remained positive, even in the face of Olympian like opposition.
The whole squad were a credit to QPA and it was wonderful to watch the quality of their game progress throughout the afternoon. The next match for the team is on Thursday 8th February. If there are any pupils wishing to join the team then please see either Miss Tagg or Mrs Wallis.
Report written by Mrs Wallis
Queen’s Park Academy now have 8 Sports Ambassadors who make up the School Sports Council. They are responsible for helping to improve P.E. and sport at our academy.
Following a primary leadership day at Harewood Academy, children across all participating schools were tasked with the challenge of creating a project that would have a positive impact on the physical activity of children at school. The judges of this competition were so impressed with the ideas from Q.P.A. pupils that they were awarded a prize of £100 worth of sports equipment. We were one of only 5 schools (out of 25 entering) to be awarded a prize. This is a fantastic achievement that all those involved should be proud of.
This afternoon’s football matches resulted in a loss, a draw and a win against Park School. The Year Five boys played particularly well to win 7-2, as well as hitting the crossbar twice and the post once. Good sportsmanship was evident all round and the support on both sides was highly motivating!
Yesterday evening QPA played against St Luke’s Primary at the David Lloyd centre. Our Year 6 team performed extremely well, Dylan scoring a hatrick and Reuben mastering the midfield, and the team achieved a 5-0 victory. The Year 4 team did not fair so well, losing 4-1, but showing great grit and inter-dependence throughout.
Year 3 are progressing well in gymnastics. Alongside balance and physical dexterity, the pupils are also demonstrating inter-dependence by ‘spotting’ each other on equipment.