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.
Today our Year 5s attended the Bournemouth Primary Leadership Academy event held at Harewood College. This was a fantastic event that the children thoroughly enjoyed. The day involved lots of team games, workshops on what makes a good leader and also ways to improve sport at QPA. The children will now act as Sports Ambassadors for Queen’s Park Academy. This will involve coming up with new ideas and initiatives to encourage more children to participate in more physical activity.
Today the Year 6 boys took part in the Predator football tournament at the Littledown Centre. In total, 23 schools attended the competition. Although we didn’t progress to the semi finals, the level of effort and teamwork from the boys was outstanding. Most impressive was the maturity the boys showed. They shared captaincy, chose positions and took it in turns to be substitutes, all independently. Our goals were scored by Dylan and Darren. Next up is the league fixtures which will start in the next week or two.