Girls’ football

Well done to all participants in the football matches yesterday at Manorside. The Year 3/4 team gained a win whilst the Year 5/6 team were beaten. All players showed grit and inter-dependence throughout. Many thanks to Manorside Academy for hosting and we look forward to our next encounter!

AFC Bournemouth visit

Our Year Six pupils were treated to an afternoon with members of the AFC Bournemouth community team today. Alongside some professional football coaching, the children learned about road safety, including a session inside a Yellow Bus for part of their afternoon. We even had a famous face from the Premier League team join us – can you spot them?

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Sports Ambassadors

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.

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Netball team

QPA’s next Team Tagg adventure was an away game at Bethany school. Mr Petterfer loaded up the minibus as the sun shone and we were off. In an exciting, closely matched game, the super squad demonstrated their phenomenal inter-dependence once more. Half time saw a tight and tense scoreboard, 1-0 to QPA. After a further two quarters, with all manner of high quality passing, defending and leaping, victory was ours. The final score stood at 6-2. Well done Team Tagg!

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Netball tournament

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