I have had the pleasure of looking at and contributing to Year 11 and 13 final reports over the last week as well as dropping in on some Year 11 lessons. It is so gratifying to read and see evidence of how hard our young people are working to get the best exam results possible and enhance their future life chances.
As the weather improves and the evenings become lighter, it is great to see more sporting fixtures taking place outside as well as inside. There have been some amazing results this week which it is lovely to see celebrated below alongside some other amazing achievements.
I look forward to hearing all about the adventures from Pencelli when they return later today!
Hardenhuish v Kingsbury Green Year 8/9 Football Match Report
What an exciting game! Our Year 8/9 football team started with great energy and were clearly wanting to do well. Sophie, Tia and Luna took the ball into the attack effectively and Luna fought hard for every challenge, which eventually resulted in a goal going our way! The play was end-to-end with lots of scoring opportunities on both sides and our defence of Tilly, Eve, Gabby and Captain Jaz did a great job at keeping them out. Tia continued on the attack and broke through, scoring a second cracking goal for Huish!
As the match continued in the second half, the game was once again close in terms of the action and the midfielders, Phoenix, Ellie, Lucy and Lily, worked hard to keep the ball moving in midfield. Unfortunately for our girls, we narrowly missed a couple of goal opportunities and conceded three in the second half.
Although the score line didn’t go our way, it was a really exciting game and the victory could have gone to either side. All of the girls involved did themselves proud!
A special mention must go to Madeline Webb who was awarded the well-deserved title of Player of the Match by the Kingsbury Green team. As our GK, Madeline did an amazing job at stopping many goals from their strikers including one where she leapt through the air, deflecting it to the side! It was an impressive performance in what is a high-pressure role and it has been lovely to see how her confidence has grown over the last year – a testament to her commitment to training and determination!
Hardenhuish v Kingsbury Green Year 7 Football Match Report
Goal scorers: Emily F-3, Holly E-3, Claire M-1
The girls started the game strongly, chasing down loose balls and challenging the defence at every opportunity. This paid off as we forced Kingsbury Academy into making a mistake from their goal kick which Emily converted. From the restart, Angelina was able to move the ball quickly up the pitch and link up well with Holly E on the wing. This proved too much for Kingsbury Academy and Emily was able to score again quickly. Hope was on hand to busy herself up front and keep the defenders guessing what she was doing.
We got to half time with Erin, Ottie, Megan and Niamh keeping Kingsbury Green away from our penalty box. When Poppy was called into action, she was quick off her line to retrieve the loose balls.
After half time, the girls began to play the ball quickly and the passes began to flow even though the pitch was not helping their cause which led to the goals being scored from Holly, Emily and Claire.
It was a fantastic performance from all of the girls, and we look forward to our next games. Special mention to Sophie, Martha, Ottie and Hope who really showed good team spirit and fair play!
Congratulations to Mia Ferris of Year 10 who recently achieved a silver medal at the International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships in Sardinia for Under 14s patterns.
Other Success Stories of the Week…
- Well done to Faye Hadden who has been elected a member of the Chippenham Youth Council with Wiltshire Council.
- Congratulations to Rhys Hadden who passed has his Grade 1 Piano Exam with Distinction.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 3 February 2020
Tuesday 4 February
Year 10 GCSE Science Live – Bath
Wednesday 5 February
Years 10,12 & 13 – Drama – Blithe Spirit – Bath
Thursday 6 February
Year 12 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance meeting – Peter Thompson Hall – 7 pm