CHRISTMAS BADMINTON PRACTICE 

The badminton club had it’s last practice before Christmas on Monday. Fun and games were had by all, some of the girls dressing with a Christmassy theme.

The next practice is on Monday 9th January : 4pm – 5pm : team players, 6th formers and year 11.

Spot the Christmas hat???

From 5pm – 6pm : team players, year 9 and year 7.

Spot Rudolf? There is someone with a red nose in the photo.

CHRISTMAS HOCKEY

The seniors had their final hockey practice of 2016 at Bowdon Hockey Club tonight. Their task was to dress up and have some fun. They certainly did this. Thank you girls for getting into the spirit of the occasion and thanks to Res and Sean for coaching the girls throughout this term.

Years 10, 11, 12 and 13
Year 13 up to no good!!!!!!
Year 12 and 13

INDOOR ROWING

70+ girls took part in the Manchester Indoor Rowing competition at Levenshulme High School, on Tuesday. Last year we only took a few rowers but this year so many girls wanted to be involved, that we entered four year 10 teams, five year 9 teams, three year 8 teams and four year 8 teams. In total there were 283 teams (1132 individuals) from Manchester, Stockport and Trafford.

Each team of four rowed for 8 minutes (4 minutes for each rower). As there was no changeover time the girls had to find their own way of changing the rower in the shortest time possible. They had to see how many metres they could row in the allotted time. The winning teams in each age group qualify for the county final after Christmas. Date TBC.

The results were amazing. Each year group won their competition with one of their teams for Trafford.

Years 10 : Phoebe, Zoe, Laura and Leah (2005 metres)

Year 9 : Ellie, Dani, Milan and Millie ( 1959 metres)

Year 8 : two teams had the same winning distance : 1751 metres. Unfortunately we can only enter one team in the county final so Mrs Finch is going to have a selection headache!!!!! Charlotte, Nielja, Beth and Holly and Neave, Alicia, Anna and Mila.

Year 7 : Kirsten, Selin, Phoebe and Eloise

Well done to everyone who rowed and good luck in the next round. It now becomes serious so teams need to get together and practice if they are to do themselves justice in the event.

One of the year 9 teams
One of the year 8 winning teams
The winning year 10 team
Year 8’s again
The winning year 7 team

HOCKEY v ST EDWARDS’S COLLEGE, LIVERPOOL

Unfortunately we only had two teams playing on Saturday morning but the they played very well to earn two wins.

U16X1 won 4-0 and the U14X1 won 2-0.

Well done girls.

This was the last match before Christmas. The next match is Saturday 14th January against Arnold/Queen Mary School, Lytham, away.

Happy Christmas to everyone. Have a good holiday and come back full of energy for the second half of the season.

Mrs Finch

English Schools’ Cross Country Cup – National Finals

On Saturday 4 of our athletes competed in the national finals of the  English Schools’ cross country cup.  There were 24 teams running from schools all over the country.  Teams are generally made up of 6 runners, with the first 4 counting towards the team score, so we were under pressure for all our runners to perform to the highest standard and avoid any injuries during the race.  And as always our girls rose to the challenge.

The 4 put in fantastic individual performances – Hannah was 7th overall, Millie 23rd, Laura 65th and Emma 66th out of 140 runners.  It’s very hard to tell how other schools have performed until the results are announced.

The team finished in 8th place overall – this is a fantastic achievement considering how many schools enter this competition – there are 35 county rounds and within that around 500 schools.  To finish 8th in the country is no mean feat.

All done and not muddy! Laura, Emma, Hannah and Millie after their race
All done and not muddy! Laura, Emma, Hannah and Millie after their race

Thanks to their girls for their commitment to this competition – cross country isn’t everyone’s favourite!!

Indoor Athletics

There were 14 schools altogether and some tough competition – Manchester area is traditionally a very strong area for athletics.

The girls competed in 60m, 60m Hurdles, 200m, 300m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot, High Jump and 4x200m relay.  We gave some very good individual performances and gained 6 individual medals out of the 9 events.

Maddie                          60m hurdles                    Gold

Kitty                                Shot                                      Silver

Anna                                60m                                      Silver

Laura                                800m                                   Bronze

Millie                                High Jump                        Bronze

Emma                               Long Jump                        Bronze

The girls predicted that they would come about 7th or 8th and were delighted when the results put us in 2nd place behind Wright Robinson – with the same points total but we had one gold and they had 3 so they were presented as winners.  A fantastic effort and many of the officials and coaches came over to congratulate the girls on their performance and said how well they had done to beat so many Manchester schools.

However, over that weekend I received a call from the organiser to say that there had been an error with the placings in the 300m.  Charlotte had been given 6th place when actually she had come 4th. So that meant we actually scored more points that Wright Robinson and were the rightful winners!!  Martin the organiser brought the trophy to school the following week.

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Well done to Laura, Maddie, Millie, Emma, Kitty, Mary, Anna, Charlotte and Holly on their superb team effort.

HOCKEY SUCCESS v WILMSLOW HIGH SCHOOL

The hockey teams had great results against Wilmslow High School at the weekend.

1stX1 won 6-0

A combined U16/U15 X1 won 2-1

U14X1 won 3-0

The U13X1 ended up playing mini hockey as some of the Wilmslow players did not turn up so we could not play our normal 11aside game. The results, in the games they played, were 13-0 and 3-0.

U12’A’ won 10-0

U12’B’ won 14-0

What great results girls, well done.

Silver to Tilly

Tilly's Ice Skating SuccessTilly, 10-3, competed in the ISU (International Skating Union) Winter Cup, Belgium this Wednesday with her team The Whizz Kids. She Scored a personal best and they won the Silver Medal, in Synchronised skating with her partner Tabitha (from another school)!

Well done Tilly!