u14 hockey

The U14 boys’ hockey team conceded only one goal on their way to becoming County Champions at yesterday’s tournament at Blundell’s. 

After convincing wins against Mount Kelly and Sidmouth, their final pool match was against defending champions Exeter School.  A closely fought 1-0 win took the boys to the semi-finals, where they beat Devonport High School 3-1. 

In the final they once again met Exeter School and this time put on a very powerful display, beating them 4-0 to take the trophy. 

The team will head to the Regional Finals at Millfield on 15th March.

u16 gym

Our trio of U16 gymnasts have qualified for the national finals by winning the South West Milano competition, at Kingsley school, last weekend.

The team of Mia Morris, Martha MacDonald and Ellen French beat teams from Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Mia was also placed 5th individually.

Joining them in the National Finals, which will be held in Stoke in March, are the U13 Mixed team, who were already guaranteed a qualification place for the National Finals.  Charlie McClure performed superbly to take gold in the U13 Boys. He will be joined by Annabel Maskell, Jasmine Jefferies and Lottie Wakefield for the finals.

Also performing at the weekend were the Year 6 Novice team of Ellen Pugsley, Evie Ford and Anna Jefferies, who performed briliantly for their first competition, being placed 3rd, 5th and 6th respectively.

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Congratulations to Year 10 Ellie Braddick who has successfully led a team of young investors through to the semi-final of the London Institute of Banking and Finance share trading competition.

The competition challenged young teams to invest £1,000 of imaginery money, on the stock exchange for a month.  The idea was for them to make as much money as possible during that time.

Ellie and her team's shrewd investment choices meant that they defeated the majority of the other five thousand teams from around the country.

Not only that but they defeated their business teacher Mr Jansen!

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Despite the weather threatening to spoil the party, a staggering 22 netball fixtures were held over the weekend, from U9s up to U18s, with some excellent results, most noteably from the U13s, whose A and B teams remained unbeaten in all four of their matches, against Exeter School and King's Hall.

In the Prep school, despite losses for the U9s and U10s, the U11A and Bs managed convincing wins against King's Hall.

Further up the school, the U12s and U13s played in a triangular tournament with Exeter School and King's Hall.  Whilst the U12s had a mixed day, with some good wins and narrow losses, the U13s were the team of the day, winning all their matches.

The U14Bs and U15Bs both had good wins against Exeter, but sadly the U15A match had to be cancelled due to a flu epidemic at Exeter!

The Senior squads had very close matches, the Cs winning convincingly, whilst the As were agonisingly beaten 22-23, being denied a last goal attempt as the whistle blew!

A fantastic day of sport for the girls and well done to all the staff involved for managing to keep the fixtures alive despite the rain.

All the results from the weekend, including some great wins for our hockey boys against Shebbear, can be found on My School Portal.