Wednesday 8th July saw us take four teams over to King Edwards School (Edgbaston) to attend the finals of the Birmingham School Games Finals, and what a successful day it was!
We had girls teams from Year 7/8 in Rounders, Netball and Cricket as well as our Year 9 Softball team competing in their own respective competitions against some of the best schools in Birmingham. Each competition varied in terms of teams taking part, but there were at least 7-9 other teams competing in each competition, so the odds were not in our favor!
The students were absolutely exceptional in how they performed and also how they represented the school during the day. The absence of minibuses meant we took the 45 students involved to the event via train!
I am delighted to report that our Netball, Cricket and Rounders team's all achieved Silver medals (2nd place), with our Year 9 Softball team achieving Bronze medals (3rd place). ALL TEAMS achieved a top-three spot. Despite having no Gold medalists the teams did exceptionally well, crowned in the top three of all Birmingham schools in each area!
|Weather was perfect for a full day of sports competitions! Here the Softball competition (foreground) and Cricket competition (background).|
|Year 9 Softball Team - Bronze Medalists - (Back) Nathan Blundell, Conor Roberts-Kennedy, James Bevington, Joe Newey, Jake Ellis, Ethan Sinclair, Jack Carwardine, Matt Cotter, George Pegg, Will Edler. (Front) Sam Grimshaw, Jake Dunn.|