Weekly Sports Highlights - 2 July 2021
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On Thursday of last week (24th June) students in the U4, U5 and L6 took part in the Achillies Relays event in Oxford. The day started with the U15 4x100m and Seniors 4x100m both teams placed 4th. They then moved onto the 4x200m race for both the U15 and Seniors where they showed some impressive change overs and determination to help us place 3rd. Finally we finished the day with the 3X800m race for both the U15 and Seniors. The U15s held a strong second place the whole way and showed a great push to the finish to maintain second place. In the senior race they started steady sitting in 3rd and 2nd place for the first two legs of the race. When finally we managed to overtake Millfield with 300m to go however, unfortunately missed out in the final push for the finish but an impressive time set by the students racing. 

They all showed fantastic grit and determination all day, with huge support for each other. 

Last Friday the L4 were able to compete in their Inter-House athletics event. It was fantastic to see so many talented athletes display their skills in a range of events. Overall, the winners were De Vere. A great way to end the Summer term and well done to the pupils for all their efforts. There was a great cheer when Anushka, Zara, Lizzie and Esme from Holles House broke an LEH three year old record for the 4x100m relay by coming in at an amazing time of 59.19 seconds. A special mention goes to them. 

We also managed to run a ‘virtual swimming gala’ for our III, L4 and U4 squad swimmers v Wimbledon High School. We had 30 swimmers involved and whilst it wasn’t the same as having Wimbledon in the pool with us, the swimmers did a great all-round performance in a virtual competitive environment.  Well done to all swimmers.

On Monday of this week, our U4 brought their never-ending enthusiasm and competitive spirit to the U4 House Cricket. It was a tight contest and at the end of play there were three Houses tied on points and it came down to wickets taken. Congratulations to all pupils who took part and well done to De Vere for taking home the gold! 

On Tuesday L4 House Cricket was planned in Games Afternoons. A reduction in teams, rain during play and a change of venue did not dampen the spirit of our L4 Cricketers as they competed for the glory of their House! There were excellent skills both in the field and at bat on display and the enthusiasm was fantastic. At the end of the day, it was Tyrconnell who came out on top. Well done to all who took part.

Sadly due to more wet weather, our U15s cricket and our U12s tennis friendly fixtures against Surbiton earlier this week had to be cancelled. 

Whilst we have been restricted in terms of fixtures and tournaments for this term, we are delighted to have been able to compete and partake in athletics, cricket and tennis this half term with some fantastic results. We wish all our students and their families a wonderful summer and look forward to getting back on the pitches & courts in September.

 

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