Sports News Term 3, 4, 5 & 6 2017-18
On 23rd March, students and staff raised money for Sport Relief by dressing in their sports kits and donating. Many students also took up the opportunity to run a mile starting before school then during lunch and after school. Students received a credit for each mile ran and their name was put into a raffle with 3 lucky students winning a prize. A total of £262.67 was raised.
The Year 7, 8 and 9 rugby teams have demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm towards school rugby this year and have played to a high standard during training sessions and after school fixtures.
The Year 7 team enjoyed two mini games against Archway School and performed outstandingly in the Year 7 district match at KLB School, winning all of their games and not conceding any tries, therefore winning their league.
The Year 8 team have performed superbly in their two district tournaments at KLB School and Dursley Rugby Club. It has been a pleasure watching the Year 8 team develop as a committed squad of rugby players and their enthusiasm in training and matches has been excellent.
The Year 9 team built on their success from the previous years and numerous new players have joined the squad, which has been encouraging to see. The team has adapted well to playing the full recognised version of the game against some very tough opposition from KLB, Rednock and Sir William Romney.
A great rugby season, well done boys.
Year 7 Rugby
Year 8 Rugby
Congratulations to Oakley James, Year 7, and Lexie Bull, Year 8, who ran at the South West Cross Country Championships in Newton Abbott, South Devon in February. Oakley was placed 47th overall and is ranked 5th in the Gloucestershire County for his age group, and Lexie Bull was placed 21st and ranked 4th in the Gloucestershire County for her age group. Both students have been selected to run for the English national team in March. We wish them the very best of luck
On Saturday 24th March, Oakley James, Year 7, ran at the National Cross Country Championship race in Loughborough. He came 72 out of 169 runners and was pleased with his overall place. He will be entering a lot more races over the coming year as he has joined the The Cotswold Allrunners club where he is working on his technique and hopes to improve his ranking which is currently 5th for the County. Oakley has also recently broken the Maidenhill School record for Year 7, 1500m completing it in just 5 minutes 23 seconds. Lexie Bull has also represented Stroud District Schools in the County Athletics Championships on Saturday in the U14 girls 1500m event. She will now go onto represent Gloucestershire schools in the national athletics competition.
We have had a busy 2 terms at Maidenhill competing in athletic competitions. At the start of term 5, several Year 9 students along with 1 Year 10 student and 1 Year 8 student were entered into the district trials. We had a successful evening resulting in 6 students being selected to represent the district at the County Championships. At the County Championships, Lexie Bull competed in the 1500m Junior Girls and finished first, becoming the County Champion. She then qualified for the National Championships. All very commendable considering she is a year younger than her competitors. In the schools competitions, Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 competed successfully, with several students winning their events. It was a very enthusiastic group of students who competed to the best of their ability. The Prince of Wales Athletics Championships was a tremendous success for Maidenhill with several students obtaining personal bests. Congratulations must go to Lexie Bull who won the 1500m and 200m and to Eva Casey who finished first in Year 8 High Jump. Lil Herbert also won the Year 9 200m. Overall the Year 8 girls were 4th and the Year 9 boys were 4th. We had lots of second and third places - with a little more determination I am sure we can collect even more medals next year!