On October 9th, a squad of Year 6 pupils attended a Quicksticks hockey tournament at Queen's School. They were very excited. On arrival they began a short training session to get used to the astroturf surface that they would be playing on .
When they started playing their first match, despite trying their hardest, they found it tough, eventually losing 1 - 6 to Newberries School. Notwithstanding this, they were determined to improve! In their second ever match they tried their hardest again, but having taken a 2 - 0 lead against Nascot Wood, they eventually lost 2 - 7.
In the 3rd game, against Chater Junior School, their hard work and determination paid off, as they ran out 11 - 0 victors. The final match of the day against Little Reddings was equally successful as they team put in another great performance to win 11 - 1.
After the final points were tallied we found out that we had finished a very creditable 3rd place, a fantastic achievement given that none of our team had picked up a Quicksticks hockey stick until two weeks ago!
Well done to each and every school representative for displaying our school values so well, in particular their continual striving for excellence throughout the tournament.
A group of eight year 5 pupils competed at Radlett Prep. School in the Hertsmere Sports Partnership cross country event on Tuesday 9th October. After a couple of weeks of training and preparation they were all prepared for a consistently paced approach to their run.
After arriving and warming up, the girls' ran in the first race, confident that their approach would enable them all to finish the race. The course was one and a half laps of the field, which had quite a steep incline up one side of it, something that we hadn't been able to train for on our field! The race began and all four of our competitors stuck to their game plan, not sprinting to the front of the leading pack. As the girls reached the bottom corner of the field the four Clore representatives were overtaking people as they continued on their way. A sprint finish from all of our girls enabled all of them to finish the race well, with Amelia placing 9th, Zoe 22nd, Poppy 23rd and Ruby in the top 45.
The boys' race began at quite a pace, but again our four competitors stuck to their steady game plan to ensure that they ran to the finish. As with the previous race, come the turn at the bottom of the hill some of our boys were making gains, but the incline proved to be quite an obstacle. It is with credit that all of our boys completed the race, with Dexter placing 29th overall.
All of our pupils displayed a commitment to our school values whilst representing us, and all deserve to be very proud of competing in and completing their first cross country race. Well done to Amelia, Ruby, Zoe, Poppy, Dexter, Barney, Luca and Joey.