On a very wet April day we took a group of 16 boys and girls to compete in a tennis competition held at Brentwood hard courts. A few of the games had to stop whilst we took cover from the torrential rain, but it didn’t dampen the children’s spirits! Well done to all those who took part.
Cricket season is well and truly underway and we have had a lot of games for lots of different year groups.
On the 3rd May, we took 2 teams of year 5 and 6 girls to a Kwik cricket competition at Shenfield School. One of the teams came 4th, and the other came 1st! Some of these girls hadn’t played cricket before. We will now take a team to the County finals on the 27th June. Well done to everyone and good luck in the next round.
Next on the cricket calendar was a Three Tees competition for our Year 1 and 2s. We had a short walk over to Shenfield Cricket Club on a lovely sunny day. There was plenty of action from our 26 children taking part. Unfortunately none of our teams made it into the finals but they had a fab time trying! Thank you to the parents who came to watch and support.
The boy’s main cricket competition was held at South Weald Cricket Club on 9th June. Our year 6 boys were away on PGL, so we fielded a Year 5 team. The boys won all of their first round matches, which meant we were through to the semi final. The boys won this comfortably and got through to the final against St Thomas’s. An exciting final, but St Mary’s proved too strong for their opposition and won the competition. The boys will now go on to the County finals on 28th June. Well done to everyone!
After beating West Horndon in the last round, St Mary’s year 6 boys were drawn against St Peter’s in the semi final. Playing on the Courages Field, St Mary’s started off the stronger side but missed lots of chances to put themselves ahead. St Peter’s played some lovely football and eventually found themselves 2-0 up. The home side then battled hard and got back into the game. At 1-2, it was end to end with chances from both sides, but St Peter’s scored again to make it 1-3. St Mary’s did get another goal but the final result was 2-3. A good competition and well done to the boys for getting through to the semi final.
We were invited to take some girls to Hutton Football club for a training session with the Essex FA on the 17th May. We sent over 18 girls from various year groups. They had a wonderful time and even got to meet Evie Clarke who plays for Arsenal and England U19s.
We attended a lovely inclusive festival at Shenfield School with a group of 4 pupils. They loved it! They got to play lots of sports and meet some new friends.
A group of 6 girls and 6 boys went up to Woodlands School in Hutton for the annual district triathlon. The event included swimming, a bike race and finishing with a run. The children had a great time and loved the event.
The Year 4 team had a fantastic run of wins throughout this competition. We were very unlucky with the result in the play-offs. We then played on Monday 20th June in the plate play-offs. The game was extremely close but St Mary’s just lost out by one basket. The team have been fantastic in every game. We have a lot of year 3s playing against the year 4 teams so they have done incredibly well. Well done to: Oliver , David , Calum , Harry , Josh , George , Harrison , Matthew , Emily , Beau and James.
The year 5’s also have had a brilliant season. They went through to the play-offs also not having lost a single game. However, it was not to be! They took had a very unlucky result against Long Ridings in the play-offs. Another very close game. They too, then had the chance of another play-off match in the plate competition. This time though they were back to their very best and had a massive win over Long Ridings only giving away a total of 2 baskets to the opposition! They go through to a friendly final in the last game of the season. Good luck boys!
This was the first tournament this term. We took one team to Shenfield School. We played three games, won 2 and lost 1 and ended up as runners-up. Pupil of the tournament was definitely Georgia! Wow, can she hit a rounder’s ball!! Well done team. It was exciting and very enjoyable.