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Year 4 Mini Tennis 

After a restful half term week, the sporting calendar began instantly in the first week back with three competitions taking place.

The first competition of the week saw 8 Year 4 children take part in a Mini Tennis competition at St. John Fishers School.

Playing in two teams of four (two boys and two girls) the children worked hard to score as many points as possible for their team.

With a high standard of tennis being played, the teams came up against some tough competition and unfortunately finished in 4th and 5th place.

Well done to all the children who competed.


Year 5 Cricket

The second competition of the week, on Tuesday, was held at Knaresborough Cricket Club. Two teams of Year 5 children took on teams from around the Harrogate and Knaresborough area at the School Sports Partnership Cricket competition. 

The two teams played some brilliant cricket against some tough opposition. Team A battled hard to win two games from five and Team B unfortunately failed to win a game but improved excellently throughout the tournament. 

Well done to both teams for their effort on a super hot day. Special well done to Lorcan who was chosen for the Determination School Games Values Award.


Year 5 & 6 Mini Tennis Final

The third and final competition of the week saw the Year 5 & 6 tennis team of David, Dominic, Victoria and Hannah compete in the Harrogate School Sports Partnership Mini Tennis final. The team played singles games against opposition from Pannal, Ashville and Willow Tree. 

In a tough competition the children tried to score as many points as they could to claim victory.

Unfortunately St. Mary's couldn't find a way through the tricky opposition and finished in 4th position, despite some excellent high scoring from all the team.


Year 2 Mixed Football Final

On Monday 13th June our Year 2 Mixed Football team competed in their long awaited football final.

The children competed in Pool A against 5 other schools in the Harrogate Sports Partnership. Their competition got off to an unfortunate start though despite dominating the game they conceded with almost the last kick of the game to lose 1 - 0. Roles were reversed in the second game against Ripley as Louie scored with the final kick of the game to win 1 - 0. However luck again wasn't in St. Mary's favour as they lost 1 - 0 to Richard Taylor. Despite dominating the game again they failed to take their chance and conceded with the only shot Richard Taylor had. The next two games St. Mary's were back to winning ways brushing aside Oatlands and Willow Tree with ease.

With a record of 3 wins and 2 loses St. Mary's ended up in 3rd place in their pool and unfortunately failed to progress to the 3rd place playoff on goals scored.

Well done to all the players for their efforts. Congratulations to Louie who was chosen for the Self Belief School Games Values Award.


Year 4 Quick Sticks Hockey

On Wednesday 15th June two teams of Year 4's took part in their first ever Quick Sticks Hockey competition at Rossett School.

Competing in the same pool against 3 other school teams the children showed great character and desire to win as well as improving their hockey skills as the competition progressed. Team A performed excellently gaining 3 wins and 1 loss in their 4 games to finish 2nd in the pool. Team A showed excellent determination and were unfortunate to only come away with 1 draw and 3 defeats.

With a 2nd place finished Team A took on the 2nd place team from pool 2 in a match for 3rd place overall. The team again showed excellent team spirit and determination all game but were unlucky to lose out 1 - 0.

For a group of players with very limited hockey experienced they all did themselves very proud. Congratulations to Alex and Kate who were also chosen for the Determination and Respect School Games Value Awards.


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