Last week we continued our busy sports schedule by taking 4 teams from Year three to Year six to compete at the Kent School Games Handball Qualifier. We were excited to be using our school mini bus for the second time! After a long drive to Folkestone, we arrived and the children began warming up. It was clear that there was some tough competition from the other schools and that every member of the team would need to work hard if they wanted to earn a place in the final.
We began with both teams winning their first 3 games against the other schools. Team B continued their winning streak and worked very hard to complete the first round undefeated. Unfortunately our other team came up against some very skilled teams and were unable to pull back, leaving them just out of the finals. Our B team competed against a very fast team from Elham. There were goals left, right and centre from both teams and we narrowly missed out on the gold medal by 2 goals! An exciting tournament for our Y3 & 4 children, finishing in 2nd and 5th place. Player of the tournament went to Will in Y4 for truely outstanding goalkeeping.
3 o'clock meant it was time for our Y5 & 6 children to take to the courts. They started very similarly to our Y3 & 4 children, winning their first 3 games. Again, our girls showed excellent effort and determination to take on the boys and show themselves as true team players. Team B won 4 out of 5 games which saw them through to the finals and Team A won 3 out of 5 which left them just missing out.
The final - Dymchurch took on an undefeated Sandgate, it was a very fast game again and our team held their own. With only 7 minutes to show what they could do they really put all their effort in to this final game. Unfortunately, they just missed out on a gold medal by 2 goals, finishing 4-2 to Sandgate.
Well done to all of our players, it was fantastic to take so many children to compete in such a fast-paced sport.