The hockey tournament
Whilst getting out of the car I spotted Finley and Tyler-members of the hockey team-a few meters away so me and Ellie-Mei and I walked towards them, we were we followed only a few minutes later by Mrs Scot, who was in locoparentis of us until the end of the tournament. After meeting up and finding Isabella and Bryony to be coming slightly later, we walked quickly down to the pitch. Once we had designated an area to leave are things and eat lunch later, we started practicing; because, we only had two sticks the four of us had to take turns. As soon as Isabella and Bryony had come the runner of the tournament called to us:
“Come and sit down here everyone and I will run through the running of today’s
tournament, if I were you I would listen carefully,” said he.
Taking his advice, we all listened especially carefully while he was describing the
colour(pink) of the umpires’ tee-shirts.
Are first game went brilliantly with us winning 2-0! Finley scored our first goal and Tyler the second, leaving us on an emotional high. Each game was ten minutes long with six a side, the pitch layout consisted of two defenders at the back then two wingers at the sides following them a mid-fielder who is in the middle and then the person who is up front at the front. OUR next game was even better our teamwork winning us a score of 3-0!!!The next game did not go as well with the other team winning 0-6 but we were not downhearted as they were a tough, competitive and feisty school who would not rest until they won.
After another few games we started the skills challenge. We had to flick the ball over many hurdles then hit it into hoola-hoopes to score points and then finally knock the ball of lots of cones in ten measly seconds!
Having a long break before our next match of about an hour or so, we decided to eat our lunch. As soon as we had finished we practiced on a spare pitch because are next match was part of the play offs, which we desperately wanted to do well in. To practice we played a friendly with Hyde Park which we drew but the score did not matter as it was a friendly and not a competitive game.
The play offs went well and we started as we meant go on winning 2-0. Next match we tried out new positions. Me and Finley in defence, Bryony and Ellie-Mei on wings, Tyler in midfield and Isabella up front. That match was the semi-finals against Compton B and we won by just one goal, we shook hands more thoroughly than ever as it was so close at the end of the match, those positions worked so well that we kept them. We, Keyham Barton, had made it to the final.
We were in place, the whistle blew, the game had started and we gave Horrorbridge our all. I saved one goal then another, but the third was too far away and hit the goal with a clunk, the whistle blew. We came an honourable second with silver medals we had done well!!!
Rowing Report by Mia Merrifield
On Monday the 10th of November Keyham Barton year 6 pupils took place to have a day of rowing as practice for the real competition. The event was lead by Kevin Sellar. We had great fun!!! Kevin is a very good instructor for rowing because he knows what he is talking about and it helped us with learning to get better at rowing. When we did singular rowing I came 2nd place twice and I was only a few rows behind Eva. The second time we did rowing on the day, we were put into groups. All the tall people (me, Isabella, Eva and kind of Grace) were in a whole team together. Whenever we did group rowing, my group came first.
Hockey at MARJONs
MARJONs were holding a hockey tournament on the 9th June. As defending champions we had a lot of pressure on our shoulders but soon our spirits were lifted by the Lord Mayor. It was a great day for the tournament although many people got sun burnt. Teams from all over Devon and Cornwall participated. Our A team topped their group without losing a game, they defeated a tough Pomphlett side in the second round only to get knocked out in the quarter finals by a single goal by St Andrews while our B team were knocked out in the second round. Everyone was aching after 6 long hours, we didn't win but we had bags of laughter and fun. (JF)
Tag Rugby Tournament
Plymouth Albion were holding a Tag Rugby Tournament and our school made it into the semi-finals. Unfortunately Old Priory knocked us out of the competition. We had already won five matches but lost three. It was a very fun experience and we all worked well as a team. Olivia, Jeffrey, Katherine, Alfie, Jamie, Taylor, Harrison and Liam were on the team. It was a tiring day but I would definitely do it again. (KC)
Tennis at Plymouth life centre
The life centre tournament was very fun we all liked it there it was very well organised it was sponge ball and are teem of keyham made it into the semifinals but then lost and came 2nd. We got silver medals and will go to the Devon summer games in Exeter. (AH)