Sports

Stowe School Athletics Competition

16th May 2019

We had wonderful conditions for our athletics meet at Stowe School on Monday. Our pupils performed extremely well against 7 other schools. This meet came much earlier than in previous years with this half of term being short and it was many pupils first time doing their event since the previous athletics term and, in some cases, first time at all. Their attitude and approach was excellent leading to many very good individual performances and results across all 3 teams the F3 (Jnr), F4 & F5 (Colts) and F6 (Open), on the track and the in the field. The F3 girls finished 2nd along with the F4 & F5 girls and the F4 & F5 boys team. A terrific day all round.

T1s & T2s - Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club Sessions

16th May 2019

The T1 and T2 pupil had their last session of tennis on Tuesday working on volleys and 'feeling the ball, finding the ball and then finish'. James from Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club was pleased and encouraged to see so many pupils with a good movement skills and strong ability to listen well. The weather has disrupted activities over the last week at school but didn’t stop the KGs this week working out the best position to be in at the start of their races in preparation for sports day towards the end of term. In PE Form 3 boys used the iPads to video themselves performing different running drills and exercises to help them to answer questions on why and how the specific tasks were beneficial to their running and sprinting performances and then delivered their findings to other groups. Games staff were impressed to see so much positive collaboration during discussions to discover the answers and then to present them to others and question their own findings and the other groups. 

 

U9 Girls' Cricket Training Game with St Faith's

3rd May 2019

The Under 9 Girls' Cricket A and B X and C VIII teams got their season off to a flying start with a training session after school on 2 May with girls from St Faith's. This gave all the girls the chance to develop the batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping skills that they have learnt in Games lessons in school and to develop them during a game-like situation. The training session also provided the chance for the girls to gain a deeper understanding of playing cricket, the tactics involved and to demonstrate and incorporate a sense of teamwork. 

Hunts Sailing Club Regatta Summer 2019

24th Apr 2019

Ten St John’s U11 and U13 children took to the water at Hunts Sailing Club in St Ives on 23 April as part of a friendly regatta designed to develop their sailing and racing skills in readiness for the IAPS sailing event in May at Weymouth (https://sport.iaps.uk/sports/sailing). They sailed RS Fevas and Picos and took it in turns to helm and crew. After the training, the young sailors had a race briefing and practised their starts against St Faith’s School pupils. Event organiser, Mrs Nikki Taylor, commented, “It was a great afternoon and everyone did really well and it was a superb way to prepare the children for the IAPS Sailing Finals next month.”

Forms 4 to 6 House Cross Country 2019

1st Apr 2019

Forms 4 to 6 all took part in their annual House cross country on the last Monday of the Lent term and the children were all encouraged to wear their House coloured socks. All the children took part in a warm-up before setting off, girls first and then the boys, around the St John's Playing Fields. There were some great races with the children displaying excellent stamina and perseverance and some very close finishes leading up to the finishing posts. Each House was well-represented and Cosmo B won the Form 5 and 6 boys' and Nella P won the Form 5 and 6 girls'. In the Form 4 cross country the girls' race was won by Ellie N and the boys' race by Will M.

F3 & F4 House Netball Matches 2019

29th Mar 2019

Forms 3 and 4 girls ended the Lent term with their netball House matches on a sunny Spring afternoon. The battles were hard-fought and the games were close with the girls displaying real determination to win for their House and obvious teamwork and communication between players. The eventual winners were Beaufort. Well done to all the girls who took part to make it a competitive but extremely enjoyable end to the netball season.