1 April 2018

An Incredible Term for Sport

It has been an incredible term for sport at Sir John Hunt, with a wide mix of classes and after school activities. Students across the year groups have seen much success in a wide variety of disciplines, here are some of this terms many highlights: 

Year 10 trampolining students were coached by Anne Dodds. Anne is part of the regional coaching team and has worked with many of our most successful athletes. She managed to fit us in to her busy coaching and competition schedule and came in to work with the students on all aspects of their trampolining. The students thoroughly enjoyed her coaching.It was great to have such a respected and well known face coaching the students and it really raised their awareness of what is expected at a national level. The group were a credit to the College, Anne said “It was a pleasure to work with such an engaged group of young people, they listened and took feedback on board and were able to show progress in the hour coaching slot”.

Our amazing Year 9 girls footballers have continued to represent the College by showing excellent effort in the local central venue league held at Plymstock. Outstanding performance of the week has to go to Hermione who was cat like in between the sticks making some fabulous saves. Well done girls, it was a pleasure to take you.

The football season is underway in Year 9 Sport Studies as the group of boys embark on a ten week sport education course. Each week the boys, whom have all signed contracts for their respective teams, must train and prepare for their specific fixtures. The boys had to select from a variety of roles including team captain, equipment managers and a variety of coaching jobs. This was done based upon the skills they think they already possess. The aim is not only to win the league and cup but to also demonstrate leadership qualities which they’ll benefit from beyond the class room.

Szilvi in Year 7 has won the gold medal at the county swimming championships. She swam in the 100m freestyle event and beat all of her competition. She also got her personal best in the 100m backstroke race! Well done Szilvi!

On Thursday, the Year 7 girls went to Tor Bridge High for the city wide football tournament. They played Plymstock A team and Stoke Damerel and gave an excellent performance, just not managing to finish well enough to score.

Year 11 PE has now moved away from football nets and moved toward the cricket nets. This week students got the opportunity to try on the pads and helmet in an attempt to not be bowled over. Liam developed his bowling ability and with some hard work could become a decent young cricketer.

During their core PE lesson, Miss Warring’s Year 11 PE group ran a multi skills competition for sixty Year 2 students from our local primary schools. Students from Beechwood, Oakwood, Whitliegh, Widewell and St Georges took part in a circuit of activities including squeeze, football target, human bowling and the tennis obstacle course. The Year 11’s were outstanding and demonstrated incredible leadership qualities, so much so that some of the visiting parents assumed they were all doing teaching degrees! The event took the Year 11s out of their comfort zone and gave them the opportunity to understand what it takes to manage groups of younger students.

Well done everyone, what an incredible term!

Mrs Skelton, Miss Warring and Mr Beynon
CL for PE, ACL for PE, Pastoral Leader Year 9/10 & PE Teacher