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Yellowave inter-school beach sports competition.
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The sun shone on a beautiful morning at Yellowave beach sports complex as the team arrived to compete in a multi-sports festival to round off the Deans Sports Partnership league for 2018/2019.A team of 14 pupils from Year 6 competed in 6-a-side matches in football, tag rugby and beach volleyball. After a quick warm up, we were straight into the matches and our volleyball practices at school paid off with some convincing wins from both our teams. Throughout the day I can say that every child played to the best of their abilities and most importantly played every point in every game. They showed excellent sportsmanship and enjoyed a fantastic day of sport in the sand and sunshine. When the final scores were tallied we placed third in football, third in tag rugby and third in the beach volleyball out of five teams taking part. One more goal in the football would have pushed us up to second place, which was just one example of how closely fought the competition was. In the overall tournament today across all three sports we placed third, narrowly missing a second place position. It was a great opportunity to have a larger team participate in an event and share the fun and excitement of competing in inter-school competition with lots of children who haven’t always had an opportunity at other events in the year and I was really proud of all their efforts and achievements today. Well done Year 6!
St. Margaret's Sports Day 2019

After so much rain overnight there was some anxious, early morning checking of the athletics track to make sure we could still go ahead today. But thank goodness we did. What a great morning of sporting celebration! A competitive element was added this year, along with some changes to the events themselves to ensure that we had an inclusive, challenging Sports Day for all the children at St. Margaret’s. The children all gave 100% and there was a great atmosphere of sportsmanship and team support. Despite the rising heat, the athletes continued to push themselves right up until the final relay event securing their last few points for their house teams.

At the end of the morning the winners were Sapphire for the Infants and Ruby for the Juniors. Well done St. Margaret’s

Junior Relay

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Withdean Athletics Competition

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After a great deal of training in PE lessons, the team were selected and began preparing to compete at Withdean Sports Complex. The weather hadn’t looked great on the lead up to the event but, on the day, we escaped the rain. Mr Jones, Miss Sinclair and Mrs Yates took 28 pupils to compete in Track and Field events against 22 other schools across Brighton and Hove. The athletes all performed brilliantly and even with a couple of dropped batons in the relay events we secured 3rd place in our group of 8 schools which is a fantastic result when up against some much larger schools in each year group. Special mentions go to Sisi for her gold medal in both the 75 and 600m races, Josh and Leonardo for golds in the 75m sprints, Josh and Morgan for gold and silver in the throwing event and a final gold for Amabel in the long jump. Silver medals were taken by Leonardo and Sienna in the long jump, Morgan in the throwing, Lilijah, Lottie, Sienna and Morgan in the sprints and the Year 6 girls relay squad also took silver in their event. One bronze medal was also bagged by Amabel in a fantastic 600m run. It was an absolute pleasure to organise the team and take them to the event too and I’m really proud of all their achievements. Go St. Margaret’s!

Longhill Tennis Competition

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The sun was shining and the children were all ready for a lovely afternoon of tennis. They all played really well and with  one or two different results we would have been amongst the medals. Unfortunately, despite some convincing wins on each court, particularly from Morgan and Sienna, the overall tables put us in 3rd or 4th position out of five schools on each court.

 

Court one - Zac and Amabel 4th

Court two - Morgan and Sienna 3rd

Court three - Poppy and Albert 3rd

Court four - Lilly and Vaughan 4th

Court five - Zandah and Ceilidh 3rd

 

All our players enjoyed the afternoon and improved a great deal with the experience. They particularly learnt the importance of playing every point, even when the game isn't going their way as every point counts in the world of sport!

Rottingdean Cricket Festival

On Tuesday 21st May, 16 children from Year 4 and 5 were selected to represent the school at the Rottingdean Cricket Festival. The children played matches against other schools in the Deans cluster and had an opportunity to use the Sussex Cricket Roadshow equipment too. The sunny weather made for an excellent day of cricket with the teams playing well and winning many of their matches.  It was great to see so many children progress so much over the course of the day too and their behaviour, sportsmanship and attitude to other teams were a credit to the school.

Year 6 Netball

 

On Tuesday 19th March, a team of St. Margaret's pupils met with other schools in the Deans Sports Partnership to compete in a netball tournament. Our team played fantastically and secured second place for us in the competition. Well done team!

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Mini Mile

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Sixty pupil's from St. Margaret's took part in the mini-mile event at Longhill on Wednesday evening, competing against other schools in the Deans Partnership in a cross country race. The children have all worked really hard training at school and performed brilliantly at the event too. Special mentions go to Brooke and Sisi who both won their races and to Amabel and Evie who came second in theirs. These all helped to propel the girls team to an overall win with St. Margaret's team as a whole coming in third place. Well done to all the children who took part. As of the 14th March we are currently in third place in the Deans Sports Partnership League, only one point behind second place! 
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