This month we worked a great deal with local sporting groups.
4IR continued their swimming lessons at Oaklands Community Pool, half of 5SG had a fencing lesson at King Edward’s, whilst 4MR and 5SG worked with students from Solent University during their games lessons. Twenty-eight children attended the Eastleigh Football Club Matchday Experience where they had a coaching session, some food and drink, formed the guard of honour and then watched Eastleigh draw 1-1 with Gateshead in the National League.
The football season reached its climax and both the girls and boys clearly saved their best form for this month! The U11 boys’ team won three of their last league games but could not quite top their group in the West League. They then finished third in the City Indoor 5-a-side finals.
The U11 girls’ team won all six of their league games, to win the Spring Football League, and all of their six games (including one dreaded penalty shoot-out!), to win the Test Park girls’ 6-a-side tournament.
Very well played to all the players, including our ‘B’ team who performed well at this competition.
Fourteen Year 2 children practised and improved their hockey skills at Cantell School.
The strength of the school cross country teams prevailed in the three end of season races. In the Lower School Championship, our girls’ teams of four finished 1st (Francesca, Grace, Harriet and Sophie), 6th, 7th and 11th out of eleven teams, whilst the boys finished 1st (Aedan, Albert, Hal and Blake), 4th, 10th and 18th out of eighteen teams. Special mention to Francesca (1st), Sophie (2nd) Aedan (2nd) and Harriet (3rd) for their respective finishes in the two individual races. In the Upper School races, the boys’ teams of four finished 3rd, 8th, 18th and 20th out of 20 teams, whilst the girls’ teams finished 6th, 10th and 12th out of twelve teams. Special mention to our top finishers, Timmy (7th) and Charlotte (16th), in their respective individual races. The March Hare Relays saw our biggest ever number of runners (forty) converge on The Sports Centre for the final race of the season.
Our boys’ teams finished 2nd (Tyler, Aedan, Simon and Beau), 6th, 9th and 15th out of nineteen teams; the girls’ teams finished 1st (Francesca, Harriet, Sophie and Grace), 7th, 9th and 12th out of twelve teams. Finally, the two mixed teams finished 6th and 10th, respectively, out of fourteen teams. A very well done to ALL the children who have represented Springhill at cross country at some stage this school year.
Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 practised and improved their dance skills on the Dance Mats provided by Solent University. As always, the children loved this activity!
Thirty girls and boys represented the school in the annual Year 3 and 4, as well as Year 5 and 6, tag rugby tournaments. Once they had accustomed themselves to the rules, they played some good rugby and learnt more, the more they played.
Sixteen Year 3 and 4 children attended a Tennis Festival at Cantell School, before representing the school in the City Tournament for the same age group at David Lloyd.
The school achieved a clean sweep, finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th out of ten teams; well played to all the players and, in particular, Hal, Karol, Pippa and Eva (our winning team).
All children in Foundation and Year 1 enjoyed two sessions of tennis coaching with Simon and Josh from Serving Tennis.
Callum, Seb, Hannah and Sophia represented the school in the Otterbourne Tournament at David Lloyd.
As always, there was plenty of sport taking place in and out of school and this will increase as we move into the summer term!
At Springhill, we have we have built a strong working and community link with Team Solent Basketball Club.
Click the link below to view an extract from a recent match programme.