Schoolgames sporting updates

On a cold afternoon last Thursday at the sports village, it was the turn of the Y5/6 cross-county teams to represent Oakmeadow in the schoolgames.  Having walked the course, we tried to stay warm before it was everyone’s turn to race.  The Y5 girls were up first, with Dulcie Dowling in particular doing a very credible 19th in her first competitive cross country.  Next, it was the Y5 boys, with Maddox Gray just finishing inside the top 10.  Following this, the Y6 girls were next up on the muddy course in a busy field, with the boys finally finishing the event, with Charlie Lewis finishing in a great 6th place.  We are just waiting to hear, but we believe that both Maddox and Charlie should have done enough to represent Shrewsbury at the schoolgames day in March.  Well done to all children who took part and represented their school admirably.

Y5 boys: Maddox Gray, George Hadley, Jake Wallin, Ethan Barber, George Bellingham, Max partridge

Y5 girls: Ellie Bowen, Libby Keeble, Dulcie Dowling, Milly Schofield-Powell, Lily-Anne Herries

Y6 Boys: Finlay Rogers, Charlie Lewis, Jimmy Richards, Regan Connelly, Lewis Smith-King, Alfie Page

Y6 Girls: Lilly-May Corfield, Tilly Jones, Ella Robinson, Lauren Tomkins, Flo Taylor

This afternoon, 6 children from Y5 and Y6 represented our school in the annual basketball event.  In a frenetic and often feisty competition, we progressed in our game throughout.  Having drawn 1-1 with Belvidere, we then just lost out 2-1 to Meole Brace, before beating Coleham 5-0, with a super Harry Carr triple basket,  It was down to the final game against Longden to see who would finish as runners up behind Meole in second place.  Having led the game throughout with a hat-trick of baskets from Esme Hanna, we unfortunately conceded a last minute basket which tied the game 4-4, meaning we just missed out on making the semi-finals by two points.  A great effort all round from mostly Y5s, so we could go even further next year!

Team: Esme Hanna, Lilly-May Corfield, Harry Carr, Jake Wallin, Maddox Gray, Caiden Sadd

That is it for the schoolgames for this calendar year!  It returns end of January for the sportshall athletics, which is always a great event.  Stay tuned to see how we fare.

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