We’ve had an enormous year in Sport here at the Rosary. Over the course of the last 3 terms our great little school have competed in 14 Camden wide competitions. We’ve played Tag rugby, swam at Swiss cottage in the Gala, trekked the cross country trails of the Hampstead heath, ran the Daily Mile and taken part in 2 Races to Health. We’ve Played in 3 football leagues, 3 Dodgeball tournaments as well as Basketball and Handball competitions. Year 6 Performed at the Camden Dance Festival and we competed in the CSSA Indoor Athletics at Somers Town Sport Centre. We also held our own Sports Day for both Key Stage 1 and 2 in the Summer term.
It’s safe to say it’s been a busy year across the board and that’s not even mentioning all our work in PE Lessons. We thought we’d look back at some of the sporting highlights of the year for 2016/17
During the Spring Term 24 students from KS2 went down to Somers Town Indoor Centre to compete in the Camden Indoor Athletics competition. During the day the team members competed against 22 other schools in a variety of speed, agility and power activities. Emilia and Ella were our representatives for the 2x 50m Agility sprint race. They ran their heat in a scorching pace beating the other 2 teams. We found out later on that their time was the second fastest overall which landed them the silver medal. Not only that, our Rosary team came 6th overall out of 22 schools.
3/4 Tag Rugby Competition:
During the Spring Term our Year 3/4 Tag Rugby team competed in an Inter-school competition against schools from Islington. Our mixed team was very excited and went down to the Heath on a muddy Wednesday afternoon. The entire team played extremely well in the tough conditions only losing 1 game throughout the day. They went through to the finals and were successful winning the final game convincingly against St Lukes. They took home an enormous trophy and medals for the win.
Mixed Relay Swimming Team:
During the first part of the Summer Term 19 students from our school travelled down to Swiss Cottage to compete in the Camden Swimming Gala. Everyone who competed did an amazing job giving their best efforts in each of their Races. The Mixed Freestyle Relay team (Oliver G, Ruby, Lucas, Lyla) qualified first for the final in the last event of the day. They were stacked against the fastest swimmers across Camden and were able to get across the line first to take home medals and a perpetual shield that now lives in our trophy cabinet. Justine, Lucas and Lyla also received medals for finishing in the top 3 of their events. Congratulations to everyone who swam on the day!
Coram Fields Football Tournament:
This term both the Girls and Boys Year 5/6 Football teams played in a day tournament at Coram Fields. Each team played 4 round games to qualify throughout the day.The boys team won 3 games and drew 1 against some tough competitors while our girls team went through undefeated.
The Girls went on to play Gospel Oak in the first semi-final but were very unlucky losing 1-0 to a strong side. They finished 3rd of overall but were very happy with such a great result. The improvement made by the girls to gel together as a cohesive team was undoubtedly their biggest achievement this year.
The boy’s team also played off against Gospel Oak in the first Semi-Final but scored 2 early goals which sent them through to the Grand Final to play Brecknock. Unfortunately, just prior to semi-finals the team suffered some small injuries which left them to play the final below full strength. Brecknock scored once in the Grand Final and were too strong keep the boys scoreless. They took home 2nd place but were extremely satisfied with how far we had come from the beginning of the year.
This term Key Stage 1 and 2 had their sports days. We were blessed with beautiful weather on both days. All students competed in house teams throughout a variety of different events and games. At the end of the day we held the individual sprints and our house relays. This year St. Christopher were crowned the champions of Sports Day. They won a brand new Sports Day Champions Shield and were the first house team to have their named engraved on it.
Its been an extremely busy year in all sports and we have continued to fill our already impressive trophy cabinet with additions . Well done to everyone who has represented our school this year. We have done a brilliant job and we looked forward to next year’s successes.