Another superb Sheldwich performance at the District Handball tournament. We had two Year 6 teams entered and were split into two groups of 7 teams each. Luckily, we were in different groups and didn't have to play each other. So we had 6 matches each to play and the standard was high. Sheldwich 1 had a fantastic string of matches winning them all and finishing with a 13-1 drumming of Blean's team. This was particularly impressive as the matches were only 5 minutes long!! This resulted with them winning their group and progressing to the final! Sheldwich 2 also played brilliantly winning 4 matches, drawing one and losing just the one match to the group winners. There were goals flying in all over the place - but particular note to Adam, Daisy, James and Jack who all scored hatricks throughout the tournament. Therefore, they finished runners up in their group and played in the bronze medal match.
The tension was extremely high with both teams playing their matches at the same time! Sheldwich 2 took an early 3-1 lead against Chartham but unfortunately were pegged back and lost to a last minute goal 4-3. Sheldwich 1 had tough opponents Blean and had a hard fought match narrowly losing 3-2 in the final but proudly winning the silver medals. Both sets of teams should be incredibly proud of their performances - you all played brilliantly. Thank you to the parents who came along to support - it really makes the difference thank you. Mrs Fairs
After yet another successful sporting year, Sheldwich has been awarded the Gold Sports Kitemark Award for a superb fourth consecutive year. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. It analyses the school participation in intra and inter school competitions, the participation and engagement of children in sporting activities, the amount of pupils involved in leadership and links to local sporting clubs.
A team of eighteen (mixed between Year 5/6) went to Canterbury Academy for an Athletics Tournament. There were eleven schools competing, there were seven track races such as the obstacle relay and the 6 lap relay and there was five field events like the chest push and standing long jump. We came third in most of our races but sometimes narrowly missed out. We finished sixth overall. Daisy Howe was highlighted for her determination and awarded a prize.
By Yazmine and Daisy (Sports Leaders)