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The sporting action just doesn’t seem to slow down; this week was a bumper week of Cricket, Rounders, Tennis and Athletics.

On Monday the U11A rounders team travelled to Sidmouth to take on St John’s. The girls produced a fantastic second innings performance to win against a St John’s team containing many players who were a couple of years older than the ECS team. Batting player of the match was awarded to Bea W with fielding player of the match being awarded to Emily J.

Tuesday was an extremely exciting day for ECS as 4 students travelled to Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to compete in the National Prep Schools’ Athletics championships. Bea O-Skicked the action off in the 75m hurdles running a strong race in her heat and was unfortunate to miss out on a place in the final. Next up was Bella P-J in the girls U13 1500m who ran a fantastic race in very hot conditions. Bea W ran a good race in the U12 70m Hurdles, an event which requires a high level of skill to keep speed whilst going over the hurdles. In the afternoon Jack P ran a fantastic race to finish 2nd in his 800m heat and 5th overall in a new PB. Finally to round of the sporting action Bella P-J competed in the girl’s high jump and produced a good display of jumping. Overall a fantastic day of athletics, the ECS students who travelled can be extremely proud of their efforts, not only on the day, but to reach the finals in the first place.

Tuesday also saw a group of students travel to Exeter School to take part in a Tennis festival. Students have been taking part in Tennis lessons after school on a Friday and this was a great opportunity for them to practice their skills in a competitive situation. The children were excellent and you could see the progress they have all made in their tennis this term.

And finally, a parent mentioned to me this week that the final section of the newsletter always seems to be a look ahead to my sporting television viewing patterns (I honestly don’t spend all weekend watching TV!), but as to not disappoint this weekend I shall of course be watching England against Sweden! Throw into the mix the other 3 quarter finals, Wimbledon Saturday, the British Grand Prix and the start of the Tour de France and I’m not sure there will be much time for anything else!

Have a great final weekend of the school year.

Mr Kelly

6 July 2018
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