The final term is upon us but that doesn’t mean there is any let up in the number of sporting activities and fixtures going on around the school.
On Tuesday all year 2 children travelled to St Peter’s to take part in their Athletics festival. It was an afternoon of great excitement where children were able to take part in lots of athletic related activities. ECS children were all split into different groups giving them the chance to meet children from different schools and make new friends! In their groups children rotated around different activities including jumping, bean bag throwing, an obstacle relay with real fireman helmets and enormous welly boots, and a ‘marathon’ which involved 3 laps of a hilly course. There were smiles all round at the match tea picnic at the end of a thoroughly exhausting and enjoyable afternoon.
On Wednesday the U12 cricket team travelled to Sidmouth Cricket Club, arguably one of the prettiest grounds in Devon, to take on St John’s in a game of paired cricket. ECS batted first and there were some useful contributions from Felix Willis, Charlie Sheppard and Fergus Bell. With a par score on the board ECS set about defending the total. Charlie Sheppard had an excellent match behind the stumps and there were good bowling displays from Nat Casey, Felix Willis and Fergus Bell. In the end a close encounter was won by a couple of runs by ECS. The U12A rounders team also travelled to St John’s and played brilliantly to edge out St John’s in a match played in a good atmosphere.
The U11A&B cricket teams also travelled away, making the trip up to Blundell’s. They endured a tough afternoon but a stand out batting performance from Tom Hellewell. The U11A&B rounders team hosted Queen’s at the County ground, the U11As were involved in another very close and exciting game which included some excellent batting. In a game containing almost 40 rounders scored ECS were very unlucky to be edge out by ½ a rounder. The U11B’s were also involved in a close encounter and were unfortunate not to have more to show from there match, Cecily Clark was awarded player of the match.
Finally on Wednesday the U10A rounders team took part in a triangular tournament against Queen’s and Stockland. The U10A rounder’s team played 2 matches in a triangular tournament, both games were close matches which ECS did brilliantly to win through tight fielding and increasingly strong batting. Players of the match were awarded to Fearne Reavill and Maria Njoya in the match against Stockland, and to Xanthe Solley and Poppy McCollum in the second match against Queen’s.
On Thursday the U8 and U9 rounders team hosted Blundell’s at the county the ground. It was a tough afternoon for both teams against well organised and disciplined Blundell’s team. Genevieve was awarded player of the match for her excellent bowling.
The U8 and U9 boys didn’t have a fixture this week so took the opportunity to practice their batting and bowling skills in preparation for fixtures against Blundell’s next week.
Finally there is lots of sport happening over the weekend, this afternoon the U13A cricket team travel to Bramdean, and on Saturday the U11A&B and U9A cricket teams make the short trip to Exeter School. Good luck to all teams involved!
Mr James Kelly