A great few days of sport this week. On Thursday Leonardo, Edward, Emily, Sebastian, Madeleine, Grayson, Theodore and Erin (the Key Stage 1 team) represented St John’s in a Rapid Cricket tournament at Knole Academy. This entailed each member of the team hitting three balls from cones placed the length and breadth of the hall and then running between wickets whilst the opposition retrieved the balls and cones to replace them on their original spots. The team beat Otford and Sevenoaks CP to reach the final and then triumphed over St Lawrence and Anthony Roper to win the competition. Tactics won the day handsomely for St John’s.
On Saturday Knole again hosted a Key Stage 2 football and netball competition. Dante, Madison, Ethan, Ben, Sebastian and Griff represented the school in the football. With only 10 minutes for each match concentration and an ability to take that one chance are vital. Although they played well at times, losing to Shoreham 1-0, Chevening 2-0 and then drawing with Sevenoaks CP meant we did not make the finals.
However the netball was a different matter and in the six matches in our group we were unbeaten thanks to a great squad of players: Rebecca, Caitlyn, Isabelle, Laura, Amy, Ben, Przemyslaw, and Archie who just gave their all and showed such promising talent and potential. They beat St Thomas’ 2-1, St Katherine’s 4-0, St Lawrence 2-0, Halstead 1-0, drawing 1-1 with Lady Boswells and 0-0 with Amherst. This meant we were in the Plate Final having come second to Amherst in our group, so we played Anthony Roper. We certainly had the better of the match but, as we know, it is about scoring goals and unfortunately although both teams missed many chances Anthony Roper came out on top scoring just once. This meant we came fourth overall.
A great week and how proud we all were seeing St John’s leading the way in all aspects of school sport.