Game, set, match
Both the year 7 & 8 and year 9 & 10 tennis squads had their first fixtures this month. These are the first PE fixtures that have taken place in 14 months, and it was so great to be back again competing, even if it was in a storm!
A marathon achievement: Hometown Half
Huge congratulations to Miss Squire, Mrs Helm, and Mr Aldridge for running not one, not two, but 13.1 miles in aid of the mental health charity Mind this weekend, as part of the second ever Hometown Half marathon.
Teachers on the run: support the Hometown Half
Last year Miss Squire was meant to run the Hackney Half Marathon with some friends. When it was cancelled, they decided to create their own socially distanced half marathon for anyone who had been training and wanted to continue their training plans.
Red uniform, black belt: Prep try karate
Since coming back from lockdown the PE dept. have introduced Karate into the curriculum with a special focus on the year 5 and 6 challenge time. Year 5s Lucy and Katy told us more about their first session:
Race against time: virtual cross country results
During the last lockdown, our cross country runners took part in the London schools virtual cross country race, for which athletes completed a set distance run and sent their times in.
2800 squatted, £1133 raised
I want you to stand up, sit down, and stand up again... 2800 times. Sound like a challenge? This is exactly what the PE Department, and some pupils, parents, and staff committed to do in the month of February and have now successfully completed!
Step up to the PE challenge!
In this period of 'online' living, keeping moving is more important than ever. So while the year 10 PE GCSE cohort have been learning about the Cardiac cycle in their theory lessons this week, pupils across the school have been getting their heart rate up!
Netball News Roundup
The annual house netball tournaments for years 7 and 8 took place this week, with Ward and St. Bride respectively emerging victorious. Further up the school, meanwhile, one player has been selected to train with a netball academy.
Year 7 & 8 Sports Challenges
This half term, the PE department have hosted the Year 7 & 8 Challenges. As this year's summer sports day was cancelled, we decided to run an athletics-themed 'sports day' event, with each form taking part in a range of tasks. The events – including group and individual challenges – were focused around power, speed, endurance and co-ordination.