Hockey and netball were thankfully less affected by the weather and this was especially the case with our netball girls making full use of the brand new netball dome. It was a pleasure to watch some netball with the pitter patter of rain above us! It was a strong season for the boys' hockey, who furthered themselves in pretty much every competition going, causing havoc with dates and travel times. But it was all totally worth it, especially the U15 boys, who I had the pleasure of accompanying to Whigift School in the national quarter final last week. As usual they did us proud. This was swiftly followed by a quick trip to Twickers with some of my colleagues to watch England win a grand slam ... oh wait!! I'd love to say it was quiet journey on the way back but with Mr Craggs (singing endless sports anthems), Mr Florey and Mr Stone nattering away, it was quite the opposite!
Sam Cobb, Lara Chapple, Anastasia Woodard and the rest of the cross-country team have probably covered the same distance running this term as I did on that return journey to London! Mr Lewellyn continues to churn out some brilliant young runners and there have been some top results coming in again. I have really enjoyed watching some of the girls' netball this term especially the speed and skill at which they play. I must thank Mrs Pardoe, who is one of the few teachers left who runs a sport as well as her teaching and she does a brilliant job well done Mrs P!! My last thank you is to Mr Mason who has helped run our squash team for a few years now. He has finished his last term in charge of squash before he moves on to Radley College and I cannot thank him enough for his commitment and organisation (and also for getting me back on court after a year off!!).
I will leave it at that and hope you enjoy reading through some of the highlights from this term. Happy holidays and happy skiing for those of you lucky enough to be going!