Yesterday our football team took part in the area football tournament at Wallop Primary School. The team won 5 out of the 6 games with no goals conceded. The children showed incredible commitment, enthusiasm and teamwork and fully deserved to bring the trophy back to Lockerley! Thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and stayed to support the children! Thank you also to Mr Cooke for coaching the children and practising with them at lunchtimes. A huge well done from Mr Dodson to Aaron, Aston, Henry, Ben S, Ben T, Toby, Hugh and George.
Well done to all the children who took part in the netball event on Wednesday this week. They performed brilliantly as a team, winning four consecutive matches and losing just one. Lockerley v Wallop – 4-1 (Toby and Primrose with 2 points each)
Lockerley v Wherwell – 2-0 (Maddie with both points)
Lockerley v West Tytherley – 5-0 (Sophie with 2 and Aston with 3)
Lockerley v Broughton – 5-3 (Primrose with 2 and Aaron with 3).
Broughton beat us 14-1 a month ago. Revenge is indeed a dish best served cold.
Lockerley v Stockbridge 0-1 (our only defeat)
Thank you to the parents who came along to cheer the children on and I loved being there to see the children raise the trophy at the end. Thank you to Mrs Priest, Miss Banks and some other bloke for preparing the children so well.
A team of 6 basketball superstars went to Test Valley after school yesterday to compete in the annual inter-school competition. Fresh from their skills coaching just before half term Toby, Maddie, Aaron, Aston, Ellie and Alexis were hungry for victory.
The team started well with a win over Wallop and with another win in our next match the team started to think they could be in with a chance. After a short break they had 4 back to back matches. They showed some very impressive stealing and dribbling and worked really well as a team to back each other up to get the ball to a shooting position. There was some phenomenal shooting with a point for every time they hit the backboard and many 3 pointers were scored where the ball hit the backboard and went in.
As we eagerly awaited the final scores the team were praised for their all around skills and for scoring an average of over 20 points per match. I think it's safe to say it was a landslide victory for Team Lockerley with a very well deserved trophy and medals all round.
19 children from years 3-6 travelled to Test Valley School on a sunny, if not slightly chilly, Wednesday afternoon. After the children had warmed up with the Sport Leaders the event started with Oscar running in the Year 3 fun run. He ran a very relaxed race smiling his way around the course.
Next followed the competition events with girls and boys from Years 4-6 taking part in consecutive events. Grace, along with Lucy and Flora racing for the year 4s, were the first to compete and did a sterling job. Freddie won Gold for the year 4 boys with George and Sebastien running solid races. We continued on the winning streak with Maddie striding out at the front and bringing in another Gold medal. Then Aaron and Henry ran another Gold, Silver duo exactly as they had done at this event last year!
I was so impressed with the attitude of all of the children that took part in the event. They all ran their hearts out, supported each other and smiled, most of the way round! It was superb to take some new competitors to this event and, for some children, give them the opportunity to represent the school at their first sporting event. You should all be very proud of your achievements for Lockerley Sports Team - well done everyone.