We have played a number of matches over the half term and our Hamstel Football Squad has grown into a football force to be reckoned with!
It has been fantastic to see so many of our boys representing the school, with every member of the squad having had the opportunity to play in competitive matches. We have played games against Bournemouth Park, Temple Sutton and Darlinghurst, with more games due to be played in the spring term.
Our A team played superbly at the Len Forge Centre, competing against the best schools in Southend, only losing one game to the eventual runners up. On Saturday 1st December, our A and B teams competed in the Turner Cup tournament with the A team progressing to the final stage of the tournament, due to be played in the spring term.
We look forward to more matches and tournaments in the near future.
At the end of November, our dodgeball team represented the school in a tournament at Garon Park. The team had been practising regularly in our sports hall at lunchtimes and enjoyed the opportunity to play against other schools.
We are very proud of the way the children supported each other and demonstrated fair play.
Our basketball team played two friendly matches against Friars and Westborough at the beginning of December.
The children enjoyed their first competitive games of basketball and gained good experience ahead of their tournament in January.
On Wednesday 5th December, Hamstel Junior School competed in two tournaments at Garon Park.
Four children from across the year groups were selected to represent the school in the New Age Kurling tournament. Kurling is a form of the original curling game but adapted to be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface. New Age Kurling is a popular lunchtime activity at Hamstel.
Another four children represented the school in the Boccia tournament. Boccia is a target game, originally designed for athletes with high support needs, that is also played during lunchtimes at Hamstel.
Both of our teams showed determination and worked very well together to achieve some fine performances. The children enjoyed the opportunity to test their skills against other schools.
Our two netball teams played their first competitive matches against Thorpe Greenways School this half term. The girls worked well together and put the skills they have been practising into action. Both teams were very well supported by family and friends which really spurred the girls on.
Next term the girls will continue to work hard to develop their skills and ability to work together as a team. The girls have a number of league matches already lined up and will be looking to score plenty of goals!