Curriculum –> PE
All girls hockey teams have been training well this term and the Year 9 team have made the step up to 11-a-side full pitch hockey. They took on Taunton Academy and worked well as a team holding their positions successfully on the bigger pitch. The final score was 0-0 and they all came away with a positive attitude and a better understanding of the full sided game. The Year 7’s have experienced their first Central Venue League Tournament at Bishop Foxes and did really well in their first games representing the school, with a win, a draw and a loss. The Year 8 team had a tough game against Heathfield recently and despite some excellent tackling and team work could not get past the Heathfield defence and lost 2-0. Well done to all girls involved and we look forward to our next set of fixtures after half term, including the Year 10/11 team taking on Castle.
Through their commitment in training the Year 7 Rugby Squad were able to field 2 full teams of 12 in a recent Central Ventue Event at Bishop Fox’s.
The teams played against the other schools in the area and showed bags of enthusiasum and commitment. Both teams should be proud of what they have achieved. For many of the students this was their first experience of playing competivtive rugby. Definitely some boys to watch out for in the future.
In their first match of the academic year, Court Fields School under 16’s came away with an emphatic 52-0 victory over Preston School (Yeovil). Noticeable performances from Finley Pocock with 5 tries and Jai-Leigh Sears who was outstanding in defence.
Left to Right (Back): Ryan Henwood, Jackson Wilkinson, Will Hodgeson, Cristian Satu, Finley Pocock, Rowan Blazeby, James Blackmore, Rohan Poulsom, Harry Roberts, Josh Thorne.
(Front):- Jai-Leigh Sears, Jayden Bowerman-King, Corey Perry-Jones, Freddie Coles, Harry Hanaford (captian) Ethan Osbon, Travis Baker-Way, Jack Payne
On Wednesday 22nd June the Year 9 Girls 5-a-side football team took on local opposition in the “Womens World Cup” hosted by Richard Huish College. The girls played nine games in total against local rivals Heathfield, Bishop Foxes and Kingsmead as well as less familiar opposition from Stanchester, Wessex and Kings College. Their opening game saw them face Kingsmead and Court Fields were quick to open the account and went 1-0 up within a few minutes. Kingsmead then fought back and managed to grab a goal at the end to make it 1-1.
The next match was a 0-0 thriller against a strong side from Kings College which was as good as a win and the girls were looking forward to the rest of the games. A fair mix of wins, draws and losses were to pan out and the girls gave an incredible account of themselves against many older players and were able to give many County players something to think about. Ebony Sellick was solid and fearless between the posts with Anita Seaborne and Molly Pepper being 2 rocks at the back. Grace Casson battled hard in midfield with Amy Rodger and Kelly Poole also winning many crucial battles. Amelia Bowler was an absolute terrier throughout and never gave up on anything. Starr Penfold showed great individual skill beating many top level players 1 on 1. Maddie Davey was a force to be reckoned and constantly denied the opposition their time and space. We look forward to them playing in the fuller version of the game in September.
On Wednesday 8th June the Upper school softball team made the long away trip to West Somerset College. Electing to field first and being kept bust by some good home hitting and a lightning quick outfield they eventually got 3 outs for 6 runs. Court Fields, now batting, found the gaps and went into the 2nd innings leading by 1 run. Some more thought was applied to the fielding with the deeper fielders going really deep. This stemmed the flow of home runs by West Somerset and a double play saw off the top of the 2nd with West Somerset now on 8 runs.
The West Somerset pitchers struggled with form which allowed Court Fields to get runners on plates. Bottom of the 2nd finished with Court Fields now leading by 5 runs. Court Fields looked ever more settled with their experience showing on a variety of tag-outs, force outs and aggressive running between bases. The top of the 5th saw the score at 21- 8 to Court Fields. A late surge by West Somerset, who continued to improve as the game progressed, was not quite enough and saw Court Fields emerge as 21-15 winners with an innings to spare.
Last week Court Fields hosted a Year 3 Athletics Festival for our feeder primary schools. Over 170 children attended for an afternoon of athletics based activities including shot putt, sprinting, hurdles and jumping. Our fantastic Sports Leaders lead the whole festival and worked really well with the children, helping them to improve their techniques and giving them feedback on their achievements. The children worked hard all afternoon on reaching gold, silver or bronze standards in the activities. The primary staff were very complimentary of our sports leaders, commenting on how much the primary children loved working with them. Well done to everyone involved. Our next festival will be a Reception Festival.
Court Fields Rounders teams have played their first fixtures this season. On Wednesday 4th May Court Fields hosted Year 7 & 8 Rounders teams from Bishop Fox’s and on Thursday 5th May hosted Year 9 and 10 teams from Kingsmead. All teams played really well and displayed some excellent fielding skills against some big hitting players. The batting from all Court Fields teams has been improving due to recent practice sessions. All results were very close with Court Fields Year 8, 9 and 10 winning their games. Our next fixtures will be against Heathfield.
Congratulations to the “Court Fields Wahoos” swimming team who were this year’s winners of the Senior School Trophy at the 2016 Taunton Soroptimist Swimathon.
It was a chilly Sunday morning in February when the swimmers made their way to Taunton to take part in the Swimathon. Each team member took it in turns to swim 50m in relay fashion for 53 minutes. The atmosphere was great, everyone swam as hard and as fast as they could, encouraging and cheering each other on to achieve an amazing 80 laps.
The talented swimmers of the winning team were Jack Baker, George Barber, Libby Aldridge, Russell Cheung, Michael Qureshi and Andrew Power. Well done to you all.
This year our U15 girls badminton team came first in division 2 in The Somerset schools Badminton League and the U18 girls team came second in their division. All the players have improved their game during the season in order to achieve these results and both teams played brilliantly during the season and have been a credit to the school.
Renee Hooper, Daisy Gatling, Sianne Chambers and Georgia McGrath
Lottie Radford, Karolina Thomas, Megan Beale and Kathleen Power
Court Fields Sports Leaders have been busy again helping to organise and run events for our feeder Primary Schools. We have held 4 Central Venue League Netball Tournaments with the leaders giving up their time to umpire, time keep and score for all the games. They have had lots of compliments from Primary staff and parents on how good their umpiring and communication has been for all tournaments. Well done.
We held a Year 2 Multi Sport festival for over 200 children on Friday 26th February. The sports leaders work very hard delivering running, jumping and throwing events within the sports hall for over 2 hours. The Primary children thoroughly enjoyed testing their skills and were helped by leaders to gain bronze, silver, gold or platinum levels for many of the activities. Congratulations to all our sports leaders for helping to run another hugely successful Festival. Our next Festival will be held on Wednesday 23rd March at the Princess Royal Sports Centre.
Mrs E Lees
(Court Fields School)