Last week, 15 of our keen netball players embarked on a 3 day tour to York.
With suitcases packed the girls were ready for a fun-filled trip away from home. First stop was Terrington Prep School to play the first match of the tour. The A team proved dominant and came out victorious winning 11-0. Unfortunately, the B team narrowly lost 2-1. Spirits remained high though as the girls knew we would be visiting Helmsley Sweet Shop later on.
Sweets, sweets and more sweets. The girls enjoyed having the choice of a vast selection of traditional sweets. They were praised by the owner for their lovely manners and excellent behaviour whilst visiting there. Well done girls!
Once unpacked, the girls enjoyed an evening full of different games organised by Mrs Bentley. The challenges included all sorts of things like newspapers, keys and even party rings! Suffice to say there was a lot of laughing from both children and teachers.
Day two began with a delicious breakfast, followed by a trip to Thirsk Cinema. We had a private viewing of the new film ‘Coco’.
It was then time for the first tournament of the tour at Ampleforth College. Some competitive games against Bellhaven, Cargilfield and Ampleforth St Martins. Both teams worked really hard and demonstrated some excellent throwing and catching skills.
It was soon the final day of the tour and time to visit Queen Margarets School to take part in their competitive annual Junior tournament. Both A and B team had to adapt to a modified version of indoor netball (due to the unfortunate weather) by only having 5 players on the court – the court being just one third of a normal court! After the group stages, the A team had secured a place in the semi-final – it was a very nerve wracking wait to play for all the girls (and Miss Crawshay!). Meanwhile, the B team played their final match and managed to achieve 13th place out of 16 schools. They all really stepped up their performance, considering the teams they played were mainly A teams, and worked successfully as a team.
After a golden goal semi-final match, the A team got through to the final by winning 2-1. Their competitors were Cargilfield (who they had faced the day before) and so it was game on! It was an end to end match with the score staying at 1-1 for the majority. Unfortunately, in the final minute Cargilfield got the winning goal. St Pius were runners up and we couldn’t be more proud of how they conducted themselves. A super achievement!
A wonderful few days away enjoyed by all!