16 Oct High 5 Netball
On Wednesday 5th October, the High 5 netball competition for years 5 and 6 took place at The Albany on a wonderfully bright (if rather blustery) day.
Twenty schools entered the competition. Each team played 4 games in the group stages, with the top 2 teams progressing to the quarter finals. The games were 6 minutes in duration and the teams played on a rotational system, meaning that each child played a different position for each match.
Plenty of skill and fancy footwork was exhibited throughout the games before the quarter finalists were revealed as Parsonage Farm, Oakfields, Newtons, La Salette, Clockhouse, Drapers Pyrgo Priory, Upminster Juniors and Ardleigh Green.
Semi-finals were then played as Parsonage Farm vs Drapers Pyrgo Priory, and Newtons vs Upminster Juniors. Parsonage Farm and Newtons took the wins to progress to the final.
Congratulations to Parsonage Farm who won the final for the 2nd consecutive year.
Full results for all of the games can be found here.
The School Games Values awarded for the High 5 netball competition were for teamwork and respect:
Respect: Harold Wood, Clockhouse & Upminster Juniors treated others politely and with understanding.
Team Work: Elm Park, Squirrels Heath & St Mary’s supported each other and worked together to have fun and achieve their best.
Throughout the competition, the level of communication displayed within all of the teams was fantastic. Lots of calls for passes and encouragement between the players could be heard. Effective communication is a great skill to take forward in life!
Well done to everyone who took part in the competition. Special thanks to the umpires and to all who were involved in making the competition a success.