Hampshire School Games June 2017
Over 2,000 young people...
Over 2,000 young people competed in the Hampshire Games as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games initiative, across a range of sports.
St Mary’s had achieved huge success in Basingstoke school sport this year; therefore we were chosen to enter four teams: Quadkids, Basketball, Netball and Mini Tennis.
We arrived at the Aldershot Military Stadium, to begin the day with a parade for all the sportspersons, before setting off to their various events. The atmosphere was amazing, providing a wonderful experience for all our pupils and enhancing the traditional St Mary’s team spirit.
All teams performed superbly throughout the day, with the Quadkids finishing in 4th place narrowly missing out on the bronze medal. The Basketball had their best ever result attaining a creditable 6th. The Netball Team put up a brave fight against some top quality teams with a mix of wins, draws and losses and the Mini Tennis performed at a high level finishing the day in 5th place, only losing to the eventual overall winners.
We are very proud of all our children who took part, especially the team spirit shown by all our competitors. A huge thank you to all families who provided assistance with transport and supported our teams.
A special mention to Mr Wyatt who contributed a great deal of his time and energy, coming into school to coach our Basketball Team to such a high standard.