Under 11s Football League at St. Peters
The 4th Round of the St. Peters. With a few people away, we had a few new places join both of our teams. Our teams did there best against some strong teams, showing a "never give up attitude". There are 3 more rounds of this competition, which our A team still have a chance of winning the league.
Boccia Qualifiers at St. Luke's.
Could we repeat last years success of being crowed the Devon champions in Boccia? St. Leonards brought 2 teams to the competition, the Yellows and Blues. The Yellows came up against some strong schools, some of which were secondary schools. Winning as many as they lost, the Yellows did themselves proud, missing out on the medals narrowly. The Blues, captained by Victoria, rose to the occasion and performed extremely well, after a wobbly start, going on to win the majority of their matches and ultimately coming in Gold place. Well done girls!
Exeter and Mid Devon Hockey Qualifiers
It was the turn of our hockey squad to compete at St. Lukes in what has traditionally been a strong sport for St. Leonards, having won Gold in the last 2 years. We brought 3 teams to the event. Our A team winning all their games apart from one, which they drew with Willowbrook Primary School. Our B team winning more than they lost did well too. The end results were Gold to St. Leonards A team, with our B team just missing out on the medals in 4th place and our C team coming 7th. Our A team now go through to the Devon finals in Plymouth in Summer 2018. Our C team won the Spirit of the Games Values medals for showing determination, courage, honesty and respect throughout the competition.
Tennis Festival at Exeter University
A group of students from St. Leonards were invited to a tennis festival at Exeter University. The aim of the day was to have fun learning lots of tennis skills through adapted mini tennis games. Our year 4s had recently studied tennis at the beginning of the autumn term. They did games to improve their serving, back hand, forehand and volley shots. As well as some reaction games. Here are some of the action pictures from the day.
Girls Under 12s Futsal Competition
St. Lukes host the annual Under 12 girls football competition. A notoriously difficult competition, as this is open to year 7 teams as well. St. Leonards entered 2 teams into this competition, as is the popularity of girls football club, run by Miss Waller. Our B team got to wear the brand new kit, given to us on behalf of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, for which we are very greatful. Our B team put in a good showing, finishing joint 11th out of 15th teams. Our A team, did extremely well, finishing a record high of 5th in this competition, behind 3 secondary school teams and Wynstream. Our girls football squad will get even better as the year goes on. Watch this space for future successes by our girls football teams.
Tennis Festival at Exeter University
14 children from year 4 were selected to take part in the Tennis festival organised by Exeter University. Our children took part in 8 mini tennis games, which aimed to improve the children's forehand, back hand, reactions, volleys and confidence. The children selected had studied tennis in the previous half term, having been taught by Mr Doku. The children loved being able to put their skills to the test in the impressive tennis centre.
Outdoor Education Festival
A team of year 6 students were invited to take part in the Outdoor Education Festival at Killerton House, organised by St. Lukes Science and Sports Academy. Our team took part in team building games, Den Hunting, Orienteering and Wild Life identification. It was great seeing some of our children that have never been on a PE trip, enjoy their day and show their competitive edge.
Exeter Primary Football League at St. Leonards
St. Leonards have entered two teams into this years Exeter Primary Football League. Our teams will play 2 teams over 5 different Mondays after school for the chance to make the play-offs to be crowned Exeter Primary Football Champions. Our A team started very strongly, winning both of their games quite comfortably. Our B team narrowly lost their first game and lost their second game too. Miss Waller and myself were most impressed with the team for listening to our coaching points at half time and generally playing better in the second half.
Sports Day results - The results are in!!!!!! From year groups combined, in fourth place with 2,513 points were the Sapphire Blues, in 3rd place with 2,692 points were the Ruby Red, in second place with 2,722 points were Golden Yellows and this years Overall winners with 2,796 points are Emerald Green. Well done to everyone who took park and to families for all their support.
The Exeter Swimming Gala
Congratulations to our Swimming team, with thanks to our new unofficial Swimming Director Mrs Crow, we managed to secure our best ever position of 5th at the Swimming Gala. Out team did fantastically well with some great individual performances to get a some Gold medals. Well done team.
A reminder of this years Sports Days:
Foundation - Monday 26th June - 10:11:30am
Year 1 - Monday 26th June - 1:30-3:00pm
Years 2-3 - Tuesday 27th June - 10am-12pm
Years 4-6 - Tuesday 27th June - 1:30-3pm
This year, we would like to create more of a carnival feel, so we are asking each children to wear something in the same colour as their house. For example a t-shirt in Red, Blue, Green or Yellow, hair bands, face paint, hats, sun glasses. Each child should know if they are in Ruby Red, Golden Yellow, Safire Blue and Emerald Green.