10/04/19

PE Update | Newsletter

Winter School games Basketball

The girls have been training really hard for the Winter School Games Basketball Tournament. The games were very fast paced and competition was high, all of the team played really well and secured 3rd place overall.

Birmingham School games Dance

Congratulations to DLP Dance Company for winning the Birmingham School Games Dance Competition. They came second last year and after a year of hard work, new choreography and fresh team members they secured first place. Well done!

Foundation Swimming Gala

On April 3rd our school organised and ran the Foundation swimming gala at King Edwards Camp Hill. The event was ran very smoothly thanks to our sports leaders who helped and the competition was friendly. We won many of our races and it all came down to the last freestyle medley on points. Unfortunately we were a split second behind camp hill and came second overall. The team were Rebecca Ashton, Hannah Kilminster, Nadya Sterling, Maia Noonan, Georgina Griffin, Rachel Spencer, Sophia Okoosi Dunn and Sadie Cross. A big thank you to Hannah and Rachel from yr13 who have represented the team in all of their 7 years, we will miss you. Good luck in your next endeavours.

Badminton News

On March 16th the badminton team went to the Doug Ellis Centre to represent the Aston partnership and the school in the Birmingham school games. Both teams played so well and should be very proud of their achievements. They came up against tough competition but both teams got through to the final rounds. The KS4 team came second, narrowly missing out on 1st to Camp hill, and the KS3 team came 3rd.

The members of the team were

Lauren Fenwick

Ashpreet Bains

Tanisha Kumar

Faith Blake

Shalee Patel

Priya Johal

Dhairya Ruparelia

Ishpreet Malhotra

Alina Malik

Areeba Ahmed

Vahreena Kaur

Well done, goodbye and good luck to our Year 11 players Ishpreet Malhotra and Alina Malik, you played some stunning Badminton in your 5 years and you will be sorely missed. Amazing doubles game against KECH girls, you went out on a great note!

In March to prepare for the Badminton school games we played with the boys from Handsworth Grammar. We organised a mixed double tournament. Areeba Ahmed and her partner won and Shaile Patel won the spirit of the event award.

Netball

We have had a very successful Netball season this year. Year 7s have come top of their league. Year 8’s have come 3rd but won their tournament. Year 11s, 10s and year 9s have won their tournaments and won their leagues. Year 8 and Year 10 teams will be now representing Aston Schools in the Summer school games in June. Good luck and well done to all.

Year 7 winners of their league (yet to play their tournament)

Year 8 winners of their league

Dance show

Sports leaders News

Last Friday our school welcomed Welford Primary School to take part in a High Intensity Interval Training session, led by our very own Year 11 Sports Leaders. The children brought lots of energy and excitement with them, and were a pleasure to work with, according to the sports leaders who took part in the activity. The workout involved short periods of exercise, with increasing levels of effort required as the children progressed through the session. Despite the hard work, the children did have plenty of fun, and were even awarded certificates for all their efforts. The Sports Leaders themselves were enthusiastic, and keen to teach the younger students a new form of exercise, whether that be through educating them about what High Intensity Interval Training is or encouraging them to push past their limits and try their hardest. We hope to see Welford again in the near future to take part in another fun-filled session and our sports leaders are just as eager to lead these students again.

By Hajrah Hafeez, Haniyah Kousar and Kiran Bangerh