Physical Education Newsletter
Ski trip, sports day, Brent athletics, end of term awards. A jam packed newsletter!
As we draw to the end of another successful academic year, reflecting on the activities which have gone on in the PE Department remind us of how much has happened. Miss Feeney became Head of Girls PE and we have welcomed Miss Davies into the Department who has already settled in and is ready to hit the ground running in September. With basketball, football, netball, rounders, cricket, frisbee. boxing and athletics, the extra-curricular timetable has been full. The new sports hall has allowed us to host many basketball matches and the standard of basketball has improved as a result.
Some deserving pupils will receive trophies this year to mark their achievement in sports but as these are going to be awarded during the end of years assemblies, we don’t want to give any clues to who these are going to. Congratulations in advance to all those who were chosen and keep up the hard work. Special thanks to Miss Jacques who is our School Sports Coordinator. She has introduced new sporting opportunities to the pupils and provided excellent support to our Young Leaders. Unfortunately for us she is returning to Australia so won’t be back next year, but we wish her lots of success for the future. Keep your eye out in September for additions to the usual after school activities including Bollywood Dancing and Hula-fit!
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Winners at Brent 17 Athletics:
Next Issue: Sports Day results Frisbee update GCSE trip
Year 7 Sports Day
The Year 7’s participated in their first sports day at Preston Manor. Competition was fierce and the support within the year group was fantastic throughout the day as each form battled it out in basketball, football, rounders and cricket before heading to the athletics track 1st R 6th T for the final events. The nail biting races left both pupils 2nd M 7th N and tutors at the edge of their 3rd A 8th E seats, but there could only be one winner. The final results 4th S 9th O for year 7 sports day were:
2009 SKI TRIP TO DACHSTEIN WEST, AUSTRIA
Preston Manor makes the Austrian Newspapers!
For the third successive year, Preston Manor pupils had the opportunity to go on a ski trip during the Easter holidays. 30 skiers and 10 snowboarders set off on long journey into the Alps. With 4 hours of lessons on the slopes every day pupils quickly became proficient on the snow and were taken up to the top of the mountain by their instructors. Some got down much quicker than others and became known as the kamikaze kids on the pistes! With the sunshining strongly throughout the day it was clear that the winter season was drawing to a
close. Undeterred, the snow mad party threw themselves enthusiastically into a range of apres-ski activities, including bushtucker trials, treasure hunts and Austrian Bowling! They were such naturals on the slopes that some of our
pupils caught the eye of the local newspaper and their photograph was printed in the Austrian National newspaper! From left to right the stars of the slope are: Felicia Taylor, Tayla Moore, Rajni Pindoria, Shanice Lewis and Dominic Carr
The literacy Club become Sports Journalists
Football is Fantastic by Julio Pashollari 7P The year 7 five a-side tournament was on the 3rd of July, 2009. The event took place on the field where they set up four little pitches. The year 7 form groups all had a chance for victory. They showed off their skills and every form took part. The reason why we did it is because it was a part of our year 7 Sports Day. Everyone enjoyed the fantastic fun football; showing flare with their talent for football. Well done to everyone who took part. Relentless Rounders by Monet Henry 7S On Friday the 3rd of July 2009 a year 7 sports day took place. All eyes were on the field as the first sport took place: rounders. The game was real. All teams were relentless on getting runs. The whole of year 7 were on the field, either cheering their team mates on or participating. Every team played well, especially 7S and 7P who battled it out in the finals. Overall 7S came first. Amazing Athletics by Shellece Meggie 7P Amazing Athletics took place on 3rd July 2009. It happened on the field at Preston Manor. We were doing sports day because people think its fun and it keeps people fit. On this particular day the athletics was awesome. The whole of year 7 was cheering. Some of the events were 300 metre, 200 metres, 100 metres and relay. Although everyone did really well, 7R were the winners.
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Preston Manor’s own Olympic Athlete!
Michelle Robinson is a well recognised name in athletics. She has broken British triple jump records, made three European and World Championship Finals, and narrowly missed out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Not only that, but Michelle represented Great Britain at the 1998 Olympics in Atlanta and was the first woman to jump over 14 metres! Guess which school she went to? That’s right, Preston Manor! Michelle has been involved in the year 7 Frisbee club and was kind enough to give some lucky pupils an insight into the life of an Olympic Athlete. Michelle explained tha mental strength, determination and selfbelief can help you achieve anything, whether that is good exam results or sporting achievement. Thank you to Michelle for her time and encouragement. She continues to be an inspiration to many pupils here at Preston Manor.
Brent Athletics Stars!
Huge congratulations to the following pupils for their achievements at Brent Athletics this year. Future record breakers?
Emmanuel Akapo 10T – 1st in the 100m (11.30 seconds) Derek Achinonu 8O – 2nd in the 100m (12.80 seconds) Ryan Young 8N – 2nd in the 200m (26.70 seconds) Benjamin Acheampong 8T – 2nd in the 200m Dieter Smith-Sharp 8N – 2nd in the 400m (64.60 seconds) Priscilla Swaby 8R – 1st in the 300m (50 seconds) Musoma Wafai 7M – 3rd in the 300m (55.30 seconds) Glenn Asamoah-Ntim 8P – 2nd in the 800m (2.28.70) Shevaun Adedeji 7N – 2nd in the long jump (3.50m) Jordan Leach 80 – 2nd in the high jump (1.35m) Theo Allen 8R – 2nd in the high jump (1.32m) Jodeci Bourne 10M – 3rd in the high jump (1.32m) Ashleigh Thompson-Brown 8N – 2nd in the discus (12.57m) Rishana Drayton-Lisk 10P – 2nd in the discus (12.86m) Horoko Stockwell 7E – 3rd in the javelin Courtnie Blake 8N – 2nd in the javelin (17.18) Ashleigh Thompson-Brown 9N – 3rd in 200m (32.40 secs)
Well done to our A level PE students who successfully ran a popular ultimate Frisbee club. Over 6 weeks they helped the year 7’s develop their Frisbee skills, using their leadership and enthusiasm to deliver the exciting new project. The training ended with an exciting tournament played despite some torrential rain. Watch this space for more ultimate Frisbee battles next term!
A special mention to the Year 8 boys whose culmination of results made them 3rd in Brent!
Year 7: The football team did particularly
well in the Brent Cup Competition, winning 4 of their games and securing themselves a place in the later stages of the tournament. Special recognition goes to top goal scorer Ahmed Mohammed 7E, Jaoa Delgado 7N for outstanding leadership, and Lup Hin Wong 7M for greatest overall contribution to the team. In cricket, a poor start to the season resulted in 2 straight losses, however a fantastic turn around saw them finish the campaign with 2 consecutive wins, and narrowly miss out on a place in the semi-finals of the Brent Competition. Special praise goes to Gurkeerat Kahai 7E for scoring the most wickets, Nishil Vora 7S for top batsman with 26 runs scored, and Zaneeq Mashkur 7O for demonstrating excellent leadership skills. The basketball team did very well in what was for many their first ever season, and the results did not reflect the valiant efforts and attitude displayed by everyone taking part, in particular, Duvall White in 7T who was recognised for outstanding commitment. Well done Duval!
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The football team again had a highly successful season following on from their Brent Championship glory of the previous season. The lads stormed their group, winning every game in the process, and were drawn against Capital City in the semi-final. We narrowly lost the Brent final to Copland in a tense game, but all round another good season we can look back on. Well done to all the players who represented the school this season! The basketball squad took part at several tournaments at JFS this year. In particular the following pupils were commended for their effort and performances; Dontae Smicle 8M, Tyrone Skinner 8M, Romario Walker 8M and Jamal Jackson 8M.
Year 9: . A mixed season from
the football team saw many good performances and results, the highlight being a 7-1 win over rivals JFS. Unfortunately this strong performance was not maintained and the team also suffered a couple of losses. Recognised for outstanding performance is Efe Walker 9M. In cricket, a great pre-season turnout gave early promise to a successful summer campaign. Unfortunately some poor batting innings meant the team were unable to capitalise on a strong Preston Manor bowling attack. Standout performance of the season goes to Kunal Parmar in 7E.
Sixth Form: Congratulations to Mohammed for being top scorer
for the sixth form football team. Mr Joynes has nominated Ahmed Al Rubie as the player of the year. Congratulations Ahmed!
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Year 7: There was such talent in the
year 7 basketball squad. One match in particular stands out—Such talent in practices this season meant that when Queen’s Park year 8’s challenged Preston Manor to a match, the year 7’s took on the challenge….and won! The score was an impressive 14-8 – well done to Katyayani, Fiona, Kai, Bindia, Sharday, Renae, Shevaun, and Urvashi. The commitment to netball this year was also phenomenal. The girls played in friendly matches and tournaments throughout the year and were never stuck for players. A massive congratulations to Shevaun Adedeji who was awarded the most improved player award. Despite an excellent turnout for rounders practice, the tournament did not go ahead due to the weather. However we are already looking forward to next year, we have the skills to win in year 8!
Year 8: The rounders team
Year 9: The netball team came 3rd in tournament with an impressive record of only one loss in! An amazing result particularly with the fact they have not practiced, and perhaps the potential of winning the tournament in year 10 and 11 will encourage them and others to commit to netball practices more regularly. Congratulations to all those who played, particularly Gina Alexander for most improved player and Jesal Parekh for making a strong return to the team. Year 9 came third in their rounders tournament, just missing out on medals. POM to Kharis Corbin for both batting and fielding flair and Halima Dhami for consistently accurate bowling throughout the tournament. In basketball, such commitment and flair led to two teams in the Brent school tournament who cruised into 1st and 3rd places! Both teams played exceptionally, and even had to play against each other which was friendly but equally competitive. Brilliant fun girls, roll on next year!
came 5th in the Brent tournament playing against some strong opposition. With excellent fielding and batting skills it was the nerves which prevented us from winning essentially. Have faith ladies, there is always next year! Special mention to Shivani Subramaniam 80 for player of the season and Sneha Mervana 8E for exceptional captaincy. Unfortunately the attendance at both basketball and netball was not consistent enough to enter a team in either sports. The PE department are hopeful that previous players will regain their passion and that players that who have perhaps shyed away from afterschool clubs will step up to the mark and give them a go. Go for it girls!
Year 11’s had a tough opposition in the first game of their season. Despite consistent pressure from our girls Queen’s Park won 20-12. The standard of our team was not reflected in the score as we played fast, tough basketball throughout the match. Well done to Jamila, Belinda, Karina, Biba, Hodo, Meghan and Zaknah. The PE Department will miss you all! Unfortunately the year 10 girls did not get involved in the basketball this year. Wasted talent! Rounders on the other hand...despite no minibus, they were determined to attend the rounders tournament. Via bus (and a lot of running!) all 12 players made it to the tournament. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful in being placed this year but a great afternoon was had by all. Superstar players of the tournament go to Ayesha Ahmed and Urvi Bhatt.
Year 10 & 11: