Rain can’t dampen our sporting enthusiasm!

The Summer Term has probably been the wettest during my time at Copthill (and I have been here a while!) and so many fixtures were cancelled. This has been a shame as it is the first year that the girls have moved to cricket. That said, they did manage to play a handful of fixtures and were successful in many matches and their skills, technique and knowledge of the game are coming along well.

Similar to the girls, the boys have had lots of fixtures cancelled too. However, in the matches in which they have taken part, they tried hard and battled well against some very strong U11A sides. The U11B teams have been more successful in terms of matches won and the U9’s have been outstanding, not losing a match at A team level.

On a more positive note, as I write, the weather looks set to be very nice for the house cricket competitions!

Gymnastic competitions have been added to the fixture list this term. The children have worked so hard during their gymnastics training sessions and we have seen huge improvements from all of them. They demonstrated fantastic team spirit during MISGA at Stamford Junior School, which is a regional competition, and we saw some of our younger gymnasts medalling after confident performances. Our mixed teams and boys’ teams were also in fine form, receiving some team and individual medals.

In May we took an U11 girls’ team to the National ISA gymnastic finals in Wales. The team performed brilliantly on the day, with three of the girls scoring over 9 for their set floor routine, which is a huge achievement! The competition featured lots of the best young gymnasts in the country and our girls finished in a fantastic fifth place out of 12 teams. Brilliant result girls!

While the weather may have cancelled many of the fixtures, it most certainly didn’t affect the annual Sports Days, when we had two excellent days. They were fiercely and closely-fought encounters as usual, with the Lower School Sports Day won by Casewick and the Upper School by Milton.

We now look forward to a restful, and hopefully hot, summer holiday. The children can recharge their batteries and return refreshed again in September, when the boys will move back to rugby and the girls to hockey.

Have a great summer everyone.

Mr Smith