Summer term is always the busiest term for the sports department. We began with some cricket fixtures against Orchard House. The game was more of a training session after a lot of cancellations in the first half term. The U9s visited Ranby and were dealt a tough lesson in cricket. Our boys did battle on after Ranby had posted a very impressive 336. BH ended on 221. The U9s learnt more on that day than any other fixture after watching a very impressive Ranby team.
Next up were two games away at St Hugh's. The U11s had a great win with every player contributing to the result. The U9s narrowly lost but put many new skills into the game.
Slightly out of season for BH, the U11 mixed hockey team entered the Lincoln Schools Sports Partnership Hockey tournament. 18 teams were present. We were in a pool of 9, against many local primary schools. BH won all 9 games scoring 58 goals and conceding 1 to become Lincoln City Schools champions and qualify for the Lincolnshire School Games. Our champions were Ruby, Anna, Archie, George and Flynn.
The U11s played a fixture vs Lincoln Minster U14. A positive bowling display restricted the hosts to 120. A fine batting display by Archie meant we were close to their total but eventually ran out of balls, ending on 97. In addition, the U11 cricket team had a tournament at Lindum CC hosted by Lincoln Minster. Twelve teams were present, all battling it out for the Harry Pougher Memorial Trophy. We started out the day playing two schools in our pool. Winning both tight games meant we finished 1st and qualified for the Semi Finals. In the Semis, the boys played fantastically to restrict the other team to just 3 runs. BH won the semi comfortably, scoring 30 runs. In the final we met Lincoln Minster. Another fantastic bowling display meant we were in a strong position. The team also batted fantastically to win the game by 35 runs. Well done, to Archie, Anne, Sam, Harry, George, Flynn, Jack, Will and Freddie.
The U11 also visited Westbourne on a beautiful day for a 20/20 match. Westbourne got off to a flying start. Eventually we bowled them out for 133. Archie batted well and really scared the Westbourne bowling attack. Once again we fell short by 15 runs in a tight game. The game gave a chance to some U9s’s to have a taste of hardball cricket. Well done, Freddie and Will.
Sports days took place for all the children. A Wednesday after for yr 1-6 which was well supported by parents and friends. Lots of effort and energy put in by all the participants. The winners will be announced at Speech Day.
EYFS took place the following day. A beautiful atmosphere created by all the smiles and encouragement. The younger children work on events that fit in with this year's scheme of work. We focused on the correct running technique and hand/eye co ordination. Lots of proud parents to be seen and every child left with their own winners medal.
The term finished with the U11 mixed hockey team representing Lincoln City Schools at the Lincolnshire Schools Games in Grantham
on a Sunday. Team BH lost their first game 4-2 against a very strong team from Bourne. Following that we had a 3-3 draw and a 10-0
win meaning we qualified for the Quarter finals. Here we met a team from Alford. This team played a very direct style of hockey. They raced into a 5-0 lead but BH didn’t give up and got the game back to 5-4. Eventually we did lose out 10-7 but the team performed exactly how they had been asked and put into place all the skills they have learnt over the season. Great work Anna, Rachel, Issy, Flynn, George and Archie.
O..... I nearly forgot, we had another fixture!
The staff played the parents at rounders. After narrowly losing the netball this year, the staff were looking for revenge. After the first innings the parents were winning 7.5 - 5.5. After a strong team talk and some self realisation our staff came back to win 14.5 - 12.5. Celebrations were respectful towards the struggling parents team. We look forward to the netball next year and the whispers of some touch rugby too.
The girls have worked hard over this final term, some developing completely new skills and others widening their skills and knowledge. They have had success this term winning games against Westbourne and Orchard and lost very tight games against St Hughs and Ranby. Some stand out performances from Ruby and Anna. Ruby, who has bowled beautifully all year and batted extremely well, earning the team some vital rounders. Anna has fielded brilliantly well and worked hard organising the girls when in the field and has become a real leader in the girls rounders team. She too has produced some outstanding performances while batting and like Ruby has gained valuable rounders. Very well done to all girls involved and sad to see our year 6 girls leave as they will be missed on the sports field. Good luck, girls.