U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Team: Valentina Milne, Saskia Norman, Serena Blake, Niamh Healy, Tess Clarke, Grace Murray, Jemima Attwood, Willow Burrows, Issy Skinner

The girls excelled themselves today with determination, great team work and play they really rose to the challenge to prove what they do best……play brilliant netball. Their movement, timing and passing rarely saw them defeated in their attacking play. Likewise they all showed exceptional defending work from the moment possession was lost in order to regain it. Numerous turn overs from Grace at Wing Defence at the centre pass were made; Jemima grew in confidence at the sheer height she could jump to get a touch on the ball with Willow never giving her opponents a moment’s peace, what she might lack in height she certainly never gave up by hassling them!

The girls finished as runners up in their section only losing 1 of their 9 games. In the quarter finals, where they met Guildford High, they played almost their best netball to win convincingly to reach the semi-finals where unfortunately they once again met their nemesis, Milton Keynes, who to date were the only team to beat them. The girls gave their all but on this occasion they were out played by a better team so went on to play off for 3rd and 4th position. Having played nearly three hours of netball they were definitely running on empty losing to Twyford, however this was no mean feat finishing 4th in the country.

The day started with Niamh gallantly trying to fight off a high temperature but in the end she couldn’t continue so Issy ably stepped in to play centre and throughout she grew in confidence showing her true colours. Valentina, Serena and Saskia were strong in attack, once again coming through to heights they didn’t know they were capable of. Saskia showed more aggression in her play than ever before and her movement and timing were ever improving. Serena(10) and Valentina(11) take ones breathe away with their timing, movement and mature play making one pinch oneself that these girls are so young.

An excellent result well done, supporters were all exhausted so goodness knows how tired you girls were.

BR

 

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Rebeca Barden St Edwards

AR

Arabella Beattie Hurst

Sport

Heather Burrows Brighton College

AR

Poppy De Salis Stowe

Music

Oscar Hill Stowe

AR

Toby Hollis Malvern

Drama

Francesca Hsu Malvern

Sport

Alice Kramer Millfield

AR

Tom Law Eton

Music

Charlie Line Millfield

AR

Maria Mikhaylenko King’s Canterbury

Art

Hamish Milne-Skillman Stowe

Academic

Larry Moir Lancing

Cricket

Bella Molinaro Lancing

AR

Cecilia Noble Wellington

Music

Edward Pollard Milton Abbey

Sport

Avery Smith Oundle

Music

Alex Johnston St Peter’s York

Academic

Myles Dismont Robinson Brighton College

Rugby

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Team: Valentina Milne, Saskia Norman, Serena Blake, Niamh Healy, Tess Clarke, Grace Murray, Jemima Attwood, Willow Burrows

The girls played some excellent netball this afternoon to convincingly win their section. They scored a total of 42 goals and only conceded 3 during the first round matches. Although nervous to start with they used this to positive effect quickly taking charge to win their first game 14-0. Throughout the afternoon the girls played a well- structured and tactical game impressing all who watched. Both Valentina and Saskia were on form with their shooting working well for one another in the circle. Willow and Jemima in the defending circle were hardly troubled in the earlier stages of the tournament but both came into their own as it progressed.

The centre court players, Niamh, Grace, Tess and Serena were all outstanding passing swiftly and moving with clear cut precision and well -timed dodges. There was great excitement to reach the final only to meet Dorset House who had in fact given them a bit of a scare in the first round match however they stuck to their game plan and out played the opposition with numerous shots at goal although nerves were more in control as many opportunities were missed, so the defending skills of the entire team certainly came into operation, showing what versatile players this team is made up of! A total of 66 goals were scored and only 7 conceded throughout the afternoon. Well done a fantastic afternoon and result, it was last won by Windlesham 10 years ago.

Results: Winners of section- Ryde 14-0, Towers 12-0, BHHS 9-0, Dorset House 7-3 Quarter-final v Farlington won 8-0, Semi-final v Stroud won 12-3, Final v Dorset House won 4-1

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Scott House has soared into 2014 with triumphs in both the senior and junior Inter House Badminton over the first all-in weekend of the Spring Term.

This year’s competition saw each House put out two teams of mixed pairs, who played in a round-robin. The points earned by both pairings were then added jointly to decide who would be crowned winners for 2014.

The children managed their own matches and the spirit, as well as the way in which everyone co-operated to sort out ‘tight calls’ was great to see. There was some fine badminton played across all Houses, with plenty of oohing, aahing, grunting and whooping to show just how much this game is enjoyed!

SENIOR RESULT

HOUSE

PLACE

SCOTT

1st  

GRENFELL

2nd   =

RALEIGH

2nd   =

DRAKE

4th  

BADER

5th  

HUNT

6th  


Hunt propped up the final placings, Bader took fifth slot and Drake came fourth. Grenfell and Raleigh were joint second, whilst Scott were crowned champions, thanks to both pairings playing so consistently throughout the afternoon’s competition.

JUNIOR RESULT

HOUSE

PLACE

SCOTT

1st  

BADER

2nd  

HUNT

3rd  

GRENFELL

4th  

DRAKE

5th   =

RALEIGH

5th   =


The youngsters in Scott continued as their senior House-mates left off, as they cruised to victory! Bader were second, closely followed by Hunt in third place and Grenfell in fourth. Drake and Raleigh finished joint fifth.

Thank you to all those who came to support and well played Scott!

Chris Fletcher

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Lara and Romilly Middlemiss along with Eleanor, Phillipa and Camilla Beckwith-Smith all took part in the Sussex U11 Girls Chess Championships on Sunday December 8th, playing a total of 5 matches over the course of the day.

Romilly and Camilla, who are both U8s (!) did especially well to hold their own against much older opponents.

At the end of the day, the Windlesham House team came 2nd place, behind St Lawrence Primary (Hurstpierpoint) with Brambletye in 3rd Place.

Rajan Allenby and Rory Middlemiss have also been selected to play for the Sussex U9 chess team.

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

On Thursday 14th November Windlesham had the pleasure of hosting two events in the MFT focused on social responsibility with Steve Chalke MBE, UN Advisor and founder of global charities Oasis and Stop The Traffik. Neil Jones, Headmaster of St Joseph’s In The Park, Chair of the IAPS Education For Social Responsibility Working Group, gave an introduction to the prep talk and the Ones, Twos and Threes had the privilege of hearing Steve Chalke give an inspiring message – ‘Becoming A 21st Century Life-Changing Leader.’ Steve weaved together some powerful stories and encouraged the children to become the best version of themselves. Steve asked a packed audience, ‘Who do you want to be, how are you going to make a difference in the world and how are you going to get there?’

 

At the end of the talk the children asked Steve some excellent questions. Henry Jakob asked if Oasis was playing a part in the relief effort following Hurricane Haiyan and Rosie Beckwith-Smith ended the Q & A posing a wonderfully thought provoking question, ‘If this was the last day of your life, how would you live it?’ To which Steve responded, ‘Exactly as I am. Be yourself and follow your dreams. Don’t try and be someone else. Be the best version of yourself you can possibly be.’ 13 independent schools from across our region attended the talk with some of their gifted and talented pupils. Mr Foster closed the talk in summary by saying that if our young people achieved half of the challenges given by Steve Chalke they would become incredibly special people in the world.

 

In the evening an event was hosted in the MFT in partnership with the Police for community leaders from churches, councils, local charities and businesses across Sussex who are creating partnerships that make a difference. Steve Chalke spoke with Matt Bird, Chair of the 10 Downing St, Community Advisory Group and the Cinnamon Network which has been given £1.2 million from the Cabinet Office for local community micro grants to help those most in need and this is having a huge impact. The event was introduced by Chief Superintendent Martin Walker, Divisional Commander of West Sussex Police and brought together 150 key community leaders from across Sussex whose initiatives are changing lives in local communities. The evening was hugely successful and provided an exciting opportunity to develop valuable community links, greater community engagement and a growing partnership of co-operation with the Police to help tackle social issues and reduce crime in our region.  The event was attended by the High Sheriffs of both East Sussex and West Sussex along with our Chair of Governors, Christina Maude.

“Windlesham House is an outward facing and extraordinarily vibrant model of what a 21st-century school should look like.” Graham Peters DL, High Sheriff of East Sussex 2013-2014.

 

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U11A Netball Team Finish 4th at the National Finals

Senior Inter House Rugby 2013

The senior boys put together an afternoon of great team performances, as all six Houses battled it out to become this year’s rugby champions. In testing wet and blustery conditions, all participants showed real determination and courage, as a number of boys new to the senior ranks, as well as those new to the game, took on more experienced players, as well as potential first team members, in some bruising encounters. With school matches on the horizon, this was an opportunity for the boys to catch the selectors’ eyes which added to the competitive atmosphere.

The format saw two pools of three Houses based on last year’s results, from where there were qualifying matches to determine the eventual winners. The qualifying rounds saw Bader, Hunt, Scott and Raleigh, make it through to the semi-finals, with Drake taking fifth spot following a two point win over Grenfell in a thrilling play-off.

Scott were able to tame Bader as the ‘reds’ took third place in another exciting tussle with both squads giving their all, right to final whistle. The battle for the top spot was a tough affair, as a disciplined Hunt team, kept the mercurial talent of Raleigh under wraps, to close out the match through great ball retention and excellent support play.

This was a fantastic afternoon and all the Houses must be congratulated as it brought to the fore all the qualities associated with great sporting endeavour.

Results:-

1. Hunt
2. Raleigh
3. Scott
4. Bader
5. Drake
6. Grenfell

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Poppy de Salis was part of a privileged group of 25 young string players selected to attend a workshop at the Royal Albert Hall with Nicola Benedetti, the internationally renowned violinist. After an incredible solo recital from Nicola, the children rehearsed with her and then performed the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. They were then treated to a special performance by Nicola with students from the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music of Bartok’s Divertimento for strings. Poppy said “it was an amazing experience to play with such a famous violinist. She had some great tips which will really help me and I also learned that success does not come without hard work. And performing in the Albert Hall was pretty awesome!”

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