Hockey Festival Success!

On Thursday 23rd February 2017, two teams of 14 year 6 children competed in the North Oxfordshire School Sport hockey festival at Blessed George Napier School, Banbury.

Hockey match

Mujtaba wrote the following match report:

On an incredibly blustery day, you could feel the tense atmosphere going through every pitch as 9 local schools (16 teams) competed in the Hockey Tournament at Blessed George Napier. There was a lot of adrenaline going through all players.
Dashwood had two teams. Both Dashwood teams played their socks off (the wind also blowing their socks off!) as they successfully made it into the top three and the winner's pool.

Hockey Team

Hockey Festival

Dashwood A drew with Harriers in joint first place overall with 11 points, whilst Dashwood B came third with 8 points.

Here is what my friends thought of their experience:

Haroon: I loved being at the tournament - it was great being outside on real size astro-turf pitches

Mohsin: I enjoyed being part of a team, passing to my friends and competing against other schools.

Uzair: Competition is good thing because you get to represent your school, show others your skills from all the learning you do in school and you meet others children from local schools.

Callum J: I enjoyed today because I got to play and had the joy of winning. Competing against other schools is great because you meet new people. We have learned lots of new skills in our PE sessions and we got yo use them at the competition.

Ellie: I really enjoyed it because in the end we played Dashwood A vs Dashwood B which was funny but we still gave it our all and competed!

Respect CertificateMohsin was recognised for showing respect to other players and was awarded the School Games Respect certificate.