Hampshire County School Games
On Thursday 20th June, 3 of our Greenmount teams travelled to the Army Military Sports Complex in Aldershot to represent the IW at the Hampshire Games.We made up a squad of over 200 players from schools across the island. It was a very early start for our players, with a hovercraft and coach journey to arrive in time for the opening ceremony. Following a parade around the athletics track athletes were guided to their individual sports events. Which for us this year were U11 Girls Football, having won the IW U11 cup final. U11 Handball, having won the IW U11 Handball event and U9 Tri Golf, which we were selected to compete in as a Platinum level school for PE and sports.
Our teams had a fantastic day of competitive sports. We didn’t come home with any medals but we did come home having had great fun and having developed as players and as individuals.
In between matches when breaks allowed children tried out activities in the challenge zone. Our children loved the obstacle courses and soft archery as well as the old favourite of dodgeball. They also had the opportunity to make smoothies on the smoothie bike.
Every player received a certificate and a T shirt as a souvenir of the event and I am sure that the day will remain a happy memory for years to come.
Well done to all of our athletes!