It was an early start on Thursday for the S2 and S3 boys flying to London to begin their cricket tour of SE England. The first stop was Gordon’s School, Woking where Ethan P bowled well taking 3 wickets for 29 runs and Andrew M scored 42 runs. The match was a close win for the hosts by 3 runs. On Friday morning the group arrived at John Fisher School, Croydon where Dev B bowled very well, taking 3 wickets for 20 runs, contributing to an overall win for RGC. On Friday afternoon the boys enjoyed a match against Portsmouth Grammar School with Adi H scoring 65 runs. Despite losing this final match, the boys showed lots of positive play and appreciated the experience. There was a thrilling visit to Thorpe Park on Saturday and the boys played a ‘friendly’ 7 a-side game against each other in Woking Park.
Mr Horne and Mr Sutton reported that the pupils were excellent whilst on tour, well behaved and respectful. They thanked the three host school for the fixtures and hospitality.
Unfortunately the P6 match against St Leonard’s school was cancelled due to the weather on Wednesday.
On Wednesday and Thursday our P6 children took undertook their Bikeability training at Countesswells. The programme teaches pupils practical biking skills and road safety so that they have a better understanding of how to cycle safely on busy roads.
During the week we invited parents from P1 and P2 to the RGC pool during their children’s swimming lessons. This enabled them to see what their children are taught in the pool each week.
Our Nursery children were very excited to start their swimming sessions last week and had a lot of fun splashing about in the water.
Countesswells was delighted to play host to the Hockey Grand Masters 4 Nations Tournament from Friday to Sunday with teams from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The event was split into three age groups: over 60, over 65, and over 70 with former pupil Bernie Morrison (class of ‘72) captain for the Scotland over 65 team. It was fantastic to see international hockey being played at Countesswells and the overall results saw England lift the trophy in all three age categories.