The year started off quickly with the annual Sports Awards Evening on the 20th September where over a hundred students were awarded for their sporting prowess during the previous year.
It is lovely to see so many students attending lunchtime and after school clubs, with some exceptional numbers at some clubs (Mr Beynon may be requesting an extension to the sports hall soon!) The fitness suite is also always hectic at lunchtimes and after school and Mr Richardson and Mike Rose are kept busy, very early every Friday morning at the well-attended Sports Academy fitness sessions.
To date there have been matches in rugby, football, netball and squash along with competitions in School Games boccia, rugby, table tennis and badminton. We have already had teams qualify for the Level 3 School Games Finals in boccia, rugby and badminton and 5 students will be representing Kennet at the Wiltshire Cross Country Trials in January. We hosted our annual Year 7 netball and rugby tournament on a damp Saturday morning at the end of November and welcomed hundreds of competitors and spectators to the event.
Leadership and volunteering goes from strength to strength with some of our Year 9 girls recently attending a Step Into Sport Leadership Course to enable them to officiate at the forthcoming School Games events. This is coupled with leaders who have been assisting at our DSSN festivals and the large numbers of volunteers who have helped out at our Year 7 tournament.
There is plenty more to look forward to in the New Year with the football leagues starting, gymnastics and trampolining and new age kurling competitions plus new sporting activities to attend, including girls’ rugby coaching with Bath Rugby.