Headmaster’s Blog – 22nd January 2018

Last Week

Our Sports' matches started this week with seven children from Divisions lll-V who qualified from the cluster event, taking part against the best regional swimmers on Wednesday. All swimmers performed well finishing at least 3rd in their race and Edward Gostling won his breaststroke race and is therefore the King's Lynn and West Norfolk champion.

Picture of the Week

It's been a good week for Edward Gostling as following his swimming he has also been awarded picture of the week. As Mrs Hipwell says 'Well done Edward, an excellent example of drawing from observation with wonderful tones. Congratulations!'

U13 Boys' Hockey v Gresham’s, Wednesday 17th January

Our U13 boys played their first match of the season which consisted of three fifteen minute periods.

In a close first period, we found ourselves 1-0 down and the game flowed from end to end with chances for both sides.

The second period ended with the score being 2-1 with Edward Pearson scoring his first goal of the season and Glebe were unlucky to be behind after the opposition keeper made some fine saves.

The final period took its toll on both sides and a combination of fatigue and a lack of organisation resulted in Gresham’s scoring two further goals and the match ended 4-1.

Many positives can be taken from this game but we have much to work on in terms of keeping our shape and working collectively. Man of the match was Matthew Young for some excellent stick skills.

U12 Mixed Hockey v Gresham’s, Friday 19th January

Two days later we hosted Gresham’s, but this time for a mixed match. In 3 closely fought 15 minute periods, both sides produced an excellent game of hockey with play going from end to end and some fabulous individual displays put in.

Alice Kilby was excellent in midfield and Daisy Waddison was a constant threat up front and on the right wing. Jonny Goode, Charlie Prout and Tate Boldero gave resolute performances in defence and Edward Pearson, Matthew Young, Joel Haslam and Theo Dix put a great shift in.

Ethan was nominated man of the match for his string of excellent saves but despite his heroics, Gresham’s won the match 1-0 but it was a very close game indeed. Well done everyone and good luck in your future matches!

U13 Netball v King's Ely, Wednesday 17th January

I won the toss and chose to have first centre pass. We started off well keeping possession of the ball and scoring a goal by Maude. At the end of the first quarter we realised that this match was going to be close. The next quarter was more equal with us not letting them score and us having chances of scoring but not succeeding. The next quarter was better with Ruby scoring two goals and King’s Ely also scored one. In the last quarter we were losing possession a bit and allowed Ely to score a goal. At the end of the game, the score was 3 - 2 to us. It was very good for our first game. My girl of the game was very close but it is Alice for playing in a new position GK and being chosen by the King’s Ely team. Well done everyone!

Elinor Macewan (Captain)

U12 Netball v King's Ely, Wednesday 17th January

I lost the toss and they chose to first centre pass. They used their centre pass to an advantage, but we were so determined that we quickly intercepted it and scored a goal. This determination carried us to score two more goals in the first quarter. Unfortunately, some of our passing was not very accurate so they scored two goals in the same quarter.
As we played toward half time we scored another goal, but our enthusiasm flagged slightly, and the score was 4-2.
After an encouraging team talk from Maude and Miss Patrick we came out for the second half. We knew our errors so managed to get two lovely goals from Olivia with Daisy giving her great support. King’s Ely responded with another goal. At the end of the third quarter we had a great lead of 6-3. The opposition responded strongly and realised our pattern quickly scoring two goals. We responded with another great goal and although Ely came back with another, the final score was a winning 7-6. Sadly there reserves started singing some very annoying Ely chants giving most of us headaches.
My girls of the game are Olivia for scoring all the goals in the match and Thaleia for being an amazing goal keeper. Over all this was an amazing game but in the future I think we should try and restrain from calling Kitsterfish, Bob, Cheesefish, or Daza Wubs when we are passing or would like the ball. Well done girls and thank you Miss P for taking us.
By Elise Barber (Captain)

U10 Netball v King's Ely, Wednesday 17th January

I lost the toss and they chose first centre pass. We started off well but Ely were quite quick. We scored 2 goals in the first quarter, 1 by Annabel and 1 by Mabel. In the next quarter Ely came back stronger but with some quick passing and a strong defence we scored again, 2 by Mabel and 1 by Annabel. In the 3rd quarter we started getting tired but we still scored 3 goals, 2 by Mabel and 1 by Annabel. In the final quarter we changed positions to give Ely an advantage but despite the change we still scored 1 goal by Annabel.

The final Score was 9- 0 to Glebe. Everyone was amazing but my ‘Girl of the Game’ is Annabel for scoring 4 goals and playing really well.

Sydney Hipwell (Captain)

Next Week

Can I remind parents of pupils in Divisions Vll & Vlll that they and their children are welcome to attend a discussion led by Rob Gladstone on 'The Art of Learning' on Tuesday at 6pm ?

I would also invite parents of Division Vlll pupils and their children to remain briefly afterwards for an update on the arrangements for the Leavers' Programme.

I hope it is a good week for us all.

John Crofts



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