Check out all the latest news from P.E. below!
As promised last month, the Rugby 7s season continued. Our Year 7s finished plate runners-up at Orleans Park, an excellent effort. We hosted the Isleworth & Syon 7s tournament, and it was a great success. Our Year 7 team won the Shield, while our Year 9 ‘A’ team were cup runners-up and our Year 9 ‘B’ side finished as plate runners-up. The Year 9 boys also performed excellently to win the Tiffin 7s (pictured above). You can find out full results here, or check out the department Twitter feed.
On Wednesday 22 March, our Year 8 under-13 cricketers took part in the West Middlesex Round of the county competition. This round was made up of schools from the boroughs of Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond, and the boys were clearborough winners. This meant that they reached the county round taking place a week later. It was a tough series of matches, which actually went to a ‘super over’ because the three teams were two closely tied. We were thrilled that the boys finished as runners-up, meaning that Isleworth & Syon is the second-best school in the county at under-13 level. This was a testament to the hard work put in by Mr Potter and the team.
Following their comfortable victory in the West London finals, a sterner test awaited them in the London Finals, which took place at Crystal Palace on Wednesday 22 March. The format of the matches made the competition extremely difficult, but the boys placed eighth in London overall. Although disappointed not to place higher, the boys are aware that this will be a springboard for both the KS3 and KS4 teams – we can’t wait to see how they get on next year!
The department hosted a KS4 Taster Day on Thursday 9 March, in order to give the Year 9 boys a taste of what GCSE P.E. is like. We were delighted that the event was extremely well-attended, and we hope for a good uptake at KS4 next year. You can read all about the curriculum here.
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award continues, with students continuing to train after school in preparation for their expeditions later in the academic year.
- A huge thank you to all of the students for their commitment to school fixtures this term – there’s always something going on, and the boys haven’t been afraid to get stuck in!