Children from years 3-6 competed in 3 races in the Maidstone Cross Country series at Mote Park in September. This was the first time, in a long time, that we had entered as a school and I have to say I was incredibly proud of each and every child who entered. Everyone tried their absolute best and we had some fantastic results!
“I found cross country very tiring but it was very good for myself and I am very proud. It was hard and challenging but I had year 6, 4 and 3 to support me” Abigail Jones, 6G
“I found cross country fun because I like running down and cheering. At the end, I liked having the feeling of completing something and seeing where I came” Charlotte Muncaster, 6G
“I went to cross county and I came 46th out of a hundred girls. I was about to cry with happiness!” Gracie Goodman, 5B
“I found cross country really fun but really hard and sweaty!” Seren Dyer, 3M
Girls Football Tournament
The year 5 and 6 Girls football team played in a tournament, competing against 8 other schools. We had 4 games to play in our group and won three of them! This meant we were through to the semi-finals. It was a tense game but it ended with us victorious. A 1-0 win over Madginford saw us into the finals…playing against Roseacre who had been the only team to beat us all day. I have to say, the girls played extraordinarily well. Chance after chance and near misses saw myself and the other adults almost unable to watch! Half time came, there was no score, full time came and there was still no score. Neither side could break down that defence and beat the goalies! So extra time was to be played, 2 minutes each way. We reached the end of extra time and still it was nil-nil. There was only one way this game could be decided…penalties it was. Each team scored two out of the three penalties, taking it to sudden death. Unfortunately we missed our penalty and Roseacre went on to score making us runners up.
Nevertheless, the whole team were amazing and I am truly proud of each and every one of them. They represented St. John’s incredibly and were the first to shake hands and cheer for their opponents at the end. A fantastic day out and a great achievement for the girls… well done Maddie, Neve, Charlotte, Katy, Josie, Isabel, Gracie and Hope!