It was a great start to the day as the children received the news that both our new boys and girls table tennis teams were crowned champions at this years Southend table tennis tournament which was held yesterday. The boys won all their matches 4.0 beating along the way Westborough, Bournemouth Park, West Leigh, Prince Avenue, Heycroft and Bournes Green. Earls Hall placed two teams of girls. Team A were unbeaten, winning all their games 4.0. They played Westborough, Milton Hall, West Leigh, Bournes Green and Bournemouth Park.Team B, who were put together at very short notice, did very well: winning 2 games, drawing 1 and suffering only 1 defeat which was to the A team.
Both the boys and girls teams now go onto the Essex finals on the 25th October at Batts Centre Harlow. Well done children, we are proud of you!
More inspirational sports stories were shared this morning as we were joined in both key stage assemblies by Danny Crouch, the son of our very own Mrs Crouch, who at fourteen years old competes for Great Britain in gymnastics. Danny shared with the children how he has to work hard to train in order to beat his own personal bests time after time. He told the children about the importance of persevering whilst enjoying what you choose to do. Danny described how he started gymnastics at just two years old and slowly progressed to become the British and English champion in his field for three years running. He shared videos of him competing for his country and even demonstrated walking on his hands! Thanks Danny for sharing your inspirational journey with us!
Later in the day, the children in 6M took part in another Bikeability lesson where many took to the roads to take part in a test. Meanwhile, whilst the children in Year One enjoyed playing in their front gardens, Mr B was joined by a group of children from Kites who had earned lots of tallies for excellent behaviour in order to take Mabel for a walk around the local area. The children helped train Mabel to sit and walk without jumping up by giving her plenty of praise for good behaviour and proved to be excellent role models for our puppy. Well done children!
At the end of the afternoon, whilst the children in Elm created their own slide shows demonstrating the effects of plastic pollution, more children visited the school goats.