Week commencing 10 December 2018
"We were really pleased that the U11 Inter House rugby was able to take place on Friday 7 December," said Mr Pidwell. "This was the perfect end of season tournament.
"The four houses took part, with every boy from every house playing in every match. There was some impressive rugby observed, with some great skills and excellent sportsmanship.
"More experienced players were keen to ensure less confident players were completely involved. The example was set by Captain of Rugby, Rory Clarke, who ran around in circles on the try line to give time for another player to catch up, be passed to and experience scoring a try for his house.
"It was gratifying to see every boy with the skills and experience to play safely and well. Well done to all the boys and especially well done, to worthy winners, Scott. The results of the individual matches are as below.
|Blake||Gilbert||25 - 5|
|Grenville||Scott||10 - 30|
|Blake||Scott||5 - 25|
|Gilbert||Grenville||20 - 30|
|Scott||Gilbert||35 - 0|
"The Lower and Upper Two took to the astro on a windy Friday afternoon," said Miss Wright.
"There was much excitement for the round robin competition and the houses quickly voted for captains and goal keepers and off they went on their warm up.
"Each game was 10 minutes one way and every player during the afternoon represented their house. There was some excellent hockey being played over the afternoon and as Head of Girls' Games, it was such a delight to see how much the girls have improved over the last term.
"The standard was really high for Lower and Upper Two competition and a total of 8 goals was scored throughout the tournament.
"It was a tight competition but in the end the fight and determination of Grenville shone through clinching them the 2018 House Hockey winners!"
|Blake||Gilbert ||1 - 2|
|Blake||Grenville||1 - 2|
|Blake||Scott||0 - 0|
|Scott||Grenville||0 - 0|
|Scott||Gilbert||0 - 1|
|Grenville||Gilbert||1 - 0|
"It was a cold afternoon for House hockey but all of the Form One and Upper One pupils entered into the team spirit accordingly," said Miss Wright.
"All girls from the two age groups represented their house with the Form Ones really stepping up to the challenge; playing against and with the Upper Ones.
"A total of 9 goals were scored throughout the competition, which kept the games really exciting. In the end, Grenville’s determination was too much of a force to be reckoned with for the other houses, seeing them winning the Form One and Upper One competition.
"Well done to all the girls for a great afternoon of hockey and sportsmanship displayed.
"The overall winner will be announced in the final assembly."
|Grenville||Gilbert||3 - 1|
|Grenvile||Blake||2 - 0|
|Grenville||Scott||3 - 0|
|Scott||Blake||0 - 0|
|Scott||Gilbert||1 - 0|
|Blake ||Gilbert||0 - 0|
Wednesday 12 December
U11 v St Peter's Prep School - lost 3 - 5
Grace Golsworthy - won 11 - 5, 11 - 7
Yasmin Brown - won 11 - 4, 3 - 11, 11 - 3
Rory Clarke - won 11 - 9, 11 - 7
Josh Paget - lost 11 - 10, 3 - 11, 10 - 11
Tom O’Connor - lost 4 -11, 3 - 11
William Maynard - lost 7 - 11, 3 - 11
Felix Flexman - lost 7 - 11, 10 - 11
Gus Lovell - lost 10 - 11, 11 - 5, 4 - 11
On Wednesday Exeter School invited over St Peter's for an U11 boys' and girls' squash match.
"It was an exciting evening with 8 matches being played," said Miss Wright.
"Every pupil played the best of three games up to 11 points. It was really encouraging to see 8 pupils form the junior school being selected to play due to their extensive commitment shown at Squash Club on Thursdays after school with Mr Aplin.
"A special mention must go to Grace Golsworthy who is in U11 and played a pupil from St Peter's who is in Third Form. Grace’s agility and tactical play saw her win the match.
"In addition, Gus Lovell was an excellent official for many games throughout the evening.
"Well done to all pupils who competed in the match, it was particularly impressive considering that that was the first match for a number of the Exeter School pupils."