Year 7 Sports Day – Field Events

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Year 7 sports day field events were held on the 10th June 2014. Many activities were involved on the day including: javelin, shot put, long jump, triple jump, discus and high jump.

 

Beth Simmons, who took part in javelin said “I really enjoyed javelin, it’s a great sport and I can’t believe I came third! You had to throw it as far as you can. I am glad I took part to help my team. Go dragon!”

 

Emma Read who took part in long jump said “It was really good and fun even though I fell into the sand! But, I still came second for my house. Come on Unicorn!”

 

Luke Read, who like Beth also took part in javelin, said “Even though I didn’t win I really enjoyed taking part. I am very competitive but still enjoyed it.”

 

It was a great evening and everyone had fun.

 

By Ellie Wollaston.

Year 7 & 8 rounders tournament

On Wednesday 7th May, Passmores year 7&8 girls went to Stewards for a rounder’s tournament.

We girls played 3 games and won 1.We did well considering we had only had 1 practice. First, we played Stewards and lost 8-3, in our next game we played burnt mill and lost 7-4, but in our last game we played St. Marks and won 7-3.We were impressed because our fielding was really good. Miss Silva (our coach) was proud of us all because we had only had 1 training the week before. Next time after a few more sessions we will feel more confident and play better.

By Megan McMahon

What’s happening in year 7 PE?

At the moment year seven girls P.E groups are playing rounders.

Beth Simmons from 7s1 said ” I really enjoy P.E, I think it is a great way to have fun and learn different sports. My favourite topic in PE so far has been gymnastics but I have enjoyed all of them.

Jasmine Devine from 7e1 said “P.E is my favourite subject. I really enjoyed it when we were doing football as it’s my favourite hobby. P.E is a great way to keep active as well as being enjoyable. “

Year 7’s have all so been playing softball.

They both said “Both games are similar as you hit the ball with the bat and have to run. The layout is similar too. But the bat and the ball are slightly different. “

Shannon Bowering from 7h1 said “The teachers are very encouraging and make sports enjoyable.”

It’s great to see so many year 7’s enjoying PE!

By Ellie Wollaston

Year 7 Netball Team vs Mark Hall

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Passmores vs Mark Hall

Year 7 netball

On Tuesday 11th March 2014, Passmores played Mark Hall in a netball match.

The game was very successful as Passmores won 19-1. Everyone in the team was very pleased.

Natasha, the year 7 GK, said:

“The result was very good, we all now look forward to training hard for our next match.”

By Ellie Wollaston

Interview with Miss Connolly

Recently, I had an interview with Miss Connolly to find out about her thoughts on PE.

The questions I asked were:

How long have you been actively doing PE?

I have been doing PE for about 30 years.

What sports do you play?

Last year I played hockey, but now I mostly run and cycle.

Do you think we should do more hours of PE or less within schools?

Definitely more PE, possibly PE every day!

Do you think young people playing video games affects the way they play/perceive sport?

They tend to continue playing games until late at night, which affects their sleep which will make them less energetic. But in other ways, I think it helps children develop skills such as becoming more competitive.

What level did you reach in your sport?

I reached:
Under 16 north of England
Under 14 county team
Under 16 county team
Under 21 county team
Senior county team
British polytechnic teams

By Abbie Culverhouse