Lee Valley VeloPark

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Lee Valley VeloPark
Year 11 GCSE PE students took to the track at the Olympic VeloPark.
On Tuesday 21st October 5 year 11 girls attended the Lee Valley schools cycling festival at the Olympic VeloPark as part of their Physical Education GCSE. They participated in 4 cycling disciplines including mountain biking, BMX, road cycling and indoor cycling in the VeloPark. This was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to experience first-hand Olympic facilities alone with first class coaching. We all found it awe-inspiring to be in such fantastic facilities that we had all watched on the television when the Olympics were televised. An experience that we will always remember.

Weekly fixtures results

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Football
On Thursday the 25th of September passmores girls year 8 and 9 football team played Notley school in a football match.
For the first half of the match the year 8s played. They played well but didn’t manage to get any goals but had one or two chances. Unfortunately they lost 3-0.

For the second half, the year 9s played. They played really well and had a lot of possession of the ball and had a couple of chances to score.

Both teams played really well but unfortunately we lost 5-0 but a great try for our first match.

By Abbie Culverhouse
Match Report 25/09

Year 10’s Football Match vs Saffron Walden

2-2 (Saffron Walden win 4-3 on Penalties)

In a changed venue from our usual home ground, the Year 10’s got to play at Harlow Town Football Club in a cup match.

As Max Fletcher made his debut for the team as captain, he would have been pleased with the way we started. As Passmores seemed to be in control, our goalkeeper Alfie McVeigh was injured in a tackle and had to be replaced by Jay Lowles. Unfortunately, just before half time they managed to score from a corner.

Within the first minute of the second half Baillie Fleming had equalised. But before we had another chance, county high managed to score. We had 10 minutes to get a goal otherwise we were out. We had a few chances but it weren’t until we had 2 minutes to go.
We went into extra time but nothing much happened so we had to go into penalties.
It was a hard match and a good efforts from the boys but unfortunately we ended the match with disappointment.

Written by Ben Chadburn

Netball
(All years played against St.Mark’s)
Year 7 – it was the girls first years playing for Passmores School in the netball season. Due to last week game with the girls playing strong, they carried in through and won their game scoring 13-4. Well done to all the girls who played.
Year 8 – This was the girls second year playing for Passmores and it was their second game of the netball season. The girls had a tough game and played their hearts out but unfortunately, they lost their game scoring 22-15. Well done to all the girls who participated in this game.
Year 9 – The year 9 Passmores netball team are very strong bunch of girls, playing their hardest to take a win. Fortunately enough, the girls managed to pull a fantastic win against St. Marks, winning 26-11. Congratulations girls.
Seniors (Years 10’s&11’s) – This was the girls second game of the netball season. With playing stewards last week and unfortunately losing, the girls was up and ready for this one to be a win. Fantastically the girls managed it and pull a closes win, winning 13 -11. Well done to all the senior team.
Seniors cup game.
Passmores Academy started with a thoughtful manner with some good change of direction and dodging. In the first quarter against Sydney Russell we were losing by 5-3, we had our strongest team out consisting of: Tatum, Lauren, Maddie, Amy, Vicky, Laura, Jeya, Aimee, Becky and Beth. However, the two teams came out fighting and a far more exciting quarter brought the score to 21-12 to Sydney Russell. Resulting, on Passmores to be knocked out the Cup, but it was a great play from all the girls.

Matches again Mark Hall.
Year 8 – From last week’s downfall from losing to St. Marks, Passmores year 8 team was raring to get out and play for a win. The girls played strong, strong enough to pull a great win, scoring 28-2 to passmores. Great performance to the girls.

Boys football

St Michaels 10’s 2 v 1 Passmores 10’s

Another cup game loomed on the Year 10’s as we played in the National schools cup and made the long journey to Watford.

The game started and both teams looked up for it and as both teams exchanged chances. However it werent until Adam Harman picked up the ball and hit a bullet shot and put it past the goalkeeper to give Passmores the advantage. It was still a nervy game and we exchanged half chances however, a lucky deflection fell for their striker and he buried home.

At half time we felt a bit deflated as we felt we deserved to be in the lead but the second half came and both teams had chances in a competitive game in the midfield. As extra time loomed their midfielder picked up the ball and shot giving them the lead via a deflection. For the last few minutes we kept trying to get on level times but unfortunately we were knocked out of another cup competition.

Boys rugby

On Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Passmores year 8 rugby team successfully triumphed in a thrilling game that finished 34-10 against Burnt Mill. The game started very well from our perspective as we went 10-0 up, however, just before the half time interval, Burnt Mill pulled one back, making the score 10-5 to Passmores. After a team talk with Mr Elston, we scored early on in the second period, extending the lead and taking the pressure off of ourselves. After 3 more tries and 2 conversions we had the game sewn up as the score was 34-5 but right at the death, Burnt Mill snatched a late try to ensure the game ended 34-10. After the game, Mr Elston said ” I thought you all played well and deserved to win the game. You worked well as a team and played some excellent rugby. I think we were unlucky not to have scored more but we won the game and that is what matters!”
The scorers were Alex Perry (1 try and 2 conversions) Baris Vatansever (2 tries) and Connor Clark (3 tries); the latter of the list was named Man Of The Match by Mr Elston.
The squad: Connor Clark, Alex Perry, Cameron Howard, Charlie Hawkes, Baris Vatansever, Reece Galvin, Toby House, Jay Evans, Harry Dee, Robbie Harman, Alfie Bull, Alfie Oheme, Louis Jennings and Charlie Livett.
Thank you to Mr Tansey for being the stand in coach whilst Mr Elston was refereeing the game

Written by Charlie Hawkes D1 AGR

Sky sports visit – JJ Jegede

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On September 18th 2014 JJ Jegede visited the sky sports team. It was a very good experience and JJ is coming back in early 2015 for another visit. JJ told us what he did which is long jump and how his desire for the sport finally got him the opportunity to be involved in team GB and sky sports. We asked him questions about how tough it was and what challenges like injuries he had faced along the way. And then finally we watched a video of how JJ jumped over 3 minis! It was very inspirational and made us all think how far we can go in sports! I can’t wait until he comes back in 2015!

Interveiw with Miss Banks

On Wednesday 10th September 2014, Amy and Tatum interviewed Miss Banks, our new P.E teacher at Passmores Academy.

Here is the interview:

How long have you been actively doing P.E?

I have done P.E since Primary School; I have always been involved with after school clubs, even when I went to University.

What sports do you play?

I play lacrosse which I played at university. I used to play netball in school and outer school and within school I played basketball. Also, I competed at trampolining.

Which sport is you favourite and why?

Lacrosse is my favourite sport because it is so diverse and you can play mixed. I play in the women’s team which is contact and the mixed team is no contact.

What level have you reached within your sports?

In netball and lacrosse, I played for the university 1st team and that was in Brighton. Also I captained the women’s team. Trampolining I used to compete at regional and then got into the national team.

How do you feel about sports and P.E in schools?

I think sport in P.E is very important and we as teachers should be there to inspire and get the students to find the sports they enjoy, so when they leave in year 11 they will continue to participate.

Do you think everyone should do P.E and why?

I think everyone should maintain regular physical activity each week. It is important to keep an active lifestyle when you are older and there is always a sport that someone will enjoy.

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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.