Pupils of Passmores Academy had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached by England head coach Eddie Jones at the home of English rugby Twickenham stadium. The pupils were full of energy and enthusiasm during the coaching session and Eddie was impressed. He said “the energy was awesome and the girls showed the boys how it’s done”. The pupils got shirts, balls and anything else they could signed by Eddie. The pupils were very aware of Eddie’s recent success on the international stage and were clearly inspired by today’s session.
On Wednesday the 19th Montel Douglas come in to visit the Sky Sports students. We had a brilliant day. Once we learnt about Montel’s background, she taught us that there are 6 important factors you need to be a successful athlete which are, mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sports and life knowledge, breaking barriers and planning for success. After that the students did some team building exercises for example, everyone was on a bench and we had to get into height order without falling off. After that we went on to the astro and we started off with lots of drills such as high knees which then led us onto lots of sprinting, hurdle drills and core. For the last session off the day, we come back inside and Montell got us to write our own goals down for the future. Overall everyone really enjoyed the day. Massive thank you to Montell Douglas for coming in and showing us some very god things and teaching us about the sky sports programme.
Wednesday 12th October, Passmores year 7s played netball against Burnt mill. They played a smashing game winning 26-4. The team all played well finding spaces on the court to receive the ball and all working hard for each other and it paid off. The girls were sportive and encouraging to others and were all close as a team. This is only their 3rd game together and already you can see the potential in this team has. Players were : Amy McMahon (c) Sian Kearney, Ruby Dance-Bishop, Gracie Doye, Grace Evans, Jade Maxwel, Tia Stevens, Joyce Luzitu, Lydia House.
Player of the match from Burnt Mill went to Ruby Dance-Bishop. Player of the match from Passmores went to Sian Kearney and Teachers player of the match went to Joyce Luzitu.
On Tueday 18th of October Passmores Academy year 7 netball team, had a match against St Marks, and ended up having a big lead with the final score of the match which was 24-5. Sian Kearney was playing GS (goal shooter), Amy McMahon was playing GA (goal attack), Gracie Doye and Lydia House was playing C (centre), Grace Evans was playing WD (wing defence), Ruby Bishop was playing WA (wing attack), and Tia Stevens and Joyce Litzu was playing GK (goal keeper), and last but not least Jade Maxwell was playing GD (goal defence). We all played an astonishing match and in the netball team they all decided that it was the best match they have played yet. So far we have played 4 matches and have won all of them, we have 4 more matches to play which are cup matches.
Passmores took part in the Sainsbury’s school games table tennis qualifier at Mark Hall yesterday. There was a great turn out with Passmores filling for teams: year 7/8 boys, year 7/8 girls, year 9/10 boys and year 9/10 girls.
The year 7/8 girls team was made up of girls who had not played table tennis competitively before and the drew two games each to Mark Hall. This meant that in order to win, the girls had to play Mark Hall again and this time they won 3 games to 1 to secure a place in the next round.
The year7/8 boys were made up of very talented individuals and they beat Stewards and Mark Hall with all four boys winning all their games!
The year 9/10 girls had tough competition against Stewards and one only 1 of their 4 games but they bounced back to beat Mark Hall 3 games to 1. The girls unfortunately missed out to stewards in going to the next round.
The year 9/10 boys beat Mark Hall convincingly 4 games to 0 but had tougher competition against Stewards. The winner was decided in the last game with Passmores leading 2 games to 1. A win would mean we went through, a loss would mean a tie break between the two Schools. Harrison battled hard to win his 3 games after losing the first which means the boys also join the year 7/8 girls and year7/8 boys to the next round!
Well done to those involved – all showed a true Passmores spirit!!
On Wednesday the 19th our year 9 and 8 netball team competed against St. Nicholas. The year 9’s won 20-10 Paige Gallagher got St. Nicholas player of the match, Kayla Burt got player’s player of the match and Leah blishen got Miss Banks’ player of the match.
Year 8’s lost 18-5 the player of the match was Amy McMahon and Mae Slaney.
Well done girls!!
The wind made the game difficult today but Passmores stepped up to the challenge and started strongly with a 8-4 lead after the first quarter.
Great interceptions and defensive work from Kaylee Samuels and Kiera Chadburn meant that the opposition only scored once in the second quarter. Ravinia Rose and Megan McMahon were scoring well to leave the score at half time 16-5.
Passmores finished strong in the third and fourth quarter with strong feeds into the circle from Jasmine Burt and Megan Williams. Macy Stevens kept up the strong defence as GD and Michealla Rising and Ami Ashby played well as WD.
The final score was 35-8. Excellent play by Passmores who will now go into the second round.
Our year 7 and 8 girls footballers enjoyed a day out in Woodford for the girls football festival. The girls loved the day where they had the opportunity to play other schools in a 5 aside tournament, reaction boards, speed guns, referee course, freestyle footballer and coaching sessions. The girls also got to meet a host of different Tottenham ladies FC players who were present with a few other England players too. A thoroughly enjoyable day all round!