Sports Tour to Shropshire 2016

On Friday 11th March 54 students travelled to Shrewsbury to participate in a fantastic weekend of Netball and Football organised by PGL on their Boreatton Park site.Tour2

On the Saturday 22 boys from years 8 and 9 had a variety of outdoor teambuilding activities and top quality football coaching. Then on the Sunday they played in a competitive tournament with all of the schools being placed in mixed teams. As always our boys were keen to impress, listened carefully to instructions and co-operated with everyone in their team.

The 4 netball teams had a 2 day tournament with drop-in outdoor activities. They especially enjoyed the Zip Wire, Archery and Abseiling. The Giant Swing was also hugely popular with them having to work in their teams to hoist each other into the air before being dropped into oblivion. The screams were heard in Wales!

In the netball all 4 teams performed brilliantly, special mention goes to the year 8s and 10s who were playing older teams. The Year 9s and 10s made the semi-finals and collected bronze medals, whilst our best performing team were beaten in the final and received silver. Ama Agbeze (of England and Loughborough Lightening) was on hand to present the medals and give the girls some top defending tips.

The Blandford School would like to say a big thank you to the PE department for all their hard work in organising the tripĀ  and would also like to congratulate the students who behaved brilliantly throughout the whole weekend and were a credit to the school.