The annual and much anticipated Sports Tour has resumed this year – albeit on home turf, but the children moved onto football and netball training on day two (after an action-packed day at Alton Towers yesterday!)
The children enjoyed coaching in netball at the Armitage Centre where the Manchester Thunder Superleague Netball Team play and football at Manchester City’s impressive training grounds. Currently touring the Etihad Stadium, with matches to be played by both the footballers and netballers this evening!
Yesterday afternoon we hosted a 5-a-side Tournament here at MKPS. The visiting teams were Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern, Berkhamsted, Broughton Manor and Swanbourne. It was fast and furious with some brilliant manoeuvres and everyone played to their best advantage.
Following a thrilling semi-final between MKPS and Akeley Wood which ended in a sudden death finale, once again our very own MKPS U10 team were awarded the trophy!
Well done to all those who took part and thanks to all our visiting teams for joining us for this event.
This afternoon here at MK Prep we hosted our first U11 Netball Tournament. Both our A and B teams played matches against Winchester House, Akeley Wood, Swanbourne and The Manor House. There were some exciting moments and lots of brilliant team effort was put in by all sides. We’re delighted to announce that The Manor House were worthy runners-up to the winning team – our very own MKPS A team!
Thank you to all that took part and well done to all the players, staff and spectators – an excellent afternoon of sport.
Our U11A netball team stormed the group stages at the Winchester House Netball Tournament yesterday and finished as runners up overall! Our U11B team did us proud as well with a gallant effort from everyone. Well done girls! Thank you to Winchester House for hosting a great tournament.
In a festival against Akeley Wood School last week, our Class 2 children made the most of a lovely sunny afternoon playing cricket at Campbell Park. We fielded four teams and as well as the game play, there were some workshops running – for example, Mr Hall, our MKPS Professional Cricket Coach, ran some bowling workshops using hoops to improve and assist the children’s aim.
Five children received a Player of the Match Award – four from MKPS and one from Akeley Wood. All the children were awarded medals and thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine and fresh air.
On Friday 17th May, the MKPS Senior Cricket Squads visited Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The morning consisted of a two hour training session with ECB qualified coaches. This included the use of the nets, working on game based scenarios. A bowling machine was used and the children worked on improving a specific element of their batting. Full match practice then followed, allowing the children to apply their newly learned skills in a pressure situation. The children benefited from all elements of practice and will move into the summer term with a clearer idea of their strengths and areas for improvement.
A tour of Lord’s followed after lunch. This included viewing the media centre, where international journalists sit to report on the day’s play. A tour of the Museum then followed, including a history lesson on the Ashes, given by our expert guide, Lionel.
Seeing such legendary names as Shane Warne, Viv Richards and Alistair Cook emblazoned in the Museum will certainly inspire the children to give 100% effort during games lessons/fixtures this term. The children even managed to watch a small passage of play between Middlesex and Leicestershire in the County Championship. This is regarded as the best level of cricket outside the international arena.
Our MKPS children behaved impeccably as always and thoroughly enjoyed their experiences at the home of cricket.
Thank you to the MCC Academy and the MCC Cricket Club for hosting us.
Congratulations to the U11 Boys Football team, finishing runners up in the East Region of the 7-a-side ISFA competition held at The Perse School, Cambridge. The boys came second in their group and progressed through to the knockout stages. They beat Langley 3-2 in the quarter-finals, defeated St Josephs in the Park 1-0 in the semi-final and then progressed through to the final to play hosts, The Perse.
The boys made an excellent start, scoring first from a corner. After a hard fought game they fell just short losing 3-1. Well done, an excellent achievement!
As part of the Sports leaders’ silver award this year, they had to organise a Junior Inter-House tournament for both the girls and boys. They had to warm up their team, coach their own House and referee their own games. The girls’ tournament involved all Year 4 girls and some from Year 3. After a closely contested round robin tournament, Emerson scooped the first victory and became Junior Netball Inter-House Champions!
Junior Football Inter-House Football involved Years 4 and 3 boys and proved to be a very exciting tournament. As the final approached, Emerson and Ravenstone were head to head with the same amount of points. Emerson powered their way into first position, with Ravenstone coming a very close second.
Emerson – the winning team!
The Sports leaders did a fantastic job, having built a very good rapport with the younger children, who had a thoroughly positive and enjoyable experience from their first Inter-House tournament! Well done to all the teams and to our sports leaders!
Congratulations to the MKPS U10A team for winning the annual MKPS 5-a-side indoor football tournament on Wednesday 27th February 2019. The B team also performed admirably, coming very close to beating other schools’ A teams.