On Tuesday 9th October 2018, a group of people went to a tag rugby event at Billingham rugby ground. We were all ready to show the public what we were made of.
Our first game was against St Joseph’s (Billingham) they were a very good team and we found ourselves with a game lost. Our next two games were both losses. In our group, we came 4th place.
We then played a mini tournament with the other 4th place teams and we came out with a loss and a draw. Even though we lost, we all had a fun time. Thank you to Mr Reid for taking us and helping us while we were down.
On Monday 8th October a number of pupils from St Patrick’s school went to Preston Park to compete in a cross country event. The race, which was for children between years 4-6, was two miles long.
Overall, we did very well. Out of the twelve children that competed, four managed to progress to the next round which is at Stewart’s Park.
Well done to all those who competed.
By Jessica and Jennifer
Tag Rugby Competition
On Monday 17th September some of the year 6 children went out to Northshore Academy were they competed in a tag rugby tournament against eight schools.
There were three group matches and if you finished first or second you progressed to a semi-final. We won our first and second game very narrowly. In one of the games we scored the winning try in the last moment of the game which meant that we won 3-2. This was a huge challenge, but with a great team we overcame this and came first in our group meaning we had qualified for the semi-finals.
In the semi-final we played against Frederick Nattrass. It was another close game which came down to whoever scored the next try progressed to the final. They dashed though our line of defence and scored the winning try which meant we lost. We then played in a third and fourth place playoff against Crooksbarn, who were our first opponent in the group stage, so we knew what there up and down sides were. We won the game 5-3 and finished 3rd overall. With glowing faces, we shook hands and got on the bus and knew we had qualified for the next round of the competition.
Written by Jessica and Jennifer