the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
18 March 2016
On Tuesday 15 March, EHS gymnastics teams competed at the Munrow Sports Complex in the Birmingham Schools Gymnastics Competition. The girls performed individually on the floor and vault with their scores combining to give an overall team score.
The morning session saw the U11 gymnasts perform. The EHS team consisting on Charlotte Miller, Jennifer Reidy, Nyah Khera, Lauren Newton and Navneet Phull performed very well against tough opposition seeing them place overall 2nd. A special mention must go to Charlotte Miller who also placed 4th individually on vault.
In the afternoon, the U14 and Over 14 competition took place. The U14 team consisting of Ellie Hewison, Amy Campbell, Freya McGuire, Louisa Maynard, Ishika Sanghera and Rita Muttalib performed to a high standard. The team displayed fantastic floor routines placing them 3rd overall. Within this category Amy Campbell placed individually 4th on vault with Ellie Hewison placing in the gold medal position. On floor, Ellie Hewison continued to display an outstanding performance winning a silver medal individually. These combined floor and vault scores lead Ellie to take overall 2nd place individually.
The Over 14 team consisting of Hannah Miller, Emily Irving, Charlotte Baker, Laura Brown and Ruby Abbas faced tough competition of experienced gymnasts. This did not faze our EHS girls where we took the team gold medal. Individually Hannah Miller took home a silver medal on vault with Emily Irving taking the gold medal. On Floor, EHS had a clean sweep with Laura Brown taking 4th position, Emily Irving taking 3rd, Hannah Miller taking 2nd and Ruby Abbas taking 1st. This is another successful competition for the EHS Gym Squad demonstrating that hard work really does pay off! Congratulations to all.
On Saturday 12 March, EHS Prep runners participated in the Hallfield School Cross Country Competition. The morning consisted of an U9 race and an U11 race. The U9 team consisting of Olamadi, Hannah, Rosie, Siena, Kiri, Chiyevo and Oko completed a 1.42km race. The course consisted of a very muddy section and a steep uphill climb to the finish line but the girls coped with this very well. A special mention must go to Hannah who placed 4th and Olamadi who placed 8th.
The U11 team consisting of Daisy, Jaya, Audrey, Imogen, Jemima and Lucy had to complete two laps of the muddy circuit equating to a distance of 2.55km. The girls had tough competition but performed very well taking an overall team bronze medal. A mention must go to Jaya who placed 6th individually.
A huge well done to all of the girls who competed at the cross country event, and a big thank you to all the parents who came along to support and encourage the girls.
Over the last two weeks during their Year group P.E lessons, Year 7 have enjoyed the preparation and delivery of the annual House Netball Competition. Girls within their
Houses needed to arrange captains, players, managers, secretaries and of course refreshments, which at EHS means cakes! The cakes this year were phenomenal with superb house
cakes from Onella in 7J, lovely banners from St George and beautiful daffodils from St David.
The overall results saw St Francis win in Year 7 with St Andrew a close second and St George third. These wins add points to the House totals at the end of the term: each winning House will receive 50 points.
Both the cakes and standard of play were amazing and all girls enjoyed the event. We look forward to Sports Day in the Summer Term.
Well done to all involved.
Mrs Batchelor and Miss Jacks
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