Our sports offer this year has automatically been enhanced by the acquisition of two qualified and Madrid-experienced teachers of Physical Education (PE). The sports and fitness coverage offered by our PE curriculum has never been better! Outside of school we will continue from last year with our termly house competitions based at the Pradillo Polideportivo. One improvement on last year however, is the fact that this year we also have access to an all weather fútbol-7 surface as well as their «pabellón» (a small indoor gym). This facilitates a wider sport selection when we choose to hold a house competition. Finally, we are making a huge effort to generate a sports competition programme with other British/international schools in Madrid. So far this term we have played quick cricket (Yr 7 at St George’s), futbol sala (Yr 11 boys at ISM), and basketball (Yr 4 at Richmond Park). We will also be hosting a tag rugby workshop and tournament very soon. We are making a determined effort to raise the profile of PE and sport at Holy Mary.
Year 4 had an exciting fixture versus Richmond Park playing basketball this month. In a competitive and very tight competition all our Year 4’s brought their A game!!
Year 5 & 6 Tchoukball house competition
Our super Year 5 & 6’s participated in a Tchoukball house competition on our sports fields at Pradillo. It was a fantastic effort by all however, it was the Year 5 Virtus and Year 6 Audax house who were crowned winners on this occasion.
Year 7 & 8 Cricket and Madrid Games
Year 7 & 8 have been working alongside our wonderful Cricket Specialist who has joined us this month from Madrid Cricket Club. They have been exploring and developing their skills in preparation for the upcoming House Competitions and Madrid Games!
Year 7 students took part in a Cricket House Competition at Pradillo sports centre. The competition was very entertaining with lots of fantastic batting and bowling on show. This time it was Audax who were victorious, followed closely by Magnanimous in second place. Congratulations to the Audax team and also the students pictured who won today’s individual awards.
Year 8 took on, not only cricket but the weather too in their House tournament! Good effort all around and a big congratulations to Magnanimus on their victory. Congratulations to all who participated and a special mention to our individual prize winners.