2017 UVHS Primary Mini tennis Red Competition

Wednesday May 3 saw our annual Year 3/4 Primary Mini tennis Red Competition for small and large schools within the Ulverston cluster being held at Ulverston Tennis Centre.  We had 7 schools enter this year (Pennington, Pennybridge, Croftlands, Low Furness, SJB, St Mary’s and Church Walk) with the winning large and small school earning a place at the Furness Area Finals at the end of May.  The competition was played across a two group format with 4 pupils from each school with the boys and girls being ranked 1 and 2 playing games against other schools.  As we only had one small school enter, Church Walk would not need a final and would move on to the next stage.  However, the winning large schools from each group would play each other in a final at the end of the group games.  The standard of tennis was wonderful with scintillating forehands and backhands being played on each of the 8 mini courts.  Roger Federer and Andy Murray would have been impressed had they been on hand to watch.  In the end Low Furness played Pennybridge in the large school final and although each game was very close, Low Furness won 3-1 to take the large school spot at the Furness Mini tennis Comp in May.  Well done to all who took part.

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Mr J Quint

2017 UVHS Primary Tag Rugby Festival

The annual UVHS Year 5/6 primary Tag Rugby Festival took place on Wednesday April 5.  Seven local primary schools (Croftlands, Sir John Barrow, St Mary’s, Burlington, Pennington, Pennybridge and Low Furness) entered the festival this year with Low Furness, Pennington and Croftlands entering two teams.  The main aim of the festival being development and enjoyment, whilst improving skills for both Rugby Union and Rugby league as the games progressed.  The festivals format was a 7 game round robin and each team consisted of 10 pupils.  Some very good Tag Rugby was played across the afternoon and it was easy to see by the standard displayed that all schools had practiced hard prior to the festival taking place.  A group of 25 UVHS year 10 Sports Leaders assisted in the running of this festival taking on the roles of referee, time keeping and scoring.  They all did a fantastic job and without their assistance these sporting festivals simply would not be able to take place.  A big thank you must also go to the Primary Sports Co-ordinators for seeing the benefit in bringing their pupils to play in these festivals.

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Mr J Quint