Pupils have been given the opportunity to represent school as a Sports Ambassador. A Sports Ambassador is someone who is an excellent role model not only in sport but around school. Someone who would like to develop leadership skills and further develop their coaching abilities.
We have had over 90 pupils from year 7,8 and 9 apply to become a Sports Ambassador and after much discussion these are our UVHS Sports Ambassadors!
Well done to all the applicants and a massive well done to the UVHS sports ambassadors!
Watch this space to get the update on sports relief week with the sports ambassadors hosting some fundraising challenges!
The Year 10 Rugby League team travelled up the A595 to Cleator Moor to play their County Semi-Final against a very committed West Lakes Academy team. It’s not the best way to prepare for any game by having to travel up that road but we got there and after a brief warm-up settled into the game well. However, after a first half that started so well for us, we found ourselves 8-0 down at half time. The second half started the same way as the first with the UVHS boys trying to claw their way back into the game, but mistakes started to creep into our play by trying to force the game which gifted the West Lakes Academy team two soft tries. Our run came to an end at 18-0. The boys really tried hard on an afternoon when we deserved more from the game than we got.
The Year 7 girls have arrived in droves since the start of the spring term to take part in school cricket practices, which was great to see and most have improved their skills. It was just a shame that the U13 Lady Taverner’s Barrow Schools girls comp arranged for early February was reduced to a two school best of 3 game comp, with UVHS taking on Furness Academy. It was the first time our Year 7 team had played indoor cricket and up against a mostly Year 8 Furness Academy team, they acquitted themselves really well. The first game resulted in a 20 run loss and although the girls settled and played some much better cricket in the second game, another 20 run loss was the result. The girls should be really please with their efforts and with a bit more practice and a year under the belts, hopefully we can come out on top next year.
On Monday 4th December year 7 girls played a football match against Our Ladies school from Preston as part of the schools cup competition. It was a 7 a-side match playing 25 minutes each way. In the first half the team were winning 3-0 till the last few seconds when Our Ladies scored. After Mr Quints team talk about spacing the team entered the pitch for the second half.
A total of 8 goals were scored in the second half starting with UVHS scoring taking it to 4-1, but then Our Ladies came firing back with two goals being scored. The pressure was building as they were now only one goal away from drawing with us!
Thankfully Rubie S scored a brilliant goal in the top corner with Macy B scoring soon after. Now it was 6-3, but that did not stop them they came back scoring 2 more goals!
Millie R scored a final goal in the last minute closing the match with a 7-5 win to UVHS.
A massive well done to the team!
Written by Jessica Bailey
On Wednesday 29th November over 50 UVHS students took part in the Barrow Schools Cross Country. All pupils involved were fantastic and deserve a massive well done as the conditions were tough.
Minor Girls team came 1st overall
Junior Girls team came 1st overall
Intermediate Girls team came 1st overall
Minor Boys team came 1st overall
Junior Boys team came 2nd overall
Amazing effort with fantastic results!
All these pupils came in the top 8 and have therefore been selected to represent Furness Schools cross country team in January at Cartmel race course.
Well done UVHS! Pictures to follow…
Monday 27th November the year 7and 8 netball teams had a fixture against St Bernards.
The year 7 team were first to play and the girls got off to a slow start with St Bernards scoring two in the first 2 minutes! Lucy G made some excellent passes and moved into space creating movement down the court. Heidi M scored soon after with the score at half time 3-1 to St Bernards.
After a team talk from the captain the team decided to focus on short sharp passes ensuring they have possession. This worked brilliantly with the team scoring two in the first minute of the second half making the score 3 all. Evie P made some fantastic interceptions at GK keeping the ball from the GS. With 2 minutes left the team were driving forward, passing it to Phoebe making it 4-3. The game ended in a 5-3 win to UVHS with Heidi scoring for the 4th time securing the win!
Fantastic effort and determination from the year 7 team!
The year 8 team were next to play and they got off to a flying start with Amelia P scoring 5 in the first half! The marking was a definite strong point with all players jumping and marking every ball. The team made some fantastic passes into the goal circle leaving Georgia S to finish off the shot. The final score was 13-3 a great win for UVHS.
On Tuesday 14th Novemeber I took 3 netball teams down to Dowdales to play their 3 year 7 netball teams.
The girls were fantastic and I was extremley impressed with the enthusiasum of all three teams. The first team drew 1-1 and played really well, making some great tactical decisions and marking was a real strong point. Teigan S got player of the match for excellent movement around the goal circle.
The second team, coached by Rebecca won their game 1-0. This was the first fixture the second team have played and they were fantastic! Rebecca was impressed with the teams short passes to keep posession. Player of the match was Ellie J and Caitlin H.
Finally the third team coached by Dr Wilkin unfortunatley lost 3-1. The team used short passes well in the game and this was a good chance for the team to get used to playing with each other. Dr Wilkins player of the match was Shannon B for excellent movement!
Well done all teams!
On Tuesday 7th November the year 7 netball team had their first netball fixture against Dallam at home.
The team played really well with Heidi and Teigan scoring some excellent shots! I was extremely impressed with the teams movement and passing skills with the team getting into space to outwit the defence.
The team won 3-1 with the player of the match awarded to Heidi, players player goes to Macy B.
Next game is Tuesday 14th November where 3 year 7 netball teams are going to Dowdales for a friendly fixture!
Well done girls!
On Wednesday 4th October the under 14 netball team took part in the netball qualifier at Furness Academy. The team came second in the tournament, qualifying for the county finals held at Sedbergh! The team played brilliantly in the tournament with some excellent centre court movement and fast passing.
A quick turnaround for the team with the finals taking place on Monday 9th October. The team played against Sedbergh first and Keswick second unfortunately, losing both their games, but making some fantastic tactical decisions providing their opposition with a challenging game.
The third game was against Ullswater in which the team played brilliantly. Indya S made some fantastic passes with Maddy P scoring some difficult shots. The team won this game 4-2! Unfortunately this was not enough to get them through to the semi finals but I was extremely proud of the team and their continuous hard work and fantastic sportsmanship throughout.
Player of the tournament: Indya S
Well done girls!
Tuesday 26th September Miss Bird took an Under 16 netball team to Furness Academy to compete in the netball under 16 championships. The first game was against Chetwynde. At half time Ulverston were winning 5-3 with some excellent shots being made by Neive W and Charlotte H. Unfortunately we could not keep the lead with Chetwynde winning the game by 2 at full time.
Second game was against Dowdales who had won against Chetwynde so the pressure was on! The team played well under pressure and the attacking centre court players were working well together. By half time the score was 9-5 to Dowdales. Lucy P who captained the team remained positive and the team made some tactical changes. In the final quarter the team played brilliantly! The final score was 16-13 to Ulverston!
All three teams had won and lost a game so the final came down to goal difference. Ulverston came second scoring a total of 28 goals and are through to the county final to be held at Sedbergh.
Well done girls fantastic effort!