Football Fixtures / Tournaments
Boys Football Fixture Reports
Year 5/6 - Football 2017
We took 2 teams to the 5 a side tournament. Both teams played well and won matches in their groups; with great goals being scored. Unfortunately our teams didn’t make it through to the knock out stages on this day. We would like to say well done to all of the players. The highlight of the day was the boys getting their picture taken with the ‘real’ Premiership trophy!
Girls Football Fixture Reports
Match reports will be posted here!
Other Sporting Events
SEN Boccia 2018
Boccia is a sport that tests muscle control and accuracy. Players propel balls to land close to a target ball and the closest team are the winners.
We took 2 teams to the Boccia tournament last week. Downside Yellow team came 3rd in their group, and the Downside Purple team came 5th. Unfortunately we did not make it through to the knock out stages on this day, but our children tried their best and thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Year 5/6 Handball 2018
We took 2 teams to the handball competition. Both teams played extremely well. It was a great event with a lively atmosphere. Our A team was undefeated on the day, this is a fantastic achievement and all of the players involved should be very proud of their performances; but due to the nature of the competition there are no declared winners. Well done to all involved.
Year 3/4 Dodgeball 2018
Dodgeball is one of our most popular sports at school. The competitions are always a great experience and this years was no different. Yet again our team was undefeated on the day – this is a great achievement and all of the players involved should feel very proud; but due to the nature of the event there are no declared winners. Well done to all of our competitors.
Kurling Competition - December 2017
On Thursday 14th December we took 3 teams (12 children) to Luton Sixth Form College to participate in a Kurling competition. Kurling is a game played in teams of 4 in which players take it in turns to propel a stone towards a target at the opposite end. A team scores a point for every stone that they have closest to the centre of the target than the opposition team.
Each of the teams played in a mini round robin league of 3-4 matches. Over the course of the afternoon there were some excellent shots played and every single child should be extremely proud of their performance. The afternoon was a real success and the children had a lot of fun competing in a very different sport. A huge well done to everyone involved.
Parkfields Middle School visit Downside - November 2017
On Thursday 16th November, Parkfields Middle School brought a group of Year 7 young leaders to Downside to work with some of our Year 4 children. The young leaders worked in small teams to plan and lead a range of small multiskills activities for the children to participate in. Each activity focussed on a different element of PE such as throwing and catching, basketball shooting and hockey dribbling. The children all had a brilliant time and loved showing off their skills to the older Parkfields children.
Indoor Cricket League - November 2017
On Wednesday 8th November we had our first two games in the Year 6 indoor cricket league. Knowing we had two teams in the league we took the opportunity to send out an experimental side and give many of the children their first experience of indoor cricket. 8 of the 10 children playing were making their debuts in the school team.
Game 1: Downside B (202 – 7) V Stopsley A (234 – 4)
Game 2: Downside B (200 – 8) V Farley A (231 – 8)
Unfortunately we lost both games but there were some superb individual performances from many of the debutantes. Both games saw some superb fielding skills and some excellent catches but the loss of some silly wickets when batting cost us greatly. With each wicket costing the side 5 runs, ultimately it was these wickets that saw us lose the games. All of the children did extremely well and should be very proud of their efforts. They will have learnt a great deal from the experience and can hopefully put this into practice for the next round of games.
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