Sporting Success

Highclare School has enjoyed yet another term of sporting success. Well done to all of the children and staff concerned.

Sutton Senior Trials (Wyndley May 2013)
Two senior girls competed in trials to be selected to represent North Birmingham at the West Midlands Championships in June. Both girls were selected along with two more who were selected through their clubs.
Grace  – 1500m
Laura  – 1500m
Natassja – triple jump
Charlotte  – high jump
ISA Senior Championships (Alexander Stadium May 2013)
Year 7 Girls           2nd                                                                                                           Year 7 Boys          3rd
Year 8/9 Girls        6th                                                                                                            Year 8/9 Boys       9th
Year 10/11 Girls    7th
Overall Girls          4th                                                                                                        Overall Boys         6th
(20 Girls teams)   (19 Boys teams)
The following athletes won their events and were selected to represent the Midlands at the ISA Nationals:
Jenny H – 200m, relay
Isobel D – 800m
Joseph P – hurdles
Laura R – 1500m

West Midlands Championships (Alexander Stadium May 2013)
Natassja L was the only athlete able to compete and she was placed 5th in the U16 girls’ triple jump.

ISA Junior Championships (Alexander Stadium June 2013)
Year 4 Boys    11th      Year 4 Girls   15th
Year 5 Boys      3rd      Year 5 Girls    9th
Year 6 Boys      3rd      Year 6 Girls   17th
Overall Boys      4th      Overall Girls  15th
(21 Boys teams)   (24 Girls Teams)
The following athletes won their events and were selected to represent the Midlands at the ISA Nationals:
Harrison B – high jump
Kai K  – cricket ball throw & 150m
ISA National Championships (Alexander Stadium June 2013)
Jenny H – unable to compete due to illness
Isobel D – 10th in the 800m
Joseph P – 6th in the hurdles
Laura R – 2nd in the 1500m
Harrison B – 3rd in the high jump
Kai K – 4th in the cricket ball throw & 7th in the 150m

Sutton Junior Championships (Wyndley June 2013)
A beautiful sunny and warm day provided the perfect backdrop to a wonderful setting at Wyndley where Highclare Juniors (Years 3-6) competed against other large schools in Sutton. As usual, Highclare competed well and represented the school with pride. It was fantastic to see some Year 3 pupils, competing for the first time, doing so well, Aimee R and Femi O both came first in their events, the 60m sprint and throw respectively.        Year 5 boys relay team also combined superbly to win the relay race in style.
Boys’ team  7th
Girls’ team   5th
Overall        7th   

ISA U11 Kwik Cricket (Moddershall Cricket Club May 2013)
Our combined J5 and J6 cricket team displayed some superb performances at the ISA Kwik Cricket Tournament. This was the team’s first tournament and all players were raring to compete in their first match against Heathfield School. Highclare opened the batting with all players hitting some impressive shots and scored 230 – 4. Heathfield responded well and put our fielding to the test; the game was close and won by Heathfield as their final pair scored high runs. The Highclare team played 4 games in the group stage winning 1 and losing 4. We then went on to a very comfortable win against Chase Grammar in the play offs. We finished 9th overall and the team improved each match they played. It was a great experience for those boys involved and a promising cricket future for Highclare School.

U11 Lord Taverners Hardball Cricket (West House June 2013)
In the Lord Taverners Hardball Cricket competition we were drawn to play West House Prep School in the quarter final round. This was the first time most of the team had played in a hardball match and they acquitted themselves well. West House won the toss and batted first scoring a challenging total of 249 for 3. Highclare, batting second, were under pressure to chase a large target but we managed to keep up with their run rate until the last pair of batters where their pair really accelerated the run rate hitting, 5 boundaries in their 3 overs. Highclare finished on 232 for 4 and this meant West House went through to the finals playoffs in July.

ISA National Swimming Gala (Coventry May 2013)
Gala rescheduled from January due to snow was held at Coventry Baths. The following swimmers represented the Midlands ISA Teams at this prestigious event.
Ellie W- 1 bronze medal
Laura R- 2 gold medals
Taleb G – 2 gold medals
Alexandra B- 2 gold, 1bronze medal
Timothy B- 1 gold medal
Harrison B- 1 bronze medal
U8 Multisports
Multi Sport  (Dodderhill School, July 2013)
On Monday 1st July, Year 3 from St. Paul’s and Woodfield represented Highclare at a Multi-sports event held at Dodderhill School in Droitwich Spa. It was a non-competitive tournament aimed at giving children an experience of doing a variety of skills in football, rugby, tennis, hurdles, long jump, obstacles and relay. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and it was enjoyed by all.
Squad: Noah S, Femi O, Toby R, Aamer D, Arian K, Joseph Wt, Aimee R, Sophie J,  Daisy M, Layla W-A, Sadie B, Lydia K.