On Tuesday 25th June our Year 3 and 4 Tri Golf team went to Polo Farm, Canterbury to play in the Kent School Games Final.
They were representing the East Kent Coastal area after winning that competition last month. Thirteen other school Tri-Golf teams team’s took part, all winners of their region across Kent so the competition was always going to be strong.
The event consisted of eight Golf Stations each highlighting the teams’ skill in driving, chipping and putting a golf ball. Each team had 5 minutes to score as many points as they could at each station, all the points were collated at the end to produce a tournament winner.
Although it was a hot afternoon our team played with so much effort and produced some excellent golf skills. At the end all 13 teams sat and waited patiently for the final scores to be announced. Our Tri-Golf team were getting excited as their name hadn’t been called out as the result got down to the top three. It was a delight to see the children’s faces light up when it was announced they had gained first place with over 1000 points!
Mr Ware said it they won it by playing well and their teamwork and fair play shone through all afternoon.
On Monday 24th June, the tennis club members attended the Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament held at Eastbourne. With fantastic seats on centre court, we started our day watching world number 36 Fernando Verdasco beat John Millman in a thrilling three set match. World number three Karolina Pliskova was next on court and she beat Margarita Gasparyan. At the end of the match, Karolina signed some tennis balls and hit them into the crowd. Cullen in 5SB managed to catch one! Luck was on our side as we also met Kyle Edmunds, British mens number one and world number 31. He stopped to sign tennis balls. We had an amazing day and we are looking forward to returning next year. See our twitter page for the pictures from the day.
On Wednesday 5th May the Year 3 & 4 Tri-Golf team went to HBHS for the East Kent Coastal Tri- Golf competition. 9 different schools entered the competition. The event consisted of 8 golf stations where the players had to win points for their putting, chipping and driving skills. The 5 boys and 5 girls in our team listened to the rules and instructions and played with a lot of ability and skill.
After playing for nearly 2 hours the teams waited with anticipation for the final point’s total. Only the top 5 teams were going to be announced. After announcing 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd, Herne Bay Juniors still had not been called out and the children from our school were feeling like it hadn’t happened for them. However, with over 1000 points earned as a team, HBJS had been announced as the Tri-Golf champions once again. Mr Senft said the team played with great spirit and represented the school well in the sporting manner they showed. It was a joy to see the children working hard as part of a team to all succeed as one. Thanks also must go to the organisers and helpers at the event. The team will now go on to represent the East Kent Coastal in the Kent finals in June.
What is it like to grow up and live by the sea today? As part of Children & the Arts’ Start Programme, Turner Contemporary has worked with Coastal Alliance schools to explore this question through photography and local history. Over 450 children and young people across schools in Whitstable, Herne Bay and Reculver have taken inspiration from The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS), examining how people lived and spent their holidays by the coast in the past and reimagining these to capture the seaside from new perspectives.
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