Year 4 Trip To Southwark
4M and 4P made the short trip down the Jubilee Line in early November for the annual trip to Southwark Cathedral. This was the beginning of an exciting day learning about life in the London monastery, during Tudor times in the 15th Century. During the day the boys had two workshops; in the first activity the boys learnt about how illuminated manuscripts were made and had a go at writing their name using a quill, in the second activity the boys were taken on a tour of the Cathedral, discovering about how the monks would have lived. There was also plenty to learn about Henry VIII and the reformation of the church in England. Ellie Piper
Even More Football News
Lots of football has been played since the half term break…
In early November Year 4 had a great afternoon, at Wilf Slack, against North Bridge House. Having faced them earlier in the term, it was really pleasing to see how much the boys had improved since. The proof was in the pudding – 5 wins, from the 6 games. Year 5 travelled home and away, to play an always strong Wetherby School. The results were fairly even, with The Hall winning three matches, losing two and drawing one.
Year 6 began the half term with some difficult fixtures against Arnold House – the boys are looking forward to replaying them in December. They bounced back in style, however, with a clean sweep away at Highgate. 26 goals scored and just 4 conceded, from the 5 games.
The 1sts, 3rds and 4ths all secured famous wins against Westminster. The Senior Group travelled to Vincent Square and won one, and lost the other, in very competitive matches. The 2nds were defeated by Arnold House, but the 1sts and 3rds managed to gain emphatic victories! Additionally, there were four fixtures against the always impressive Lochinver House. The 1sts were beaten by a very good side, whilst the 2nds were just edged out too. The 3rds and 4ths both managed to secure wins at home, to make it an even result overall.
The 1st XI also competed at the IAPS National Finals in Taunton, and did well – winning 2, drawing 2, and losing 2 of their 6 matches.
Festival of Football
The Hall hosted the inaugural U9 and U10 Football Festival at Wilf Slack, on Saturday 14th October. This was intended to be a celebration of football, rather than an overly competitive tournament, so no scores were recorded, or released and there were no overall winners announced. The result was a wonderfully jovial and far more relaxed atmosphere. Having said that, there were still some fiercely competitive action on show!
The Hall had three teams entered and we were delighted that The Winch, one of our community partnership organisations, fielded a team too. All the players did superbly well, in victory, stalemate and defeat. A tournament that will be repeated in the future, no doubt!