On the 1st May four children competed in a tennis tournament against 11 other teams at the David Lloyd Sports Centre Dartford. There were 2 separate leagues with The Brent, Temple Hill, Knockhall, Wilmington and Oakfield in ours. We started well and improved greatly during the day and eventually finished first in the league with some very close fought games. Depending on where you finished in your league you then went on to play more games to determine your final position.
We had to play Sutton-at-Hone in the final, this thrilling match was close and went to a tie-break with Holy Trinity winning first place.
In April we were asked if we would like to Take part in a mini Dodgeball event at the North West Kent College. It wasn't a big competition but just a chance to put into practice some of the skills they had learned during their PE lessons. On 3rd April we took 2 teams and competed against 3 other schools, a great time was had by all.
On 13th March 6 of our year 1 and 2 children competed in a gymnastic competition and thanks to some excellent training from Mr. Carter, did very well. Events included some floor work and vault (Block, Bench and Springboard). This was very new to some of these children as they had never done anything like this before. Four of them achieved the highest scores of the competition and as you can imagine we were very proud of them all. We won the competition overall and now go on to represent Dartford in the Kent school games.
In the game of Handball there are 5 players on each team, one of which is the goalkeeper. In our school competition the rules state that there must be at least two girls on the pitch at any one time. Outfield players can touch the ball with any part of their body that is above the knee and when they have possession of the ball they can hold it, pass it or shoot at goal.
Although we hadn't had much practice at this we were able to compete well against the other schools and even beat the eventual winners in the warm up game. Finishing a very creditable 3rd place.
In February a few of our teachers took part in a Dodgeball training event. Here they were able to learn the rules, some different game ideas and also brought back some good tips to help win the game. These ideas were then introduced to the children during P.E. lessons.
Holy Trinity v Brent
At the end of February both the boys' and girls' football teams took part in a league match at the Brent School. Both matches were very close with the Brent school having some members of the District in their team.
The boys came out strong and soon went 1 goal up with a great shot from Leon and thanks to an extremely hard working Pharell (and fantastic goal in the second half) we led 2-0. The Brent didn't give up and managed to score a goal late on making the final score - 2-1
Player of the match- Pharell.
The girls team had a very tough opposition but in true H.T. spirit they never gave up. An early goal from Angie meant that we were quickly in the lead, however the Brent soon scored a first then a second. Sofia had a tough time as she was against a very good District player, but she fought hard and managed to score an equalizer late on in the game, leaving the final score - 2-2.
Player of the match- Sofia.
On 16th January 4 of our children went to North West Kent college to take part in a Goalball tournament. Goalball is a sport where blind and visually impaired people compete as a team trying to stop the ball from passing them, they can win points either by saving a goal or scoring one. The children are blindfolded and the ball contains a bell so that they can hear it coming, (it is important that the crowd remains silent so that the competitors can hear the ball). Children may kneel, sit or lie down but must be alert and listen for the ball's approach and then try to knock it out the way.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and from the 11 teams that competed we finished 5th.
During term 2, Futsal competitions have been played for the years 3,4,5 and 6. All players had an amazing time and for some this was their first opportunity to represent Team Holy Trinity in sport.
Year 5/6 boys finished 2nd
Year 3/4 girls finished 4th
Year 3/4 boys finished 2nd
Every year six of our gifted in sport children are chosen to be sport's leaders. This is a very sort after role and they will often write to coach Suv giving their reasons why they would be good at this job. During their time as Sport's Leader they may be asked to assist with the younger children's PE lesson, help set up equipment before the lesson begins and also help run intra competitions within the school. First thing in the morning they work with a small group of pupils, where they will do various exercises setting them up for the day.
These children have high personal standards, show a positive image as a leader and possess the following attributes:-
Attitude Organisational skills Communication
Confidence Respect Enthusiasm
Responsibility Reliability Initiative
Maturity Safety Awareness Effort
On 13th and 14th November 2018 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Sportshall Athletic event where they competed against local schools.
On Tuesday morning, the first of the year 3/4 team took part against 9 other schools competing in events such as standing long jump, chest push, javelin, 5 strides, vertical jump, speed bounce and several different relay events. All children had a magnificent day with most of the races being won by Holy Trinity. As a result of their amazing work we finished in 1st place and now go on to represent Dartford in the Kent School Games.
In the afternoon our year 5/6 team took on 12 other schools and made us proud by finishing in second place, narrowly missing out on first by just 2 points.
The Wednesday was another exciting day with more of our 3/4 children taking part. Finishing in 9th place,they showed a great deal of sportsmanship and were always encouraging each other to do well.
We were so proud of all the children who took part over the 2 days.
In October some of our year 5 / 6 children competed against 13 other schools in a Quicksticks Hockey Tournament. A brilliant day was had by all with team Holy Trinity winning 3 of their 4 matches and finishing first in their group.
We then had to play Gateway in the final where we put up a good fight but lost 4-1. From the 14 schools that competed we finished a magnificent 2nd place.
Our year 3 / 4 team lost their first game, drew the second and won their third with a fantastic score of 8-0. They then went on to compete against Oakfield, where they won the game 6-5 finishing the day in 7th place.
Basketball WOW Day
On 1st October 2018 the school was visited by Paul Sturgess a former Harlem Globetrotter basketball player. Measuring 7 ft 8 inches he is the tallest professional basketball player in the world and currently in the Guinness book of records as Britain's tallest man.
He was accompanied by his colleague Mark Waters (who is also an athlete and a PE teacher) and together they like to visit schools all over the country to talk about their love of sport.
The day began with an inspirational talk which included important issues such as having a growth mind set, what it is like to be different, making the most of your talents, healthy living, ant-bullying and sports for all. The pair then had sessions with every class teaching them basketball skills, having exercise and fun and games.
Football Festivals Term 1
Years 1- 6 boys and girls competed in football festivals at Dartford Football Club Princes Park in term 1. All played a number of different schools and some of the children gained confidence representing team Holy Trinity in their first ever football tournament.
Sporting Achievements 2017-2018
This academic year has been an amazing one for sport at the school. We have been involved in many events and reached goals that we are very proud of. Here are some of the highlights from this year....
Boys : unbeaten in the league and reached the FA cup finals night at Dartford Football Club. They were knocked out in the Semi finals.
Girls: only lost one league game and reached the FA cup finals night at Dartford Football Club. They were knocked out in the semi finals.
This year has seen two boys playing for District football - Shane and Stephen, and three girls- Brooke, Leah and Ruby.
Other events include:
Hockey, Rounders, Boccia, Cross Country, Cricket, Infant Agility, Tennis, Key Steps Gymnastics, Tri-golf, and Sportshall Athletics and District Sports.
District Sports: After trying to retain our title we came a very close second.
Kent School Games FINALS: This was our school representing Dartford in the Kent School Games. To qualify for this we had to compete against other Dartford schools and we were the winners of this title as best overall school in Dartford. This gave us the opportunity to compete, at a higher level, against other schools in Kent.
These are the events that took place for the games:
Key Steps Gymnastics Yr 1/2
Tri- golf Yr 3/4
Sportshall Athletics Yr 3/4
Sportshall Athletics Yr 5/6
What an amazing achievement that every year group succeeded to the finals of the Kent School Games.
I am very proud of the children of Holy Trinity-the way that they show determination, honesty, respect, passion, self belief and most importantly their teamwork. Our moto 'Be gracious when you win, try harder when you lose' is a testament to their drive and passion for sports. Well done to all our team!
Yours in sport,
Sports Day 2018
Records were broken, pulses were racing, determination was explosive!
This was such a successful Sports Day. Despite the heat and the dry field the children raced and competed with such passion and this made the day one to remember.
We started in our traditional Holy Trinity way with the Sports Leaders leading the children out with the Olympic torch. The children chanted their house names and wore their house colours with pride.After a lap of the field the Sports Day began!
We would like to thank the parents who supported and participated in this day and made the tug of war a treat for their children to watch!
1st Luther King 316
2nd Churchill 290
3rd Teresa 285
4th Pankhurst 276
1st Pankhurst 114
2nd Churchill 108
3rd Luther King 103
4th Teresa 99
1st Pankhurst 208
2nd Luther King 178
3rd Churchill 167
4th Teresa 160
WHOLE SCHOOL OVERALL WINNERS:
1st Pankhurst 598
2nd Luther King 597
3rd Churchill 565
4th Teresa 544