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Junior Field Gun Competition - Plymouth Armed Forces Day

 

On Saturday 30th June 2018, our  crew took to the Hoe to compete against other schools from Plymouth and surrounding areas in the Junior Field Gun Competition. Held annually on the historic Plymouth Hoe as part of Armed Forces Day, our team showed bravery, resilience and teamwork as they raced against the clock and three other teams for the fastest times. 

 

The first run against St Joseph's was hindered by an unexpected camber in the course that turned the gun over on the first turn and an injury to one of the team. Not to be deterred, the team came out strong for their second run against Weston Mill and dominated the course. This run showed how much smaller our team were compared to the others with relatively young members which will only hold us in good stead in years to come as they will have gained much experience from the event. 

 

In the third and final run against Widey Court, the team performed faultlessly and earned a penalty free run in a super quick time of 2.50.

 

Sadly our aggregated time did not see us carry any silverware home this year but each individual member gave 100% effort and determination and we could not be prouder of them. 

Field Gun Demonstration at Plymouth Albion

 

On Saturday, our field gun crew took to the rugby pitch at the home of Plymouth Albion to demonstrate their expertise as field gunners.

 

The demonstration was performed in front of a packed stadium during the half time interval of Albion's game against Blackheath.

 

This was a great opportunity for our crew to practise in front of a large crowd before they take part in the competition held on Plymouth Hoe in June as part of Armed Forces Day.

 

All the children taking part were exceptional - well done!

Inter-schools Netball

 

On Monday 19th March, a team of boys and girls attended an inter-schools netball tournament for all the schools in the Learning Academy Trust at Knowle Primary School.

 

In their group, they won two, lost one and drew one to finish a very respectable third. 

 

Well done to Liam, Isla, Reegan, Lily and Emily for representing Shakespeare at the first tournament of its kind.

 

 

Home Turf Victory!

 

Children of the Shakespeare Running Club took part in a running event hosted at home and the results were once again fantastic. Every child put in 100% and showed great resilience and determination. The results were:

 

Boys

James Hacker - 1st

Jamie Nolan - 4th

Callum Griffiths - 8th

Tyler Reid - 13th

Matthew Reid - 15th

Malakai Parsons - 20th

Connor Simms - 24th

Harrison Rose - 25th

 

The Boys  team won the inter-school competition.

 

Girls

Lacie Barlow - 5th

Serenity Pudner - 6th

Morgan Parsons - 16th

Tiana Jeffery - 17th

 

The girls finished third in the inter-school competition.

 

In the overall team event, Shakespeare finished second.

 

Well done everyone!

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