Our year six hockey girls travelled deep into Lancashire last weekend as they headed to Westholme School as part of their annual end of season hockey tour.
The A team played particularly well in their fixture, with some slick dribbling and passing moves helping our girls to a 4-2 victory. With some great displays of attacking play to match the result, the squad can be particularly proud of their performance.
In the B team game, our girls took the lead against Westholme but were pegged back to a 1-1 draw in a fixture full of interceptions and hard tackling that really put our squad to the test.
In the evening, the girls were treated to a trip to the cinema and then enjoyed being serenaded by the hotel’s resident entertainer, who gave them a musical history lesson from the 1950s to the 1970s!
After breakfast and a swim on Saturday morning, our pupils travelled to Bowdon to watch the women’s premier division match between Hightown and Slough.
The experience of attending a first-class hockey match was a great experience for the girls who were amazed at the power and strength of the players and enthralled by the number of balls played high into the air.
The penalty corners they saw made them realise the importance of slick skills and quick decision making, and a quick chat with England star Tina Cullen at half-time helped round off a really enjoyable weekend.