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Junior sport stars shine

Junior School pupils take part in an AJIS Cross Country competition

It was a busy October for sporting Junior School pupils as they took part in a number of tournaments, festivals and year group matches.

The girls and boys are thrilled to get back to enjoying, playing, competing and learning against other schools.

Here is a snapshot of some of the action.

Year Six Hockey Tournament

The Year Six Hockey girls headed to Jodrell Bank where they took part in a seven-a-side tournament at Terra Nova School.

Fantastic performances in the group stages and knockout games saw them advance to the final unbeaten.

Waiting for them in the final was a resilient Sedbergh School. Normal time could not separate the teams and it took penalty flicks to declare Sedbergh as the winner. The girls deserve huge credit for the teamwork and effort on display as they finished runners-up.

Year Four Football Tournament

A coach load of excited Year Four footballers headed to Altrincham Preparatory School for their first taste of representing the school. In a strong and competitive year group, it was great to see so many pupils representing SGS.

Performances were very positive and the team left Trafford unbeaten across the four fixtures.

Manchester City Tournament

To the delight of Year Six pupils, the Manchester City tournaments are back!

It is a real privilege for the boys and girls to play and compete in one of the best elite academies in world football and the children rose to the occasion with goals flying in early in the group stages.

The team were knocked out by the eventual winners in the semi-final, but this did not wipe the big smiles off the faces of the excited footballers.

Year Six AJIS Tournament

Birkenhead School was the venue for the revamped version of the AJIS Cup – a tournament that boasts entries from most private schools in the north west of England.

The Year Six footballers took on Bridgewater School, Kirkham Grammar School and the hosts in the group stages. Strong performances against both Kirkham and Bridgewater earned two well-deserved victories. In a hotly contested final game SGJS drew 2-2 with Birkenhead, meaning both schools progress to the finals day, which takes place after Christmas.

AJIS Cross Country

On a beautiful day at Rossall School on the Fylde coast, pupils competed in the AJIS Cross Country – a mile and a half run taking in fields, sand dunes and the ever-present wind!

Pupils had qualified for the event through the House Cross Country race and they were very excited and enthused to run against 15 other schools. There were some superb individual performances with pupils showing grit and determination throughout their races.

Sport v The Grange School

Year Five pupils headed to The Grange School to take part in netball and football matches. It was great to see so many pupils put the skills they had been working on it training sessions into action in matches.