At Hillstone Primary school we believe that a child, who is physically active, is a happier child. The early years of a child's life builds the paving blocks to fundamental skills for future activity, developing agility, balance, coordination and sport specific skills. Sport and Physical Education promotes health and exercise and means our children will be more likely to be active adults. Not only does sport have physical benefits but it also develops their social attributes, improving their confidence, teamwork and communication skills.
On Tuesday 5th December, three teams, made up of year 4, 5 and 6 children competed in a Hockey competition at King Edwards Sheldon Heath. The competition was made up of thirteen schools from the ninestiles and clifton school games partnerships. All three of our teams did brilliantly in their group stage games. Our C team, played four games, won 3 and only lost 1. Our B team played four games, drawing 1 and winning the rest. Our A team won all four. This meant that all of our teams made it through to the knockout stages. In the Semi Finals our B team came up against our C team! The score line flattered Hillstone B as the C team put up a great fight and were unfortunate not to score more goals. The end result was Hillstone B 4-1 Hillstone C. In the other Semi Final our A team was up against a very game Lea Forest team who had also done well in the group stage. Our A team showed great desire and resilience, they gave their all with some great last ditch defending and some fantastic forward play. Hillstone A ended up 1-0 winners. As all of our teams did so well, as a group we decided not to play a final as we felt we were all winners on the day. What a great performance from all of our children.
Well done; Shay Jai Mills, Grace Pearson, Yumna Afridi, Callum Busby, Kenton Wilkins, Ben Green, Harry Ward, Malaika Razaq, Laurie Kiboko, Markie Meade, Josh Jeffries, Aliah Kooner and Millie Wade.
We will now go on to represent our local area in the All Birmingham Finals in February.