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Year 5 Westfield Health Basketball Competition

This week, our Year 5 basketball team went to the Canon Medical Arena in Sheffield to take part in a citywide competition sponsored by Westfield Health. Twenty schools, all of which have been part of the schools’ basketball initiative focusing on key areas of the PSHE curriculum, such as self-esteem and bullying, participated. We were very grateful to have three professional basketball players in school, coaching our Year 5s, leading classroom sessions, running assemblies, and being fantastic role models for our youngsters.

The standards at the competition were extremely high, as each school was split into two pools. The top two schools in each pool advanced to a city final, with a 3rd/4th place playoff. We were unbeaten in the league, winning two games and drawing in two, which meant that we played against Oughtibridge in the playoff for third place. After a tense and very skillful game, thanks to two baskets from the girls and one from the boys, we ended up winning and achieved a very commendable 3rd place out of 20.

Well done team Stocky!