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Orienteering experience at Maldon Promenade


Well done Year 5 and 6 took part in an orienteering competition against schools from across Central and East Essex on Tuesday 2nd July.

The children had a 30-minute training session, before setting off in pairs to find as many of the 28 available checkpoints as possible within a 30-minute time limit. Annabel W and Oliver Y managed to find 26 of the checkpoints in the allotted time and came second overall, beaten only by a pair from Notley High School.

A Team finish eleventh in District Finals

Well done to our A Team Netballers who came 11th in the District Finals at Great Baddow High School.

In the qualifying rounds, they defeated St Michaels B and Westlands before losing to Perryfields A. The B team, who were made up predominantly of Year 5 pupils, gained valuable experience in matches in Pool 1 against Trinity Road, OLI, St Michaels A and Danbury Park. The squads were made up of Grace, Daisy, Eve, Alex, Sidhart, William C, Meghan, William R, Evie, Millie, Leah, Kalista and Max.

Defeat in opening league matches

We absolutely loved playing in the netball matches against Great Leighs Primary school and St Anne's School; although we lost 6-2 and 12-5 we all had a great experience and we all tried our best.

We all worked as a team and persevered even if some players tumbled and played with through with some injuries. No one criticised a single team-mate, on or off the court, and we all encouraged each other even when we missed. 

Netballers begin with friendly victory

The Cathedral High-5 Netball team began their fixtures for the new season with a 2-0 victory over neighbours Trinity Road in a friendly on Tuesday night.

The red and blacks were always in control of the game and took the lead in the third quarter with a goal from Max, before Grace sealed the win in the final five minutes. The rest of the team was made up of Kalista, Eve, Evie, Millie and Willis.

Mrs Barrett's squad have entered the Small Schools League and can look forward to fixtures against St Annes, Great Leighs and Our Lady Immaculate in the New Year, plus the District Tournament on March 12th.

Netball squad finish fourth in district

On Tuesday 1st May, our Year 6 netballers played in the District High 5 Netball final.

Things got off to a great start with three wins out of 5 in the first pool. The competition then toughened up as we faced the win-ner of another pool.

All the children battled hard, showing good stamina and sportsmanship. They had made great improvements from the last tournament and were able to think tactically regarding marking and space finding.

A big congratulations and massive well done to the team for finishing fourth across all the schools in Chelmsford.

Netballers hold nerve to qualify for district finals

On Monday 26th March, The Cathedral School Netball team played an adrenaline-fuelled, heart-in-your-mouth kind of tournament!

Things got off to a great start; the team were quick on their feet, made accurate interceptions and scored lots of goals. This strong team work saw us winning the pool.

Next was the nail-biting semi-final and a chance for a re-match against Great Waltham. Both teams played incredibly well leading to a sudden-death situation. Great Waltham scraped the win.

The team should be proud of their 4th place finish, out of 16 schools and a well-deserved spot in the finals in May.

Olivia M said, "We were much better than the week before. Out spacing and awareness of other people had really improved."

Sam added, "I think we will do well in the finals and could aim for the top three."