On Tuesday 20th June 16 year 3 and 4 children travelled to Hornchurch stadium to take part in the QUAD Athletics competition. There were teams from 37 schools participating on a very warm day.
The children showed great perseverance, determination and enthusiasm as they participated in sprints, distance runs, a standing jump and a throwing event.
Overall Engayne came 9th in the Year 4 competition with great performances from all and stand out performances by Lochlan who came 15th out of 144 boys in the overall competition and 8th in the jumping event, and Phoebe who came 13th out of 147 in the distance running event.
The Year 3 children came 15th in the group competition with, again great performances by all and Fenton came 4th out of 148 in the throwing competition.
Well done all competitors!
On Tuesday 13th June 9 year 5 children and 8 year 6 children travelled to Hornchurch Sports Stadium to compete in the Havering Quad Athletics competition. Each child had to complete four events which were: 75m sprint; long distance run (600m); standing long jump; mega-howler throw. They all performed brilliantly on a hot day and where the standard was very high. They all represented the school very well through immaculate behaviour and great effort. Overall the year 5 team came 3rd and the year 6 team came 4th showing how well they all did as a team. Big congratulations to the team for their achievements and attitude.
On the 23rd May, Engayne took part in a Tennis competition organised by the Havering Schools Sports Collective. Each team had four players and in every “match”, each child played their opposite numbers. Both teams were unbeaten throughout the tournament until the time it came to play each other! The A team won 3-1. After the day’s play, Engayne A topped the table and Engayne B came in just behind.
To decide the winning team, the teams had to play again. The A team girls, Lucia and Paige beat Izabella and Libby but the B team boys, Ryan and Rio, defeated Monty and Mitchell! It was a draw, and came down to points difference, which thanks to Lucia’s lethal and ruthless playing style, went to the A team! The A team will now go on to represent Havering against other London boroughs.
A great day was had by all and the children encapsulated the Engayne spirit – hardworking, supportive of others and gracious in defeat. They all did the school proud and won further awards in teamwork and passion for their efforts.
Boys’ cricket competition
The Year 5 and 6 boys cricket team had a very enjoyable day representing Engayne at the borough cricket tournament held at Rainham CC. They had five group matches, four of which they won by between fifty and a hundred runs. Their game against St Joseph’s was a closer affair, but a great team performance saw Engayne win by twenty runs. In the quarter finals, the boys played eventual finalists Upminster Juniors. Unfortunately, we didn’t quite play our best and a couple of their players performed extremely well meaning we didn’t progress to the semi-finals. The boys should be very proud of their contributions batting, bowling and fielding: every single player played their part in some excellent performances.
Girls’ cricket competition
On the 24th May 2017, a group of our Year 6 girls participated in the Havering Borough Cricket Tournament. The venue was extremely busy; all in all, there were over 20 school teams participating.
Throughout the day the girls worked extremely hard and battled through the group stages. They had to play four matches in extreme heat! Some were extremely close to call. The girls did us proud by coming 10th place.
A brilliant day which the children really enjoyed. It was really well organised too. Each group had warm up activities before setting off on the actual orienteering course. Great grounds at Stubbers allowed the children to really enhance and demonstrate their skills in orienteering.
Aidan, Amy, Emily B, Emily E, Fletcher, James, Katie, Mitchell and Steven represented the school in the 2017 Havering Water Polo Tournament. They had never played together before and this was the first time they had all played in a competitive environment. They played three games; they narrowly lost the first two games 4-3 and 3-1, and then won their final game 8-0. The performances they gave were outstanding, both myself and Mr Hurley were extremely impressed by their hard work and positive attitude. They were a credit to the school and fantastic ambassadors of the school.
Amelia, Izabella, Jessica, Aidan, Samuel and Steven competed in individual and team events at the 2017 Havering Swimming Gala. Amelia and Jessica narrowly missed out on the final for their events and the team freestyle relay. Izabella, Aidan, Samuel and Steven all made the final in their individual events and the boys also made the final in the freestyle relay. In their individual finals Steven came 6th, Samuel came 5th, Izabella came 4th and Aidan came 2nd, with less than half a second between him and first place. Also the boys came 5th in the freestyle relay final. Overall the team made 5 out of the 8 finals and worked exceptionally hard to get there and should be extremely proud of them in the way they represented Engayne. Out of 20 schools they came 6th, which is a fantastic achievement. They were a real credit to the school and their performances were outstanding.
Boys’ football news
After the initial games in the first league we entered a second league and played more games against different schools. We played against Elm Park and La Salette. We were victorious in both games which was a fantastic reflection of the boys’ attitude and teamwork. They worked hard for each other, showed great skill, performed heroic defending and clinical finishing. This team has improved a lot over the year and I am very proud of their achievements. Well done boys and continue playing.
Girls’ football news
The girls football team performed very well in our cup matches, starting with a fantastic 3-0 away victory at Benhurst. A great team performance led to a well-deserved result. Unfortunately the girls were beaten in the next round by Upminster Junior School; however the team showed fantastic effort and tried their hardest throughout the entire match.
Boy’s football match vs Scotts Primary School.
Thursday 5th January the boy’s football team played the first round of the cup against Scotts Primary School. Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way with Scotts winning 3-1, however the boys still played well as a team and didn’t let their heads drop. They played great football and had many good shots on target. The boys should be very proud of their performance
Girls’ football team
The football team adapted well to the new tournament layout held at Wykeham Primary School this year. We played all 5 league matches in one day, showing great sportsmanship and skill. We came 4th out of 6 in our group; the best result being a 6-0 victory against Oakfields. Another new tournament introduced this year, the knockout cup, started very well for Engayne, with a 3-0 victory away at Benhurst. We hope to progress further when the next round is arranged.
Boys’ football team
The football squad have completed their first set of league games. They played against Oakfields Primary School, Harold Wood and Branfil. In all three games the boys played very well as a team and represented the school fantastically. We won against Oakfields, drew against Harold Wood and lost against Branfil. We have another round of games to play soon. Fingers crossed the boys continue to play well and we can progress further in the competition.
Over twenty children (boys and girls) from year 5 and 6 attended the Havering rugby competition and festival. This was a tag rugby competition with some rugby league rules. The children didn’t have much time to practise but still performed very well. They showed great improvements in team work and skill over the competition. They enjoyed the event and again represented the school very well.
Cross country competition
For the first time Engayne entered a year 3 and 4 team to this competition. So there were 5 boys and 5 girls from year 3/4 and year 5/6. The year 3 and 4 children had to run 1200 m and year 5 and 6 had to run 2000 m. The children worked very hard and performed well on a very tricky course.