The Summer term started in earnest with girls trying out for the Rounders and Tennis teams. The Triathlon Club is now up and running and some girls took part in an event at Guildford High School. There are a number of extra swimming sessions being run by Mrs McMillan. The summer fitness club is taking place on a Monday. Mrs Townend has been coaching the Mole Valley Netball and Lacrosse teams here at Manor House for the upcoming Surrey Youth Games.
There is a regular Athletics Club after school as well as at lunchtime. We also had some girls take part in a Gymnastics Competition, so it has been a very busy start to the term so far.
The U13 & U15 Tennis teams are playing in the Surrey League and they also took part in the Surrey Schools Festival Day. They have played some very good matches so far. We have had other age groups also enjoying some friendly fixtures.
In Rounders we have enjoyed some wins against The Howard, Notre Dame, Claremont Fan Court, The Ashcombe and Rydes Hill. The highlight was the U15A’s 23-8 win against Claremont Fan Court and 18-6 win against The Ashcombe. Pupils have also enjoyed some ‘Come and Play’ Rounders sessions.
The girls have been benefiting from Mr Percival’s Baseball fielding skills and drills which has seen their throwing and catching really improve.
Surrey Novices Gymnastics Competition
On Tuesday 9 May, five Senior girls and six Junior pupils took part in the Surrey Novices Floor and Vault competition. The girls performed their routines and vaults to a high standard. Particular congratulations go to Jessica Haines who was second in the Junior advanced floor routine and Louise Donovan who was second in the senior advanced floor routine.
Manor House hosted a match against Tormead and City of London Freemens on 4 May. Our U14 team won the field events and were second overall. There were individual wins from Molly Marshall, Caitlin Willis, Naomi Townend, Maya Pendrill-Adams and the U14 relay team.
At the District Athletics in the U14 age group and out of the sixteen schools that took part, City of London Freemens and Rosebery were joint First with 67 points and Manor House were Third with 66 points. Very close and an excellent result and we were extremely proud of the girls.
Particular congratulations go to Verity Pinnington-Jones who won the High Jump and Caitlin Willis who won the Shot Putt. Well done too to Molly Marshall who was Second in the Long Jump, Gracie Stoker who was Second in the 100m (with the same time as the winner), Naomi Townend who was Third in the High Jump and the relay team of Molly, Verity, Naomi and Gracie who were Second, also with the same time as the winner. You only score points for the school if you finish in the top eight. Twelve out of our team of fourteen managed to do that across both age groups.
Molly, Verity, Naomi, Caitlin, Gracie and Hollie H have all been selected to represent Central Surrey at the Surrey Schools on 10 June.