The new school year is now well and truly under way and the PE department are excited for the upcoming year ahead with plenty of extracurricular sports and activities on offer both during lunch time and after school. Be sure to check the ‘This Week in Sport’ page online, or the printed copies on display in the PE office and change room doors for what you want to participate in. This is a great opportunity to enhance your skills, play matches against other schools or if you’re keen to learn something new.
Keep an eye on the ‘This Week in Sport’ calendar for any changes, updates or new activities that you may be interested in. If you have any questions about any of the activities on offer, be sure to ask your PE teacher or pop by the PE office.
Have any sporting achievements outside of school? Be sure to let the PE staff know by emailing email@example.com so we can share your success across the schools blog page! Just include a description of what it was you participated in, and even a picture if you like, so it can be uploaded.
On their first week back to school, Y11 PE GCSE Students headed off on their rock climbing trip down in sunny Sussex. This trip would go towards the students 10% of their overall final PE GCSE grade for the practical element. Students climbed both indoors and outdoors and the students learnt how to use different knots/ harnesses for climbing with, as well as the climbing skills required to climb steep rock fronts without slipping. All APS students had a super time and Will Norfolk even beat My Amooty in a climbing race! All staff were very impressed with both APS students ability and manners throughout this trip. A Well Done to all students who took part and big thank you to all Staff that gave up their weekend to support this trip. Ms Hall
A superb performance from Isabella (Y8) in the London Regional Gymnastics saw her take a well deserved Gold on Saturday 23rd June.
Isabella (Y8) has worked really hard in the Hendon Floor and Vault Squad during the past year, persevering and overcoming a serious wrist injury over the past few months, but nothing got in her way of succeeding Gold on Saturday.
In the North London regional competition, Isabella came top on vault and top overall in level 5. She has also struck gold for Hendon at Highgate club annual event and has assisted in show casing gymnastics to the younger generation of budding gymnasts. Last year she had the opportunity to train in Hungary to home her skills which was a great experience for all squad members.
Well done Isabella, we are all very proud of you!
Ms Hall Writes:
Congratulations to the Y8 Girls and Y8 Boys of Haringey who won the Athletics Middlesex Cup today at Allianz Park. Lexie from APS, representing the Y8 Girls squad, who ran in the 1500m, finished in a very strong position for team Haringey. Representing APS Y8 boys squad: Robbie (100m), Arun (300m) and Matthew (300m). Lots of personal bests were beaten on this superb day.
The Y7 boys & girls squads also did superbly, by coming a close 2nd position overall in the same cup for Haringey. Congratulations to Mabel (javelin), Renee (shot putt), Kyrah (shot putt) and Rosie (javelin) who put in a great effort to help Haringey achieve 2nd place.
Well done to all!
Congratulations to Joe Hunter of 7R who competed at the PG Mutual U10-U13 National Championships in Wolverhampton. Joe competed in the u13 category on day 1 but unfortunately did not make it out of a tough group of older competitors. On day 2 Joe competed in the u12 category and beat the No 4 and 10 seeds on the way to the semi-final where he lost to the No 1 seed and eventual winner (who has never lost to someone his age). As a result of his impressive performance at the nationals, Joe has been selected to represent England at the European championships for under-12s, which will take place in Schiltigheim, France, in August.
On Wednesday 20th June a group of Year 8 students made history by fielding the first ever Alexandra Park School Gaelic football team. Eight of our students joined up with five North London Shamrocks players to compete against their u13 team. It was a very well contested game with some excellent ability on show from both sides. APS edged the competition in the end and will now look forward to the All Britain Schools Championship in July.
On Friday 8th June our Year 7s took part in the London Scholars Rugby League competition at New River Sports Centre. APS competed against St Thomas Moore, Cardinal Pole and Seven Kings in a round robin competition. The boys did extremely well considering it was the first competitive rugby league game many of them had played in. Having narrowly lost to both St Thomas Moore and Cardinal Pole, APS finished off with a convincing win over Seven Kings.
On Wednesday 13th June APS students competed in the Year 7 Haringey Athletics Cup at New River sports centre. The students competed in the 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, 75m hurdles, 4 X 100m relay, high jump, long jump, javelin and shot put. All students did extremely well, with both the boys finishing in 4th and the girls finishing in 5th. A special mention to Justine Roberts, Mabel Matjek, Rosie Lebene, Kyrah Dennis, Renee Nelson, William Burridge and Joseph Pinnells qualifying to represent Haringey in the Middlesex Championships on Monday 25th at the Allianz Stadium.
On Wednesday 6th June twenty one APS students competed in the Haringey Athletics Cup at New River sports centre. The students competed in the 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 75m hurdles, 4 X 100m relay, high jump, long jump, javelin and shot put. All students did extremely well, with both the boys and girls finishing in 3rd place overall. A special mention to Ruby Fubara, Lexie Harris, Robbie Walsh, Arun Hamilton McMahon and Matt Silke qualifying to represent Haringey in the Middlesex Championships on Monday 25th at the Allianz Stadium.