Sports News – District Athletics Championships 2012

On Friday 29th July 2012 over 80 students from the school competed in the re-arranged Watford District Athletics championships at the Woodside Stadium in Garston. The Opening Ceremony saw all competitors do a parade lap around the track and this set the scene for an excellent days athletics. It proved to be one of the best championships the school has had for a number of years with some excellent individual performances and the Boys teams finishing joint 1st overall in the District B league with the Girls teams finishing a very respectable 3rd. Special mention must go to Dominic Ashwell in Year 8 who finished off an outstanding athletics season by winning the 100m final. This followed 6 successive wins in the County league this year and a superb 4th place in theCountyChampionships running against students a year older.

With 12 schools competing a finish in the top 5 was an excellent performance. Amongst the best performances of the day were :

Year   7 Boys

Owen   Mcelduff – 4th 100m

Leon   Nyoro – 3rd 800m

Alex   Barrett -2nd Pole vault

Lewis   Dobson – 3rd Javelin

Year   7 Girls

Abbi   Gerry – 3rd Shot

Niamh   Cooper – 5th Discus

C   Gerry – 3rd Javelin


Year   8 Boys

Dominic   Ashwell – 1st 100m

Matt   Walker – 3rd 1500m

Alex   Garvey – 2nd Pole vault

Dylan   Godfrey – 4th Shot

Hassan   Naz – 4th Discus

Year   8 Girls

Shea   Jones – 3rd Hurdles

Eliza   Quinn – 5th 800m

Relay   team – 5th

Sophia   Wright – 2nd Long Jump

Esther   Ayani – 4th Discus

Year   9 Boys

Daniel   Griggs – 4th 200m

Lucas   Hewerdine – 2nd Pole vault

Luke   Broad – 5th Javelin

Year   9 Girls

Natalie   Powell – 3rd Long Jump

Amy   Murray – 3rd Javelin


Year   10 Boys

Charlie   Peters – 4th Hurdles

Ben   Lazarus – 4th 100m

Joe   Yelland – 3rd 200m

Jamie   Finch – 4th 400m

James   Henney – 4th 800m

Relay   – 3rd

Joe   Yelland – 5th High Jump

Sean   Brimicombe – 5th Long Jump

Ben   Lazarus – 5th Triple Jump

Alex   Mateides – 5th Shot

Ivan   Chiu – 3rd Discus

Alfie   Harris – 5th Javelin

Year   10 Girls

Paige   Smith – 2nd 300m


Well done to all the students who took part who all showed great spirit and effort throughout the day and were a credit to the school.

SEN   Sport

Monday 2nd July saw Bushey Meads students visit Queen’s school for a  Tri-Sport Talent Idenification Day, aimed at identifying potential paralympic   talent.

The report below has   been written by year 11 students Jack Benton and Nirav Shah:

When we arrived, we signed in and were split into 2 groups and told the day was   designed for students with disabilities with the intention of finding new   talents.

Firstly we took part in some football skills on the power league pitches. We   completed skills like goal scoring, passing, defending and dribbling. We   played a match after the football skills, I really enjoyed playing the game,   it was fun and we got to play on what felt like a proper pitch.

Then   we went in the gym and played table tennis. First, we were all given a bat and ball, and individually kept score of how many keepy-uppies we could do.   We learnt how to hold the bat properly, for example, we were taught backhand   and fore hand. We also learnt how to serve the ball the correct way and how   to score.

The final session was wheelchair basketball. I enjoyed this because I have played  wheelchair basketball before.

Overall, it was a really good day; luckily it didn’t rain while we were outside playing football!

Hopefully we’ll be able to go back and do it all again soon as it was enjoyed by  everyone and we learnt some new skills.