2016-2017 was possibly the most memorable year in terms of sporting achievements. We took part in over 15 competitions and represented Tower Hamlets for the Cricket competition at the London Youth Games placing 3rd out of all the best teams in LONDON! I would also like to congratulate all the classes who have stepped out of their comfort zones and achieved their target of swimming over 25m! We had some children who could swimming 500m and above! Amazing! Please see the powerpoint on the main Sports page highlighting all of our successes this year.
I would also like to say a BIG thank you to the sports leaders who were a great help in supporting in all areas of our sports ethos. Huzaifa, Eusha, Wahid, Soumia, Amira, Sofia, Labibah, Tamim, Ayman - You were the best! They all participated in their role with enthusiasm and made a huge difference to the confidence and ability of our students ! They led amazing sessions for the younger children and organised our annual Sports Day. I hope you take your leadership skills with you to secondary school and make a difference to the lives of others in Sport.
PE has also been better than ever at VPS - Year 2/3 had 10 weeks worth of Gymnastics teaching from THYSF, Year 4/5 have enjoyed Tennis with Lee, I (Emily) taught an exciting unit of Dance to Year 5/6 and Jahid and other many other coaches gave us excellent support in our focus sport of CRICKET.
Lastly I would like to congratulate Soumia from Yr 6 who won the Sports Award for this year. Soumia has truly left a legacy behind at VPS. Since the age of 6 , when I first saw her talent, I knew she was going to be someone special. Across the years she has displayed so much passion, determination and technical talent in every PE lesson, competition or activity to do with sport. She participated in many competitions, including captaining the girl’s school football team for the last few years. She was an amazing asset to the Sports Leaders, working alongside myself and her peers to run her own sessions. . She would always captain her team with love and encouraged their fighting spirit. Soumia also had the capability of getting her classmates or others to bond with each other in a respectful way through sport. The younger children saw her as a strong female role model and developed a better mindset towards sport because of her. She will be an absolute asset to any team she joins and I hope she goes on to be very successful in her future in Sport.
We will really miss you.
Lets see what 2017-2018 is going to bring!