Match Report: Under 13 boys Football
On Monday 13th March, we took a group of under 13 boys to a football tournament at Stover School. 6 teams took part in the tournament and our boys finished third overall. The first game was against Stovers B team which we comfortably won 2-0 thanks to goals from Muhammet and Isaac.The second game saw our boys face off against Bramdean, a game which we completely dominated seeing shots skimming the crossbar and a shot cleared off the line. Unfortunately we lost this game 1-0 with the goal coming in the final seconds of the game. The third game saw the boys bounce back and return to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Plymouth College. The goal was a fantastic team effort with the ball won on the edge of our own box by Adam. The ball was played forwards with the boys displaying some great football until Baban set Ilhan through 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper thanks to a skilful first time flick that split the defence. From here Ilhan made no mistake an slipped the ball in to the back of the net. The fourth game of the tournament saw PSCA play against Stovers A team. This was without doubt a tale of two halves with the boys showing their class in the second. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Baban scoring the goal to bring the boys back level. The performance given by our boys during this game was much better than that displayed two weeks ago when we played the same team. The final game of the tournament saw the boys play against Shebbear College. Going in to this game, the boys were aware that a win would have earned them second place overall. Unfortunately fitness had a big influence in the result with the boys falling just short losing 1-0. Despite some great efforts late in to injury time, we just couldn’t seem to find the net.
Well done to all of those involved in the tournament!
Match Report By: Tom AKA Jaap Stam, football team captain.
Netball Team take aim in first ever game!
The Year 9 girls Netball team had a very wet and windy netball fixture against Stover school in Newton Abbott on Tuesday, we lost 16-2 but it was a great first game for the girls to experience and learn from. We also had two star supporters Ava and Maddy!
Table Tennis Smashing Result
Match report written by Ethan
Sachin, Dean , Ethan and Travis played fantastically well at the recent Devon School Winter Games.
The DSWG is an event for the best table tennis, volleyball, hockey, cross-country, cycling and netball teams in the county to compete for a trophy. The team played a tough 13 matches of table tennis but it all it all came down to the last game with our team winning and getting a brilliant third place. They also received a medal with Travis receiving an extra medal for sportsmanship as he stood out from 50 others for having great sporting etiquette and sportsmanship.
Batting for Success!
An enthusiastic Plymouth School of Creative Arts table tennis team made up of phase 3 and 4 students headed to Eggbuckland community college yesterday for the Devon Schools Table Tennis Team Championships.
“The competition attracts the very best table tennis players in Devon in different age categories. Sachin (Year 8) secured a quarter final place finish and Deano (Year 9) also got through to the knock-out stages. This is huge progress from last year’s event and shows the players are really improving. Well done to all involved”.
Russ Martin (Head of PE)
Phase 3 Sport Leaders
Phase Three Sport Leaders Lily and Erin have been teaching Pre-School children physical activities as part of their PE Curriculum every lunchtime. The students have built up great rapport with the children and have prepared them for their Festival of Sport
New School MiniBuses
Annabel from Year 7 tells us all about the school’s new minibuses:
Recently we bought two minibuses for the school. We have bought them from a company called Bentley Walker and they have been manufactured by a specialist company called Minibus World. These will be a great addition to the school for many reasons, some obvious and some not so obvious. The first thing that comes to my mind is travelling to and from sports fixtures with the sports teams. As I play for the Netball team, I think we may be able to use these minibuses soon to play against other schools.
Lately we have been going out of school for Geography and Art lessons. The minibuses can greatly help us explore new places and will benefit our lessons or 10th days in the range of places we can visit or research. Another use for the minibuses could be to take younger children in the school on trips. As they are younger and can get tired quite easily, this could help them to explore more places just like the majority of the Phase 3 students do within lessons.
If you were to look at the buses, you could almost instantly tell they belonged to our school. On the sides and back is our distinctive red and white logo, moto and school name adorns the sky. If you were to look inside, you would see 17 grey seats with red trim and red seatbelts. The minibuses sit 16 passengers and 1 driver. At the front where you get in there is a yellow pole like the ones you get in buses to assist people while getting on. The minibus is also wheelchair accessible, which means that if we have any students in a wheelchair they can be strapped in as well. On the top there is a roof rack, which will eventually be used to carry kayaks amongst other things, maybe even 10 Tors or Duke of Edinburgh equipment! A minor detail that is also quite fun about the roof rack is the rhino patterns on the sides – can you see it?! This is because it is made by a company called Rhino Roof racks. The main colour theme for the buses is white, black and a bit of red for now, but in the future we might have some art work put on the sides which could me a making project for anyone in the school to start. Overall, I would personally say that the minibuses are pretty big, but not as big as, say, a coach or bus.
For me, this means that I can overall have a better school experience with more opportunities to learn new things and explore new places. It also means that I can have a better experience with netball events and we can maybe enter more competitions and go to more sports fixtures.
Below you can see some photos of the bus in use by our Phase 3 Boys Football Team, who played their first match on Wednesday against Paignton Academy.
Written by Annabelle, Year 7.
Year 7 Dance students have been using writing as a stimulus to create choreography, focusing on the flow of cursive letters!