BEHIND THE STUDY DOOR: Friday, 9 September 2016
The under 9’s played two touch training matches as both schools have only had one week of training, with limited chances for contact training. The boys fought hard throughout the game and despite being down at half time in each game fought back in the second half scoring a couple of tries and finishing strong. As this was their first experience of playing fixtures I was very impressed with their never say die attitude and we now have lots to work on building towards the St Leonards' Under 9s tournament in November.
The Under 11’s also played two games against a Fettes A and B team. The St Leonards boys were a bit rusty coming out the blocks and were beaten in the first game. However they rallied and made a much improved performance in the second game coming out on top. Highlights were a try saving tackle from Ewen Farquhar and, not to be outdone by his brother, Luke made a great break and scored at the other end. Plenty of running rugby was on show, encapsulated by Bruce Logan beating 6 players with a sidestep and Hector Lindsay showing they are willing to do the hard work by picking and going from the base of a ruck to score a try. As with the Under 9’s there is lots to work on but a good start from both squads.
YEAR 4 BUSY WITH THEIR TRACK TRACKS (click on photos to enlarge)
YEAR 2 VISIT THE HARBOUR
As part of our Unit of Inquiry on jobs in our local community, Year 2 headed down to the harbour to complete a survey of the different types of jobs undertaken there. We chatted with a lobster fisherman who was building a new lobster pot and a lorry driver delivering supplies to the cafe. Then we headed to the cafe ourselves where the lady who runs it had kept aside some live crabs and lobsters for us all to see. Some brave children even stroked the lobster's claws! We heard all about running a cafe and shop and operating the harbour bridge then we all bought treats from the shop and enjoyed them in the sunshine.
RIO INSPIRE YEAR 7