Summer Sport at West Monkton

Finally the summer is here even though the weather has been slow to catch up. We are all very excited to be soon making use of the amazing sports field we have and new equipment that has been recently purchased.

As a school we are delighted to offer a wide variety of summer sports and activities over the coming months here at West Monkton in the summer term. These activities will take the form of lunchtime and after-school clubs, festivals, matches and inter-school events.

West Monkton will be involved in athletics meetings at Years 1, 2 3 and 4 level against other schools in the Tone area, plus an athletics ‘quad kids’ competition at years groups 3 & 4 and 5 & 6. There will also be inter-school rounders for a combined Years 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 teams. The athletics will be at Bridgwater and Taunton College, which also hosts the rounders for Years 3 and 4. The rounders for Years 5 and 6 will be at Bishop Fox’s School. Cricket for Years 5 and 6 will be staged at St Andrew’s CC (Wyvern Club), and the cross-country relay event will be raced at King’s College.

Lunchtime clubs will be organised to run in tandem with the inter-school events. Monday’s will be devoted to Years 4, 5 and 6 cricket, while Tuesday’s will be given over to rounders for Years 3 and 4. Friday’s will be Years 5 and 6 rounders all of these lunchtime clubs are free of charge and open to all. It would be great to see lots of children involved.

After-school clubs will feature girls’ football (Mondays), Years 1 to 4 football (Tuesdays), reception to Year 2 gymnastics (Wednesdays), reception football (Thursdays) and Years 3 to 6 gymnastics (Fridays).

Regular PE classes and inter-class competitions will concentrate on rounders, cricket and athletics, plus the sporting calendar highlight of the annual school sports day.

Let’s make this a great sporting summer following the home nation’s success in the Commonwealth Games and the upcoming football World Cup.

Nick Williams