Yesterday the school boccia team who won the Havering Festival in January represented Havering at the London Youth Games competition.
The Havering Hurricanes were drawn in a group with Enfield, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Newham, and Bromley. The Clockhouse team got through the group stage undefeated.
As a result of winning their group Havering faced Walthamstow in the final game. A win would ensure Clockhouse were Champions of London and could progress to the Greater London Tournament. A tough game ssaw Clockhouse lose the first end before winning the final two ends to secure a 3-2 victory.
Mr Yarrow spoke about the achievement by saying 'This is one of my proudest moments since joining the school. The three boys from our provision in Greenland stepped out of their comfort zones once again and managed to beat everyone they played. From what I saw, and was told the boys represented the school impeccably whilst having fun and making some life long memories.
As a school we have been blessed to represent Havering Hurricanes on numerous occasions but I can not recall ever winning a London Youth Games Competition. This is a huge achievement!
Thank you to Miss Munroe and Mrs Redgrave who accompanied the team to the tournament. A further thanks to all the parents that helped support the team today I hope you are as proud of the children as I am!
I don't know what impresses me more the fact the Havering Hurricanes remained undefeated, the team work on show throughout the competition, or the resilience the squad showed to come from behind in the final to take victory.
As a result of becoming champions of London the team get to now take part in the Greater London Competiton in March. I wish the boys all the success once again!'
Result - LONDON YOUTH GAMES CHAMPIONS
Squad - Teddy O (c), Elliot R and Tyler C
Clockhouse entered 2 teams into the Havering Boccia Festival. Traditionally the school have a great time at this event with children showing a real passion for representing the school.
The 1st team was Team Mainstream who had a very successful competition racking up these results:
Win 4-2 vs Drapers Brookeside B
Loss 2-0 vs Harrow Lodge A
Win 2-1 vs Hylands A
Win 2-1 vs Scotts
Win 3-2 vs St Peters B
As a result of the teams brilliant performance they finished 2nd in their pool missing out on progressing to the finals on points scored.
Our 2nd team was Team Greenland who recorded the following results:
Win 3-2 vs Harrow Lodge B
Win 3-2 vs Elm Park
Win 2-0 vs Newtons A
Loss 3-2 vs St Edwards
Won 4-0 vs Towers
As a result Team Greenland went into the finals where they showed great composure and some very good tactical awareness to win the Havering Boccia Festival! The final round of results were as follows:
Win 2-0 vs Harrow Lodge A
Win 5-2 vs Upminster Juniors
Mr Yarrow reflected on the competition saying 'I love this competition, it is played in the right spirit and the ethos of fun competitive sport is great to see.
The standard of all schools was really high. When I watched the final game with Harrow Lodge A the lead changed hands on numerous occasions and the fact the team stayed so calm and methodical is a real credit to how far they have come!
All six of the children were a real credit to the school! I could not be prouder of their positive attitudes!
Today was not all about winning but it is a massive achievement that both teams only lost two games between them the whole day.
As a result of the victory the Team Greenland get to go on to the London Youth Games on 25th February and represent Havering against the other London Boroughs. I am very excited to see how far the team can go.
Thank you to all the parents who supported the team, having you there made a real difference and I hope you were as proud of the children as both I and the school are! Thank you also to Mrs Savidge for helping with transport and for celebrating with the team in assembly. Final thank you to Miss Munroe who supported the team throughout the day.
As a reward for the success we will be having a chip shop lunch with the team to celebrate!
I'd just like to finish by once again saying how proud I am of the children for stepping out of their comfort zones. Not enough attention is put on PAN and PARA sport and the effects it can have on wellbeing. Team Greenland are all year six children so this was their final attempt to represent Clockhouse at this event and it goes to show heart, passion and teamwork go along way!
Well done to the six children that are now Havering Boccia Champions!!!'
Team Clockhouse: Teddy O (c), Elliott R, Tyler C, Amelia-Rose M (c), Denzel A and Alfie
Clockhouse took two sides to the Havering Boccia Festival last week. The teams were given letters to make it easier to identify each team. Clockhouse were given A & F.
For the first time Clockhouse Primary School entered two teams into the Havering Borough Boccia Tournament. Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to bowls. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with physical / learning disabilities. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other disabilities affecting motor skills. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport, and in 2008 was being practised in over fifty countries worldwide.
Team A played 6 games winning 3 out of 6 while Team B won 5 of 7. The results meant Clockhouse finished 3rd and 4th in the tournament. This is a huge success for the school to have two teams working so well and achieving great results! But the children taking part did the school proud!!!!
WELL DONE TEAM CLOCKHOUSE!!!!
Team A - Elizabeth A, Leylan S, Leon W
Team B - Harley H, Jeffery S, Elliot R