On Monday after school, our Year 5/6 tag rugby team took part in a competition for local primary schools, which was kindly hosted and organised by Coleridge Community College. Each team included both boys and girls and children from both year groups.
Despite only having time for a couple of short training sessions at lunchtime, Ridgefield played some excellent rugby and displayed a fantastic team spirit. The children were enthusiastic, polite and respectful to all the staff, organisers, other schools and (just as importantly) their own team mates. In the end we placed third out of five teams - a great effort against several larger and clearly well-drilled schools.
In short, our children were delightful to be with - a huge credit to themselves, their parents and the school - and Miss Kounnou, Mrs Fellows and I were very proud of them.
Thank you to all the athletes who took part, and in particular to Elia, who captained the team brilliantly!
Elia (c), Hope, Alfie, Freya, Isabel, Jacob, Charlie, Yaseen, Joseph, Bella-Rose, Joshua