Our annual Old Boys and Girls matches were held on 26th March with our current Year 6 children battling the older Year 7 alumni on the football and netball pitches/courts.
The Old Girls and Boys annual event is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with Sherborne House alumni and their parents. It is great to hear how former pupils are progressing in Year 7 at their new schools as well as hearing some of their favourite memories of their time at Sherborne House. There was, however, a definite sense of determination from all the teams to win, making the matches extremely competitive and compelling to watch.
The girl's netball game was played in good spirit and well matched, making it extremely exciting. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 2-2 however during the second quarter the Old Girls inched ahead by one goal. Sherborne House kept working hard during the third quarter and kept their opponent’s score down but during the final quarter the Old Girls pulled away to gain a win. The final score was Sherborne House School Girls 5 and Old Girls 9.
In a similar way, the Old Boys team and the Year 6 Sherborne House football team played in high spirits and the match provided a very close and competitive game. The Year 6 children shaded possession in the first half and were rewarded with a well-constructed goal. However, the second half was a completely different affair with the Year 7s camped inside the Year 6 half for almost the entire 15 minutes. The Year 6s defended stoutly but couldn't hold on and with 3 minutes remaining the Year 7s scored a deserved equaliser. Leaving the game at 1-1, both teams went to a penalty shoot-out in order to crown an overall winner. With much concentration in the air and some wonderful football skills on show, the shoot out finished at Sherborne House School Boys 1 and Old Boys 2.
A huge well done to all those who played and supported. It was great to see good teamwork and communication on show from all the children. We are already looking forward to next year!