Last Monday, we had 28 Year 5/6 kids participate in the Canterbury Badminton and Basketball tournament. They all demonstrated great sportsmanship and our Halswell values while competing.
On Monday 12 August our Year 5 and 6 girls and boys basketball teams attended the Canterbury Indoor Tournament at Pioneer Stadium. Both teams had earlier qualified for this by winning our local zone tournament.
The boys team played seven games in their pool. They had a really strong game against Amuri winning 21 - 0 and narrowly lost to Whitau by 8 - 10. The other games were all close losses with all but one of them being under 10 points including a 3 - 12 loss to Rowley who made the final. The whole team contributed throughout the day and worked well together as a team.
The girls team played six games in their pool. Their best game was against Leeston which they won in a tense encounter 9 - 8 . They also competed well against Hillview to lose narrowly by 6 - 10. This was a great experience for this team who combined well as a unit despite some of the girls not playing regular basketball. A big thank you to Kerry Sinclair who coached the team for the tournament.
We were lucky enough to go to the Zhu Badminton Centre and compete against other schools. Our team of 12 kids showed great perseverance and determination on the day. Lots of students challenged themselves to try a new sport and throughly enjoyed themselves. Over the day every single child improved considerably. We had the following placings 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th place. A huge congratulations to all the students that participated on the day.