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Level 3 Sainsbury’s Berkshire School Games

CPS success at the Level 3 Sainsbury’s Berkshire School Games.

Cippenam Primary were proud to represent Slough at the recent Level 3 Sainsbury’s School Games Event.  This culmination of events meant the winners (and runners up of some sports) from all over Berkshire met at the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey.

We had two teams make it to the finals, Hockey  and Boccia, to represent Slough and they both performed admirably. 

Consisting of Hiba, Chelsea, Daisy, Holly, Esme Jacob, Philip, Matthew, Salman and Jamil, the Hockey team were drawn in a very tough group against schools from Windsor, Maidenhead, Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest.  After a tough first match (a 2-0 defeat) the team then went on a 4 game unbeaten run and managed to qualify for the semi-finals.

Here, they faced Western House, who had beaten Cippenham Primary in the Slough final, 3-1.  The game started well with CPS hitting the post and dominating play.  However with 4 minutes left Western House scored a great goal, against the run of play,  breaking quickly and taking their opportunity.  After this, the team tried very hard but Western House kept on pressurising and denied the team any other chances.  The final score ended up 1-0 to Western House (who then went on to win the final 7-0!).  In the 3rd and 4th place play off the team started well but once again conceded a goal against the run of play.

4th place in a regional competition is a great achievement, the team should feel very proud of themselves.

Over to the Boccia!  Sky, Angel and Poppy represented Slough last year at the regional Boccia level 3 finals and won.  They qualified again earlier this year beating the Cippenham Primary team of: Adam (yr. 1), Tamara (yr.4)  Malaika (yr. 6) in the final.  The big questions were, could they achieve it again…and were they going to enjoy it!  After a very difficult start and overcoming a 2 point deficit the girls showed their experience by getting a three point win and then stopping the game (dead ball they stated and signalled to the umpire!).  they managed to get through the rest of the group games, winning them all and qualify for the semi- finals. 

They progressed from this and went on to the final.  In an exciting match the girls yet again took the lead and with some super communication and teamwork they decided to call a dead ball again!  They had won the tournament again and were crowned champions for the second year running!

Well done to the girls and thank you to all the teachers that have helped with practices and taking them to the events!

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