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Champs come together

09 March 2021

Pupils and staff from Queensmead House School recently took part in their first Doubles Badminton Tournament.

Teacher, Lyndsay Idowu, and pupil Owen took the time out to update us.

The tournament saw pupils and staff team up to form a double act, allowing pupils to display the knowledge and skills they have learnt as part of the PE curriculum, but also develop respectful and fun relationships with the staff. All 18 teams competed in two rounds with the top eight progressing to the quarter-finals. We then saw some very passionate and animated quarter-final games leading to our semi-final matches. The last two teams standing were Teaching Assistant, James Brader, and pupil, Caitlin against Teaching Assistant, Julie Gunn and pupil, Zach; the games requiring a first to 5 win or 2 points clear, we reached a final score of 7 – 5 giving James and Caitlin the well-deserved victory. It was brilliant to see pupils and staff coming together, whether that be as a supporter or player. The laughter and cheering were heard throughout the school, and many of the pupils were able to overcome their barriers and participate in their first positive sporting experience. A big thanks must go to Owen, our GCSE PE student, who helped design the scoring system and running of the tournament.

They ended with:

Sportsmanship is well and truly alive at Queensmead House School, and we can’t wait till February for the next one!

Well done everyone.

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