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PE and Health Faculty News

PE and Health Faculty News

Ashley Cartledge
Ashley Cartledge
PE and Health Faculty News

PE Year 10 Enrichment Day activities
The first Enrichment Day of the year saw the Year 10 Sports Studies group attend the annual days sailing and raft building with the Bury Lake Young Mariners at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. The trip was part of Unit R187 Increasing of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities where students are developing their experience of the range of different outdoor activities in the UK. The group showed fantastic enthusiasm for the activities showing good control in the sail boats and developing their understanding of using the wind to develop speed. In the afternoon session the students built their own rafts with one team managing to keep their raft afloat for most of the route. The BLYM instructors were extremely impressed by the efforts of the BMS students. The group now looks forward to further trips in BMX and mountain biking as part of the unit. Many thanks again to the team at BLYM and well done to all the students for their efforts throughout the day.

Friday also saw the year 10 GCSE students spend a whole day in the PE Faculty. The students got to experience a broad range of activities that were both practical and theory based. The focus of the day for the students was to enhance their theoretical side of the subject that they have started so far this year. The students reinforced learning through various practical activities such as “the gym challenge”, which allowed them to understand the specific roles of the bones, muscles and joints during various cardio-vascular exercises. The students also spent time within a classroom where they made moving elbow joints.This allowed them to gain a greater understanding of the articulating bones at the elbow joint, whilst also understanding in detail how the joint itself worked. Overall the students had a really good day and developed an excellent understanding of the topics covered so far in GCSE PE.


Year 10 Boys v Grange Academy (District League) HOME Mr Burnell
Date : Thursday 29th September 2022
Result : Won 4-3
Scorers : K. Tinriover, I. Harry Brown
Squad : K. Tinriover, C. Tegzes ,A. Gates, G. Eldridge, O. Spencer, I. Harry Brown, N. Morka, D. Ansu Otu, M. McManus, F.Cross, K. Ford, S. Millberry, A. Bracewell, D. Dias
Commended performances : K. Tinriover, I. Harry Brown, G. Eldridge.
Comment : Thursday saw the year 10 team play their third league game of the season. The team started slowly in the first half and conceded two early goes to go 2-0 down within the first part of the half. However, this seemed to be the encouragement they needed to start playing the way they have done all season and went into halftime 3-2 up. The second half started the way the team finished the first as they scored another excellent team goal. Grange Academy scored again late on but did not have enough time to find an equaliser. Another excellent result for the year 10 team.

Year 7A Boys v Monks Walk (County Cup) HOME Mr Burnell
Date : Monday 3rd October 2022
Result : Lost 6-1
Scorers : B. Spencer
Squad: J. Lewis, L. Khan, F. Blowers, A. Chaudhry, L. Douglas-Grant, R. Doran, B. Spencer, J. Wright, R. Hodgson, F. Hoy, K. Walker, K. Johnson.
Commended performances : F. Hoy, A. Chaudhry, K. Johnson.
Comment : Monday saw the year 7A team play a strong Monks Walk side in the County cup. Monks Walk started the game strongly and took the lead early on through a well worked team goal. However, the team responded well and started to create some good chances of their own but were unable to score. Monks Walk scored another goal just before halftime to take a 2-0 lead into the break. The opposition started strongly again and scored early on in the second half. Similar to the first half the team responded well and started to play some really good football. However, this time they scored and made it 3-1. Against the run of play Monks Walk scored again soon after and then two more before the final whistle. The score line was not reflective of the team performance as they played very well during large parts of the match but just lacked the final finish.

Year 11 Boys v St Joan of Arc (District League) HOME Mr O’Kelly
Date : Tuesday 4th October 2022
Result : Lost 3-1
Squad : K Shaverdi-Moggadam, K. Larkin, F. Carpenter, H. Wafi, J, Wheeler, N. Mitchell, A. Sacikaran, C. Marriott, J. Sims, D. Barbakadze, C, Sacikaran, M, Simmonds, B. Fletcher-Gray
Commended performances : M. Simmonds
Comment : A much better performance from the team in their second game. Competitive throughout the game and a stronger offering from the midfield who kept positional discipline and supported the defence. The team do need to build confidence on the ball and keep the ball for longer periods of play as they still rely heavily on the physical capabilities of a couple of players.

Year 7 Girls v Reach Free (District League) Home Mrs Cooper
Date : Tuesday 4th October 2022
Result : Lost 1-8
Squad : M.Huryta, J.Isles, A.Permeti, E.Yeboah, L.Vicente, S.Verrey, A.Lankshear, E.Wheaton, S.Alcendor
Commended performances : M.Huryta voted for by opposition and special mention to A.Permeti and E.Yeboah who were commended by the R.Free teacher.
Comment: This was a tough second match for the yr 7 team against well organised opposition. Although there was lots of improvement in the teams play from their last game, especially in defence, they were not able to capitalise on this in the attacking third. Working hard throughout the match the girls didn’t let their heads go down and fought hard to keep the deficit low. We are looking forward to practice on Tuesday next week to build on all the positives. Good effort ladies.

Year 8 Girls v Reach Free (District League) Home Mrs Cartledge
Date : Tuesday 4th October 2022
Result : Won 14-4
Squad : A-R Hemmings. A Doherty, N Olubodun, L Macdonald, E Mullings, H Sookhoo, A Beighinu. A Gibson, R Chaudasma
Commended performances :.A Doherty (great shooting)
Comment: This was a great performance by the girls showing good attacking skills down court and some impressive interceptions. After a slow start the girls gained momentun and the score at halftime was 11-4. By the end of the last quarter the girls had worked hard to pull away to 14 goals to 4. Continued effort and teamwork secured them this convincing win.

Year 9 Girls v Reach Free (District League) Away Mrs Cooper
Date : Tuesday 4th October 2022
Result : Won 14-4
Squad : V.Hill, S.Doran, E.Bird, l.Winslett,, L.Qarib, M.Bazile, Z.O’Brart, I.Palan
Commended performances : M Bazile (fantastic interceptions)
Comment This was an impressive display of accurate passing, interceptions and strong attacking play by all players. The girls started strong and at half time were up by 6 goals. All players worked hard to create space on court and equally defended well once the opposition gained possession. There were some lovely passes down court and once in the circle the shooting was strong. Well done to all players. As always a delight to take.

We are extremely impressed by the exploits of year 10 GCSE PE Student Prisha Tapre. Prisha represented Watford swim Club in the recent National Open Water Swimming Championships finishing in an excellent 21st Place in the U14 girls 3k category. Not content with this Prisha went on to become one of the youngest swimmers ever to swim the 10.5 miles of Lake Windermere in an impressive 6 hours 43 minutes. Fantastic achievements Prisha, well done.

For full details of the clubs, fixtures and practices students and parents need to check on the Bushey Meads School website in the Calendar icon where you will find a full list of the extra-curricular activities. This is updated on a weekly basis to show the fixtures and practices for each week. In addition students can check the notice boards in the boys and girls changing rooms and in the main PE lobby. The PE and Health Faculty also have their own Twitter account which includes regular updates on fixtures, match reports and details of forthcoming events.


PE kit
It is essential that students have the full correct PE kit for all lessons. This includes shinpads and black /yellow socks when participating in football lessons and also a pair of white sports socks for all other activities. Students will be reminded when activities change. Students not bringing the correct kit will instantly receive consequence points.
Girls should be wearing plain black shorts which are longer than the length of their PE shirt or hoody. Leggings should be black sports leggings and not see through. Black tracksuit bottoms are also permitted.
ALL jewellery should be removed prior to the start of the lesson, including earrings, and hair should be tied up.

For any parental enquiries about any aspects of PE contact the Head of PE and Health Faculty Ashley Cartledge [email protected] . For any specific issues related to Girls PE and girls fixtures contact Sarah Cooper [email protected].

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