The Vale Academy took part in a new sport this week, with the year 5 and 6 team playing in the district Tag Rugby tournament. Considering the school had never entered this competition and many of the children had never played the sport before, the children were brilliant! Their teamwork was evident to all, as they took on schools with players who played for local Rugby clubs throughout the area. We equipped ourselves adequately, not losing a game in the process. Learning the rules of a new sport, whilst in the midst of a serious competition is never easy, but the children listened and learnt quickly, becoming experts by the end of the competition. Our biggest highlight was our game against a local rival, with their whole side playing for local Rubgy teams. We were concerned that we would be thoroughly beaten, but the children put in a spirited performance to get a well-deserved draw. This competition shows us, once again, that the children at this school are highly driven, resilient and most of all, incredibly talented.
They made us proud!