On Thursday 4th October, the Year 5 and 6 football team had their first league game of the season against Sandal Magna Primary School. We had lots of new faces in our team for this fixture and the children showed great excitement to be part of the team and to be playing a competitive match against another school.
Throughout the game, the children were set challenges to understand that it is not just about winning but developing their team work, communication and also their individual skills. The children's attitude during the game was excellent and they showed resilience when they couldn't play their normal style of football. All the children involved were given equal playing time and also played a range of positions which were unfamiliar to them to build their understanding of positioning and also added an extra test to their abilities.
St James won this match 8-0, but what was more pleasing was to see the children challenge themselves and create discussions of how they need to play, what is going well and what they need to improve.
Well done to all those involved and thank you to all those who came to support them.