The Elms U10 Hockey Tournament
100 Y5 children came to Trent College to enjoy an afternoon of hockey, competing in an inter-school hockey tournament. 7 schools were involved including Pennine Way Junior Academy, Highfields Independent School, Spratton Hall, Denstone Prep, Fairfield Preparatory School and Nottingham Girls' High School.
The aim of the tournament was for the girls to come and have fun, while playing sport in a friendly and competitive environment. They were given the opportunity to demonstrate their determination and peer collaboration, through using their passing, shooting and defending skills in the hockey they played.
This is an annual tournament run by our junior school, The Elms. It has been expanded this year to include state primary schools and smaller independent prep schools, where hard ball hockey is played.
Trent College hosted the tournament, using their all-weather hockey pitch. Refreshments were provided for visiting parents and a hot or packed tea for all 100 pupils participanting. Trent's catering and porter staff supported the event throughout the afternoon.
Quotes from visiting schools:
"We all had a fantastic time. It was great fun to play at Trent and all the girls had a brilliant afternoon of hockey."
"This was the first competitive tournament that our girls have played and they absolutely loved it. The pool system worked really well, where they could play a number of matches against other schools."
3 Trent Y11 pupils supported the event by helping with the scoring and handing out 'Well Done' cards to girls that demonstrated individual excellent hockey skills while playing their games.
20 Y5 girls from The Elms played in the tournament, along with 80 Y5 girls from external independent prep and state schools.
This is an annual event.