The energetic year 7 and 8 gymnastics team have been competing at the Dorset Schools Tumbling Competition this afternoon. After a nail biting first round, we now await news of whether we have made it to the final.
Yesterday saw the second leg of the area Cross Country competition at Baiter Park in Poole. CMS took along 16 children who were raring to go and give it their all. In lovely surroundings, all pupils performed brilliantly with a few exceptional individual performances. Freddie Nicholson, competing against pupils a year older than himself, finished a very respectable 7th. Lucy Lucas, again competing against pupils a year older than herself, finished a spectacular 3rd!! Well done to all the pupils who stepped up to compete. Mr Phelps was impressed with everyone's efforts. We can't wait for the next round where, hopefully, we will see even more great results!
Year 8 are studying Settlement in Year 8 Geography.
Having all been to Hengistbury Head this Summer on a field visit they are using Christchurch as a case study.
Christchurch as a "Settlement" is in the "Situation" of Southern England. All Year 8s have therefore prepared a map like that above and are now communicating why the "Situation" makes the "Settlement" of Christchurch attractive.
The map shows good communication and transport networks to places like London, leisure opportunities (such as in the New Forest), the warm temperate climate from south westerly winds and the employment on offer in the surrounding urban areas. In the lesson we also considered some of the national advantages to living in the UK such as the NHS and a relatively low risk of natural disasters (such as earthquakes).
Yesterday saw our pupils compete against the best runners from across the Poole and East Dorset area. Sandbanks was the venue for the first race of the season and much of the course was run on sand! Not an easy feat!
All pupils worked hard and competed to the best of their abilities. Well done to the Year 6 pupils who all managed to improve on last year's places. A special mention should go to Freddie in Year 8 who finished 3rd behind two exceptional club athletes. Our Year 8 pupils were all competing alongside Year 9's as part of the Junior Age Group so well done to you all.