Year 6 Rugby Tour Report
The tour began on Friday the 12th of September,
and on this day we were due to play Witham. After the minibuses were packed and
ready we departed, after we arrived, we had lunch and the game began. The long
journey clearly did not affect our boys as we were on the attack straight away,
with Archie Pearson dotting down in the corner early on in the game. Although
the game did not carry on in this fashion as our defence was tested for the
first time this season, as Witham had a good amount of possession. Overall the
S. Anselm’s team played well, and won the game comfortably in the end, as S.
Anselm’s out-played the opposition scoring five tries, to Witham’s one.
After our stop at Witham, the year six boys and girls
trekked to the heart of Lincolnshire, to attend the Superbowl bowling alley in
Lincoln, which was a great experience as it was very fun, and there were many
strikes and spares across the alleys. After this the team refuelled and headed
back to our accommodation ready for the challenges of the following day.
The following morning, the procession of minibuses embarked
upon St. Hugh’s school, in Woodall Spa. Once again, after lunch the boys warmed
up and faced up to their opposition. In good conditions this game was a higher
scoring affair than the previous day as we rotated the team and there was lots
of running rugby. S. Anselm’s were once again impressive as the final score was
seven tries to the three scored by St. Hugh’s. It was a good spectacle for prep
After the Year 6 tour, the team now await bigger challenges,
especially at Malvern School this Sunday.
The boys and girls then were
very kindly put up for the night by the boarding staff at St. Hugh’s, and after
this the touring party headed deeper into the Lincolnshire countryside to try
activities, such as archery, orienteering and the high ropes course.
ropes were the highlight for many as a number of children overcame their fears,
leaping for a hanging trapeze and flying down the zip wire.
was disappointed that nobody managed to conquer, and swing across all sixteen
rings to earn a cash prize of £50. After a long but productive
weekend we headed home.
The first Lincolnshire tour was a great success, the efforts
and behaviour of the children was a great credit to our school as many people
commented on it wherever we travelled. It would also have not being possible
without the staff who accompanied the children and enabled the tour to run so