S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Y6 Sports Tour

Y6 Sports Tour

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 school rugby.

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.


The high 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.

Although everybody 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 smoothly.

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