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Sports On The Rise At KAS

20th November 23

It has been fantastic to see an increased uptake in sports so far this academic year at KAS. We have had some incredible numbers joining our clubs and the PE department have been impressed with those attending the new morning clubs, running from 8am-8.45am. Overall, we have 21 Year 7 and 8 students attending Monday basketball training; 12-15 Year 5-7 taking part in football training with Vicky and Claire; and seven students attending trampolining club with our coach, Ebony.

However, not only are more students participating in sports, but we are seeing an uptrend in results!

Over the last two and a half months, the PE department have been busy with 40 fixtures with another 25 remaining as we approach Christmas.

Competing in the ISA Badminton tournament

In more recent weeks, we had students enter the ISA badminton tournament where they got all the way to the final. There, they narrowly lost to North Bridge, three games to two. This was a fantastic achievement considering the calibre of other schools who were in attendance, including Webber School who are a badminton specific school.

We have had multiple success stories from our netball teams, with Years 7-10 all doing so well that they are currently winning their respective Barnet Netball Leagues. There are still some fixtures to complete, but we are incredibly proud of all that has been achieved so far. Our Year 6 students also had their first netball fixture against Sherrardswood, which was a brilliant opportunity for them to play a competitive, but friendly, match.

Year 6 ready for Netball action
Year 6 ready for Netball action





There was also a great representation in the ISA Cross-Country competition, with all participating students doing well. During this competition, Oliver, a Year 10 student, came 5th and qualified for nationals! This is very impressive considering he was one of the youngest runners in the race.

Competing at the ISA Cross-Country

As part of the PE department’s aim to improve the number of fixtures and increase the number of clubs, KAS now has a designated basketball coach, Chris, who runs basketball training and will attend fixtures. From next week, our basketball league games will start for Years 7-10 which we are very excited about.

We cannot wait to see what the rest of the term, let alone the year, has in store for all those involved in KAS Sports.


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