Children don’t dodge the chance to compete

Heath Academy Trust held an inter-schools Dodgeball competition for its schools at Three Legged Cross. The winning Oakhurst First School team.

Heath Academy Trust held an inter-schools Dodgeball competition for its schools at Three Legged Cross. The winning Oakhurst First School team.

Sixty children from six Dorset schools came together in what has become a friendly rivalry in their annual calendar.

The schools of Heath Academy Trust  ­-  Sixpenny Handley First, St Ives Primary, Three Legged Cross First, St Mary’s First and Oakhurst First in West Moors and St James  First in Alderholt – come together every year for the annual Year Two Dodgeball Festival.

Hosted by Three Legged Cross First School, it sees teams of 10 children battle their wits against each other in the fast and furious game.

Dodgeball sees players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves.

CEO of Heath Academy Trust, Justine Horn, said: “The children have been learning a wealth of tactics and skills to apply to their game in the weeks leading up to the tournament.

“When it came to the day itself they thoroughly enjoyed putting those skills into practice in a fun, yet competitive, afternoon.

“This is one of a series of Trust-wide events we organise to foster a sense of family between our six schools.”

Heath Academy Trust held an inter schools Dodgeball competition for their first schools at Three Legged Cross. Sixpenny Handley First School

Heath Academy Trust held an inter schools Dodgeball competition for their first schools at Three Legged Cross. Sixpenny Handley First School

The team from Oakhurst First School was crowned the overall winner, taking home the hotly contested trophy to display at school for the next year.

Every competing player received a medal for their efforts and one player from each team was chosen to receive a special trophy for sportsmanship.

 

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