Crosfields were proud hosts of another of their very popular Primary Schools Sporting Festivals last Friday. More than 500 Year 4 (Under 9) children and a similar number of parents, from 36 local Primary Schools visited us and thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of Tag Rugby on our superbly maintained pitches.
There were 36 Boys teams and 20 Girls teams playing matches in a “round robin” format across 14 pitches. Our own PE staff refereed the Girls matches, while we were deeply indebted to a group of Year 13 students from Reading Blue Coat School who refereed the Boys matches.
Crosfields firmly believe that “taking part” in competition can be just as important as winning, and we subsequently decided at the outset not to award cups and medals to individual teams, but to reward each competing team with a match Rugby ball, simply for taking part.
The Festival was once again supported by the Community Dept of our dear friends from London Irish Rugby Football Club, who brought along their legendary mascot, the much loved “Digger”. The children just love Digger, and many took advantage of having their photograph taken with him!
A delighted Crosfields Headmaster Craig Watson commented, “These Sporting Festivals are one of the many highlights of our school year. It is truly wonderful seeing so many children take part so enthusiastically.” Everyone present would certainly agree with those comments!
On Tuesday 6th March, we look forward to our final Primary Schools Sporting Festival of the year, when we host a Year 3 and Year 4 Girls and Boys Cross Country Festival. Crosfields will have teams in each event, so do please come along and enjoy the action if at all possible.
Such is the popularity of our Primary Schools Festivals, which are always heavily oversubscribed, we can reveal that in the last 13 years alone, a total of 104 local schools have attended our Festivals!