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Rounders take 2!

Over the last couple of weeks, KS2 held their first annual Inter-House Rounders competition. With some fantastic batting and fielding on display, the semi-finals were very close; but in Years 5/6, it was Wales and England who made their way to the final. With loads of twists and turns during the match, it was England who just managed to see their team win their first sporting trophy of the year.

In Years 3/4, again there was some incredible batting and astonishing fielding; especially by Alfredo, who caught 4 people out in a row! After a tough semi-final, it was England and Ireland who made it through to their final. With the sun starting to shine, it was Ireland who managed to hold their nerve to pick up their second sporting trophy of the year.

A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who competed for their House and to the supporters, who made their voices heard throughout the two afternoons! 

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Primary Race – Action Against Hunger

KS1 and KS2 had great fun on Friday whilst raising money for Action Against Hunger. They jumped, skipped, ran, threw and raced energetically, all with enthusiasm and the goal of collecting as much money as they could. Well done!

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Sports Day

Oakley’s very first Inter-House Sports Day saw everyone from all 4 houses compete for a chance to hold aloft the gigantic cup. The morning session saw all of KS2 take to the field at the university to show off their kicking, throwing, jumping, skipping, sprinting, hopping and dribbling skills, each one trying to score maximum points for their team. The morning even saw the teachers try to gain points for their respective houses by competing in a hotly contested Egg and Spoon race!

After lunch, the children were exercising their brains by answering some tricky sporting questions, again trying to add some much needed points to their totals.

The eventful day concluded with the Sports Day Assembly, where England were presented with the huge trophy.

A huge well done to everyone who took part, even to those who weren’t able to compete but still managed to help out. It was a perfect way to end an amazing year of sport at Oakley College. 

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Published on Canarias 7

Local newspaper Canarias 7 has published this article about Oakley College Sport Programme.

Artículo C7
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The perfect end to a perfect season

It takes a lot of qualities to make a great team: talent only gets you half way. Oakley combined that with hard work, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship and a never-say-die attitude. Oakley managed the unthinkable this season; not only winning both leagues, but also winning both tournaments.

In what was already a celebration, Oakley bought a squad for the annual tournament comprised of everyone who had taken part this season. There were no easy games against very strong sides from The British School, Canterbury, The American School and Pepe Dámaso.

Both teams won 3 of their 4 matches and drew the other, conceding just one goal in all 8 games. 

Each team had a wonderful blend of players: those that had the flair to beat their marker; those who get into the right place at the right time to score; those who would run into a brick wall for their team; those that were born to lead a team and set the example when it started to get tough and the agility and safe hands of our goalkeepers.

This season they have all been a credit to themselves, their family and to Oakley College.

A huge ‘Well Done!’ to: Iván, Ale, Zeus, Nahuel, Darío, Javi, Samuel, Javi, Marta, Martina, Pablo, Manu, Juan, Arturo, Samuel, Benji, Manu, Filippo, Diego, Pablo, Pedro, Abián and to Victor, who was unable to make the tournament but played a pivotal part in the season with some outstanding saves in goal.

Will there ever be two more successful teams? We’ll have to wait for next year, but the future looks very bright!

Well done, Oakley!  

Schools of the Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria presentation

On Sunday 15th April, the member schools of the Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria held a presentation in the Gran Canaria Arena Stadium. During the break of the UCAM Murcia and the Herbalife Gran Canaria match, about 500 kids from different schools went to the stadium track, and Oakley College was amongst them. Our little ones enjoyed the Fun Zone before the match started. They shot some hoops, had their photos taken with the team mascot, danced and had their faces painted. During the second half, they enjoyed the match, which ended with Herbalife winning by 83-71. There were able to experience the excitement of witnessing a home game success! Congratulations!

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Girls’ Football

Oakley are continuing to make history!

This time, it was the girls showing what they could do with their footballing skills and team work!
Oakley played The British School in the first all-girls football match. With the event proving very popular, both schools were able to produce two teams for two matches.
In the first match, Oakley came out 2-0 winners with goals from Ainara and Marta S; the second a curling, looping shot into the top corner! In the second match, Oakley came out on top 5-0, thanks to goals from Ainara and the prolific Marta (3).
Both sides were a joy to watch and battled away to make sure this was an even more memorable day than it already was!
Hopefully, this will just be the start for the girls’ team and every single one of them should be very proud of themselves… I know we are!
Well done to:
Lucia R, Ainara, Inés, Claudia, Valentina, Daniela, Marta S, Anni, Rowan, Daniela, Andrea, Lucía, Martina C, Marta, Martina V, Ainara, Diana, Liana and Norah.
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Champions!

Oakley made it a double for the season by clinching a clean sweep of victories with both the Year 3/4’s and Year 5/6’s winning their respective leagues.
In front of a record crowd of 100 raucous supporters cheering them on, both sides ensured they kept their 100% winning streak with both teams making it 4/4 for the season by beating Pepe Damaso, in what was the final showcase of sporting ability at home before the historic Sports Ground is transformed .
Year 3/4’s, eventually, won convincingly 5-1. It started in cagey fashion, knowing that avoiding defeat would clinch the League trophy. Some outstanding 1-on-1 saves by Victor kept his team in it, while the defence was excellently marshalled by Benji and Arturo. Diego showed a mature performance beyond his years by realising his defence duties and running the game by spreading the ball out into space and starting off attacking plays. The flair of Filippo and Pablo either side of him used the balls wisely and inventively to cause their defence a headache all morning by switching the ball quickly with some accurate cross-field passes. Manu was a menace upfront, not allowing the defence to settle for a minute. The subs of Juan, Abian and Mauro kept the quality level high when they were introduced and gave the team an added buzz of energy. Juan lead the line well – in the same fashion as his brother; Abian was popping up everywhere, chasing lost causes and making life a nightmare for the opposition; while Mauro showed how ice-cool he was in front of goal by notching 2 goals. The other goals were scored by Manu and Filippo (2), completing a satisfying morning.
Year 5/6 played in what can only be described as a battle; this game was not for the faint-hearted! Again, knowing a defeat would open the door wide open for others to catch them in the league, most of the match was a midfield dog fight. With Pepe looking dangerous going forward, the brick wall of Ale and Nahuel stood strong and put their bodies on the line to help Ivan out in goal. Working as a unit, Samuel, Javi, Javi and Pablo had to dig in deep to try and find any pockets of space on what was a crowded pitch. Zeus came on to give the team more legs and put in a robust display alongside Dario to keep their attackers at bay. It was Oakley’s final sub who changed the direction of the game in the last minute. Martina showed her sharpness and quick-thinking by sprinting over to play a quick throw, which was flicked onto Pablo who made no mistake from a few yards out!
Both teams have been fantastic this year and we look forward to the trophy presentation in a months time. Maybe… just maybe, Oakley can add a couple of tournament trophies to the cabinet too!

Annual Athletics Competition

Oakley participated in the annual Athletics Competition last week.
Facing athletes from Canterbury, The British School and Pepe Damaso, Oakley again demonstrated their athletic ability through many track and field events. The KS2 students put in 100% effort, showed great sportsmanship and exceptional behaviour during the very warm morning and were heavily rewarded by receiving many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. They were cheered on by their teammates and everyone was a credit to themselves and the school.
A HUGE ‘well done’ to everyone involved!

Capture The Flag

Last week saw the very first ‘Capture The Flag’ House competition for Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6.

Both events were hotly contested by each house, with a lot of effort, sweat and teamwork. The teams worked incredibly well together and provided some very exciting matches.

In what turned out to be a very close competition, Wales won the trophy for Years 5 and 6, while it was Scotland who won for Years 3 and 4.

A huge well done to all those who took part and to the very loud and passionate supporters, who were cheering on their team to the very end!