A wonderful year of sporting success for Martongate pupils

Humber champions: The Martongate School Year 5 orienteering team with the trophy they won at the Humber Games in Hull.

Humber champions: The Martongate School Year 5 orienteering team with the trophy they won at the Humber Games in Hull.

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As the new school year approaches, Martongate School has been reflecting on its successes in the previous 12 months.

Deputy headteacher Di Levitt said: “What a fantastic year this year has been for sport. 53% of Key Stage two pupils, a total of 126 children, have represented the school at sporting events during the year.

“We had teams winning Partnership competitions in 12 different sports. At county level, we had representatives at 13 different sports.

“Six teams competed at the Humber Games with two teams, the golf and the Year 5 orienteers, gaining first place. The gymnastics and hockey team competed at national level. This is a brilliant record.

“A very big thank to the children for working so hard, to the staff for all their hard work in coaching and organising the teams and last but not least to all those parents who have supported in a variety of roles turning out to practices, transporting and encouraging the children.

A team of Year 5 and 6 girls competed at a football festival at Hull University. The girls played extremely well as a team considering they had only practiced twice together.

The squad, Lizzie Temple, Ashley Harrowell, Molisa McGinnis, Rebekah Pratley and Emily Asquith, lost three games 1-0, drew two and won one 1-0.

The school entered two teams into the Bridlington Partnership rounders competition, finishing in first and third places.

Its orienteering, golf and athletics teams travelled to Hymers School in Hull to compete in the Humber School games. The athletics team achieved a very creditable fourth and the golfers and the year 5 orienteers won.

Meanwhile, the swimming team came fifth in the Humber Games finals at The Pods Leisure Centre in Scunthorpe.