On Wednesday 27th November, the school dodgeball teams travelled to Garons Tennis and Leisure Centre to take part in a multi-school dodgeball event. The day was split into two parts: one team attending the festival in the morning and the other team attending in the afternoon for a competitive tournament.
In the morning, the festival team had the opportunity to play a number of dodgeball games with a range of different schools. With four games scheduled, the team worked tirelessly throughout every round, gaining valuable knowledge and experience and then implementing that into each game. The team managed to draw and win a couple of opening rounds but, despite their efforts, they were unable to convert any of these into a winning game. All the children attending really enjoyed the occasion and it was great to see so many schools enjoying playing dodgeball.
West Leigh 1-3 Hamstel
West Leigh 1-2 Thorpdene
West Leigh 0-3 Edwards Hall
West Leigh 1-2 Earls Hall
In the afternoon, the teams arrived and were prepared for an exciting and tense afternoon of dodgeball matches. It started with the group stage with three schools to play. The team did not get off to the best of starts losing all three rounds of the first game but they showed great resilience, by putting the previous game behind them and went into the next game with bundles of confidence and energy. The team drew the first two rounds, brining it down to the final round to decide who would win. The team worked hard with determination and managed to win the round and the game. In the final game, the team once again worked hard throughout but unfortunately lost. They unfortunately did not make it through to the next stage but still had the opportunity to play a number of friendlies to finish off the afternoon.
West Leigh 0-3 Thorpedene
West Leigh 3-2 Chalkwell
West Leigh 0-3 Prince Avenue
Throughout the day, all the children represented the school with superb sportsmanship, respect and great comradery. They were a real credit to the school, with every single team member improving in every match and enjoying the game of dodgeball.